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Fall and Halloween Festivals in the Tennessee Valley

Head out for some family fun with these fall and Halloween festivals.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Fall is here and so are fall and Halloween festivals. Find out where you can get goodies, see movies, and maybe enjoy a scare or two.


Toyota Field:

On Saturday, October 29, Trunk or Treat Halloween Movie Night returns to Toyota Field for the third time. Trick-or-treating on the Bill Penney Concourse and Toyota Outfield Experience at Toyota Field will be from 5-7 p.m. followed by a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas at 7:15.

“This event is perfect for families and fans of all ages,” Trash Pandas General Manager Garrett Fahrmann said. “We can’t wait to see everyone dressed in their Halloween costumes as we welcome the community to Toyota Field for the biggest Halloween celebration in North Alabama.”

If purchased in advance of the event, tickets are $10. On October 29, tickets will be available for $15. Parking at Toyota Field is free and will be available on the gravel parking lot.

The Rocket City Wranglers and other local businesses will be on hand to provide over 60 trunks for the event from 5-7 p.m.

Dumpster Dive and Gravity Grille concession stands will be open for fans to purchase traditional ballpark fare. Each family will receive a voucher for popcorn to enjoy while watching the movie. 

Tickets are available online by clicking here or in person at the Toyota Field box office.


Decatur Fire & Rescue Special Needs Halloween Party

On Thursday, Oct. 27, Decatur’s Fire & Rescue Department hosts its first Halloween event for children with special needs on October 27, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the City of Decatur’s Fire and Police Training Center, located at 4119 Old Hwy 31.

Halloween can be overwhelming for children on the autism spectrum and those with physical disabilities, so they're offering an event that exclusively focuses on creating an environment where children feel comfortable celebrating the holiday.

Children with special needs and their families are welcome to dress up in their favorite costume and take part in our “Trunk or Treat”. There will also be pony rides, face painting and endless amounts of candy. Those feeling a little brave are invited to venture into our not-too-spooky haunted house, located inside the training center.


Huntsville Parks & Recreation Halloween Parties

Huntsville Parks & Recreation is hosting seven no-cost, family-friendly events. From fall festivals to haunted halls, there will be free candy, while it lasts, at each location and a chance to show off those costumes.

Thursday, Oct. 27

“Fall” into fun at Optimist Recreation Center, 703 Oakwood Ave. NE, Huntsville. From 6-8 p.m., all ages are welcome to satisfy their sweet tooth and creative tastes. In addition to Halloween treats, a free make-and-take art project will be available.

Get a jump start on your trick-or-treating at Brahan Spring Recreation Center, 3770 Ivy Ave. SW, Huntsville. Parks & Rec staff will be handing out candy from 6-8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 28

Enter the “haunted hallways” of Cavalry Hill Community Center, 2900 Fairbanks St., Huntsville. From 3-7 p.m., daring guests can enjoy the thrills and chills of a guided tour through some frightful fun. All ages will enjoy the candy and festivities. A donation of one canned food item per family, benefiting a local food drive, is requested, but not required.

Do the mash at Mark Russell Recreation Center’s Monster Mash. Ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat from 6-8 p.m. at the center, located at 429 Taylor Road, Huntsville. Please bring your own treat bags.

Monday, Oct. 31

As dusk begins to fall, Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Recreation Center, 4600 Blue Spring Road NW, Huntsville, will undergo a transformation. From 5-8 p.m., visitors will find a “haunted house” in its place. For those who prefer less frightful fun, there will be games and other entertainment to enjoy, along with free candy.

The seventh-annual Spooktacular HallowFest is the best Halloween party in town. Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center and Lakewood Community Center will host the event from 6-8 p.m. at Lakewood Community Center, 3610 Kenwood Drive, Huntsville. There will be free candy, entertainment and fun for all ages. Special thanks to community partners DazzlinDymes Dance Team, Divas of Royalty, Huntsville Police Department, Rising Stars Tutoring, S.T.E.P.A.N.-N-Our City, Team Elusive, The Dukes and 103.1 WEUP for their support.

Make sure your trick-or-treating route takes you to the fall festival at Fern Bell Recreation Center, 107 Sanders Road, Huntsville. Come for the candy, stay for the fun and games from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

While you’re sorting through all your sweets, don’t forget to visit the Huntsville Parks & Recreation Facebook page to vote for Best Pumpkin. Recreation and community center staff, along with other division employees, are competing for this year’s Cauldron Cup. The pumpkin with the most online votes takes home the prize. The contest goes live at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31.

Trunk or Treat at Sharon Johnston Park

Sat. October 29, 2022 starting at 2:00pm. Bouncy House, hamburgers, prizes for best costume, games, and more. FREE!

Trunk or Treat with Rocket City Pride

Sat. October 29, 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Spirit of the Cross Church in Huntsville. Businesses and organizations will be bringing the fun and treats to the parking lot at Spirit of the Cross. In the event of rain we will move the fun inside. 

