Count Marco, a.k.a. Ring 71 member Mark Wiechman, rises again for his annual haunted castle attraction. Mark is celebrating his 50th anniversary of his Halloween Display, which is known as “Count Marco’s Haunted Castle”. What started out with Mark as a teenager decorating with cardboard tombstones and skeletons has grown into a family tradition including his son Steve and his grandchildren, Jonathan, Kayla, Olivia, Vanessa, Nicholas and friends. The castle contains a spooky cemetery, a 3D black light room, a cage containing who knows what, and a mad scientist laboratory. Two of Mark’s most treasured items are his Vampire Dispatching Kit and a Lester Lake Guillotine.
Count Marco’s Haunted Castle will be open Monday, October 29th through Wednesday, October 31st from 6:30 PM until 10:30 PM. The Count continues to add new surprises annually, but this year he has a few extra for this special occasion. The display is free and open to the public; however, donations are welcomed and proceeds will be donated to a charitable organization dealing with pediatric brain cancer research.
“Count Marco’s Haunted Castle” is located at 6791 Marvin Avenue in North College Hill off Galbraith Road. Parking is available across from Marvin Avenue in the City Center’s parking lot. Cross Galbraith Road at the light and walk down Marvin Avenue to the display.
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