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2015 Halloween Parties and General Spooky Fun

Do you know of one we missed? We’d love to add it, just send us a note at info@rocketcitymom.com and be sure to include the information listed here (e.g. Date/Time, Cost, URL, Location).

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
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Ghostwalk

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.

Date/Time: Every Saturday June- October at 6PM
Cost: Walking $10/$5; Trolley $12/$10
Location: 124 Southside Square (map)
More Infowww.huntsvilleghostwalk.com

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.

Date/Time: Every Friday in October at 6PM
Cost: $10/$5 (children in stroller are free)
Location: 208 Main Street, Madison (map)
More Info: Website | Facebook

Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll
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Huntsville 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.

Date/Time: Oct. 18 from 2-4:30PM
Cost: FREE
Location: 202 Maple Hill Street, Huntsville (map)
More Infowww.huntsvillepilgrimage.org

Dr. Osborn’s Magical Laboratory
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The Amazing Dr. Osborn

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!

Date/Time: Oct. 23 at 7PM, Oct. 24 at 2 & 7PM, Oct. 25 at 2PM
Cost: $7
Location: Fantasy Playhouse (map)
More Info: Call 256.539.6829 to buy tickets | Website


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Bootanica (Huntsville Botanical Garden)

BootanicaThis 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.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 24 from 10AM-1PM
Cost: FREE with membership or admission
Location: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue (map)
More Infowww.hsvbg.org

Pizza Party MassacrePizza Party Massacre: Kid’s Nights

Date/Time: Saturday, October 24 and 31 from 4-5 PM
Cost: $5, kids under 5 FREE
Location: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment (map)
More Info: View Website

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.

Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8PM-Midnight
Cost: $10 in advance/ $15 at door
Location: Main Library (map)
More Info: Contact Mandy at 256-532-5962 or mpinyan@hmcpl.org

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.

Date/Time: Oct. 27 at 6PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Monrovia Library (map)
More Info: Call 256-489-3392 or mfarley@hmcpl.org

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.

Date/Time: October 28 & 29 | 9:15 & 10:30AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Bailey Cove Library  (map)
More Info: www.hmcpl.org

Spooktacular Science Halloween GLOW Party (Sci-Quest)

Primary_secondary_spooktacular2015Who 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!

Date/Time: Sat. October 31 | 10AM-4PM
Cost: Included with General Admission
Location: 1435 Paramount Drive, Huntsville (map)
More Infowww.sci-quest.org

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 lwhitaker@hmcpl.org or mallen@hmcpl.org for more info!

Date/Time: Oct. 29 at 5:30PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Madison Library (map)
More Info: www.hmcpl.org

Spooky Space Spectacular at Space and Rocket Center

spookyspacespectacular_landCome 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.

Date/Time: Oct. 31 | 4-8PM
Cost: $20 for a family (up to 5) or $5 per person
Location: One Tranquility Base (map)
More InfoWebsite


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Earlyworks Halloween Bash

earlyworks_halloweenPut 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. 

Date/Time: October 30 | 3-7PM
Cost: $5/$4 (member/non-member)| Adults are free
Location: Constitution Village (map)
More InfoFacebook | Call 256-564-8110 to purchase tickets

Pumpkin Fun

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!

Date/Time: Oct. 30 & 31st – All Day
Cost: FREE
Location: Eleanor Murphy Library (map)
More Infowww.hmcpl.org

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.

Date/Time: Oct. 30 9AM-4PM |Puppet Show at 4PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Madison Public Library (map)
More Info: amatthys@hmcpl.org

Pumpkin Blast

pumpkinblastHoly 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.

Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10AM-4PM
Cost: $10 to attend – team registrations vary
Location: Tate Farms (map)
More Infowww.pumpkinblast.com 

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