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!

2021 Knoxville Halloween Events 

Trick-or-Treat Events

Boo at the Zoo
Zoo Knoxville
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr. Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 637-5331
Saturday 10/9/21-Sunday 10/10/21, Wednesday 10/13/21 Member’s Night, Thursday 10/14/21-Sunday 10/17/21, Thursday 10/21/21-Sunday 10/24/21
Each Evening 5:30pm-8:00pm

General admission: $12/$11 per person, under 2 are free. Free parking. For more details visit the Zoo Knoxville website.

Trick or Treat in the Cave at Cherokee Caverns
8524 Oak Ridge Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37931
Friday 10/22/21-Sunday 10/24/21, Friday 10/29/21-Sunday 10/31/21
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 Facebook for details.

Freaky Friday Friday Nite
Mayor Bob Leonard Park
301 Watt Road, Farragut, TN 37934
Friday, 10/29/21 5:00PM-7:00PM

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 with prizes and cookie decorating. Freaky Friday is a free event, but participants are asked to bring items to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House. See the event Facebook page for more details.

Horse Haven Fall Harvest Fest & Craft Fair
Horse Haven of Tennessee
2477 Ford Road, Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 609-4030
Saturday, 10/2/21 11:00am-4:00pm

General admission: $10.00 per carload
Activities include: Craft fair, pumpkin patch, pony rides, food trucks, live entertainment by Jacob Covell, and silent auction. This event is in place of the previous event “Boo at the Barn.”

Pigeon Forge Spooktacular 
Pigeon Forge Community Center
170 Community Center Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 429-7373
Thursday, 10/28/21 3:30pm-9:00pm

General admission: FREE
Activities include: Trick or treating & more.
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
Sunday, 10/31/21 11:00AM-5:00PM

General admission: FREE
Activities include: contests, costumed characters, candy and more. See the website for more details.

Family Fun

Bewitching Beasts: Scary to Lose
2431 Joe Johnson Drive Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-7151
Tickets: $8.00 Garden Members, $10.00 Non-Members

Join UT Gardens for a celebration of Earth’s biodiversity and learn about endangered plants and animals. It would be scary to lose special creatures like koalas and gorillas, but that is what could happen if each of us don’t take action to help planet Earth. Come to the event ready to learn, have fun, and show off your best costume. Every family who has at least one child in costume is eligible for an enter-to-win prize in which a name will be drawn at random to award the prize. This program will be outdoors rain or shine. It is for children ages 10 and younger. Pre-registration is required. Registration will open at a later date on the UT Gardens website.

Fall Heritage Day
Museum of Appalachia
2819 Andersonville Highway Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 494-7680
Friday, 10/1/21 9:00am-3:00pm

General admission: $45.00 Family (2 Adults & immediate children), age 18+ $20.00, Youth 13-17 $10.00, Child 5-12 $6.00

Activities include: hay rides, 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 event Facebook page for more details.

Monsters at the Museum
East Tennessee History Center
601 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 215-8824
Saturday, 10/23/21 11:00AM-3:00PM

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

Mystical Minis & Moonlight Market
East Tennessee Miniature Horse & Donkey Rescue
6545 Calloway Road, Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 266-3396
Saturday, 10/2/21 11:00AM-4:00PM

General admission: FREE
Activities include: Meet miniature horses, photo ops, baked goods, spooky Halloween items and more for sale. See Facebook for more details.

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) 803-4425
Opening Day: Friday, 10/1/21
Closing Day: Sunday, 10/31/21
Begins at 7:00pm nightly. See website for exact days and times.
General admission: Haunted House $20.00, Haunted Corn Maze $20.00, Combo Ticket $30.00, Fast Pass Upgrade $10.00. 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, 9/24/21
Closing Day: Sunday, 11/6/21
Hours Vary Nightly. See website for calendar and times.

General admission: $24.99 & 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 9/25/21-Saturday 10/31/21, Times vary see website for more details.

General admission: $25-$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, 10/22/21
Closing Day: Sunday, 10/31/21
Nightly 7:00pm-10:00pm. Last maze entrance is at 10:00pm.
General admission: All Ages $15.00 Not recommended for ages 5 & Under, pregnant women, or anyone with a heart condition. See 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, 10/21/20 to Sunday, 10/24/21
Passes/Tickets: $25-$150
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 & Fridays, Times Vary

General admission: $40 adult, $35 youth. 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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I’m a former TV news producer turned stay-at-home mom to my daughter Madeline and toddler 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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