Guide To Memphis Halloween Events, Haunted Houses, and Harvest Fests
From fun to spooky to downright scary, Memphis has all sorts of Halloween shenanigans going on this year. Here’s your guide to haunted houses, harvest festivals, pumpkin patches, and Memphis trick or treating.
This guide is for 2015. If you’re looking for 2016, go here.
1. Mid-South Maze Corn Maze, Agricenter International, through Nov. 1, $5 – $10 all ages
Get lost in a giant (possibly creepy) corn maze. The Agricenter’s maze is open Thursdays – Sundays in September and Wednesdays – Sundays in October. It will be haunted every Friday and Saturday evening in October. This year, the maze is shaped like Marc Gasol. For exact hours, go here.
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2. Priddy Farms Pumpkin Patch, Priddy Farms (4595 N. Germantown Rd.), opens September 26, all ages/kid-friendly
Take the family out to 24 acres of fall crops, a playground with mini-train, a hayride, and of course, the pumpkin patch. Picnics are welcome. Priddy Farms is open Wednesdays through Sundays; click here for exact hours. Cost is TBD.
3. Falcon Ridge Farms, 22630 Hwy 18 N (Toone Tennessee), September 26 – October 31, $8.50 general admission, all ages
If you feel like driving 1.5 hours out to Toone, Tennessee (assuming you’re coming from Memphis) you can enjoy the Falcon Ridge Farms Fall Festival: a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, pony rides, food, petting zoo, playground and more. Click here for exact hours.
4. Second Baptist Church Pumpkin Patch, 4680 Walnut Grove Ave., September 26 – October 31, cost varies, all ages/kid-friendly
Second Baptist Church’s pumpkin patch offers pumpkins, hay bales, and flowers, plus a photo area for families. It’s open Mondays – Saturdays from 10 a.m. until sunset and on Sundays from noon until sunset. There’s also a free Pumpkin Festival at the Patch on October 24.
5. Festival of Fear, Jones Orchard, various hours October 1 – 31, 7 p.m .- 11 p.m., $6 for the maze (kids under 5 are free)/$10 each haunt/$18 both, all ages
Head north to Millington for fear and fun at Jones Orchard. This year, they have three attractions: a non-haunted corn maze, the “Shadowlands” haunted trail, and the Hangman’s Hollow Haunted Hayride which from the website sounds like its inhabited by zombies that love corn cobs and human flesh. The maze is open Wed. and Thurs. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sat. noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday noon to 10 p.m. The two scary actives are open Fridays and Saturdays in October from dusk (fish) until 11 p.m. There is also a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and pre-picked pumpkins.
6. Wicked Ways Haunted House, 160 Cumberland St., select Thursdays – Sundays in October + November 1, 7 p.m. – midnight, $15, 10 and up
This is one of Memphis’ most scary, gory, gross haunted houses. The indoor terror fest near Wiseacre Taproom is filled with zombies, crazy clowns, and cameras that will capture you looking terrified. The Wicked Ways Haunted House benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Click here for the exact hours.
7. Spooky Nights, Shelby Farms Park, Fridays and Saturdays in October plus Oct. 22 and 29, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. $5 – $25 per activity, all ages except for the Haunted Trail, which is ages 12 and up
Every, Shelby Farms Park celebrates Halloween with a Haunted and Un-Haunted Nature Trails, Zombie Laser Tag, Headless Horseman Hayrides, Pumpkin Painting, and a Zombie Paintball Hayride. You’ll want to click here for individual event info and pricing.
8. Haunted Web of Horrors, 700 N. Germantown Pkwy, select Thursdays – Sundays in October, opens at 7 p.m., $12 – $25, all ages
If you only make it to haunted attraction, make it the Haunted Web of Horrors. The crew goes all out with their three haunts, “Tormented”, “Dark Matter”, and “Twisted House”. Every Sunday is Lights Out, where try to find your way out of Tormented in the dark with only a glow stick. It’s $12 for one haunt, $20 for two, and $25 for three. and the proceeds benefit Youth Villages.
