We’ve narrowed down all the Halloween activities in the region to some of our favorites including haunted houses, scarecrow and pumpkin exhibits, spooky stories, Halloween bashes, a corn maze, ziplines, marathons and of course….trick or treating. We found so much to do, that you’ll need November 1st to recuperate! Here is our list, in order by date.
Nightmare on State Street Haunted House
Oct. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight
The fright fest is not for the faint-hearted. Wander through a maze of corridors and rooms encountering ghost, demons and unsettled souls from beyond. Live actors will perform in each room in scenes that will have you shrieking in terror: a less-than-friendly doctor, a mad scientist and a nightmare that will have you afraid to go to sleep. Can you survive without screaming? Not recommended for children under age 5 because of its disturbing and gory content and all children 10 and under must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Call (423) 968-4977 for information.
While you are there:
Downtown Center, Bristol
Oct. 29 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Games and costume parade, pumpkin decorating and treat bags for children of all ages.
Camp Jubiliee Corn Maze
Through Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spend the day with your friends and family at Camp Jubilee. Activities include a corn maze, hay rides, cow train, animal barn, mini corn maze, playground area, carnival games, food and more. Admission includes all activities. Call 423-526-9341 for information.
Pumpkin Madness Exhibit and Scarecrows on Main
Check out one of the most elaborate pumpkin exhibits in the area at the Johnson County Welcome Center and Museum and then take a walk through downtown Mountain City for their annual Scarecrows on Main, featuring more than 40 creative, whacky, scary, zany, and imaginative scarecrow exhibits that line Main and Church Streets. Call (423) 727-5800 for information.
Scary Stories at Fort Watuaga
Oct. 27 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Strange things happen around All Hallows Eve, especially at an old fort by the river. Bring the family and join us for tales of woe and terror, the weird and macabre, with a touch of wit thrown in for good measure. Don’t be afraid, Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals isn’t haunted… we think! Call 423-543-5808 for information.
The Haunted Theatre
Oct. 28 – 31 from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday and Monday
$10 Adult / $5 Children under 12
The Capitol Theatre in historic downtown Greeneville is about to get a spooky makeover just in time for Halloween. The theatre, which was built in 1934, has its fair share of spooky stories, and the Capitol is excited to open up the building to let the public explore every creepy nook and cranny. For information, call 423-638-1300.
While you are there:
Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Trick-or-Treat throughout downtown Greeneville and participate in other activities including hay rides, chalk drawing in the street, Spooky Tales in the Old Gaol, the Haunted Hospital and Haunted Theatre and a costume contest for all ages. For information, call 423-639-7102 or visit mainstreetgreeneville.org.
Main Street Brews & Boos
Oct. 28 from 9 to 11 p.m.
*Not recommended for children under 12
Where’s the best place to enjoy ghost stories with local seasonal brews? Tennessee’s Oldest Town, of course! Bring chairs and blankets to Storytelling Park and prepare to be scared.
Gate opens at 8 p.m. giving you time to grab your brews and listen to live music before the stories begin. Beer, coffee (from The Corner Cup) and concessions will be available to purchase during the stories too. Tickets will be available at the Storytelling Center and the Visitors Center…or at the door. Call 423.753.1010 for more info. For information, call 423-753-1010 or visit Main Street Jonesborough on Facebook.
Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to midnight
$5 in advance and $8 at the door
*Must be 18+ to enter, ID required
Come out for a night of fun at Tri-Cities largest Halloween party. The Halloween Bash presented by Bud Light will have Acoustifried, live DJ, games, food trucks, beer and water, and the $1000 Halloween Express Costume Contest. For information, click here.
Its a wicked fast double loop course in downtown Kingsport. Don’t forget your Halloween costume!!! Very cool awards, great long sleeve performance shirts, personalized bibs, BBQ & Beer (if you are over 21) afterwards. A scary good time. Then stick around for Kingsport’s Halloween Bash where runners will get in for free!
Oct. 31 at 5 p.m.
Goblins, princesses, pirates and witches come fill the hallways of The Mall at Johnson City on Monday, October 31, 2016, during the annual Mall-O-Ween. Beginning at 5:00 pm (until treats are gone), kids of all ages don their costumes and trick-or-treated from store to store receiving free treats. There will also be costume contests held at JCPenneys’ Court beginning at 5 p.m. Kids are not the only ones that enjoy the event. Mall merchants participate as well by decorating their storefronts for Halloween, and often merchant employees dress up in coordinating costumes. Stores get the chance to show off their costumes by passing out treats, stickers and coupons to families.
While you are there:
Trick or Treat on Walnut Street
Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Sponsored by State of Franklin Bank and The Firehouse Restaurant.
Trunk or Treat on Main Street
Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Downtown Rogersville transforms with the Halloween spirit for the whole family with a trunk or treating, costume contest, a mummy wrap, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn and more. For information, call 423-272-2186.
Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Erwin Fall Festival is a great place to spend Halloween night with your family with a night of trunk-or-treat, trick-or-treat with Downtown Merchants, family and childrens’ activities, inflatables, and food trucks (Project Waffle and Fire in the Hole). The Erwin Cruiser’s will also be downtown with antique cars. All activities will be family-friendly, and this event is not intended to be scary for children. Simultaneously the Unicoi County Relay for Life Not-So-Spooky Halloween Festival will be held at The Bramble from 6-8 p.m. This event will include trick-or-treating, children’s games, spooky snacks and treats, a Famous Fairytale and Marvelous Superhero Meet & Greet, costume contests, and a dance contest. Tickets to this Relay for Life fundraiser will be $3 and includes unlimited access to all characters, games, and activities. No charge for accompanying adults.