HAUNTED HOUSES

Terrortorium, Oxford

25 W. Choccolocco St., Oxford

Haunted house, Big Eli Ferris wheel and Haunted Castle Dark Ride (from the Miracle Strip Amusement Park)

Open: Every Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 29- Oct. 21, and Thursday-Tuesday, Oct. 26-31, starting at 7 p.m.

Admission: $13 for Terrortorium, $7 for Haunted Castle Dark Ride, $5 for Ferris wheel, $17 for house and ride, $20 for all three.

Info: Terrortorium Haunted House & Amusements on Facebook

Haunted Chicken House

7522 U.S. Highway 431, Heflin

Yearly Hollis Fire and Rescue benefit with haunted house, haunted hayride and a haunted walking trail.

Open: Every Friday-Saturday in October, 7 p.m.-midnight.

Admission: One attraction $15, two attractions $25, three attractions $40.

PUMPKIN PATCH

Bennett Farms

1073 County Road 13, Heflin

Pumpkin-picking, corn crib, double pipe slide, farm animals, hay bale maze, live bands 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Just off Exit 199 from Interstate 20.

Open: Sept 30-Oct 29, 2-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $10 per child (includes activities but not pumpkins); free for ages 1 and younger; $5 per adult.

Info: 256-302-1896, bennettfarms.com

EVENTS

Fall Fest

Anniston Museum of Natural History & Berman Museum

Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m.

The Anniston Museum will feature live animals – including some creepy crawlers —  a haunted Bird of Prey trail, face painting, hayrides, trick-or-treating, a Halloween costume contest, and more. The Berman Museum will host Haunted History tours —  lights-out, lantern-led guided tours focusing on macabre artifacts, local folklore and historical figures. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Anyone not up to braving the dark is welcome to enjoy Halloween cartoons in the lobby.

Free for ages 3 and under; $8 for ages 4 and up; $10 for adults.

Info: 256-237-6766

Chill-O-Ween Folk Fest

Cheaha State Park

Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Chili cook-off, folk music, nature hikes, storytelling, ghost hikes, games, crafts, food, and more.

$5 per person park entrance fee at the gate.

Info: 256-225-2188, Renee.Raney@dcnr.alabama.gov

Halloween Super Bash

Noccalula Falls Park, Gadsden

Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fortune telling, train rides, cupcake walk, bounce houses, petting zoo, trick-or-treating.

Free for ages 3 and under; $6 for ages 4 and up.

Escape the Upside Down

Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County

Oct. 20

A “Stranger Things”-theme escape room. Solve the puzzles to escape the Upside Down in 60 minutes or less. Sessions at 3, 4:30, 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. Groups of six or less. Spots are limited and cost $5. Register at publiclibrary.cc/escaperoom.

Gadsden Zombie Parade

Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m.

Shambling parade of the dead through downtown Gadsden, with pictures and awards for the best zombie (youth and adult) and the best shambler. Starts in the courtyard at Blackstone Pub & Eatery, 525 Broad St., Gadsden.

Info: Toy Exchange, 256-459-4294

Anniston Witches Ride

Glenwood Terrace, Anniston

Oct. 22, 3-6:30 p.m.

A fun 1-mile bike ride/walk through the neighborhood of historic Glenwood Terrace. Participants dress up as witches, ride their brooms (bikes) and throw candy to children along the route. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Check in for witches is at 3 p.m., ride starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by a block party at Hamilton-Ballard Park from 5-6:30 p.m. The event benefits the American Cancer Society. To register or for more info, email annistonwitchesride@gmail.com or visit Anniston Witches Ride on Facebook.

Flashlight Candy Hunt and Festival

Frogtown Soccer Complex (behind the Jacksonville Community Center)

Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m.

Games and fun from 5:30-7:45 p.m., the candy hunt begins at 8 p.m.

$5 per child ages 12 and younger; free for ages 13 and older

Info: 256-435-8115

Neewollah on Noble

Noble Street, downtown Anniston

Oct. 28, 3-7 p.m.

Family-friendly festival includes food vendors, arts and crafts, music, pumpkin painting, Kid Zone, contest and costumes.

Downtown Oxford Trick or Treat

Old Sears parking lot at Quintard Mall facing Highway 21

Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m.

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County

Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

Must be 18 or older to attend, with ID required. Those in Rocky Horror costumes will be invited to shadow-cast during the screening.

Free admission. Optional prop bags may be purchased for $5.

Hayride and Campfire Stories

Frogtown Soccer Complex (behind the Jacksonville Community Center)

Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m.

Admission: $2

Info: 256-435-8115