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‘Ghost Hunters’ stars to visit Yankee Candle

  • Jason Hawes, of SyFy's Ghost Hunters reality show, will visit Yankee Candle Village this Saturday.

    Jason Hawes, of SyFy's Ghost Hunters reality show, will visit Yankee Candle Village this Saturday.

  • Samantha Hawes, of SyFy's Ghost Hunters reality show, will visit Yankee Candle Village this Saturday.

    Samantha Hawes, of SyFy's Ghost Hunters reality show, will visit Yankee Candle Village this Saturday.

  • Jason Hawes, of SyFy's Ghost Hunters reality show, will visit Yankee Candle Village this Saturday.
  • Samantha Hawes, of SyFy's Ghost Hunters reality show, will visit Yankee Candle Village this Saturday.

SOUTH DEERFIELD — If you’re familiar with the television show ‘Ghost Hunters’ and the iconic black and yellow ‘TAPS’ logo-covered vans driven by its cast, you may find yourself feeling a bit hesitant to enter the Yankee Candle Village this weekend.

But worry not — if you see one parked out front, they’re not searching for ghosts of candles past.

Jason Hawes and his daughter, Samantha, stars of the popular SyFy channel show, will visit the flagship store Saturday for a meet and greet event. It will be the pair’s only New England appearance for the rest of the year. There will be a $20 admission.

Hawes created the show, which is based on his paranormal investigation group, The Atlantic Paranormal Society and premiered in 2004, with co-founder Grant Wilson. The show follows the group as the Haweses and other members investigate reputedly haunted locations around the world to try to uncover their ghastly inhabitants.

Now entering its 10th season, the show has filmed at a variety of New England locations, including the New Boston Inn in the Berkshires, Salem, the Orleans Inn in Cape Cod, Hartford’s Mark Twain House and Theodore’s in Springfield. It is the SyFy channel’s highest rated and longest running reality series.

The visit is part of Yankee Candle’s Boney Bunch Preview event and will offer visitors the opportunity to get a first look at this year’s Halloween-themed accessory line, which includes items such as candle holders and candy dishes with a variety of characters on them.

“It’s an exciting event for our loyal Yankee Candle fans that love the Boney Bunch to come in and look at this year’s line,” said Yankee Candle spokesman Tyler Conroy.

The event is open to the public and begins at 8 a.m. in the Village’s Healthworks Center. The meet and greet will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry is $20 per person. According to Conroy, the ticket price includes a 25 percent discount to purchases made in the store for the day.

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