The Chickasaw Nation will host a series of “Spooky Tales” in five locations throughout Oklahoma in which traditional Chickasaw storytellers will share haunted tales and ghostly stories.

This year’s Spooky Tales Storytelling Concerts theme is “Hocus Pocus.” Storytellers Dixie Brewer, Lorie Robins-Carmichael, Ashton Rawlins and Stephanie Scott will share “Spooky Tales,” along with traditional Native American stories.

Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite costumes for the first-ever “Spooky Tales” costume contest in Ada. “Spooky Tales” will also be available in Allen, Sulphur, Oklahoma City, and Atoka.

“Spooky Tales” will be shared at the following locations:

• 6 p.m. Friday: Kullihoma near Allen. To reach Kullihoma, drive east for 7 miles on state Highway 1 and follow the signs to the campground.

• 6 p.m. Oct. 21:  The Chickasaw Cultural Center Amphitheater, 867 Cooper Memorial Road, Sulphur.

• 3 p.m. Oct. 22: Exhibit C Gallery, 1 E. Sheridan, Suite 100, Oklahoma City.

• 6 p.m. Oct. 24: Boggy Depot State Park, 475 S. Park Lane, Atoka. To reach the ballpark, take State Highway 7 east of Wapanucka, turn south on Park Lane and travel 4 miles.

• 6 p.m.  Oct. 26, Arts & Humanities Building, Black Box Theatre, 201 N. Broadway, Ada.

Each event is open to the public at no charge.

For more information, contact arts and humanities at (580) 272-5520.

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Eric Swanson is the City Hall and general assignment reporter for The Ada News. He spent 15 years working at the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kansas, before joining The Ada News’ staff in 2012.