Another week full of entertainment is upon us. You might expect things to slow down now that summer is well behind us, but fall in Greater Jamestown is full of events that are sure to entertain.
Haunted Houses full of fright
There are two great local haunted houses that are ready to give you so much fright you won't sleep all weekend. There is the Haunting at the Mall that opens this weekend and runs through Nov. 1st and there is also the Safety Village's Town of Terror. If you want a high dose of scares and spooks you can purchase a combo pass for entrance into both haunted houses for $14.
Dracula at the Spire Theater
Just in time for Halloween, Dracula, adapted by William McNulty, is a blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of horror. Dracula is a vicious and unscrupulous monster who thrives on the blood of his victims and the stage is set for a primal confrontation between Good and Evil. The show runs 10/10, 10/17, and 10/18 at 8PM and 10/11 at 10PM. Tickets are $12 presale online or $15 at the door.
Cemetery and Mausoleum Tours
The Fenton History Center will host its annual Saints and Sinners Cemetery Tours this Saturday at the Lake View Cemetery. Hear the personal stories of a dozen souls portrayed by costumed actors on guided walking tours or horse-drawn carriage tours through the cemetery’s beautiful grounds. All history is local, fun, and not meant to be scary or frightening. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight for the later tours. Horse drawn carriage tours run from 3 to 6 pm and walking tours run from 6 to 9 pm. Reservations are required, so call the Fenton History Center at 664.6256 to reserve your tickets today. Also, the Fenton will be hosting a Mausoleums and More Tour on Sunday, October 12th at 8 pm. This tour provides an opportunity to learn about mausoleums and the local residents who inhabit them. Tickets for this tour are $20 and reservations are encouraged.
Open House at JCC
Fall is the perfect time to explore Jamestown Community College! JCC’s Jamestown Campus will be opening its doors to the public on Monday, October 13(Columbus Day) from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and on Sunday, November 16 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. for the Explore JCC fall open houses. The open houses will include opportunities to meet faculty members and speak one-on-one with college representatives. Learn more about financial aid, internships, study abroad opportunities, and more during information sessions. Take a guided tour around the campus and get to hear from current students why they chose JCC. To register for one of the open house dates, go to www.sunyjcc.edu/explorejcc or call 716.338.1001.
Cats at Lucille Ball Little Theater
Dive into the fantastical world of Cats, the second longest-running show in Broadway history. Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The production opens Friday with a performance at 8PM and runs through next weekend. Visit the Little Theater’s web site for more information.
Lucy Town Half-Marathon and 5K
Back for a second year, this perfect combination of comedy and fitness is ready to entertain and challenge you. Just as last year, there will be a 5K, a half-marathon, and stand-up comedy (featuring the legendary Bob Newhart), but this year brings some exciting additions. A 2K “fun run” has been added for kids on Saturday and a block party following the half-marathon will take place on Sunday. The big addition everyone is talking about is the attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record’s count for the most people stomping grapes at once. Be part of history and help put Jamestown in the record books. For more information about everything related to this fun and dynamic event head over to Lucyrace.com
Now, tell us what your plans are for this weekend on social media using #jtny. For information about other events happening in the Jamestown area visit our calendar or head over to the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau's web site to learn about events happening throughout the region. Also, sign up below to get weekly updates sent to your inbox about fun events happening in the Jamestown area.