Welcome to the Witches Wynd
We don’t have to tell you that this year has been, and continues to be, very difficult for us all, in so many ways. The COVID-19 virus has taken away so many things that we like and love, that comfort us, that we always looked forward to but have had to give up, at least for now.
If you’ve ever participated in Witches Wynd, you know what a special treat it is. And if you have never experienced it before, now would be the perfect time to see why it has been one of the area’s most popular Halloween events for more than a quarter-century. This year all the stories can be enjoyed from the comfort of your living room. Gather your family and enjoy these wonderfully spooky tales from our amazing storytellers.
Thank you, but the event has ended. See you in 2021.
Witches Wynd 2020 Preview
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About Witches Wynd 2020
Beginning on Friday, October 23 and available right through October 31 – Halloween night, when witches ride the night sky – you will be able to log onto witcheswynd.com and see five noted storytellers weave their tales of ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump in the night. Exchange Place is suggesting a donation of $7.00, which can be paid right at the time of viewing with any major credit card.
Please note that if you want to watch this special Witches Wynd more than once, you will be asked to make the $7.00 donation each time. However, unlike previous years, when people were only able to attend on the Friday and Saturday nights prior to Halloween, this year there will be multiple opportunities to log on, from the convenience of your home, and hear these marvelous stories.
Meet this year's amazing storytellers.
Hannah Harvey, Ph.D.
Judy (Butterfly) Farlow
What is Exchange Place?
Exchange Place is a non-profit, volunteer-run living history farm, educational facility and regional attraction that seeks to preserve, protect, interpret, and manage the history, heritage, and artifacts pertaining to mid-19 th century farm life in Northeast Tennessee.
How did Witches Wynd get started?
Witches Wynd (that second word is pronounced “why-nd,” rhymes with “kind”), was begun by Exchange Place volunteer Billee Moore nearly thirty years ago. Vacationing in Scotland with her husband in the early 1990s, they took an evening tour that featured spooky stories while they walked through cemeteries and “wynds,” which we would call alleys. Upon returning to Kingsport, she adapted the idea for Exchange Place, and it became an instant hit. Under normal circumstances, with only a limited number of spaces, it sells out quickly. But 2020 is hardly a normal year, so due to COVID-19, this year’s virtual version will be available to everyone!
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