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Halloween and fall festival fun in the River Region

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Here are a few tips for anyone who plans to trick-or-treat this Halloween.

Looking for some fall fun or Halloween frights? There’s plenty to do this month around the River Region. If you don’t see your event listed, send it in to Shannon Heupel at 

ZooBoo: Halloween-themed, evening event at the Montgomery Zoo filled with horror, thrills, chills, and fun. Ride the Haunted Hay Ride or for the little ones, the Pumpkin Pull, play games, bouncy castles, rides, seasonal concessions, and much more.  ZooBoo runs October 18-20 and 25-31. $17 (ages 3 years old and older). $8.50 (for Montgomery Zoo members, ages 3 years old and older) (can only be purchased on-site). For more information, call 334-240-4900.

Montgomery Humane Society’s Annual Haunted House: Get your thrills and chills at the Montgomery Humane Society’s  Annual Haunted House, Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, 31, 7:30-11 p.m. Admission $15, Fast Pass $25. Come get scared for a cause! Disclaimer: There is no age limit to participate in the haunted house. However, it is intentionally designed to frighten teens and adults, and therefore, the organizers discourage very young children, toddlers and infants. No refunds will be granted to any participants who are unable to complete the haunt. For more information, call 334-409-0622.

Safari Park Fall Festival: Saturday, Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, 9 am-5 pm, enjoy the pumpkin patch, safari rides and more at the Safari Fall Festival! Pumpkin Patch (every child admission gets to pick a pumpkin from the patch). Safari wagon tours (Times: 10 am, 11 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm). Hop on for a guided 30 minute tour through a portion of the safari park. Also included: Fall Games, Hot Cider, Face painting, Photo opts, Bounce house, and more! All activities are included in regular admission!  Admission prices: Adult (13-64) $16.95; Senior (65+) $14.95; Children (2-12) $12.95; Children under 2 are free. Call (334) 288-2105 for more information.

October Block Party: Free event on Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Southern Art & Makers Collective 1228 Madison Ave Montgomery. A gathering of talented local artists and makers, Pop Up Shop by Fennel & Figs, Ice Cream truck, Utter Clutter Antiques, Studio & More Boutique. Call 334-303-2558 for more information. 

Kids Halloween Costume Party Cruise: Come aboard to the first Kids Halloween Costume Party Cruise aboard the Harriott 2 Riverboat October 19! We will provide hotdog combos, cupcakes and candy bags for the kids along with Face painting, music, cartoon characters and a photographer on board! Tickets are available for purchase now for $25. Each guest on board must have a ticket and all children must be accompanied by the parent or guardian (No drop offs)! Boarding: noon, Set sail at 12:30 pm. Party Ends at 3 pm. The Ages will be between 3 to 15 for kids to attend this fun filled event! Only a limited amount of tickets are available for this event! Welcome aboard and come turn up with the kids! Call 334-430-3721 for more information or to purchase tickets.

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Ray Thorington Road Fall Festival: Sunday, Oct. 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Thorington Road Baptist Church, 450 Ray Thorington Road, Montgomery. Food, prizes, games, animals, inflatables and more. Sponsored by Thorington Road and Gracepointe Churches.

First Parade of Pumpkins: Oct. 25-Nov. 2 in Prattville. Grab a pumpkin, get in the spirit, and share your creativity at the First Parade of Pumpkins hosted by the City of Prattville! Stroll through Historic Downtown Prattville and explore a pumpkin wonderland featuring carved and decorated pumpkins, festive storefronts and seasonal displays. This family-friendly event is free and open for anyone to participate. How do I participate? 1. Carve or decorate your pumpkin. 2. Bring your pumpkin to Historic Downtown Prattville between October 25-28 to display in designated areas. 3. The City will provide the light for your pumpkin each night.(Candles are not allowed).

