Dreaming of Fall Already? Here are the Best Spooky Summer Events and Destinations Around the Tri-State to Beat the Heat
Are you a fall and Halloween enthusiast like myself? Can't wait to cozy up on the couch with a mug of spiced cider with your favorite blanket for a horror movie marathon? Same! I am living for the spooky girl aesthetic 365, even as the heat of the summer is on like Donkey Kong. Here are some fun activities to keep our favorite holiday and season close to heart despite the humidity.
Haunted and Spooky Places Within a Day's Drive of the Tri-State
- Waverly Hills Sanitorium- Louisville, KY.
- Bobby Mackey's Music World- Wilder, KY.
- Octagon Hall-Franklin, KY.
- Avon Haunted Bridge- Avon, IN.
- Whispers Estate- Mitchell, IN.
- French Lick Springs Hotel- French Lick, IN.
- Old Joliet Prison- Joliet, IL.
- Rialto Square Theatre- Joliet, IL.
- Woodstock Opera House- Woodstock, IL.
As a note, many of these places require reservations to take tours. Please visit the location's corresponding websites or contact them directly to ensure your hauntingly good time, doesn't end you up in the back of a paddy wagon.
Summer Events Taking Place at Creepy Locales
Want the best of both worlds? Check out this event list of haunted summer happenings at some of the scariest locations in our area.
The Freedom Classic Car Show! This cruise-in takes place July 2nd and will begin at 11 am! This event is for all gearhead enthusiasts with classic cars, vintage, and in-between categories!
VIP ghost hunt with television paranormal pro-Dave Spinks. This event is upcoming very soon on June 2nd. There are still tickets available, contact the hall to reserve your spot for this summertime ghost hunt!
This honkytonk boasts both a gateway to hell and great live music, check out their social media for local and surrounding- area concerts throughout the summer. This link will take you to their calendar of events.
- Murder Mystery Weekends, Friday, August 25th at 3 pm
- DJ Pool Party- this event is this weekend! June 3rd and starts at 11 am
- Fourth of July Fireworks- Tuesday, July 4th with a start time of 8 pm
Stay at Home Spooks: My Amazon Must-Haves to Bring Autumn Home in the Middle of Summer!
If traveling isn't something you can afford this summer or can make time for I completely understand. There are plenty of things you can do to welcome fall into your home. Check out these Amazon links to find some affordable fall and Halloween ambiance. Most items are $20 or less!
Also, don't forget to check out my article on scary/Halloween movies available on streaming platforms. It can be found by visiting this link here! https://1061evansville.com/your-definitive-2022-guide-to-halloween-movies-on-streaming-platforms/
Get your fall vibes on with a scented candle like this one.
Then own it! Accessorize your walls with some cute Halloween decor.
This soft snuggly blanket will get you in the mood to cuddle in front a campfire.
Listen, you are going to drink coffee whether it's spring, summer, fall, or winter. Might as well be in a festive fall cup!
Proudly display your Halloween colors all year long.
Social Media Autumn Aesthetics and Inspiration.
Sure, we're in the early days of summer but let's face it, some well-known stores are already stocking their shelves full of amazing autumn décor. Here are some social media inspirations to help fuel your creativity, and to give you some amazing tips on how to decorate your home with the shopping bags full of décor you have hidden from your spouse.
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Who doesn't love a good ghost story? Check out some of my highly recommended paranormal-focused podcasts! Also, if you have any recommendations let me know! I'm always on the lookout for great podcasts!
- History Goes Bump
- Hillbilly Horror Stories
- Haunted Road- With Amy Bruni from the hit show Kindred Spirits
- Creep Street Podcast
- Real Life Ghost Stories