Local Halloween Events
Looking to get spooked this year? In the mood for a little time at the pumpkin patch?
Here's a roundup of what's happening in and beyond Cartersville:
Now in its fourth year, offers up a scare but benefits Bartow's needy children. A small group puts on the local fright each year, and all proceeds go to Advocates for Bartow's Children.
"There are about 20 of us. We are just a group of friends plus a few extras to fill in some spaces," said Debbie Ham. "We do it because we love it!"
Doors open at 8 p.m. beginning Thursday and continuing through Saturday at the . Leading up to Halloween, Screamers is open Thursday, Oct. 27, through Monday, Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. to midnight, except Thursday when it closes at 10:30 p.m.
The cost is $10 per person. Group discounts for 10 or more are available.
Open through Nov. 6 for fall farm fun, Pettit Creek Farms offers a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for sale each day. Weekdays after 2 p.m., families can enjoy the corn maze, petting zoo, moonwalks for the kids and hayrides, along with pumpkin shopping.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, the farm opens to visitors with the offerings listed above plus concessions for purchase, and pony and camel rides and Euro Bungee, which are each $5. Farm admission is $10 for adults and $12 for children, but kids less than two years old are free.
Pumpkin Patch Farm at 230 Old Dixie Highway in Adairsville also offers the traditional fall farm visit, complete with a variety of pumpkins, gourds and seasonal garden offerings. Each Saturday and Sunday during the month of October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the farm welcomes guests without appointments. The cost is $6 plus tax per person, which covers a narrated hayride along the Oothcalooga Creek and through the pumpkin fields and petting zoo, along with several activities for children—stick horse Corral, hay maze, pumpkin ring toss and John Deere pedal tractors. Face painting also is available.
Other Local Events
- is set for 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 22, at Pettit Creek Preserve.
- take place at Red Top Mountain State Park for the next two weekends.
- , which benefits Advocates for Bartow's Children, is set for Friday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. at Red Top Mower.
- The city of Cartersville's is set for Saturday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. at Dellinger Park.
- in Cartersville happens Monday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Halloween Happenings Around the Region
13 Stories Haunted House
Take a terrifying tour through two attractions; 13 Stories Haunted House and the all-new Big Top Secret in 3-D haunt. Located at 2975 Ring Road in Kennesaw near Town Center Mall and created by Allyn Glover Entertainment LLC's designers, since 1984, 13 Stories is one of the south's scariest haunted attractions. It's open every night through Halloween. Tickets are normally $22, but check the website for specials. For more information, call 770-426-4807.
Step aboard the Scary-etta trolley for a spirited 90-minute, fully narrated ride through Marietta. The ghost tours are all 90 minutes of thrills and chills based on history and documented accounts of ghostly encounters. There is a walk of about two blocks. It's $25 plus tax for adults and $12 plus tax for children 12 and under. Limited spaces are available. An advanced reservation is required. For more information, call The Historic Marietta Trolley Company at 770-425-1006.
Dark Forest: Tales and Poems From the Brothers Grimm
will have Dark Forest: Tales and Poems From the Brothers Grimm by John Gentile, directed by Gentile and Henry Scott, Oct. 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. Dark Forest celebrates the bicentennial of the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm by returning the stories to their original power and magic. Tickets start at $12 for the events at Howard Logan Stillwell Theater, Wilson Building, 1000 Chastain Road, Building 31 in Kennesaw. For more information, call 770-423-6650 or email email@example.com.
Town Center Trick or Treat
Oct. 31, Halloween night, Town Center at Cobb will present a mall-wide candy trick-or-treat event and its annual Boo Bash on the upper level JCPenny wing from 6 to 8 p.m.
Boo Bash activities will include giveaways, a bounce house, face painting and balloon artists. The activities and giveaways are free to Kidgit members, while non-members can join for $5.
The trick-or-treating event will include Radio Disney hosting the costume parade and playing Disney hits in the Center Court; a costume contest; and Halloween photos available for purchase. Stores giving out candy will be marked with an orange pumpkin sign in the store window.
The mall is located at 400 Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw. For more information, call 770-424-9486.
Paranoia Haunted House
Paranoia Haunted House is packed with murdering maniacs, ghostly ghouls and unexpected horror around every turn. It's open Thursdays from 7 to 11 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $22 or $40 per pass. The location is 10895 Alpharetta Highway in Roswell and across from Andretti's Indoor Karting and Games. For more information, call 678-793-1544.
NETHERWORLD Haunted House is a popular Halloween attraction in metro-Atlanta. It has been featured on Good Day Atlanta and recently on Sunday Night Football. Walking through Netherworld Haunted House’s "The Nightmares," a coimetrophobiac may find the visit extremely threatening as they wind their way through a menacing graveyard rife with supernatural activity. Gothic tombstones and monuments adorn this desolate cemetery, overrun with growth and harboring sinister secrets. Otherworldly eyes gaze down upon you as you seek refuge on the other side. You peer through the fog in hopes of finding some safe retreat, searching for an exit while the very ground beneath your feet conceals horrors you cannot imagine. Netherworld is located at 6624 Dawson Blvd
in Norcross. For ticket information, call 404-608-2484. Hours are Sunday, 7 to 11 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 7:30 to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. to midnight.
Halloween at Huckleberry Holler
Huckleberry Holler in the north Georgia mountains offers family fun for all ages that you can't find in the metro area. Located in Ellijay, the attraction offers a corn maze, pumpkin patch, cow train, slinger swing, tube swing, hay mountain, pony rides, Raptor slide, corn bounce house, tire climb, Shipwreck Island, a corn cannon, an apple sling shot, and hay rides.
You can wander through the enormous pumpkin patch with many varieties to choose from, including Gladiator, Alladains, Eloganted, Bumpkins and Pie pumpkins. There are pumpkins weighing over 1,000 pounds perfect for family photos!
Oct. 29 your kids can enjoy a 1,000-pound pumpkin "drop" and Halloween egg 'haunt-ing' by flashlight.
The Halloween attractions continued through Oct. 31. Thursday-Friday 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday 6 p.m.-Witching Hour. Special hours Oct. 30-31 6 p.m.-Witching Hour.
General Admission is $10.
Huckleberry Holler is located at 165 Soccer Field Dr. in Ellijay. For more information, call 706-276-3535.