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Savannah gets haunted with Halloween happenings

 

Savannah gets haunted with Halloween happenings

01 Oct 2017

Looking to scare up some Halloween fun? We've got a full list of parties, haunted houses, performances, costume contests and more to keep you busy in Savannah throughout October. 

ONGOING

Lot 13 Haunted House

7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-31, Nov. 3-4. Lot 13 Haunted House, 611 W. Jones St. Wicked South Productions offers the second iteration of Lot 13. The last tickets of the day are sold at 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $15 at wickedsouthproductions.com.

Alee Terror Plantation

7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 30-31, Nov. 3-4. Alee Shriners Terror Plantation Haunted House, 100 Eisenberg Drive. Tickets for this annual haunted house are $10. Info at 912-429-3059 or find Alee Terror Plantation Haunted House on Facebook.

Bethesda UMC pumpkin patch

1-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday from Oct. 14-31. Bethesda United Methodist Church, 3608 Midland Road, Guyton. The youth pumpkin patch will be open through Halloween with pumpkins and pumpkin spiced bread for sale. Info at 912-728-3332.

Moose Lodge Haunted Forest

Starting at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 16-17, 23-24, 30-31. Savannah Moose Lodge 1550, 2202 Norwood Ave. The Moose Lodge annual Haunted Forest will be open from 7:45 p.m. until close on select days in October. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Hospital at Memorial. Tickets are $10 for all ages. Info at facebook.com/hauntedmoose1550.

'The Legend of Bootlegger Jack'

5-9 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 24-27; noon-7 p.m. Oct. 28. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. During the Prohibition, a violent and unstable bootlegger by the name of Jack McCoy swore vengeance on anyone who interfered with his whiskey operation. Nearly a century later, his ghostly presence has been spotted at Ghost Coast Distillery, vowing to put an end to the only liquor that rivals his own. Face off against the notorious mass murderer Bootlegger Jack. Admission is $10. Ages 21 and older only. More info at ghostcoastdistillery.com. 

OCT. 7

Richmond Hill Pumpkin Patch

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7. J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St., Richmond Hill. The Richmond Hill Garden Club’s annual fundraising Pumpkin Patch features free admission. Tickets ($1 each) must be purchased to play games, buy food or have faces painted. The event also features a bake sale, hay bales, cornstalks, scarecrows, pumpkins and seasonal crafts for sale. Children can get free lollipops from the Pumpkin Fairy and free plants from Green Thumb Kids Project. Find more information on the Richmond Hill Garden Club’s Facebook page.

OCT. 13

Spirited Tales at Ghost Coast

9-10 p.m. Oct. 13. Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St. Cozy up with local spirits while listening to ghost stories curated by master storyteller Chris Soucy. Admission is free, but space is limited. More info at ghostcoastdistillery.com. 

OCT. 14

Barktoberfest

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. Chatham County Animal Services, 7211 Sallie Mood Drive. Helping Hands of Savannah is partnering with Chatham County Animal Services for this event. The day features a pet costume contest with prizes and parade at 1 p.m. There will also be games, entertainment, food trucks and free pet adoptions. There will also be low-cost nail trims, microchips and vaccines. Learn more at facebook.com/hhosga.

Night of the Living Laughs

7-10 p.m. Oct. 14. Southbound Brewing Co., 107 E. Lathrop Ave. This special Halloween edition of Laughs and Drafts features the Dead City Clowns, a costume contest with prizes, food by Psycho Circus and of course, a big lineup of regional comedians. Admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Ages 21 and older only. More info at southboundbrewingco.com.

Sorry Not Sorry Improv: ‘Nightmare on Bull Street’

8-9:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull St. Get ready for a night of comedy inspired by the ‘80s horror film “Nightmare on Elm Street.” Using music quotes, and themes from the movie as inspiration, Savannah’s Sorry Not Sorry improv team will create one-of-a-kind scenes. Tickets are $10 at savannahcomedyfest.com.

OCT. 19

‘Halloween Horror Hotties’

9-11 p.m. Oct. 19. Club One, 1 Jefferson St. Tied & Tasseled presents a horror fetish night featuring burlesque and drag acts based on scary movies. Prizes available for the costume contest. Tickets are $10 for ages 21 and older and $15 for ages 18-20. More info at tiedandtasseled.com.

