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Heritage Village Folktales Tour set for mid-October return

Those across the region looking to add an extra fright into their Halloween season can take a stroll into the dark past of the Peace Country as part of
the annual Heritage Village Folktales Tour.

The guided tour will feature stories about local history with both fact and fictional elements, and it’s something Event Programmer Stacey Batt looks forward to planning every autumn. She says however, while most events in the region are suitable for all ages, they’re suggesting that the younger crowds steer clear.

“Get to visit the Heritage Village in the evening when its dark and spooky out and they get to hear a bunch of stories from the Peace Region area, from murder to ghost stories. Anything spooky that really extenuates that darker side of our history,” she says.

“We do recommend 16 plus for this event just because of the topics that are touched on or talked about during the stories,” she adds.

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Batt says while the tours are not expected to expand anytime soon, it’s something she enjoys help put together, and believes it would be feasible that they could run more than two days a year.

“Its great for this time of year specifically, it’s set for fall. It’s difficult to do at different times of year, but if it’s something we could, it’s something we would bring back when possible because of all the stories we have,” she adds.

Officials say the tours last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, and will take place October 14th and 15th at both 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. You can find more information about the Heritage Village Folktales Tour on the City of Grande Prairie website.

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