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.

Candlelight Mansion Tours

  • Date: October 15 & 22, 2020
  • Location: Carter Mansion, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Site
  • Cost: $10/adults, $5/children

Tour the mansion after dark and enjoy tales about all the ghostly encounters people have had here throughout the years.

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.

ZombieKat Howl-O-Ween

  • Date: October 24, 2020
  • Location: Petworks, Kingsport, TN
  • Cost: donations requested

Enjoy live music, food trucks, trick-or-treating, and costume contests for kids, adults, and dogs.

Haunted Hill

  • Date: October 24, 2020
  • Location: William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, VA

A fun and socially distant trick-or-treat event.


  • Date: October 24, 2020
  • Location: New Grace Baptist Church, Bristol, TN
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy candy, prizes, and family-friendly fun!

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.

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.

Moonlite Drive-In

  • Date: October 30 & 31, 2020 (also select dates in November)
  • Location: Moonlite Drive-7555 Lee Highway, Abingdon VA 
  • Cost: FREE

Enjoy a Halloween double feature including the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Dracula. This event is for live stage performances that will be projected onto the screen so everyone has a good view. This event is hosted by the Barter Theatre.

Family Campfire and Spooky Storytime

  • Date: October 30, 2020
  • Location: Southwest Virginia 4-H Education Center, Abingdon, VA
  • Cost: $15 per family

Come on out for some s’mores and spooky stories around the fire. Bring your own chair.

Movies on Main

  • Date: October 30, 2020
  • Location: Downtown Jonesborough, TN
  • Cost: $10 per car

Enjoy a free showing of Hocus Pocus.

Bass Pro Shops Trick-or-Treat

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops Bristol, TN
  • Cost: FREE

This year, guests will enjoy a fun but simple in-store trick-or-treat event, with social distancing. 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.

Boo at the Zoo

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Brights Zoo, Limestone, TN
  • Cost: $7/members, $12/non-members

This year kids will have the chance to view animals and recive a pre-filled bag of candy. Games and trick-or-treat stations will not be available this year.

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!

Not-So-Haunted Woods

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: The DAM Haunted Woods
  • Cost: a bag of cat food or dog food or monetary donation for the Unicoi Animal Shelter

At this daytime event, the woods will transform into a non-scary tirck-or-treat event for the kids.

Candy Land Drive-Thru

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Faith Promise Church, Bristol, TN
  • Cost: FREE

This Christ-centered trick-or-treat event is open to all. Participants will drive through various stations from the board game, play games, and collect candy.

The Witch of Lomax Street

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: 1100 block of Lomax Street, Kingsport TN
  • Cost: FREE

This popular neighborhood house creates an elaborate cemetary each year and hands out Halloween candy.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

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

This year’s event will be held in the afternoon and feature a variety of trick-or-treat stations. Face coverings encouraged. Enjoy games, inflatables, safe trick-or-treating, and more!


  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Carter County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabethton, TN
  • Cost: FREE

A fun event hosted by the sheriff’s department.

Trick-or-Treat in the Park

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Sneedville City Park
  • Cost: FREE

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

Haunted Half Marathon

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

Costumes are welcome at this quirky run!

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.

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!

Halloween Happenings

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

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

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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4 thoughts on “2020 Halloween Events in Johnson City TN & Throughout Tri-Cities”

    • I was only able to find the events above that weren’t canceled this year. If anyone knows of an additional event, hopefully, they will comment below. Of course, you are still welcome to do neighborhood trick-or-treating.

  1. Why do they post the dates but not the times? Trying to figure out the Greenville farmers market what time will they start and end?


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