NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The end of October is already approaching, but Georgia has just begun to feel the winter. People are now searching the backs of their coat closets for their boots and scarves, and along with these, out come the decorations.
Along with festive pumpkins and sweet candy, Halloween has brought its spooky side. Black is the color of choice this month, and so is the mood. There are witches, demons, ghouls and for the most part, ghosts.
The Roswell Ghost Tours have become a prominent part of the Halloween experience in this area. But they are not the only means to a ghostly end. Check out these other spooky events and places for your Halloween fun this month.
Alpharetta PAL’s fourth annual Haunted House
Oct. 26 – 27
PAL gym behind City Hall
50 Jones Avenue, Alpharetta
Don’t be a “fraidy” cat, come on out to the PAL gym on Friday from 7 – 10 p.m. or Saturday from 4 – 10 p.m. for a really fun time. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a costume judging with cash prizes for the best costumes in adult and children categories. On Saturday, come hungry as hotdogs and additional fall foods will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Alpharetta PAL programs.
Spooky Mill Fall Festival
Oct. 26 – 27
9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek
Join all-ages trick or treating in the heritage village, spooky campfire stories complete with s’mores, and a (not so haunted) haunted house. The festivities run Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 from 5 – 9 p.m. Spooky Mill will also be opened for preschool trick-or-treaters on Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
House on Horror Hill
Oct. 25 – 31
1650 Alpharetta Highway, Alpharetta
The North Fulton Jaycees are ready to scare you with the most intense haunted house in the North Fulton area. Sight and sound combine to send shivers down your spine! The house opens after dark Oct. 27 – 31. If you can’t find it, just listen for the screams of fright.
Hallo-FUN Haunted House
Every weekend in October
Stars and Strikes
133 Merchants Square, Cumming
There is no shortage of Halloween fun with a haunted house, haunted laser tag, a pumpkin patch and scavenger hunt.
Paranoia Haunted House
Oct. 4 – 31
608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell
Paranoia Haunted House is a new haunt attraction opening up in Roswell. If you want the ultimate terror experience, you found it! The haunted house opens at 7:30 p.m. and runs until everyone who purchased a ticket has gone through.
Oct. 26, 27, 31
7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, Ga.
7 – 10:30 p.m.
For timid guests, a special protective amulet is available for purchase to ward off the monsters for a Hayes Haunt Light experience. No public bathroom, so make sure you go before you go!
Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
Oct. 26, 27
7 – 10 p.m.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road, Roswell
Take your child on a well-lit hike through the forest to meet woodland creatures and hear about their lives. This event also features crafts, face painting, live music and much more.
Decorate a Halloween Haunted House at American Girl
American Girl Boutique and Bistro
1202 North Point Circle, North Point Mall, Alpharetta
Learn how to turn chocolate gingerbread into a “boo-tiful” haunted house. This festive activity includes everything your girl needs to make a delightfully frightful centerpiece, complete with colorful candies and other tasty treats. Advance reservations are required.
Halloween Hayrides and Haunts at Wills Park
3 – 6 p.m.
Wills Park Recreation Center
11925 Wills Road, Alpharetta
Something big is brewing in Wills Park. The public is invited to join the city of Alpharetta for a FANG-tastic time with “Halloween Hayrides and Haunts.” Families can take a hayride through Wills Park. Hayrides will run approximately every 15 minutes. Dress accordingly for outdoor activities.
Roswell Ghost Tour
Every night in October
Roswell Visitors Center
617 Atlanta Street, Roswell
Year-round outdoor, two-and-a-half hour (at least) walking ghost tour. No made up stories. They tell of current paranormal phenomena routinely experienced by residents, business owners and their own tour attendees! The Roswell Ghost Tour knows of other ghost tours in the Atlanta area that wrote fictitious ghost stories for their town’s ghost tours. Roswell Ghost Tour is not that type of tour. www.roswellghosttour.com