American Hauntings End of Summer Festival of Haunts!
Join us for our Fourth Annual Festival for cold chills under the Summer Sun!

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


Join American 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 campout 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, CLICK 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 event.

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 dark!

The Festival of Haunts will be hosted by American Hauntings' own, LOREN HAMILTON.

* 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!

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 Blacktop.

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
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Join Loren Hamilton for a ghost hunt at the famously haunted house in the evening after the daytime events!
$40 Per Person
Use the Form Below to Register!
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, a ghost hunt at the site of the old opry house and an optional campsite where you can put up a tent and stay all night!
$25 Per Person | Add a tent site for an additional $10 (flat fee)
Use the Form Below to Register!

Note: All Reservations are processed in the order in which they are received and all reservations are sold on a first come / first served basis. If your credit card does
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Please Festival of Haunts After Hours Events:

Eldred House Ghost Hunt 7:00 PM
Includes history of the house and ghost hunt until 2:00 a.m.
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Campout at the site of Great River Road Opry
Includes Weiner Roast and ghost hunt at the site of the former opry (see campsite info below)
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Optional, after midnight campsite for the night $10
Campsites for tent camping or trailer camping acceptable

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