Updated October, 2015
We’ve updated our annual list of the ten best Halloween attractions and events in the Huntsville area. From kid-friendly activities to adult events, fun is just around the corner!
Before you go, we recommend that you always call and confirm events.
Located at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, this annual exhibit of scarecrows is kid-friendly and fun! Be sure to check out the hay bale art displays, too. The Garden has hay rides on the weekends on Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. BOOtanica is a SPOOKtacular Saturday at the Garden on Oct. 24th from 10am to 1pm, with crafts, games, face painting, a costume parade and more.
Madison’s Insane Nightmare on Skate Street happens on Friday, Oct. 31st from 5pm to 9pm at the Insanity Complex on Skate Park Drive. There will be trick-or-treating, games and a costume contest.
Tate Farms Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkins is a fun place for the entire family with animals to pet, pumpkins to pick and plenty of things to keep the kids entertained. Their pumpkin patch is the best in the state. The Barn Cafe offers a soup of the day, other southern favorites and (of course!) homemade pumpkin pie and pumpkin slushies. One bit of advice: Don’t forget your camera.
The 7th annual adult fundraiser takes place on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6pm to 9pm. The Science Center will transform into a mad scientist’s laboratory with delicious food, drinks, live music and a silent auction.
The Spooktacular 5K and Monster Mile are Saturday, Oct. 31 at 8am at Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville. Presented by Fleet Feet Sports, proceeds from the event will benefit Younity, an organization that fights bullying in our community.
Thursday nights at 7:30pm are positively spooky at the Historic Lowry House with a month of killer movies from October 1st through October 29th. Proceeds benefit preservation of the house, where its resident ghost, Anne, is known to visit.
World Conspiracy’s 9th Annual Zombie Walk will be on Sunday, Oct. 25th from 2pm to 4pm. This unique event invites you and your friends to dress up like zombies and walk downtown looking for…what else…brains! Each participant is asked to meet at the Clinton Street Parking Garage and bring one item of dog or cat food to donate to local animal shelters. (This is a family and kid friendly event.)
This is an epic night for teens in middle and high school, held at the Main Library on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8pm to midnight. The seventh annual Masquerade Ball will be a celebration of Cosplay (costume play) and attendees are encouraged to dress up to depict a character or idea. Activities will include dancing, gaming, costume contest and door prizes.
One of Huntsville’s most unique Halloween experiences returns this year, courtesy of The Land Trust and Huntsville Young Professionals. Three Caves, a historic former limestone mine is just minutes from downtown and on Friday, Oct. 23th from 7pm to 11pm, it will host live music, food trucks and costume contests.
It’s the ‘final’ chapter of Lowe Mill’s Pizza Party Trilogy on Saturday night, Oct. 31st with show times at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. It’s themed as a “Showbiz Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese” style family fun night out gone wrong and the show is for mature audiences only. (Shows for kids will take place on October 24th and 31st at 4pm.)
Enjoy these events and activities and have a safe, Happy Halloween!
*For even more great events, check out Our Valley Events’ Halloween in Huntsville 2015 Guide!