KINGFIELD — The 2016 Bicentennial celebration will continue with the Kingfield Ghost Walk from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

The event is free of charge. The rain date will be Sunday, Oct. 23. 

Festivities will start at 4 p.m. with a Pumpkin Freshet, a re-enactment of the Freshet that took place in 1869 where pumpkins were carried down the river caused by heavy rains.

This year, the children of Kingfield will release pumpkins over the dam by the Centennial Bridge at 4 p.m. The event will be hosted by Kingfield resident Bobby Brown.

Immediately following the Freshet, the guided Ghost Walk tours will convene at the Herbert Hotel, starting with a Ghost Table Talk to share ghost stories, which will be attended by members of the Maine Ghost Hunters.

“This should truly be a great ghost atmosphere and you just may learn a few tips on ‘reaching the other side,'” event organizer Jane Daly said.

Guides will take groups of people on the Ghost Walk covering several neighborhoods for some ghostly stories around Kingfield. Participants will encounter novelties along the way, such as a fire bender and the historical “Talking Pumpkin.”

After the Ghost Walk, participants are welcome to go on the Riverside Cemetery Walk at the top of Winter’s Hill, where they will be greeted by many Kingfielders who have passed on and are willing to tell their stories.

There will also be a Witches’ Dance featuring a large group of colorful and entertaining “witches” performing their own choreographed version of witch dancing to music provided by Victoria Parker. 

Those attending should wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight. 


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