Join Us for Food Fright 2020

An Evening of Ghostly Tales to benefit Nourish Pierce County

Friday, October 30th
7pm on Zoom

Dancing skeleton for Food Fright Virtual Fundraiser

Every year, local storytellers host a food and fund drive at The Antique Sandwich Co., performing ghostly tales to benefit Nourish Pierce County. This year, we’re going virtual. We ask that you make a monetary contribution when you register, or bring food donations to The Antique Sandwich Co., located at 5102 N Pearl St. Registration now open.

Event Details:

  • The ghostly tales will get more intense as the evening goes on and are not recommended for younger listeners or the faint of heart.
  • The program includes multiple stories and will run approximately 2 hours.
  • This is a view-only event.

Event Background:

The Bonfire Tellers started in 1995 with a simple idea: telling historic ghostly tales around a bonfire to raise funds for Fort Nisqually.  This grew into the wildly popular Bonfires, Beaver Pelts & Bogeymen.  For 21 years, they captured the imaginations of audiences of up to 500 as they told stories of what scared people in 1855.
A change in the structure of the Fort in 2016 took away the site for the event, so, the Bonfire Tellers moved up the road to the cozy Antique Sandwich Company where they told tales to support Nourish Pierce County.  They all figured that October was scary enough without adding the fear of hunger, and Food Fright! was born.
This year, of course, there’s something even scarier: a global pandemic that’s making hunger even more prevalent.  So the Bonfire Tellers decided to go “virtual”.  This year’s collection of tales includes a haunted U-boat, werewolves, a mysterious whistling room, and a cautionary tale of greed.


Sarah Comer – Sarah Comer has been a member of The Bonfire Tellers long enough to forget when she started. She now brings the traditional storytelling principles of economy and vivid imagery to her own tales, one of which will be published in Creative Colloquy’s 2020 anthology later this year. When not telling stories, she is teaching music or drinking coffee, often at the same time.

Jerry Eckrom  – Published author, Jerry Eckrom is a longtime storyteller and living history enthusiast.  He currently works at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Tacoma, Washington. He is one of the founding members of the Bonfire Tellers.

Karen Haas  – A storyteller of rare and extraordinary power, Karen enchants audiences whether telling in modern times or bringing the past to life with vivid living history presentations. Her stories may bring laughter, tears, shivers, or a deep thought or two, but will always entertain.  She is one of the founding members of the Bonfire Tellers.

Mike Preston – Mike Preston is a re-enactor at Fort Nisqually and participates in the Tacoma Cemetery Tour.  He got into story telling at Fort Nisqually by entering a liars contest and found a niche.  He is also a member of the Stage West theater company in Ocean Shores and really likes to entertain.  (He’s kind of a show off).