Witches, demons, ghosts and ghouls will flock down to the south of the island, when one of the most popular of seasonal events returns this weekend.

The annual Hop Tu Naa festivities take place at Cregneash on Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31.

The popular event always draws the crowds to the south and this year will be no excepetion, with piles of turnips, locally-grown in the fields around Cregneash, waiting to be hollowed out and carved with all manner of scary designs, ready to be taken around the houses for Hop Tu Naa.

Away form the turnip carving, there will be Manx music and dancing on both days, with the young ghouls from Skeddan Jiarg performing at 2.15 on the Saturday and the haunting Perree Bane dancing on the Sunday afternoon.

Local singer songwriter Matt Kelly will also perform.

Elsewhere, there will be the chance to make your own charms and Hop Tu Naa crafts with Jinny the Witch, who will be setting up home in Harry Kelly’s cottage and there will more crafts to take part in at Crebbin’s cottage.

Each day will end with a turnip parade around the village at 3pm.

Tickets are £10 for children, which includes a turnip and entry to the crafts,with adults £6, available from manxnationalheritage.com

All attendees must purchase a ticket. Capacity has been limited this year due to the ongoing pandemic.