Northeast Tennessee Halloween Guide

We’ve narrowed down all the Halloween activities in the region to some of our favorites including haunted houses, scarecrow 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.

Mountain City

The Addams Family 
Heritage Hall Theatre
Oct. 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 22 at 3 p.m.
The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family.

Haunted Halloween Ride
Doe Mountain Recreation Area
Oct. 28
Candy for the kids, night rides, and guided short course rides will be available for the whole family

While you are there:
Scarecrows on Main
Throughout Downtown
Entire Month of October



Scary Stories at Fort Watauga
Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
An annual event not to be missed, Scary Stories is set inside the fort, creating a unique atmosphere for an evening of spooky tales geared to the entire family.

Halloween at Roan Mountain Campground
Oct. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.
$5 per vehicle
Campers compete for prizes for best decorated campsite and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.  Hayrides through the haunted forest will take place until 8:30 p.m.  Visitors may roast hot dogs over the bonfire, with free hot dogs provided for the first 1,000 people beginning at 6 p.m..  Drinks and other concessions will be available for purchase.

Downtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat
Oct. 31 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Join the Downtown Business Association for candy , inflatables, children activities, contest and lots of fun.

While you are there:
Blacklight Zip Line
Off the Grid Mountain Adventures
Every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.


Main Street Brews & Boos
Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
This storytelling event is an extension of the popular Main Street Brews and Tunes series with a slight twist dedicated to Halloween.

Haunted Half Marathon & Boo to Brew Relay
Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.t o 1 p.m.
Entry fees vary
This 13.1 mile trip through the hills of Jonesborough ends downtown with a very spooky Halloween Contest, post race chili from Main Street Cafe and Michelob Ultra and Goose Island beer for participants 21 over.

Halloween Haunts & Happenings
Oct. 28 from 2 to 8 p.m.
Downtown Jonesborough transforms into a spooky town with The Great Carved Pumpkin Contest, Spooky Pooch Palooza, Flashlight Haunted Egg Hunt, trick-or-treating and more.

Jonesborough Storytellers Guild Halloween Concert
Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.
$5 adults $3 children
The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild will celebrate with a special concert dedicated to spooky tales of Halloween.



Johnson City

Barktoberfest + 3rd Annual Bark or Treat
Oct 27 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Monster Dash is a fundraiser for the Washington Co. Humane Society, all other events are FREE.
In addition to The Monster Dash walk there will be live entertainment, a Halloween costume contest, face painting, Bark or Treat Village, a puppy bowl, canine demonstrations, boardwalk games, and Barking Vendor Village with Barktoberfest Beer specially crafted by JRH Brewing.

A Frankentastic Time
& Food Truck Junction

Oct. 28 from noon to 8 p.m.
Join the Mall at Johnson City for a day of Halloween festivities including hayrides, food trucks, costume judging and of course trick-or-treating.

Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join Downtown Johnson City and Hands On! Museum for a spook-tacular, but not too scary, evening of fun including candy, games, science experiments, crafts and more.



Rogersville Arts Council Haunted House
Oct. 27 through 29
Details TBA
Beware of things lurking in the dark… spooks and goblins are all around.

Downtown Trunk-or-Treat
Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Grab your favorite costume and head to the Historic District/Main Street area of Rogersville for candy, games and more.



Pumpkin Palaooza and Trick-or-Treat
Oct. 28 beginning at 9 a.m.
Take part in the fun and games along State Street with Believe in Bristol and Bristol TN Parks & Recreation. Activities include pumpkin decorating, treat bags and trick-or-treating throughout downtown.

Quaker Steak and Lube’s Kid’s Boo Bash
Oct. 28 from noon to 3 p.m.
Kids can enjoy crafts, games, face painting, and a bounce house (weather permitting). The event is free to the public and kid’s meals are only $0.99 during the event.

While you are there:
The Stickley Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Open Wednesday through Sunday




Halloween Bash
Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to midnight
$5 in advance and $10 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 $1,500 Halloween Express Costume Contest.



Halloween Happenings
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 and a costume contest for all ages..

While you are there:
The Haunted Theatre
The Capitol Theatre
Oct. 27-31 beginning at 7 p.m.




Fall Festival
Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Join RISE Erwin for the Downtown Erwin Fall Festival. Spend Halloween night with your family with a variety of activities including trunk-or-treat, trick-or-treat with Downtown Merchants, family and childrens’ activities, inflatables, and food trucks.





Hancock County

Hancock Co. Trick-or-Treat
Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Head over to the Sneedville City Park on Halloween for trick-or-treating, games and fun.