Wishing Halloween was here already? We don't blame you. This May is an excuse to get all dressed up as things are about to get oh so spooky, as Gatton Historical Village is holding the scary but exciting festival The Village Of The Doomed. Now before you rush out and get yourself a killer costume of your favourite character from film, TV, book or comic, cast your eyes over some of the much-anticipated events to immerse yourself in. We think this May will be spooktaculious.
Prepare for an epic night of all things frightful fun. Expect haunted houses, spooky Pariah Paranormal Ghost Tours, Seraphim Escape Rooms in a real 17-tonne steel police cell. Live performances by Shimmer from the Dark Cabaret Burlesque, live Medium show from well-known psychic, Rayleen Kable of Haunting Australia, Wisper and Mad Cap Twirling fire-eating and twirling extraordinaire, psychic galore with Morticia Quill and Blessed by Ravenshaw and Hocus Pocus's witchy sisters, The Sanderson Sisters.
Be quick as tickets will sell out fast as Raylene Kable from Haunting Australia is live
If the escape room or ghost tour is too much for you and you need to calm your nerves, there'll be a pop-up bar serving Murderous Mocktails and Creepy Cocktails. For something on the gourmet side of things, try a decadent delicacy from Sweet Revenge, or one of Sweeney Todd's Fine Finger Foods. Be it young or old these guys have it all covered.
Playing dress ups is a must and I strongly encourage you to put aside your scariest, wackiest and most hilarious costume for The Village of the Doomed. If you don't have anything to wear or a bit skint on time, there is a costume department area, to get into the spirit of all things spooky and kooky. The good people from Ipswich's very own The Costume Closet have it covered, where you can hire or buy one of your favourite scary costumes. Free face painting services are provided, from the mega-talented crew at Face Stories working their magic, to finalise the finishing touches to your ghoulish costume, ready to be judged in the best costume competition. Yes, these guys are serious about wearing costumes and have two competitions for the best dressed, one for under 18-year-olds and another for 18 and over.
Check out the macabre markets and dress up in your favourite Halloween costume
If super scary faces aren't your vibe, then the Victorian novelist Lou Merrington will be making an appearance to get into the groove of all things gothic. Channel your inner spirit, hippie child, by checking out the Macabre Market filled with ghoulish wares, beautiful and magical crystals, singing bowls, alternative clothing and accessories available at Rocks N Things. If this doesn't rock your world, then channel your inner Avatar or inner alien with Role Playing Games (RPG) with Games Master Nathanael Detlev Petrick for the evening.
The Village of the Doomed will be rocking it out on May 2nd at Gatton Historical Village, Freemans Road, Gatton at from 6pm . Costume Closet, River 94.9, Seraphim Escape Rooms are all sponsors of this community fundraising event. You need to prepurchase your ticket and tickets can be bought online at lockyervalleytickets.com.au/event/10699