Knoxville Halloween Events


Knoxville Halloween Events

Whether you’re searching for spooky or family-friendly Halloween fun, you’ve come to the right place! Knoxville Moms has a roundup of kid-approved Halloween events happening in our area. Since this list was posted early in the season, be sure to check back for new additions. As always, check with organizers for more details about the event before you attend. Happy Halloween!

2023 Knoxville Halloween Events 

Trick-or-Treat Events

Boo at the Zoo
Zoo Knoxville
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr. Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 637-5331
Thursday 10/12/23-Sunday 10/15/23, Thursday 10/19/23-Sunday 10/22/23, Thursday 10/26/23-Sunday 10/29/23
Member Nights: Wednesday 10/11/23 & Wednesday 10/25/23
Times: 5:30pm-8:00pm

General admission: $15, Members $14, Ages 2 & Under Free. Free parking. For more details visit the Zoo Knoxville website.

Howl-o-ween Trick or Treat at Little Ponderosa Zoo
629 Granite Road, Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 457-5536
Friday 10/13/23-Saturday 10/14/23, Friday 10/20/23-Saturday 10/21/23

General admission: $8.00, Pre-Order $6.00 (Until 10/14/22)
Activities include trick-or-treating and more. See Facebook for details.

Trick or Treat in the Cave at Cherokee Caverns
8524 Oak Ridge Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37931
Friday 10/20/23-Sunday 10/22/23, Friday 10/27/23-Sunday 10/29/23
Fridays 5:00pm-8:00pm, Saturdays & Sundays 3:00pm-8:00pm

General admission: ages 4+ and adults $12. Ages 3 and under free. Credit cards accepted.
Stroller and wheelchair friendly.
Activities include trick-or-treating and more. See website for details.

Freaky Friday Friday Nite
Mayor Bob Leonard Park
301 Watt Road, Farragut, TN 37934
Friday, 10/27/23 5:00pm-7:00pm

General Admission: FREE
Children ages 12 and under and in costume are invited to “trick or treat” on the walking trail while local businesses, community groups and Town of Farragut volunteers hand out treats and provide games. Freaky Friday is a free event, but participants are asked to bring items to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House. See the website for more details.

Ancient Lore Village
7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920

General Admission: $19.99 per person + tax (all ages)
Boogie your way through the Ancient Lore Village Trail and stop at eight different dwellings hosting visits with Cinderella, Captain America, Spiderman, Ariel, Elsa, and more. We will be handing out candy, so be sure to bring your candy bag. And, finally, swing by our Nest Patio for the best of the best in Halloween movies! Choose your 1.5-hour time slot to visit. The times are 5:00pm–6:30pm or 7:30pm–9:00pm Dinner will be available for purchase from the Ancient Lore Village Food Truck. Cash and Credit Card accepted. 

Pigeon Forge Spooktacular 
Pigeon Forge Community Center
170 Community Center Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 429-7373
Friday, 10/27/23 3:00pm-8:00pm

General admission: FREE
This non-scary trick or treating event is perfect for families. There is also entertainment and a haunted house for families to enjoy.
Follow the Pigeon Forge Parks & Recreation Department on Facebook for announcements on this event.

Gatlinburg Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza
88 River Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(888) 240-1358
Monday, 10/31/23 11:00AM-4:00PM

General admission: FREE
Activities include games, toys, food, candy and a costume contest. Some of the games will be 50 cents to play. The proceeds will go to a local charity. There will also be free prizes and candy. The costume contest will begin at 2:00pm. Afterwards you can attend the Trick or Treating festivities in downtown Gatlinburg from 5:00pm-9:00pm. See the website for more details.

Halloween Town Lenoir City
Downtown Lenoir City
110 Depot Street, Lenoir City, TN 37771
(865) 240-1358
Sunday, 10/29/23 6:00pm-9:00pm

General admission: FREE
Activities include trick or treating, games, costume & pumpkin carving contests, ghost tours, special performances and even a costume pet parade. For more information, see the Halloween Town Facebook page. 

Greenback Trunk or Treat
Downtown Greenback
6736 Morganton Road, Greenback, TN 37742
(865) 856-2224

General admission: FREE
Activities include trick or treating, food trucks and more. The road will be closed to keep kids safe. For more information, visit the City of Greenback Events Facebook page.

Spooky Town at Evergreen Farms

Evergreen Farms TN
977 Old Highway 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874
10/14/22-10/16/22, 10/21/22-10/23/22 & 10/28/22-10/30/22
Fridays 5:00pm-9:30pm, Saturdays 1:00pm-9:30pm & Sundays 3:00pm-9:30pm

General admission: $12.00 plus tax, Cash preferred, Under 2 free
Activities include trick or treating, corn maze, pumpkin, patch, games & crafts.  The motto of Spooky Town is “Where It’s Not Too Scary.” For more information, visit the Evergreen Farms TN website.

