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Letter from the Editor

Fall is a great reason for an extended.weekend getaway.

With the crisp, cooler air upon us after such a hot summer, and the leaves daily changing into their annual blaze of glory, it’s time to celebrate Autumn. That means festivals of all sizes, ciders mills, pumpkin carving, apple picking and so much more. Then as Halloween approaches, the paranormal phenomena begins to show more and more activity. Looking for a “hauntingly good time? This issue has several suggestions including solving a murder mystery. See page 37. Or visit a whole town known as one of the most haunted. Savannah, Georgia is such a city. See page 5. Besides our regular “Top Ten” article you will also find a couple new articles by topic instead of destination. Want to sleep with a ghost? Numerous locations all over the United States are listed on pages 8 and 9.

There were so many festivals submitted for this issue, some of our favorit picks are listed in Places to Go on page 14 and 15. We invite you to share your vacation photos and favorite memories with us by emailing them to the editor@week enderextended.com. We will feature them on facebook or our website under the state you featured. Each entry will also be entered into a drawing for a free weekend getaway. Meanwhile enjoy the following sections we wish to share with you. Which ones were the best? The most fun? I can’t decide. I may just have to go and visit them all over again. Until next time...

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Top Ten 6 Fabulous Music Venues By State: 5 Massechuesetts 10 Louisiana 16 Pennsylvania Page 4

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New England Missouri Utah Florida Texas Ohio New Jersey

Calling All Detectives and Detective Wanta Be’s! The Carroll Villa, a national landmark hotel in Cape May, New Jersey will be the mystery headquarters for the Shadow Stalkers “Deadly Harvest - The Creature Walks Amoung Us” event. See page 27 for details.

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Bliss Mansion, Carson City, NV: They say this is the place to rest in peace, and during Halloween stories of paranormal activities and unwanted guests abound. Tour and stay in elegant Bliss Mansion, and maybe you’ll come face to face with the spirited gunfighters of the past. They’ll even treat you to your own bottle of spirits in a Halloween package that’s so ideal, it’s spooky! Info: 800-887-3501, http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/nevada/bliss-mansion.html.

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istorical or hysterical, ghostly spirits enjoy B&Bs as much as living guests do. With their legacies steeped in history, there are bound to be some strange bedfellows still hanging around America’s B&Bs. As most stories tell, those lingering in the shadows are friendly folk, continuing to enjoy the hospitality of America’s B&Bs. For Halloween stories, www.BedandBreakfast.com, the largest online directory representing inns and B&Bs worldwide, offers its annual round-up of inns and B&Bs where ghost seekers can enjoy great spirited gatherings and potentially close encounters with the other world, bed-and-breakfast style. Often afraid to share stories for fear other guests will be scared off, hat’s off to these innkeepers who dared to reveal their ghost stories. Listings are organized regionally, alphabetically by state.

MIDWEST & GREAT LAKES STATES The Blue Belle Inn, Saint Ansgar, IA: The original floor plans to the house were mistakenly taken to the dump, only to reappear later in the attic. A room was mysteriously locked – but no one was inside to have locked it. Every possible key was tried to no avail; finally, in desperation, the innkeeper called out: “Will whoever is in there please open the door,” whereupon the door immediately popped open. Info: 641-713-3113, www.bedandbreakfast.com/iowa/the-blue-belle-inn-bedand-breakfast.html. Old Bridge Inn, Jeffersonville, IN: Recently, a candleholder lost 4 years earlier reappeared in the middle of a guest room. Guests have reported seeing floating objects, canes being picked up and twirled around, tea cups floating across the room and several candles being raised up then down on their own. Two women reported seeing a welcoming bearded gentleman in the dining room. From photos, they determined that he was not the property’s long-time owner, Dr. Hancock, but perhaps one of his four sons. A small dog named Buttons has also been seen. Doors continue to slam upstairs when no one is around, and late-night footsteps have been heard by the innkeeper. 866-284-3580, www.bedandbreakfast.com/indiana/the-old-bridge-inn.html.

