20 Incredible Knoxville TN Halloween Events 2020

Whether you need a not-so-scary adventure for your little ghouls and goblins, or you’re looking for an adults only night on the town, these 50 + Knoxville TN Halloween events are sure to leave your family with a night of epic memories.

Knoxville really gets creative this time of year, so there are tons of unique and exciting events to choose from, including real live seances, treetop haunts, bat hunts, pumpkin carving contests, a masquerade ball, TONS of safe trick-or-treating, and much more!

The events below are separated by area, with Knox county listed first. The neighboring counties follow in alphabetical order.

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Knoxville TN Halloween Events

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Knoxville TN Halloween Events

1. Family Promise Spooktacular

  • Date: October 3, 2020
  • Location: Parkway Drive-In, Maryville, TN
  • Cost: $8/adults, $4/kids

Come in costume and enjoy 2 drive-in movies, trick-or-treating, inflatables, and more!

2. Boo at the Zoo

  • Dates: October 8, 9-11, 15-18, & 22-25, 2020
  • Location: Zoo Knoxville
  • Cost: $9/pass holders, $10/general admission

Bring the kids out in costumes for a fun night of festive decor and safe trick-or-treating with the animals. There will also be a variety of family-friendly activities including rides, entertainment, a haunted forest, and more!

3. Fall Harvest Fest and Craft Fair

  • Date: October 10, 2020
  • Location: Horse Haven, Lenoir City, TN
  • Cost: TBA

In addition to craft vendors for adults, this festival boasts a variety of kids’ activities, including meet-and-greets with the horses, a pumpkin patch, crafts, games, pony rides, and more!

4. Trick-or-Treat in the Cave

  • Date: October 23-25, 30-31, 2020
  • Location: Cherokee Caverns, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: $10

This one-of-a-kind experience allows kids to trick-or-treat underground, all throughout the cave walking path. There will also be a fun vortex tunnel. Be sure to come in costume!

5. HearthScares Fireside

Date: October 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, & 30, 2020
Location: James White Fort

Enjoy a night of spooky storytelling around the campfire.

6. Fall Harvest Weekend

  • Date: October 22-24, 2020
  • Location: Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, TN
  • Cost: $18/adults, $10/kids, $6/5 and under

Enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch and living history demonstrations. Pumpkins cost an additional $6.

7. Knoxville Horror Film Fest

  • Date: October 23 – 25, 2019
  • Location: Parkway Drive-In, Maryville, TN
  • Cost: varies

3 days of horror and terror for your viewing delight! Not recommended for kids.

8. Starlite Cinema: Hocus Pocus

  • Date: October 23, 2020
  • Location: Downtown Morristown, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission

Enjoy a free Halloween movie under the stars.

9. Mabry Hazen House Victorian Seance Experience

  • Dates: October 29-31 2019
  • Location: Mabry Hazen House, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: $20/per person

In addition to taking part in a historical seance reenactment, you can enjoy tarot card readings, psychic readings, astrologers, and more. Due to the sensitive and realistic nature of this event, all participants must be at least 16 years of age.

10. Oak Ridge Parks and Rec Halloween Party (Drive-Thru)

  • Date: October 29, 2020
  • Location: Oak Ridge, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission, 25c/ticket to play games

Due to current events, this year’s event will have drive-thru trick-or-treating only. Enjoy carnival games, glow room, inflatables, and a not-so-scary haunted house. Most things cost 1-2 tickets.

11. Park After Dark

  • Date: October 29, 2020
  • Location: Wampler-Keith Park , Lenoir City, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission

Come in costume and enjoy games, hayrides, refreshments, candy, and more!

12. Freaky Friday Night (Drive-Thru)

  • Date: October 30, 2020
  • Location: Jamestown Blvd., Farragut, TN
  • Cost: FREE, but a donation to Ronald McDonald House is encouraged

This year attendees will stay in their cars and visit a variety of drive-thru trick-or-treat stations. Safe trick-or-treating along the greenway with a variety of local businesses, games, cookie decorating, and more!

13. Naviat at Night: Trick or Trees

  • Date: October 30-31, 2020
  • Location: IJAMS Nature Center, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: $40 – $50

Though this event will be happening, it will be modified this year and the coordinators are still deciding what that will look like (as of October first). This after-dark rope course allows you to climb through the treetops decked out with spooky lights and music. There will also be a costume contest. Must be 7 and older to climb.

