7 frightening events for October in Huntsville

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Things are getting spooky in Huntsville. Photo via Rocket City Trash Pandas

Huntsville, looking for some spooktacular events? The search is over. We’ve decided to creep it real and give you the guide you’re looking for. Let’s have some skele-fun this October. Keep reading for the deets.

1. Monster Movies at the Mill

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Who loves a good scary movie? Photo via Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment Facebook

In need of a good scare? Every Saturday night in October, Lowe Mill will be showing a movie to send chills down your spine. Even better—this event is a drive-in.

Check out the scary movie line-up:

  • Saturday, October 2: The Frighteners
  • Saturday, October 9: The Thing
  • Saturday, October 16: The Lost Boys
  • Saturday, October 23: The Cabin in the Woods
  • Saturday, October 30: Hocus Pocus & Fright Night

2. Huntsville Ghost Walk

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I want to do all three of the tours. Photo via Huntsville Ghost Walk Facebook

The Huntsville Ghost Walk, held every Friday and Saturday in October, is sure to give you a fright. The only thing scarier than a ghost story is a real ghost story…

You can hear about Huntsville’s haunted history on your choice of three guided tours:

3. Trunk-Or-Treat: Halloween Movie Night

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Time to start working on your costumes. Photo via Rocket City Trash Pandas

Hosted by the Rocket City Trash Pandas, this is sure to be a fun night for the whole family. Enjoy trick-or-treating at Toyota Field, followed by a spooky movie—The Haunted Mansion.

4. Punkin’ Pickin’ Extravaganza

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Does anyone else pick the biggest pumpkin they can find? Photo via North Alabama Railroad Museum Facebook

This event combines two fall favorites—a pumpkin patch and a train ride. Thanks to the North Alabama Railroad Museum, you’ll be taken by train to Normal, AL. Here, children 12 and under will pick out their perfect pumpkin. All aboard!

5. October Haunted Halloween Ghost Hunt

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A look at the ghost-hunting experts. Photo via Southern Ghost Girls Tours & Paranormal Investigations Facebook

Join Paranormal Investigator & Psychic Medium Lesley Ann Hyde and the Southern Ghost Girls Tours & Paranormal Investigations on a search for paranormal activity. You’ll be given equipment to ghost hunt like a pro.

6. Halloween Party with The Stolen Faces

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This is my favorite costume. Plus, very fitting for Rocket City. Photo via Thomas Diasio + The Stolen Faces Facebook

This Halloween Party features The Stolen Faces, a tribute to the Grateful Dead. You can enjoy food and drink specials all Halloween night long. Leave the kids at home—this event is for 19 and up. Don’t forget to put on your best costume, so you can compete in the costume contest.

7. Festifall

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The scarecrow trail is a must-see. Photo via Huntsville Botanical Garden Facebook

Huntsville Botanical Garden is celebrating the changing of seasons. Through ongoing October events within the garden, you are invited to get a firsthand look at Autumn’s takeover.

While you’re at the garden, be sure to keep an eye out for:

  • The scarecrow trail
  • Locally-grown pumpkins
  • 1949 Ford Tractor and wagon photo op

There still is time left to take advantage of our September events guide.

Huntsville, what is on your calendar for October? Tag us on social @thebamabuzz and let us know!

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