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Hair-Raising Halloween Events in Calhoun County

Article By Abby Parks

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It’s the “spookiest” time of the year again!  Halloween is flying in on its broomstick fast, and ushering in a slew of opportunities to enjoy tricks, candy treats, and dress-up.  Make sure that you don’t miss out on all the fun things happening in Calhoun County by taking a look at our list of what’s going on, from trunk-or-treats to Halloween festivals to scary movies.

Neewollah on Noble

If you’re looking for safe, light-hearted fun for the whole family, check out the annual Neewollah on Noble.  There’s a Kid’s Zone with fun activities for the kiddies, trick-or-treating for candy, costume contests, live music, and more as folks take a spooktacular walk down historic Noble Street in Anniston, Alabama.

  • Date:  Saturday, October 22
  • Time:  4pm-9pm
  • Where:  Noble Street, Anniston, Alabama
  • Info:  (256) 371-3711 or keden@annistonal.gov

3rd Annual Witches Walk and Parade

Did you know that on one special night this year, witches will walk the streets of Oxford?  If you want to witness this harrowing event, then check out the 3rd Annual Witches Walk and Parade.  Dress up like a witch, warlock, goblin….or anything else your heart desires, and walk with others as they parade down Main Street in historic downtown Oxford.  And bring your trick-or-treating buckets, because we have a feeling there will be candy if you ask for it!  The proceeds from ticket sales go to fund downtown Oxford with community building.  Each participant will receive a T-shirt.  

  • Date:  Saturday, October 22
  • Time:  4pm
  • Where:  Main Street, Oxford, Alabama
  • Price:  $25 adult/$10 children
  • Info:  256-241-6667 or hunter.gentry@oxfordal.gov

Halloween Light Show Piedmont

Have you ever seen a Halloween light show?  If not, then the one in Piedmont is a must-see event!  Nightly, you can witness a colorful light show in a historic house in Piedmont, and tune in to 100.7 FM to hear coordinating songs including:  Ghostbusters, Adams Family, I Put a Spell on You, Spooky Scary Skeletons, and more.

  • Date:  Nightly through October 31
  • Time:  6pm-9pm
  • Where:  107 Craig Ave., Piedmont, Alabama

Trunk-or-Treat Parker Memorial 

Get in the Halloween mood early on Sunday, October 23 for the Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Festival at Parker Memorial Baptist Church in downtown Anniston.  “Treats” include candy and cotton candy, popcorn, sno cones, and hot dogs, and other features are inflatables, a petting zoo, games, crafts, balloon animals, and a photobooth.  

  • Date:  Sunday, October 23
  • When:  2pm-5pm
  • Where:  Parker Memorial Baptist Church, 1205 Quintard Ave., Anniston

Mr. Dan’s 4th Annual Trunk-or-Treat

Hosted by Mr. Dan’s Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, Mr. Dan’s 4th Annual Trunk-or-Treat is a trunk-or-treat event that pulls out all the stops!  Located on the football field at Trinity Christian Academy, it offers a bouncy castle, vendors and food trucks, a live band, giveaways, and tons of candy.  And it’s the Tuesday evening before Halloween weekend, so a great early option to start your candy collecting.

  • Date:  Tuesday, October 25
  • When:  6pm-8pm
  • Where:  Trinity Christian Academy, 1500 Airport Road, Oxford, Alabama  

Disney Trunk-or-Treat

If you are a lover of all things Disney, then Alexandria is the hot spot to visit the Disney Trunk-or-Treat.  There’s plenty of candy to be collected, a prize drawing, and a prize for the best decorated car.  All About You Hair & Nails is the sponsor of this fun event.

  • Date:  Friday, October 28
  • Time:  3pm-6pm
  • Where:  7740 U.S. 431 North, Alexandria, Alabama

Trunk-or-Treat Lakeview Baptist Church

Local churches are excellent places to enjoy trunk-or-treat events, like Lakeview Baptist Church in Oxford, Alabama.  Their Trunk-or-Treat includes candy, games, a costume contest, decorations, refreshments, and more.

  • Date:  Sunday, October 30
  • Time:  4pm-6pm
  • Where:  Lakeview Baptist Church, 132 Central Ave., Oxford, Alabama

West Park Heights Baptist Church Trunk-or-Treat

If you’d prefer that your kids stay off the streets on Halloween night, you can attend the Trunk-or-Treat hosted by West Park Heights Baptist Church.  The event is costume-friendly, and besides candy, they’ll be offering hot dogs until they run out.

  • Date:  Monday, October 31
  • Time:  5:30-gone
  • Where:  West Park Heights Baptist Church, 500 West Park Drive, Anniston, Alabama

Trick-or-Treating at Glenwood Terrace

There are certainly countless great neighborhoods for kids to safely go trick-or-treating in Calhoun County.  But one local favorite deserves a special nod.  If you’d enjoy a friendly encounter with the ghostly Headless Horseman, you’ll need to make a trip on Halloween night for Trick-or-Treating at Glenwood Terrace in Anniston.  There’s loads of historic homes decked in Halloween decor, plenty of candy for dressed up kids, and photo ops with the Headless Horseman himself!  While it hasn’t been publicized yet for 2022, you can keep an eye on this page for details as they unfold.  

  • Date:  Monday, October 31 (TBA)
  • Time:  4:30pm-9pm
  • Where:  Glenwood Terrace Historic District, Anniston, Alabama 

Amstar Festival of Fright Fright Nights

Anyone in the mood for a scary movie?  Amstar Cinema at Quintard Mall is offering viewings of classic horror movies during their Festival of Fright Fright Nights.  For just $7, you can see movies like:  Trick R Treat, The Thing, Halloween 2018, Dawn of the Dead, and the original Psycho.  

  • Date:  Friday – Sunday Nights in October
  • Time:  Check here
  • Where:  Amstar Stadium 12, 700 Quintard Ave., Oxford, Alabama

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