Monarch had a blast at Boo-Nanza, but more spooky fun ahead
The Monarch hosted a special Halloween-themed market last Saturday, where lucky attendees walked away with an earful of beautiful Americana tunes, painted pumpkins, bags of candy and unique goodies from the artisan vendors.
It was the kickoff for three “spooky season” events this month at The Monarch. Kids stayed busy with indoor trick-or-treating to over 25 vendors, and creative studios and adults migrated to the beer garden after a little shopping to enjoy live music from Ogden’s country-folk duo Turtle Dovin’.
Young artists painted pumpkins in the Ninth Muse Academy of Art workshop and later lined up for a costume contest where all were declared winners.
Artisan vendors included the return of Petra’s Backstubchen German treats, Delicius Venezuelan food, Dawnitas Doggie Delights featuring dog bandanas in adorable fall prints, Seek 4 Chocolate, Jesse The Banana Boy’s gourmet banana bread, Logos Coffee, Stone Sense jewelry, Northern Stitches knitted items, Knots by Gisele macrame, Wired Up Creations, Tulanari Design handmade jewelry inspired by women for women, JulBudRanch handmade soaps and more. Paul Mitchell salon was there doing glitter hair and fake tattoos.
There are two more upcoming events to get you into the Halloween spirit at The Monarch this year.
Witches’ Night Out
Thursday, Oct. 21
Witches’ Night Out is the debut of the new monthly Ladies’ Night Out series every third Thursday at The Monarch. This month, grab your best witches and enjoy an intimate concert with Michelle Moonshine, shop from over 30 unique artisans, get tarot card readings, snag giveaways and more.
9 Rails Film Festival Presents ‘Troll 2’
Sunday, Oct. 31
The 9 Rails Film Festival returns, this year celebrating the 1990 comedy-horror flick famous for being the “best worst movie”: “Troll 2,” starring Ogden-based musician and actor Darren Ewing. A silent auction, including four original “Troll 2”-themed paintings by Ogden artist Steve Stones, and donations at the event will go to support Ogden Contemporary Arts and next year’s 9 Rails Film Festival. There will be food trucks, a cash bar, costume contest and a Q&A with the actors following the film screening. For more information, visit 9railsfilm.com.