During Halloween week, both kids and adults can come by the Birthplace of Country Music Museum to hear spooky and music-related local tales. On Wednesday, October 28, at 6:30pm, join Leon Overbay, “the Boones Creek Bard,” as he shares ghost stories and Appalachian folk tales. A founding member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild and a charter member of the Barter Storytellers, Leon is known for his cowboy poetry, Appalachian stories, and southern humor. This storytelling session is free and will be held in the museum’s Performance Theater; it is suitable for older kids and adults.
The museum will also host a retelling of “The Bell Witch” legend suitable for all ages on Saturday, October 31 at 12 noon. Free and open to the public, this event is the perfect way for families to end their morning after Pumpkin Palooza at the Farmers’ Market and trick-or-treating on State Street. Bristol Public Library children’s librarian Pam Neal will entertain with this wonderful spooky tale, and there will be candy for your little trick-or-treaters. For more information about Pumpkin Palooza festivities, visit www.BelieveinBristol.org.