14. Movie Night

  • Date: October 30-31, 2020
  • Location: The Mill & Mine, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: $5 per person

Enjoy a screening of Hocus Pocus on Friday and a screening of the original Halloween & Coco on Saturday.

15. Spooktacular Extravaganza Drive-Thru

  • Date: October 30, 2020
  • Location: Foothills Malls (old JCP parking lot), Maryville, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission

Enjoy drive-thru trick-or-treating, costume contests, and more! Break out the costumes and bring the kids out to enjoy trick-or-treating, games, music, vendors, food trucks, and more!

16. Full Moon Mystery and Trick-or-Treating

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Seven Islands Birding Park
  • Cost: $5

Hike 1 mile with a ranger and look for clues to solve an exciting wildlife mystery. Kids will stop at a variety of trick-or-treat stations along the route.

17. Monsters at the Museum

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: East TN Historical Society
  • Cost: FREE admission for this event only

Explore the spookiest monsters and superstitions of East Tennessee throughout history.

18. Trick-or-Treat and History

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, TN
  • Cost: $18/adults, $10/kids, $6/5 and under

Enjoy trick-or-treating, pumpkin crafts, spooky stories, living history demonstrations, and more and this fun daytime event!

19. Halloween “Mask” erade

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Hey Bear Cafe, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: $5

Guests will enjoy music, games, live music, vendors, and trick-or-treating. Be sure to wear your costume!

20. Bewitching Beasts

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: UT Gardens, Knoxville
  • Cost: $8/child, adults are FREE

Due to current events, this year’s event will feature an outdoor photo scavenger hunt and a variety of virtual activities. Allergy-friendly trick-or-treating and animal education with spiders, snakes, and more. Oh, my! Be sure to wear your costume.

21. Gatlinburg Trick-or-Treat Kick Off Karnival

  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission

This local festival boasts candy, contests, and street entertainers.

Halloween Events in Knoxville TN

Smart Toys and Books Halloween Events

  • Dates: canceled 2020
  • Location: Smart Toys and Books, Knoxville
  • Cost: varies based on activity

Enjoy a variety of Halloween story times and arts and crafts projects and much more! You can also play at their enormous indoor playground.

All Hallow’s Eve Train Ride

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Three Rivers Rambler, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: $8 – $30

Wear your costume and enjoy a 2 hour train ride complete with spooky(ish) stories. The stories are listed as being appropriate for kids.

Disney Store Haunted Halloween Party

  • Dates: canceled 2020
  • Location: Disney Store West Town Mall, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: FREE

Come dressed as your favorite disney character and play a variety of kids’ games. This event is intended for kids 3 +. Although the event is FREE you need to RSVP to reserve your spot.

IJAMS Spooktacular Family Night

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: IJAMS Nature Center, Knoxville
  • Cost: $10/individual, $35/families

Enjoy spooky guided trail walks, games, family-fun activities and more!

Spooky Night Hike

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Burnside Pavilion at Founder’s Park in Farragut
  • Cost: $5

Hunt for nocturnal animals on this fun and kid-friendly night hike.

HowlOWeen Pooch Parade and Pet Expo

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: UT Gardens, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission, fee for parade entries

Enjoy a costumed dog parade, costume contest, vendors, and more!

Bass Pro Halloween Event

  • Dates: canceled 2020
  • Location: Bass Pro Shops, Kodak, TN
  • Cost: FREE

1 free printed family photo with a Halloween theme (+ $5 print + digital photo packages), free kids’ crafts, kids’ activities, in-store trick-or-treating, and more! Events vary by date.

Trunk or Treat

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: TN Conservatory of Fine Arts, Knoxville
  • Cost: FREE admission for trick or treating, buy tickets for games

A unique scavenger hunt style trick-or-treat event!

Blount Mansion Days of Dread

  • Dates: canceled 2020
  • Location: Blount Mansion, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: $10

Look for ghosts as you tour the mansion after dark. There will also be spooky ghost stories and Halloween treats.

Pumpkin Fest

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Turkey Creek, Knoxville
  • Cost: FREE admission

Enjoy trick-or-treating, a costume contest, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, entertainment, and more!

Haunts and History

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Museum of Appalachia, Clinton
  • Cost: $10/individual, $30/familily

Enjoy trick-or-treating, hayrides, pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, games, spooky storytelling, and more!

