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Halloween Activities and Events in Huntsville and North Alabama


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Halloween Activities and Events in Huntsville and North Alabama

Dust off your Stranger Things costumes and get ready because we’ve got tons of local gatherings where you can put that to good use! Celebrating Halloween in Huntsville has never been easier with this list of local special events!

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 2019 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.

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

Huntsville Ghost Walk
Huntsville Ghost Walk photo via Facebook

Tours begin in front of historic Harrison Brothers Hardware store which is also where you purchase your tickets. There are both walking and trolley tours, and while no one jumps out at you, it is after all a ghost walk – so be mindful of how easily your little ones might be scared!

Date/Time: Friday and Saturday nights in October | 6PM (plus an addition Saturday walk at 8:30PM)
Cost: Walking $10 adults/$5 children; Trolley $15 adults/$12 children
Location: Harrison Brothers Hardware (map)
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Decatur Ghost Walks

Every Saturday in October, take a guided tour through Decatur’s haunted past. Hear stories from the Civil War, a tragic accidental death, the angry ghost of Simp McGhee, and much more. Perhaps someone from the past is watching you! Tours begin on the steps of the Old State Bank on Bank Street, with tickets (cash only) available 30 minutes beforehand.

Date/Time: Saturdays in October | 6PM
Cost: Walking $10 adults/$5 children (12 and under)
Location: 925 Bank St NE, Decatur (map)
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Athens Haunt Walks

The Athens Haunt Walk is hosted annually by the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association and features the haunted history of Athens by guided tour as darkness falls.  The 1.5-2.0 hour walking tour, winds through the historic districts of Athens – Beaty, Downtown, Houston and Athens College – lead by volunteer guides recounting the tales of woe and phantom featured in the book “The Spirits of Athens”.

Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays in October | 6:30PM and 7:00PM
Cost: $10
Location: Athens-Limestone Visitors Center (map)
More Info: Website

Haunts at Hartwood Estate’s “No Scare” Haunted Barn

hartwood estate haunted barn

Opens Fridays through Sundays through Halloween, this popular haunted attraction in Hartselle is open earlier in the day especially for younger kids, which means they can explore the decorated Haunted Barn before the action really gets scary with actors later in the evening (the true Haunted Barn experience begins at 7:30pm for $10). Hay rack rides ($5) and pumpkin sales (price varies) are also available.

Date/Time: “No Scare” Haunted Barn open Fridays-Sundays in October, 10am-6pm, plus Halloween Day 10am-6pm
Cost: $5 admission to “No Scare” Haunted Barn; other activities for additional fee
Location: Hartwood Estate, Hartselle (map)
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Spooktacular Fall Break Fun at the Library

Spooktacular Fall Break Fun at the Downtown Huntsville Public Library means something fun each day at 2pm in the Youth Services area. Join us for crafts, science experiments, and movies October 7th-11th.

Date/Time: Oct. 7-11, 2:00pm daily
Cost: FREE
Location: Huntsville Public Library Downtown (map)
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Movies in the Park: Hocus Pocus

Join us for Movies in the Park at Hawthorne at the Ridge on October 10th! Bring your chairs, blankets, and snacks. Hocus Pocus starts at 6:30.

Date/Time: Oct. 10, 6:30-8:30PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Hawthorne at the Ridge (map)
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Barks and Boos

Don’t miss this year’s Barks and Boo’s brought to you by Petz Pack, 95.1 and the American Cancer Society (ACS). There will be multiple costume contests at this dog friendly event, dog centered games and entertainment galore. This event will be haunted by cute dogs and scary costumes, plus thousands of dollars in raffles and giveaways!

Date/Time: Oct. 12, 1pm-4:30pm
Cost: FREE to attend; $20 to participate
Location: Big Spring Park East (map)
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Hartselle Halloween Ghost Walk/Paranormal Investigation

Perfect for the Halloween season, Southern Ghost Girls Tours will lead a fun Ghost Walk and Investigation. You will get to use all the paranormal investigation equipment just like you see on TV! While this is family friendly event and children are welcome, we encourage parents to use discretion when bringing small children and ask that you sign a liability waiver before the tour begins.

Date/Time: Oct. 12 | 6:30PM
Cost: $20
Location: Downtown Hartselle (map)
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Halloween Movie Spooktacular

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All day classic & campy horror movie marathon. First 20 people at each movie showing get a free popcorn bag!

9:30am – Haunted Cartoons
10:00am – Plan 9 From Outer Space
11:30am – The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
1:15pm – Destroy All Monsters
3:15pm – Hocus Pocus

Date/Time: Oct. 12 | 9:30AM-4:30PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Madison Public Library (map)
More Info: Website

The Shops at Merchants Walk Second Saturday: Halloween Edition

Join us for the Halloween Edition of Second Saturday to celebrate the season, featuring incredible Halloween characters touring the properties and visiting with guests! We have a photobooth from Sigh Photo Booth, plus restaurants and shops will be offering great specials and lunch options.

