Halloween Happenings {2016}



Who’s there?


Boo who?

Don’t cry, KMB has you covered on all things Halloween!

(Since this round-up is being posted pretty early in the month, check in often as I’ll update with new events!)

Trick-or-Treat Events

BOO! at the Zoo

3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914

October 6–9, 13–16, 20–23, 5:30-8pm

$9/person (children under 4 free), free parking, $2 off for Zoo Knoxville and U.S. Cellular customers

Fill your bags with goodies as you make your way through the zoo!


Autism Society of East Tennessee’s Trunk or Treat at West Park Baptist Church

8833 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923

October 21, 4:30-6:30pm


Cherokee Caverns Presents: Trick or Treat in the Cave

8524 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37931

October 21 – 23 & 28 – 31, 5-8pm

$8/person (2 and under is free)

A safe, well-lit, stroller-friendly event. Explore the caverns as you collect your candy!

Mall-wide trick-or-treating and Hot 104.5’s Hot-O-Ween Costume Contest at West Town Mall

7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

October 22, trick-or-treating from 5-8pm, contest 6-8pm (registration for contest begins at 4:30pm)


Enjoy weather-proof trick or treating at the mall, and throw your witch’s hat in the ring for the big costume contest!

Halloween Trick or Treat at the Pigeon Forge Community Center

170 Community Center Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

October 27, 6-9pm

This free, non-scary event welcomes all ages.

Freaky Friday Nite in Farragut at Bob Leonard Park

301 Watt Rd, Farragut, TN 37934

October 28, 5-7pm


Come trick or treat, and be sure to drop by and say hi to our KMB crew as we hand out candy!

Halloween at The Island- Pigeon Forge

131 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

October 29, 5-9pm


In addition to trick-or-treating, enjoy this year’s re-imagined Halloween Carnival, complete with circus performers and a costume contest.

Ballet Gloria’s Fall Fantasy & Trunk or Treat at The Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts

2906 Tazewell Pike # A, Knoxville, TN 37918

October 28, 5-8pm

Free activities, food for purchase

There will be a scavenger hunt, bake sale, and a prize for best costume!

Halloween Climb for Treats! with Onsight Rock Gym

5335 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921

October 28, 6-10pm

$15/ages 13 and up, $13/ages 6-12, $5/ages 5 and under

Head over to Onsight Rock Gym to celebrate Halloween with an awesome night where adults and kids can scale up the climbing walls for some vertical trick-or-treating fun! Option to buy a day pass and climb on the four auto belay walls or add-on Climb Time to climb with our staff belayers on the top-rope routes. Costumes are highly encouraged! No pre-registration necessary.

The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek Presents: Pumpkin Fest

11251 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934

October 29, 3-7pm


In addition to trick-or-treating, guests will be treated to face painting, balloon twisting, a magic show, and a bounce house!

Gatlinburg’s Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival

Downtown Gatlinburg, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza

October 31, 1-5pm


This event includes costume contests, costumed characters, candy and a pumpkin contest.

Family Fun

Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express

226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713

Weekends all though October. Please see site (link above) for full pricing and schedule details.

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the Smoky Mountain Trains gift shop! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

Disney Store Halloween Dress Rehearsal (West Town Mall)

7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

October 15 & 22, 11am-12:30pm

Come dressed as your favorite hero for games, crafts, giveaways, and a costume parade!

Smart Toys and Books’ Halloween Events!

Franklin Square 9700 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37922

October 21st  – 10am – Mommy & Me Art:  Witches & Scarecrows
October 22nd10am-3pm – Smart Toys and Books Spook-tacular Costume Contest and Store Event
October 26th  – 11am – Story Time: Halloween
October 27th  – 11am – Story Time:  Halloween
October 28th  – 10am – Mommy & Me Art:  Mummy Luminaries
October 29th  – Trick-or-Treat Event during store hours
                           – 3pm –  Science Workshop: Spooky Goo
Don’t miss our Spook-tacular Costume Contest and Store Event!
Join us Saturday, October 22nd 10am-3pm for a ghoulish good time!  Children of all ages will receive a FREE Treat Bag PLUS a Play Pass for our Interactive Playground (to be used for future visit).  


