This weekend Halloween season kicks off in earnest in Nitro with the annual Festival of Fright. The festivities begin Friday night with a Kick Off concert at Ridenour Lake featuring Ghost Road (7 PM), Robot Jurassic (9 PM) and The Renfields (10:30 PM). That line-up is subject to change, and REL-X may be worked in later in the show.
That should get you in the mood for Saturday, when the mayhem begins at noon, with Pumpkin Carving, a Zombie Shoot and Pumpkin Races.
At 1 PM ACW Wrestling will present a Meet and Greet, and shuttle service (because of limited parking at Ridenour Lake) begins. At 2 PM ACW wrestling will present two hours of the finest professional wrestling in the Mountain State.
At 4 PM The Trail of Terror begins. 5 PM sees the start of the Po’ Folks Cabaret, and 6 PM markes the end of the Pumpkin Carving, Zombie Shoot and Pumpkin Races.
Starting at 8 PM Ridenour Lake becomes a Drive-in Theater, with It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, followed by Goosebumps. At 10:30 PM the classic Return of the Living Dead fills the screen with R-rated zombie antics, and at midnight everyone will do the Time Warp as the event ends with The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Admission is free, but bring money for the vendors and food trucks. A ghoulishly great time is guaranteed for all. Check their Facebook page for more details.