Spooky fun returns

Voice contestant Sellma Soul will showcase their versatile range with an entertaining setlist at the Village of the Doomed on 27 April. Picture: SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY EVENTS

Get ready for an eerie and thrilling experience at the Laidley Showgrounds on 27 April, as the chilling Village of the Doomed promises to entertain and send shivers down your spine.

Held during the date when the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest, Village of the Doomed is a tongue-in-cheek look at horror, celebrating all things creepy and macabre.

Event organiser Idell Wadley said the night will feature a creepy maze, brilliant costumes, and thrilling entertainment.

“Drace the Magician, who offers bubble blowing, razor blade swallowing and knife throwing fun, will be performing an entertaining set,” she said.

“We’ve got belly dancers, local fire twirlers, Move and Groove from Gatton are performing.

“We’re also very excited to let everyone know that Sellma Soul from the Voice will be performing and will be the MC for the adult section.

“There will be a 1930s-themed speakeasy, which will be hidden so people will have to find it.”

Mrs Wadley encouraged everyone to come dressed in their spookiest attire for a one-of-a-kind event.

“There’s absolutely nothing like this anywhere in Queensland, people have Halloween events, but they don’t have anything like this, this is a pure festival that celebrates everything creepy and macabre, and it’s done joyfully, it’s very funny,” she said.

“Every year, we have a competition for the best costume in the under-18s and over-18s age groups, and this year, we are having a competition for the best witches’ cackle.

“It’s worth coming along just to see the costumes alone, the effort that people put into this event is incredible.”

Gates for the event close 7pm sharp, with children under 12 free and catered for

until 8:30.

After 8:30 PM, the tone of the entertainment and music changes.

Parents are requested to use discretion as the material may not suit their child.

Prepaid tickets are available by visiting allevents.in, with remaining tickets available at the Laidley Showground gates.