2023 Memphis Guide To Halloween: Haunted Houses, Pumpkin Patches, And Halloween Events

Memphis Guide To Halloween: Haunted Houses, Pumpkin Patches, And Events

Halloween – my favorite time of the year. The Memphis weather starts to cool, events are keeping our calendars full, and the spookiness comes out with pumpkin patches, haunted houses, corn mazes, and ghost tours are going strong. 

Here's your guide to all the spooky season fun happening in Memphis and the Mid-South in 2023. Keep scrolling for events that are both 21+ and family-friendly.

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Historical Haunts Memphis (ongoing)

Historical Haunts hosts ongoing spooky tours, haunted pub crawls, and ghost hunts. This goes on year-round, not just during this spooky season. But you'll want to make your reservations for October tours and crawls quickly as it tends to get crowded this time of year, and capacity is limited.

Backbeat Tours (ongoing)

Backbeat hosts walking two-hour Ghost Tours of the South Main Arts District downtown on a regular basis, just be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time as capacity is limited.

Zoo Boo at Memphis Zoo (select nights through October 13-31)

6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., $18 non-members/$13 members, all ages/kid-friendly

Zoo Boo is an annual favorite for all. Take the kids in their costumes and bring the treat bags! This year features a new Candy Lane at the splash park where candy stations will be set up. Enjoy that plus a Dracula-themed disco, a magician, fortune tellers, a hay maze, monster studio, mad scientist lab, ghost train, and much more. Busy nights WILL sell out so be sure to buy your tickets online ahead of time. On the other hand, there are no refunds or rain checks so cross your fingers and plan accordingly. 

Monster Market at The Medicine Factory (October 13-18)

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Monster Market is back for its 7th year. This freaky pop-up will be open with a curated collection of strange art, unique apparel, odd home decor, weird comics and zines, strange jewelry, eerie photography, monster plushies, spooky ceramics, freaky masks, and one-of-a-kind treasures from 80+ makers and artists. Opening night party will take place on Friday the 13th with music, drinks, treats, and more.

Wicked Ways Haunted House (select days through Oct. 31)

The “largest and most disturbing” haunted house in Memphis with live actors.This one is a super-scary absolutely not for children haunted house. Lines can get long as we get closer to Halloween, so go early in the season and early in the evening, too. Want to amplify your terrifying experience? There’s an add on for a 5-minute escape room and a Tormented Extreme Virtual Reality Encounter. Check out the website for ticket info and hours, which vary depending on the day.

Jones Orchard Shadowlands of Fear (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays in October + Halloween Night)

Hours vary, $18 per attraction or $30 for both

Imagining yourself in cute flannel, picking apples and such? Forget it. At Jones Orchard’s scary attractions, creatures and creeps come out to haunt the woods ("Festival of Fear") and the orchard itself ("Hysteria"). Not kid-friendly!

HauntedWeb of Horrors (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays in october)

Another one of the spookiest haunted “houses” in town, HauntedWebs of Horrors has four haunted houses and three haunted escape rooms in one location. (As if escape rooms weren’t scary enough to me) The Residence, which resembles an old estate, is the new haunted house theme in addition to a sanatorium, voodoo village, and carnival scrapyard. There’s a lot going on over there with varied dates, times, and tickets, so check out the website for all the info.

Frights At Height at Go Ape Zipline (Fridays, Saturdays in October)

A horror-filled experience. Guests will find zombies, ghosts and ghouls hiding in dark corners of the Treetop Journey zipline and ropes course. This activity is not for the faint of heart. Thrill seekers are invited to tackle our wobbly obstacles and epic ziplines during a 1-hour gravity defying, scream-filled adventure after dark.

For more fall fun:

spooky decorations in front of a house
Holly Whitfield
A house on Peabody Ave. in midtown.


**These are more adult-friendly events (but not adult exclusive) -- keep scrolling for our family-friendly section!**

Dinner on Stage, The Orpheum
October 5, All ages

Haunted dinner on stage that pays homage to Beetlejuice with a cocktail reception, theatre exploration, three-course meal, and more.

Creepville Market, Soul & Spirits Brewery
October 7, All ages

A spooky Halloween market of Memphis makers & artists. Curiosity & Oddities Galore!

Memphis Wrestling Halloween SPOOKtacular
October 8, All ages

MEET WWE & Memphis Wrestling legend The Vampire Warrior Gangrel, IMPACT Wrestling star Crazzy Steve, the monster KRULE, Kevin Thorne and more. Plus a Halloween costume contest!

