(WJHL) — Spooky season is here once again, and whether you’re up for a good fright or prefer to keep it light with candy, costumes and pumpkins, News Channel 11 has an event listed below of autumn-related pastimes the entire family can enjoy.


Appalachian GhostWalks
What: Lantern-led evening walking tours of locations throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
When: Click here for reservation options
Where: Different locations throughout the region, including Erwin, Jonesborough, Greeneville, Rogersville, Blountville, Johnson City, ETSU, Bristol, Abingdon, Dandridge and Gatlinburg. For information on events by area, click here.
Cost: 1-2 people — $48 per person. 3 people — $41 per person. 4-5 people — $38 per person. 6-15 people — $33 per person. 16-30 people — $31 per person. 31 people or more — $29 per person. Those under 11 years old or those over 65 — $2 discount with a minimum of three people.

Edgar Allan Power & Other Haunted Stories in the Woods
What: Hosted by Theatre at Tusculum, this fundraiser event will include five short story adaptations from classic literature and local playwrights
When: Oct. 28, 29. Gates open at 5:45 p.m., and the show begins at 6 p.m.
Where: Doak House grounds located at 690 Erwin Highway in Tusculum
More: Tickets are $5. For more information, call 423-636-7300 ext. 5236

Fender’s Farm Escape Room
What: Escape the Insane Inn
When: Beginning Sept. 18
Where: 254 TN-107, Jonesborough
More: DM @escapetheinsaneinn on Instagram for registration

Frightmare Manor
What: Award-winning haunted attraction set at the historical Lexer Plantation
When: Sept. 23 through Nov. 5
Where: 7588 W. Andrew Johnson Highway, Talbott, TN
More: Call 865-471-2878 or visit website

Halloween History Trivia Night
What: The Scare-itage (Heritage) Alliance teams up with the McSpooky (McKinney) Center for a Halloween trivia contest.
When: Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.
Where: The McKinney Center, located at 103 Franklin Ave. in Jonesborough
More: $5 per person. Tickets are available online here.

Haunted Forest Elizabethton
What: Hayride led by Beetlejuice to and from attractions, including the Haunted Forest Trail, Zombie Outbreak and two Michael-Myers-themed escape rooms.
When: Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
Where: 172 Big Springs Road in Elizabethton
More: Haunted Forest Facebook page

Hungry Mother State Park’s Appalachian Horror
What: A campfire discussion of horror movies that take place in Appalachia
When: Friday, Oct. 21 and 28 at 7 p.m.
Where: Meet behind shelter 3 at the park located at 2854 Park Blvd. in Marion

Hungry Mother State Park’s Haunted Trail
What: A hair-raising hike that guarantees good frights. Not recommended for children.
When: Oct. 29 from 7-9 p.m.
Where: Hungry Mother State Park’s Lakeview Lawn located at 2854 Park Blvd. in Marion, Va.
More: This is not recommended for young children.

Hungry Mother State Park’s Scary Stories
What: Free spooky stories around a campfire.
When: Oct. 21 and 28
Where: Hungry Mother State Park located at 2854 Park Blvd. in Marion, Va.

The Dam Haunted Woods in Kingsport
What: Offering frights and spooks in a haunted wooded area
When: Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. until midnight
Where: 3520 TN-75 in Kingsport
More: For further information, click here.

Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train
What: The park transforms at night into a haunted attraction, complete with its legendary ghost train, costumed characters, decorations, trick-or-treating and more.
When: Every Friday and Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. from Sept. 23- Oct. 29
Where: 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
Cost: $52 for adults and $35 for children 3-12 years old. Those 2 and under free


Fender’s Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
What: Family farm with a corn maze, educational field trip options, pumpkin patch, food and more
When: Beginning Sept. 18 through Oct. 31. Closed on Mondays. Tuesday-Thursday from 4-9 p.m., Friday from 4-10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.
Where: 254 TN-107, Jonesborough, TN 37659
More: Visit the Fender’s Farm website or Facebook page.

Laurels Pumpkin Barn
When: Beginning Sept. 10. Monday-Friday 3-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Where: 303 Laurels Road, Johnson City
More: Laurels Pumpkin Barn Facebook page

Lee Highway Farms
What: Corn maze
When: Dates and times will be posted on the Lee Highway Farms’ Facebook page.
Where: 15128 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA
More: Contact leehighwayfarms@gmail.com for information

Myers Farm Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze & Greenhouse
What: Farm market is open daily. Activities range from Thursday through Sunday.
When: Beginning Sept. 24 through Oct. 31
Where: 3415 Gap Creek Road, Bulls Gap, TN
More: Reservations for private events available. For more information, contact 423-235-4796

