Jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, spiderwebs…oh my! Get out your costumes and prepared to be scared! Halloween is just around the corner. From spending time at Memphis Zoo Boo or going through a haunted maze; there is something for all ages to enjoy!
Halloween is an ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain. It was originally to mark the transitions between Fall and Winter where many believed this transition was a bridge to the world of the dead (History Channel Online). Today this holiday has changed from a somber pagan ritual to costumes, parties, and candy. (Personally, the newer holiday sounds nicer to me).
Halloween is all about the costumes. Whether you buy one or make one, there’s always popular themes. This year many predict: “Frozen” characters, “Breaking Bad” characters, “Walking Dead” zombies, “Despicable Me” minions, Miley Cyrus, “Game of Thrones” characters, and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” What do you plan on being this year?
But don’t forget the scare…”Cause this is Thriller!” Haunted houses, Zombie Runs, Haunted Corn Mazes, they’re are out in full boom this year! Where will you be lurking in the dark to be…SCARED?
October 17-26 – Zoo Boo – Memphis Zoo – Every Friday-Sunday from 6-9PM
October 18 – 8AM-12PM – Superhero 5K – Memphis, TN
October 18 – 1-4PM – Fall Paw Fest – Collierville, TN
October 24 – 3:30-6PM – Scare on the Square – Collierville, TN
October 25 – 5:30-9PM – Fall Festival – Fort Pillow State Park. TN
October 26 – 7-10PM – Boo! Ball – Pink Palace, Memphis TN
October 31 – 4:30-7PM – Halloween Pet Show – Ripley, TN
October 31 – 4:30-6PM – Trunk or Treat – Ripley, TN
Now-November 2 – 7PM – Hauntedweb of Horrors – Every Friday-Sunday – Cordova, TN
Now-November 1 – Haunted Corn Maze – Jones Orchard – Millington, TN
Now-November 1 – Spooky Nights – Every Friday and Saturday – Memphis, TN
Now-November 2 – 7-12AM – Wicked Ways Haunted House – Memphis, TN
October 30 – November 1 – 7PM – The Haunted Trail – Collierville, TN (Thrusday 7-9, Friday & Saturday 7-10)
Please add the following events for Collierville: Susan Komen Race for the Cure – Oct. 25 at Carriage Crossing Kiwanis Club Haunted Trail – Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 at W. C. Johnson Park
Sheila Moody Special Events/Tourism Coordinator Town of Collierville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts 440 West Powell Road Collierville, TN 38017 P 901-457-2777 C 901-651-1898 F 901-457-2771 http://www.colliervilleparks.org http://www.collierville.com
** Celebrating 30 years of service to the Collierville community through Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts **