With October and Autumn in full swing we look forward to celebrating Hallowe’en with ghost walks and tours. We have indoor and outdoor activities, with Scott’s Selkirk Festival, the Traditional Skills Fayre at the Hay House Centre and the small but perfectly formed Berwick Literary Festival. Something to get everyone out before we hunker down for winter.
Scott’s Selkirk 6-8 October
Music, mirth and more in the historic market town of Selkirk. Children’s activities, steers entertainment, strolling entertainment, market stalls, Saturday evening concert and Sunday afternoon ceilidh. Something for everyone.
Looking Back – Traditional Old Skills Fayre, Hay Farm, Ford 6-8 October 10.00-16.00
Watch horses working along with vintage tractors. Learn abut old working skills and then visit the indoor market which offers local food producers and crafters. A very relaxing event. TD12 4TR
A small and friendly book festival in the historic walled town of Berwick on Tweed. The festival prides itself in not only attracting speakers on national renown but also promoting Northumberland authors. This year includes poetry publisher Neil Astely, debut novelist Polly Clark (much praised by Margaret Attwood), the rock guitarist Dave Randall and Private Eye cartoonist Tony Husband. Make sure to leave time for a walk along nearby Spittal Beach.
Singers and musicians welcome, as well as music lovers of all ages. TD6 9AH
Edward & Eliza & the Smashing of the van, Straightforward Theatre, Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk 20 october 20.00
A couple struggling to make a living from their small shop in 1867 Ireland, against the backdrop of Irish Republicanism. Booking essential. Tickets £12/£10 (under 16). Optional pre-there supper available for £13. TD7 5ET
Half term Hallowe’en fun for all the family throughout the week. Join in if you dare.
Characters from the past come alive and tell you their tales of daring deeds and frightening times as they struggled to support the Jacobite cause. Tour finished in the 18th century dining room with a glass of mulled wine. the 1745 Cottage Restaurant will be saving Hallowe’en suppers. Booking advised as tickets limited. Adults £12/Children £8 (turn not suitable for children under 8 or those with a nervous disposition). Tours lasts around and hour. EH44 6PW
Family ghost walk in the grounds of Bowhill. Discover ghastly ghouls in Bowhill’s past. Alas not suitable for under 2s and not buggy or wheelchair friendly. Three times for walks 18.00, 19.15 and 20.15. £9 adult £6 child. Booking essential as tickets are limited. Tickets from www.borderevents.com. TD7 5ET
Please check all venues and ticket requirements before you leave home.