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Halloween Activities and Events in Huntsville and North Alabama

Dust off your costumes and get ready because we’ve got tons of local gatherings where you can put them to good use, even during the Covid pandemic. Just grab your masks and remember to stay socially distanced in order to keep 2020 from getting any scarier. 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 2020 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 about a Halloween event 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).

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
Location: Harrison Brothers Hardware (map)
More InfoWebsite | Facebook

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”. Tickets for this event are available through pre-sale only – no tickets will be available at the door and are limited to 15 attendees per tour group.  Mask are required to attend the event!

Date/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays in October | 6:30PM and 7:00PM
Cost: $10 per person ages 12+
Location: Athens-Limestone Visitors Center (map)
More Info: Website

Lester Haunted Hospital

Lester Haunted Hospital will be filled with screams and terror throughout October! Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.   Note: Due to the ever-changing rules & regulations surrounding COVID-19, Lester Haunted Hospital will update/change their 2020 season accordingly.

Date/Time: Fridays & Saturdays in October, as well as Thurs. Oct. 29 | 7-11PM
Cost: $15 per person
Location: Lester Hospital (map)
More Info: Website

Zombie Paintball at Grace Hill Farms

The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived and Grace Hill Farms needs your help! Help save the family farm by joining in the zombie hunt. In this interactive thrill ride, you’ll go deep into the zombie-infested woods and test your survival skills. Climb onto one of our Zombie Assault Vehicles (ZAVs) equipped with a customized mounted weapon loaded with glow-in-the dark zombie killing serum. Humanity is counting on you! Shoot fast, shoot true and eliminate the zombies! Masks required.

Date/Time: Fridays & Saturdays October 2 – November 7 | 6:30 – 10:30 PM
Cost: $25 per person
Location: Grace Hill Farm (map)
More Info: Website

Stories by Ghost Light

Join us online for spooky Alabama ghost stories this October! Filmed at the Studio Theatre at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, community actors will deliver tales that charm and chill. Each ghost story will be recorded and released on YouTube throughout the month leading up to Halloween.

Date/Time: New videos released on Saturdays in October
Cost: FREE
Location: Theatre Huntsville YouTube Page (Virtual Event)
More Info: Facebook

Hallowen ATV Trails

The new Halloween ATV trails in Elkmont are beginner trails that are decorated with Halloween props. We are located just feet from the Elk River and have the yummiest restaurants nearby, so bring your dirt bike and/or four wheeler and make a day out of it!

Date/Time: Saturdays & Sundays in October | 9AM-8PM
Cost: $5 per person
Location: 28890 AL-127, Elkmont (map)
More Info: Facebook


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Halloween Drive-in Movies at MidCity

MidCity District invites you to enjoy Halloween-themed drive-in movies! These are FREE community events, but make sure to come hungry and thirsty to enjoy food and beverage vendors. We can fit 75 vehicles to watch from your vehicle. Not to worry, we have parking for over 500 guests and a wonderful area for you to bring chairs and blankets to watch from The Camp! Please make sure you are 6′ from your neighbor, and tune into FM 107.9 to hear the music AND the movie in your vehicle! For each event, parking lot opens at 5:30PM and food and beverage service in the lot begins.

Lineup:
October 3 at 7:30PM – Ghostbusters
October 17 at 7:30PM – Hocus Pocus
October 24 at 7PM – Young Frankenstein
Cost: Oct. 3 & 17 are FREE; Oct. 24 event requests a $5-$10 donation benefitting Land Trust of North Alabama
Location: Campus No. 805 (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. 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. 24, 1pm-4:30pm
Cost: FREE to attend; $25 to participate
Location: Campus No. 805 (map)
More InfoFacebook

Southern Ghost Girls Ghost Walks and Paranormal Investigations

Perfect for the Halloween season, Southern Ghost Girls Tours will lead several fun Ghost Walks and Investigations at locations including The Historic Lowry House, downtown Hartselle, the Princess Theatre in Decatur, downtown Athens, and more. You will get to use all the Paranormal Investigation Equipment just like you see on the Popular Paranormal TV shows! 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: Various evenings in October | Most events begin at 6PM or 7PM
Cost: Varies
Location: Downtown Hartselle (map)
More Info: Facebook Events List

