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Ultimate Guide to Halloween Events in Memphis 2019

The spooky season has officially arrived and there’s fun to be had all month long. Make the most of it with arts and crafts, movies, costume contests, terrifying tours, haunted boogie downs, and more.

RECURRING EVENTS

Haunted Maze at Mid-South Maze
Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 31, 7 – 10 PM

On Fridays and Saturdays after 7 PM, the ghouls and goblins take over the maze at the Agricenter. Have fun trying to find your way out while fending off whatever’s hiding in that corn.

Shadowlands Festival of Fear & Hysteria Haunted Hayride
Oct. 4 – 31
Fridays & Saturdays 7-11 | Sundays 7-10 | Oct. 31st 7-10

A horrific secret hides in the corn and woods behind Jones Orchard. This cursed land is swarming with monsters and mayhem. Can you make your way through the winding journey alive? Take on the corn maze, or get on board the Hysteria Haunted Hayride if you dare.

Monster Market 2019
October 1-31
Tue-Sat 12-8pm | Sun 12-5pm

The third annual Monster Market pop-up will be open all month on Main Street featuring art, apparel, and housewares from over 70 makers. Swing by the
Grand Opening Celebration on October 5th and enjoy spooky cocktails (both boooozy and non-alcoholic), freaky treats, and projected horror movies while you shop!

The Parting Paranormal Pop-Up Tour + Bar & Lounge
Oct. 11 – Oct. 19

Something wicked lurks below the Evergreen Theatre and this Paranormal Popup puts you right on the path of danger!

When the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 occurred a mysterious sinkhole appeared at 1705 Poplar Ave. Reports of apparitions and strange creatures lurking in the area pre-date any human structure. The Ritz theatre, built over the sinkhole in 1927 brought the escape of the movies, but the glitz and glamour would quickly turn sinister. Visitors of THE PARTING are invited on an unusual and creepy encounter with the macabre and menacing inhabitants of the Evergreen Theatre.

Paranormal Cirque
Thursday, Oct. 17 – Sunday, Oct. 20

Paranormal Cirque is an innovative horror story for MATURE audiences featuring a truly unique fusion of circus, illusion, theatre, and cabaret in perfect harmony. The result is the evolution of a show that takes you into a world of dreams…….. or perhaps more accurately a world of nightmares and fantasies!

Zoo Boo
Oct. 18 – 31

Everyone’s favorite SPOOKtacular event is back for SEVEN nights of fright! Le Bonheur Zoo Boo happens the last two weekends of October. This event features candy stations and hayrides, straw mazes, and magic shows, plus so much more! Zoo Boo is fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages.

Boo-ingo & Costume Contest
Oct. 24 – 29

Make your way to bingo at one of four locations this month and get an extra card for wearing your costume. Prizes for Best Costume are up for grabs.

Hocus Pocus Trivia in Memphis
Wednesday, Oct. 9 & Tuesday, Oct. 29

Get ready for Halloween by flying your vacuum to play ‘Hocus Pocus’ Trivia. Play at Loflin Yard, LBOE, or Rec Room on October 9th, or head to Dan McGuiness Southaven, Railgarten, Or Highland Axe & Rec on Oct. 29th.

Memphis Ghost Walk
Weekends throughout October, 8 PM

The Memphis Ghost Walk explores the macabre and dark history of downtown Memphis. Escape into the past with the entertaining and knowledgeable guides of Historical Haunts Memphis. You’ll visit sites of hauntings taken from local legends, official records, and their own professional paranormal investigations.

Princeton James presents a “Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Experience” 
Oct. 26 at 12 PM & Oct. 27 at 8 PM

The “Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Experience” is an interactive event where you could possibly be dining with a murderer. Your package will include a theatrical experience, live music, poetry, comedy, and some amazing cuisine.

HauntedWeb
Weekends through Nov. 2, plus Thursday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 31

Hauntedweb features five movie-quality haunted attractions that are “must-see” horror masterpieces. Detailed sets, talented actors, skilled makeup artists, and more all come together to bring Memphis a world-class haunted house experience that you have never experienced before and must see to believe. Intense, heart-pounding thrills and horror litter this hour-long experience that will push you to the edge of insanity and throw you over.

Crosstown Arthouse Presents Double Horror Features
Oct. 10th, 17th, & 24th

The Crosstown Arthouse Weekly Film Series is screening double horror features in October that include a silent movie accompanied by live music! Screenings will take place at The Crosstown Theater on October 10, 17th, and 24th. Doors are at 7:00 and the first film will begin at 7:30. Entry is $10 for the double feature nights. Also, as a part of the Crosstown Concourse Trunk or Treat celebration on October 31st, they’re doing a free 6:00p screening of House on Haunted Hill.

