Organizers of the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum like to say the annual Zombie Ball gives folks an opportunity to either see a different side of the park or just see it for the first time (the event naturally tends to attract younger visitors).
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Here are our top five reasons to attend the Zombie Ball on Saturday, Oct. 20:
1. Ride in a hearse
Want to arrive at the ball in style? Given the theme, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that you’ll be making a grand entrance via hearse (and yes, they are real hearses, people ask every year) instead of a limo.
For a $10-$15 upgrade, a hearse will transport you from the parking lot to the ball and back.
2. A haunted hayride
The haunted hayride takes you through a specific section of the park. Every year, there’s a different theme in terms of what leaps out at you from the woods. This year, expect to see werewolves.
3. ‘Gross, but not really gross’ food
Every year, there’s a horror-themed food buffet that, in the past, has included brain jello molds and devil’s egg eyeballs. This year, Two Women in a Kitchen, a Middletown catering company, will cook up pasta that resembles entrails, pumpkins that vomit guacamole and avocados, and more.
For drinks, there’ll be an open bar from 7 to 9 p.m. and a cash bar from 9 to 11 p.m. serving beer, wine, and a signature “ghoulish” cocktail.
4. Undead dancing
Sweeney Todd, member of the Cincinnati-based DJ/MC group, The Animal Crackers, will be providing the Halloween-themed dance tunes. You can get your own groove on for the “Monster Mash,” but be prepared to get in line with your fellow undead to perform the “Thriller” dance when the time comes.
5. Complete your costume with professional makeup work
Dress up as your favorite vampire, mummy, zombie or something equally creepy, then commemorate your ingenuity with the zombie photo booth or by having a caricature drawn by an on-site artist.
Another artist will be on hand doing makeup to enhance your getup, and there will be tarot readings as well.
HOW TO GO
What: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum Zombie Ball
When: 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 20
Where: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton
Cost: $30 to $100; $15-$25 for designated drivers or those ages 18-21
More info: 513-863-8336 or click here