Annual Harvest Dinner – Halloween 2012 – Psychics and Dining and Ghosts… Oh My!

The Dueling Spirits of Kennebunk Inn Come Alive at Academe’s Annual Harvest Dinner

The Kennebunk Inn is celebrating its haunted heritage with a special harvest dinner and overnight stay to experience the paranormal activity of one of Maine’s most historic inns.

Vicki Monroe, Spirit Messenger

Vicki Monroe
Spirit Messenger

On the evenings of Oct. 27 and Oct. 31, guests are invited to attend ‘A Spirited Evening Harvest Dinner’ with internationally renowned psychic, Vicki Monroe.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a three-course dinner with an appetizer, choice of three entrées and dessert for $68 per person.

The paranormal program will begin during the “Dueling Spirit” dessert created by Chef Shanna O’Hea, featuring a Devil dog ice cream sandwich and angel food cake with strawberry balsamic compote. Monroe will act as the spiritual messenger for the evening, revealing The Inn’s source of paranormal activity and sharing insights from her years of interacting with those on the other side.

The 200-year old Kennebunk Inn is not always known for its “haunted heritage,” but rumor has it that two former employees continue to haunt The Inn’s grounds. Cyrus, one of The Inn’s clerks who passed away in the mid-twentieth century, continues to inhabit his place of former employment—his presence made visible by flying or falling wine glasses and other objects.

A few select dinner guests whose spirits connect with Vicki will receive a personal reading during the program and all are welcome to stay for a “Meet and Greet” with Vicki in the lounge after dinner. For guests wanting to enjoy Academe’s award winning cocktails and enhance their paranormal activity sightings can stay the night. The Inn is offering 25 percent off room rates in the Adams, Jefferson and Madison suites and prices start as low as $79 per night. Reservations for our Harvest Dinner must be booked by phone only, please call 207-985-3351.

Another clearly documented ghostly spirit, Silas Perkins, was a night watchman and published poet and continues his job of watching over the inn. Both ghosts make themselves known to guests and owners, especially during Inn renovations or a change in ownership. A third spirit, Sara Emily, typically inhabits the main stairwell and waves to guests as they enter the building, many do not see her but she is quite playful and enjoys knocking on guest room doors. The Inn’s Room 17 is said to have the most paranormal activity.

Please Note: This special evening is by reservations only. Space is limited. Our Harvest Dinner sold out quickly last year, so please reserve your place early so you don’t miss out.

For reservations or more information, please call us at (207) 985-3351.

About The Kennebunk Inn

The Chefs/Owners of The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern met when they were students at The Culinary Institute of America. They have appeared on "Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Chopped," "Rewrapped," and "Beat Bobby Flay" on the Food Network and on the Travel Channel's "Food Paradise." They have also appeared in Oprah Winfrey's "O" The Magazine. The O'Heas have been guest chefs at Walt Disney World's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Houston's "Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair, Boca Raton's "Boca Bacchanal" Food & Wine Festival, and on Holland America Cruise Line.