ONE-TIME EVENTS

Halloween Make & Take
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2 PM

Pop into Board & Brush and craft until your heart’s content. They’re offering 4 different projects at $20 each. Make one or all three at this family-friendly event.

Woodruff Fontaine 3 hr Lights Out Ghost Hunt!
Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Bring your digital audio recorder and camera to the historic Woodruff Fontaine House for an evening of learning how to set-up and conduct a paranormal investigation. Each group is led by a paranormal investigator to guide you on your own investigation. Reserve your spot at historicalhauntsmemphis.com

CANDYLAND: A Costume Party
Saturday, Oct. 5, 7 PM

Kick-off Halloween season with a whimsical costume party at the Memphis Zoo with Chef Phillip Ashley Rix and friends. Wear your very best costume, enjoy catered fare, host bars and the night filled with 80’s and 90’s party music, all to the backdrop of hippos and crocodiles of the Zambezi River! There will be a grown-up trick or treat trail with gifts and prizes set up throughout the venue, a costume contest, and dancing.

Creepville Market
Saturday, Oct. 5, 12 PM – 6 PM

Join Mint Cream at Midtown Crossing Grill for a popup featuring Spooky Art, Oddities & Curiosities, Vintage Halloween, Creepy Crafts & more. Win prizes in the raffle, or try your luck spinning the wheel.

Crafts & Candy Apples – Parent/Kid Workshop – Ages 6+
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2 PM – 4 PM

Head to Board & Brush for a mini sign workshop and enjoy a complimentary Candy Apple Bar! Ages 6+. Select a design from more than 20 options. They provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create an awesome wood project. Choose from a variety of paint and wood stain colors in the workshop. The cost for a workshop is $35 and pre-registration is required.

Monsters, Inc. Party at Primas
Sunday, Oct. 6, 1:30 PM – 3 PM

Join Primas Bakery and Boutique as they celebrate Halloween early with a Monsters, Inc. Tea Party! Enjoy “Monster” themed treats for 2 with a selection of tea, coffee, and punch while watching the movie! Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Witches Night Out at Board & Brush
Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Call up your coven and head to Board & Brush for a night of creepy crafty fun! They’re offering 8 Halloween themed mini-sign designs for just $35. Wear your best witch outfit for a chance to win an awesome prize! There will also be complimentary cocktails and snacks.

Halloween Male Revue Tour in Memphis
Friday, Oct. 11, 9 PM

Some gentlemen at the Tropicana want to get your heart racing with their moves if that’s what you’re into.

Cemetery Cinema: Ghostbusters
Friday, Oct. 11th, 7 PM

Head to to Elmwood Cemetery for a screening Ghostbusters, sponsored by Simmons Bank. Tickets are $20.

Film: Nightmare Before Christmas
Saturday, Oct. 12, 7 PM

Enjoy a free family-friendly movie at Levitt Shell. Picnic baskets, beverages, blankets, and lawn chairs are always welcome. They also offer food and beverages for sale in the ShellEats community area.

Haunted Dinner on Stage
Thursday, Oct. 17, 6 PM – 8:30 PM

The Orpheum’s Haunted Dinner on Stage is back just in time for Halloween! See the Orpheum Theatre through a ghostly lens when you dine with the spirits and learn all about the paranormal activity that has been part of Orpheum lore since the 1920s.

The evening will include themed cocktails, a three-course meal with a variety of desserts, a self-guided tour of the backstage murals, and more.

Le Bonheur Pumpkin Run 5k
Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 AM 

Support Le Bonheur and the children they serve by participating in the Le Bonheur Pumpkin Run 5k & Family Walk. Kids 10 and younger can also participate in the 400m kids’ fun run. Children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes and enjoy the post-race Boo Bash, which will include entertainment, food and many fun activities for kids of all ages!

Netflix & Drink: Halloween Bar Crawl Memphis
Saturday, Oct. 19th, 4 PM

We Love Pub Crawls invites you to dress up as your favorite ‘Flix-inspired character and bar hop starting at the Silly Goose. Enjoy food and drink specials the whole way and 80s & 90s DJ parties. 

Velvetina’s Blood Moon Revue
Saturday, Oct. 19, 6:30 PM

Velvetina Taylor returns to Mollie Fontaine Lounge with an intriguing, immersive production, right in time for Halloween. You’re invited to Velvetina’s Blood Moon Revue, an alluring, interactive dinner show experience, unlike any other. Enjoy the spine-tingling mix of lively burlesque, magic, tarot, and spooky surprises.

