I was fortunate to attend the first 2012 All Hallows Eve Dinner at Kings Landing last Friday night. What a blast! If you have never attended this event, and you are a fan of Hallowe'en and all things spooky, you had better put this at the top of your "Must Do" list. There are two more, this coming weekend - Friday and Saturday evenings. You must make a reservation in advance, and choose your main course. You can see more info and get the phone number or email to do that by clicking here . Don't wait- they may be very close to sold out by now. You can read the blog post about this "haunted event" that dear daughter Laura wrote for the Fredericton Tourism blog here. (If you scroll back you can also read one she wrote on the KL Thanksgiving weekend, and there will be one in the near future on their Christmas Dinners at the Kings Head Inn as well.)
This spooky evening is far more than just a good meal at the Kings Head Inn. It's more of a "dinner theatre" style evening. Dinner service begins around 7:30pm, but you will want to arrive
well before that. I'd suggest you arrive by 6:30 as you'll want to have time to "encounter" all the ghouls and ghosts as you walk down to the Inn. Try not to get blood on your clothing, and don't get trampled by the headless horseman who may gallop by. And watch in the trees for swinging bodies.... Mwuhahahaha..... Head down to the Pub first for a cup of hot cider or something stronger if you prefer. Enjoy the minstrels' musical entertainment... join in the singing, if you dare...
There will be a special table reserved for you in one of the dining rooms and I guarantee the meal will not disappoint. You will not come away hungry! You will be treated to a number of short performances by members of the Kings Landing Dramatic Lyceum - musical numbers, readings and recitations, and gruesome stories of actual historical events... macabre, spine tingling, humorous and more! I don't want to give anything more away- you'll have to go to experience the fun for yourself!
" 'Tis the night - the night
Of the grave's delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they - it is they."
~Arthur Cleveland Coxe