Traditionally, Halloween is celebrated with costumes and trick-or-treating, which is usually done afterschool until about 8 p.m. on Halloween night. Churches and event cities help celebrate the holiday by hosting trunk-or-treats or other themed events. Here are 17 things to do this Halloween.
Friday, Oct. 25
Munford Middle School’s basketball team is hosting Spooktacular, a family fun Halloween event, on Friday, Oct. 25 from 6-9 p.m. Costumes and masks are welcomed. There will be a costume contest, hayride, haunted locker room, concessions, games, prizes, music and more.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Charleston Volunteer Fire Department’s trunk-or-treat will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5-8 p.m. There will be candy, games and chili (for a donation). Free to attend. The fire department is located at 1845 Davis Road, Covington.
Garland Volunteer Fire Department’s trunk-or-treat event will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Children will receive treat bags from firefighters, who’ll also be dressed up. Free to attend. The fire department is located at 1195 Garland Drive, Burlison.
Restoration Church will host its fall festival/trunk-or-treat from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.
The Haunting for Hope costume soiree, which benefits the Hope Lodge, will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at The Balcony in Munford. There will be live music, delectable treats and spooktacular activities. Tickets are $35. Call Shirley Ward (901-837-9355) or Christal South (901-837-9539) for tickets.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Brighton Baptist’s Fall Festival Trunk-or-Treat will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. There will be a bounce house, cake walk, costume contest, face painting, candy and games. Free to attend. The church is located at 132 E. Woodlawn Avenue in Brighton.
Monday, Oct. 28
Scare on the Square, a trick-or-treating event, will take place on Covington’s historic court square on Monday, Oct. 28. Vendors and merchants will begin handing out candy after 4:30 p.m. Free to attend.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Clopton United Methodist Church’s trunk-or-treat will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 5285 Brighton-Clopton Rd., Brighton.
Oak Grove Baptist Church will host a trunk-or-treat on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. Free to attend. The event is sponsored by food vendor Hufnpuf Dawgs and 10 percent of proceeds from sales will be donated to the church’s children’s department. Oak Grove Baptist is located at 4048 Hwy. 59 West, Covington.
Holly Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s trunk-or-treat will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. There will be a trunk-or-treat contest, hot dogs, photobooth and plenty of candy. The church is located at 4538 Holly Grove Road, Brighton. This is a free event.
Thursday, Oct. 31
The Tipton County Commission on Aging is hosting a Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 31. Come dressed scary, frightful or freaky and join them for entertainment from Kenneth Jackson, jazz and blues music and the TCCA Dancers. Admission is $10. The party will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch being served at 11:30 a.m. TCCA is located on the lower level of 100 West Washington in downtown Covington.
A children’s Halloween party will take place at the Tipton County Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4-5 p.m. There will be a story, crafts and games. Free to attend. Ages 11 and under.
Atoka’s Safe Night Out is back for another year. The event will take place in Nancy Lane Park from 5:30-8:30 p.m. There will be free candy, food and games. Parking is free.
Covington First United Methodist Church is hosting its Costumes and Candy event on Thursday, Oct. 31. Families, individuals and small groups are invited to create a “faboolously spooktacular” table display and distribute treats to friends and neighbors. Pre-decorated pumpkins may also be entered into the Pumpkinpalooza contest for prizes and bragging rights. The event will take place at the Christian Life Center from 5:30-8 p.m. The church is located at 145 W. Church Avenue, Covington.
Covington Assembly of God is hosting its Family Fun Fest from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. There will be food, inflatables, dodgeball, a bonfire, hay ride and more. Free to attend. The church is located at 1861 Hwy. 51 South in Covington. The event is weather permitting.
Gateway Baptist Church is hosting the Covington Harvest Festival on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. It will take place at Gateway on the Square rain or shine and will have games, candy and moon bounces.
Covington Parks and Recreation is hosting its first Boo Bash on Thursday, Oct. 31. Held in Cobb-Parr Park from 7-8:30 p.m., there will be a trunk decorating contest, games and free popcorn.