Do you like big pointy hats and loud cackling laughter?
Or do you prefer a more earthy connection to a sisterhood?
There might be a reason for you to circle October 22 on your calendar.
The Franklin Retail Association stirred the cauldron last year by trying out something new around Halloween - a Witch Walk. It was instantly very popular and drew witches and warlocks from miles away. What does a retail group have to do with witchery you might ask?
The association is building on last years success by offering even more incentives as they invite people from all over the region to attend the Saturday evening happening. They’d love to see the sidewalks filled with witches beginning at 5 p.m. stretching into the dark. They have 275 tickets to sell.
“Dress in your witchy best, and head downtown to shake your broomstick,” said Jennifer Taylor the association’s director. The $25 tickets go on sale beginning September 20 at various locations in downtown Franklin. They can also be purchased by calling Sassy’s Gifts at 814-346-0269.
A ticket will get you a free Witch Walk tote loaded with stuff like coupons for two Tarot readings, two mocktails or cocktails, and “other treats.” A fun gathering is planned in the evening to with plenty of door prizes and the best dressed witches will awarded as well to cap off the fun.
“This is such a unique event for our area,” Taylor said. “… so many people enjoyed it last year.”