2020 Halloween Events in Johnson City TN & Throughout Tri-Cities

Delight in the season with your little ghouls and goblins at the best Halloween events Tri-Cities TN has to offer! From safe trick-or-treating and pumpkin festivals to costume parades and animal encounters, this list has everything your family needs for a spooky good time!

For your convenience Johnson City and Washington County are listed first, and Bristol, Kingsport, and Sullivan county are listed second. All remaining counties follow below in alphabetical order.

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Halloween Events Tri-Cities TN

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Halloween Events in tri-Cities TN that Are STILL Happening

Due to current events, these activities can be canceled at any time. Before attending an event, please check the event website to be sure that it is still happening.

Goulish Goodies: A Virtual Trick-or-Treat Event

  • Date: September 30 – October 28, 2020
  • Location: Downtown Jonesborough/ Washington County Public Library
  • Cost: FREE

At this exciting event, trick-or-treaters (of ALL ages) will visit downtown businesses to check off the items on their scavenger hunt list. On October 28th, you submit your list online. On Halloween, you pick up your customized goodie bag at the library via curbside pickup.

True and Chilling Tales

  • Date: October 15-17 + October 29 – 31, 2020
  • Location: Chester Inn State Historic Site, Jonesborough
  • Cost: $5/adults, $2.50/children

Walk main street at dusk and listen to spooky true stories about Jonesborough’s past. Groups will be limited to 10 people.

Stories From the Pumpkin Patch

  • Date: October 17, 2020
  • Location: Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
  • Cost: $5/adults, $2.50/children

Enjoy Halloween crafts, spooky stories in the cave, hayrides, and more!

Candy Crawl Drive-Thru Trunk ‘R Treat

  • Date: October 20, 2020
  • Location: The Mall at Johnson City
  • Cost: SOLD OUT

Due to current events, attendees are required to stay in thier cars ar this year’s event. Enjoy a costume contest, pumpkin patch, outdoor trick-or-treating, and more. There will be no indoor trick-or-treating this year.

Halloween Spooktacular

  • Date: October 24, 2020
  • Location: Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
  • Cost: FREE admission

Kids will enjoy crafts, storytelling, hayrides, games, and more.

Jack-Lantern Drive Thru

  • Date: October 29, 2020
  • Location: Downtown Jonesborough
  • Cost: FREE

Due to current events, Jonesborough is getting creative with this year’s Halloween celebration! The town is hosting an exciting pumpkin carving contest. On October 29, they will line Main Street with all the carved pumpkin so you can drive or stroll through to admire their spooky glow. Stores and shops will be staying open late.

Haunted Half Marathon

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Blountville, TN
  • Cost: $35 – $65

Costumes are welcome at this quirky run!

Ocean Quest Spookfest

  • Date: October 29-30, 2020
    Location: Ocean Quest Mini Golf, Kingsport, TN
  • Cost: $5

Play a spooky round of mini-golf and collect some candy. Come in costume for $1 off your admission. This is an all ages event.

Halloween Bash

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Greeneville Farmers’ Market
  • Cost: FREE

This event will transform the farmers market into a spooktacular Halloween playground, featuring a costume contest, safe trick-or-treating, and more.

Downtown Trunk-or-Treat

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Historic Downtown Rogersville, TN
  • Cost: FREE

This event is a hit every year and boasts live music, tons of kids’ activities, food vendors, safe trick-or-treating, and more!

Tri-Cities TN Halloween Events

Canceled Halloween Fun


  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: HSWC Headquarters, 2101 W. Walnut Street, Johnson City, TN
  • Cost: suggested donation of $10

This pet friendly trick-or-treat event benefits The Humane Society of Washington County.

Halloween Comic Fest

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Mountain empire Comics, Johnson City, TN

Halloween fun and tons of comics. Need we say more?

Brews and Boos

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Jonesborough, TN
  • Cost: $10

This event, geared towards adults, will feature spooky story telling, adult drinks, hot cider, coffee, food vendors, and more!

Halloween Festival and Trunk-or-Treat

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Carver Recreation Center, Johnson City, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission, $1 ride tickets

Come out in costume to let the kids enjoy inflatables, games, carnival rides, a car show, and tons of safe trick-or-treating!

Pumpkin Party

  • Date: canceled, 2020
  • Location: Colonial Heights Library, Kingsport, TN
  • Cost: FREE but advanced registration is requested

Kids will enjoy cider, treats, and good old fashioned pumpkin carving.

Bass Pro Shops Halloween Events

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, Bristol, TN
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy kids’ crafts, games, a costume parade, trick-or-treating, and more! Families can also get one FREE fall-themed family photo, with the option to buy additional digital and printed packages! Crafts and activities vary by day.

Halloween Bash

  • Dates: canceled 2020
  • Location: Kingsport Farmers’ Market
  • Cost: $7 – $20

Enjoy live music, food vendors, and adult drinks. This event is geared towards adults.

Pumpkin Palooza

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Downtown Bristol, TN
  • Cost: FREE

Safe trick-or-treating, games, pumpkin decorating, and more!

Trick-or-Treat with the Symphony

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Bristol, TN
  • Cost: $25

Wear your costume and enjoy spooky live music from your favorite films.


  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Christ Fellowship Church, Kingsport, TN
  • Cost: FREE

A fun and traditional trunk-or-treat event.

Halloween/Fall Fun Day

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Roan Mountain State Park, Roan Mountain, TN

The day will be filled will guided hikes, pumpkin carving, and owl program, snake program, and more!

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Downtown Elizabethton, TN
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy games, inflatables, safe trick-or-treating, and more!

Halloween Happenings

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Mainstreet, Greeneville, TN
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy a hayride, kids’ activities, costume contests, safe trick-or-treating, and more!

Trick-or-Treat in the Park

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Sneedville City Park
  • Cost: FREE

A safe and free trick-or-treat event for the whole community.

Johnson County


  • Date: TBD at City Council Meeting October 6th
  • Location: Main Street Mountain City, TN
  • Cost: FREE

Bring the kids out for a fun and safe trick-or-treat event sponsored by local area businesses and churches.

Safe Trick-or-Treat

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Downtown Erwin, TN
  • Cost: FREE

Local businesses will be handing out candy at this fun and festive event.

Halloween Books to Share

The simple act of reading together is an effect and inexpensive way to bond with your kids. Reading aloud to your kids also helps boost their academic performance in all subject areas. Amazing!

  • 10 Timid Ghosts – Kids learn to count down from 10 as spooky but friendly ghosts flee from an even spookier witch.
  • Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete – Halloween fun with everyone’s favorite cat!
  • What Was I Scared Of? – Kids will discover all the reasons they shouldn’t jump to conclusions about things that go bump in the night!

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