“Spooky Llama Trails & Tales” is a storytelling / musical hayride through a llama farm that started in 2010 on Walnut Ridge Llama Farm. The idea was to provide a family friendly “spooky” fall event that was appropriate for all ages. Visitors were taken on a hayride through a pasture of over 50 llamas, and then entered the woods with spooky interactive scenes of a Wendigo cave, a wood hag, scarecrow, Hocus Pocus witches, and much more. We discontinued the event in 2016 for two years to focus our time building the new “Lazy Llama Campground” on the farm. We renewed the event in partnership with the Chuckey Ruritan Club in 2018 to help raise money for Ruritan activities in support of the community.
“Spooky Llama Trails & Tales” is scheduled for four nights this October 2020. The dates will be:
The goal of Spooky Llamas is to provide the community with a family-oriented & church-friendly fall event that does not have blood, gore, devils, or people chasing you with a chain saw. The event is appropriate for the entire family including church groups, scout troops, etc.
A Native American Indian group called the East Tennessee Overhill Intertribal Descendants, promote "pow-wows" to educate the public about Indian customs and the ways of their ancestors. The group camp on the farm each year to be part of our community event. They provide an 18' Native American Tee Pee, dancing, arts & crafts, and storytelling.
Walnut Ridge Farm provides four trekking/hiking llamas for children & adults to walk around a trail. The charge is $1 per walk.
Everyone gets to take a hayride through the farm and woods listening to spooky music and seeing interactive scenes along the way. The spooky ride is appropriate for young children and more fun than scary. A little spooky!
Keeping in the tradition of the Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Spooky Llamas provides storytelling from the Native Americans and professional East Tennessee Storytellers.
Visitors may purchase feed bags at $1 each to feed the Walnut Ridge Farm Animals. You can feed a variety of llamas, Weezie the miniature horse, Joey & Camille, the two miniature donkeys, and our two goats,
Concessions will be provided for sale including BBQ plates & sandwiches, popcorn, candy, smores, hot cocoa, coffee, and coke products. $$