LIST: Halloween events in the Wiregrass

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Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 3:04 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Calling all Halloween lovers: October is just around the corner.

From the weather cooling down, to pumpkin spice, to Halloween, there is so much to love about the season.

While Halloween still seems far off, many places around the Wiregrass are gearing up for spooky events throughout the month.

If you’re already in the Halloween spirit or if you’re waiting for the calendar to read Oct. 1 before you get too excited, planning ahead is always a good thing.

Here’s a list of fun events coming up in the Wiregrass:

  • Scarecrows in the Garden, Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, October 1-31

Be sure to check out the silly scarecrows on display in Dothan Area Botanical Gardens. These funny frights will be on display in the gardens through the entire month of October.

  • Dothan Witches Ride, Solomon Park, October 2

The first annual Dothan Witches Ride is coming up on October 2 at 3 p.m. The women of the Junior League of the Wiregrass, Mystics of the Garden, and Thalian Mardi Gras Society encourage you to grab your ghoul friends and your best witchy wardrobe for the parade in Solomon Park. Find out more information on their website.

  • Pints and Paints, Folklore Brewery and Meadery, October 6

Settle in with a drink as you learn to paint Ghostface from the Scream franchise. Get tickets here.

  • 51st Annual Headland Harvest Festival, October 7-8

This fun-filled, two-day event takes place downtown in and around Headland’s beautiful city square. The festival is a tribute to local farmers and the harvest season. It includes a car show, children’s games and rides, arts and crafts, food vendors and live entertainment throughout the day. Find out more information here.

  • Halloween Double Feature Studio Class, Wiregrass Museum of Art, October 15

There will be two different classes to accommodate different age ranges. Kids 8 and up can create a spooky little monster with a variety of different art materials. Teens and adults will make a witchy forest vignette. Register at this link.

  • Sweet Potato Festival, Clio, October 15

This festival celebrates a fall favorite: sweet potatoes. There will be sweet potato pie contests, sweet potato fries, pies, soufflés, casseroles, and much more. Find out more information here.

  • 2022 Pumpkin Dunk, Dothan, October 22

Come swim and bob for pumpkins at the Westgate Wellness Pool. After choosing a pumpkin, kids can hop out of the pool and start decorating. Be sure to register here.

  • Pumpkin Day, Enterprise, October 22

The Enterprise Farmer’s Market is hosting their annual Pumpkin Day. There will be a pumpkin painting contest, a prize wheel, and plenty of locally grown, fall produce. For more information, click here.

  • Monster Mash Dash 5k Glow Run and Walk, Andalusia, October 22

Andalusia Office Professionals Association is hosting their 4th annual glow run 5k. Costumes are encouraged for the race and all participants will receive a Monster Mash Dash themed medal. To learn more, visit this link.

  • Fall Festival, Destin, FL, October 24

The City of Destin is hosting a Fall Festival set to include a costume contest, Jack-O-Lantern carving contest, carnival games, and more! For more information, visit their Facebook page.

  • The Great Pumpkin Hunt, Eufaula, October 26

Find more information on their Facebook page.

  • Pumpkins on the Square, Blakely, October 27

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a costume and pumpkin decorating contest. There will also be games, prizes, and treat bags. To learn more and register for the contests, click here.

  • Spooky in the City, Enterprise, October 28

Downtown Enterprise is hosting their second annual Spooky in the City virtual game. Learn more about all of the stops and prizes on their Facebook page.

  • Trunk or Treat, Level Plains, October 29

The Level Plains Police Department and Level Plains First Baptist Church is hosting a Trunk or Treat for all kids to come out, grab some candy, and spend time with the community from 5p.m. to 7p.m.

  • Halloween at Eagle Eye, Dothan, October 29

Eagle Eye Outfitters is hosting a Halloween event. Trick or Treating will be available for the first 500 costumed children. There will also be a Halloween photo booth! For more information visit their Facebook page.

  • Trunk or Treat, Rose Hill Senior Center, October 31

If you are 50 or older and love Halloween, come on out to the Rose Hill Senior Center. The event is set to include a costume contest. For more information, call 334-615-3740.

  • Columbia Manor, Columbia, every weekend in October

Columbia Manor, a staple for Wiregrass frights, is returning again. Be sure to check out their website for times and ticket prices.

  • Carn-Evil, Bonifay, FL, October 27-31

Holmes County High School has put together a haunted house. They are open from 7 p.m. - midnight. For more information and pictures of the event, visit their Instagram hchs_project_grad

This list is by no means exhaustive. Be sure to check out our community calendar to see more events and add your own!

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