‘Spirits of the Cadron’ set for Oct. 26

“Spirits of the Cadron” will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Cadron Settlement Park near Conway.

Travel by lantern light to the annual “Spirits of the Cadron” to hear firsthand ghost tales told by guides portraying historical characters at the Historic Haunted Cadron Settlement Park, 6200 Hwy. 319, near Conway, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, (weather permitting). The last tour will leave at 8:30 p.m. 

Sponsored by the Faulkner County Historical Society and the Faulkner County Museum, these haunted tours through history start at the Cadron Blockhouse. Tavern wenches meet and greet visitors who are then led on a guided tour through early Faulkner County history. At each station of the lantern-lighted tour, presenters dressed in period costumes will share scary stories about the settlers who once lived in the state’s second-oldest Euro-American settlement.

Characters will be portrayed by various prominent Faulkner County leaders, historical reenactors, area students and others interested in local history. The purpose of the event is to not only educate the community on its history but have a little fun at a local historic site.

At the tour’s end, visitors may “whet their whistles” in the Cadron Blockhouse Tavern with the Faulkner County Museum’s favorite spiced cider. Ginger snaps will be served to those famished after their haunted historical tour.  

Admission is $2 per person or $5 per carload. Rain cancels.