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To get the full 411 about all that is happening in and around the Tennessee Valley this fall including information on Fall Break Camps, Trick/Trunk or Treating options, Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, and more why not mosey on over to the full 2015 Fall Activity Guide. Then be sure to share the scoop with your friends so you’ll see familiar faces when you are out and about this fall season.
Huntsville Ghost Walks
Tours begin in front of historic Harrison Brothers Hardware store which is also where you purchase your tickets. There are three different walking tours (2 hours each) and a trolley ride (1 hour). While no one jumps out at you, it is a GHOST WALK, so be mindful of how easily your little ones might be scared.
Madison Ghost Walk
Madison Ghost Walk is the first expansion into another city by the good people from Huntsville Ghost Walk. You can expect the same professional story-telling from us as you already do. This Ghost Walk begins at Bandito Burrito on Main Street, Madison. Dogs on a leash are welcome.
Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll
A wonderful Huntsville Tradition, this stroll through historic Maple Hill Cemetery includes more than 65 costumed characters will “come alive” to represent notables from the past. This event is FREE and open to the public. Donations welcome.
Dr. Osborn’s Magical Laboratory
The Tennessee Valley’s No. 1 Magical Mad Scientist is back with a new look, weird magic, and a load of great family fun! Call Now! Limited Seating! Also wear your Halloween costume if you wish!
Bootanica (Huntsville Botanical Garden)
This family friendly day will be spook-tacularly fun for the whole family! A Parade of Costumes will take place at 11AM. There will be hay rides, hula hoop contests, pumpkin painting for the kids, and Steve the DJ helping with the Halloween fun.
Pizza Party Massacre: Kid’s Nights
The 3rd (and supposedly final) year of the super-popular “Pizza Party Massacre” saga has two days just for kids. Since last year, the Rock-0-Dream Supreme has been forced to clean up the sauce and play it straight! This is a “Showbiz Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese” style family fun night out gone wrong. (Think “Five Nights at Freddy’s” light.) Come for the fun, and stay forever, and don’t forget to Eat The Pizza! The G Rated Show will run October 24 & 31 at 4:00pm. Catch the scarier version for mature audiences here.
2015 Teen Masquerade Ball
The Main Library will be transformed for this annual Masquerade Ball, a celebration of Cosplay. Teens in middle and high school are invited to join us for an epic evening of food (NO alcohol), music and dancing. Hetalia, Homestuck, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, we want to see it all at this year’s ball! We are requesting to most creative and coolest cosplays to meet and dance like crazy! The only requirement is that costumes be appropriate for a public gathering. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Advance tickets are available at all library locations or online here.
Halloween Fun at Monrovia
Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a night of Halloween fun at the library. We will have games, crafts, and treats! Come in costume if you would like and enjoy this family-friendly event.
Not So Scary Puppet Show
This fun puppet show features wild things and monsters! It highlights the books Where the Wild Things Are and The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything. There will be puppets, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
Spooktacular Science Halloween GLOW Party (Sci-Quest)
Who turned out the lights? It may be during the day, but we couldn’t wait for the sun to set to get our glow on! Join us as we explore all things “glow” at this family-friendly Halloween party. We will be serving up luminescent liquids, playing with glowing gear, and even exploring a black light maze!
Costumed guests will also get a 3D printed glowing gift. So dress up and head down to Sci-Quest for some spooktacular fun!
Halloween Party in Madison
MPL’s librarians will present a brand new puppet show at 6pm. Everyone is invited to wear Halloween costumes, and children will be able to ‘trick or treat’ through the library after the puppet show. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more info!
Spooky Space Spectacular at Space and Rocket Center
Come dressed in your best costume and join us as the Rocket Center holds the second annual Halloween Spooky Space Spectacular. The fun-filled event takes in the Saturn V Hall and surrounding areas. Activities include a costume contest, hands-on science activities and more. The Space Shot and G-Force simulators are also part of the fun, weather permitting.
Earlyworks Halloween Bash
Put on your costumes and join Earlyworks for Halloween games, crafts, and of course safe Trick or Treating at Alabama Constitution Village. Be sure to bring your trick or treating bags and enjoy safe halloween fun for all ages. $5.00 ($4.00 for members) for little ghosts and goblins, Adults are free! Pro-tip: Buy your tickets in advance to avoid the line.
Kids of all ages can stop in and enjoy pumpkin themed Fall Activities. We’ll have candy at the desk, a pumpkin scavenger hunt, a pumpkin make-and-take craft, and pumpkin coloring sheets. Not so in to Halloween? That’s okay just come to enjoy the pumpkin fun!
Spooktacular Puppet Show & All Day Halloween Party
Halloween is here again, which means it’s time to trick-or-treat your library! Visit all 3 floors for some tasty treats and enjoy a scavenger hunt in Youth Services. PLUS…It’s a Halloween Spooktacular Puppet Show, featuring fun tales pulled from some of our favorite books, rhymes, and songs! Bring along the whole family to enjoy your Halloween treats and a show.
Holy Family Regional School and Tate Farms present the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Blast! Teams will compete by bringing their homemade air cannon or trebuchet to blast a pumpkin as far as it can go. Divisions are open for adults, college students and youths age 14-18 to compete. Tate Farms will be open that day for the general public to watch the event and enjoy the usual fall activities on the farm. Proceeds support Holy Family Regional School’s Restore the Mission Campaign.
Jennifer is the creator and co-editor of Rocket City Mom. She is also a compulsive writer, avid reader, occasional singer and former communications wizard turned toddler wrangler. You can often spot her and her little ones cruising the kiddie hot-spots in their "Rocket Van".