Date/Time: Oct. 12 | 11AM-2PM
Cost: FREE
Location: The Shops at Merchants Walk (map)
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Teen Murder Mystery Party

Who done it? RSVP for a spot to be a character in a murder mystery party. Superheroes unite for solve the mystery in “A Heroic Death.”

Date/Time: Oct. 19 | 2PM-4PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Madison Public Library (map)
More Info: Website

Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll

maple hill cemetery stroll

The Maple Hill Cemetery event has grown to be one of the largest living history strolls in the nation, with over 70 costumed characters, traditional music, special exhibits, an antique auto display, and student scavenger hunts. Water and rest facilities will be provided, as well as a parking shuttle from the downtown courthouse square from 1-5 p.m.

Date/Time: Oct. 20 | Grand Stroll at 1:30pm | Stories & Music 2-4:30PM
Cost: FREE (donations welcome)
Location: 202 Maple Hill Street, Huntsville (map)
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Pumpkin Painting at Straight to Ale

Bring your own pumpkin and we’ll supply the rest!  We will have glue, buttons, googley eyes and other 3D materials in addition to paint! Our artist will assist you with your ideas and execution. Great for ages 5 and up.

Date/Time: Oct. 23 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Cost: $10 (price is per pumpkin)
Location: The Art Room at Straight to Ale (Campus 805, 2nd floor) (map)
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Family Halloween Celebration at Madison Public Library

Enjoy a short not-so-spooky storytime in Auditorium 1 followed by trick-or-treating throughout the building, plus glow-in-the-dark dancing. Don’t forget your costume!

Date/Time: Oct. 24 | 5-7PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Madison Public Library (map)
More Info: Website

Alabama Constitution Hall Park Halloween Bash

Get those costumes and treats ready for all the ghouls, goblins, super heroes and princesses on Friday, October 25th. Be sure to bring your trick or treating bags and enjoy Halloween fun and games for all ages. Rocket City Mom is a proud sponsor of this event!

Date/Time: October 25 | 4:30-7:30PM
Cost: $5 in advance; $8 at the door (if available) | Adults are $3 | Children under 1 are FREE
Location: Constitution Hall Park (map)
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Decatur’s Monster Bash

Come celebrate spooky season at Downtown’s 2nd Annual Halloween Festival! This year’s theme is A Monster Bash and is a family-friendly event featuring music, contests, food, palm readings (prices vary), shopping and vendors, and a $5 ghost tour. Put on those costumes and join the fun!

Date/Time: October 25 | 6:30-9:30PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Downtown Decatur (map)
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A Night in the Upside Down Teen Ball

Tweens and teens ages 12-18 only, join us for the annual teen Halloween ball at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Costumes are strongly encouraged! A Popup Arcade will be brought to you by Pints and Pixels, and refreshments served. Tweens and teens can enjoy themed escape rooms, a cosplay contest, prizes and more! No parents allowed; security provided by the Huntsville Police.

Date/Time: Oct. 26 | 8PM-Midnight
Cost: $10 in advance/ $15 at door
Location: Main Library (map)
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15th Annual Haunted House

The St. John’s Venture Crew 007 is hosting their 15th Annual Haunted House.  This is a family friendly event! There will be  story time for the younger children while they wait. The entrance is located on the north side of the school building.

Date/Time: Oct. 26 | 6PM-9PM
Cost: $5 per person | children 4 and under FREE
Location: St. John’s Catholic Church & School (map)
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A Marvel Halloween

Join us at the Triana branch for Marvel-themed, family oriented activities along with food games and candy.

Date/Time: Oct. 26 | 6-8PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Triana Public Library (map)
More Info: Website

Halloween ComicFest at The DeeP

Come in costume to enjoy FREE comics, a costume contest, and more! Creepy costumes are welcome. See how amazing and artistic our customers are through the art of costume design and makeup, plus enjoy free pictures with some of your favorite characters.

Date/Time: Oct. 26 | 10am-10pm
Cost: FREE
Location: The DeeP (map)
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Advanced Pumpkin Classes: Decorating and Carving

Level up your autumn decor with our advanced pumpkin classes. Learn tips and tricks to making your jack-o-lantern the best on the block! In the Decorating class, we will display fun & funky ways to decorate a drip painted pumpkin. The Carving class features creating templates for your pumpkin designs and using small power tools and basic sculpting. All ages are invited.