WEST: Red Garter B&B, Williams, AZ: Owner-innkeeper, John Holst, describes himself as a "hardcore skeptic" when it comes to ghostly apparitions. But he has come to terms with his B&B’s resident ghost, Eve. This two-story 1897 Victorian Romanesquestyle bed and breakfast, once considered the rowdiest abode on Williams' Saloon Row, operated as a bar and bordello until the 1940s. A steep flight of steps known as the "Cowboy's Endurance Test" led to the girls upstairs. Holst is pretty sure one of the women of the night never left. "The gal I've got here has made an attempt to connect with certain people." While most guest report having a good night' sleep, some said they felt the bed shake, heard someone going up and down the stairs or felt something touching their arms, according to Holst. Info: 928-635-1484, http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/arizona/red-garter-bed-and-bakery.html.

Inn at Aberdeen, Valparaiso, IN: Featured in the book Haunted Hoosier Trails, guests report seeing a little girl ghost, often observed late at night on the master staircase. She has been noted to “mess with the guests’ stuff” or turn on the fireplace in their rooms. The Indiana Ghost Trackers investigated the inn and reported that Sarah Ritter, an original inhabitant, and her two children died in the home. The Ghost Trackers detected the presence of a young girl and a male with high EMF (electromagnetic field) meter readings and positive EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) recordings. A door repeatedly opened behind them when the

The Groveland Hotel, Groveland, CA: An old gold-miner named Lyle still prefers to hang around, and spirited storyteller and innkeeper Peggy Mosley, has a collection of Lyle stories compiled from employees and guests that she loves to tell. Although a recluse in life, Lyle’s spirit tends to the playful. He particularly dislikes women's cosmetics on ‘his’ dresser and has been known to move such items to a nearby sink. One Groveland Hotel guest watched as her new makeup 'hopped' over the back of the dresser and landed on the floor. Lyle is a great tease who likes to tinker with lights and water, also enjoys moving items around desktops. Info: 800-273-3314, http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/california/the-groveland-hotel.html.

girl’s presence was felt during the Ghost Trackers’ stay. Info: 219-465-3753, www.bedandbreakfast.com/indiana/the-inn-at-aberdeen-ltd.html. Rivercene Mansion B&B, Boonville, MO: This 1869 Second Empire mansion was the home of riverboat captain Joseph Kinney, and stayed in the Kinney family until the 1990s. Captain Kinney’s son Noble met an untimely death at the age of 26, when he fell down the grand staircase. The heirs, along with guests, have reported very strange encounters with Noble. Not quite ready to leave, Noble is still hanging around playing pranks on guests and innkeepers. Info: 800-531-0862, www.bedandbreakfast.com/missouri/rivercene-bb.html.

Weathertop Lodging, Silver Plume, CO: This National Historic Trust Landmark town has many original homes that are reputedly haunted by ghosts of miners and their families. Weathertop B&B is no exception, inhabited by the ghost of a 19th century miner who reminds guests of his presence by occasionally "rearranging" personal possessions, and quietly moving about in the wee hours of the morning. Info: 303-569-2100, http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/colorado/weathertop.html. Page 08

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Bliss Mansion, Carson City, NV: They say this is the place to rest in peace, and during Halloween stories of paranormal activities and unwanted guests abound. Tour and stay in elegant Bliss Mansion, and maybe you’ll come face to face with the spirited gunfighters of the past. They’ll even treat you to your own bottle of spirits in a Halloween package that’s so ideal, it’s spooky! Info: 800-887-3501, http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/nevada/bliss-mansion.html.

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istorical or hysterical, ghostly spirits enjoy B&Bs as much as living guests do. With their legacies steeped in history, there are bound to be some strange bedfellows still hanging around America’s B&Bs. As most stories tell, those lingering in the shadows are friendly folk, continuing to enjoy the hospitality of America’s B&Bs. For Halloween stories, www.BedandBreakfast.com, the largest online directory representing inns and B&Bs worldwide, offers its annual round-up of inns and B&Bs where ghost seekers can enjoy great spirited gatherings and potentially close encounters with the other world, bed-and-breakfast style. Often afraid to share stories for fear other guests will be scared off, hat’s off to these innkeepers who dared to reveal their ghost stories. Listings are organized regionally, alphabetically by state.

