Halloween family fun

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Head to the hills of Hocking for some Halloween family fun!

This weekend, travelers can stroll through history at Logan's 6th Annual Tombstone Travels, On Saturday, Oct. 24, costumed storytellers, guides and docents bring to life some of the town's more ghostly stories. Tours depart from the Logan Central Elementary School on North Market Drive, across the street from the cemetery, at 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and are available at the tour.

The Bowen House Community Center for Arts & Education, 196 N. Market St., Logan, is hosting its 2nd annual live performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller." The festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 with a Halloween parade, trick-or-treat and a "Fright Night Buffet" of spooky spoonfuls and dangerous dishes. An enthusiastic live performance of "Thriller" with zombie dancers, actors and musicians will serve as the grand finale. On Halloween itself from 2-5 p.m., The Bowen House will be dressed for the occasion. The Kid Friendly Haunted House will feature child-appropriate activities, ghost stories, freaky snacks and a mad scientist lab. Costumes are encouraged.

The Hocking Halloween Campout starts Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m., as the Haunted Hocking "HHIT" team takes travelers on the search for the unexplained. The team leads visitors on night hike into the pitch black of Ash Cave, best known for its beautiful, cascading waterfall, winding trail and yawning recess cave. But those hemlock-lined trails are also known to harbor goose bump-inducing spirits, with recent night hikers reporting a hand creeping out from under the bridge and shadowy apparitions of a woman dressed in 1920's attire. The Campout continues Saturday, Oct. 31 with family friendly activities, such as, pumpkin decorating at Old Man's Cave, hayrides, trick-or-treat and a costume parade.

For more information, go to ExploreHockingHills.com or call 1-800-Hocking (800-462-5464).