Monster Movies at the Mill

To honor the best holiday of the year, we’re screening a horror feature film in the North Lot on our 40 foot outdoor cinema screen every Saturday in October! These movies range from classic to contemporary; from fun-for-the-whole-family to absolute blood baths. Cars will be parked six feet from each other, and a limited number of spots will be available on the lawn for front-row viewing and we will begin parking cars no earlier than 6 PM. Costumes and candy are encouraged! Masks required when exiting your vehicle.
Date/Time: Saturdays in October at 7PM, plus Friday October 30th
Cost: $20 per vehicle
Location: Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment (map)
More Info: Website
Movie Night at Sharon Johnston Park

This event was rescheduled to Oct. 17 due to weather. Bring the family to Sharon Johnston Park for a Halloween theme movie as well as a barrel train, hay ride, food truck, popcorn, and playground! Gate opens at 4:30 pm with movie starting at 6:30 pm.

Date/Time: October 17 | 4:30-8:30PM
Cost: $10 per vehicle
Location: Sharon Johnston Park (map)
More Info: Facebook

Amelia and Harriet’s Magical Adventure

Open your imagination and follow along on Amelia and Harriet’s Magical Adventure! As the girls set out for an evening of trick or treating, it starts to rain and they find themselves inside an antique shop. Little do they know the night would be full of surprises and fun encounters with characters that everyone knows and loves.  Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy this original piece of work created as a puppet show set on Halloween.

Date/Time: October 17 | 2-2:30PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Virtual Event
More Info: Facebook live

Open House & Howl-O-Ween Party

It’s our 1 Year Anniversary and you are invited to help us celebrate! Join us for free refreshments, a dog costume contest, door prizes, doggy games, and a free picture of you and your furry friend in our fall photo booth. Everyone is welcome to attend! Dogs must be on a leash and non-aggressive.

Date/Time: October 18 | 1-4PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Lucky Dog Daycare, Decatur (map)
More Info: Facebook

Outdoor Halloween Storytimes with Madison Public Library

This month features two special outdoor storytimes. We’ll meet on the greenspace behind the patio to share rhymes, songs, and stories, all while socially distancing.

Date/Time: Oct. 19th (Pumpkins) & Oct. 30th (Monsters) | 10AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Madison Public Library
More Info: Website

Blossomwood Witches Ride

This event has been rescheduled to October 31 due to weather. 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. To allow for ample social distancing among the witches, this year’s event has been moved downtown. It will start and stop at Progress Bank.

Date/Time: Oct. 31 | 11 AM
Cost: FREE for spectators
Location: Downtown Huntsville; See full route here!
More InfoWebsite | Facebook

Green Pea Press Halloween Block Party

Print a spooky Halloween keepsake with original, one-of-a-kind Green Pea Press blocks! Pick any block you like from our Halloween selection, and help run the press to print your item on the spot. Inventory items for printing include cards, tote bags, and t-shirts.

Date/Time: Oct. 24 | 11 AM
Cost: $5 flat fee for printing, plus items from our inventory ($10-$15 each)
Location: Studio 150 at Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment (map)
More InfoWebsite

Bros, Bows, & Boos Family Fall Festival

Bros, Bows, & Boos is a community fall festival event being held at The Event Center at Roto-Rooter that brings awareness to foster care, kinship care & adoption as well as provides hair care resources for our families. As always, there will be plenty of family fun for all including costume contest, games, free food, and more! While this event is open to the public, MCFAPA will have some special items specifically for children in foster care.

Date/Time: Oct. 24 | 11AM-4PM
Cost: FREE
Location: The Event Center at Roto-Rooter (map)
More InfoFacebook

Earlyworks Halloween Bash

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The EarlyWorks Halloween Bash invites little ghosts and  ghouls to gather for socially distanced trick or treating and contactless games. Timed-tickets will allow only 20 guests every 15 minutes. Each family will have a 45 minute trick or treating experience!Masks are required for all guests.

Date/Time: Oct. 29 & 30 | 5-8:30PM
Cost:$10 for ages 4+; 3 and under FREE
Location: Earlyworks (map)
More Info: Facebook

Boo at Burritt

Did you know Halloween was celebrated in America in the 1800’s? Let’s continue the tradition with a historical haunting adventure in the Burritt Historic Park and Barnyard. Enjoy crafts, candy and snacks throughout the park.  Visit the Fortune Teller for an entertaining historical reading or hear a chilling ghost tale read by the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. After that, stop by and see live slithery reptiles with CM Exotic Reptiles. Grab your camera and have your picture taken with live exotic reptiles and learn some educational fun facts too.