MIDWEST & GREAT LAKES STATES The Blue Belle Inn, Saint Ansgar, IA: The original floor plans to the house were mistakenly taken to the dump, only to reappear later in the attic. A room was mysteriously locked – but no one was inside to have locked it. Every possible key was tried to no avail; finally, in desperation, the innkeeper called out: “Will whoever is in there please open the door,” whereupon the door immediately popped open. Info: 641-713-3113, www.bedandbreakfast.com/iowa/the-blue-belle-inn-bedand-breakfast.html. Old Bridge Inn, Jeffersonville, IN: Recently, a candleholder lost 4 years earlier reappeared in the middle of a guest room. Guests have reported seeing floating objects, canes being picked up and twirled around, tea cups floating across the room and several candles being raised up then down on their own. Two women reported seeing a welcoming bearded gentleman in the dining room. From photos, they determined that he was not the property’s long-time owner, Dr. Hancock, but perhaps one of his four sons. A small dog named Buttons has also been seen. Doors continue to slam upstairs when no one is around, and late-night footsteps have been heard by the innkeeper. 866-284-3580, www.bedandbreakfast.com/indiana/the-old-bridge-inn.html.

WEST: Red Garter B&B, Williams, AZ: Owner-innkeeper, John Holst, describes himself as a "hardcore skeptic" when it comes to ghostly apparitions. But he has come to terms with his B&B’s resident ghost, Eve. This two-story 1897 Victorian Romanesquestyle bed and breakfast, once considered the rowdiest abode on Williams' Saloon Row, operated as a bar and bordello until the 1940s. A steep flight of steps known as the "Cowboy's Endurance Test" led to the girls upstairs. Holst is pretty sure one of the women of the night never left. "The gal I've got here has made an attempt to connect with certain people." While most guest report having a good night' sleep, some said they felt the bed shake, heard someone going up and down the stairs or felt something touching their arms, according to Holst. Info: 928-635-1484, http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/arizona/red-garter-bed-and-bakery.html.

Inn at Aberdeen, Valparaiso, IN: Featured in the book Haunted Hoosier Trails, guests report seeing a little girl ghost, often observed late at night on the master staircase. She has been noted to “mess with the guests’ stuff” or turn on the fireplace in their rooms. The Indiana Ghost Trackers investigated the inn and reported that Sarah Ritter, an original inhabitant, and her two children died in the home. The Ghost Trackers detected the presence of a young girl and a male with high EMF (electromagnetic field) meter readings and positive EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) recordings. A door repeatedly opened behind them when the

The Groveland Hotel, Groveland, CA: An old gold-miner named Lyle still prefers to hang around, and spirited storyteller and innkeeper Peggy Mosley, has a collection of Lyle stories compiled from employees and guests that she loves to tell. Although a recluse in life, Lyle’s spirit tends to the playful. He particularly dislikes women's cosmetics on ‘his’ dresser and has been known to move such items to a nearby sink. One Groveland Hotel guest watched as her new makeup 'hopped' over the back of the dresser and landed on the floor. Lyle is a great tease who likes to tinker with lights and water, also enjoys moving items around desktops. Info: 800-273-3314, http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/california/the-groveland-hotel.html.

girl’s presence was felt during the Ghost Trackers’ stay. Info: 219-465-3753, www.bedandbreakfast.com/indiana/the-inn-at-aberdeen-ltd.html. Rivercene Mansion B&B, Boonville, MO: This 1869 Second Empire mansion was the home of riverboat captain Joseph Kinney, and stayed in the Kinney family until the 1990s. Captain Kinney’s son Noble met an untimely death at the age of 26, when he fell down the grand staircase. The heirs, along with guests, have reported very strange encounters with Noble. Not quite ready to leave, Noble is still hanging around playing pranks on guests and innkeepers. Info: 800-531-0862, www.bedandbreakfast.com/missouri/rivercene-bb.html.

