Memphis Halloween Events: 31 Spooky, Scary, and Fun Things To Do

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 25th 2018 1554 0

Halloweekend is here! Celebrate the holiday with these 31 34 events, parties, haunted houses, and Memphis trunk or treats for the kids. Most of these Memphis Halloween events are this weekend – especially Saturday the 27th – but I’ve rounded up several on the 31st as well.

Pumpkin patches and more events listed here. Don’t forget to check out the River Arts Festival and Mighty Lights this weekend, too.

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Monster Market at Crosstown Concourse – Thu. Oct. 25 – Wed. Oct. 31 (closed 10/29)
Shop for local art with a creepy/spooky/dark/monster twist inside the Crosstown Concourse at this annual pop-up shop. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m

MidSouth Corn Maze (through Nov. 3)
It’s a Memphis tradition – get lost in the corn maze at the Agricenter. It’s “haunted” (might be scary for younger kids) on weekends in October and on Nov. 3. Prices and hours vary, so check their website for details. Pro tip: lines can get quite long especially on haunted maze nights, so arrive early to avoid wait times.

Mound City Corn Maze (Fri. Oct. 26 – Sun. Oct. 28)
Head over to Marion, Ark. for a non-haunted corn maze, hayride, and concessions at the Mound City Corn Maze. It’s $10 admission to the maze. Hayrides (reserve for 8 people or more) are $10.

Wicked Ways Haunted House (select days through Oct. 31)
I’m hearing this haunted house – at 160 Cumberland near Wiseacre – is the most terrifying in town. Check out the website for ticket info and hours, which vary depending on the day.

Jones Orchard Shadowlands of Fear (select days through Oct. 31)
Imagining yourself in cute flannel, picking apples and such? Forget it. At Jones Orchard, creatures and creeps come out to haunt the corn fields and woods at the farm during the month of October for the Fest of Fear ($15). There’s also a Hangman’s Hollow Hysteria Haunted Hayride. Say that five times fast before the zombies eat you. ($12) Buy tickets to both for $25.

HauntedWeb of Horrors (select days through Oct. 31)
If their five haunted houses are anything like the scary sounds that emanate from their website, fright-seekers will love the HauntedWeb at 2665 S. Perkins Road. Open Thursdays through Sundays. Tickets are $20 for four houses or $25 for five.

– Shelby Forest Trail of Terror (through Oct 31)
This haunted trail through the woods is legit scary and not for the kids! $10 cover and don’t forget to print your ticket – there’s no cell phone service out there (or buy tickets in cash at the gate).

Halloween at Hogwarts at The Abbey (Fri. Oct. 26)
The Mystic Krewe of Pegasus hosts their fourth annual Halloween bash; this year it’s Harry Potter themed. Entertainment, open bar, food, and a costume contest. Benefits Tennessee Equality Project. $30. 21 and up.

Haunted Trolley Night in South Main (Fri. Oct. 26)
It’s your favorite monthly Trolley Night – only with a spooky twist! Shops and businesses host open houses, some with free refreshments. The Vault will host a costume party. All ages, free. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. though some festivities might go longer.

Addams Family on Adams Avenue (Fri. Oct. 26)
Watch the classic spooky movie on the lawn of the Mallory-Neely House. Open house in the mansion at 5:30 p.m. and movie at 7 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are ok for the outdoors movie. All ages, free.

Lafeyette’s Fright Nite (Fri. Oct. 26)
A Halloween bash at Lafayette’s in Overton with music, costume contest, and drink specials. Doors at 9 p.m. Ages and cover charge unclear.

– Zoo Boo (Fri. Oct 26 – Sun. Oct. 28, also Oct. 31)
Family-friendly fun at the Zoo – hayrides, straw maze, magic show, and candy. All ages. $13 for non-members. 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Lizzie The Musical at Theatreworks (Fri. Oct. 26 through Sun. Oct. 28.)
I’ve heard high praise for this Lizzie-Borden based rock musical at Theatreworks in Overton Square, presented by New Moon Theatre Company. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. $25. For adults.

Dracula at Theatre Memphis (Fri. Oct. 26 through Sun. Oct. 28)
Adapted from Bram Stoker’s novel, this Theatre Memphis version of Dracula is on at the Lohrey Stage in October. Tickets are $25.

Soul of the City Tour at Elmwood – (Sat. Oct. 27)
Tour guides in costumes lead you through a tour of Memphis’ most historic and beautifully haunting cemetery. At the time of this post, there were only a few spaces left for Saturday night (Oct. 27). $20. Adults only.