UT Gardens Presents: Bewitching Bats!

2431 Joe Johnson Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

October 22, 1-3pm

$6/child 12 and under. Registration required.

Come learn about these amazing animals in a fun environment. Non-food treats and activity stations included in this fun, educational event.

UT Gardens Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo

2431 Joe Johnson Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

October 23, 1-5pm

Free to attend, fee for parade participants ($10/costume; can include multiple dogs as one costume.)

Includes a judged costume parade with prizes, an expo of educational booths, pet businesses, and rescue groups, food trucks and more.

Bass Pro Shops Halloween Events

3629 Outdoor Sportsman Pl, Kodak, TN 37764

October 24-31


Please check site for details.

Ijams Creative Series: Sugar Skull Halloween Workshop

2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

October 29, two sessions: 2pm and 3pm

$12/person, registration required.

Looking for something a little different to do with your creative tween or teen? Make your own sugar skull with local artist Jackie Hardin.

Horse Haven of Tennessee’s Boo at the Barn

2417 Reagan Road Knoxville, TN 37931

October 29, 3-8pm


Dust off your broomstick and get your best costume ready! It’s time to head out to the barn for Horse Haven’s 8th annual Boo at the Barn! Enjoy the fun with the whole family! Some of our horses will also be in their favorite Halloween attire!

Ijams Harvest Festival

2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

October 30, 10am-3pm

$7/adult, $3 /ages 4-12, 3 and under free. Whole family rate is $20.

Enjoy this daytime event at Ijams, which includes storytelling, hikes, vendor marketplace, kids’ crafts, pumpkin patch, festive foods and more.

Church/Community Events

New Hopewell Fall Festival 

757 Kimberlin Heights,  Knoxcille, TN 37920

Tickets for purchase, all proceeds to benefit New Hopewell Elementary

This event will include food, games, and inflatables!

Fall Fest 2016 Faith Promise Church-Blount County Campus

539 N Foothills Plaza Dr, Maryville, TN 37801

October 23, 5-7pm

Free to attend, food for purchase

This event will include hayrides, carnival games, door prizes, music, giveaways, and trunk-or-treat. Family friendly costumes are welcomed.

Trinity United Methodist Fall Fest/Trunk or Treat

5613 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921

October 24, Fall Fest is from 4-7pm, followed by Trunk or Treat at 7pm


Halloween Evening Storytime at the Howard Pinkston Branch Library

7732 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920

October 25, 6:30pm


Ages 2-6 welcome. Stories, songs, and a paper plate spider craft. Come in costume if you’d like! Refreshments will be served.

PJ/Lego Story Time at King Family Library

408 High St, Sevierville, TN 37862

October 25, 5:30-6:30pm


Pajamas always welcome, and this week, Halloween costumes welcome as well!

Halls Branch Library Halloween Costume Party and Storytime

4518 E Emory Rd, Knoxville, TN 37938

October 26, 11am


Come in costume for stories, songs, and a few treats!

Knoxville First United Methodist Church hosts Fall Fest at First on Wednesday

3316 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN  37919

October 26th, 6-8pm.

There will be Food, Prizes, Games, Trunk or Treat, and a Cupcake Walk and Roll!

All games and activities will be accessible for ALL CHILDREN!

Halloween Preschool Story Time & Party at King Family Library 

408 High St, Sevierville, TN 37862

October 27, 10:30am


Lots of great Halloween books, Halloween refreshments and candy and a Halloween craft.

Halloween Preschool Story Time & Party at Kodak Branch Library

319 W Dumplin Valley Rd, Kodak, TN 37764

October 28, 11am


Lots of great Halloween books, Halloween refreshments and candy and a Halloween craft.

Hills Creek Baptist Church Trunk or Treat (Pittman Center)

154 Hills Creek Rd. Pittman Center, TN 37876

October 29, 6-9pm


This trunk or treat event also includes games, crafts, and an outdoor movie!

