Halloween in Huntsville

Places To Go To Enjoy Halloween Activities

There are plenty of places to go to enjoy fall activities and halloween fun in the North Alabama area. Here's a sampling of things to do--some with the whole family and some just for adults.
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    Scarecrow Trail at Botanical Garden

    Now Through October 31, 2013
    The annual Scarecrow Trail at Huntsville Botanical Garden includes over 100 creative, unusual and downright ingenius scarecrows. I've seen the scarecrows every year...so you can look back and get ideas for your own scarecrow.
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    Tate Farms: Lots of Pumpkins & Lots of Fun

    Thru October 31, 2013
    It doesn't take long to live in North Alabama and find out where the best pumpkin patch is. It's Tate Farms Cotton Pickin' Pumpkins in Meredianville. So pack up the kids and spend an adventuresome and family-friendly day at one of the happinest places around Huntsville in the fall. Pick your own pumpkin off the vine, pet the animals and try out the hay maize. You can also get lunch at Tate Farms if you stay a long time and need something to eat. For more info, call (256) 828-8288.
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    Now thru October 31, 2012
    Cornfield Mazes are the rage all across America. The Brownsboro Cornfield Maize is the biggest one near Huntsville with over 14 acres and many special activities and events for the whole family. The MaIze is located east of Huntsville on US HWY 72. Turn North onto Brownsboro Road, they are behind the Post Office.

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    The month of October on Thurs., Fri. & Sat. nights until last week of October then every night.
    Graystone Manor is over 30,000 sqft of ultimate terror, with twists, turns and all manor of horrors the Doctor's evil mind could conjure. And because the Doctor loves his bodies warm and fresh we have an indoor holding and ticketing area. Plus you can grab your last meal at Dead Debbie's Diner while you wait, no need to die on an empty stomach. New for 2009: While at Graystone Manor be sure to go through Dr. Vanburan's Asylum where the insane's nightmares come to life.

    Graystone Manor Photos

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    Admission charged. Thursdays & Sundays 7-10 pm; Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am (closed Monday-Wednesdays plus Thursday Sept. 22 & 29 and Oct. 6) at 1918 Memorial Parkway N Huntsville (next to WAFF Channel 48 TV). Order tickets online or get when you go.

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    For the month of October, walking tours on Friday and Saturday nights at 6 pm from Harrison Brothers Hardware Store (3 different routes to choose from) and on Saturday nights, also offering trolley tours at 6 pm and it is a totally different 4th route. No reservations necessary for walking tours ($8 adults, $6 12 and under), but we recommend getting tickets in advance for trolley tours ($12 adults, $10 12 and under) only because seating is limited to 30 people.

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    Admission charged.  10 am-2 pm at Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue.  Put on your ghoulish garb & festive duds & celebrate Halloween a little early. We'll have games & activities & ghostly treats galore. Don't miss the Parade of Costumes at 11 AM or Trick-or-Treating Noon-2 PM. There will be hayrides, hoola hoop contests, Trick-or-Treating in the Children's Garden & Steve the DJ helping with the Halloween fun. For more info, call (256) 830-4447.

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    Smith Farms has a "haunted" maze and a fun maze for family's who wish not to go through the"haunted" maze. Come during the weekend afternoon's with small children and go through our fun maze on Friday & Saturday in October.  Haunted maze on Friday & Saturday nights. For more info, call (256)-462-1313.

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    Admission charged. Fri.-Sat. 7 PM- Midnight & Sun. 7-10 PM. The Haunted Gin is a first year haunt in Meridianville, Alabama which is just a couple miles north of Huntsville, next to the old cotton gin in Meridianville, 600 Meridianville Bottom Road Meridianville, AL. This year they have a haunted corn trail. Next season they will be inside the haunted gin and outside in the corn. This will not be your average corn trail. You will experience actors, props and animatronics. They'll be waiting for you.
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    From our humble beginnings 13 years ago in the old fire station, we have grown in leaps and bounds to where we are now. Our dedicated crew of volunteers spends countless hours constructing the real walls inside the fire department every September, in order to convert it into the Evil House of Horrors. Located just 7 miles north of US Hwy 72 on AL Hwy 65 70 Co. Rd. 252 in Trenton, Alabama. Every weekend in October; Haunting times: Friday and Saturday 7 pm – 12 am; Sunday – 7 pm – 10 pm; or until all customers are served. Admission price: $10 per adult, $7 ages 12 and under. Bring a canned food item to receive $1 discount. All proceeds will benefit Valley 2 Fire Department in Trenton, AL.

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    Darkwood Farms Haunted House and Hayride (Arab)

    Darkwood Farms is open for the month of October. Admission charged. Proceeds benefit needy in the community. $12 admission. Go on the website for directions and hours of operation.
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    Here's a collection of pictures of people, places, parties and pets at Halloween time in Huntsville. If you'd like to send me your photos, email me at huntsville@aboutguide.com.
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    Book of Ghost Stories: "When Spirits Walk"

    "When Spirits Walk" is a long overdue book about the legendary ghost stories of North Alabama. It is well researched, as far as you can research a ghost, and well documented by Huntsville author and historian, Jacquelyn Proctor Gray. For a little extra spice, Ms. Gray has tossed in stories of some better known ghosts in our country's history.