No question that one of the the first thoughts most people have of Savannah is – it’s haunted. From the movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, that puts spirits and spooky on the Savannah map to the stories many share of haunted bars, restaurants, hotels and houses, this is a city on the forefront of shadows & spooks running amuck day and night.
I recently learned that Savannah partakes heartily in the use of Haint Blue for decorating – a way to keep the restless spirits – haints – at bay. So what’s a city to do when haints are all around, haint blue is a favorite decorating element, and you’re looking for a little fun?
Embrace the mood – invite the spirits – haunt your tours – and celebrate your quirky haunted side.
For a whole lot of fun with hauntings, be certain to check out VisitSavannah.com and ‘Like’ them on Facebook.
But here are a few things I thought you might be interested in:
Tybee Island Pirate Fest: Oct 8 – 10. Argh, be they pirates I see? The 6th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest will feature a Buccaneer Ball, Pirate Parade & live entertainment. Don’t skip the Thieves Market. Strand Ave. between Tybisa & 19th St.
St. Vincent’s Academy Annual Historic Tour of Homes & Tea: October 16. This tour promises to be a fascinating look inside nine residences of Savannah’s Historic District. From architecture to stylish furniture, you’ll get a glimpse into Savannah’s past & present. Tea will be served in high-fashion on the grounds of the Convent. Academy students will serve a delicate repast of tea & handmade confections.
Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival: Oct 31. This fun-filled day of ethnic Jewish cuisine and family entertainment from 11a.m. – 4p.m. in Forsyth Park. Midnight in the Garden… fans will know Forsyth from its central location as a Savannah treasure. Free & open to the public – with a cost for food of course.
Savannah Film Festival: Oct 30 – Nov 6. This annual fest celebrates a full range of films – Savannah style. Award-winning pros to students will share their wares on the widescreen.
The Crypt Pub: 317 West Brought, is newly opened with plenty of spirits. Entertainment is throughout with themed decor, a DJ nightly and food. Don’t forget your ghostly drink to top off the spirit-infused theme.
For more on Savannah & her ghosts – and for places to take ghost tours & more – check out www.VisitSavannah.com & Like them on Facebook.