Monster Market Opening Night Party
October 13, All ages

Join the Monster Market for the annual Opening Night party on Friday the 13th from 5-8pm— where we'll unveil this year's pop-up, with snacks, drinks, treats, makers, mingling, and music by DJ St Francis Elevator Ride.

Spirited Classic Comedy Haunts, Theatre Memphis
October 13-15, 19-21, All ages

Noël Coward’s farcical and outrageous Blithe Spirit takes center stage in the Lohrey Theatre at Theatre Memphis. A crime writer who has been creatively blocked since the death of his first wife is now tensely remarried to a more uptight second wife.

Cemetery Cinema: Psycho, Elmwood Cemetery
October 20

The spookiest of ways to watch one of the best most iconic horror films of all time. All movies are shown outdoors. Guests should bring lawn chairs, and coolers are welcome.

Dinner With The Departed, Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
October 21, 21+ - SOLD OUT

A one night only exclusive dinner in honor of the departed Woodruff and Fontaine family members with a bizarre Victoria mourning custom known as a “backward supper.” While dining in an intimate setting, history will come alive with each course. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails, a darkened mansion guided tour, and more.

Halloween Goat Yoga, Overton Park Shell
October 21, 6+

Grab your yoga mat and come yoga with their spooky and cute yoga goats. Halloween costumes are welcomed.

Roller Derby Double Header, Pipkin Building
October 21

The Memphis Minions take on the Ghost River Ghouls in their thrilling home team debut. Not only will you get to see these home teams go head-to-head, but you'll witness an epic mash-up game afterward as the zombies take on the vampires. Costume contest, spooky photo booth, and so much more.

Fright-tober: Get Out
October 21

Crosstown Concourse presents Fright-tober at Crosstown Theater. Tickets are free, but capacity is limited so registration is required.

Twilight Tours, Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
October 25

As the sun sets on Adams Avenue, slip into the bygone era while strolling the mansion's darkened halls. Listen to guides spill ghostly secrets and divulge first-hand accounts of paranormal activity frequently experienced throughout the former home of two of the most prestigious families in Memphis history.

Dracula: The Bloody Truth, Germantown Community Theatre
October 27 - Nov. 12, All ages

Regional premiere of Dracula The Bloody Truth, a comedy play by Le Navet Bete and John Nicholson. Professor Van Helsing is on a mission to tell the “truth” about the terrifying story of the legendary vampire Dracula. With the help of three spirited actors playing forty characters, this breakneck adaptation takes you from spooky Transylvania to the charming English coast. 

Haunted Pub-Crawl, Sprock n' Roll Party Bikes
October 27-28, 21+

Wanna hear something spooky while you sip witches brew & pedal a Halloween themed & lit party bike? Enjoy spooky tales of ghost sightings, murder & mystery while you sip & pedal the night away.  We will also stop a few haunted bars for some libations & tales.

Halloween Bar Crawl, Downtown Memphis
October 28, 21+

Dress up and join this bar crawl through eight downtown bars with drink specials and a $1,000 prize for best costume.

Halloween Masquerade Ball, Black Lodge
October 28, 18+

Going 23 years strong, you’re invited to Black Lodge's most beloved yearly ritual. Enjoy a night of music, mischief, costumes, and chaos. Live performances from 5+ bands with DJs taking the stage after midnight. Fire performed and more surprises on deck for this event.

Black October, TONE
October 28

Black October Halloween party for the vampires, witches, and sickening creatures in between. This year’s theme is Vampires in Memphis. Come dressed to impress.

Master of Mayhem Evening Cabaret, High Expectations Aerial Arts
October 28, 13+

A night of aerial arts and contortion inspired by the world's most iconic villains featuring advanced performers on aerial silks, hoop, lyra, trapeze, and contortion, Masters of Mayhem is a must-see for anyone who loves a little bit of villainy. This show is for ages 13+ due to scary themes and potential language.

Halloween Comic Fest, 901 Comics
October 28, All ages

Free comics, candy, and more! Come in costume or dress as yourself. Members of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association will be on hand selling their latest zines, comics, and art.

Halloween Costume Party, Young Ave Deli
October 28

 A fun filled Halloween party and a costume contest! Doors open at 8 and music starts at 9.

Halloween Part, Board to Beers'
October 28, All ages until 9 p.m.

