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Frightful fun

Dinner is served.

This October, fans of all things Halloween will be in for a delightful new entertainment experience as Sky Productions mounts the first Bajan Frightfest at the Barbados Museum.

Intended to provide quality entertainment for adults, teens and children, the event will run over two days, with the Saturday open to ages 12 and up, and the Sunday catering to the entire family.

Kennifer Marius, the principal of Sky Productions and a former Miss Barbados World, boasts several years experience with staging fashion and other events.

“We felt the Barbados Museum would be the ideal location for this first-time event based on its rich history and the fantastic grounds, which lend themselves to a completely surreal experience,” Marius said.

Led by Marius and creative director Glen Brathwaite, the Bajan Frightfest team has designed an impressive lineup of haunted halls and interactive experiences to make the most of the museum’s natural setting and history, including a display that reflects a true horror — slavery.

On the lighter side, one of the fun highlights of the event will be the massive maze, designed by a Barbadian architect. Both event days will feature a Horror Market where glow and other Halloween items will be available on sale. For teens and adults, there will be no shortage of spookiness on the Saturday event schedule with a fully themed Vampire Lounge, Digicel Intestonia eating competition and the SLAM FM Monster Ball, complete with a troupe of talented Zombie Brek Leg Dancers from Pinelands Creative Workshop.

On Sunday, the family day, patrons will enjoy a photo booth, Caribbean ghost story-telling on the Banks Gore Stage, and the Ghost of the Tavern children’s costume competition.

Bajan Frightfest 2012, which is intended to be an annual Halloween weekend extravaganza, is backed by a team of event professionals with experience in the theatre, fashion, hospitality and production. Part proceeds of the event will benefit the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children, an indigenous Caribbean children’s foundation which provides opportunities for disadvantaged children to reach their maximum potential through good quality early childhood development experiences.

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