The Florida Chautauqua Assembly is a 4-day educational program for families featuring famous keynote speakers, educational breakout sessions, performance teas, evening dinner performances and exhibits relating to an annual theme.
Our annual Fundraiser is back for the 2nd round.
Headless bodies, petrified mummies, experiments gone terribly wrong and a sadistic surgeon gone mad come to life at the old Lakeside Hospital where evil loves to party. Can you handle THE HAUNTED HOSPITAL featured in the 1999 campy horror classic, “House on the Haunted Hill?” Time will tell if you can manage to hold on to your senses and escape this chamber of terror, witnessing cauldrons of blood, gory ghosts and something even more…the “darkness.”
The DeFuniak Springs Art Co-Op, Inc. in cooperation with the Florida Chautauqua Association will transform the old hospital into a fright night for the second year. If you have the stomach for it, welcome to an experience which will live in your memory longer than you’d like. Come to THE HAUNTED HOSPITAL to be preyed upon. On Friday and Saturday, October 21st and 22nd from 7 – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29th from7 pm – midnight for a mere $10, experience a nail biting evening that will haunt your dreams!
Proceeds from THE HAUNTED HOSPITAL benefit both the Florida Chautauqua Association and the DeFuniak Springs Art Co-Op, Inc. Chautauqua funds will help pay for the newly installed roof and operating costs of the old Lakeside Hospital, home of the Florida Chautauqua Association.
The DeFuniak Springs Art Co-Op, Inc. is a non-profit cooperative which was established in historic Downtown DeFuniak Springs with the financial support of last year’s Haunted House. Its mission is to provide an avenue for artists to display and sell artwork, to provide educational programs for children and adults and to promote the appreciation and the furtherance of the arts within the community. The Art Co-Op, Nook and Cranny and Art Nook will sponsor the second Downtown Arts Night Event in November inviting artists and event attendees onto Baldwin Avenue to enjoy an evening of shared appreciation in the historic district.
For those concerned with parking for THE HAUNTED HOSPITAL, Baldwin Avenue in Historic Downtown DeFuniak Springs will be available along with Circle Drive and adjoining side streets to accommodate vehicles. HAUNTED HOSPITAL attendees must be 12 years and older to attend or accompanied by a parent if under the age of 12. The Haunted House address is 1290 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435.
Advanced Ticket Sales are available at the DeFuniak Springs Art Co-Op beginning September 19th. The Co-Op’s is located at 782 Baldwin Avenue in the Historic Downtown area and are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays accepting cash and credit cards. Additionally, cash only advanced sale tickets are also offered at Emerald Coast Flowers, 137 Highway 20 West in Freeport, FL. Check out the Haunted Hospital website at https://www.defuniakspringshauntedhouse.com/
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The dates for the 2017 Florida Chautauqua Assembly will be January 26-29, 2017.
Ticket and Passport sales will begin October, 2016.