BURGAW – Ghost Walk: The Ghosts of Pender’s Past is a sell-out event in a normal year in the Town of Burgaw. However, with COVID-19, 2020 has been anything but normal.
“The show must go on,” said Stephanie Key, the artistic director of Ghost Walk: The Ghost of Pender’s Past. “To provide ghostly stories in a COVID-19 setting, we’ve gone retro. We’re bringing the Ghost Walk, a drive-in to Burgaw and Hampstead.”
Instead of actors coming to Burgaw, the Ghost Walk volunteers filmed their ghostly tales on location. The stories are being threaded together by a local videographer for attendees’ viewing pleasure.
To add to the fun, following Ghost Walk: The Drive-In movie, a second feature, Stephen King’s Silver Bullet will be shown. Silver Bullet was filmed in Burgaw and released October 1985.
“Pender County Parks and Recreation has state-of-the art movie screening and radio receivers to set up for drive-in movies,” said Zach White, Pender County Parks and Recreation supervisor. “We’re again pleased to partner with Pender County Tourism on the Ghost Walk – just in a different, and safe method.”
The Ghost Walk: The Drive-In will debut at Pender Memorial Park Oct. 23. The ghost tales will arrive at Hampstead Kiwanis Park Oct. 24. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. each night.
Tickets are only $10 a carload. However, tickets are limited and are required to attend. Order Burgaw show tickets online at https://penderevents.ticketleap.com/ghost-walk-the-ghosts-of-penders-past/.
Hampstead show tickets are available online at https://penderevents.ticketleap.com/ghost-walk-the-ghosts-of-penders-past-hampstead/.
For more information visit the official Ghost Walk Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PenderCountyGhostWalk/ or call 910-663-0041.