Huntsville Weekend Roundup October 18-21

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.

Keep our Fall Activity Guide close (you’re going to need it!) and our list of where to go to Trick-or-Treat! For even more spooky fun check out these Halloween parties around town!

Click here for the complete 2018 Fall Guide! 

Free & Cheap


Click “More Info” for each event below to get additional details.

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
Cost: $5-15
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
Cost: FREE
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!


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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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: FREE
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
Cost: $15
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

Saturday from 7-10 PM
Cost: FREE – $8
RCCW Arena | More Info

Watch local pro wrestlers do their thing in a family friendly environment. Read our Parent Review before you go!

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