“Murder on the Mountain” Mystery Dinner Theatre at Callaway Gardens

Oct 5, 2015



Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations | Callaway Gardens

Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  706-663-6881 or 1-855-421-3120 | Fax: 706-663-5068

Email: rcrumbley@callawaygardens.com

Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000




“Murder on the Mountain” Mystery Dinner Theatre at Callaway Gardens 


Overnight or Dinner-Only Options for October Event


PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (09/28/2015) – Add a little scare to your October as Halloween approaches.  Bring your detective skills and appetite to Callaway Gardens on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, for a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with a twist.  This year’s dinner features a “Murder on the Mountain.”  Those not faint of heart will put their own powers of deduction to the test to determine who would commit such a dastardly deed.


For the residents of pastoral Oak Mountain, nestled deep in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, life can chill ones spine. In Oak Mountain, the source of that unsettling feeling can be traced to one Dr. Jackal and his aptly named companion Vampella. No one can say with any certainty what the socially inept Dr. Jackal does in his mansion on Lonely Top Road. There are rumors that Dr. Jackal roams the village streets nightly as the obnoxiously sarcastic Mr. Snide while Vampella is responsible for the disappearance of some villagers. All is merely village gossip, of course, but there’s enough gossip to cause the nervous Dr. Jackal to open his house to the villagers for a dinner to put the rumors to rest. Hope is that all of the dinner guests will visit will leave…alive.


For those who have been missing the fun, a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre includes a little detective work while you dine on delicious cuisine from the Callaway Gardens culinary team led by Executive Chef Michael Gonzalez.  This evening’s mystery will include opportunities for guests to interact with the cast.  Guests selected just before the show will receive reading parts and will be cued to deliver their award-winning performances.   Expect a few surprises and activities to add to the fun; plus, solving the mystery comes with token prizes for the winning team.  And, guests are invited to dress up to match the evening’s theme.


Can you identify the guilty parties?  Reserve your “Murder on the Mountain” Fall Mystery Dinner Theatre overnight package today by calling 1.800.463.6990.  Starting at $149.50* in the Mountain Creek Inn, packages include reception, dinner, Mystery Theatre, lodging and admission to the famed Callaway Gardens and its many attractions for each day of stay and day of departure. Registration is limited, so make reservations soon. Dinner theatre-only reservations are $89** per person and based on availability.


Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit http://www.callawaygardens.com.





*Rate is per person, per night, based on double occupancy in a Non-View Room at the Mountain Creek Inn. Offer valid October 30-31, 2015. Pricing also is available in the Southern Pine Cottages and Mountain Creek Villas and Vacation Homes. Tax not included. Gratuity is included. Based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.

**Includes tax and gratuity.

Dinner Menu for October Mystery Dinner Theatre

Roasted Shrimp Bisque

Red Curry Shrimp Dumplings, Fennel Oil

Pecan Smoked Pork Loin
Whipped Sweet Corn, Baby Vegetables, Peppered Bacon, Sorghum Jus

Spiced Apple Panna Cotta

Cinnamon Apples, Peanut Caramel, Pomegranate

About Callaway Gardens

For more than 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.  Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 6,500 acres in Pine Mountain, Ga.  Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails, a zip line/obstacle course and special events throughout the year.


In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 689 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.


Five unique, close-knit residential communities — with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course — offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.


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