Halloween Activities for Memphis 2013

Halloween Activities for Memphis 2013!

It’s hard to believe Halloween is already here.  The weather has been so nice that it kinda snuck up on us.  To get you in the spirit of Halloween 2013, I thought I would give you some ideas of activities and event to enjoy with the family.

Shelby Farms has a new Spooky nights event this year.  My family and I got to enjoy the activities last Saturday night.  It was nice to have something different to do and Shelby Farms is always enjoyable for my family.  My 12-year-old and I chose to do the Haunted Trail – well worth the money.  It was just scary enough for him and they did a great job with the scenery.  The trail being through the woods definitely helped make it spookier.

The hayride could have been better, but it was perfect for the little kids.  All of my boys (including the husband) thought the laser tag was worth the wait (about 30 – 45 minutes).

I can’t wait to see what Shelby Farms adds to the activities next year!

Here are some other activities for the family this Halloween in Memphis.

Elmwood in October

Location: Elmwood Cemetery, 824 South Dudley in Memphis
Dates and Times: Multiple dates and times in October
Admission: Admission varies by event
Description: Elmwood, Memphis’ oldest active cemetery, has plenty of spooky events in store for you this October including the Spirits of Elmwood dinner and tour, Funeral Folklore and Legends lunch and presentation, Evening Strolls through the grounds, the Costume Twilight Tour of the cemetery, and the All Hallow’s Eve Tour.

      7777 Walnut Grove Road
      Memphis, TN 38120
      Dates of Operation:
      September 14 – October 31, 2012
      Admission Fees:
      $7 for adults 13 and older, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger with adult purchase. Admission to the haunted maze on Friday and Saturday nights in October is $10 per person.
      Web Address:


      008 Love Road
      Hernando, MS 38632
      Dates of Operation:
      September 27-November 3, 2012 for daytime corn maze. Oct. 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th, 2012 for nighttime “flashlight maze.”
      Daytime hours are Monday – Friday 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., Saturdays 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., Sundays 12:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
      Nighttime hours are 6:00p.m. – 10:00p.m. Admission Fees:
      Adults and Children – $8.50 during the day (includes hayride, petting zoo, chicken show, pic races, hay maze, play areas, and more, in addition to corn maze) and $8.00 at night (maze only).
      Kids 2 and Under – FREE
      Web Address:
      In addition to the corn maze, they offer hay rides, pumpkins, and farm and school tours.
      8343 Munford Giltedge Road
      Burlison, TN 38015
      Call (901) 476-9257 for dates, admission, and additional information.
      6880 Singleton Parkway
      Millington, TN 38053
      Dates of Operation:
      October 1-31, 2012 Mondays-Thursdays 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Fridays 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Saturdays noon-11:00 p.m., and Sundays noon-10:00 p.m.
      Admission Fees:
      Admission: $6 for ages 6 and up, $5 each for groups of 20 or more.
      Web Address:
    Located in Fayette County, Tom’s Farm offers hay rides in addition to the corn maze.
    1665 Murrell Road
    Rossville, TN
    Dates of Operation:
    Open seven days a week in October. Hay rides on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
    Admission Fees:
  • Brownlee Farms

    Brownlee Farms is located in Red Banks, Mississippi and features strawberries in the spring and pumpkins in the fall. You can enjoy a wagon ride out to the patch where you will then be able to pick the pumpkin or pumpkins of your choice.314 Skating Rink Road
    Red Banks, Mississippi
    (901) 626-0855

  • Delta Fair and Music Festival

    Location: Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road in Memphis
    Dates and Times: August 30-September 8, 2013, times vary by day
    Admission: $10.00 adults, $5.00 children 5-12, free for children 4 and under.
    Description: The Delta Fair and Music Festival features numerous concerts, rides, animals, exhibits, food, and more.

  • Memphis Music and Heritage Festival

    Location: Main Street in downtown Memphis
    Dates and Times: August 31-September 1, 2013 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Admission: Free
    Description: The Memphis Music and Heritage Festival features Memphis music, southern cuisine, local art, and much more.

    • Hope Church’s Fall Fun Fest Friday, October 18th $6 but free for 2 yrs and under.

    Location: Germantown Civic Club Complex, 7745 Poplar Pike in Germantown
    Dates and Times: September 7, 2013, 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; September 8, 2013, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
    Admission: Free
    Description: This festival features a car show, arts and crafts booths, children’s activities, food, and much more.

    Location: Cooper Street and Young Avenue in Memphis
    Dates and Times: Saturday, September 14, 2013; 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Admission: Free
    Description: This festival features the work of numerous artisans, live musical performances, and more.

    Location: DeSoto Civic Center, 4560 Venture Drive, Southaven, MS 38671
    Dates and Times: TBA
    Admission: TBA Adults $10, Youth (5-12) $5, Kids 4 & Under are FREE
    Description: The Mid-South Fair features concerts, rides, animals, exhibits, food, and more.

    Location: St. Francis of Assissi Church, 8151 Chimneyrock in Cordova
    Dates and Times: September 27, 2013 from 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. and September 28, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
    Admission: Free admission
    Description: Formerly known as Oktoberfest, the St. Francis of Assissi Fall Festival is a big event featuring food, games, entertainment, and more.

    Location:W.J. Freeman Park, 2629 Bartlett Boulevard in Bartlett
    Dates and Times: September 27, 2013 from 6-9:30pm and September 28, 2013 from 9:30am-5pm
    Admission: Free
    Description: This annual event features a car show, live music, hot air balloons, children’s activities, arts and crafts, food vendors, and more.

    Location:Riverside Drive, just south of the Tennessee Visitors Center between Jefferson and Beale Street
    Dates and Times: October 4, 2013 3:00 p.m. until sunset and October 5, 2013 10:00 a.m. until sunset
    Admission: Free admission, although a $5 donation for local charities is requested.
    Description: Bluff City Oktoberfest is a southern spin on a German tradition. Enjoy a beer garden, live music, local artists, family activities, and more.

    Location: Olive Branch City Park, 8267 Goodman Road in Olive Branch
    Dates and Times: October 5, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
    Admission: Free admission
    Description: This Oktoberfest features crafts, games, food, and fun. Call (662) 895-5448 for more details.

    Location: Audubon Park, 750 Cherry Road in Memphis
    Dates and Times: October 12-13, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and October 14, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Children $3
    Description: The Pink Palace Crafts Fair is one of the city’s most beloved annual events. In addition to the many artisans with their works on display, the fair will also feature live music, children’s activities, and plenty of food.

    Location: South Main Street between Huling and Webster in Memphis
    Dates and Times: October 25-27, 2013
    Admission: Free on Friday night, $5 on Saturday and $5 on Sunday
    Description: The RiverArtsFest is a fine arts festival featuring art exhibitions, an art market, live music, food, wine, and more.

    Location: 5152 Easley St. in Millington
    Dates and Times: October 26, 2013, 8am-1pm
    Admission: Free
    Description: The whole family can enjoy fall activities on the last day of the farmer’s market.

I hope you and your family enjoy Halloween 2013 in Memphis!

See you Buz’in around Memphis,


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