9. Memphis Zombie Walk, Begins at Handy Park on Beale St., October 3, noon, free to walk/trudge/stumble/crawl, all ages
At noon on Saturday, October 3, hundreds of people in zombie make up will lurch their way from Handy Park down Beale Street. While there’s make up help available at 10 a.m., it’s best if you come made up. If you don’t want to get made up but you still want to participate, place a duct tape X on your shoulder, and one of the undead will “bite” you, turning you into a zombie.
10. Memphis Zombie 5K, Shelby Farms Park, October 3, 5:30 p.m., $25, 13+
Run your way through the paths and trails of Shelby Farms’ Spooky Nights – and try not to get “eaten” by the hoard of zombies wandering the course. If you survive, you get a t-shirt and medal!
11. Zoo Boo, Memphis Zoo, October 16-18, 23-35, 30-31, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., $12 members / $15 nonmembers, all ages
Zoo Boo, the Memphis Zoo’s annual Halloween bash, is fun for all ages. They’ll have hayrides, candy stations, straw mazes, and more. Save a few bucks by getting your tickets in advance: pre-sale tickets are $10 for members and $13 for non-members.
12. Kids Harvest Festival, Agricenter Farmer’s Market, October 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., free admission, all ages
Head to the Agricenter Farmer’s Market for free face painting, pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo, hayrides, and of course, pumpkins.
13. Boo Ball, Pink Palace Museum, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., $100 per couple / $60 individuals, 21+
Dust off your fancy costume – the Pink Palace’s Boo Ball is a gala Halloween event. Drink Witches Brew (or wine or beer for the tame) and be entertained by Dr. Zarr and the Amazing Funk Monster. Proceeds benefit the Pink Palace family of museums.
14. Flick-Or-Treat, Memphis Botanic Garden, Oct. 23, gates open at 6 p.m., $10, all ages/kid-friendly
Celebrate the spooky season with a Friday night full of fun Memphis Botanic Garden. On Friday night, They’ll show “Thriller” and “Ghostbusters” on the lawn, live music, crafts for kids, food trucks, and drinks for the grownups. Call (901) 636-4107 for tickets.
15. Porktoberfest, Memphis Botanic Garden, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., $10 + drinks, 21 and up
Spend a spooky Saturday at the Botanic Garden, where they’ll have big screens for football games, an “enormous beer tent”, and pork-themed dishes from local restaurants. And additional $10 gets you five more restaurant samples.
16. Costume Twilight Tour, Elmwood Cemetery, Oct. 24, 4 p.m., $15 advance/$20 day-of, all ages
Elmwood’s famous residents will come alive during the cemetery’s costume twilight tour. The all-walking tours will begin at 4 p.m. and the last tour leaves at 5:30 p.m., and you can purchase tickets at the gate. Kids under 12 get in free. Call 901-774-3212 for accessibility information.
17. Art on Fire, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., $60 members/$75 non-members, 21 and up
While it’s not technically a Halloween celebration, the Dixon’s biggest party of the year has a very fall, festive event on Saturday, October 24. For your ticket price, you can expect fire dancers, live music, artists demonstrations, food from more than 20 of Memphis’ best restaurants, plus beer and wine.
1. Scare on the Square, Collierville Towne Square, Oct. 28, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., free, kid-friendly/all ages
Bring your trick or treaters to Town Square to enjoy treats from local merchants 3:30-5:00 and crafts and games from 4:30-6:00.
18. Carnivolution Halloween Circus Sideshow, Overton Square, October 28, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., free, 21 and up
The Attic boutique presents Overton Square’s first-ever circus sideshow themed grown folks Halloween shindig on Wednesday, October 28. Dress up as your favorite sideshow character (bearded lady, strong man, etc.), enjoy refreshments and drinks, shopping, and of course, a show.
19. Breakaway Costume Fun Run, starts in Overton Square, October 29, 6 p.m., free, all ages
Dress up and go run around midtown with Breakaway Running, then head to the after party in the Tower Courtyard with music, drinks, snacks, and prizes for the best costumes.
