“Beware the ides of March!” We all remember that quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, right? (Vaguely, anyway …) Turns out “ides” is a term for mid-month, usually the 15th. I guess this is our none-too-subtle way of reminding you that Happy Halloween Weekends are dwindling down to just two and a half more weekends.
Thanks for the #tbt, WHSH! (Those call letters create a dandy onomatopoeia -whoosh!)
Congratulations to La Shanda R. from Danville, Indiana, who wins two admission tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends plus two meal vouchers for our BOOfet. Thanks to everyone who entered!
What’s your favorite treat this time of year?
For some it’s a caramel apple and for others it’s anything with “pumpkin” in the name (pumpkin cheesecake fudge, anyone?).
Still others can’t wait to see the leaves change from green to bright fall colors. Or hear the laughter of children as they show off their costumes for the first time.
Tell us about your favorite Halloween treat and you could win two tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends plus two BOOfet meals (available Saturdays in October only); tickets and meal vouchers must be used by October 31, 2015.
Here’s how to enter:
You must be at least 18 years old to enter this giveaway.
Employees of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari (and our immediate family members) are not eligible to enter.
Use the widget, below, to enter daily. There are lots of options, so you can earn extra entries by posting here on our HoliBlog, tweeting about this sweepstakes, and visiting us on our Facebook pages. The winner – chosen at random – will be emailed late afternoon on October 1.
For the “post a comment on the blog” entry option, simply tell us about your favorite Halloween treat. (Our comments are moderated, so as long as the content is HoliFriendly, it will appear soon.)
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Matt and Lauren head to OwensBOOro, Kentucky, early tomorrow morning to chat on the air with our friend Chad at WBKR.
Be sure to tune in at 7am CT, as we’re sending Chad some goodies, the sweetest of which is a promo code with the deepest discounts available for Happy Halloween Weekends. And by that we mean General Admission tickets for just $24.99!
Chad is what you might call a super-fan. Or a HoliFan. He digs our coasters.
Here he is back in April, as one of the first riders on Thunderbird:
We’re all planning to tune in to listen at 7am.
… even Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin, who usually sleeps in until at least 11.
What else is new this year? Every Saturday in October, we’re offering a Halloween BOOfet in the Good Old Days Picnic Grove. (Details and reservations for the BOOfet are available here.)
Our Halloween BOOfet is an all-you-care-to-eat meal that starts at 12:30pm CDT on Saturdays and includes fried chicken and other yummy picnic treats. One of the entrees will change each week. When I messaged Tammy to ask her for this week’s extra entree, I was at first a bit offended by her one-word response: BRATS.
About three seconds later, I remembered we’re sort of in Little Germany here in southern Indiana and brats is short for bratwurst. So that means we’ll give you our wurst on Saturday – hope you can join us!
There’s something magical about the fall of the year: The leaves change colors, temperatures cool down, children of all ages sport fun costumes, pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes pop up everywhere.
There’s also magic in children’s laughter – that burst of belly laughter that is utterly contagious.
“Don’t anybody eat the pumpkin cake balls I just put in the fridge!” Barbie hollered down the hall this afternoon. Yes, we often share, but these Halloween treats were set aside for media friends.
Wednesday morning (that’s tomorrow, if you keep up on your HoliBlog reading), Matt and Lauren are heading to Evansville bright and early for a fun chat with Dennis Jon Bailey and Diane Douglas on the air at WIKY radio.
We learned, through triage, that park guests needed help in the parking lot, in Kringle’s, and in a restroom – where access to the injured was blocked by falling trees. There was also a pregnant lady in Skeeball who thought she was going into labor. LifeFlight from St. Mary’s and a Search & Rescue team from the Owensboro, Kentucky, fire department joined personnel from local police, fire, EMS, EMA and sheriff departments.
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