Let’s view this from a child’s perspective. You get to dress up as anything you want (pirate, princess, superhero, ghost, whatever) which is already super cool. THEN you get to go door-to-door (or car-to-car, or table-to-table) and collect candy! It’s like finding a secret wormhole that takes to you to a wonderland that is obviously run by kids. Whatever your age, Halloween is pretty cool and if you’re looking for places to collect some candy then look no further.
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To get the full 411 about all that is happening in and around the Tennessee Valley this fall including information on Fall Break Camps, Halloween Parties, Pumpking Patches, Hayrides and more then mosey on over to the full 2014 Fall Activity Guide. Don’t forget to share the scoop with your friends so you’ll see familiar faces when you are out and about this fall season.
RUFF’s 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat
Trunk-or-treaters spend the afternoon at Discovery Middle School going from trunk to trunk collecting candy from decorated vehicles for this event. Also, this event will have a children’s area with bouncy houses and more, vendors, music, and food.
City of Decatur Trunk or Treat
This annual event provides kids a great trick or treating opportunity along with serving the community! Admission is 2 cans of food per person for the CCC. Carnival game tickets are just 4 / $1! Costume Contests, Games, Prizes and much more!
St. Mark’s Fall Festival
All ages are welcome for this family friendly day of fun, games, face painting, and of course – candy! Come in costume and enjoy everything from apple bobbing, pumpkin pounding, cake walk, to hotdogs and popcorn.
Grace UMC Family Fun Fest
Grace UMC’s Children’s Team is inviting the public to join them for food and fun times together. Activities include a campfire (bring on the s’mores!), Cake Walk, Petting Zoo, Games (with candy prizes), Face Painting, Raffle prizes, Hay Ride, and Costume Contest. There will be Corn Dogs and chips, Popcorn, Carmel Apples, and drinks. Plus, an outdoor movie on the BIG screen! Kids are encouraged to wear child-friendly costumes and bring something to put treats in. You will receive one free raffle ticket as you sign in for the event. Additional raffle tickets can be bought for $1 each. All proceeds go to support Grace’s 2015 mission trip to Costa Rica.
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Halloween Party (All Ages)
MPL’s Youth Services Librarians present a brand new, original story: The Bravish Rabbit and the Not So Smart Raccoon. Everyone is invited to wear Halloween costumes, and children will be able to ‘trick or trick’ throughout the library after the puppet show.
Halloween Bash at Constitution Village
Have you got your costume ready? Join the folks at Earlyworks and Constitution Village for their very first Halloween Bash! There will be trick-or-treating, games, and crafts.
Trick or Treat at the Library
Halloween is here again, which means it’s time to trick-or-treat your library! Visit all 3 floors for some tasty treats, and enjoy a scavenger hunt in Youth Services. Enjoy a spooktacular puppet show at 10:30AM and 3:30PM!
Downtown Rescue Mission Trunk or Treat
Huntsville Christian Church and the Downtown Rescue Mission invite you to join them for an evening filled with family-friendly fun and treats! There will be inflatables, games and an appearance by the Chick-fil-A cow, 88.1 WAYFM will be there PLUS the Huntsville Fire Department will be in attendance.
Publix & Kroger (Various Locations)
Each year local Publix & Kroger stores opens its doors to children dressed in costumes Halloween night to explore each department. They can decorate cookies in the bakery, play a game of golf in the produce section or get an ice cream cone in the frozen foods section. It’s fun. It’s cute and it’s free. The store also provides a treat bag at the front. Call your local store for details.
Mall-O-Ween (Parkway Place Mall & Madison Square Mall)
Looking for a safe, warm and/or dry place to do a little trick-or-treating? Visit the Parkway Place Mall or the Madison Square Mall from on Halloween night as retailers throughout the mall will offer special treats to little ghouls & goblins in a fun environment.
Spooky Space Spectacular
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center invites you to join them for some spooktacular and spacey fun this Halloween. Enjoy the family-friendly movie, Hocus Pocus, (PG) at 6 p.m. in the Digital Theater. There will also be spellbinding simulators, a moon bounce, creepy crafts, out of this world trick or treats and much more! Finish the evening with a Kooky Costume Contest for all ages at 7:45 p.m.
Willowbrook Baptist Church Fall Festival
Willowbrook’s annual Fall Festival comes complete with trunk or treat, hayride, carnival-style games and lots of fun! Free and open to the public, this event will be moved inside if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Trick or Treating at Lowe Mill
Bring out your ghosts, ghouls and goblins – Trick-or-Treating at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is BACK! Come celebrate Halloween with three floors of decorations, costumes, and candy. Kids are invited to come walk the historic mill building and trick-or-treat from participating open artist’s studios. Parents are encouraged to donate bags of candy upon entrance so artists will not run out of candy throughout the evening.
Halloween on Main
Parents can bring their children to downtown Madison on Halloween for festivities that will include a costume parade, games, a haunted tunnel, and trick-or-treating on Main Street. Now in it’s third year, this event is sponsored by the City of Madison, the Madison Chamber of Commerce, and some Madison businesses. Parking is available on the lot behind Bandito Burrito.
Halloween Spooktacular @Insanity
The Beacon Hill Worship Center and Insanity Complex are joining together to put on this Halloween extravaganza which will include games, treats, adult and kid prizes and giveaways, a pie eating contest, and a trunk or treat from 6-8PM. Don’t forget to wear your costume (adults & kids) because there will be prizes for that too!
Jennifer is the creator and co-editor of Rocket City Mom. She is also a compulsive writer, avid reader, occasional singer and former communications wizard turned toddler wrangler. You can often spot her and her little ones cruising the kiddie hot-spots in their "Rocket Van".