Paradise Acres Hayrides
What: 15-minute ride around the farm on the back of a 1973 Ford tractor.
When: Reservations required on weekdays and recommended on weekends. Begins at 15 past the hour (2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.)
Where: 4946 N. Roan St., Johnson City
Cost: $6 per person
More: Call or text 423-794-7276

Pungo Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkins
What: Newly expanded corn maze, plenty of pumpkins, farm animals, farm-inspired games, picnic areas, photos ops, fall decor from local crafters, canned goods, homemade soap
When: Monday through Friday from 3-8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. and Sunday 2-6 p.m.
Where: 209 Pungo Drive, Nickelsville, VA
More: $5 per person, and 2 years and younger receive free admission

The Corn Maze and Punkin Patch at Fleenor Farms
What: Corn maze, farm stand and pumpkin patch.
When: Hours posted on farm’s Facebook page
Where: 8006 Reedy Creek Road, Bristol, VA

The Stickley Farm Corn Maze
What: Corn maze in the farm’s Field of Dreams.
When: Beginning Sept. 30
Where: 531 Timber Mill Private Drive, Bluff City
More: The Stickley Farm Facebook page


Black Sunday
What: Festival with spooky arts and crafts market, candles, apparel, face painting, new vendors and more
Where: Warehouse 817 on State Street in Bristol
When: Nov. 20 from 2-6 p.m.
More: Hosted by Warehouse 817. Proceeds will go to The Bridge No Kill Animal Rescue

Candy & Cocoa Halloween Event
What: Free, family-friendly event that includes candy, hot cocoa and family fire safety tips. Hosted by the Unicoi Fire Department
When: Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-10 p.m.
Where: Fire Hall located at 3709 Unicoi Drive

Candy Carnival
What: Crossroads Christian Church to host a family-friendly afternoon of free activities and candy.
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: 1300 Suncrest Drive, Gray

Cranberry Festival
What: A fundraising festival to preserve “the rock” at Shady Valley Elementary School
When: Activities begin Oct. 14 with a bean supper from 5-7 p.m. and an auction following at 7 p.m. On Oct. 15, the parade kicks off at 10 a.m., with festivities lasting until 4 p.m.
Where: The gymnasium at Shady Valley Elementary located at 423 TN-133, Shady Valley, TN
More: Includes crafts, food, clothing and other vendors. There will also be live music, entertainment for children, indoor activities and more. Festival will go on rain or shine.

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival
What: Great Pumpkin LumiNights, autumn treats, Hoot Owl Hollow and more.
When: Sept. 23 through Oct. 29
Where: 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, TN

Downtown Kingsport Wine & Whiskey Festival
What: More than 15 whiskey varieties, more than 20 high-end wines, moonshines, sours, a snack sampler, live music
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Kingsport Farmers Market
More: Pre-purchased tickets are $65. Day-of tickets are $85. Further information available here.

Fall Craft Fair
What: Finely crafted items from over 30 vendors as well as a fundraiser lunch and bake sale hosted by the Senior Center Advisory Board
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Jonesborough Senior Center located at 307 E. Main St.
More: Interested vendors can sign up at the senior center’s front desk or by calling 423-753-4781

When: Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.
Where: Roan Mountain State Park
More: Food, music and crafts

When: Oct. 30 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Port City Church located at 2601 E. Center St. in Kingsport
More: Food, cake walk, games, face painting, prizes, candy and more

Free Fall Festival
When: Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Harrison Christian Church located at 2517 Browns Mill Road in Johnson City
More: A celebration of the church’s 125th anniversary and a free, family-friendly fall festival. Includes lunch, inflatables, games for all ages, candy in a haystack search, hay rides, dessert contest and worship music to kick off the festivities.

Greeneville Halloween Happenings
When: Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Greeneville
More: Costume contests at the Kathryn Leonard administrative building beginning at 4 p.m. Winners will be announced at 6 p.m. Winners separated in age categories.Hay rides, chalk drawing, spooky tales in the Old Gaol (Jail), dancing, candy

Halloween at Hurd Event
What: Indoor trick-or-treating, photo booth, spooky/haunted house, superhero hall and costume contest
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1-4 p.m. Costume contest begins at 2:30 p.m.
Where: 110 KLM Drive in Johnson City

Halloween Splash Bash
What: Costume contests, Halloween games and more. $5 per person if pre-registered. $7 at the door
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1-4 p.m.
Where: Kingsport Aquatic Center located at 1820 Meadowview Pkwy
More: Family-friendly, prizes and treats available

Harrison Christian Church Free Fall Festival
What: Celebrating the fall season and the church’s 125th anniversary
When: Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: 2517 Browns Mill Road in Johnson City
More: Lunch, inflatables, games for all ages, haystack search, hayrides, dessert contest and special worship music

Haunted Half Marathon & Relays
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Main Street of Jonesborough
More: For further information, click here

Hoppy Possum Festival: Southern Brewers Cup
When: Saturday, Sept. 24 2-7 p.m. (VIP tickets get in one hour early)
Where: TVA Credit Union Ballpark in Johnson City located at 111 Legion St.
More: For further information, click here.

