American Hauntings hosts 4th summer festival at Eldred House

By Ryne Turke on August 28, 2015 at 11:57am

American Hauntings is holding the fourth annual Festival of Haunts this weekend at the James Eldred House.

The free event, located west of Carrollton and south of Winchester, invites the public to a day of fun activities, while raising awareness for the house built in the 1830’s.

Troy Taylor, of American Hauntings, says the event has been packed with people the past few years.
“We have vendors, music and all kinds of stuff going on throughout the day. There are a couple of after dark events. Our ghost hunt at the Eldred House is already sold out. We are doing a camp out with campfires and ghost stories that evening. There are a few spots left for that. The daytime events are free and as many people that want to come are more than welcome,” says Taylor.

Taylor adds that individuals in attendance will get a chance to listen to some interesting speakers.

“I’ll be speaking about haunted graveyards, something I have written about in books over the years. We have a guy coming to do a reenactment of a 19th century embalming. We have a couple of other speakers on ghosts and ghost tours,” says Taylor.

“People get a lot out of it, because it is something they can enjoy and it is a lot of fun. This is a great way to meet other people.”

The Festival of Haunts starts at noon on Saturday. For more information about the event or to obtain directions contact Taylor at 791-7859 or go online to