OCT. 20

Halloween Spooktacular

7-11 p.m. Oct. 20. Alee Shrine, 100 Eisenberg Drive. This event includes music, dancing, entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, “spirits,” a costume contest with cash prizes and a live auction. All proceeds go to benefit Heads Up Guidance Services (HUGS), a local nonprofit making professional mental and behavioral health counseling and addiction recovery services affordable to those in need. Tickets are $50 or $400 for a table for eight. Go to headsupsavannah.org.

OCT. 20-21

Halloween Hike

5-8 p.m. Oct. 20-21. Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road. This is a fun, safe, not-so-scary event for your little trick-or-treaters. Walk down a forest trail to gather goodies from friendly animal characters. Face painting, crafts concessions and more monstrous activities await. Comfortable walking shoes and costumes are encouraged. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5 for adults and $10 for children. More info at oatlandisland.org.

OCT. 21

Reaper Run 5K

8:30 a.m. Oct. 21. Lake Mayer Park, 1850 E. Montgomery Crossroad. The 2017 Reaper Run 5K supports students in the theater program at Savannah Arts Academy. Walk, run, or crawl this race around Lake Mayer. Official timing will be coordinated by Endurance Race Services and there will be a costume contest and runner awards after the race. Registration is $30 in advance at savannahraces.com.

Halloween fun

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Savannah Clipper Hairstyles, 5515 Waters Ave. Enjoy fun, food, games and spirits. Proceeds will help purchase educational mannequins for the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital. More info at 912-355-0829.

Wag-O-Ween fundraiser

Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 21. Downtown Savannah. The 12th annual Wag-O-Ween starts out at 602 Abercorn St. Buy a map and wristband for $5. Besides doggie trick-or-treating at local businesses, there is also a raffle and costume contest. Proceeds go to pet rescue organizations. Learn more at facebook.com/wagoween.savannah.ga or call 912-508-3336.

OCT. 24

Effingham Fall Festival

Oct. 24. Effingham County Recreation office complex, 768 Hwy. 119 South. The annual Effingham County Recreation Program Fall Festival features games, refreshments, goody bags and prizes, plus a costume contest for kids ages infant to 12. Free admission; each family is asked to bring a canned good for Effingham County food pantries. RSVP at 912-754-6339, ext. 4400.

OCT. 26

Free Halloween movie night

5-7 p.m. Oct. 26. St. Joseph’s/Candler African American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. The center will show a free screening of “Boo! A Medea Halloween.” Info: 912-447-6605.

Howl-o-ween Bark Park fundraiser

6 p.m. Oct. 26. Fish Tales Restaurant, 3203 Fort McAllister Road. The Bryan County Bark Park, a local nonprofit, is slated to host the fifth annual Howl-o-ween outdoor event. Dress your canine in his or her best costume to compete in a costume contest. The entry fee of includes a digital photo of your pet by local photographer Megan Myrick. Funds raised will help maintain the park and keep the facility free and open to all. For more information, go to byranbarkpark.com.

OCT. 26-29

Fall Fest Carnival

5-10 p.m. Oct. 26; 5 p.m.-midnight Oct. 27; noon-midnight Oct. 28; 1-7 p.m. Oct. 29. Fort Stewart's Donovan Field. A four-day carnival with 20 adult and kiddie rides, part of Fall Fest at Fort Stewart, is open to the public. Open gate access will be available through Gate 3 off Old Sunbury Road. There is no charge to enter the carnival. No outside coolers or food permitted. Food and game tickets will be for sale. Music and beer will be available int he Fest Tent at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a Vendor Village from noon-7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday is Family Day with $20 all-you-can-ride armbands, which are $25 all other days. For details, go to stewartmwr.com.

OCT. 27

All Treat No Trick Adoption Event

1-7 p.m. Oct. 27. Chatham County Animal Services 7211 Sallie Mood Drive. Visit Chatham County Animal Services to provide treats for cats and dogs and get a discount on adoption fees. Dress in costume and there will be no adoption fee. More info at animalservices.chathamcounty.org.

Pumpkin Painting with Police

5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. SCMPD Headquarters, 201 Habersham St. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is gearing up for its first Pumpkin Painting with Police. The event is free and all pumpkin painting supplies, including an apron for participants, will be included. Savannah magician Magic Marc will perform, along with a special book reading and an appearance from McGruff the Crime Dog. Families will also enjoy games, bounce houses, a Metro Special Operations display and candy for kids to take home. Costumes are welcome, and guardians are encouraged to bring candy bags for children. Police officers will also share trick-or-treat safety tips. For information call 912-525-3271. 

