There are plenty of spooky doings going down as we gear up for Halloween in Memphis, and we'll be damned if we don't make the most of them!

Haunts and Halloween Happenings in Memphis

Now that we have your attention, it's time to make room for the macabre, because the monsters of Memphis have been quiet for long enough!

There are plenty of spooky doings going down as we gear up for Halloween, and we’ll be damned if we don’t make the most of them… Seriously, the spirits are watching. Make them proud!

Ongoing Halloween events:

The Mid-South Corn Maze: September 16-October 31

First, you’re lured in…Then, you’re lost! The Mid-South Maze is back for it’s 21st year—and you’re invited to stroll through the fields. The fright-free fun kicks off September 16th with Family Nights following every Wednesday, offering free hayrides and bonfires as add-ons to the maze experience. 

When October hits, the haunts begin. If you find yourself in the Maze after dusk on Fridays and Saturday, you better be ready to run…

Jack O' Lantern World at Shelby Farms: September 29-October 30

Why have one pumpkin king when you can have 1000?? Jack O’ Lantern World is coming to Shelby Farms Park to propel our city into a season full of Halloween happenings—and it all kicks off at the end of the September!

Haunted Web of Horrors: September 30- October 31

The Haunted Web of Horrors had me screaming, and I’m sure it’ll do the same to you as you make your way through the Slotch Sanitarium, Voodoo Village, Sector 23, and brand new haunted attractions that we don’t even have the scoop on yet.

Frightober Screenings at Crosstown Arts: Every Saturday in October

From cult classics like Spider Baby and The Shining to kid-friendly flicks like Hocus Pocus and Coco, Crosstown Theatre is bringing a number of scary screenings to the big screen that you can enjoy FOR FREE!

PG motion pictures will be rolling at 2:30pm—and, at 6:30PM, the adult-friendly films begin. Peep the lineup:

  • October 1:
    • Hotel Transylvania @ 2:30PM (PG)
    • The People Under the Stairs @6:30PM (R)
  • October 8:
    • Frankenstein @ 2:30PM (PG)
    • The Birds @ 6:30PM (PG-13)
  • October 15:
    • Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters @ 2:30PM (G)
    • The Shining @ 6:30PM (R)
  • October 22:
    • Coco @ 2:30PM (PG)
    • Rosemary’s Baby @ 6:30PM (R)
  • October 30:
    • Hocus Pocus @ 2PM (PG)
    • Return of the Living Dead  @ 6:30PM (R)

In addition to the Frightober screenings—as the Crosstown Arthouse Film Series comes to a close, the last two screenings are appropriately petrifying:

  • October 6: Spider Baby
  • October 13: The Black Cat

Le Bonheur's Zoo Boo: October 14-31

Do you dare to disco with Dracula or enter the Upside Down? Are you willing to go mad in the Mad Scientist Lab? Hit up the Memphis Zoo with your Boo crew for plenty of tricks and treats. 

Historical Haunts Tours

Want to experience some boos with your booze? Historical Haunts Memphis knows all the sweet spots where our local ghouls go to let loose.

But that’s just half the fun! They’ve also got a Haunted Bus Tour and Ghost Walk so you can satisfy your creepy cravings. 

Book your tour today. 

Monster Market: Online October 3-31

You look like you could use some netherworldly knick-knacks made by local makers! The Monster Market is an online pop-up shop that’s perfect for weirdos like you. From art and apparel to Ouija board baubles and more, you’ll want to shop til you drop… dead.

Pull up in person for the Kick-Off party on Saturday, October 1st!

One-time-only halloween events:

Movie Night at Meddlesome Brewery: September 30

Hocus Pocus Halloween Tea Party: October 2

The Freak Show Extravaganza at Black Lodge: October 21

Memphis Monster Mash: Downtown's Largest Halloween Party: October 22

School of Rock Halloween Party at the Bluff: October 22

Plus Two Studios Halloween Masquerade: October 22

Halloween Campfire Storytelling: Marshmallows and Mayhem: October 28

Fright Night at Collage Dance Collective: October 29

Halloween Hike at Memphis Botanic Gardens: October 29

Halloween Cookie Decorating Party at Primas: October 30

Halloween Open House at Nerd Alert: October 1

First Fridays( Trick-or-Treat) on Broad: October 7

Scare on the Square in Collierville: October 21

MBP Cryptid Tails Halloween Show at Black Lodge: October 21

Halloween Spooktacular at the Children's Museum: October 22

Marcella & Her Lovers Halloween Show + Bar DKDC: October 25

Halloween Midtown Con: October 29

Fright Night at Collage Dance Collective: October 29

Angels vs Demons Halloween Ball at Bar DKDC: October 29

‘Tis the last Trolley Night of the year, and you know ODDS Atelier is pulling out all the stops to bring some mayhem to Main Street. From fire dancers to fire DJs, unlimited cocktails, Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks, a Hookah set-up, and more, it’s gonna be a soiree that any mortal can make the most of.

Grab your tickets here.  

Halloween Party at the Liquor Store on Broad (October 30)

Pull up to the patio at the Liquor Store on Broad where the DJs will be spinning tunes that’ll raise the dead from their tombs.

Scavenger Haunt at the Fire Museum (October 30)

Treat your trick-or-treaters to a day at the Fire Museum where admission is free all day long. I mean who doesn’t want an opportunity to win free candy during a Scavenger Haunt?!

RSVP here.

Devil’s Night at Black Lodge (October 30)

We can’t think of a better time to dance with the devil than this. Bad Timing Shop has teamed up with Satan himself to host the Devil’s Night at Black Lodge where heavy hitters like Gangsta Boo, Lukah, Tommy Wright III and more are pulling up to the scene to cause a scene in the spirit of Halloween.

Grab your tickets here.

We're on the hunt for more haunts! Keep checking back to see what other ghastly good times are coming your way.

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