Date/Time: Oct. 26 | Decorating class 10:30am-12pm | Carving class 2PM-4PM
Cost: FREE, but registration is required
Location: Madison Public Library (map)
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Dr. Osborn’s Magical Laboratory

Doctor Osborn is bringing his annual bag of Halloween tricks and treats back to the Fantasy Arts Center in October! This is family fun (balloons! magic! comedy!) for all ages. Costumes are encouraged.

Date/Time: Oct. 27 at 2PM
Cost: $8
Location: Fantasy Playhouse (map)
More Info: Website


Get your costumes ready because BOOtanica is back! This spooktacular event is all about Halloween fun, with crafts, games, face painting, music, hayrides, and more. Visit the BOOtterfly House for trick or treating and join in the popular costume parade!

Date/Time: Oct. 26 from 10AM-12PM
Cost: $5 (plus garden admission or membership)
Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden (map)
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Halloween 5K Run & Monster Mile

Huntsville’s Fleet Feet Sports invites you to join runners, walkers, ghosts, and goblins of all ages at the Halloweenr 5K Run and Monster Mile. Get crafty and creative and participate in the costume contest or, better yet, compete in costume! The 5K will begin promptly at 8am with the 1 mile at 9:00am. Awards, for both races and all costumes, will follow the 1 Mile (around 9:30am).

Date/Time: Oct. 26 | 8AM-10AM
Cost: FREE for spectators; 5K is $30 through Sept. 30th, then $35; 1-mile is $15 through Sept. 30th, then $20
Location: Downtown Huntsville (map)
More Info: Website | Facebook

Blossomwood Witches Ride

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The Blossomwood Witches Ride is a fun bike ride through the neighborhood of Blossomwood. Women dress up as witches, ride their brooms (bikes) and throw candy to the little monsters (kids) along the posted route. ALL children are welcome to come out and enjoy the free candy. Children are asked to be accompanied by an adult to safely walk on the sidewalks while the witches fly by.

Date/Time: Oct. 27 | 4:30PM
Cost: FREE for spectators
Location: Route begins at Blossomwood Elementary (map); See full route here!
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North Huntsville Halloween Bash

Enjoy free games, candy and fun with us in celebration of Halloween! Children are encouraged to wear a costume, and ages 4-14 welcomed. Questions? Call 256-427-5780.

Date/Time: Oct. 28 | 4:30-6:30PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Max Luther Drive Community Center (map)
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Halloween Eve at Stovehouse

Mark your calendars for Halloween Eve at Stovehouse! We’ll be handing out candy, serving up great food & goodies from our 4 restaurants and giving out prizes for the best family-themed costume ensemble, plus we’ll have a DJ spinning spooky tunes

Date/Time: Oct. 30 | 5PM-9PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Stovehouse (map)
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Halloween Trivia for Teens

Think you know all there is to know about this spooky holiday? Test you knowledge at this teen trivia event.

Date/Time: Oct. 30 | 4-5PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Calvary Hill Public Library (map)
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Village on FRIGHTsburg

Time to celebrate our favorite spooky holiday, Halloween! Join all of our lovely Village on Whitesburg tenants as we celebrate with goodies, music, and special appearances by some of our favorite stars. Feel free to stay for dinner at some of our favorite restaurants, and don’t forget your costume!

Date/Time: Oct. 31 | 5PM-7:30PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Village on Whitesburg Shopping Center (map)
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Spooky Space Spectacular

Spooky Space Spectacular is in its sixth year and will continue the tradition of science experiments, live entertainment by Dr. Osborne, simulators and sweet treats.  Wear your best costume and get ready to have a spooky good time!

Date/Time: Oct. 31 | 4:30PM-8:30PM
Cost: $5 per person or $20 for a family of 5
Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center (map)
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Halloween Express Mall-O-Ween Extravaganza

Put on your BEST Halloween Express Huntsville costume and visit Parkway Place for a Spooktacular Halloween Party on Halloween night! Families can enjoy professional face painting, pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating, a dance contest, and candy bags from the customer service desk and participating retailers. This family friendly event will take place on the lower level of the mall!

Date/Time: October 31 from 5:30-7:30pm (while supplies last)
Cost: FREE
Location: Parkway Place Mall (map)
More Info: Website

Madison’s Insane Nightmare on Skate Street

Join us for our annual Madison’s Insane Nightmare on Skate Street this Halloween! From Trick or Treating to Pie Eating, Balloon Scramble, and Costume Contests, this is a great event for all ages. Don’t miss out on Graveyard Golf, Goblin Skate Park, the Wall of Terror, Mad House Roller Rink, and Zombie Laser Tag.

Date/Time: October 31 | All Day specials from 2-9PM | Events mostly 5-9PM
Cost: $5
Location: 100 Skate Park Drive, Madison (map)
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