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Fairgrounds in Wheaton to welcome Zurko’s Haunted Flea Market

Celebrities to materialize at Halloween-themed event

Costumes are part of the fun at Zurko’s Haunted Flea Market.
Costumes are part of the fun at Zurko’s Haunted Flea Market.

WHEATON – Celebrities will be part of the ninth annual Zurko’s Haunted Flea Market from 3 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19, with thousands of fleas and treasures – creepy and otherwise – for sale at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton.

It also will include spooky fun and costume contests, a news release stated.

Special guests

Noah Hathaway is an American actor and a former teen idol. He is best known for his roles as Atreyu in the 1984 film "The NeverEnding Story" and for portraying Boxey on the original television series "Battlestar Galactica."

John Schuck Jr. is an American actor, primarily in stage, movies and television. He is best known for his roles as Sgt. Charles Enright in the 1970s crime drama "McMillan & Wife," and as Herman Munster in the 1980s sitcom "The Munsters Today," in which he reprised the role originated by Fred Gwynne. Schuck is also known for his work on "Star Trek" movies and television series, often playing a Klingon character, as well as his recurring roles as Draal on "Babylon 5" and as Chief of Detectives Muldrew of the New York City Police Department in the "Law & Order" programs, especially "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

Branscombe Richmond is an acting veteran, first appearing on screen at the age of 6 in the Marlon Brando film, "Mutiny on the Bounty." He has appeared in more than 100 feature films and 300 TV shows. Branscombe met Lorenzo Lamas on the set of "Falcon Crest," when he filmed a fight scene. Later, he returned as the stunt coordinator. He has since worked with Lamas for five years in "Renegade," and also in the Lamas-directed movie, "CIA II Target Alexa." Branscombe has a band named Branscombe Richmond and the Renegade Posse, which was formed in 1989. They tour the U.S. when Branscombe isn’t working on TV and film.

Other guests include Deadgar Winter from Deadgar’s Dark Coffin Classics; John Borowski, an award-winning independent filmmaker and author whose works are distributed internationally on DVD, television and streaming; Lila Lucy, a published pinup from Chicago; Becca Whitaker, who is a pinup artist, illustrator and pop culture junkie; Rick Goldschmidt, official historian/biographer for Rankin/Bass Productions; Claire "Fluff" Llewellyn ("The Bloody Brit"), a writer, actress and director, "Bob after Dark"; comic book artist Scott Beaderstadt; and "Housewife of Horror " host.

Visits are invited to wear costumes. Admission costs $7 for adults, and is free for children age 12 and younger. For details, visit www.dupagecountyfair.org or call Zurko Promotions at 715-526-9769.

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