Hungry Mother State Park’s Fall Foliage Kayak Tour
What: Paddle around the lake and take in the fall views of the Appalachian Mountains
When: Sunday, Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 starting at 9 a.m.
Where: Hungry Mother State Park located at 2854 Park Blvd. in Marion, VA
More: Must be at least 8 years old. $10 per person. Pre-register at the Discovery Center. Events are dependent on weather

Imminent Collapse Street Fest
What: Halloween street festival celebrating local alternative arts, music scene and breweries
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3-10 p.m.
Where: 6th Street in Bristol, Tennessee
More: Eight bands, 15 art vendors, beer garden, costume encourage

Jonesborough’s Haunts and Happening
What: Trick-or-treating throughout downtown Jonesborough
When: Friday, Oct. 28 from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Downtown Jonesborough
More: The Hocus Pocus Sanderson sisters will be at the Christopher Taylor Cabin provided by JRT Experiences. The costume contest starts at 7:30 p.m. in front of the courthouse sponsored by the Food City of Jonesborough. It will have several age groups and a group category. No registration is required. Parking is available at Jonesborough Elementary, and a shuttle will travel back and forth to the Visitors Center. Parking is $5 per car with free shuttle rides. All proceeds benefit the David Crockett Band Boosters.

Keywood Animal Clinic’s Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.
Where: 16067 Porterfield Highway in Abingdon
More: On-site adoptions, costume contest, cake walk, quack pond, silent auction, games and meal tickets. all proceeds will benefit the Rescue Dog & End of Life Sanctuary in Mountain City

LifeBridge Christian Church’s Free Fall Festival
When: Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: 617 Donelson Drive in Kingsport
More: Lots of carnival games, inflatable slide, popcorn, hot chocolate, s’mores, cake walk and more.

Life Care Center of Elizabethton’s Fall Festival
When: Begins at Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.
Where: 1641 Highway 19E in Elizabethton
More: Crafts, inflatables, chili bar, games, apple butter making, gospel singing

Main Street Jonesborough’s Pumpkin Fest
What: Tennessee’s oldest town’s first-ever pumpkin festival, with pumpkin treats, carving, games and more.
When: Saturday, Sept. 24 with tastings scheduled for 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Where: Downtown Jonesborough

Marion’s 36th Annual Chili Championship
When: Oct. 8 starting at 3 p.m.
Where: Downtown Marion, Virginia
More: Entry fee is $50, payable to Marion Downtown. Competitors must make at least 5 gallons of chili on site for the community tasting and competition. Over $500 in cash prizes will be awarded. Music begins at 3 p.m. with The Swizzle Sticks band. At 5 p.m., The Davidson’s Blue Moon Band will take the main stage. The Soul Men Blues Brothers Tribute will start at 7 p.m. Downtown eateries will offer outside dining and beer gardens, and food trucks will also be available. Community booths will be open throughout Main Street. For more information, call 276-378-5026.

New Fellowship Ministries Annual Fall Festival & Car/Motorcycle Show
When: Sunday, Oct. 23. Car/motorcycle show from 3-5 p.m. Activities from 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: 614 Old Stage Road in Church Hill
More: Free event. Music, trunk or treat cars, bounce houses, food and games. To register a vehicle in the show, click here or call 423-256-2126

Oakmont at Gordon Park Fall Festival
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m.
Where: Oakmont at Gordon Park located at 401 Gordon Ave. in Bristol, VA
More: Carnival games, food trucks, silent auction, live entertainment, craft show, Clydesdales, bake sale and chili cook-off. For more information, click here. Admission and parking are both free.

Shooter Band Halloween Party
What: Will feature a costume contest
When: Oct. 29 from 7 p.m. until midnight
More: Cash prizes for first, second and third place

State Street Boo Fest: Part 1
What: Festival with a costume contest, snacks, spooky fun, spooky arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing and more
When: Oct. 23 from 2-6 p.m.
Where: State Street in Bristol
More: Proceeds will go to The Bridge No Kill Animal Rescue

Super Spooky Saturday Fall Festival
What: Festival with games, arts, crafts, cake walk, face painting, selfie booth, inflatables, pumpkin patch and a costume contest
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4-7 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park Community Center located at 510 Bert St. in Johnson City
More: Hosted by Johnson City Parks and Rec

Tri-Cities Pet Expo
What: Trick-or-treating indoor and outdoor (weather permitting), entertainment, pet costume contest, indoor bark park, doggy racecourse, kid zone, entertainment, shopping, adopting, over 100 booths, face painting, jump house, pumpkins for pets, discounted pet supplies, pet food drive, pet talent show, best friend photo contest and more.
When: Oct. 29-30 from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m.
Where: MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center located at 1901 MeadowView Parkway in Kingsport
More: Visit www.tcpetexpo.com for tickets and more information.

