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
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.
- When: Every Saturday in October 7-9PM
- Where: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment: 2211 Seminole Drive SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
- Tickets: $20 per car
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
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…
- When: Every Friday and Saturday in September and October 6PM
- Where: Harrison Brothers Hardware Store: 124 South Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801
- Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12
You can hear about Huntsville’s haunted history on your choice of three guided tours:
3. Trunk-Or-Treat: Halloween Movie Night
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.
- When: Saturday, October 30 5-7PM for trick-or-treating, movie will start at 7:15PM
- Where: Toyota Field: 500 Trash Panda Way, Madison, AL 35758
- Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the gate
4. Punkin’ Pickin’ Extravaganza
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!
- When: Saturday, October 16 with departures at 9:30AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2:30PM
- Where: Mercury & Chase Depot: 694 Chase Road NE, Huntsville, AL 35811
- Tickets: $20 per passenger
5. October Haunted Halloween Ghost Hunt
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.
- When: Saturday, October 9 7-10:30 PM
- Where: The Historic Lowry House: 1205 Kildare Street NW, Huntsville, AL 35801
- Tickets: $45 per person
6. Halloween Party with The Stolen Faces
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.
- When: Sunday, October 31 8-11:30PM, doors open at 7PM
- Where: Sidetracks Music Hall: 415 Church Street NW, Suite 12-13, Huntsville, AL 35801
- Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, table for two $65, table for four $85
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.
- When: Enjoy the garden through October, Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 11AM-5PM
- Where: Huntsville Botanical Garden: 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
- Tickets: Tickets can be found online
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!