It has been established that fall is a great season for experiencing fun activities. The possibilities for events and entertainment are seemingly endless. Last week, I covered a few different events that were happening this season in Rolla, and I am happy to report that I am back with more. As the month of October continues, so do the festivities and opportunities for celebration.
As a reminder, a couple adventures that were featured last week are still happening and should not be passed up. One of these events is the University’s Haunted Mine; the attraction opened last weekend, and for those who might have missed it, there are still two more weekends to partake in the experience. The other featured attraction is Pete’s Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkin lovers will be relieved to know that they will be open each Saturday and Sunday for the rest of the month.
Some Rolla residents may have already indulged in the above experiences. Fortunately, there are plenty of new events happening this weekend that will be just as much fun. One special spooky event is the Haunted Maze. Delta Tau Delta is teaming up with Chi Omega to host this event that is not only a great way to celebrate the fall season, but it also supports some great causes. When thrill seekers purchase their tickets for the maze, they can rest assured that the proceeds will support Delta Tau Delta’s philanthropy, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Chi Omega’s philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The maze will be open this weekend on the 25th and 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and next weekend on Halloween night through Saturday night. Those looking to attend can buy tickets at Havener for five dollars before the 25th or six dollars at the door.
Off Campus, there is an interesting event in St. James at Meramec Vineyards Winery this Thursday night. They call it Witches Night Out, and it will be starting at 7:00 p.m. Meramec Vineyards is inviting all ladies to come out and partake in shopping for products from Shylah B. Boutique while also enjoying live music from Jordan Isakson, treats, and sangria brew. When asked what she is looking forward to the most, Junior Madison Garrison stated she is “excited for the themed events for the night. Jordan Isakson has wicked vocals and she was at Saint James Idol. Also, Shylah’s boutique always has super cute clothes!”
One event that is sure to make a splash is Picture in the Pool at The Centre here in Rolla. Anyone looking to go for a swim in October can buy a ticket for eight dollars and enjoy watching the Halloween classic The Nightmare Before Christmas in a unique setting. It will take place this Friday, October 25th at 6:30 p.m.
For those looking for a more active fall experience, this Saturday October 26th, there are a couple races available to participate in. The Rolla Multisport Club is hosting their Bonehead 5K race/walk and 10K race in downtown Rolla. The race will begin at 8 a.m. and registration for the 5K is thirty dollars and thirty-five for the 10K. For those who are ambitious, there is another spooky-themed option at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Cuba, Missouri; they are hosting a Zombie 5K and a 2K fun run. The races begin at 2 p.m. and the registration fee for the 5K is again thirty dollars while the 2K is fifteen dollars to get a T-shirt and prizes or free not including a T-shirt.
It is easy to see that anyone looking to participate in all fall has to offer has many options to choose from.