5th Annual Memphis Monster Mash
Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 PM

One of the hottest Halloween parties in Memphis is back, with proceeds benefitting Mystic Krew of Pegasus – Memphis who are raising money for Shelby County Drug Court!

Enjoy an OPEN BAR, OPEN DANCE FLOOR, a DJ, DRAG SHOW and finger foods, eye-pleasing bartenders, cash prizes for best costume, and a chance to win tickets to see Elton John in Memphis.

Friends Halloween Trivia in Memphis
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 PM

Invite your friends to play “Friends” Trivia (The One with Questions About the Halloween Episode and Other Spooky Stuff from Friends) at LBOE, Loflin Yard, or Rec Room.

Haunted Happenings: A Victorian Carnival
Friday, Oct. 25, 6 PM

The resident spirits of Woodruff-Fontaine Mansion request the pleasure of your company for dining and dancing to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve! For Your Pleasure: Paranormal Investigators,
Tarot Readers, Magician Jeffrey Day, Games, Face Painting, Food Trucks, and Poleluminati Performing Arts.

Join them as mischief unfolds and walk the darkened halls as spectral docents lead the way. Hear the stories of people long past, as the dead become living for one night only!

Big Top Tease: Vol. VI: Freak Show
Friday, Oct. 25, 9 PM

QCG Productions is back at Dru’s Place for their monthly variety show, but this time, things are going to be a little more freaky! Join them for a night of Circus acts, drag performances, shock shows and more!

Hocus Pocus Macaron Tasting Event at Primas
Saturday, Oct. 26th, 5 – 6:30 PM

At this fun event, you’ll get to try Primas Bakery’s Spooky Macarons, sip Autumn Sangria while shopping the boutique, and watch Hocus Pocus! Feel free to dress in costume. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance.

Children’s Museum of Memphis Spooktacular Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct. 26th, 10 AM – 3 PM

Get ready for all things child-friendly spooky at the annual Spooktacular Fall Festival at CMOM. Enjoy making spooky slime, and pumpkin prints. Have fun with a scavenger hunt, Magic with Mr. Nick, a costume contest, trick-or-treat stations, scarecrow building races, face painting, spooky sensory play area, a petting zoo, train ride, and more! For your convenience, food trucks will be at the event and accept debit/credit cards. Rain or shine event. 

Halloween Bar Crawl
Saturday, Oct. 26th, 4 PM

Tickets for this Halloween Crawl come with 2 free drinks, access to 5+ venues with food and drink specials, and a crazy afterparty.

Transmission: Halloween Party!
Saturday, Oct. 26th, 9 PM

Dance your bones off with your fellow ghouls and goblins to the best of new wave, synth pop, freestyle, and more, with DJ’s Plastic Citizen and Alpha Heather at Lamplighter Lounge. Dress to impress, because at midnight they’ll be giving away spooktacular gift bags from Two Rivers Bookstore in the first-ever Transmission costume contest!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 PM

Watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the Orpheum’s big screen. Get there early to purchase your prop bag, and enter the on-stage costume contest.

HallowMEME
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 PM

Dress up as your favorite meme and party the night away at Rec Room. Enjoy a live DJ, Costume Contest w/ Prizes, Black Lights, Body & Face Paint, Pizza Party, Spooky Drinks, Glow Sticks
MEMEs on 20′ Screens & More.

Trunk or Treat on Tillman Street
Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 AM – 2 PM

The annual Trunk or Treat on Tillman Street Fall Festival is a safe, family-friendly event hosted by United Way of the Mid-South to connect with the community. This event provides free flu shots, community resources, meals and a fun way for families to enjoy Halloween. Everyone is welcome.

The TaKeOver: Halloween Edition
Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 PM – 12 AM

Team TKO returns to Side Street for one of the biggest, hottest Halloween events in town. Entry is free to party down with all your friends. Enjoy the costume contest, games, and shaking it to the best music.

Spaceface Halloween with the UpsideSown Ensemble
Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 PM

The local psychedelic anomaly Spaceface is ready to haunt your dreams during their double set at the Crosstown Theatre along with w/ The Upside Down Ensemble ft. Harlan, and DJ Chandler Blingg.

Ptolemy Fall Party
Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 PM

Celebrate Halloween at Local on the Square with the Grand Krewe of Ptolemy Memphis. Wear your favorite costume and get down on the dance floor to music by DJ Tree. Your ticket gets to access to an open bar and delicious late-night snacks by Local.

Loflin Graveyard
Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 AM – midnight

Halloween weekend, get spooky at Loflin Yard at an all-day event with food, drinks, and games. They’ll have a live DJ in the Barn, pumpkin decorating in the Yard, and 3 costume contests with cash prizes for the adult costume contest.