Date/Time: Oct. 30 | 3-5PM
Cost: $8
Location: Burritt on the Mountain (map)
More Info: Website

Dia De Los Muertos Halloween

La Esquina Cocina presents Dia De Los Muertos in Downtown Huntsville, a unique Mexican tradition celebrating family and friends in the afterlife. This free, family-friendly event features live music, salsa lessons an outdoor street market with local vendors and authentic Mexican food and drinks. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and masks, and kids can enjoy safe trick or treating and a kids Zumba class! Thanks to the City of Huntsville, Holmes Ave will close off for safe social distancing.

Date/Time: Oct. 30 | 5:30-9PM
Cost: FREE; To reserve a table, call (256) 858-1026
Location: La Esquina Cocina (map)
More Info: Facebook

Hocus Pocus Rec Movie Night

Hello, New Market community! We would love to see you all at the rec center to enjoy a viewing of Hocus Pocus. The cost is ten dollars per vehicle, and movie will begin at 7:00 pm. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show. We will be selling concessions. All proceeds will be put towards the effort to build a playground at the NMRRC! Please join us!

Date/Time: Oct. 30 | 7PM
Cost: $10 per vehicle
Location: New Market Riverton Rec Center (map)
More Info: Facebook

Trash Pandas Halloween Movie Night

October 30th will feature a showing of “Hocus Pocus” on the video board! Before the movie, kids in attendance can safely participate in Trunk-or-Treat around the ballpark with the local Rocket City Wranglers organization.

Date/Time: Oct. 30 | 6:30PM
Cost: Kids 12 and under $8; 13+ $10
Location: Toyota Field (map)
More Info: Website

Halloween at the Camp

Let’s get out of the house and hang on North Alabama’s BEST patio for Halloween 2020! We have a killer day planned for you starting at 9:00 am with yoga and ending with the sounds of Jayyun until late into the night. Food trucks and drink specials begin for enjoying great food, s’mores, hot beverages, and a full bar.  Stick around for the costume contest at 7:45pm with lots of live music throughout the day and evening!

Date/Time: October 31 | 9AM until late
Cost: FREE
Location: The Camp at MidCity (map)
More InfoFacebook

Wonka and the Candy Factory

Join Grace River Community Church for socially distant carnival games, candy hot cocoa stations, candy coated marshmallow roasts, and a chance to find one of MANY Golden Tickets in a candy bar for a pull at our Candy-o-matic machine for a sweet surprise!

Date/Time: October 31 | 2-4PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Grace River Community Church (map)
More InfoFacebook

Spooky Space Spectacular: Daytime Edition

This year, to ensure a safe and socially distant Halloween celebration, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is hosting our annual Halloween party during regular museum hours. Come dressed as your favorite space explorer, superhero or character, and join us Saturday, October 31, for Halloween-themed activities, science experiments and, of course, candy! To attend, simply purchase general museum admission online or on-site at the ticket desk. Don’t forget to check below for our extra experiences available throughout the day before they sell out!

Date/Time: October 31 | 10AM-4PM
Cost: Included with general museum admission
Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center (map)
More InfoFacebook

Sugar Creek Farm & Venue Halloween Costume Party and Festival

Family Friendly Halloween Party & Costume Contest, games, and more! Party will feature dance music with karaoke (edited for family fun). $5 admission ticket includes 2 game tickets. 4 and under will not require admission fees – only tickets for games. Armbands are $15 and include admission, all carnival/festival games and 2 concession tickets. Game and concession tickets will be $1 each.

Date/Time: October 31 | 6-11PM
Cost: $5 admission ticket for ages 5+ | $1 per game or concession ticket | $15 armbands
Location: Sugar Creek Farm & Venue, Toney (map)
More InfoFacebook

Madison’s Insane DRIVE-THRU Nightmare on Skate Street

The 5th year of Madison’s Insane Nightmare on Skate Street will be a little different this year to comply with social distancing and safety. Insanity Complex is hosting drive-thru trick or treating and  encourages all guests to dress up in their best Halloween costume, and decorate their cars in the Halloween spirit for the best car costume contest for a chance to win a prize!

Date/Time: October 31 | 3-5PM
Cost: FREE
Location: 100 Skate Park Drive, Madison (map)
More InfoFacebook

Do you know of a Halloween event 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).


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