SPOOKtacular Events and A Hauntingly Good Last Minute Deal From Hotel Viking Make Newport, Rhode Island Irresistible in October

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Save 15% in October 2011 at http://www.HotelViking.com of Newport, Rhode Island. Just another great reason to discover Newport's ghost, goblins and good times this Fall.

Pumkin Trail at Ballard Park in Newport, Rhode Island

Fall is a festive and fun time of year in Newport. Kids love the pumpkin patches and corn maize. Adults love the parties and the Jack-o-Lantern Jog.

From ghost tours and Halloween bashes to the Jack-o-Lantern Jog and pumpkin patches, October is a hauntingly good time to visit Newport, Rhode Island. And it just got better with a special 15% savings offered at Hotel Viking the month of October 2011. Hotel Viking, a member of Historic Hotels of America, is centrally located in the heart of Newport offering easy access to all the “spooktacular” activities occurring in October. Reservations can be booked by calling (401) 847-3300 or 800-556-7126 or visiting http://www.HotelViking.com.

“From the Haunted Shipyard to the Belcourt Castle Halloween Ball, there is so much to do in Newport in October,” stated Marlen Scalzi, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hotel Viking, “Fall is a festive and fun time of year in Newport. Kids love the pumpkin patches and corn maize. Adults love the parties and the Jack-o-Lantern Jog. ”

Below is a partial list of activities and events.

Check out the Ballard Park Pumpkin Tour
Saturday, Oct. 15, 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Ballard Park, at the corner of Hazard and Wickham Roads. Parking is available across the street at Roger’s High School. For more visit http://www.BallardPark.org.

Murder at the Museum
Saturday, October 15, 7:00pm–8:30pm.
Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Join the "Art of the Masquerade," an entertaining and interactive murder mystery set in 1916, staged by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Admission varies. Reservations recommended. Call (401) 848-8200, or visit http://www.newportartmuseum.org/ for more information.

Rogues and Scoundrels History Walking Tour, Newport
Mondays and Saturday Oct 22
Begins at 11:00am. Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. During this 75-minute tour, see where scoundrels lived, where pirates profited, and where criminals were put on trial and punished. Learn why this colony was sometimes known as Rogue's Island. $12 per person; reservations suggested. Call (401) 841-8770, or visit http://www.newporthistorytours.org/ for more information.

The Haunted Shipyard
October 20-23, 2011
Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf. Be one of the first brave souls to set foot inside the barred gates of The Haunted Shipyard. Experience the dread and terror that linger down each gangway as your former yard hand reluctantly escorts you through each ghastly room. An all-ages destination including a 'Scare-Free, Lights-On' kids area. Call (401) 846-1600, or visit http://www.hauntedshipyard.com for more information.

7th Annual Fortress of Nightmares
October 21-23, 2011
6:00pm–9:00pm. Fort Adams State Park, off Harrison Avenue. Chose from two chilling Halloween attractions at one great location! The Tunnels of Terror Haunted Maze is a terrifying walk through the dark tunnels of the Fort, while the Fortress Ghost Hunt takes you on a legitimate paranormal investigation. Tours are weather dependent; sturdy footwear is required; not recommended for children under 12. Call (401) 841-0707, email rmccormack(at)fortadams(dot)org, or visit http://fortressofnightmares.com/fon2011/ for more information.

Find your way to Escobar’s A-Maizeing Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Head over to Escobar’s Farm on Saturday, Oct. 29 for an A-Maizeing Halloween Party at the farm’s beloved corn maize. Everyone is invited to this old-fashioned Halloween costume party for the entire family. Fun and games, plus trick-or-treat in the corn maze. Come in costume! Highland Farms Corn Maze, Middle Road, Portsmouth. 864-1064

Party with the ghosts at the Belcourt Castle Halloween Ball
Saturday, Oct. 29, 8pm - Midnight
No other Halloween party in Newport is as anticipated as the Belcourt Halloween Ball. Party goers are notorious for pulling out all the stops for their costumes and the music fills the Gothic ballroom of this palatial, and reputedly haunted Bellevue Avenue mansion. Ghost tours are also available. Tickets are available online at http://www.BelcourtCastle.org.

Run off that candy at the Jack-o-Lantern Jog
The Jack-o-Lantern Jog is on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. The 5k road race begins in downtown Jamestown and winds its way along a scenic and rolling course past Mackerel Cove Beach and onto Highland Avenue. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be handed out in both costume and non-costume divisions.

Hotel Viking offers 209 rooms and suites; fine dining at One Bellevue; over 14,000 square feet of meeting space; a 24-hour business center; an indoor pool; and fitness center. For more information, please call Hotel Viking at 800-556-7126 or visit http://www.hotelviking.com.


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