Do you believe in ghosts? You just might after spending a night in the haunted Moonville Tunnel. Midnight at Moonville is a two-day family-friendly fall festival featuring dramatic storytelling, wagon rides, regional craft vendors, souvenirs, historical presentations, music performances, roaming spooks, and much more. The first night ends with an interactive demonstration of paranormal investigation techniques hosted by a respected research group.

The 2022 event will be held the second weekend in October–Saturday the 8th from 3 p.m. to midnight and Sunday the 9th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking will be at two locations this year. The main parking area is at 71945 Shea Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651. The second location is available Saturday only at Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable and Dance Barn, 73930 Buck Lane, New Marshfield, OH 45766. Wristbands are required for entry. The admission fee is $10 per vehicle load on Saturday; half-price admission on Sunday.  Transportation shuttles will run continuously between all festival areas. Most activities and entertainment are free.  For more information, call the Vinton County CVB at 740-596-7077.

Music Schedule

Inside Moonville Tunnel on Saturday:

3:00-4:15 p.m. – Ben Davis Jr.
4:30-6:00 p.m. – Mothman Acoustic (Todd Martin)
6:15-8:15 p.m. – The Sod Busters
8:30-10:30 p.m. – Earwig

At Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable on Saturday:

4:00-5:00 p.m. – Wevo
5:30-7:15 – Caitlin Kraus Band
8:00-10:00 p.m. – The Wild Honeybees

Festival Schedule

Saturday, October 8
3:00 p.m. – Event opens, storytelling and tarot card reading starts
6:00 p.m. – Wagon rides to Ingham Station ghost town begin
Midnight – Interactive paranormal investigation
Sunday, October 9
9:00 a.m. – Event opens, pancake breakfast
2:00 p.m. – Vendor teardown

Sponsors

Classic Brands Athens
Dodrill Realty

Lake Hope Lodge
Uncle Buck's Riding Stable

Athens Dental Arts
Atomic Credit Union
Booth Insurance Agency
Edward Jones Investments of Athens
Hammond Hardware and Lumber
Hammond Insurance
Hampton Inn Athens
Holzer Health System
Mathews Insurance
Rio Grande McArthur Center
Shrivers Pharmacy & Wellness of Athens
State Representative Mark Johnson
Vinton County National Bank
WesBanco

Special thanks to A.T. Hoy Transportation, Austin Powder Co., Walker Farm, the Wild Turkey Festival, and all our volunteer staff members!

Become a Sponsor

Volunteers

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

  • Choice of free t-shirt
  • Free parking pass
  • Free snacks and drinks

Volunteer Application

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, as credit card services will be unavailable

Vendors

At the Parking Area:
Country Carvings & Stuff
Jackie Corcy & Robert Hopkins Halloween Decor
Krystal Lambert Crafts
Stretchies & More
The Mantis Effect
…and more!

At Moonville Tunnel:
9 Pines Vacation Rentals
Athenian Wrapsody
Blissfully Blessed 333
Buff Lo Dip
Cain’s Creations
Cindy Tolliver Tapestries and Rock Art
Dan Cook Woodworking
Dennis Reinhart Photography
Dye and the Family Stone
Energy Healings by Jessica
Firelight Design
Gaia’s Realms
Granni Janni’s Kettle Corn
Jannette Quackenbush, Author
J.L. Chandler
Jiddu’s Coffee
Kelly Yoho Wire Jewelry
Lil Bubba’s Food Truck
Mike Kornmiller Wood Carvings
Miranda Miller Tarot Card Readings
Raven Startford-Wise
Wendy Christian Functional Art and Paintings
Zaleski Volunteer FIre Dept.
…and more!

Food and merchandise vendors are needed for Midnight at Moonville! Download a vendor application here:

2022 Vendor Application