Witches of all stripes, shades and warts will be descending upon Murphys for the return of the Murphys Witch Walk on Oct. 15.
Starting at 11 a.m. and continuing through to 8 p.m., the Murphys Witch Walk will feature multiple vendor bazaars, charity raffles, live music at local businesses, and plenty of food and drink options from the local Murphys restaurants, pubs and wine-tasting rooms. Guests are encouraged to come in their favorite witchy attire, whether it be a Witch of Eastwick, Harry Potter character, Maleficent, sorcerers Saruman or Gandalf, Sanderson Sister, the witches of MacBeth or the Good Witch of the North, the Wicked Witch of the East, or whatever other fascinating fantastical mystical character you can conjure.
The 6th Annual Murphys Witch Walk has expanded their vendor bazaar from last year’s single venue featuring 12 artisans to 40 vendors at two different venues along Main Street with additional artisan vendor pop-ups and festivities staged by existing Murphys’ Main Street businesses. The aptly titled Murphys Witch Walk Wicked Goods Bizarre Bazaar will feature curious, odd, eccentric, esoteric, spooky, Pagan, spiritual, sacred, and witchy collectibles, baubles, trinkets, ephemera, ornaments, novelties, knickknacks and assorted works of art just in time for Halloween.
The Murphys Witch Walk, now in it’s sixth year, will welcome Whispers of a Witch Podcast hosted by professional voiceover actress Jennifer Anne Scott.
A portion of raffle ticket and vendor bazaar admission ticket sales, as well as other generated revenue, will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California in honor of Murphys’ very own 9-year-old Wyatt Walker and the Walker Family. “Super” Wyatt, as he has come to be known due to his resilience to unparalleled adversity, was diagnosed in December 2021 with medulloblastoma brain cancer, at which time he underwent emergency surgery to remove the life-threatening tumor from his brain.
The street festival is free admission, while the vendor bazaar has an admission of $5 and includes and Murphys Witch Walk tote bag, a commemorative bumper sticker and five raffle tickets.
Wicked Wine Stroll in Lodi
Murphys will not be the only destination in the 209 that witches will be paying a visit to this Halloween season. Lodi is having the Wicked Wine Stroll.
The Wicked Wine Stroll will be in downtown Lodi from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 15. Hosted by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce, the annual event lets visitors taste wine from more than 20 Lodi appellation wineries while strolling through the downtown shops.
Each downtown business that is hosting a winery will feature special sales for the evening, as well as tasty appetizers.
Tickets include a commemorative wine glass, tastings, and appetizers.
Guests are encouraged to come in witch attire to be entered into the costume contest.
They also sell designated driver tickets to keep strollers safe. They receive free water and soda and can enjoy the appetizers at each participating merchant. For ticket information please visit lodichmaber.com.