Pathways South Knoxville Campus CandyBASH! 

6514 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920

October 30, 4pm


First Baptist Church Knoxville’s Trunk or Treat

510 W Main St, Knoxville, TN 37902

October 30, 4-6pm


Central Baptist Bearden Fall Festival

6300 Deane Hill Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919

October 30, 4-6pm



Farragut Christian Church Trunk or Treat

138 Admiral Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934

October 30, 5pm


Halloween Party at Burlington Branch Library

4614 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914

October 31, 5-7pm


Wear your costume and enjoy snacks, crafts, and games for the kids.

Halloween SpOOktacular at the Bearden Branch Library

100 Golf Club Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919

October 31, 6pm

Come in costume for spooky stories and light refreshments! All ages welcome.

Trick or Read at Blount County Library

508 N Cusick St, Maryville, TN 37804

October 31, 9am-9pm

Kids are invited to stop by the library, show off their costume, and take home a free book! Books are available while supplies last.

Halloween Preschool Story Time & Party at the Seymour Branch Library

137 W Macon Ln, Seymour, TN 37865

October 31, 11am


Lots of great Halloween books, Halloween refreshments and candy and a Halloween craft.

Grace Lutheran Trunk or Treat

9076 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923

October 31, 5:30-7:30pm


Let your child trick or treat in a safe environment. Cars will be parked in the Grace lot, with friendly members handing out candy.

For Thrill Seekers (some events may not be suitable for children)

Nightmare Hill presents: Darkness in the Cave at Cherokee Caverns

8524 Oak Ridge Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37931


Opening October 7 and operating every Friday and Saturday in October. Opening hours vary through the month, so be sure and check the site before you go! This attraction is not recommended for children under 10.

Knoxville Horror Film Fest 8

Regal Downtown West & Scruffy City Hall

October 21-23

$60/person for a weekend pass

HFF’s 8th annual festival combines ten premier independent horror features with short films from around the world.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tennessee Theatre- 604 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

October 15, 11pm (doors open at 10pm)

$10/adult, $8 seniors 60 and over and children under 13 accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours

36 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902

Times vary, please check site for details

$40/adult, $35/ages 9-12

Dante Haunted Forest

3361 Clinton Highway. Powell, TN 37849

Open October 21-23, 26-31

$10/person, free hayrides and bonfire.

Dead Man’s Farm

9567 US-11, Lenoir City, TN 37772

Dates and times vary, please check site (link above)

$20/person, $30/person fastpass, $5/person opt-in add on

**The farm is offering a “Fright Night Lite” on the last two Wednesdays in October. $8/person, free for children 4 and under with adult person. This special night offers a non-scare tour with no actors or surprises. Be sure and say “trick or treat” to the staff to receive candy!

Frightmare Manor

7588 W Andrew Johnson Hwy, Talbott, TN 37877

Please check site for dates and times (link above)



1904 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849

Please check sites for dates and times (link above)


Mayfield’s Judgment Day Haunted Trail

257 Tennessee 307 Athens, TN

Fridays and Saturdays throughout October, 7:30-11pm


Kyker Farms After Dark Haunted Trail

938 Alder Branch Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876


Looking for more fall fun? Check out these posts!

Fall Bucket List

Fall Fun Festivities

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, Trick or Treating, Oh My! 

untitled-design-1Please let us know of any events we may have missed and we will be sure to add them!!

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4 Responses to Halloween Happenings {2016}

  1. Selene October 20, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    Beaver Dam Baptist Church
    Fall Festival / Trunk or Treat
    6-8 pm
    food, inflatables, trunk or treat

  2. John Gardner October 24, 2016 at 10:47 pm #

    We also have a Trunk or Treat at First Baptist Church in Powell on Monday, 10/31, from 6:00-8:30. The theme is “Every Trunk Tells a Story”, with each car/truck having a different theme. Tons of candy and other concessions, all free and very safe!

  3. Lindsay Burchette October 25, 2016 at 11:22 am #

    Thank you so much, John!

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