Cumming Research Park Family Funday

Cummings Research Park (CRP) announces a new, one-of-a-kind event happening this weekend in honor of the Park’s 60th Anniversary. And it’s FREE!

Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 22, will be an all-day event split between the Point at Lake 4 in CRP West and the MidCity District. The day will be divided into two time frames: daytime, from 11am – 4pm, and the nighttime, from 4pm – 11:30pm.

Daytime: features family-friendly activities such as remote control power model boat races, balloon animals, face painting, sidewalk chalk, candy giveaways, and food trucks. Kids can also do hands-on activities at interactive booths from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Arts Huntsville, Land Trust of North Alabama, Huntsville Parks & Recreation, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and more. Capping it off, local musicians Josh Allison, Jerome-O, and Josh Taylor will perform live around the Lake. This event will be held inside Cummings Research Park, at The Point at Lake 4, across from the ADTRAN South entrance and between Dynetics (890 Explorer Blvd) and Auburn University Research and Innovation Campus. Parking will be available at any of the lots adjacent to the lake.

Nighttime: This is a more big-kid/adult-friendly atmosphere. CRP is partnering with The Camp for its month-long Monster Mash party, which will feature spooky drink specials, Halloween décor, live music, a costume contest, a pumpkin patch and more! This event is also free to the public, with the exception of food/drink purchases.

What: 2022 Family Fun Day When: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
Where: The Point at Lake 4 (CRP), from 11am – 4pm
MidCity District, from 4pm – 11:30pm

Huntsville Police Halloween Party

On Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Orion Amphitheatre starting at 2:00 p.m., join the Huntsville Police Department (HPD) for the department's annual Halloween Party! This year, it's at the Orion Amphitheater in the MidCity District. This event is FREE to the community! Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, but no costume is required!

The Haunted house will open at 5 p.m.

Trunk or Treat
Bounce Houses
Family-friendly entertainment
Haunted House (5 - 9 p.m.)
Free Parking
Food Trucks
Happi Pappi
Low Down Dogs
Big Johns BBQ
Nicas Gill & Cafe
Level Up Burgers
Golden Years Ice Cream

The Camp Monster Mash & Pumpkin Patch:

October 13th through October 31st:

Spooky Good Drink Specials
New Menu Items
All the Halloween Vibes and Decor
Costume Contest
Pumpkin Patch

EarlyWorks Museum Halloween Bash

Join us for The EarlyWorks annual Halloween Bash where all the little ghosts and ghouls can gather for trick-or-treating!

Your ticket grants you access to an individualized trick-or-treat experience for you and your family. There will be a specified path to trick-or-treat at stations that are strategically placed within the museum. The event time is an estimated 30 minutes and could be more or less depending on the family. Because this event does not allow for much playtime in the Museum, each family will receive a 50% off admission coupon for a future visit!

Event Dates:
October 27th - 4:30pm-8:30pm
October 28th - 4:30pm-8:30pm
October 29th - 4:30pm-8:30pm

Ticket Price:
$10 for ages 4 and up (3 and under are free). Tickets MUST be purchased in advance!

Tickets to the Halloween Bash are non-refundable. Tickets may be rescheduled to a different date/time (if available) for a transaction fee of $5.00 per group. All unused tickets are considered a donation to the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum. To reschedule your tickets or to receive a tax deduction letter for you donation please email hsvearlyworks@huntsvilleal.gov.

All-Abilities Halloween Party:

On Sunday, Oct. 21 at Brahan Springs Park, enjoy a sensory-friendly, inclusive Halloween party with Huntsville area friends! There will be crafts and non-competitive games for folks of all abilities and ages. The venue will be fully accessible for those with mobility challenges. This is a food-free event to protect our friends with food allergies. We will have prizes instead of candy!

Huntsville Animal Services Halloween Trunk or Treat

On Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, head to Huntsville Animal Services for a not-so-spooky Howl-o-ween Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10-noon! Bring the family for an early start to Halloween festivities by touring our parking lot of fun decorated car trunks filled with sweet treats. Let your little humans gets some candy and don't miss out on picking up some free giveaways to take home to your pets. Best of all, get a baggie of dog treats to take inside and share with the shelter dogs! Costumes are welcome to make this a 'barking' good time 

Pro tip: It will be best to leave your furry family members home during this event so the shelter dogs can soak up all the attention they can get. 

Huntsville Madison County Library Trick or Treat:

The Downtown Huntsville Library is hosting an all-day, indoor Trick-or-Treating event on Monday, October 31st from 9am-8pm

Visit our different desks to get a treat, show off your awesome costume, and try your hand at our Halloween Scavenger hunt all on October 31st. Candy will be handed out all day from 9am-8pm. Don't forget to check out our puppet show at 1pm! 


Trunk or Treat on the Square

On Oct. 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., kids can trick or treat with first responders! Athens Police, Athens Fire, Limestone Sheriff's Office and Air Evac are hosting the event on Marion Street in Athens.

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