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If you’re looking for a fun place to spend Halloween this year, look no further than Chattanooga! This vibrant city has something for everyone, from exciting events and activities for kids, to adults-only parties and haunted tours.
Read on for our guide to the best of Chattanooga’s Halloween scene! These are annual events, so please check on the specific event to ensure it is happening this year.
Family Halloween Activities
Chattanooga Market “Haunted Market”
It might say “haunted”, but this is definitely for the kiddos! Enjoy this annual event that features Trick or Treating and a costume parade! While you are there, pick up some pumpkins and other fall produce and enjoy a great time.
When? Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 11 am – 4 pm
Location: First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St, Chattanooga
Learn more about the Haunted Market here
Rocktoberfest at Rock City
While this isn’t technically happening on Halloween night due to it being on a weekday, this event is happening every weekend in October! So Halloween weekend you can visit this fun festival with food, live music and tons of activities for the whole family.
When? Every weekend in October 2022 from 8:30AM – 5PM
Location: Rock City
Learn more about Rocktoberfest here
Boo in the Zoo
This annual event is a fun Halloween activity happening in October at the Chattanooga Zoo! Enjoy games, activites and trick or treating.
When? TBA in October 2022
Location: Chattanooga Zoo
Learn more about the Chattanooga Zoo here
This is a super fun scavenger hunt at the Tennessee Aquarium! You can do the scavenger hunt for the entire month of ODDtober, but the AquaScarium event you come in costume and your reward for finding the “treasure” is a bag of candy!
When? TBA in October 2022
Location: Tennessee Aquarium
Learn more about ODDtober here
Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches
The River Maze
This is one of our favorite fall activities! Enjoy a huge corn maze, sunflower maze, pumpkin patch, hay rides, jump pad, flume zoom, kiddie ziplines, plenty of animals and so much more.
When: End of September through the end of October
Location: 1371 Hwy 64, Ocoee
Learn more about the River Maze here
This fun farm event includes hay rides, corn maze, wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, animal petting barn, slides, bouncy balls, tricycle races, bounce pad and a whole lot more.
When: TBD in October
Location: 490 Country Rd 67, Riceville
Learn more about Guthrie Farms here
The Best Chattanooga Haunted Houses
This extreme haunted house is not recommended for children under 12. If you are a haunted house fan, you are going to love this one! It has won many awards over the years for being a top haunted attraction, not just in Chattanooga, but in the nation!
When? Thursday-Sunday nights in October + Halloween
Location: 321 Browns Ferry Road, Chattanooga
Learn more about Dread Hollow here
The Haunted Barn
One of the longest running scare attractions in East Tennessee, the Haunted Barn has been operating for more than 27 years. Enjoy a 16 room self-guided tour that ends with a mysterious maze.
When? Every Friday and Saturday night in October
Location: 5017 McDonald Rd, McDonald, TN
Learn more about the Haunted Barn here
The Haunted Hilltop
This is a huge haunted house and you can also purchase a ride on a haunted hayride through a haunted forest. There are concessions and a lot more making it the perfect place for a scary good time.
When? Friday and Saturday nights in October
Location: 8235 Highway 58, Harrison, TN
Learn more about the Haunted Hilltop here
6 Fears Hell’s Bar Dam
You can choose between a paranormal adventure or a haunted house thrill in this scary place – touted as one of the most haunted places in the country! There are five different scare events here, so don’t miss it.
When? End of September through the beginning of November
Location: 1265 Hales Bar Rd, Guild, TN
Learn more about 6 Fears Hell’s Bar Dam here
There are many other scare attractions in the area, here are just a couple more:
Ghost Tours in Chattanooga
Chattanooga Ghost Tours
Take a walking ghost tour in downtown Chattanooga with the tour voted one of the top 10 in the US by TripAdvisor! Take the Murder and Mayhem Haunted History Tour and visit sites where documented hauntings have occurred. Or, take the UTC/Cemetary Ghost Tour, which includes ghost hunting with advanced equipment!
When? Nightly tours available – book early!
Location: 57 E 5th St, Chattanooga TN (company address, tours may not leave from this location, visit website to learn more)
Learn more about Chattanooga Ghost Tours here
True Crime Chattanooga Walking Tour
Learn the truth about the city’s 150 years of crime, murder, suicide, accidental deaths and mysterious happenings. This is a 90 minute group walking tour given by the Chattanooga Historical Society.
When? Call to arrange a tour
Location: Tours leave from 110 E. 7th St in Chattanooga
Learn more about True Crime Tours here
ChattaBOOga Ghost Tours
This tour is family and pet friendly and takes you on a 90 minute ghost tour of Chattanooga. If your young ones like tales of spooky happenings this is a great tour. If your kids are easily scared I’d suggest another night time activity. There is also a Ghost and Booze Tour for those 21 and up!
When? Nightly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Location: Tours leave from the corner of 700 Cherry Street, Chattanooga
Learn more about ChattaBOOga Ghost Tours here
If you’re getting together with friends and going downtown on Halloween, try an escape room as one of your activities! Escape rooms are super popular activities where you can race to escape the room before time runs out!
Here are some popular ones in Chattanooga:
Breakout Escape Room – good for adults and also family-friendly
It’s Time to Escape – five fun escape experiences to choose from
Escape Experience – escape experiences for everyone
How to get around town on Halloween night
The Chattanooga mass transit system is a great way to get around on Halloween night! The buses will be running their regular schedule, so check their website for hours. There is even a FREE all-electric shuttle downtown.
When? Check website for stops in your area
Location: Bus tops all around Chattanooga – see website for map
Learn more about the Chattanooga CARTA here
If you’re planning on having any drinks, please use the public transit, Uber, Lyft or have a designated driver.
Tips for a safe and fun Halloween in Chattanooga
If you’re going out for trick or treating with kids, make sure that they can be seen by motorists. We usually use glow sticks as necklaces and of course we stay right by our youngest kiddos.
If you’re going to any haunted houses or other Halloween events, check reviews and make sure that it is something that you’re comfortable with. There have been some reports of people feeling uncomfortable at some of the more intense haunted houses.
As always, beware of your surroundings and travel in groups if possible. Chattanooga is generally a safe city, but it’s always better to be cautious.
We hope that you have a fantastic time enjoying all that Chattanooga has to offer for Halloween!