Halloween Events: Edgar Allan Poe and the Mad Professor!

Halloween weekend is one of our favorite times here at Ravenwood Castle. We’re a castle in the woods after all, you can’t ask for a better setting to get spooky!

We will be paying homage to the father of spooky again this year with our Evening with Edgar Allan Poe dinner. The actors from Rough Magic will entertain us as they pay tribute to the father of that most famous of ravens. Guests will be visited by the poet himself, treated to a reading of some of his works, and peer into the man’s final tormented hours.

Join us Thursday, October 27th for an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. Tickets are $50, and include dinner. Tickets are available for on-site guests and the public alike.

Then, by popular demand, we are bringing back last year’s smash Halloween event, the Mad Professor’s Unforgettable Hallow – Wicked – Weekend of Monstrous Experiments!

Earlier this week I caught up with the host of the event himself, the ingenious (and somewhat disturbed) Professor von Gerd, and asked him what was in store for our guests this year. Professor?

Hmm, what? Oh yes, yes, thank you. Last year’s experiment, pardon, I mean event, was quite successful, quite! Naturally, there remain several… events… which need additional… testing. Yes, that’s it, testing. I highly encourage you to join us for what is sure to be an enlightening weekend! Come, be our subjects, ahem, guests, for this three day Halloween themed celebration! The battery of events I have lined up are sure to examine your cunning, intellect, and ability to manipulate and maneuver your fellow guests.

Upon your arrival, I shall initiate the primary experiment… the Deathly Deals! Each and every guest will receive a mysterious package filled with several forms of “carrion currency” and a single hint. The observant will soon discover that their hint differs from the hint provided to others. Do you openly share your hint with your fellow guests? Or will you bargain your unique and valuable information to gain an advantage over the other subjects? These and other questions will be examined in detail throughout the experiment!

Not everyone can win the Deathly Deals, so guests are cautioned to tread carefully. But despair not, for should you find yourself without currency or hints, you can always earn more by participating in some of my other monstrous experiments – pardon me, exciting events – throughout the weekend!

Unfortunately at this point in our discussion the Professor was overtaken by a fit of maniac giggling. Although I was unable to obtain the details of his planned events, we can be certain last year’s favorites will be on the schedule. If I know the Professor, which to be honest nobody really does, I am certain he will have several new and terrifyingly exciting events up his lab coat sleeve as well!

The Mad Professor’s Unforgettable Hallow – Wicked – Weekend of Monstrous Experiments features a weekend long contest of Deathly Deals. The contest will begin Friday night shortly after check in, and will continue through the closing ceremony at breakfast Sunday morning.

The weekend will also include a tremendous variety of entertaining and exciting games and events, including:

Werewolf will be the featured Friday evening activity. Can you discover which of your fellow guests are actually werewolves before they make you their next meal?

Witches’ Curses will be played throughout the entire weekend. Guests will begin with a unique curse, a word they are forbidden to say. Trick someone into saying their forbidden word and their curse gets transferred to you. Why would you want that? Because this is a wicked weekend, remember? The guest with the most curses at the end of the evening wins the favor of the witches!

Zombies will provide the entertainment Saturday evening. Some guests have been infected with the zombie virus, and they want to spread it! The zombies win if all the other guests are infected by the end of this event. Uninfected guests earn points by exchanging resources at the meeting stone. But be careful who you’re meeting with. Attempt to make an exchange with an infected guest, and you’ll find yourself zombified as well!

Two Rooms and a Boo! Is anyone actually human?!? In this Halloween themed version of Two Rooms and a Boom, half of the guests are ghosts trying to protect the castle from ghost hunters. Guests are split into two different rooms, and at the end of timed rounds, a few selected guests trade rooms. At the end of the last round, if the ghost hunter’s trap is in the same room as the Royal Ghost, ghost hunters win. Otherwise, the ghosts win.

Cookie Monster Contest! Throughout Saturday afternoon and evening, decorate monster cookies and see if you can create the best monster of them all!

Costume Contest! Come prepared to celebrate the original cosplay event: Halloween! Awards will go to the funniest costume, the best presentation, and the best overall costume.

Monster Monikers Professor von Gerd brings guests together with his variant of the classic game of Celebrities. Participating guests must cooperate with one another against the clock. Can you get your team mates to guess what monster is on your card?

Join us the weekend of October 28th and 29th for a one of a kind Halloween celebration!

Tickets for The Mad Professor’s Unforgettable Hallow – Wicked – Weekend of Monstrous Experiments are $40.

For those seeking an especially spooky long weekend, be sure to join us Thursday night as well for our Evening with Edgar Allan Poe.

The Mad Professor’s Unforgettable Hallow – Wicked – Weekend of Monstrous Experiments is presented by Tuesday Knight Games, publisher of many great games, including the extremely popular Two Rooms and a Boom and World Championship Russian Roulette!

Jim Reed

Jim Reed is a lifelong gamer who started with the original red box Dungeons & Dragons. After spending 20 years in the corporate world, he decided it was high time that work be fun and struck out on his own. Jim now owns and operates Ravenwood Castle, and spends his days ensuring his guests have as much fun as he does.