Fall Harvest Celebration

6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. P.B. Edwards Jr. Gym, 101 Turnberry St., Port Wentworth. This day of family fun hosted by Port Wentworth Leisure Services Department will feature face painting, games, hay ride, activity booths, costume contest, prizes, music and fun. Port Wentworth Fire and Police Departments will be on hand and concessions will be available. Learn more at cityofportwenworth.com.  

Masquerade in the Mansion

8 p.m.-midnight. Oct. 27. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. The William Jay Society’s Masquerade in the Mansion will feature entertainment, treats and surprises. Admission includes two drink tickets. Proceeds support education outreach and museum programming. Tickets are $65 for members and $85 for non-members before Oct. 26. Tickets at the door are $85 for members and $100 for non-members. Patron tickets are $125 and include unlimited drinks. Ages 21 and older only. Get tickets at telfair.org/event/masquerade2017 or call 912-790-8807.

Little Black Fetish Halloween Masquerade Ball

8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Oct. 27. Doubles Nightclub, 7100 Abercorn St. Chris Cook Theme Parties presents a Halloween event with music and performances by the Nightshade Vixxens. All-black attire, fetish wear or masquerade costume required, with masks recommended. Costume contest at 1 a.m. will award cash and prizes. Tickets are $10-$25 at eventbrite.com.

OCT. 27-28

Haunted authors events

3-5 p.m. Oct. 27 at E. Shaver, Bookseller, 326 Bull St.; and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 28 at Cool Savannah Tours & Gifts, 42 E. Bay St. This haunted book signing event features free poster giveaways of the Haunted Savannah Illustrated Map. The map author/creator Michael Karpovage will be signing and selling his work along with Ryan Dunn, author of “Savannah's Afterlife: True Tales of a Paranormal Investigator,” and Brandon McLeod Humphrey, author of “Spirits.” Learn more at karpovagecreative.com. 

OCT. 27-31

Jinx-O-Ween

Oct. 27, 28 and 31. The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. Cover bands, burlesque and blood wrestling highlight the annual hijinks at The Jinx. Oct. 27 schedule includes: 8:30-9 p.m. Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin); 9:15 p.m. I Swear It's Not Contagious (Alkaline Trio); 10 p.m. Chicago-Go's! (The Go-Go's); 10:45 p.m. Make Duran Duran Again (Duran Duran); 11:30 p.m. Lust for Vomit (The Pogues); 12:15 p.m. The Runaway Boys (The Stray Cats); 1 p.m. The Cport (The Bronx). Oct. 28 will feature Lord of Ass (Lords of Acid), the Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue and blood wrestling. Cover bands return Oct. 31 with Tuesday Nothing But a Nightmare (Rudimentary Peni); Cadillac Music (Outkast); 138 (Misfits) City Muffs (The Muffs); and Bottled Violence (Minor Threat). More info at facebook.com/thejinx912.

OCT. 28

Trick or Trot Fun Run

8 a.m. Oct. 28. Island Family YMCA, 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club will host the Trick or Trot 5K fun run to benefit Ronald McDonald House and other local charities. The event features food, costumes and family-friendly entertainment including face painting and kids’ rides. Sign up at runsignup.com.

Virginia College Halloween Spooktacular

Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 28. Virginia College in Savannah,14045 Abercorn St., Suite 1503.This Halloween event is free and open to the public. Enjoy refreshments, trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, face painting, campus tours, program demonstrations, hot chocolate bar, manicures, chair massages, a community food drive benefiting Second Harvest, cooking demos and blood pressure checks. Enter to win prize giveaways such as Amazon gift cards. Call 912-721-5600 or go to vc.edu/savannah

Graveface Fright Fest

2 p.m.-midnight. Oct. 28. Tybee Post Theater, 10 Van Horne Ave. This year’s Graveface Fright Fest features the films “Deadtime Stories” (Q&A with writer/director Jeffrey Delman), “Brain Damage,” “Creepshow,” “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter,” “City of the Living Dead” and “Freaks.” The Marshmallow Ghosts will perform live to a surprise freaky short silent film from 1910. There will also be a “fake” trailer competition with prizes. Tickets are $20 or $50 for VIP in advance at tybeeposttheater.showare.com.

Trick-or-Treat on River Street

4-7 p.m. Oct. 28. River Street. Children are welcome to get dressed up and trick-or-treat along River Street. More info at riverstreetsavannah.com. 