Family Fun

Bewitching Beasts

2431 Joe Johnson Drive Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-7151

General Admission: $8.00 Garden Members, $10.00 Non-Members
Families will stop by different booths to play games and learn fun facts about bewitching beasts and plants, who are beasts in their own right. This event is food-allergy friendly meaning that there is no food present. Please come dressed in your costume and take photos to be entered to win a prize! Attendees’ drop-in as they please during the program times and visit each booth. This program will be outdoors rain or shine. It is for children ages 10 and younger. Pre-registration is required. Click here for information.

Fall Heritage Days

Museum of Appalachia
2819 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 494-7680
Friday, 10/26/23, Thursday 11/2/23-Friday 11/3/23 9:00am-3:00pm

General admission: $45.00 Family (2 Adults & immediate children), age 18+ $20.00, Youth 5-17 $8.00
Activities include hayrides, traditional music, tractor exhibition and old-time demonstrations such as blacksmithing, apple butter making and more.  For an additional charge, children can pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch or choose to paint one to take home. See the Museum of Appalachia website or more details.

Monsters at the Museum
East Tennessee History Center
601 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 215-8824

General admission: FREE
Activities include games, crafts, storytelling, trick-or-treating, and costume contests. See website for more details.

Costumes & Classic Cartoons
Tennessee Theatre
604 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 684-1200

General admission: FREE
Activities include classic cartoon screenings, trick-or-treating, craft & coloring stations, and more fun surprises! See the Tennessee Theatre website for details.

Wicked Cool Cats Downtown Scavenger Hunt
Downtown Knoxville
Sunday, 10/1/23-Tuesday, 10/31/23

General admission: FREE
There is an all-new scavenger hunt in downtown Knoxville just purr-fect for Halloween! Nine wicked cool cats are hiding in windows throughout the downtown district. You can download this clue sheet or one with hot tips to help you.  Be sure to snap a picture when you find one and post with the #KnoxHalloween hashtag. For other Halloween happenings in downtown, including adult fun, visit the Downtown Knoxville website.

For Thrill Seekers

***Some events may not be suitable for children***

Dead Man’s Farm Haunted House
13100 West Lee Highway Philadelphia, TN 37846
(865) 408-8527
Opening Day: Friday, 9/29/23
Closing Day: Tuesday, 10/31/23
Begins at 7:00pm nightly. See website for exact days and times.
General admission: General admission: $29.99-$25.99, Fast Pass Upgrade $44.99-$50.99. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket booth. Cash or credit available. Under 12 years old not recommended. See website for additional ticket information. *Note Dead Man’s Farm is no longer based at Deep Well Farm in Lenoir City. It is now located in Philadelphia. Come experience an approximate 35-minute, interactive walk-through, and live performance. This year midway attractions have been added that are challenging and horror based. Midway tickets must be purchased separately. See website or Facebook page for further details.

Frightmare Manor
7588 West Andrew Johnson Highway, Talbott, TN 37877
(865) 471-2878
Opening Day: Friday, 9/23/23
Closing Day: Monday, 11/4/23
Hours Vary Nightly. See website for calendar and times.

General admission: $26.99 & Up. Not recommended for those with health conditions.  See website for details. Credit cards are accepted.

1904 W Emory Road Powell, TN 37849
(865) 769-7273
Saturday 9/23/23-Tuesday 10/31/23, Times vary see website for more details.

General admission: $27-$50. Free parking. See website and Facebook page for further details.

Maple Lane Farms
1126 Maple Lane, Greenback, TN 37742
(865) 856-3511
Opening Day: Friday, 10/20/23
Closing Day: Tuesday, 10/31/23
7:00pm-10:00pm. Last maze entrance is at 10:00pm.
General admission: All Ages $18.00 Not recommended for ages 5 & Under, pregnant women, or anyone with a heart condition. See the Facebook page or website for details. Credit cards are accepted.

Knoxville Horror Film Fest

Parkway Drive-In
2909 E Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 379804
(865) 951-2447

Central Cinema
1205 North Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 951-2447

Thursday, 10/19/23-Sunday, 10/22/23
Passes/Tickets: $25.00-$200.00
Activities include horror movies.

Films will be shown at the Parkway Drive-In and Central Cinema. See the Facebook page for more details.

Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours
36 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 377-9677
Thursdays-Sundays, Times Vary

General admission: $40 adult, $35 youth (Ages 8-12). See website for further details.

Looking for more fall fun? Check out these posts:

Knoxville Fall Fun Festivities & Events 

Knoxville Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches & More

Apple Picking in East Tennessee & Beyond

15+ Best Places to See Fall Leaves in East Tennessee

Please let us know if we missed any events and we’ll be sure to add them!

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Beth Wilkin-Waldmann
I’m a former TV news producer turned stay-at-home mom to my daughter Madeline and son Bennett. While I may stay at home, Madeline, Bennett and I are always on the go exploring Knoxville and making new friends. I'm a coffee addict, book lover, fashion-phile, occasional cook and bargain hunter. My guilty pleasures include Pinterest and bad reality TV. I believe a sense of humor is an essential survival skill. And--lucky me--my funny husband Andy always keeps me laughing. Follow me on Knoxville Moms as I chronicle this challenging and rewarding adventure we call motherhood!



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