Thursday, August 25, 2011

Castle McCulloch Summer Carnevale 2011

It's that time of year again! Castle McCulloch is holding their Summer Carnevale!  Trust me when I tell you the last three events I attended were Over. The. Top!


(Castle McCulloch, lit up for the party)

A bit about Castle McCulloch taken directly from their website:

"Following the discovery of gold in North Carolina, an enterprising Cornish engineer named Charles McCulloch came to the gold fields of Jamestown, North Carolina to build a gold refinery. He brought with him the architecture of England and the latest technological development, the steam engine. McCulloch Gold Mill was built in 1832 and operated many years as an integral part of the history of Gold Mining in the State and in the Nation.

In 1849 discovery of Gold in California began the Gold Rush, and eventually the mines began to draw miners to California. The original Mill structure also served briefly, as a makeshift hospital for soldiers during the Civil War."


This is a 21 and over party. The event has been hosted only on Saturdays in the past, but with growth of over 150% per year (according to their Facebook post), the event will be spread out two days, Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27th.

Here is a quick 30 second commercial from last year's party!



Of course, I'm not leaving you without some of my own pictures from Castle McCulloch past...

 (The costumes are outrageous!)

 (Inside the castle, the dance floor is packed)

 (A view from the upstairs of the castle looking through the chandelier)

 (The pirate tent is my favorite)

 (This group of pirates knows how to get a crowd involved in the show!)

 (Foxy Moxy is a burlesque star)

 (Acrobatics in the Circus Tent)

 (These ladies can put on a show)

 (The castle is beautiful in the dark)

 (Stump with his mask)

 (Some costumes are more risque' than others)

 (Doug is having a great time)

 (Dancers entertain in the Purgatory)


This is a MUST SEE for anyone who loves to walk on the wild side. BE WARNED... If you are easily offended, do NOT go. There are many costumes that leave little to the imagination, there is a lot of drinking, several diverse people and many different sub-cultures will be in attendance. If you can't check your inhibitions and judgments at the door, then Castle McCulloch's Summer Carnivale is not for you.

It is, however, definitely for me!

If you want more information, visit the site HERE

2 comments:

  1. "This is a MUST SEE for anyone who loves to walk on the wild side. BE WARNED... If you are easily offended, do NOT go. There are many costumes that leave little to the imagination, there is a lot of drinking, several diverse people and many different sub-cultures will be in attendance."

    Well, I definitely wouldn't be offended. In fact, I have a feeling I would LOVE this!

    WOW! This looks like soooooooooooo much fun!

    I'm very into dressing up for things like costume parties and Halloween.

    Awesome photos. Love the costumes!

    And thank you for sharing this because I had no idea this event even existed.

    Have fun this year, girl!

    And have a grrrreat Thursday!

    X

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  2. Hi, Ron!

    OMIGOSH you would so LOVE this party! I wish you could actually come down for the weekend! You would never want to leave!

    They will hold this again in February... maybe plan a trip ;)

    Hope your week is going well!

    XOXO

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