Weathertop Lodging, Silver Plume, CO: This National Historic Trust Landmark town has many original homes that are reputedly haunted by ghosts of miners and their families. Weathertop B&B is no exception, inhabited by the ghost of a 19th century miner who reminds guests of his presence by occasionally "rearranging" personal possessions, and quietly moving about in the wee hours of the morning. Info: 303-569-2100, http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/colorado/weathertop.html. Page 08

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Places to Go: Haunted New Orleans Tour “The bright Harvest Moon opens the doors to the Netherworld as we approach the most mystical season of the year. As we get closer to Halloween, when the veil is the thinnest, we will experience a higher incidence of paranormal activity. Communication with spirits will begin to increase, the chance of capturing phenomena of photographs will be greater. It is a magical time especially in New Orleans, the most haunted city in America...”

the only tour companyto produce and publish its own book on haunted locations in New Orleans and its surrounding areas.

Haunted History Tours! French Quarter & Garden District Walking Tours • New Orleans Ghost Tours, • New Orleans Voodoo Tours, • New Orleans Vampire Tours, • New Orleans Cemetery Tours • New Orleans Garden District Tours These are the New Orleans tours you've heard about! As seen on A&E,Discovery, Fox Network, The History Channel, MTV, Sci Fi, and RECOMMENDED by The Travel Channel as ..."It’s The #1 Tour In New Orleans!" MAKE NO MISTAKE! - If it doesn't say "HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS," then ... IT ISN'T THE ORIGINAL Ghost tours, Vampire tours , Voodoo tours, Cemetery tours, and Garden District Tours of New Orleans! Haunted History Tours is New Orleans' oldest, largest, and most renowned walking tour company. Established in 1994, Haunted Page 10

History Tours was the first to produce ground-breaking research, explore paranormal phenomena and reveal unprecidented material on the mysterious and sinister aspects of New Orleans. Often considered the pioneers of the walking tour industry, Haunted History tours has appeared on more television programs and interviewed by more print media than any other tour company in New Orleans. Further, Haunted History Tours is www.WeekenderExtended.com

Haunted History Tours is the company with the best selling book, "New Orleans Ghosts, Voodoo & Vampires." This is the company with the chilling video documentary, "Journey Into Darkness...The Trilogy" (GhostsVoodoo-Vampires). This is the company with the reputation that makes these tours a MUST DO for anyone visiting and wish to tour New Orleans! For the best New Orleans Tours which are mildly theatrical, hugely historical, and thoroughly entertaining, Haunted History offers a variety of daily and nightly tours that will leave you...SPELLBOUND! FOR RESERVATIONS: Visit www.HauntedHistoryTours.com Private group tours available by phone, 504-861-2727, for groups of 20 or more. Fall, 2012


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A few other surprising statistics: Pennsylvania ranks first in trout for recreation and conservation, third in egg production, fourth in Christmas trees cut, seventh in cheese production, and ninth in the number of turkeys raised. Clearly, Pennsylvania is a great place for food production. And breakfast at many of the farm vacations features ingredients grown or raised right on the farm. It doesn’t get any better than that! www.pafarmstay.com Phone: 888-856-6622 Pennsylvania Farm Vacation Association will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. The farm stays bring together city folk and farm folk

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to enjoy and learn about the state's agricultural heritage in warm and welcoming settings. The association comprises 18 farms scattered across the state that grow everything from apples to zucchini and raise all types of animals from alpacas to turkeys. Farm vacations are a win-win situation offering people a chance to learn about farm life, while the farmer gets to meet people from around the world at his breakfast table. The association also offers a booth at the Pennsylvania Farm Show every January. The Web address is www.pafarmstay.com and features an availability calendar and photos of each farm. Farm fans can sign up for a newsletter listing events and activities. Interested guests can make reservations by calling each farm or direct general inquiries about the association by calling 888-856-6622.

