Huntsville Weekend Roundup October 26-28

Costumes? Check. Gas in the car? Check. Reflective tape for safety? Check. If your Halloween game is strong, this is the weekend for you! It’s a HUGE weekend for Halloween events in Huntsville and North Alabama. We’ve listed our favorite free, cheap, and events we think are worth the money just for area families below!

Keep our Guide to Trick-or-Treating in Huntsville handy. We keep adding things to to it, and between this list and that guide, you can’t go wrong. Also good to know:

Because of the chance of rain this weekend, we cannot stress the importance of calling ahead and/or checking for updates on Facebook Pages before you set out to go to an event below. There are few things more disappointing to a kid than getting all costumed up to find a trunk-or-treat has been canceled after you get there. 🙁

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

Pre-Halloween Trunk or Treat Opportunities

All Weekend
Cost: FREE | Various locations

We started to list out all the places kids can trick-or-treat or trunk-or-treat this weekend, but the list is a dadgum mile long and we already have them detailed HERE. But if you need help narrowing it down, here are our favorites, especially for the potential sketchy weather:
Trick or Treat at Lowe Mill – Saturday from 2-5 PM (indoors)
Mall-O-Ween Extravaganza – Saturday from Noon-2 PM (indoors)
Campus 805 Trick or Treat – Sunday from 4-7 PM (indoors)
PARENT PRO-TIP: Did you know you can search our calendar for events that are happening INDOORS? Yep – click here to see them.

Community Fall Festivals

All Weekend
Cost: FREE | Various locations

Again, ’tis the season for Fall Festivals and you definitely have your pick this weekend. We’ll be updating our Event Calendar as we receive more events!


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Halloween Bash at Earlyworks

Friday from 5-8 PM
Cost: FREE – $8 | get advance tickets here
Earlyworks Museum | More Info

Put on your costumes and join us for Halloween games, crafts, and of course safe Trick or Treating! Games and crafts are included in admission – your friends from Rocket City Mom will be there so stop by and say hi!

Taste of the Holidays Market

Saturday from 9AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE
Asbury Methodist Church | More Info

Not into Halloween? Get a jump on the holidays! You’ll be inspired as you taste lots of holiday recipes throughout the day and, new this year, shop from 50+ local makers, artists and small business owners who are supporting orphans around the world.

Bootanica at The Garden

Saturday from 10AM – 12PM
Cost: $5, plus membership or Garden admission
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

We love Bootanica! This fun filled spooktacular day is appropriate for all ages. Put on frightening costumes, visit the Boo-terfly House for Trick or Treating, do crafts for the kids and enjoy a Parade of Costumes. Enjoy Hay Rides through the Scarecrow Trail to visit the Sorghum Maze. The festivities include face painting and pumpkins for the kids. Steve the DJ will add to the festivities!

Haunted House in Madison

Saturday from 6-9 PM
Cost: $5, kids under 4 FREE
St. John’s School | More Info

This 14th annual community haunted house is frightful family-friendly fun!

Heroes & Star Wars Concert & Costume Contest

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
James Clemons Auditorium | More Info

The Madison City Community Orchestra presents their Fall Pops Concert series featuring music from your favorite superhero and Star Wars films. Costumes encourages, and you could win the Costume Contest!

Drive-In Halloween Movie

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $10 to park
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment | More Info

Lowe Mill is building a huge temporary drive-in movie screen so your family can watch the 1974 classic, Young Frankenstein. BYO picnics & a radio to tune in to the movie.

Guided Ghost Story Hike

Saturday at 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE, donations optional
Monte Sano 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.

Annual Zombie Walk

Sunday from 2-4 PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park | More Info

See zombies invade downtown… or BE a zombie invading downtown! Grab your friends and family and go on a brain quest together at one of Huntsville quirkiest Halloween events.

Blossomwood Witches Ride

Sunday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Blossomwood Elementary | More Info

The 3rd annual 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.

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Doctor Osborn’s Magical Laboratory

Friday – Sunday
Cost: $8
Fantasy Playhouse | More Info

We adore this annual magic show that is really more sweet than spooky – and so will your kids!

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

12th Annual Athens Storytelling Festival

Friday & Saturday
Cost: $10-30
Athens Courthouse Square | More Info

Imagine a crisp fall weekend spent listening to stories of adventure and excitement…a place where memories and magic are captured and spun into tales that make you laugh and cry. Discover all this and more at the annual Athens Storytelling Festival.

Magical Masquerade Ball

Saturday from 8PM – Midnight
Cost: $10-15
Huntsville Library Downtown | More Info

No parents allowed at this Magical Masquerade Ball for teens & tweens ages 12-18. It includes a Nerf Battle of Hogwarts, spooky refreshments, a cosplay contest, Live DJ and more!

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