Monday, October 22, 2018

#Blogoween - Fairborn, Ohio Halloween Festival

Last weekend, I went to Ohio with Mom & both sisters (and Chuck the skeleton!) to visit the brother in Dayton.  It's always a good time when we get together.!  Also on our agenda was a visit the Lewisburg Haunted Cave (which was so awesome!  Highly recommend!)  and we happened to pick the same weekend as the Halloween Festival in nearby Fairborn. 
Fairborn looked to be a cute little town.  The festival was held in their "downtown" area at the crossroads of Main St & Central Ave.   
Main Street was interesting that it was divided with parking down the center so there was room for twice as many booths on the street!  So this is just one side of the road. 
 Zombie Hunter truck
 Captured zombies
In the center of the crossing of Main & Central was a flag pole & the Veteran's memorial.  It was surrounded by hearses! 
 There are 6 locations for a store called Foy's in this area.  Each held a different type of merchandise.  We only went into the decor & year-round Halloween store (which seemed like a small-town Party City store)
The stores across the street from each other had a cable between them and there was a ghost that went back & forth.   
 There were several houses that had rather elaborate displays. 
These pirate ships were all on trailers!  
 This house on the corner had a LOT of neat stuff!
 Fun fact - to get this look, they used a regular skeleton that you can get at any store right now.  Wrap it in plastic - and use a heat gun on it to melt the plastic.  Then use paint or most likely wood stain to get the awesome grody color. 
 The back yard was filled with zombies & aliens!
These guys in the front yard were enormous! 
 This guy had to raise up & down (we could see a steel I beam behind him & air hoses underneath)
 This building was part of a church!
They have a real saddle & bridle on this horse!
I covet their hearse!  And there's also a real harness on this horse, too. 
The Ghostbusters hearse was fun and if you look to the left - there were skeletons on top of the garage!
I almost lost Chuck!  The great-niece asked to hold him and she fell in love.  
I got him back, but I'm going to send her her very own Chuck.  I have his twin (who's in much better condition) who I think she will be very happy with. 

It was a great trip!

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  1. Looks like such a fun festival! I'm getting a kick out of all the pictures with Chuck, too funny!

    1. We get some funny looks when I carry him around, too. And he rides around in the front seat of my car. So when we drove to Ohio, my sister held him on her lap and waved at cars that we passed - LOL!

  2. Thank you, Lisa, for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm happy it led me here. You manage TWO blogs?! Wow. That's impressive. I love Halloween, too, and can't believe you're posting every day on the other blog. That's amazing. Cheers!

    1. You're so welcome!
      Thanks for the compliment! My blogs have such different topics that it only makes sense to keep them separate. I'm going to be posting pics of my cemetery soon - once it stops raining and I can finish the details. :D

  3. I love that your niece was a fan of Chuck. Too cute! This looks like you had a really great time. There are tons of great things to do in Ohio. Love Halloween festivals and events.


    1. It's the first time we'd come across a Halloween festival so we couldn't NOT go! We visit the brother about once a year and we always find stuff to do down there.

  4. Thanks so much for visiting Fairborn during the 7th Annual Halloween Festival. Great pictures! I oversee this event and it keeps getting bigger every year! In 2017 we had over 10,000 attendees, but only about 7,000 this past year in 2018 because of the rain. Looking forward to another great event in 2019! Find me and introduce yourselves if you are back in Fairborn. Cheers! Matt Owen, Executive Director, Fairborn Area Chamber of Commerce


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