NewsA Ghoultide Feaste in Memphis, Tennessee, October, 2002
The Tudor-influenced Great Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Memphis was the haunted site of the first Ghoultide Feaste for 85 undead guests. Fang-watering Finger Foods preceded the Feaste in the church's atrium.
The festivities took on the look and feel of their 25-year-tradition Boar’s Head Feaste. On October 27, 2002, using the basic parameters of the Renaissance-styled Feaste, the first professionally catered public Ghoultide Feaste was held. The delighted guests took part in singing The Ghoultide Scarols.
Special guest performer, reading Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" was Mary Price Hereford, niece of the late horror film great, Vincent Price. Said Mary, "If my Uncle Vincent were still alive, he would likely have come to this event at your invitation. That's how he was."