‘A Nightmare on Congress Street’ bar crawl

4-11 p.m. Oct. 28. Downtown Savannah. “A Nightmare on Congress Street” Halloween-themed bar crawl features a costume contest with prizes totaling $2,000. A photographer will take contestants’ photos near registration at The Rail Pub, 405 W. Congress St. Winner will be chosen by celebrity judges and contacted the following week. You do not have to participate in the bar crawl to be entered into the costume contest. After party at Club 51 Degrees. Register at barcrawlsavannah.com.

Treats on the Trail

5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 15 Willow Road. Children can hear Bible stories and receive a variety of treats along the trail, followed by indoor games. More info at shumansd@aol.com

Underwater Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest

6-11 p.m. Oct. 28. Diving Locker Ski Chalet, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroad. To join the pumpkin carving contest, bring your own pumpkin, dive tool and mask. Come dressed and dive in a creative costume to compete for prizes. There will also be a movie in the pool. Admission is free; costs vary to enter competition. More info at dlsc1.com.

Halloween Bash

6 p.m. to close. Oct. 28. Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Enjoy Halloween-themed cocktails, DJ OB1 Benobi from 9 p.m.-midnight and a costume contest that starts at 11 p.m. Must be present to win. More info at moonriverbrewing.com.

Ghost in the Post

8 p.m. Oct. 28. American Legion Auxiliary Post 135, 108 Bull St. The fifth annual Ghost in the Post Halloween Ball features live music, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, door prizes and a costume contest. Proceeds help support veterans, active military and their families. Ages 21 or older. Tickets are $20 to $25 at 912-655-1193. 

Great Gatsby Halloween Masquerade Ball

9 p.m. Oct. 28. The Stage on Bay, 1200 W. Bay St. This Halloween Masquerade Ball has a 1920s theme. There will be a cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Music will be provided by Benjamin Thomas Umbreit and Reece Thomas. Funds raised go toward a kidney transplant for local teen Liam Budgell. Open to ages 18 and older. Tickets are $25. More info at give.transplants.org/goto/liambudgell.

‘American Horror Strip Show’

9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 28. The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue presents an event inspired by the “American Horror Story” TV series. The Teases and Lords of Ass (Lords of Acid cover band) will be kicking off Jinx-O-Ween with the annual blood wrestling match to follow. Admission is $10 for ages 21 and older. More info at savannahburlesque.com.

OCT. 29

Halloween Festival: Scary in the Dairy

4-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Pegasus Riding Academy, Historic Roberds Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave. Enjoy Halloween fun, with pumpkin carving, food, games andlive music by Spirit I Am Band, along with farm fun such as haunted hay rides and horse rides. The festival proceeds will benefit Savannah's own therapeutic riding program. All children must be accompanied by an adult; no pets allowed. Admission is $5 for a family of three, $10 for a family of four and $2 for each additional guest (inclludes two free tickets per child). Call 907-414-1236 to register for the chili cook-off. More info at facebook.com/prasavannah.

Halloween at Savage Island

7-9 p.m. Oct. 29. Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill. Get spooky as campers decorate their campsites to compete for prizes such as scariest site, best costume and more. Satisfy your sweet tooth with some candy courtesy of the rangers. Open to campers only. More info at 912-727-2339 or fortmcallister.park@gadnr.org.

OCT. 30

Savannah Impact Program event

4-7 p.m. Oct. 30. Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club, 510 E. Charlton St. Savannah Impact Program will be handing out treat bags and information packets on the services SIP provides. For more information, call the club at 912-233-2939.

Spooky Poochie Party

5-8 p.m. Oct. 30. Two Women and a Warehouse, 2819 Bull St. This event benefits Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation, Relocation. Enjoy a pet photo stage, food, treats, pet sketchings and raffles. Best pet costume wins a gift certificate. For more info, call 912-351-5040.

Pumpkins for Puerto Rico

8 p.m. Oct. 30. The Britannia British Pub, 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Bring a carved pumpkin for Wilmington Island Wishes to benefit aid for Puerto Rico. Prize awarded for first place. Entry fee is $5; additional donations appreciated. Judging at 8 p.m. Hot dogs and child provided during the event. RSVP at http://bit.ly/2gUxG1j.

OCT. 31

Hallelujah night

6-10 p.m. Oct. 31. Daffin Park. Hallelujah night is a safe alternative for Halloween with candy, games, food and rides, sponsored by The Body of Christ and local businesses. Call 912-308-5597 or 470-629-1847. 

Parkside Paranormal 2017

6-9 p.m. Oct. 31. Corner of Cedar and East 49th streets. Parkside Paranormal is back for the eighth year with Billy Gartside, master of mystery, and lots of treats for the kids. More info on the Facebook events page. 

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