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Things to Do: The World Championship Punkin chunkin tournament is slated for Nov. 2-4 this year at Wheatley Farms near Bridgeville. Otherwise known as pumpkin chunking, this event is the sport of hurling or 'chucking' a pumpkin by mechanical means to obtain the farthest distance possible. The devices used to accomplish this task include slingshots, catapults, centrifugals, trebuchets, and pneumatic air cannons. Even though pumpkin chunking competitions are held throughout the United States, the World Championship Punkin Chunkin in Delaware is the oldest and largest annual competition. The range achieved by devices greatly depends on their mass, shape, and size; the yield limits, stiffness, pitch, and elevation of the hurler; and the weather. The pumpkin is another important variable since sabots are often prohibited in competitions. The most common pumpkin varieties used are Caspers, Luminas, and La Estrellas - these varieties typically have thicker rinds and can better withstand the forces of launch. A usual rule is that the pumpkin must remain whole after leaving the device for the chunk to count. Pumpkins that burst after leaving the barrel or Fall, 2012

sling are referred to as "pie" (short for "pumpkin pie in the sky"). Work to prepare the field is scheduled to begin Saturday, Oct. 13, when a small army of volunteers starts to transform the massive corn field into festival grounds. Over a period of three weeks, volunteers will set up the infrastructure for Punkin Chunkin, which includes more than 12 miles of fencing and 7,000 fence posts, netting, 40 telephone poles and more than 300 portable toilets. It takes a surveyor three to four days to lay out the grounds, starting from scratch every year. More than 100 teams are ready to compete in the 2012 World Championship Punkin Chunkin. Team registration for the 27th annual chunk is filled, and competitors are already on a waiting list. Last year, more than 100 teams competed in 13 divisions and set six world records. More than 120,000 people attended the three-day event held on the The event will be featured once again as a television Thanksgiving special on both the Discovery and Science channels.s “Punkin Chunkin has grown to become an international event with a huge following. The unusual machines with the sole purpose of throwing pumpkins as far as possible provide fun and entertainment for all ages,” Shade said. www.WeekenderExtended.com

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Many organizations benefit from the event, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Autism Delaware and Childhelp. What started out in 1986 as a way to get rid of leftover pumpkins has grown into an international event. Founders Donald Pepper, John Ellsworth, Trey Melson and Bill Thompson never dreamed the event would literally take off like it has. The current world record at the local event – held by Milton’s Jake Burton and Young Glory III – is 4,483 feet. The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes a chunk of 5,545 feet on Sept. 9, 2010, in the thin air of Moab, Utah, by the Big 10 Inch team — a team that also competes locally. RV and tent camping areas are available as well as nearby chain hotels. Other events to add in the fun are a Punkin Chunkin Cooking Contest using the required ingredient of pumpkin, and a chili cookoff. Participants will share recipes to compile into a cookbook available to buy. For more information on this event or to make arrangements to attend as a spectator, visit www.punkinchunkin.com Page 21


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alloween provides the perfect opportunity to make memories and take plenty of photos. From trick-or-treating to participating in neighborhood block parties, this October holiday always brings good times. Missouri adds to the fun with spectacularly spooky events across the state.

Explore the unknown on a two-hour Ghost Tour of the 1836 Missouri State Penitentiary (the prison was decommissioned in 2004). On these special flashlight tours, visitors seek to uncover the history of strange occurrences behind the prison’s walls, including the dungeon cells and the gas chamber, among other areas. If you’re looking for a little spooky with your history, this is it. These tours fill quickly, so make reservations early. (Minimum age is 14.) Other tours of the “State Pen” are available. Scary stories – with a historic twist – unfold in St. Louis on October 27. Gather the family around to hear Ghost Stories at Jefferson Barracks. As the first permanent United States military post west of the Mississippi River, Jefferson Barracks exudes history at every turn. Register in advance for this evening of ghostly tales. Storytelling sessions begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reservations required. Attend Halloween Storytelling at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, October 19, to hear the marvelous storyteller Marilyn Kinsella share her spooky tales. This lovely site, located in Burfordville, is a great place to spend a crisp autumn evening. Take a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy free refreshments during this hour and a half of storytelling. Page 22

