Where to go on Halloween

Posted by Dena Mellick October 28, 2015
The Pack Family. Photo provided by Glenn Pack.

The Pack Family. File photo provided by Glenn Pack.

Haven’t made plans yet for Halloween? We’ve got you covered! Here are some fun area events happening this Saturday in celebration of the spooky holiday.


Start your trick-or-treating early by stopping at the Decatur Police Department from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. The department will be handing out free treats and reflective trick-or-treat bags in the front lobby at 420 West Trinity Place.

Don’t leave out the pets! There is a Doggy Costume Contest and Parade at the Decatur Farmer’s Market on Halloween. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: big dogs, little dogs, and companion costume (human + dog). There will also be cider tastings and a chef demo at the farmer’s market starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.


If you stop by Furry Tails Pet Shop with your dog in costume, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a big gift bag of treats and toys. The winner will be chosen Sunday, Nov. 1.

The Marlay House is having a Halloween Bash from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. with music, a costume contest, and prizes.

Leon’s Full Service promises to have spooky food and cocktail specials.

Revival is inviting people to spend Halloween afternoon on the front yard from noon until 3 p.m. for BBQ sandwiches, beer, and candy for the kids.

While you’re out and about, you can even recycle your old electronics and Styrofoam. The city says, “While you are putting the final touches on your costumes, don’t forget to drop by Decatur Public Works with your old electronics.” The Autumn Electronics Recycling Day will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Avondale Estates

Pallokaville Fine Foods will host the second anniversary “Ice Scream Ball and Hallowiener with drink specials all day and music. There will be a children’s costume contest and 7 p.m. on Saturday. The adult’s costume contest is at 9 p.m.

Down the road, My Parents’ Basement is holding ComicFest, which will include a children’s costume contest in the afternoon and another one for the “big kids” in the evening. There will also be free comic books and face painting. The fun is from 11 a.m. until midnight.

You could also do a Halloween tour of Wild Heaven Craft Beers. The theme is “Urgent Urgent Emergency, and there will be prizes for “emergency-inspired” costumes, a DJ, food trucks, and samples of beer.

Have a Halloween day event you’d like to add to the list? Email us at editor@decaturish.com.


About Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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