Saturday, October 15, 2011

Boone Hall Fright Nights

I am enjoying yet another beautiful Lowcountry evening here on my front porch. A gorgeous pink sky sunset framing a moon on the rise that is just past full moon stage makes for a perfect southern night.

Meanwhile, over in Mount Pleasant across the Cooper and Wando Rivers a much different scene is playing out for my youngest son Noah at Boone Hall Plantation where he is visiting the annual Boone Hall Plantation Fright Night. Since moving to the Charleston area in the summer of 2007 Michelle and I have been absolutely amazed at the "over-the-top" observation of Halloween here in the Lowcountry. Trick or treat night here in White Gables is truly an event, we even invite some of our friends from outside of the neighborhood to come by and watch as hundreds of costume clad trick or treaters, adult and child, descend upon the streets of this quaint neighborhood with the colorful Charleston style homes. I am not talking about your run of the mill, Wal-Mart $19.99 costumes, last year we had pirates, wizards, super heroes and princess fairies, not to mention a couple of vampires and wolves. Dozens of our neighbors put out displays like the spookie graveyard scene in this picture from our neighbors house down the street.

Speaking of over-the-top entertainment, Boone Hall puts on a professionally produced show, complete with professional actors, sets and special effects that rival anything that you will see in Mickey's world. The show is created by DVE Productions and wow, do they pull out all of the zombies for this one. I have told Michelle to prepare for Noah to join her in our bedroom tonight after he gets home from this show. Click on the video, you will be amazed and frightened. I know I was.

Boone Hall Plantation is located just off of Highway 17 North off of Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant, SC. Fright Night will continue to run throughout October, Friday and Saturday nights, from dark to midnite, all other nights from dark to 10pm. Check it out, if you dare.

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