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You’ve got your costume all picked out and already have a game plan for what to do with all that leftover candy. But what are you actually going to do this Halloween season? Whether you’re in the mood for a real fright or something more family-friendly, here are some of the best Halloween celebrations happening around the country.
A masquerade ball and live orchestrated viewing of Phantom of the Opera are among the October events.
Enjoy the great beauty of The Last Frontier with this Halloween-themed walk along the Rodak Nature Trail.
Check out Salt River Fields the weekend before Halloween for hot air balloons, live music, haunted trails and fireworks.
“Arkansas's largest Halloween festival” features zombie paintball, a haunted train, a hay maze, rides and more.
This giant party attracts over 500,000 visitors each year. Things can get rowdy so this one’s best for grown-ups.
This fun fest is named after a pianist who’s buried on Red Mountain.
This haunted attraction is seriously scary. Not-so-scary fact: A good chunk of the proceeds go to charity.
Parades, performances and more take over the boardwalk at this fun, family-friendly event.
Walk through a series of haunted houses based on your favorite horror flicks.
Enjoy food trucks, markets, music and a parade. (And yes, there will be brisket.)
This music and arts festival is more fun than freaky with pop-up eateries and entertainment for the whole family.
This fright fest isn’t for the fainthearted. Think: A 35-acre outdoor haunt, a hotel asylum and a corn maze.
Every Fright Night, Northalsted neighborhood transforms into a giant party that includes a parade.
A week-long festival with contests, films, ghost tours and plenty more.
What’s not to love about a costume parade for tricksters of all ages followed by games, crafts and dance partying?
Guys, there’s a Clown Town. Kids under the age of eight not permitted (with good reason).
For a celebration that’s more “cheery than eerie,” check out this family-friendly affair.
America’s most haunted city goes all out for Halloween with ghost tours, vodoo shops and plenty of street partying.
This one’s got all the classics: A pumpkin patch, ghost tours and parade. Don’t miss the high heel dash.
A giant jumping pillow, petting zoo, super slides and corn maze—try not to get too lost.
Hop on your brooms to check out this month-long fright fest (one of the country's most popular).
Launched (illegally) in the early 21st century, this masquerade spectacle is very popular so book your tickets early.
Featuring eight spooky attractions (like a clown asylum), this event is strictly for those aged ten and older.
Don’t miss the haunted hayride featuring Dracula and Frankenstein.
Kids will love this event where they can meet their favorite superheroes at Union Station.
Take your little goblins around town and see how much Halloween loot they can bring back home.
How can you possibly miss the biggest pug gathering in Nebraska?
Every year, over 20,000 people from around the country meet up in downtown Reno for this giant party.
There’s also a parade, beer garden, rides, oh, and 20,000 jack-o’-lanterns.
All aboard the "Pumpkinliner" caboose train at the railroad museum for a day of pumpkin crafts and activities.
Check out this downtown celebration with games, music, costume contests and trick-or-treating, of course.
This Big Apple institution has been around since 1974 and is very popular—so arrive early for a prime viewing spot.
This Transylvania County fest features cookie decorating, a hay maze, contests and a 5K “Flight of the Vampire” race.
If walking through a corn maze with chainsaws and a haunted school sounds like your idea of fun, look no further.
Get into the festive spirit with an evening canoe trip followed by a hayride and ghost stories (with s'mores).
Every October weekend, this theme park hosts a giant Fright Fest, complete with haunted houses and spooky shows.
Fans of the movie will be thrilled to find out that every year the fictional town is re-created, giant pumpkin and all.
Do you dare try one of the most haunted attractions in the country?
The Roger Williams Park Zoo transforms into a giant pumpkin party.
This annual Fall Harvest Fest features an impressive scarecrow competition.
A freaky festival with a Monster Ball, costume contest and tours through the Addams House Victorian Mansion.
President Jackson’s historical home has plenty of spooky offerings including ghost tours.
Check out the world’s largest Halloween theme park.
At this Halloween spectacle, our four-legged pals are the stars of the show with elaborate dog costumes.
This family-friendly event has got parades, costumes and haunted houses.
Get into the Halloween spirit at the Blandford Cemetery with tours and tales of local Civil War veterans. Ooooo.
This outdoor event has two haunted attractions for the brave and a non-haunted corn maze for the rest of us.
Stick to the family-friendly fall festival or go on a flashlight tour of the asylum.
How about a night at the world’s first Halloween-themed B&B?
Because we all know what Halloween’s really about. (Psst… it’s the candy).
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