In Lee’s Summit, on October 26 and 27, Missouri Town 1855 receives a very spooky makeover. Encounter Spirits from the Past at this family-oriented event, as ghosts and goblins take up residence in this circa 1820-1860 Missouri village. Enjoy a special ghostly visit from none other than Edgar Allen Poe. Hop aboard the haunted hayride. This event is sure to create some BOO-tiful memories. Reservations required for this frighteningly fun evening. If you’re looking for a real ghostly adventure, check out the Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tours and explore the spooky side of the town Mark Twain called home. You’ll hear stories of mischief as you investigate the Old Baptist Cemetery, searching for signs of activity amongst the graves; meet the ghosts of Millionaire’s Row; and visit otherworldly sites. At the Thriller on C-Street, on October 27, see Michael Jackson's iconic song brought to life. Hundreds of zombies gather on Springfield’s Commercial Street to dance to “Thriller.” Talk about an unforgettable sight. Afterward, take part in a costume party and a dance at the Savoy Ballroom.

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One of the most unique and authentic re-creations of early German life in Missouri may be experienced during Deutsch Country Days. The hills outside of Marthasville literally come alive with the sights and sounds of the 1800s as folkways and skills of the early Germans in Missouri are demonstrated. Come and join the fun at Luxenhaus Farm October 20-21, each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The early German immigrant's functional lifestyle is authentically recreated as juried artisans, in period attire. The 31st annual living history event is presented by 100+ dedicated volunteers whose mission is to

exhibit, celebrate and preserve the traditions, folklore, joys and struggles of the early Missouri German settlers, along with French Trappers and Osage Native American Tribe. This year there are more live demonstrations and authentic lodges planned than ever before. The 85 primitive skills to be exhibited include: demonstrate natural dyeing; spinning/weaving; hawk throwing; sad ironing; koppolei; basket weaving/splitting rives; wood turning; hide tanning; candle dipping; and braidinghooking-weaving rugs. Period music, whistling steam, wood smoke and the sweet fragrance of cooking sorghum fill the crisp, autumn breeze. While watching elite craftspeople, you can savor German home cooking and try your hand at stuffing sausage and crosscut sawing. A dated antique sorghum press and a steam-powered sawmill complete the historic walk into Missouri's German yesteryear. For directions to Luxenhaus Farm or more information, visit online at www.deutschcountrydays.com

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ncluded are king-bedded accommodations for two nights, a full day of rafting and the sunset 4x4 safari plus guides and equipment. In addition to two relaxing nights at the upscale Gonzo Inn, where you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the nearby shopping and restaurants of downtown Moab, take a peaceful stroll along the meandering creek running through the heart of town, or just lounge in the hot tub. You’ll also be enjoying two unique and exquisite activities that will allow you to experience the breathtaking grandeur that Moab is known for. The full-day rafting trip comes with a river-side barbecue lunch and the experience of passing through Onion Creek, Cloudburst, Ida Gulch and the famous Whites Rapid. Guests can choose their own level of excitement with a choice of paddle rafts, inflatable kayaks, paddle

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and oar boats (with guide). The sunset Hummer® Safari departs each evening just before sunset from the Moab Adventure Center scaling red rock fins on the way to Hell's Revenge, a legendary trail with views of the La Sal Mountains and into Arches National Park. Guides explain the geology and history of the area and surrounding slickrock vistas. At the summit, hors d’oeuvres are passed around as the desert sun paints the evening sky. The fall rate from now through October for this Moab Fall Special www.WeekenderExtended.com

is $310.50 per person double occupancy, offering a savings of nearly $80 per couple over regular-season rates. Luxury dining suggestions are: Bucks Grill House 435-259-520 11393 N Hwy 191 Red Cliffs Lodge 435-259-2002 Hwy 128 Mile Marker 14 Sorrell River Grill 435-259-4642 Hwy 128 Mile Marker 17 Fall, 2012