Harvest Jam: Returns Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to The Shoppes at EastChase this fall! This free festive fall event is for music fans, farmers market shoppers, craft beer lovers, and families from the river region! Harvest Jam delivers a unique and robust experience filled with live music featuring live music by The Red Clay Strays, farmers and makers, delicious local food and a craft beer tasting presented by Pies & Pints. Donations for the craft beer tasting will benefit Child Protect, Children’s Advocacy Center. For more information about Harvest Jam, email

38th Pumpkin Patch Arts & Crafts Show: Presented by the Prattville Spinners at Spinner Park, W. 6th St. on Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 100 vendors, food, pumpkin carving contests, raffle, door prizes. Great time to get holiday shopping done.

Ballpark Trick or Treat: Join us at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery on Sunday, October 27 from 3-6pm for some family-friendly trick or treating around our suite level! The stadium will also be packed with kids activities including train rides around the field! Free to the public. 

Prattville’s Halloween Candy Walk: Come dressed in your favorite costume and trick-or-treat down Main Street during the Annual Halloween Candy Walk presented by the City of Prattville and Downtown Merchants on Monday, October 28, from 5-7 pm. This free event is for toddlers through 3rd graders. For more information, please call Special Events office at 334.595.0854 or visit

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Wetumpka’s Candy Walk: Monday, Oct. 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. behind the city administration building. For toddlers through 4th grade. For more information call 334-567-5147.

HullaBoo Fall Fest: Oct. 29 in Old Alabama Town, 301 Columbus Street, Montgomery. Free event. Costumes, children’s games and activities, food, and fun for HullaBoo Fall Fest. This event is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call 334-240-4500 for more information.

Witches Ride and Halloween Fest: The American Cancer Society and The Waters are so excited to co-host the Montgomery County Witches Ride & Fall Festival at The Waters, 2239 Marler Road, Pike Road, on October 29 from 5-7 pm. This fun, family-friendly event will include food trucks, live music by James Keith Posey, games, face painting and, of course, the American Cancer Society Witches Ride parade. What’s a Witches Ride? It’s basically a group of women who commit to raising $250 (or more) for the American Cancer Society! “Official Witches” will dress up the day of the event and participate in a short bike parade. The Parade will end with a family-friendly Fall Festival at Town Square, complete with Food Trucks, Live Music and Fall Fun! Invite your friends for a SPOOK-tacular evening at The Waters, all benefiting a great cause, the American Cancer Society. Click here to learn more about the event, or to sign up to participate in the Witches Ride: Call 334-272-3200 for more information.

Hampstead Fall Food Truck Takeover: Come join Local Food Trucks for delicious street food in Hampstead, 7802 Portman St., Montgomery, on Sunday, November 17 from 12 – 3pm! Food Trucks: A variety of local trucks may include Wharf Casual Seafood Montgomery, Smokin’ Wells BBQ, Taqueria El Campesino, Fire Meats Wood LLC, Frios Gourmet Pops – River Region, That’s My Dog Montgomery, Alabama Sweet Tea Co., Cheesecake Empori-Yum, and Dynamite Dogs. Drinks & Food: Enjoy seasonal beer, wine, and cocktails at our Town Center businesses including The Tipping Point (open for drinks and snacks) and TASTE serving Sunday Brunch. Info: Live Music. Great for all ages. Parking located on Long Acre, Mercer Street and in 2 large Hampstead Parking Lots. No rain date.

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Family Fall Festival Holy-Ween: Thursday, Oct. 31, 4:30-6 p.m. at Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 706 E. Patton Ave., Montgomery. Music, face painting, bouncer, games, food, treats, Italian ice. 334-286-8577. 

Halloween Spooktacular: WVAS-FM 90.7, the voice of Alabama State University and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are co-sponsoring the 2019 Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, October 31, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Garrett Coliseum. This safe community-wide event is for children ages of 1 to 12. WVAS 90.7 FM has partnered with the Sheriff’s Office to offer a family-friendly and safe Halloween night for local kids for over ten years. It is a one-stop, free event that features plenty of candy, music, and community interaction. For more information about this event, including vendor sign-up information, contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 334-832-1339.

Contact Montgomery Advertiser reporter Shannon Heupel at

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