Lamy’s Haunted Harvest Weekend, Oct. 29-30

- October 21, 2011

Lamy is a sleepy town southeast of Santa Fe, but in its heyday it was a bustling railroad center, with a depot, a Harvey House hotel and a regular shuttle that transported train passengers to and from Santa Fe. For years, the Legal Tender, a restaurant and bar, was shuttered, and rumors of ghosts persisted, but now it will throw open its doors to host the second annual Haunted Harvest Weekend, featuring pumpkin decorating, apple bobbing, tarot card readings and a costume contest, along with food, music and more.

The event takes place from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 29 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 30 on the patio of the Legal Tender. Sponsors include The Lamy Dining Car, the Santa Fe Performance Exchange and the Santa Fe Brewing Company.

Kid events take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, including a costume contest with prizes in three categories – adults, kids and pets. Kids can decorate pumpkin cookies, bob for apples on a stick, have their faces painted, chuck pumpkins and break piñatas open.

At 3 p.m., attend a presentation by ghost hunters about their Legal Tender investigation. Saturday night entertainment includes a fire dancer at 6:30 p.m. and the Las Brujas Belly Dancers at 8:30 p.m. Featured musicians are Nolan Redmond & the Ugly Truth, the Steve Rose Band, playing Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., and Mark's Midnight Carnival, Kentucky Mumdinger, Family Coal and Raven Redfox.

The Harvest Weekend Menu includes barbecued ribs, blackened "bat" (chicken) wings, hot dogs, green chile pumpkin goulash, beef and beans, devil's food cake, apple cider, hot chocolate, root beer floats and beer. On Sunday, brunch is served from 10 a.m. to noon, and lunch from noon to 3 p.m.

If you're looking for a fun, family event to celebrate Halloween, be sure to stop by the Haunted Weekend. Who knows….you may see a ghost or two yourself!

For more information, visit www.lamydiningcar.com or call 466-1650.