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 2021 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 2021 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.
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Huntsville Halloween Special Events & Parties
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. 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! Please social distance & bring your masks.
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.
Hampton Cove Witches Ride
Hampton Cove is hosting its inaugural witches ride and is still looking for participants. You can become a rider and journey through the Hampton Cove neighborhood starting at the Hampton House parking lot. All proceeds will be donated to the Good Samaritan Homeless Mission. Spectators are welcome to line the streets as they throw candy to all the kids as they ride pass.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 17 | 2PM
Cost: FREE for spectators
Location: Hampton Cove Neighborhood
More Info: Facebook
The Haunted Kingdom in Madison
Kids Kingdom has been taken over by Halloween haunts! Wear your favorite costume and walk through the haunted playground after hours, then enjoy a Fall hayride around Dublin Park with your friends & family. Spooky concessions available. Scary factor: 2/5 – great for young ghosts & goblins! This community event is outdoors and socially distanced. All proceeds benefit the Kids Kingdom renovation project.
Leigh Acres Fall Festival
Carnival games, inflatables, vendors, music, food, and a free movie at the end of the day = the best fall festival in the area! Masks are strongly encouraged at the venue, especially when within 6 feet of another guest.
Halloween Storytime at the Madison Public Library
Celebrate the fall season with not so spooky stories, rhymes, songs and more! Feel free to wear a costume!
Date/Time: Thursday, October 28 at 6:00 PM
Location: Madison Public Library (map)
More Info: Website
Earlyworks Halloween Bash
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! Bring a big treat bag – masks are required for all guests.
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. Costumes encouraged, but masks required when indoors or unable to distance throughout the park.
Spooky Space Spectacular
Join the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for its Ninth Annual Halloween party. In celebration of the launch of James Webb Space Telescope this December, this year’s event is all about spiders (get it – James Webb/web?) The event will include hands-on activities, a live show featuring Dr. Osborne, tunes by DJ Teddy and lots of candy.
Sirens’ Witches Ride in Decatur
Join us for a wild and witchy flight through Downtown Decatur! The bicycle ride will begin and end at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, followed by a party with spooky snacks and a cash bar for the witches. Ride with us, but if you cannot join us, dress up and meet up with your family and friends along the route!
Halloween Costume Cabaret
LMP’s 2nd Annual Halloween Broadway Character Costume Cabaret with several of your favorite #LMPstars from our past productions singing different Broadway show tunes in full character. Bring your lawn chair or mats, social distance, trick or treat with us until supplies last, and enjoy LMP’s Halloween Broadway Character Costume Cabaret!
Date/Time: Saturday, October 30 | 4:00 PM
Location: Bridge Street Town Centre, Belk courtyard (map)
More Info: Facebook
Spooktacular 5k & Monster Mile
Fleet Feet Huntsville & Madison invites you to join runners, walkers, ghosts, and goblins of all ages at the Spooktacular 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).
Blossomwood Witches Ride
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.
Huntsville Police Department Halloween & Haunted House
The annual HPD Halloween & Haunted House event is an indoor/outdoor event for children of all ages. The Huntsville Police Department will have a haunted house, candy, and family-friendly entertainment. Food trucks and various vendors will also have items for purchase at the event.
All Hallow’s Eve Spooktacular at Lowe Mill
Join Dragon’s Forge Cafe at Lowe Mill for a spooky good celebration for all ages! There will be a costume contest at 8 pm, food and drink specials, a night market filled with fangtastic vendors, spooky scenes to haunt through, a scavenger hunt across the haunted grounds, and a dance party at Dragon’s Forge Cafe to rattle your bones!
Haunted Experiences Beyond Madison County
What’s more old-school Halloween than a community haunted house? Or in this case, haunted woods, haunted pumpkin patch, or haunted hospital? Just take care to look into each attraction’s scare-factor. Many of these are strictly for older kids and teens, but there are a few that braver littles might also enjoy. But remember… You know best what level of scary your kid can handle.
Frankenville in Killen, AL
This new family entertainment park is about an hour west of Huntsville and includes an arcade, a Halloween light show, pirate pillage, gem mining, 3D glow golf, stage shows, and more!
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.
Zombie Splatter in Sand Mountain
The Sand Mountain Zombie Splatter Includes a wagon ride through Zombieville to shoot as many zombies as you can in about 15 minutes with a mounted paintball gun with 150+ paint balls. Located on a family farm with a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and more! A good first-zombie option for younger kids.
Doomsday Haunted Attraction
About a mile away from Isom’s Orchard, this “hybrid immersive haunt”, allows you to become a part of the scenes. Twisted trails, a nuclear era abandon town, and horror lurking around every corner! In a 45+ minute walkthrough, come see what’s waiting in the dark for you!
Nightmare On Moulton Street
Old buildings hold a lot of history. The one that houses The Brick Deli in Decatur is no different. In over a hundred years of existence, it has been offices, furniture store, restaurant and bar. And, it has been much darker things. Back in the early part of the 20th century, the upstairs was used as housing, a speakeasy, and a bordello, just to name a few. Walk through Decatur’s haunted house experience – all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
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. This charity run haunted attraction is hosted by Scare 4 Charity. They are made up of volunteers from all over North Alabama from all types of backgrounds.
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