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Victorian Masquerade Ball Will Cap off Neighborhood Celebration

Louisville, Kentucky — The Old Louisville Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to host the first-ever “Gathering of the Spirits” festival this fall in Old Louisville, one of the nation’s premier Victorian neighborhoods. “It will be a great way to enjoy the fall colors and the unique architecture that make this area so special,” says Nore Ghibaudy, director of the Visitors Center in Historic Old Louisville, “and it is sure to become the highlight of the local Halloween season.” 

Although the festival will include various events such as a pumpkin walk and the third annual Victorian Ghost Tour, the revelry will culminate at the first annual Spirit Ball on October 28th, the Saturday before Halloween. “The Spirit Ball,” explains Gary Kleier, head of the Gathering of the Spirits planning committee, “will be a gala costume affair where guests can dance the night away in 19th-century elegance in one of the city’s most opulent mansions.” In addition to music, dancing, prizes and a silent auction to benefit local causes, party goers will sample gourmet cuisine and expertly mixed cocktails as they take in the Victorian splendor of the lovely Conrad-Caldwell House on St. James Court. 

“This will be the perfect way to keep old customs alive,” says Deb Riall, director of the stately 1895 residence, “and there’s no better place to enjoy a night of spirited dancing and colorful masquerades than the Conrad-Caldwell House.” Local interior designers will showcase their talent in the mansion’s specially decorated rooms, and spirits are sure to soar at this unique neighborhood event.

Tickets for first annual Spirit Ball cost $99.00 per person and include food and drinks provided by Brown-Forman. VIP passes including special access to the Spirit Lounge will start at $149.00 per person, and package deals with local B&Bs will also be available. Space is limited, so make reservations now!

For more information/reservations contact:
Mr. Nore Ghibaudy 
218 West Oak Street
Louisville, KY 40203

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