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 71945 Shea Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651. There will be a $10 parking charge per vehicle on Saturday; half-price parking on Sunday. Most activities and entertainment are free.  For more information, call the Vinton County CVB at 1-800-596-4459.

Music Schedule

Inside Moonville Tunnel on Saturday:

3:00-4:15 p.m. – Ben Davis Jr.
4:30-6:00 p.m. – Mothman Acoustic
6:15-5:15 p.m. – The Sod Busters
8:30-10:30 p.m. – Earwig

At Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable on Saturday:

7:00-10:00 p.m. – The Wild Honeybees

Schedule of Activities

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
More activities to be announced!

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
Hampton Inn Athens
Holzer Health System
Mathews Insurance
Rio Grande McArthur Center
Shrivers Pharmacy & Wellness of Athens

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:
To be announced.

At Moonville Tunnel:
To be announced.

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

2022 Vendor Application