By PETE ORBEA
Ready. Set. Ghost Walk. The Ever-Popular Port Gamble Ghost Walks begin in October.
Take a guided tour of Port Gamble, highlighting the town’s history of the paranormal; this includes tours of the more active locations in town. The Ghost Walks take place every Friday and Saturday in October with the exception of Oct. 24-26 for the fifth annual Port Gamble Ghost Conference. Reservations are required. Tours are limited to 15 people.
Cost is $20 per person.
The tours are for ages 16 and older and held 7-9:30 p.m., call to reserve your spot today, 360-297-8074. Visit www.portgamble.wix.com/pt-gamble-paranormal for more details.
Fifth annual Port Gamble Ghost Conference
Port Gamble, the most haunted town in the Pacific Northwest, lets its skeletons out of the closet in October for the fifth annual Port Gamble Ghost Conference.
The conference is designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in paranormal phenomena, from dedicated experts to the curious novice, the uncertain skeptic and the lover of ghost stories.
Over the course of three days, paranormal experts will share personal experiences and lead discussions on using paranormal equipment, interpreting findings and developing professional protocol during investigations.
The conference also offers popular hands-on experiences. The popular Ghost Walk tour serves as an introduction to Port Gamble’s paranormal history and its buildings through the stories and a walking tour. There are several opportunities to participate in investigations of some of the town’s most “active” buildings.
Cost to attend the conference is $55 per person, or $50 for members of paranormal groups.
Visit the Port Gamble Paranormal website at www.portgamble.wix.com/pt-gamble-paranormal for conference details, registration forms, schedule of events and conference speaker bios. For information or to register by credit card, contact the conference office at 360-297-8074 or via email at email@example.com.
Port Gamble Theater will give you chills
The Port Gamble Theater Co. will give you chills with Oscar Wylde’s “The Canterville Ghost,” Oct. 3–21.
Get in the Halloween spirit with the historic Port Gamble Theater and treat yourself to performances of Oscar Wylde’s “The Canterville Ghost.” For tickets and show times, go to www.portgambletheater.com.
Spooky 12K and Kids 1-Miler is Oct. 26
The Roots Rock Trail Running series and Poulsbo Running are lacing up for the eighth annual Spooky 12K and Kids 1-Miler, which takes place on the Port Gamble trails.
Hear ghost stories and then go for a run. This family-fun race is sure to excite and get you in the Halloween mood. For race details, visit www.rootsrockrun.com.
Trick-or-Treat Port Gamble Businesses
Get your little ones warmed up for trick-or-treating by coming to the Port Gamble businesses on the afternoon of Halloween. No cost, just lots of fun!
Calling all fruitcake contest bakers
North Kitsap’s only Fruitcake contest is back for another year and we’re mixing things up. Participants will present their fruitcakes before a panel of distinguished judges, with the public viewing.
The annual contest will take place from 1-2 p.m. at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion on Sunday Dec. 14, during Country Christmas in Port Gamble.
The pavilion will open to participants at 11:30 a.m. and the public at 12:30 p.m., submissions must be present on location by 1 p.m. The winner will receive an engraved plaque, and other holiday and Port Gamble goodies.
Will your fruitcake take the cake? For more information: 360-297-8074.
Looking for Commuter Parking?
Did you know that Olympic Property Group LLC has five parking spaces for rent literally steps from the Kingston Ferry? These prime parking spaces can be rented on a month-to-month basis for $65 per month with no deposit and ACH capable. Please contact the Port Gamble Property Manager, Tonya Caswell at 360-297-7251 to rent a no-hassle, prime parking space and make your commuting life easy.
Ghosts & Magic
Paranormal enthusiasts are excited about the new store Mrs. Muir’s House of Ghosts & Magic.
In late August, Port Gamble experienced the manifestation of a fun and definitely unique shop that caters to the curiosities that exist in all of us. Mrs. Muir’s House of Ghosts & Magic was opened by No. 7 Books owners Danya Simkus and Rik Scott. All ages are welcome in this shop that carries everything from basic magic sets to visually astonishing tarot card sets.
They look forward to carrying equipment that most paranormal investigators use like EMF meters, digital audio recorders, Mel-Meters, and of course batteries and flashlights. They are currently putting together events.
They are open every weekend in Port Gamble in the famous House 10, the Jackson House. Give them a call at 360-881-0489 to find out all of the happenings in this new and fun shop.
— Pete Orbea is the marketing and communications coordinator of Port Gamble. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.