Halloween Haunts & Happenings in Downtown Jonesborough

Saturday Oct. 28, 2-8pm

Jonesborough’s Halloween Haunts and Happenings is excited to expand their hours this year along with the activities they will be offering. The annual event has been taking place for over 40 years and provides fun for the whole family. From 2-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, Downtown Jonesborough will be filled with tiny tots and even furry friends dressed in costumes of all sorts. Treat stops, activities, games, music and more will take place the whole day and the schedule of contests and additional activities can be found below.

Halloween Costume Contest

The Costume Contest is returning this year and will take place starting at 6 p.m. on the Food City Stage in front of the Courthouse. Prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the following age groups: 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-17, 18 & up and Group Category.

The Great Carved Pumpkin Contest

The Great Carved Pumpkin Contest is new this year and offers you a chance to show off your artistic capabilities on fall’s favorite fruit, yep…pumpkins, and they are considered a fruit! Bring your carved pumpkin to the International Storytelling Center on Friday, Oct. 27 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and drop off to be judged. The pumpkins will be on display during Haunts and Happenings and the winners will be announced at 6 p.m. at the Food City Stage just prior to the Costume Contest. JAMSA gift certificates will be awarded to the winners valid at any participating JAMSA location in the amounts of $150 for First Place, $100 for Second Place and $50 for Third Place. Call 423-913-8212 for more information. This event is sponsored by the Jonesborough Area Merchants and Services Association.

Spooky Pooch Palooza

The Spooky Pooch Palooza is also a new addition this year and starts at 3 p.m. in front of the Courthouse. Bring your pups down for treats, costume contest, photo booth and even paw reading! The costume contest will be offered for large dogs and small dogs and prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Funniest, Scariest, Most Creative, Best Dog/Owner Combo and Best Dog Pair/Team.

Flashlight Haunted Egg Hunt

The Flashlight Haunted Egg Hunt is also a new activity offered to children 10 and up starting at 7 p.m. in Mill Spring Park. Bring a flashlight and search the park for hidden black and orange eggs filled with candy. You might bump in to some spooky characters along the way, so be on the lookout!

It's the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown

At the end of the evening, bring a chair and enjoy a showing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown starting at 7:30 p.m. followed by Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory taking place in front of The Lollipop Shop. This event is sponsored by Destination Church.

Parking Information

This year, parking will also be available at the Jonesborough Elementary School with a shuttle to the Jonesborough Visitors Center. Parking is $5 per car with free shuttle rides available all day. It is highly recommended that you utilize this option as parking will be very limited in the downtown area.

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