Patrons of the Monster Bash will have an opportunity to sample the flavors of the "urban ranch."

The home of Dr. Brian and Crystal Santin, 578 S. Fifth St., will be one of nine stops on the 12th annual Monster Bash, to be held from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in German Village.

The Santins call their property the "urban ranch" because of the variety of produce they grow on premises.

The trick-or-treat portion of the evening will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tour hosts will offer drinks and food.

"We try to use many of the organically grown herbs in the drinks and food," said Brian Santin, whose stop will feature farm punch and hand-rolled meatballs.

Tickets are $55 for German Village Society members, $65 for nonmembers. They can be purchased at germanvillage. com.

The party then moves to the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St., for more cocktails, dancing, a costume contest and watching the Ohio State vs. Nebraska football game outside on the platz.

Representatives of the Columbus Crew Soccer Club and the team's mascot, the Crew Cat, are expected to be in attendance.

When the Meeting Haus shindig is over, late-night revelers will head over to the Daily Growler, 702 S. High St., for the "after-hours" party.

The Santins said they have been going on the trick-or-treat tour since 2006, but have never hosted a tour stop.

"We've always had fun as participants," Crystal Santin said.

They're keeping their theme under wraps but did disclose that Capt. Frank, an oversized pirate with a fluffy beard, will make intermittent appearances throughout the evening.

A Halloween-appropriate movie will also be shown on an outdoor screen.

All proceeds from the evening will support the German Village Society's historic preservation, education and community-building efforts.

"Monster Bash does a great job of putting our neighborhood and our message in front of new people year by year, and many of them turn into neighbors, donors and members," said Shiloh Todorov, the society's executive director.

"And, of course, with a budget set to net $17,500 for German Village Society -- just by buying a ticket, 'bashers' are donors," she said.

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