Murfreesboro Mama: 13 Halloween Haunts for Families

Oct 16, 2020 at 09:15 am by Laura Beth Payne

A stroll through the stores tells me it's finally the holidays after an exceptionally long year: Christmas trees sparkle behind Halloween ghouls, and pumpkins are just... everywhere. While social-distancing and COVID concerns will still shape our community's festivities, there's no doubt that there's still plenty of fun to have come the mysterious and magical week of Halloween.

Whether your crew loves a trunk-or-treat, a costume contest, or just a good spook, check out these 13 fun Halloween Haunts for families coming up!

1. Light in the Night Trunk or Treat 

Family Worship Center
5 p.m., October 31

2. Trinity UMC Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Trinity UMC
1-3 p.m., October 31

3. Sam Davis Home Ghost Tours

Historic Sam Davis Home
6 p.m., October 16, 17, 23, 24
Regular admission rates apply

4. Flashlight Nights in Oaklands Mansion

Oaklands Mansion
7 and 9 p.m., October 17, 24, 30, 31 (register for times)
$15 ages 12+; $10 ages 6-11

5. Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Smyrna-TN First United Methodist Church
5-7 p.m., October 25

6. Goblins and Goodies at the Park

Veteran Memorial Park, La Vergne
1-3 p.m., October 24

7. Cars and Coffins: Trunk or Treat

Flashback Arcade
5-9 p.m., October 31

8. Trunk or Treat

Lighthouse Family Church
2-5 p.m., October 24

9. Trunk or Treat

Rover Baptist Church, Eagleville
3 p.m., October 18

10. Fall Fest

Springhouse Worship and Arts Center
6-9 p.m., October 31

11. Toddler Halloween Party

Patterson Park Community Center
10 p.m.-midnight, October 29
FREE for ages 2-5 

12. Great Pumpkin Festival 

Outdoors at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
4-7 p.m., Thursday, October 29
$4 (FREE for members) 

13. Sharp Screams Haunted Trail

Sharp Springs Park
5-10 p.m., October 23 and 24

Know of another great Halloween event that everyone and their kids should know about? Please share a link below!

Laura Beth Payne is a writer mama and Murfreesboro native who lives in the Blackman community with her husband and two children. Follow her at @murfreesboromama on Facebook and Instagram. Got a column idea? Email her at


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