Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. It’s a great time to make your way to Knoxville. There are so many fun and frightful events taking place this month in the Old City. We have some suggestions on where to go in Knoxville TN to find a spooky treat!
Frightworks Haunted House
A small group of men and women create the environment that allows people to have fun with fright. The attraction is renowned for story telling and creativity, as well as talented actors, animatronics, original soundtracks and great special effects. Because of Frightworks, East Tennessee has a new and exciting level of frightful entertainment! It’s 13,000 square feet that’s dedicated to making you scream. Click here for the schedule.
Knoxville Zombie Walk
An annual zombie walk in downtown Knoxville, this charity walk provides entertainment for all East Tennessee zombie and horror enthusiasts. The goal is to collect non-perishable food items for Knoxvlle Area Rescue Ministries. It will be held on Saturday, October 12.
Hearth Scares Ball
Presented by James White’s Fort, the 3rd annual Hearth Scares Ball will be on Friday, October 25 from 7 to 11 p.m. Dance, eat and participate in several Halloween activities to benefit the preservation at James White’s Fort. There will be a silent auction and costume contest. Tickets are $75 each.
Freaky Friday Fright Night
The town of Farragut will host Freaky Friday Fright Nite on Friday, October 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Watt Road. It’s a family friendly event with treats, games, prizes, and delicious refreshments.
Thriller on the River Halloween BASH on the Star of Knoxville
This is the 4th annual Thriller on the River Halloween Bash hosted by 106.1 The River. You’ll have the opportunity to cruise the TN River with the River Rats and about 200 of their closest friends and fans. There will be light bites, music, door prizes and a costume contest.
Knoxville’s Original Investigation Based Ghost Tour
A one-of-a-kind paranormal investigation based ghost tour, this tour highlights how the professionals do it. You’ll meet certified paranormal investigators and professional ghost hunters. Come face to face with spirits haunting the city’s streets and listen to the case file from historians about some of Knoxville’s deadliest altercations. Reservations are required!
Terror in the Old City
You can experience Terror in the Old City by visiting the Haunted House in the center of the city. It’s a secret you never knew about. Notorious serial killer Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, aka Herman Mudgett, once lived on E Jackson Avenue. He spent time in Knoxville’s Old City after fleeing his home in Chicago dubbed “The Murder Castle.” He abandoned his home on E Jackson Avenue in the late 1980s. Police were shocked to find numerous bodies hidden in the walls, floors and furnace. The home is now open for tours.
Now that you know where to go in Knoxville TN for a spooky treat, be sure to reserve your room at Maple Grove Inn. Take a nostalgic journey back in time to where southern hospitality, quiet, charm and gracious living still exist. Our Inn is one of the oldest residences and finest bed and breakfasts in Knoxville. Check availability here!
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