Spooky-themed evening at Board to beers. Admission is $10 at the door. First come-first served. Admission covers game play, bingo and costume contests. 

Memphis Heavies Halloween Spook-Tacular, Growlers
October 28

Rock out for Halloween with local bands like Burn The With, Vermin Fate, and more. Costume contest, photo ops, thriller dance off, and spooky times all around.

Sapphic Spooktacular Halloween Bash, Memphis Current
October 28

Dance the night away to music by DJ Shai and Jordan Occasionally. Wear your best creepy, creative, or sapphic costumes and compete in their contest for a cash prize.

Fright-tober: The Thing, Crosstown Concourse
October 28

Crosstown Concourse presents Fright-tober at Crosstown Theater. Tickets are free, but capacity is limited so registration is required.

Slider Out Halloween Party, Slider Inn (Downtown)
October 28

It’s about to get spooky on South Main! Join them for the inaugural Slider Out Halloween party featuring drink specials, costume contest, and DJ sets.

Scary Clown Chase, Autobahn
October 29-31

Getting chased by a scary clown is the stuff of nightmares. Now, imagine a character as intimidating as Pennywise, the Joker, Sweet Tooth, or any other horrifying harlequin or petrifying Pulcinella with scary speed behind the wheel of a go-kart chasing anyone who is brave enough or fast enough to elude him for 14 laps.

Beetlejuice, The Orpheum Theatre
October 31, All ages*

Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice! What better way to spend Halloween night than this Broadway production of Tim Burton’s beloved film. *Probably not appropriate for all kids – contains strong language, mature references, etc.

Haunt Couture: A Moxy Halloween Soiree
October 31

Prepare to be spellbound at the most captivating soirée of the season! Join Moxy on a bewitching journey into the realm of mystery and glamor at HAUNT COUTURE: A Moxy Halloween Soiree. Slay night night away with local drag queens, dance along to DJ Alpha Whiskey, grab some grub from Pok Cha's Egg Rolls, enjoy *wickedly good* cocktail specials from Bar Moxy and more.

Halloween at High Cotton
October 31

New Science System will be playing at High Cotton on Halloween night. Costume contest with prizes too.

Costume & Cocktails On The River VII: The Halloween Happy Hour Edition
The Candy Factory Suites

Two levels of fun, food, and live entertainment! And as always, unlimited cocktails.

Halloween Party, Bardog Tavern
October 31, 21+

Annual Bardog party and costume contest - with cold, hard cash at stake! 

Nightmare on Beale Street Halloween Party
October 31

Calling all Ghouls, Ghosts & Goblins! Enjoy a Halloween Party on the patio with DJ Taz starting at 7pm. Lots of great Food, Music & Fun plus costume contest.

Don’t miss out on all the Memphis goodness!


“Hocus Pocus” Cookie Decorating Party, Primas
October 1

A fun and festive cookie decorating party themed to Hocus Pocus

Family Campfire Party, Memphis Botanic Garden
October 6

Enjoy an old-fashioned campfire sing-along while making hot dogs and s’mores over the fire. Then, explore the Garden on a guided nighttime hike and learn about the animals that come out when we go to bed. 

Trick of Treat on Broad, Broad Ave Arts District
October 6

Kick off Halloween season on Broad Ave for their First Friday event. Participating shops will have treats (and maybe tricks) for kids and adults! Costumes recommended.

Fall Festival, Southwest Twin
October 13

A family-friendly festival with face painting, food trucks, a community expo, Halloween-themed story time with Memphis Public Libraries, and more. Bring your own chair for an inflatable screen showing of Disney’s new Little Mermaid.

Fall Fest, Primas Bakery
October 14

Spooky Sweets, Shopping, Brews & Boos - Discount in The Boutique too! It's Going To Be Lots Of Fun!

Fright-tober: Ghostbusters, Crosstown Concourse
October 14

Crosstown Concourse presents Fright-tober at Crosstown Theater. Tickets are free, but capacity is limited so registration is required.

“Nightmare Before Christmas” Cookie Decorating Party, Primas
October 15

A fun and festive cookie decorating party themed to Nightmare Before Christmas

Overton Scare Halloween Party, Overton Square
October 21

Get scared at the Square! Come in costume or get one free from their spooky face painter. There will be a Halloween Photo Booth, balloon animals, treats table, Halloween crafts, and trick or treating.

Halloween Cupcake Decorating Party, DASH Memphis
October 21

Afternoon full of fun. Each child will be provided with all necessary items to create some spooky sweet treats. Games and refreshments are included. And of course all costumes are welcomed and encouraged! 

