Do you believe in ghosts? You just might after spending a night in the haunted Moonville Tunnel. Midnight at Moonville is a Halloween-themed event featuring dramatic storytelling, wagon rides, regional craft vendors, souvenirs, historical presentations, music performances, a haunted trail, and much more. The event will end with an interactive demonstration of paranormal investigation techniques hosted by a respected research group.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from noon to midnight. Parking will be at 71945 Shea Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651. There will be a $5 parking charge per vehicle, but most activities and entertainment are free. For directions, visit the 2017 event page.  For more information, call the Vinton County CVB at 1-800-596-4459.

Schedule of Activities

12:00 p.m. – Event begins
1:00 p.m. – Music performance by Dan Dailey, historical presentations begin
2:30 p.m. – Music performance by Aubree Riley
3:00 p.m. – Hourly storytelling sessions begin
4:00 p.m. – Music performance by Lincoln Mash
5:30 p.m. – Music performance by Todd Martin
6:00 p.m. – Spooky wagon rides begin
7:00 p.m. – Music performance by Chris Keesey
8:30 p.m. – Music performance by Donna Mogavero
10:00 p.m. – Paranormal investigation begins
12:00 a.m. – Event ends, scheduled paranormal tour begins

Volunteers

We still need volunteers to staff Midnight at Moonville. If you would like to help, simply fill out the online application.  Volunteers get some nifty perks, including:

  • Free “Midnight at Moonville Event Staff” t-shirt
  • Free parking pass
  • Free snacks and drinks

Volunteer Sign-Up

Event Map

Tips for Attending

  • Arrive early and follow the signs to the designated parking area on Shea Road
  • There will be some walking over rough terrain, so wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight; the event organizers will also have some available for sale
  • The event is in a rural area, so cell phone and Internet service is not reliable
  • Bring cash and checks to buy food or merchandise

Vendors

At the Double-Cut:
The Rolling Pin – Homemade sandwiches, soups, desserts
Jenny Sizemore – Wax warmers and wickless fragrances
Josiah Hunsaker – Lights, homemade crafts
Megan Peters – T-shirts, mugs, stickers, original art
Bill and Louise Goebel – Handmade Alpaca fiber products
Dine-a-Bite! – Food vendor
Melissa Herrold – Woodcrafts, decerative shutters, signs
Jane E. Hill – Soap, facial products, salts, dog wash products
Brandi Shamhart – Souvenirs, baked goods, flowers, dolls, ornaments
Stefanie Mace – Handmade jewelry, aromatherapy bracelets and necklaces
Mansfield Metalworks – Hand-forged iron work and wire jewelry
Jessie Pruiett – Handmade soap, bathbombs, pet products
Karen Stone – Handmade jewelry and tie-dye t-shirts

At Moonville Tunnel:
Moonville Rail Trail Assoc. – Official rail trail merchandise (mugs, t-shirts, hoodies, stickers, keychains)
Vinton County CVB – Official “Midnight at Moonville” merchandise (t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, bumper stickers)
Dinah Rupert – Glow-in-the-dark items, hot dogs and pop, t-shirts
Jason and Miranda Miller – Tarot readings, wood crafts, leather goods
Interface Death – Paranormal DVDs, t-shirts, handmade jewerly
Caleb’s Coffee – Bagged whole bean coffees
Down the Rabbit Hole by Raychill – Artwork
Tracy Dunn – Paparazzi jewelry
Dan Cook – Wood crafts and scroll art
Gayle Mehling – Ghost hunting paraphenalia, handmade bags
Seymour Adeva – Hot foods and drinks
Megan Macke – Pop, water
Adams-West Kettle Corn – Kettle corn
Kim Newell – Jewelry and dream catchers
Heather Bruce – Native American art and jewelry, dreamcatchers
Linda Halley – Jewelry, masks, novelty items, inflatables, light-ups
Biff’s BBQ – Pulled pork, brisket, chicken, fries
Helen Murphy – Photography, jewerly, original art
Cathy Thompson – Antiques, repurposed crafts, home décor
Janelle Nuzum – Gemstones and glass jewelry
Kathie Bibler – Incense, crystals, silver, jewelery
Shannon Gross – Cabin rental service/Moonville
Zaleski Volunteer Fire Dept. – Fish sandwiches, pulled pork, and chili
Cain’s Creations – Fudge, baked goods, paracord bracelets
Brickles Concessions – Subs, salads, hamburgers, fish, chicken, fried veggies
Tod and Julie Nuzum – Coffee, breads, scones, cupcakes
Heather DeLaPena – Hand-spun yarn and hand-dyed wool crafts
Benny Call – Funnel cakes, cotton candy, and lemonade
J & S Crafts – Hand-painted wooden signs, light-ups, glow-in-the-dark items

Be a merchandise or food vendor at Midnight at Moonville. Download a vendor application here:

2017 Vendor Application

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