13 Spots for Halloween Family Fun

Oct 30, 2019 at 01:40 pm by Laura Beth Payne

Halloween Family Fun

There are few things more magical than a gathering of small princesses, superheroes, animals and favorite cartoon character costumes (that mom and dad worked so hard to make possible!) at Halloween. Feel the enchantment, enjoy the sweets, and a get a little more mileage out of those costumes with these fun local events happening through the week.


1. Toddler Halloween Party at Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Free for ages 3-5, this fun event gets little ones in on a parade, spooky hokey-pokey, candy, games, and a costume contest. 

2. Trick-or-Treat on Greek Row, N. Rutherford Blvd., 5-7 p.m.

 Sorority women will be give out candy to children 12 and under at the annual MTSU Panhellenic Trick-or-Treat event on MTSU's Greek Row. 

3. Trick-or-Treating hosted by Boulevard Terrace Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1530 Middle Tennessee Blvd., 4 - 6 p.m.

Safe trick-or-treating will be hosted by the center, with plenty of candy to be handed out by residents. 


4. Trick-or-Treat on the Square, 3- 6 p.m.

Arguably the most fun (and maybe the most crowded) trick-or-treating event in the county, families will have a blast visiting local businesses in Murfreesboro's downtown for goodies, listening to spooky sounds played from the historic court house, and interacting with first responders with vehicles for kids to see along with other community representatives.

5. Mall-o-Ween at Stones River Mall, 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., 5 - 7 p.m.

Children 10 and under are invited to come dressed in their best costumes to trick or treat while supplies last. 

6. Trick-or-Treat at Cannonsburgh Village, 312 Front St., 2- 4 p.m.

Cost is $2 for an afternoon of treats, hayrides, live DJ, book walk, face painting, blacksmith demonstrations and more family fun.

7. Trunk-or-Treat at Church of the Holy Cross, 1140 Cason Lane., 4 - 5:30 p.m.

All ages will enjoy festivities in a safe, well-lit environment.

8. Trick-or-Treating at the “Old Maney Mansion”, 900 N. Maney Ave., 4-6 p.m.

Children will have a fun and unique trick-or-treat experience inside Oaklands Historic House Museum while the mansion is outfitted in the spooky trappings of Victorian-era mourning. 

9. Journey Pointe Church Annual Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat, 1267 Middle Tennessee Blvd., 5-7 p.m.

This free community event includes games and treats, food, drinks, and a costume contest. 

10. Community Fall Festival at Patterson Park Community Center, 5-8 p.m.

The whole family will find plenty of fun at this event presented by Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation and a number of local churches. Enjoy inflatables, bingo, games, candy, food, and giveaways throughout the evenings.

11. Springhouse Worship and Arts Center Trunk-or-Treat, 14119 Old Nashvile Hwy. Smyrna, 6-8 p.m.

Little ones will have fun visiting individual decorated "car" booths inside the church for sweets. Stay to play in jumphouses and grab a warm drink to keep cozy, no matter what the weather brings!

12. Harvest View Church Harvest Festival, 8560 John Bragg Hwy. Readyville, 6-8 p.m.

Visitors will enjoy fames, face painting, food, candy and more.


13. Rutherford Parent's Fall Kids Fest at The Avenue Murfreesboro, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The rescheduled event from last week will bring all original offerings including inflatables, climbing wall, pumpkins, first responder trucks, food trucks, vendors booths and a costume parade with drawings for prizes. Admission to the event and all activities are free.


Laura Beth Payne is a writer mama living in the Blackman Community of Murfreesboro with her husband Nathan and their two children. Follow @murfreesboromama on Facebook and Instagram for more family fun in and around the city.


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