Unicoi County Apple Festival
What: The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce’s 45th annual Apple Festival.
When: Oct. 7-8 from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. each day
Where: 100 N. Main Ave.
More: Featuring handmade crafts, antiques, entertainment, children’s area, Blue Ridge Pottery, contests, food and more. More information, click here.

Youth Fall Fest
What: Donation barbecue dinner with a pumpkin patch, fall crafts, cake walk and youth worship program
When: Oct. 1 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Wayland Freewill Baptist Church at 206 Harwood Road in Johnson City


Appalachian Family Care Trunk or Treat Community Expo
When: Oct. 29 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: 1009 Novus Drive, Ste. 1A in Johnson City
More: treats, hot dogs, drinks and vendors

VFW Post 2108 Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 29 from 6-7 p.m.
Where: 2518 Jim Funkhouser Road in Johnson City
What: Shooter Band Halloween Party & Costume Contest

Barnes Exterminating Trunk or Treat
When: Friday, Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: 105 Industrial Road, Ste. 3 in Gray
More: Free entry, candy and s’mores

Borderview Christian Church’s Annual Trunk or Treat
When: Sunday, Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: 1338 Bristol Highway in Elizabethton
More: The event will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather

BURG’r & BARREL Trunk or Treat
What: Dress up, hang out and talk about Jeeps
When: Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.
Where: 330 Cherry St. in Johnson City

Cedar Grove Baptist Trunk or Treat
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: 353 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City
More: Event will be moved inside for inclement weather

Elizabethton Boys and Girls Club Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 27 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Boys and Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County located at 104 Hudson Drive in Elizabethton
More: Food trucks, Nothing Bundt Cakes and more. Last year’s event saw more than 1,000 people

Embreeville Volunteer Fire Department Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. until the candy runs out
Where: 4061 Highway 81 in Erwin
More: This in an indoor event

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat
What: Family-friendly fall festivity
When: Oct. 29 from 3-6 p.m.
Where: Living Word Lutheran Church at 5210 N. Roan St., Johnson City

Gray Volunteer Fire Department Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 30 from 2-7 p.m.
Where: 107 Gray Ruritan Drive in Gray, Tennessee

Holy Mountain Baptist Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 29 from 3-5 p.m.
Where: 3121 Ashley St. in Kingsport

Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Trunk or Treat
What: Plenty of room for organizations, churches, businesses and individuals to participate
When: Oct. 29 from 4-8 p.m.
Where: Ralph Stout Park located at 210 S. Church St. in Mountain City

Life Care Center of Elizabethton Trunk or Treat
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: 1641 Highway 19E in Elizabethton
More: Followed with an outdoor showing of Hocus Pocus 2

North Ridge Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 23 3-5 p.m.
Where: North Ridge Community Church West Market Campus at 613 Leisure Lane in Johnson City
More: Treats will be moved inside for bad weather

Showtime Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 29 from 4-8 p.m.
Where: Halloween Express located at 1910 N. Roan St. in Johnson City

State Line Baptist Church 9th Annual Trunk or Treat
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon through 3 p.m.
Where: 310 W. Carters Valley Road in Kingsport
More: Event will take place in fellowship hall behind main church. Free food, games, candy and gospel. Event will occur rain or shine.

Sullivan Baptist Church Drive-thru Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: 4152 Maplewood St. in Kingsport
More: Costumes are encouraged. Plenty of candy and treats.

Team Resonance Car Club’s Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 22 from 2-5 p.m.
Where: Ideal Auto Detail at 2559 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport

Team Resonance & Team Defiance’s Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 29 from 3-6 p.m.
Where: ACT in Blountville located at 115 Agero Drive
More: Team Resonance is raising money to help pay off school lunch debts for local children

Topper Trunk or Treat
What: Event hosted by Science Hill
When: Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Inside Grand Topper Hall
More: All Johnson City Schools students and families are invited to attend

Trunk or Treat by The Strong Tower
What: Will feature a costume contest, candy, s’mores and hot chocolate
When: 5-7 p.m. Costume contest at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 2803 Broad St., Bristol, TN

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Trunk or Treat
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: 112 W. Jackson Blvd., Jonesborough

Westside Christian Church Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 30 from 4-7 p.m.
Where: 1405 Persimmon Ridge Road in Jonesborough
More: Goodies, fun and fellowship. There will be a contest to vote for your favorite hayride