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 13, 2018, from 3 to 11 p.m. 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 2018 event page.  For more information, call the Vinton County CVB at 1-800-596-4459.

Schedule of Activities

3:00 p.m. – Storytelling by Thomas A. Burnett, historical presentations, and ghost hunting presentations by Ohio P.R.I.S.M. begin
4:00 p.m. – Music performance by Mothman (Todd Martin)
5:00 p.m. – Wagon rides to Moonville Cemetery begin
5:15 p.m. – Music performance by Steve Zarate
6:30 p.m. – Music performance by Ben Davis, Jr.
7:45 p.m. – Music performance by Bart Wiseman
9:00 p.m. – Paranormal investigation at the tunnel


The following local businesses and organizations are generously sponsoring the third annual Midnight at Moonville festival:

Event Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Booth Real Estate and Insurance
Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 2279
Superior Hardwoods of Ohio
Vinton County National Bank

Sponsorship Form


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:

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


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


At the Parking Area:
To be announced

At Moonville Tunnel:
To be announced

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

2018 Vendor Application