Day of the Dead Preview, Crosstown Concourse
October 21

Day of the Dead celebration with music, folklore, dancers, and more. The event is free, family friendly, and open to the public!

Fright-tober: Monster House, Crosstown Concourse
October 21

Kid-friendly matinee. Crosstown Concourse presents Fright-tober at Crosstown Theater. Tickets are free, but capacity is limited so registration is required.

Kids Halloween Treat Decorating Class, Gimme Sugar Bakery
October 22

2nd annual kids decorating class. Decorate spooky treats together. Includes refreshments, candy and costume highly encouraged.

Fall Festival, Mr. Rooter Plumbing
October 27

Indulge in tasty caramel apples, exciting carnival games, show off your epic costumes in our thrilling costume contest and more.

Trunk or Treat, Chuck Hutton Toyota
October 27

Whitehaven community members looking for kid-friendly Halloween activities close to home are in luck. Families, area schools, and all others in the community are invited to come out to Chuck Hutton Toyota for tricks, treats, trucks, and more. 

Halloween Dance Party, Dream Ballroom Academy
October 27

Social dancing and spooktacular line dance, costume contest, door prizes, snacks and drinks, and free rumba class before the party

Halloween Spooktacular, CMOM
October 28

Trick or treating, spooky science projects, mini clay pumpkin sculpting station, face painting, free carousel rides, and much more. $3 for members, $20 for non-members (includes museum admission too).

Halloween Scavenger Hunt, Fire Museum
October 28

Join the fire museum for their Annual Halloween Scavenger Haunt. Try your luck at finding scary objects hidden around the museum. At the end you will receive a sweet treat.

Halloween Hike at the Garden, Memphis Botanic Garden
October 28

This not-so-spooky celebration features friendly Halloween characters, music to boogie-man down to, and some hair-raising fun throughout the Memphis Boo-tanic Garden. Halloween Hike is a safe, daytime alternative to traditional door-to-door trick or treating with stops for treats, hands-on activities, learning opportunities, and more.

Binghampton Fall Festival, Binghampton Gateway Center
October 28

Arrow Creative is partnering with Binghampton businesses to bring fall festivities to you. Join them for fun crafts, sweet treats and local shopping in the heart of Binghampton. 

Rock-n-Romp, The Ravine
October 28

Rock-n-Romp, the popular family friendly concert series, is back with a special Halloween extravaganza. Family friendly concert to feature costume contest, arts and craft activity for kids.

Fright-tober: Bride of Frankenstein, Crosstown Concourse
October 28

Kid-friendly matinee. Crosstown Concourse presents Fright-tober at Crosstown Theater. Tickets are free, but capacity is limited so registration is required.

“Coco” Cookie Decorating Party, Primas
October 29

A fun and festive cookie decorating party themed to Disney’s Coco

Halloween Event, Bass Pro Shops
October 31

Get ready for a spooktacular time at Bass Pro Shops’ Halloween event. Put on your costume and come down for a fun Halloween candy hunt and a free digital photo download.

Hocus Pocus Party, Belly Acres
October 31

 FREE Belly Shakes with Entree, Hocus-Pocus Movie Marathon, Spooky Photobooth with Witches, and a Trick-or-Treat Station 

Fright Night 4 | Halloween Party
October 31

They will have contests such as best costume, games, concession, indoor trick or treating & more! 

Louise Page Halloween Show
October 31

Join Lodge for a frightfully fun night of tricks, treats, and great live music, as the one and only LOUISE PAGE brings a special show for the spooky season!

Movies in the Park: Trick or Treat Scooby Doo!
October 31

It's a free showing of "Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!" at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the dog park. Bringing chairs is strongly encouraged. They'll have heaters, and snacks and water will be provided.

Booooks with Friends
October 31

It's spooky season Library Friends! Kids 12 and under, stop by the library for trick or treats, book giveaways and take home activities! There will also be a spooky storytime. Don't forget your costume!

Halloween Sensory Play
October 31

They're turning this week's "Toddler Tuesday" into a big Halloween sensory play extravaganza and bringing out all of the ooey, gooey, messy fun. Fun for all ages! 

A row of pumpkins leading to a house made of pumpkins at Memphis' Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Dixon Pumpkin House


Here's a quick list of regional pumpkin patches—for a more detailed list with descriptions, check out the Guide To Pumpkin Patches here.


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