It’s no secret that I love this town… It’s home and, as far as I’m concerned, the greatest place on earth. I get asked a lot about what local events are going on that friends and/or their families should go do. Well, here are some “spooktacular” BombDiggity ideas from pumpkin patches to scary houses that are listed on the Visit Knoxville page.
Here are a few of my fav’s
A Haunting at Ramsey House! October 22nd! from 4 pm – 8 pm
Spooks, spirits, ghost stories, and more: Come join us for this event, jam packed with family fun. Jennifer Alexander of B97.5 and Night Moon Productions is one again gathering her frightening friends from Fright Works to bring us an evening of Halloween thrills and chills. http://www.ramseyhouse.org/
BOO! at the Zoo, a Halloween tradition for 27 years, is a family event featuring devilishly good music and games at the Monster Mash tent in The Clayton Family Kids Cove, your favorite costumed characters throughout the zoo, and the only “haunted” carousel in East Tennessee, the Scary-Go-Round. (How can you tell it’s haunted? It goes backwards, of course.) The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 8:00 p.m. $7 per person Children under 2 are free Parking is $5 www.knoxville-zoo.org/events-and-activities/boo-at-the-zoo
While driving home during a rain filled night straight-laced, newly-engaged lovebirds Brad and Janet, by chance, end up at the castle of one Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his strange and bizarre entourage to find that he’s having a party. This is no ordinary party and no ordinary night. This is the unveiling of the Dr’s latest creation: Rocky; A man-made Adonis that will give…absolute pleasure. This is an exceedingly grand visual and musical camp satire of the golden days of the B-movie horror and science-fiction genres. Projected along with a musical soundtrack to give “audience participation” a new meaning. Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Doors open at 10:00 p.m. Tickets will be $9.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors 60 years of age or over & children under 13. Visit www.tennesseetheatre.com or call (865) 684-1200 for more information.
Haunted Lantern Tours at the Ijams Quarries!
Join us this Halloween Season for a spook-tacular good time! Participants have the opportunity to prowl around the quarries at night, learning about the area’s dark and checkered past. You’ll hear tales of murder and mayhem as we explore the trails in the dark. Are you brave enough?All programs begin at 7:30 pm at the Ijams Quarry parking lot. Don’t miss this truly one-of-a-kind haunted experience.Recommended for adults only.
Family Lantern Tours at Ijams!
Families with small children can choose our fun Family Lantern Tour. This program will explore the spookier side of Ijams Nature Center as we look and listen for creatures of the night on a hike through the mysterious woods. http://ijams.org/signature-events/october-haunts/