• LaZoom Tours, no stranger to the wacky and weird, is now geared up for an "horrific and hysterical exploration of Asheville's dark and sordid past." A.K.A., the Haunted Comedy Tour of Asheville.
Says the company, "We've got all the stories and are dieing to share them with you! Brought to you by Lando Sky, a tour guide with a huge sense of adventure. Ride along with Lando as he uncovers mysteries, tells tales of murder, deciept, scandals, and ghosts, spilling Asheville's blood right before your very eyes. Bring your camera, we GUARANTEE you'll spot a ghost or two, plus much more.
"This is NOT the LaZoom Haunted Halloween Ride you might have experienced in years past. This is an actual haunted tour of Asheville's downtown and Montford neighborhoods...with a LaZoom twist!"
The 60-minute tours depart from the Thirsty Monk (92 Patton Ave., Asheville). Instructions: Dress warmly, beer and wine allowed on board to responsible passengers ages 21 and up, costumes are encouraged!
Adult only! Must be 18 years to ride.
Tours begin Friday, Oct. 15 and run through Sun. Oct. 31. check lazoomtours.com/tickets/buy/706 for schedule. $15. Info: 225-6932.
Saturday, Oct. 30
• Asheville On Bikes invites everyone interested to its annual Pumpkin Pedaller on Saturday, Oct. 30.
The details, from a Facebook post, are:
Meet at City Hall at 3 p.m.
Pedal at 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate at Wedge Brewery at 5 p.m.
Costumes are customary.
Design a costume suitable for a bicycle ride.
Sunday, Oct. 31
• Less spooky, but still plenty of fun: On Sunday, Oct. 31, the First Baptist Church of Asheville (5 Oak St.) sponsors a communitywide Fall Family Festival from 5 to 8 p.m.
According to a press release, "The event will include pony rides, hay rides, inflatables, a dunk tank, game booths, face painting and a batting cage. There will be a special section just for preschool children. A costume contest (no scary costumes) will be part of the festival. Live music will be provided by the bluegrass band Cane Creek. Everyone is welcome."
Info: contact Coral Childrey, FBCA ministry assistant, 252-4781.
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