Flick or Treat Movie Night at the Garden (Sat. Oct. 27)
Memphis Botanic hosts a double feature with “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at 7:15 p.m. and “Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride” at 7:45 p.m. Kettle corn, food trucks, photo pops, booze available for sale. Tickets are $10 for non-members. All ages.

Hannyaween feat. HANNYA CHA0$ at The New Daisy (Sat. Oct. 27)
Halloween night live music bash at The New Daisy on Beale. Doors at 8 p.m. $15 adv./$20 on the day of the show. Ages unclear.

Germantown Fall Fest at Bobby Lanier Farm Park (Sat. Oct. 27)
Celebrate with haunted trails, food trucks, guided tours of Oaklawn Garden, bounce hours, games, and more. Fairy Tale Trail 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Trail of Terror 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. $4 per person for the trails, some activities are a few bucks. All ages.

2nd Baptist Pumpkin Festival (Oct. 27)
Free event for kids with trunk-or-treat, games, snacks, inflatables, and more. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Haunted Happenings at Woodruff-Fontaine (Oct. 27)
It’s the 10th anniversary of Haunted Happenings – learn about the people who lived in this Victorian Mansion, have your fortune told, and enjoy music, food trucks, dancing, and more. Feel free to wear costumes.

Spaceface Halloween at Railgarten (Oct. 27)
If you want to feel like you’re floating in an ocean of colors and sounds, mark your calendars for Spaceface’s annual Halloween hometown show. Their live shows include jam moments, rock guitar solos, and a full on psychedelic experience. 7 p.m. 21 and up. free.

Dia de los Muertos Parade & Festival (Oct. 27)
No, it’s NOT Halloween, but the Day of the Dead Parade & Festival hosted by the Brooks Museum is going on the list due to timing. The parade goes from Overton Square to the Brooks starting at 11 a.m., and the party starts at noon.

Booffalo Bash at Shelby Farms (Oct. 27)
Family-friendly night of trunk-or-treats, crafts, inflatables, hikes, and food trucks. It’s $10 per car for parking and $1 per slide ride; everything else is free.

Scary Sexy Freaky Frightening Halloween Party at Memphis Sounds Lounge (Sat. Oct. 27)
Memphis Sounds on Mud Island will host live music, dance party, and costume contest. Admission is $15, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. 21 and up.

Loflin Graveyard at Loflin Yard (Sat. Oct. 27)
All-day party with drinks, food, games, a DJ, pumpkin decorating, and several costume contests. 11 a.m. – midnight

Crosstown Booo-zy Bar Crawl (Sat. Oct. 27)
Free shuttle through Crosstown neighborhood from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Food and drink specials at eight establishments. Start at 6 p.m. inside the Concourse. Take the bus at 8 p.m. to the other bars.

Night of the Living Shed at Carolina Watershed (Sat. Oct. 27)
Live music, drinks, food, costume contest, fun times. 6 p.m – 10 p.m. 21 and up.

Black October at the Slim House (Wed. Oct. 31)
The Collective hosts the 4th annual Black October Halloween Party with DJs, bonfire, drink specials, and a costume contest. Doors at 9:30 p.m. $5 with costume, $10 without.

– Here For The Boos Party at Ghost River (Wed. Oct. 31)
Wear costumes to Ghost River (no masks) and enjoy food trucks, Halloween-themed trivia, flight night beer specials, costume contest, and live music. 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Free to attend. All ages, 21 to drink.

– Metal Museum Halloween Pop-Up at Memphis Rox (Wed. Oct. 31)
The Metal Museum takes their mobile forge to Memphis Rox climbing gym in Soulsville from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Watch the foundry team create metal castings and then make your own metal crafts. All ages, free.

Halloween Party at Dru’s Place (Wed. Oct. 31)
Expect karaoke, drag show, dancing, Halloween-themed apps and beverages included in cover charge. You better wear a costume! Halloween movies all day. $10 cover starting at 7 p.m. – midnight. 21 and up.

Hell House at Mollie Fontaine (Wed. Oct. 31)
The annual Mollie’s Halloween dance party is back again. Doors open at 8 p.m. with DJs and rages until 3 a.m. Costumes encouraged, but optional. 21 and up, $10 cover.

– Halloween Bash at Crosstown Brewing (Wed. Oct. 31)
Food truck, live music, costume contest, games, and of course, beer.

– Plus, Trunk or Treats on Wed. Oct. 31:

Bass Pro Pyramid

Crosstown Concourse

Snowden Grove Park

Wolfchase Galleria Mall

Oak Court Mall

Southland Mall

Kroc Center


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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Shannon says:

    Overton Square’s Halloween Party is Friday 10/26! https://www.facebook.com/events/249261015683310/

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