Lindenwood University’s sixth annual Dark Carnival on Wednesday, Oct. 26, was the largest in the event’s history with more than 8,400 people in attendance.
The free community event, sponsored by SSM Health, took place on the St. Charles campus. It included two haunted houses, live music performances by Members Only, and a range of family-friendly attractions. Personalities from Emmis Radio’s The Point and KSHE served as masters of ceremonies.
More than 2,000 people navigated their way through the haunted house in Irwin Hall, and nearly 2,500 people braved spooky surprises in Cobbs Hall. Representatives from student organizations joined forces with local business representatives to offer activities and refreshments at more than 72 booths lining the heritage side of campus. Students from more than 50 on-campus organizations banded together to decorate, operate carnival games, serve food, and more.
“This year’s Dark Carnival was a great success by any measure, and I want to thank everyone that was involved in that from set-up to tear-down,” said event organizer Bryan Stone. “Next year, I hope to add in carnival rides, additional vendors, and a headline band. I’m excited to begin planning the 2017 event!”