It is that time of year for the Haunted Carbondale Walking tours. Instead of setting specific times for them, you can schedule a tour for any night except Wednesday for a minimum of 4 people, cost $10 per person. We will also offer scheduled tours at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and Thursday nights and at 9 p.m.. on Halloween, These scheduled tours will take place if we have a minimum of 4 people. The tour is outside so dress for the weather, but is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs, except if we arrange to tour the inside of Hundley House.
Due to interest, the store will host 1 more Haunted Carbondale Tour starting at 9 p.m. All Hallow’s Eve (AKA Halloween). Cost is $20 per person but you must contact the store via phone, email or Facebook message by 7 p.m. If we do not have 4 people confirmed by 7 p.m., the tour will be cancelled. Most of the tour is wheelchair accessible and well-behaved pets are welcome as well. We will go inside the Old Train Depot and possibly Hundley House (which is not wheelchair accessible, in which case we will attempt to have the owner come out to talk about the house’s history) and takes about 1 and 1/2 hours.
We at the store are big fans of Halloween so this Saturday is Halloween Comic Fest, a celebration of Halloween and comics.
Get one Free Comic for coming in, one more if you are in costume and/or have a Prefered Customer card. Get 1 for each 10 cans of food you bring in for Good Samaritan House and 1 for each stamp you get on your Castle Card.
Local cosplayer Niresse from 10 to 2
Trick or Treat on Main Street from noon to 2 p.m.
Author Brian K. Morris and Artist Matt Miller of Capybara Ink will attend, as will the Humane Society of Southern Illinois and the Southern Illinois Roller Girls. 10% of sales made while the HSSI is here will be donated to the organization.
Yu Gi Oh Invasion: Vengeance Sneak Peek at noon
Award Winning Cosplayer Sarah Ekstrand of Purple Panda Productions from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
We will host our annual Halloween Drawing at 7:30 p.m. Get one ticket for coming in, one more if you are in costume and/or have a Prefered Customer card. Get 1 for each 10 cans of food you bring in for Good Samaritan House and 1 for each stamp you get on your Castle Card.
It’s October, which means it is time for our Haunted Carbondale Walking Tours. Come travel the darker side of Carbondale’s history tonight. Tours leave the store at 7 tonight. Tours cost $10 per person, children 6 and under are free and well behaved pets are welcome. Tours do require a minimum of 4 people and will last approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. All stops are outside and wheelchair accessible but dress for the weather. Cancelled if rain is predicted.
It’s October, which means it is time for our Haunted Carbondale Walking Tours. Come travel the darker side of Carbondale’s history every Friday and Saturday night. Tours leave the store at 7 pm. each night , except for October 29th, when we have our Halloween Party. Tours cost $10 per person, children 6 and under are free and well behaved pets are welcome. Tours do require a minimum of 4 people and will last approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. All stops are outside and wheelchair accessible but dress for the weather. Tours cancelled if rain is predicted.
If you would like to see photos of our Halloween 2015 event, check out the pictures in the photo gallery.
For those of you who cannot make it to the Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. Haunted Carbondale Walking Tours, Big Muddy Tours has added late night tours every night through Halloween. Tours will start at the store at 11:30 and will take approximately 2 hours. You will need to contact the store by 9 p.m. in order to reserve a spot on the tour and tours will need a minimum of 2 people. Due to scheduling conflicts there will not be a 8 p.m. tour this Friday Oct 24 but Saturday’s 8 p.m. tour is still on schedule
Erin Callahan will present a zombie makeup workshop from 1 to to 3 p.m. today. The Little Egypt Ghost Society will host a Haunted Carbondale tour at 8 p.m. tonight. The zombie makeup workshop is free, $15 per person for the Haunted Carbondale tour.
With October coming, for those who love this time of year as much as we do, we have added the Haunted Carbondale walking tour, accessible from the tab on our main page. There are also instructions there for booking a guided History and Hauntings of Carbondale Tour with Big Muddy Tours.