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hroughout the year and into the fall, the Moab Adventure Center offers a variety of activities encompassing air, land and water offer a line-up of half-day to multi-day tours unique to Moab’s location between the red rock wonders of Arches National Park, the sandstone landscapes of Canyonlands National Park and the National Forest wilderness of the La Sal Mountains. In another promotion, Moab Adventure Center guests can combine three adventures such as a safari, hot air ballooning and mountain biking and save 10 percent on each. Trips can be booked online. The nearest major urban areas to Moab are Grand Junction, CO (113 Miles) and Salt Lake City, UT (235 miles). Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions www.westernriver.com, an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October. Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center serves active travelers with half, full, and multi-day adventure programs including Moab rafting, Hummer

safaris, Arches National Park Tours, canyoneering, Moab mountain biking, Colorado River jet boat tours, horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. In addition to activities, the Adventure Center also offers Moab lodging and Jeep rentals as well as complete Moab vacation packages. Surrounded by an immense red rock playground, Moab, Utah is unlike any other place in the world. You'll feel like a kid again as you play in Moab's postcard-perfect desert adorned with giant sandstone formations, canyon mazes, and thousands of natural arches. You can explore several national and state parks just minutes from Moab, Utah. Find great accommodations with dozens of hotels in Moab, condos, campgrounds and RV parks throughout Moab’s southwestern-style Main Street area. You'll experience the thrill of adventure every day with your choice of Moab river rafting trips, off-road hummer safaris, hiking in Arches National Park, guided tours, horseback riding, and oneof-a-kind Moab mountain biking.

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 9041163.

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Take a vacation from ordinary film Fort Lauderdale - The 27th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) rolls out exciting new American Independent films, World Cinema and the red carpet for filmmakers and celebri-

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ties from October 19 November 11, 2012. Attend film premieres, parties at area "hot spots", on yachts, on the beach and at FLiFF's year-round theater Cinema Paradiso. What can you expect? FLiFF 2011 premiered the 2012 Oscar winner The Artist and My Week With Marilyn. Past celebrity guests have included Jane Lynch,

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Gary Sinise and Matt Damon. FLiFF 2012 revs up with the star-studded Opening Night Celebration. Other highlights include the Chairman's Cruise, Halloween, Centerpiece and Closing Night events. Travel packages are available. Web: www.fliff.com Phone: 954-525-3456.

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GALLAPOLIS - Bob Evans’s early television ads invited people to “come on down and visit” at the Rio Grande Farm. He meant it, but before long so many people took him up on his offer that it was hard for Bob and Jewell to accommodate them in their home. Today, the renovated farm and grounds invite you to be a part of the annual celebration of the harvest season during the Bob Evans Farm Festival held October 12 – 14, 2012. This event attracts thousands with its entertainment, traditional art and crafts, farm contests, food, children’s activities and demonstrations. The large brick farmhouse known as the Homestead was home to the Evans family for nearly 20 years. Built in the early 1820’s, the Homestead had served as a stagecoach stop and an inn during its early years and earned a place on the National Register of Historic places. Today, the homestead serves as the Bob Evans museum and historical center. It offers a firsthand look at the heritage of the Bob Evans Farms company, entrepre neur Bob Evans and his family, and the history of the region. Just a short walk from the restaurant and the museum, step back in time by visiting the Fall, 2012

The Village of Adamsville was first settled along Raccoon Creek in 1800 when Adam Rickabaugh, a Revolutionary War veteran, brought his family from Virginia to the valley that he had seen while in the service. He applied to the federal government for this land with his bounty from the war. The deed was signed by President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison. Adam built a grist mill on the creek and it became the meeting place for the community. Soon, there were two grocery stores, a meat market, two blacksmith shops and a livery in the village. The village was plotted by Adam’s two sons, Adam Jr. and Williams. In 1805, Nehemiah Wood bought the Grist Mill from Rickabaugh and later added a fuelling mill saw mill. Due to flooding, villagers began to move to higher ground when the Rio Grande College was founded in 1876. Beginning in 1971 and continuing over the next 15 years, the Adamsville Log Cabin Village was recreated in its original location along the Raccoon Creek at the Bob Evans Farm. For more information, visit www.bobevans.com

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New Jersey Have you ever played a real life game of Clue? Here s your Chance!!