Safe Trick-or-Treat at West Town

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: West Town Mall, Knoxville, TN
  • Cost: Free admission

Although it hasn’t been announced, West Town Mall typically holds a trick-or-treat event on October 31.

Trick-or-Treat Trail by Star 102.9

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: TBA
  • Cost: historically $10

Enjoy safe trick-or-treating, costume contest, and more!

Halloween Events in Anderson County

Grove Center Pumpkin Festival

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: The Grove Center, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Cost: TBA

Trick-or-treating, bounce houses, pumpkin carving contests, pie eating contests, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and more!

Blount County

Foothills Mall

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Cost: FREE admission

Though it hasn’t been announced yet, Foothills Mall typically holds a safe trick-or-treat event on October 31.

Cocke County

Treat the Street

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Fairgrounds, Newport, TN
  • Cost: Free admission

Grainger County

Harvest Pride Festival

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Main Street, Bean Station, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission

This festival will be decorated with hundreds of festive jack-o-lanterns. It will also feature a variety of food and craft vendors, kids’ activities, and more!

Hamblen County

Boo Fest

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Fred Miller Park, Morristown, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission

A fun Halloween event with games, trick-or-treating, and more!

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Downtown Morristown, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission

All your favorite shops and restaurants will be staying open late and handing out candy.

Spooktacular Mall-O-Ween

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: College Square Mall, Morristown, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission

Although it has not been announced yet, College Square Mall typically hosts a safe trick-or-treat event on October 31.

Jefferson County

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Historic Downtown Dandridge, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission

Dress up the kids and come out for a fun night of trick-or-treating with your favorite downtown businesses. They’ll be open late for this special occasion.

Loudon County

Monroe County

Community Trick-or-Treat

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: City Hall parking Lot, Madisonville, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission

Roane County

Fall Street Fest

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Downtown Kingston, TN
  • Cost: FREE admission

Enjoy food and craft vendors, music, kids’ activities and more! While not specifically Halloween themed, this fall festival does take place on Halloween weekend, so it earns an honorable mention.

Sevier County

Legend at Hallow Mountain

  • Dates: canceled 2020
  • Location: Anakeesta, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Cost: included with general admission

Kid-friendly crafts, games, activities, movies, zombie ziplining, and more! There is also a scare zone for adults featuring a variety of pulse pounding attractions.

Pigeon Forge Spooktacular and Safety Day

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: Pigeon Forge Community Center
  • Cost: FREE

This combined mega event will feature indoor safe trick-or-treating, hayride, games and more! Outside there will be kid-friendly demonstrations from fire and rescue, the police, and K9s. Of course, kids will be able to see and touch a variety of emergency vehicles.

Halloween at the island

  • Date: canceled 2020
  • Location: The Island at Pigeon Forge
  • Cost: FREE admission, unlimited ride pass for just $5

Take the kids out for safe trick-or-treating, street performances, music, and more! Ride unlimited rides for just $5.

Union County

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Worth the Drive

Peanut’s Pumpkin Patch Express

  • Dates: canceled 2020
  • Location: Great smoky Mountain Railroad, Bryson City, NC
  • Cost: varies by day

On this popular train ride, you and your kids will enjoy gorgeous scenic views and a sweet reading of “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” The train will take you to a fall wonderland with a fun pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, kids’ actives, s’mores making, and more!

Halloween Eerie Express

  • Dates: canceled 2020
  • Location: Tennessee Valley Railroad, Chattanooga, TN
  • Cost: $25/2 and up

Enjoy a gorgeous scenic train ride and fun Halloween themed kids’ activities, including story telling, mini-golf, games, hot cider, and much more!

Books to Share

Help strengthen your parent-child relationship and boost academic performance in all areas, with family read alouds. The books below will make the perfect addition to your Halloween season.

  • Room on the Broom – A nice witch helps a variety of in-need animals along her long flight home. In turn the animals help to save her from a terrifying dragon!
  • Bonaparte Falls Apart – A young skeleton named Bonaparte can’t seem to keep his bones in order, but thanks to a few good friends, he’s finally able to pull himself together.
  • Where’s My Mummy? – In this pre-k and elementary aged book, a baby mummy is scared of the things that go bump in the night. Thankfully his mommy mummy is there to save the day.

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