20. Pink Pumpkin Festival, Life Is Good on South Main, Oct. 30 – 31, $5 per pumpkin, all ages/kid-friendly
The first-ever Pink Pumpkin Festival includes a pumpkin decorating contest ($5 per pumpkin, turn in by 6 p.m on Friday), a Halloween costume parade at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday followed by trick-or-treating at participating Main St. businesses, and live music from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Memphis Midsouth Race for the Cure.
22. Festival of Fun and Fright, Bob Hailey Athletic Complex in Germantown, October 30, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., $4 per person per trail, all ages
This one’s great for the little ones. Choose between two trails, The Fairy Tale Trail (presented by the Germantown Community Theatre’s Children’s Theatre) or the scarier Trail of Terror (presented by the Houston High School student government). There will be free games, hayrides, moon bounces, and costumes are very much encouraged.
23. Drink, Dance, and Be Scary, Rumba Room, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., $5, 18 and up
Come out for a Halloween dance and costume contest! Best costume wins a month of Tiger Rag lessons. There will be East coast swing lesson with Todd and Monica at 7 PM, then swingin’ Halloween music from 7:30-9:30 PM. Free before 7 PM, $5 after.
24. Haunted Happenings, Woodruff-Fontaine House, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., $20 adults/$10 kids, all ages
Get to know the ghostly residents of the Woodruff-Fontaine House during their annual Haunted Happenings event. Paranormal investigators will be on hand to led candlelit tours and there will be a Victorian refreshments.
25. Masquerade Charity Ball, Pink Palace, October 30, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., $150 person/$225 couple, 21 and up
A different take on a Halloween ball, the 2nd Annual Masquerade Charity Ball is a black-tie event to support local charitable organizations, hosted by chocolatier Chef Philip Ashley. Enjoy food and drink, entertainment, a vintage Hollywood theme, and be sure to wear your mask.
26. Halloween on the River, Mud Island River Park, October 31, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., $5, all ages/kid-friendly
From the FB event: Mud Island River Park will transform into a family fun Halloween Trick or Treat with candy stops, hayride, kiddie train rides, games and costume contest.
27. Prom Night Halloween Party, The Rec Room, October 31, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m., 21 and up
From the Rec Room’s Facebook event: “DJ Spinning 80s and 90s prom iams, Pyramid Vodka Sucker Punch, 1 a.m. breakfast buffet, crowning of the Prom King and Queen for best costumes…so much fun, it’s scary.
28. FedExFamilyHouse “The House Party”, The Warehouse (36 East GE Patterson), October 31, 8 p.m. to midnight, $60 per person/$110 per couple, 21 and up
Support the FedExFamilyHouse (which provides a place to stay for families receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital) this Halloween. Your ticket includes free beer, wine, and food from Lafayette’s and live music from G3. Put on your costume, and expect plenty of dancing and specialty cocktails from Pyramid Vodka.
29. Halloween Bash, Hi-Tone Cafe, October 31, 8 p.m., $5 – $10, 18 and up
Enjoy live music from Spaceface w/ Isaiah The Mosiac, interactive projection games in the small room from Fever Dream Interactive, and lots of other entertainment (bobbing for apples, anyone?) Bring two canned goods and your cover is $5 instead of $10.
30. A Scary Good Time, Minglewood Hall, October 31, doors at 8 p.m., $20-$25, 18 and up
Enjoy music from DJ Stan Bell and Freeworld, photo booth, and a costume contest with a $1000 cash prize. The party benefits Transformations Autism Treatment Center.
31. Halloween Night at the Deli, Young Avenue Deli, October 31, 9 p.m., free, 21 and up
Head to the Deli for three bands (including Backup Planet), beer specials (including Dogfish Head Pumpkin for $4) and a costume contest (including great prizes).
32. Sinners For Saints Halloween Ball, Stop 345 (345 Madison), October 31, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., $40, 21 and up
You better wear a costume this year’s Lord T & Eloise grown folks Halloween bash downtown. DJ Witnesse and DJ Lil’ Egg Roll will be on hand as well, there will be an open bar (including Jell-O shots), light appetizers, and Amurica Photo. Ticket proceeds benefit the Church Health Center.
Know of more Halloween and Harvest events? Leave ’em in the comments.