Main Street in Historic Rogersville will spring to life for the sixth annual Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Party, being held from 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31.
Updated Oct. 31
Halloween is here and there are plenty of fun and frightening activities to suit most any tastes. From haunted attractions that dial up the fear factor to the frolicking fun of hay rides and seasonal shows, the area is rich with safe and entertaining choices.
Here's INK’s latest roundup of local Haunts and Happenings:
• Kingsport Town Center will host Malloween from 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31. Kids 12 and under can trick-or-treat from store to store. There'll be a Kiwanis Club Halloween Carnival, inflatables, and a Halloween costume contest. There'll also be a photo booth set up for ghouls, goblins and pets. Call (423) 246-3871 or visit www.kingsporttowncenter.com.
• The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office will host its annual Trunk-or-Treat from 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 31, at the sheriff's office located at 140 Blountville Bypass in Blountville. The event was started five years ago by Sheriff Wayne Anderson to create a safer environment for children to collect candy and to give them an opportunity to meet officers. In addition to various displays set up in the parking lot, children can also check out the haunted house inside the SCSO. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children should bring a bag to collect candy.
• The Jonesborough and Gray libraries will host "Creature Features" at 6:30 p.m,. Oct. 31, featuring black and white science fiction movies from the 1950s. The Gray Library will feature the 1951 horror/science fiction film that features Gunsmoke’s James Arness as an alien – short on dialog/long on hulking. In Jonesborough, there'll be a double feature. Includes free drinks, Halloween candy, and popcorn. Admission is free. Call the Jonesborough Library at (423) 753-1800 or the Gray Library at (423) 477-1500.
• Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, will host a Halloween Festival from 6-9 p.m., Oct. 31. Kids in costume will be admitted for $1; all others $3. Game tickets will be available for 50 cents. This event is open to all ages and will feature a “King and Queen” contest, inflatables, football toss, basketball shoot, dart throw and much more. Call (423) 461-8830.
• Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City, will host Chills and Thrills Trunk or Treat for all ages, from 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 31. Bring the family and enjoying a little trick-or-treat fun in the parking lot, arts and crafts activities, a costume contest (6 p.m.) and warm apple cider. A pumpkin carving station will also be available for $1 per pumpkin. Call (423) 434-5750.
• Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City, will host a Monster Mash Teen Dance for ages 13-17 from 7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 31. Admission is $5 per person. Enjoy music provided by a local DJ with a few Halloween favorites thrown in the mix. Drop-off at 7 p.m.; pick-up no later than 9 p.m. Call (423) 434-5750.
• The Mall at Johnson City will host Mall-O-Ween from 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31. The event includes trick-or-treating and a costume contest.
• Halloween Haunts & Happenings will be held on Main Street in downtown Historic Jonesborough from 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 1. This completely free event includes games, ghost stories, a costume contest and trick-or-treating.
Spook-tacular Stories & Shows
• The Dobyns-Bennett Drama Department will present “The House of Frankenstein” at 7 p.m., Oct. 31, in the school’s Nancy Pridemore Theatre. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door.
• Cleek Farms and Corn Maze, 2233 Cleek Road, Kingsport, offers a five-acre corn maze and the Farm of Fears through Nov. 2. Call (423) 765-3123 or visit www.cleekfarms.com.
• Davidson Farm, 993 Carters Valley Road, Rogersville, offers a day maze and hay ride to the pumpkin patch on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31. Haunted maze available by reservation for large groups. Haunted maze is open to the public on Halloween night. Call (423) 754-1547 or visit www.thedavidsonfarm.com.
• Fender’s Farm, 254 Highway 107, Jonesborough, offers a seven-acre corn maze and three-acre Field of Screams through Nov. 3. Also available this year: Redneck Zombie Paintball. Call (423) 753-4469 or visit www.fendersmaze.com.
• Kim’s Crazy Corn Maze, Walnut Tree Farm, Highway 58, Castlewood, Va., offers an old-fashioned hay ride and four-acre maze. Call (276) 762-5481 or (276) 254-9661 or visit www.kimscrazycornmaze.net.
• Myers Farm, 3415 Gap Creek Road, Bulls Gap, offers a 24-acre corn maze and a 9-acre Trail of Terror through Oct. 31. Call (423) 235-4796 or visit www.myerspumpkinpatch.com/.
• Punkin Patch Farm, 984 Cowans Creek Road, Nickelsville, Va., offers a small maze, hay rides, live music and a petting zoo through Oct. 31. Call (276) 479-3228 or visit the Punkin Patch Farm Facebook page.
• Stickley Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, 531 Timbermill Private Drive, Bluff City, offers a regular maze and a haunted maze through Oct. 31. Also available this year: Ziplash, a 1,000-foot zipline. Call (423) 306-9994 or (423) 306-2173 or visit www.thestickleyfarm.com.
• The Mountain Empire Community College Haunted Forest, 3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, Va., is open from 7 to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, throughout October. Admission is $5 per victim. This is an outdor event, so please wear appropriate shoes. The Haunted Forest is not recommended for ghouls under age 10. Visit www.mecc.edu or call (276) 523-2400.
• The Painter Hollow Haunted Barn, 337 Montgomery Ave., Church Hill, opens at dusk on Fridays and Saturdays in October. Visit the Painter Hollow Haunted Barn Facebook page for details.
• The Backwoods Haunted House in Lee County, Va., is open weekends throughout October. For details and directions, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/backwoodshh.comments powered by Disqus