Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spirit world will be rocking at Witchstock 2011

By MARK SCHANTZ


PALM HARBOR - Spirits will be grooving to a rock and roll beat during the fifth annual Witchstock, where Woodstock and Halloween meet, in the historic downtown later this month.
Festivities, presented by The Witch's Brew, a coffee and ice cream shop, will take place from 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 29, on Florida Avenue at Omaha Street.
Music concerts will include;
• at 4:30 p.m. Terry Premru fingerpicking songs from The Wizard of Oz on his acoustic guitar;
• 6:30 p.m. Jack Poland and Friends with songs from the 60s.
• from 7:30 until 11 p.m., The Defendants, Witch's Brew house band, will rock the night away.
For those who can't make it to the festival this year the event will be live streamed on www.livestream.com/thewitchsbrew and be archived on the Internet for on demand viewing, said Lesley Klein, Witch's Brew owner.
Klein said everyone, from parents with small children and even the family dog, is invited to this free costume-oriented event.
A pet costume contest will be held at 3:30 pm; children's costume contest at 5:30 pm and adult costume contest at 9 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee to participate in the costume contest. Winners receive customized Witchstock trophies provided by Landmark Trophies.
A lime-carving contest sponsored by Corona Beer will be held at 6:30 pm. Psychic readings will be available at Celestial Circle throughout the affair for those who want to tap into the spirit world on their most lively night.
Vendors will be showcasing jewelry and other items.
The rain date is scheduled for the following day on Sunday, Oct. 29, for this event co-sponsored by the Downtown Palm Harbor Merchants Association, Sunrise Landscape and Lawn Care, Celestial Circle, Corona, Healthy Pets Groceries and Landmark Trophies.

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