MEGA Huntsville Weekend Roundup October 25-27

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.
Click here for the complete 2019 Fall Guide! 

Free & Cheap


Click “More Info” for each event below to get additional details.
Pop Up Parks Return!

Now – Sunday
Cost: FREE
Courthouse Square, Huntsville | More Info

“Move out the cars, bring in the people.” Come out and play on 13 adorable mini-parks and explore downtown! This 10-day event is free to attend and open to the public.

Constitution Hall Concert

Friday at 5:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Constitution Hall Park | More Info

Enjoy music while relaxing in the newly restored Constitution Hall Park every Thursday in October.

Kid’s Halloween Bash Downtown

Friday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
Cost: $3-8
Earlyworks Museum | More Info

One of our favorite Halloween events for Littles – RCM will be there with our Halloween Red Carpet! Families can enjoy trick or treating and spooky activities. In case of rain we relocate to Earlyworks. Bring your bags to fill!

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


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Monster Bash in Decatur

Friday from 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Cost: $3-8
Downtown Decatur | More Info

Music, contests, food, ghost tours, and more are all included in this community Halloween party in the River City.

UAH Abilities Network Basketball Tournament

Saturday from 8 AM – 5 PM
Cost: FREE
Optimist Rec Center | More Info

UAH Ability Sport Network is hosting a Round Robin Wheelchair Basketball Tournament with teams from Mississippi, Nashville, and Birmingham. This might be your only chance to see the Chargers play locally this season.

Winter Holiday Markets

Saturday, various times
Cost: FREE admission

There are FOUR Christmas holiday markets this weekend that feature local makers, artisans, and vendors to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping and the gift-giving season.

Athens Storytelling Festival

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE – $5
Athens Courthouse Square | More Info

This annual festival is happening all weekend – note the special FREE Children’s Hour at the Athens Library at 2PM.
Get the full schedule here.

Eat Desserts for Books!

Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE admission, bring $ for treats
Downtown Huntsville Library  | More Info

Cakes, cookies, brownies, cupcakes and pies – all are available for you to purchase at this sweet bake sale that supports the Children’s Department of the Showers Library.

Volksmarch 2019

Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM RESCHEDULED to Nov. 2
Cost: FREE – $5
Downtown Madison   | More Info

Part family walk, part Oktoberfest, part Cemetery Stroll, this fun kid-friendly event is back for its second year in Madison! Historic reenactments, live music, costumes, and a special time capsule & costume contest ceremony at Old Black Bear (with a commemorative mug!) rounds it out.

ComicFest in Huntsville

Saturday from 10 AM – 10 PM
Cost: FREE admission

Costume contests, free comics, tabletop gaming, and lots of character appearances and prizes = ComicFest!
The Deep – from 10AM – 10PM
Haven Comics – 10AM – 6PM


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Bootanica at The Garden

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

We love Bootanica! This fun filled spooktacular day is appropriate for all ages, but especially Little Ones. The festivities include music, face painting, costumes, and hayrides for the kids.

Trick-Or-Treat at Lowe Mill

Saturday from 1-4 PM
Cost: FREE admission
Lowe Mill A&E | More Info

A fun & popular indoor trick-or-treating event! Costumes are a must – families are encouraged to bring a bag of candy to contribute to the collective.

Haunted House in Madison

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

This 15th annual community haunted house is frightful family-friendly fun!

Bicentennial Storytelling Festival

Saturday from 5-8 PM
Cost: FREE
Graves Groceries | More Info

Family fun includes live music, storytelling, Civil War history, pottery demonstrations and s’more making.

Blossomwood Witches Ride

Sunday at 4:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Blossomwood Elementary | More Info

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.

Weekend Fall Fests

Saturday & Sunday at various times
Cost: FREE

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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Worth the Dinero


Doctor Osborn’s Magical Laboratory

Sunday at 2:00 PM
Cost: $8
Fantasy Playhouse | More Info

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

Fall Color Train Ride

Saturday at 10AM and 1PM
Cost: $15
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info

The Mercury & Chase Railroad has track that winds in and out of beautiful North Alabama scenery. Make sure your cameras are ready – you don’t want to miss the colors from these large, picture windows!

Fall Family Fun Days

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $15-20, FREE for members
Cook Museum of Natural Science  | More Info

Live animals shows, kid’s crafts & costume contest, stories in The Cave, and more Fall fun will keep your kiddos busy all weekend! Don’t forget your costumes.

Teen Ball: A Night In the Upside Down

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

No parents allowed at this Masquerade Ball for teens & tweens ages 12-18. It includes a spooky escape room, refreshments, a cosplay contest, live DJ and more!

Check us out at 6:15 AM Friday mornings with Dan & Josie on 102.1 WDRM!
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