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Calendar Pick: HauntFest Mayhem

Yes, it’s true: Athens will have a horror-themed event in the middle of May. Supported by an award from the UGA Idea Accelerator Program, the festival is organized by UGA student Roseann Harpold, the founder of Harpold Manor, a business that seeks to host haunt events year round, not only in October. So far, a large list of vendors have signed up to peddle their wares, ranging from artwork, antique prosthetics, taxidermy and wet specimens. Activities include snake encounters with the Georgia Reptile Society, black cat meet-and-greets with the Circle of Friends Animal Society, axe-throwing with Lumberjaxe, fire juggling by the UGA Juggling Club, s’mores, raffles and games. There will be scares, of course, as well as performances and live music by Recess Party, Lady Eleven, Schmooze, Tattoo Logic, and Cam and His Dam Jam Band.

WHO: HauntFest Mayhem
WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 5 p.m.–12 a.m.
WHERE: Rabbit Hole Studios
HOW MUCH: $10 (adv.), $15