Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Spooky Events

Friday, October 30, 2015 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

Oct. 30

Brownsville – Flashlight Night at the Boo-seum welcomes participants to trick-or-treat and experience the museum by flashlight 4-7 p.m. CT at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.

Chattanooga – The AquaScarium Halloween Party is a night of haunted galleries overflowing with candy stations, costumed divers, Monster Mash, “spooky” campfire stories and more4-8:30 p.m. ET at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Columbia – Embark on a candlelight tour and hear historic stories 8 p.m. CT at the Athenaeum Rectory.

Jackson – Discover what ghosts lurk about during the Downtown Ghosts: A Walking Tour 5:30 p.m. CT at Riverside Cemetery.

Jonesborough – The annual Halloween Haunts & Happenings include games, costume contest and trick-or-treating 6-8 p.m. ET in downtown Jonesborough.

Jonesborough – Brews and Boos has a slight twist for Halloween with Main Street Café & Catering serving three seasonal craft beers from local breweries, storytelling throughout the night and more on the plaza of the International Storytelling Center.

Memphis – The famous and loveable Cat in the Hat brings his antics to the stage 6:30 p.m. CT at the Orpheum Theatre.

Nashville – Try not to scream during a showing of The Exorcist 7:30 p.m. CT at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall.

Nashville – Be there for the opening of Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti and Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Oct 30, Nov 1, 5-7

Fayetteville – To Kill A Mockingbird is put on by Carriage House Players 7 p.m. CT at the Lincoln County Museum.

Oct. 30-31

Selmer – Two concerts, a balloon twister, haunted house, costume contest, food vendors and more are featured at the 4th annual Halloween Weekend and Street Park: Rock & Shockin downtown Selmer.

Oct. 31

Goodlettsville – Trick-or-treating, hayrides, inflatables and games are at the Pumpkin Festival 5 p.m. CT at Moss-Wright Park.

Lewisburg – Howlin’ at the Moon Full Moon Pickin’ has music, wine, bonfire, marshmallow roast and costume contest at Pickers Creek Winery.

Memphis – Attend the Spooktacular with a costume contest, games, face painting, crafts and cauldrons of candy 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT at the Children’s Museum of Memphis.

Murfreesboro – Iron gates are open and the mansion is ready for Trick-or-Treating at the Old Maney Mansion 4 p.m. CT until all candy is gone on North Maney Avenue.

Nashville – Rock out with Diarrhea Planet and JEFF The Brotherhood with special guest Ranch Ghost at War Memorial Auditorium.

Nashville – See the spooky side of science 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT at Adventure Science Center.

Petersburg – Enjoy Spooktacular for a night of frightfully fun activities 5-8 p.m. CT in downtown Petersburg.

Pulaski – Halloween Down on the Farm features a Fall Fest Candy Hunt, costume parade, games and snacks 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT at Milky Way Farm Manor House.

Woodbury – Play a glow golf round or glow disc golf, live music, enjoy free camping and a costume party hosted and DJed by Jared Champion from Cage The Elephant at Short Mountain Glow Haunted Woods 6 p.m. CT at Short Mountain Distillery.

Oct 31, Nov. 1

Hampshire – Listen to free live music by big band 805 Jive 4-8 p.m. CT at Amber Falls Winery.

Nov. 1

Chattanooga – The Haunted Market has treats, a costume parade, gift shopping and fresh fall produce at the Chattanooga Market.

Chattanooga – The River GORGEous Fall Color Cruise is a 3 1/2-hour fall foliage cruise through the entire 34-mile Tennessee River Gorge during peak color season 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET at the Tennessee Aquarium River Gorge Explorer.

Lawrenceburg – The 11th annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk and Social includes drums, flutes, a pot luck and more 9 a.m. CT at David Crockett State Park Shelter.

Nashville – Luke Bryan discusses his career and performs a short acoustic set as part of the exhibition “Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary,” presented by Citi 2 p.m. CT in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.

Nov. 2

Huntingdon – Heart-Mind-Soul by Tuva Stephens is a watercolor painting exhibit on display through Jan. 23, 2016 in the Ballroom Gallery at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center.

Maryville – Enjoy a dulcimer concert 7 p.m. ET in the reading rotunda of the Blount County Public Library. 

Nashville – Receive free admission when you bring in a nonperishable food item to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Mondays through December at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Nov. 6

Hendersonville – Garland and Glitter Fashion Show attracts dignitaries and celebrities who model the latest holiday season fashions. Entertainment, shopping in the Glass Room, and swag bags for each guest are also included at the Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club.

Memphis – The Orpheum Theatre’s Family Series continues with Nearly Lear 7 p.m. CT at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. Tickets are $15 and $30 for VIP.

Nashville – The exhibition Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville’s Print Community opens to the public at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Townsend – The fifth annual exclusive Fall Mountain Home Tour features three properties that represent the best in mountain living at The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. Tickets are $75.

Nov. 6-8

Knoxville – The 18th Master Woodworkers Show brings together 30 woodworkers to show off their handcrafted art at the Emporium Center.

Nov. 7

Huntingdon – Billy Dean, Larry LeBlanc, Linda Davis and others take the stage for The Heart Behind the Music to perform their biggest hits 2 p.m. CT at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center.

Nashville – The Tennessee Great War Commission’s 2015 kickoff event remembers those who served in World War I before the U.S. entry 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT with living history programs, speeches and more at various locations.

Nov. 8

Jonesborough – The 32nd annual Veterans Tribute takes place 2:30 p.m. ET at the Jonesborough Visitors Center. 

Nashville – Free admission is offered during Regions Bank Military Appreciation to active military personnel, military veterans and their immediate families at Nashville Zoo.

Nashville – The documentary Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History by six-time Emmy Award-winning director Ric Burns plays 2 p.m. CT at the Tennessee State Museum.

Nov. 9

Chattanooga – The 2015-16 season opens with a concert by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras performing works by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Del Borgo, Bizet and more conducted by Gary Wilkes 7:30 p.m. ET at Ringgold High School.

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