Buckle up your seat belts, folks. From here on out every weekend in Huntsville is going to be action packed! We love Halloween fun, and there’s plenty of the free & cheap variety here for your family.
Free & Cheap
Great Diaper Drive BLITZ DAY
Thursday from 5AM – 7PM
Cost: Diapers & wipes
Walmart on Madison Boulevard | More Info
THIS IS IT! The final push to our goal of collecting 200,000 diapers and wipes for babies in need in North Alabama. Come meet our friends from WHNT, WDRM, and the Food Bank of North Alabama and bring us diapers and wipes you’ve collected throughout the month, or just pop into the store and buy a pack to contribute!
Go on a Ghost Walk
Friday & Saturday
Huntsville and Decatur Walks | More Info
Guided ghost walks and trolley tours are a great way for your family to get into the Halloween spirit in October!
Huntsville Ghost Walk – Friday & Saturday at 6PM, Saturday at 8:30 PM
Decatur Ghost Walk – Saturday at 6PM
Huge Community Trunk or Treat
Friday from 6-8 PM
Alabama A&M Stadium lot | More Info
Student organizations will decorate their vehicles for kids & their families for an epic candy haul! Grab your costumes and your buckets!
Hayride & Haunted House
Friday & Saturday
Cost: $5 per activity
Insanity Skate Park
Older kids can get lost in Mad Al’s Haunted Maze, or have some serious scares on the Haunted Hayride, while younger kids can enjoy the all-ages friendly Hooligan Hayride & roast marshmallows!
Madison Farmer’s Market
Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
1088 Hughes Rd, Madison | More Info
Apples, produce, eggs, milk, honey, meat, flowers, Fall crafts, live music, and LOTS more can be found at our favorite local farmer’s market. Can’t make it today? Find a market near you.
Udderly Epic World Record
Saturday from 9AM – 1PM
Dublin Park | More Info
Help break the world record for the most people dressed as cows in one location! Free games & prizes, as well as a “cow drop”.
Take a Geology Hike with a Guide!
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE, donations optional
Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve | More Info
Learn about local geology & rock formations with your guide, Ben Ferrill, on this two hour moderate hike. Fall hikes with the Land Trust of North Alabama are kid & dog friendly, but you need to RSVP online in advance.
Music Explorers Club
Saturday at 10:15 AM
Huntsville Public Library Downtown | More Info
Kids can bang a drum, pluck some strings, and toot a horn as they explore musical instruments in this passport-style program hosted by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.
International Observe the Moon Night
Saturday from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
USSRC Davidson Center | More Info
Hands-on Activities, movies, a science magic show, face painting, and telescopes with he VBAS will make this event over the moon!
Invading Rabbits Get LIT!
Saturday from 6-10 PM
Westside Square, Huntsville | More Info
LIT (Light + Innovation + Technology) is a family-friendly music and light show. It includes a DJ/dance party around the courthouse square, with giant rabbits and an amazing light show! There will be other light-inspired activities and games, as well as food trucks and Pop Up Parks to explore!
Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll
Sunday from 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Maple Hill Cemetery | More Info
Meet real characters from Huntsville’s past throughout the largest cemetery stroll in the state! History will come alive and the day is always full of great stories and costumes. Say hello to Lily Flagg for us!
Worth the Dinero
Lyle the Crocodile at the VBC
Friday – Sunday
VBC Playhouse | More Info
The Primms’ new house on East 88th Street has a big surprise – a crocodile in the bathtub! Your family is invited to a toe-tapping, finger-snapping musical as the Big Apple comes to the Rocket City! Presented by Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater. Recommended for all ages.
Rocket City Championship Wrestling
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