Halloween Party @ Soccer City 901
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 PM – 3 AM

The new Soccer City 901 is hosting a Halloween party complete with a DJ and a costume contest.

Zombie Walk and Undead DJ Party
Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 PM – 11 PM

Kick off Saturday before Halloween with an “Undead DJ” Set at Carolina Watershed followed by a Costume Contest + a Zombie Walk to the Loflin Yard Barn.

All Hallows Eve Bloody Masquerade feat. G-REX, Z-Dougie & more
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 9 PM

Growlers presents All Hallows Eve Bloody Masquerade featuring G-REX, Z-Dougie, DudeCalledRob, Don Twan, and BasSick.

Murder Mystery Party
Thursday, Oct. 31, 8 PM – 11 PM

Crosstown Brewing is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner Party. Sign-up now to be part of a night of mystery and fun. There are two options for tickets and you will be assigned a character based on your ticket purchase. The cost includes a catered dinner, dessert and two full pours of beer. Ticket sales end on Wednesday, October 28th at noon. Event is 21+.

Halloween – Devil  In I (Slipknot Tribute), Burn the Witch & More
Thursday, Oct. 31, 8 PM

This Halloween all the ghouls, ghosts, clowns, and metal heads alike will be roaming Growlers as The Devil In I (a Slipknot Tribute), Burn the Witch, Mudhole and The Murdering Crows bring you a night of thrills and incredible music.

SilverPro & Alchemy bring u (DJ Colette & Pete Moss) Halloween
Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 PM – 3 AM

SilverPro Events and Alchemy Of Memphis team up to bring you an Absolutely Wicked Deep House Party featuring the legendary Colette on her Dreams tour with Pete Moss giving us a 4 Hour set. Entry is free. Costumes are encouraged.

Trick or Trivia Spooktacular at Memphis Made Brewing
Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 PM – 9 PM

Celebrate Halloween night by playing a special spooky edition of Cerrito Trivia featuring a team costume contest, cake walk and more at Memphis Made Brewing Co.

Costumes & Cocktails On The River: Halloween Happy Hour Edition
Thursday, Oct. 31, 6:30 PM – 11 PM

THIRD Annual Costumes & Cocktails on the River at Jack Robinson Gallery includes an open buffet, open bar, live entertainment, DJ, vendors, Costume Contest, in a safe, and mature adult atmosphere. Event is for age 25+.

Crosstown Creep Sweep Trunk or Treat
Thursday, Oct. 31, 4 – 6 PM

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Crosstown Concourse this Halloween for trick-or-treating on the plaza. Volunteers will park their cars on the plaza and fill their trunks with candy. Live music by Almost Elton John and a Thriller dance flash mob.

5th Annual Black October
Thursday, Oct. 31, 9 PM – 12 AM

The CLTV invites you to a Halloween Party for the damned. Monsters, witches, vampires, and werewolves are going up at The CMPLX!

The Creepshow at The Commonwealth
Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 PM – 1 AM

Ball out Halloween night at the inaugural “Creepshow” fest – the Halloween party for all Memphians – and support World Relief Memphis!

“The Creepshow” is throwing down at The Commonwealth. Check out food trucks, music performers, and a dance hall in the 10,000 square foot parking garage-turned-event space. Mix and mingle in The Yard with friends, family, & strangers. Or, if you crave a swanky space to sip on a craft cocktail inspired by your favorite horror film, enter the VIP area in The Salon. There’ll be spooky nooks transformed into photo booths to capture a memory from the night, and a costume contest with swag prizes from sponsors.

Indie Memphis Film Festival Halloween Screenings
Thursday, Oct. 31

The 2019 Indie Memphis Film Festival is going spooky on Halloween night with four frighteningly fun films:

4:30 pm – Horror Noire
6:30 pm – Blacula
7:00 pm – De Lo Mio
9:00 pm – In Fabric

Single tickets to individual screenings are $10, or you can purchase a festival pass. More info at indiememphis.com.

Bar Ware Benefit Featuring DJ Eggroll & Costume Contest
Thursday, Oct. 31, 8 PM – 12 AM

Dress your best for Halloween at Bar Ware! 5% of all Bar Ware sales will be donated to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in support of Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts.

DJ Eggroll set from 9 p.m.-midnight. Costume contest winners will be announced at 11 p.m.:

-1st Place Overall BEST Costume: $200 Cash
-Best Homemade/Most Creative Costume: $100 Cash
-Best Couple’s Costume: Brunch or Dinner for Two at Bar Ware
-Worst Costume: Skrewball shot

Know of some frighteningly good fun that’s not on our list. Drop a link in the comments and we’ll update the post!

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