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Haunted Houses and Other Spooktacular October Events Celebrating Halloween

Calling all ghosts, goblins, witches and ghoulies—it’s time for trick-or-treating and there are plenty of family friendly events taking place throughout the community! Mark your calendars with these fun Halloween events!


Halloween Happening Haunted Barn and Hayrides
Oct. 14-16; 21-23; 28. Scare up some thrills and chills at this haunted house and haunted maze and haunted hayride. 7pm-10pm. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville. https://aacountyfair.org/halloween-happening/

Bennett’s Curse Haunted House
Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 16, 23, 27, Nov. 4-5: 7pm-9:30pm. Oct. 7-8, 30-31: 7pm-10pm. Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29: 7pm-10:30pm. Nov. 5 is Black Out Night where you navigate the Haunted House in complete darkness! Four terrifying haunted houses all under one roof. Tickets can be purchased online or Cash Only at the Box Office. $25-$45. 7875A Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore. bennettscurse.com

Cornstalkers Trail of Terror
Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15, Nov. 4-5: 7:30pm-10:30pm. Oct. 21-22, 28-29: 7:30pm-11:30pm. Oct. 23, 30-31: 7:30pm-10pm. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Five Attractions for 2022 – The Asylum, The Barnyard, Cornstalker’s Trail, Graves Farmhouse, and Hillbilly Homestead. $23-$27. Blue Crabs Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. ebehaunts.com

Fright Fest at Six Flags
Starting September 24 through Oct 30, Fridays-Sunday, times vary. Trick-or-treat trails, pumpkin patch, hay maze, songs and dance with Monster Mash Bash, haunted houses, scare zones and more. $49.99 and up. Some attractions cost extra. Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro. https://www.sixflags.com/america/events/fright-fest-presented-by-snickers

Saturday October 15

Zombie Run

The Hyattsville Zombie Run is a fun, family-friendly event promoting a healthy lifestyle and exercise which raises funds for local schools. $15-$30. 8:45 a.m. Hyattsville. runsignup.com/Race/MD/Hyattsville/HyattsvilleZombieRun

Halloween Spooktacular with the BSO

Get ready for Halloween with a spooky performance with the BSO featuring music about goblins and ghosts, magic, and dancing! Come dressed in your favorite costume for this special performance, perfect for the entire family. 11am. Joseph Meyerhoff Performance Center, Baltimore. my.bsomusic.org/overview/17578

Sunday October 23

Halloween Spooktacular with the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra

A family-friendly concert featuring music with spooky sounds, haunted harmonies and a costume contest for all ages! $25.00. 3pm. Riva Baptist Church, Davidsonville. lso-music.org/event-details/halloween-spooktacular-3

Thursday October 20

Garden Glow at Ladew Gardens
Oct. 20-22, 5pm-9pm. See a showcase of hundreds of creative jack o’ lanterns carved by artists, celebrities, dignitaries, local businesses, and friends and neighbors. Plus illuminated sculptures and installations, live music and strolling performers, family-friendly educational activities for children, and delicious eats from local food vendors, beer, wine & spirits. $11-$35. Ladew Gardens, Monkton. ladewgardens.com/Event-Calendar/Events-at-Ladew/Garden-Glow

Saturday October 22

Halloween in the Garden
Dress up the whole family and come enjoy a spooktakular day at Annmarie! Timed entry tickets and fun activities including games, DJ dance party, and food truck. $5. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Annemarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/content/halloween-garden

Friday October 28

USNA Halloween Concert

Oct. 28-29. The USNA annual Halloween Concert is a spectacular event of music, light, drama, and dance. One of the most popular events on the Yard, this production is an experience you will not soon forget! $10- $40. 7 p.m. USNA Chapel, Annapolis. usna.edu

Not so Spooky Skate

Skate in costume and trick or treat at the rink, participate in the costume contest, and do some Halloween crafts. $20.00. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cabin John Ice Skate Rink, Bethesda. Montgomeryparks.org.

Pumpkins on the Green

We are excited to be back in person for this fun-filled “un-gala” featuring great live music, food, drinks and silent auction. 7-11 p.m. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. explorenature.org/pumpkins-on-the-green/

Saturday October 29

October 29–30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate Halloween and the fall season with the Zoo’s 39th annual ZooBOOO! Parents and kids of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and bring trick-or-treat bags for trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo. Free with zoo admission. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, marylandzoo.org/special_events/zoobooo/


Sanderson Sistah’s Tribute Show & Trunk or Treat!

Come join Calvert Rainbow Alliance for our 3nd Annual Trunk or Treat. Either as a volunteer or just to join the fun, we welcome you! $8/person. 3:30pm-8:30pm. Southern Community Center, Lusby. eventbrite.com/e/sanderson-sistahs-tribute-show-and-trunk-or-treat-tickets-383520378777

Día de los Muertos Virtual Family Celebration
Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum in celebrating Día de los Muertos! Bring the whole family to see exciting live performances from Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia Mexicana, Mariachi Aguila DC, and Sol y Rumba. Enjoy face painting and our featured Día de los Muertos–themed crafts for all ages. If you are unable to make it in person, or want to continue the celebration online, visit our Family Zone for more crafts, coloring pages, and performance videos.

11:30am-3pm. Free.  American Art Museum, Washington. americanart.si.edu

Halloween at The Maryland Science Center

Celebrate Halloween in the Science Center at night. Music, dancing, food truck, lawn games and beverages.  7 p.m.-1 a.m. $49-$99. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, halloween-baltimore.com

Sunday October 30

Animal Appreciation Day and Pet Parade

Family fun event for all ages and animals! Bring your pet all dressed up for Halloween. The parade starts at 2 pm. Must be registered by 1:45 pm. Free. 1-4 p.m. Historic Hancock’s Resolution, Pasadena. historichancocksresolution.org/events/pet-parade

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