10 Local Ways to Celebrate Halloween

Through October 31: Wales West Pumpkin Patch Express

Wales West Light Railway • 13670 Smiley St., Silverhill

5 p.m. – 9 p.m., weekdays; 1 p.m. – 9 p.m., weekends. The pumpkin patch of all pumpkin patches! Little ones can enjoy miniature train rides, crafts, inflatables, pony rides, a petting zoo, a spooky haunted barn and more. Admission is $15 per person plus tax. Kids 2 years and under are free.

Through October 31: Ghost Cruise

Caribe Marina & Watersports • 28101 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach.

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Round up the family for a cruise out into Perdido Bay by moonlight. Be prepared for a spooky story and an enchanting boat ride under the stars. Admission is $15 for kids and $20 for adults.

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Through October 31: Thriller Nights of Lights

Hank Aaron Stadium • 755 Bolling Bros. Blvd. 

7 – Midnight, Fridays; 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sat. – Thurs. Enjoy this family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays to see dancing to a fun variety of music. Admission is $6 per person and children 3 and under are free. 

Through November 5: Nightmare Chambers

Nightmare Chambers • 760 Middle St., Fairhope. 

6:30 p.m., doors open. No matter your deepest darkest fear, this haunted house on the Eastern Shore will find a way to make you scream. The chamber is open Thursday – Saturday throughout the month of October. Tickets are $20. Not recommended for children!

October 20 – 22, 25 – 30: Haunted Duck Tours

Downtown Mobile

Embark on a spine-tingling tour of Mobile and the Mobile River and search along haunted city streets for some forgotten souls who linger somewhere between today and the afterlife. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12.50 for kids. 

October 21: Trick or Trot 5K and Scary Scurry Fun Run

University of South Alabama • 307 N. University Blvd.

6 p.m. Post-race festivities include pumpkin decorating, costume contests,  bounce houses, outdoor movie, train rides, games, music and more. Adult registration is $25 and child registration is $15. 

October 21 – 22, 28 – 29: Zombie Paintball

Magnolia Corn Maze • 15275 County Rd. 49,  Summerdale.

7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Zombies have taken over the Magnolia Corn Maze, and it's up to you to kill them once and for all. In the dark of night, groups of 20 will board this haunted hayride and shoot live zombies with paintball guns until they are gone for good. Cost is $20, and all paintball supplies are included. 

October 28 – 31: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Crescent Theater • 208 Dauphin St.

8:30 p.m., nightly. There’s no better way to spend Halloween than time warping at a late-night showing of the 1975 cult classic. Tickets are $10.

October 29: Boo at Bellingrath

Bellingrath Gardens & Home • 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dress up your little goblins and enjoy a day of Halloween fun with trick-or-treating through the Gardens, live music,  picnicking with local food trucks on the Great Lawn and fun inflatables. Admission is $13 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 5 – 12 and free for children ages 4 and under. 

October 30: Mobile Witches Ride

Downtown Mobile

3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Get your best witch costume together and hop on your broom (aka your bicycle) for a fun, slow paced 3-mile ride around downtown Mobile and DeTonti Square. The ride will end with a block party with music, libations and food from local food trucks and the party hosts, The Blind Mule. Registration is $25, and proceeds benefit Delta Dogs, a local non-profit veterinary care to the pets of Mobile's community in need.

mobilebaymag.com staff

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