10 Local Ways to Celebrate Halloween

October 2 – 31: Wales West Pumpkin Patch Express

Wales West Light Railway • 13670 Smiley St., Silverhill

5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Fridays; Noon – 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.

October 2 – 31: Nightmare Chambers

Nightmare Chambers • 760 Middle St., Fairhope. 

6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., ticket sales 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 $18 plus tax. Not recommended for children!

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October 10: Screen on the Green

Dorn Field • Spring Hill College (near Avenue of the Oaks)

6:45 p.m. Pack some chairs and blankets and gather up the little ones for a free outdoor screening of “Hotel Transylvania.” Pizza Hut will be available for purchase on site. 

October 11: Pumpkin Patch Pet Photos

B&B Pet Stop • 5035 Cottage Hill Rd.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Gather the furry, feathered and four-legged creatures in your family and bring them to B&B for keepsake photos in their big pumpkin patch. Photos are $8 each or two of the same photo for $10. Proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation.

October 16: Trick or Trot 5K and Scary Scurry Fun Run

University of South Alabama • 307 N. University Blvd.

6 p.m., 5K begins. 7 p.m., fun run begins. Post-race festivities include trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, a photo booth, bounce houses, outdoor movie, train rides, games, music, food and drinks. Adult registration is $25 and child registration is $15. 

October 23 – 24, 30 – 31: 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 24: The Mystery of the Battle House Spirits

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa • 26 N Royal St. 

6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. dinner and show. Enjoy dinner and a show in the Crystal Ballroom as the Mobile Mystery Dinners put on this exciting and interactive dinner theater. Cost is $75 per person and includes dinner, wine and show with a cash bar also available. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given to the best three. Call 338-5441 to reserve your spot.

October 24: Balloon Glow in the Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens & Home • 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Dress up your little goblins and enjoy a night of Halloween fun with trick-or-treating through the Gardens, live music,  picnicking with local food trucks on the Great Lawn and basking in the glow of hot air balloons.

October 29 – 31: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Crescent Theater • 208 Dauphin St.

11 p.m. 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 30: Historic Mobile Ghost Tour

Downtown Mobile

7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Participants will meet in the Fort Conde parking lot to begin the evening. The first bus will leave the parking lot at 7 p.m. and visit Richards-DAR House, and the second bus will leave the parking lot at 7:30 p.m. and visit Mobile's Carnival Museum. After each stop, the city ghost tour will begin as the stories come to life on the streets of the city by the Mobile Mystery Dinner players. Tours are $47 per person and last approximately two hours. Call 479-9970 to make a reservation.

mobilebaymag.com staff

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