We parked on the West side of the village, and got our tickets at the ticket booth. These weren’t just ordinary tickets; they were crickets! Perfectly fitting for a ride to Cricket Hollow Swamp to visit the witches! We presented our cricket tickets to the driver of the vintage truck that would take us to Cricket Hollow Swamp, where the witches live.
Upon arrival at Cricket Hollow Swamp, we were greeted by the witches, who invited us into their house to browse around. Here we found eyeball soup, dragon armpit hair, a pet spider, and many other witchy and fabulous things. The queen witch herself was here to greet us, and show us around.
My kids were speechless with Mildew Rose, as she showed them how to make cauldron soup. She was the perfect combination of spooky and fun, and every year at Gardner Village we look forward to talking to her and hearing her witchy voice!
Mother Goose Witch was perfectly motherly, and invited the kids to hold her goose as she read them a “nursery rhyme”. She read Humpty Dumpty and Little Miss Muffet, although her versions were unlike any we had ever heard before!
Burying a dead cockroach was our last task at Cricket Hollow Swamp. We were told to dig a small hole, throw the cockroach in, and bury it up. If we looked at it or thought about it while we did it, the cockroach might come back to life and crawl all over us while we slept! We couldn’t have that, so we did as we were told!
After catching the vintage truck back to the parking lot, we ended the night with shopping in the village, and dinner at Archibald’s Restaurant. A perfectly fun family activity to kick off the Halloween season!
Ride To A Witch will not be running on Friday October 14th and Saturday October 15th because the witches will be busy dancing with all you witch moms while your little ones are tucked at home in bed during the Witches Night Out at Gardner Village! (6pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday night; only $5 for parking, then free admission!)