Fun Fall Activities Around Memphis

By: Ariel Taranski

Whether you’re a fan of pumpkin spice or spooky pumpkin carvings, chances are you’re pretty stoked about fall in Memphis. There are so many exciting events and occasions happening this season, your biggest problem may be choosing which ones. Luckily for you, we gathered some of the most popular options (and maybe a few lesser-knowns) so that you don’t have to search for them all yourself. Here are some fun fall activities you can do in the 901!

Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches

The Mid-South Maze – Cordova

Jones Orchard – Millington

Priddy Farms – Arlington

Menagerie Farm – Collierville 

Tom’s Farm – Rossville

Midtown Nursery – Midtown

Haunted Houses

Wicked Ways Haunted House – select nights in the month of October

Haunted Web of Horrors – select nights in the month of October

Outdoor Fun

Twilight Thursdays at Memphis Botanic Garden – every Thursday in October

Haunted Hay Ride of Terror at Shelby Farms – October 7, 8, 22, 28, 29

Frights at Height at Shelby Farms – October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Agricenter Harvest Festival – October 15

Family-Friendly Halloween Happenings

Zoo Boo at Memphis Zoo – select nights October 14 through 31

Farm Park Halloween BOO-looza – October 22

Halloween Spooktacular at Children’s Museum of Memphis – October 22

Halloween Campfire Storytelling: Marshmallows and Mayhem at Fuller Park – October 28

Halloween Hike at Memphis Botanic Garden – October 29

Adults-Only Halloween Events

Zootoberfest – Memphis Zoo, every Sat. and Sun. in Oct.

Alice’s Ales at Memphis Botanic Garden – October 7

18th Century Masquerade Ball at the Children’s Museum of Memphis – October 15

Cryptid Tails Halloween Burlesque Show – October 21

Memphis Funk, Halloween Costume Party at Lichterman Nature Center – October 21

8th Annual Memphis Monster Mash – October 22

Halloween Bar Crawl – October 29

Fright Night – Collage Dance – October 29

FOTCAS Howl-O-Ween Costume Pawty at Grind City Brewing – October 30

Festivals and Arts

Monster Market 2022 will be open online October 3 through 31st – Marshall Arts

Memphis Food and Wine Festival at the Memphis Botanic Garden – October 15

Memphis Brew Fest at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium – October 15

River Arts Fest – October 22-23

Día de los Muertos Parade and Festival at Brooks Museum – October 28

Ballet Memphis’ Dracula – October 28-30

Halloween Midtown Con – October 29

Trivia Nights and Movies

Fright-ober at Crosstown – select nights in October

Hocus Pocus Trivia at Railgarten – October 12

Hocus Pocus Trivia at The Liquor Store – October 26

Friday Flicks at Carriage Crossing: Hocus Pocus Oct. 28

Spooky Tours

Backbeat Tours’ Memphis Ghost Tour

Historical Haunts Memphis

Woodruff-Fontaine Museum Tour

Earnestine and Hazel’s

Orpheum Theatre

Elmwood Cemetery’s From the Beyond: Ghosts, Spiritualism, and Cemeteries – October 30

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