Witches Escape in Eureka Springs

2022 Eureka Springs Witches Escape

A Benefit for The Eureka Springs Historical Museum

What is a Witches Escape

schedule of activities
Schedule of Activities
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022
Downtown Eureka Springs

9am - Check-in at Basin Park
10am - The Adventure Begins!
5pm - The Great Reveal + Contest Finalists

The Backstory

The wealthy widow Theadora Glynn has tasked your team with investigating the murder of her husband, who had journeyed to Eureka Springs in search of "alternative healing", but ultimately found his death. You will retrace his footsteps in the city of healing waters, investigating a ragtag roster of alleged witch-doctors, mystics, and other suspicious suspects. She recommends that you earn the trust of these alleged "healers" by mimicking their dress and dialect, and feigning interest in their unscrupulous practices. Only then will you uncover the dark secrets of her husband’s untimely demise.

Stay alert, and remember...there may be a killer among them. Group of people by Crescent Spring

The Experience

This year's Witches Escape is a magical adventure throughout Downtown Eureka Springs that combines the action of a scavenger hunt with the thrill of a murder mystery. Event participants are invited to dress in witchy garb and visit dark and mysterious locations to interact with strange and unusual characters as they seek to uncover the truth.

In addition to this immersive adventure experience, our witches will compete in cackling and costume contests, learn a special witches dance in the park, obtain their very own magic wand, attend a Victorian seance with a dubious "trumpet medium", and play Witches Shopping Bingo for a chance to win some amazing prizes from local shops and crafts people.

Upon the completion of the Witches Escape adventure at 5pm and the contest finalists, participants are invited to remain in Downtown Eureka Springs for dinner and additional shopping to win more prizes as part of the Witches Shopping Bingo. Or, attend the separately ticketed Witches + Wizards Ball for the official event after-party (see info below).

Who's Invited

All witches and wizards ages 18 and up are invited to attend the Witches Escape. Event participants will be split into teams for the event, and each team will have 12 available tickets. So if you want to be in the same group as your friends and/or family, be sure that you all select the same team and that there enough available tickets remaining on that team for the size of your group.

No refunds. This is a rain or shine event, so watch the weather forecast as we get nearer to the date, dress appropriately, and bring an umbrella if needed.

What's Included

Your ticket to the 2022 Witches Escape includes an event booklet with adventure guide and Witches Bingo card, an all-day trolley pass, your very own magic wand, participation in the witches costume contest, cackling with The Old Crone of The Big Scary Show and Banshee Manor, dance instruction by Melonlight in Basin Park, mysterious interactions with special event characters, a Victorian seance with Jeffery Arcanum the trumpet medium, an event t-shirt, a souvenir event pin with team ribbon, and a handy "hag's swag" bag. Physical tickets will not be printed and mailed to participants, so please bring an ID and your confirmation email with you.

Note: food and parking are not included.

Witches Escape Ticket

Witches + Wizards Ball Ticket

Witches + Wizards Ball
Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Basin Spring Park

After Dark Experience

Official After-Party: The Witches + Wizards Ball

For those looking to extend the experience even further, the Eureka Springs Historical Museum is now hosting a FREE Witches + Wizards Ball in Basin Park, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Dancing and entertainment will be provided by DJ Testube, Eureka's very own "mad scientist" of music.

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