Newport Vineyards CarnEvil is shaping up to be the region’s premiere Halloween event, and tickets are going fast. The vintage carnival-themed bash takes place Friday, October 28th 7-11pm, and will feature a costume contest with prizes, circus sideshows and music. A $75 ticket includes Creepy Cocktail Hour, nosh food, tarot card readings and circus performances. Live music from The Silks, and cash bar to follow. 21+ only.

To bring the carnival theme to life, Newport Vineyards hired Providence-based Chifferobe Events, said Cassandra Earle, Newport Vineyards’ Director of Marketing and Events. In addition to decking out the first floor of Newport Vineyards in creepy vintage circus decor, they’ll be bringing in performers with talents such as sword swallowing, juggling and other surprises. Party goers will also see Newport Vineyards staff members as they’ve never been seen before – in full costume as circus characters.

Earle said CarnEvil will be Newport Vineyards’ first “outside-the-box” event following the venue’s newly completed expansion. With this first annual soiree, the team aims to appeal to a wide range of demographics while meeting Newporters’ desire for an annual Halloween party in the area. “It was an idea encouraged by our Cru Club members,” Earle said. “Belcourt Castle used to have an annual party, and Newport needed an organized Halloween party to fill the void.”

While CarnEvil is a 21+ only party, the following day, Saturday October 29th, is Newport Vineyards’ First Annual Harvest Festival which will be a family-focused event. “We want CarnEvil to be an annual event that coincides with our Harvest Festival,” Earle said. “Friday night’s party is for adults, but Harvest Festival is for kids and families.”

So, who’s going to CarnEvil? “So far, groups of people in their 30s, 40s and 50s and some in their 20s have bought tickets,” Earle said. “It’s for people who are craving something different to do around here.” The last weekend of October will be a full one at Newport Vineyards – don’t miss it. Get your tickets to CarnEvil before they sell out: http://www.newportvineyards.com/calendar-of-events

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