The Witch of Blackbird Pond Ball Redux, Saturday, October 28 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

After the rousing success of last year’s inaugural The Witch of Blackbird Pond Ball, it was determined almost immediately to make it an annual event. This year, iHeartMedia’s Director of Community Affairs & Community Programming and Wethersfield native Renee DiNino returns as mistress of ceremonies, keeping the festivities rolling all night long. A professional DJ will provide the evening’s soundtrack, guaranteed to get you up and dancing, with more than a passing nod to some Halloween classics. The Vintage Dance Society is back to provide inspiration on the dance floor and show us all how it’s done. Ascot Catering will be back with their delectable hors d’oeuvres, as will uniquely crafted libations created specifically for this event. The desserts will be truly magical.

In a new twist, Summer Orlando Productions makes their Witch of Blackbird Pond Ball debut, showcasing some “Hocus Pocus” as they bring the Sanderson Sisters to life!




Tickets for this exclusive 21-and-over event are $75 per person and will be available beginning September 1. They can be purchased online at EventBrite  or in person at the Old Academy (150 Main Street, Wethersfield) Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

All proceeds from the Ball benefit Wethersfield Historical Society’s educational programming.



See below for a brief look at last year’s festivities.

Below are four galleries documenting the event and the creativity guests brought to bear in choosing their costumes. If you attended the ball, you can enjoy these photos as a reminiscence of a truly memorable evening. If you weren’t able to join us, you can see what you missed, and plan accordingly for next year.

To navigate through the photos, click on one of the following images and the associated gallery will open in a light box in the center of your screen. In the top right hand corner is the control panel. From left to right the buttons are “Zoom In,” “Full Screen,” and “Close.” WHS recommends viewing the galleries in full screen and navigating through the photos at your own pace by clicking the left and right arrows on the screen or by using the corresponding left and right arrows on your keyboard. If you click on an image, it will display at a larger size. Click the image again and it will return to its normal size. Clicking outside the image will close the light box and return you to the web page. The same function can be accomplished by clicking the “Close” button on the control panel or by hitting the “Escape” button on your keyboard.

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This event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors below.