American Hauntings End of
Summer Festival of Haunts!
Join us for our Fourth Annual Festival for cold chills under the
Held at the James Eldred House, outside of
Eldred, Illinois (South of Jacksonville & Winchester, Illinois)
Daytime Event: Noon to 6:00 p.m.
See Special After Hours Events Below!
American Hauntings' Annual
Festival of Haunts
August 29, 2015 from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
General Admission: FREE!
Hosted by Loren Hamilton
FESTIVAL OF HAUNTS
RETURNS FOR 2015!
Hauntings and host Loren Hamilton for our Fourth Annual
Festival of Haunts -- our End of Summer event to benefit
the historic and haunted James Eldred House! The FREE
daytime event features chilling presentations
ghosts, hauntings, spirited
locations, true-life encounters and unsolved mysteries!
Meet authors and speakers and, network with ghost
enthusiasts from all over the region and later, join us
for a special ghost hunt or haunted campout that will
make this a haunted weekend that you won't soon forget!
Make Eldred, Illinois
THE place to be on Saturday, August 29 for the Biggest
and Best Summer Festival yet!
|The annual end of the summer
event will be held at the notoriously haunted James
Eldred House, which is located south of Jacksonville and
Winchester, Illinois. The afternoon event has a FREE
admission and guests are invited to join us for a
line-up of great speakers, food, and vendors and then
join us when the daytime events are over to take part in
the evening's After Hours activities, which include two
different options -- a ghost hunt at the Eldred House
(hosted by Loren Hamilton) or a haunted campfire at the nearby site of the former
Great River Road Opry (hosted by Troy Taylor & Lisa
Taylor Horton). It's going to be a great, spooky day and
night in Haunted Illinois and you don't want to miss it!
|WANT TO BE A
VENDOR FOR THE SUMMER FESTIVAL? We are offering
vendor's tables for the event for
just $25 each,
with proceeds going to benefit the restoration of the
Eldred House. If you'd like to have a vendor's table,
HERE TO EMAIL US!
The author and American Hauntings owner will be
returning to the summer festival to present
Ghosts in the Graveyard, a collection of
chilling stories from the most haunted cemeteries in
Illinois -- from corpses that refused to decompose to
wandering roadside spirits, premature burial, spirited
crypts and more!
The acclaimed historic re-enactor appears at the summer
Festival for the first time, presenting a first-hand
re-enactment of American Funeral Customs
and embalming and mortuary sciences from the Civil War
era to the 1920s. As an integral part of the former
Funeral Museum at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield,
John brings his in-depth knowledge of funeral customs to
The owner and host of the St. Genevieve, Missouri Tours
will also be presenting for the first time at the summer
festival. The new ghost tour of this historic and very
haunted river town will be bringing us Ghosts of
St. Genevieve, an eerie look at the myriad of
stories that surround this amazing little town.
The author and Alton Hauntings Tour guide returns to the
summer Festival with true tales of the supernatural and
first-hand encounters from his latest book,
Ghosts Never Say Boo. His frightening -- and
often hilarious stories -- of encounters with ghosts and
true hauntings always leave guests with cold chills and
stories that want to make you leave the lights on after
The Festival of Haunts will be hosted
by American Hauntings' own, LOREN HAMILTON.
||THIS SUMMER'S FESTIVAL
* Speakers on Ghosts & the Supernatural
* Vendors and Sale Tables
* Whitechapel Press & American Hauntings Booths
* Food Concessions
* Psychic & Tarot Readings
* Live Entertainment
* Raffle Drawings
* Tours of the Eldred House
* And More!
DIRECTIONS TO THE ELDRED HOUSE:
The house is located outside of Eldred, Illinois, which is south
of Jacksonville and Winchester, Illinois.
1. Because of the isolated location, we
suggest using a GPS unit or online mapping service. There is no
street address, so enter the zip code for Eldred -- 62027.
2. If coming from the west, you will be traveling on Highway 108
from Carrolton. After passing under a canopy of trees, you will
come to the bottom of a hill and come to the Eldred-Hillview
4. There will be a small bar / tavern on your left. Make a right
turn onto to the Eldred-Hillview Road. Go down the road to 1300N
(watch for the green street signs) and make the right.
5. The house is the first house on the left and just drive
up into the yard through the rock fence opening.
Eldred House Ghost Hunt
August 29 - After Hours Event
Great River Opry Campout
August 29 - After Hours Event
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Join Troy Taylor & Lisa Taylor Horton for a campout at
the site of the former Great River Opry, located north of the
Eldred House. Take part in ghost stories around the campfire,
have an old-fashioned wiener roast, visit the haunted old
settler's graveyard on the bluff, and a ghost hunt at the site
of the old opry house!
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