Lookout Mountain School celebrated its 69th annual Carnival at the Town Commons on Tuesday, September 20, with four hours of good old-fashioned fun. The Carnival is one of two major fundraisers for Lookout Mountain School this year, and it was months in the making by chairs Lauren Caldwell and Beth Wingfield and their hardworking committees. Lookout Mountain School would like to thank everyone for doing their part to support the Carnival once again this year!
The Laurelwood Garden Club is taking orders now for its Christmas mailbox decorations. Purchase beautiful greenery topped with a red velvet bow to embellish your mailbox or lamppost this holiday season. The funds raised with the purchase of the decorations support landscaping and environmental needs at Lookout Mountain Elementary School and Fairyland Elementary School, as well as the Lookout Mountain Beautification Fund.
The deadline to order the decorations is Thursday, November 24. Arrangements will be delivered on Friday, December 2. Decorations are $40 each.
Download this form (PDF) and mail it to Celeste Lindeman, 1103 Tinkerbell Lane, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750. Call Celeste at (404) 803-0705 if you have any questions.
Terror is lurking at the Flesh Farm as the Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern prepares for a monster outbreak now through October 30, Fridays through Sundays with additional openings on October 13, 20 and Halloween. The area’s top haunt opens nightly at dark with the Freak Parade beginning at 7:30 p.m. Every year brings a new theme, new characters and new fear factors, with returning favorites like the Hellevator, chainsaws and fire-breathing.
Haunted Cavern is an experience unlike any other that takes place 26 stories underground in a cave (with one way out), as well as an above-ground haunt that is equally horrific. This year's Flesh Farm is a world torn by infection and chaos, where the Matron Mojo has formed her own brutal society that feeds on the madness. Her “revenants” hunt the living - zombies to be farmed - to satisfy her sinister urges. Scud Row Outpost was formed from the ashes of what many called Ruby Falls and now thrives on the blood of the weak, ruled by Matron’s “wretchers.”
The Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern is in its 13th year of fear and has continued to terrify record-breaking crowds annually. It is currently a Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society and was awarded the Ongoing Special Event Award in 2015 by Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association. In 2014 it was listed as number four on Buzzfeed’s national list of “19 Terrifying Haunted Houses You Should Experience Before You Die.” It has also been awarded the sixth spot on the national haunt list by Rand McNally.
Prices vary nightly, with discounts offered online at www.hauntedcavern.com.
Warning to all visitors: Expect to be scared upon exiting your vehicle. You will descend into a cave. Where no one can hear you scream. Beware of what lurks in the dark. May cause nightmares.
This fall, Rock City offers family fun, beautiful foliage and a German-themed festival at Rocktoberfest, every Saturday and Sunday during October. This 11th annual event is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features live German bands, food, polka and lots of fun entertainment!
Interact with one-of-a-kind characters like Ik the Troll King, the fall fairy, German dancers, a mime, balloon artist and Rocky the elf, Rock City's beloved mascot. Also see the popular Birds of Prey Shows at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. And kids can get a stamp in their passport as they visit different areas throughout the park. Adventure passports are given out upon entering Rock City and include activities and coupons!
Hear live German music from bands including The Wurstbrats, Die Mitternaechters and The Musik Meisters! Dancers also perform German and Bavarian folk dances.
Try some German food like bratwursts and beer cheese soup in the pavilion and German chocolate cake in the Big Rock Grill! Café 7 is also open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is featuring weinerschnitzel.
Set out on a guided heritage tour at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. or 3 p.m., to learn about Rock City's founder Frieda Utermoehlen Carter and her love of German folklore and fairytales!
For the event entertainment schedule, visit www.seerockcity.com/rocktoberfest.
Also this month, Rock City Gardens continues its partnership with the MaryEllen Locher Foundation® to honor breast cancer awareness month during October. Stop by the new "Rock the Pink" photo booth and dress up in a fun assortment of pink attire. Several pink products including survivor birdhouses and ornaments are for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefiting this organization and their scholarship program. Visit Rock City's gift shops or go to www.seerockcity.com/survivor to find out more.