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f you've ever wanted to really investigate a murder rather than listen to actors delivering dialogue . . . if you've wanted to weave between dinner guests on a mission to obtain fingerprints . . . to explore an entire island looking for clues and scavenger hunt items . . . to play a game where the killers were playing too and might be stalking you right now . . . welcome to the world of Shadow Stalkers!. Director Mr. Denhem will be putting guests through their paces at the Carroll Villa Hotel and the Bedford Inn in Cape May on Oct. 19-20. Most folks in this area have heard of the Jersey Devil and tales of death in the fog have been a regional staple since Revolutionary War days. There's a Delaware Indian story of Sossibque - a spirit of the woods that took unkindly to settlers who preferred gardens to the dark forest. In fact, one of the more frightening Jersey legends had it that this spirit possessed the bodies of local scarecrows and turned them into murdering agents who were unleashed against the settlers. And even today the local news will cover the story of a scarecrow that vanished on a dark autumn night to reappear with a malevolent twist-Fall, 2012

and blood stained hands. Keeping your eyes open for wandering scarecrows, Shadow Stalkers invites you to investigate the murder of a diminutive, bookish professor with a peculiar collection of insects and a very odd hobby - he was fascinated by the original strains of corn grown by the Indians of the Delaware Valley. The entire Jersey Cape will be your game board and guests will be able to choose to attend as an alter ego, as any character from mystery fiction and film. Columbo, Clouseau and Charlie Chan have appeared at these events in the past and you are always welcome simply to arrive as yourself. So long as you can think on your feet and keep your wits about you, that is! The Carroll Villa Hotel will be our Mystery HQ and the Bedford Inn and the Victorian Lace B&B will be fielding teams of detectives as well. The Carroll Villa is a national landmark hotel circa 1882. The restaurant is the recipient of many critically acclaimed awards and is considered the granddaddy of Cape May's many fine restaurants. For more information, call 419-663-4103 or visit online at www.shadowstalkers.net or www.carrollvilla.com.

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Top Ten.... Continued TULSA – Originally intended to be a garage when it was built in 1924, the building instead became Cain’s Dance Academy in 1930 – its neon sign still advertises “ballroom dancing” – and finally a music venue in 1976. Still going strong, the Cain’s manages to be both a landmark in the National Register of Historic Places and a pioneering live venue where you’re as likely to see the Josh Abbott Band and the National Fiddler Hall of Fame Induction as The Polyphonic Spree and dubstep deejay Excision. 918-584-2306; www.cainsballroom.com THE CONTINENTAL CLUB AUSTIN - Ever since Morin Scott opened it in the 1950s as a posh private supper club catering to “swells” and featuring big names like Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, the club has been a big name in town. In the late 1970s the venue was leased to a group that started booking acts that would earn the Continental a reputation as a revered rock spot. Even though big business and big-city problems have moved in, the Lone Star capital retains bragging rights to being one of the live music towns, in no small part thanks to the Continental Club. The music’s always good, the beer’s always cold, and the vibe is always old-school Austin (in spite of the ever-increasing number of tourists making the scene). It might be small and a little Page 38

funky around the edges, but it’s still cool -- especially when Toni Price plays Tuesday Happy Hour. 512-441-2444; www.continentalclub.com RED ROCKS DENVER – The only naturally occurring acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world is located 24 kilometers west of Denver. The historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado, delivers a massive concert experience -- not for its size (9,000 seats) but for the sheer wonder of its surroundings at nearly 2,000 meters above sea level. Pop and rock promoters were hardly the first to see the dramatic setting of enormous rock outcroppings as a wondrous backdrop for performances. After magazine publisher and automobile entrepreneur John Brisben Walker made a fortune selling www.WeekenderExtended.com

Cosmopolitan magazine to William Randolph Hearst, he used the proceeds to buy the natural amphitheater and staged concerts here from 1906 to 1910. The Beatles performed here in 1964, Jimi Hendrix in 1968, and U2 in 1983 (the occasion of their full concert-length video "Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky"). Ironic rock footnote: although The Beatles gig here was the only stop on their U.S. tour that did not sell out, rock band Widespread Panic has sold out a record 35. Everyone from John Tesh to Incubus seems to have recorded albums and/or filmed concert DVDs here for the venue’s great beauty and acoustic profundity. More than one star performer has remarked on the spiritual quality of playing Red Rocks and proclaimed it the best place to play. 720 865 2494; www.redrocksonline.com Fall, 2012


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