Get Out to 'Spooktacular' Events
'Tis the season for corn mazes, haunted houses, and pumpkin patches. Here's a list of Halloween happenings in and near Northeast Cobb.
13 Stories Haunted House
Take a terrifying tour through two attractions; 13 Stories Haunted House and the all-new Big Top Secret in 3D haunt. Located at the Town Center Mall in Kennesaw. Created by Allyn Glover Entertainment, LLC's designers, since 1984, 13 Stories is one of the South's scariest haunted attractions. Open every night through Halloween. For ticket information, call 770-426-4807. 2975 Ring Rd, Kennesaw.
NETHERWORLD Haunted House is a popular Halloween attraction in metro-Atlanta. It has been featured on Good Day Atlanta and recently on Sunday Night Football. Walking through Netherworld Haunted House’s 'The Nightmares', a coimetrophobiac may find the visit extremely threatening as they wind their way through a menacing graveyard rife with supernatural activity. Gothic tombstones and monuments adorn this desolate cemetery, overrun with growth and harboring sinister secrets. Otherworldly eyes gaze down upon you as you seek refuge on the other side. You peer through the fog in hopes of finding some safe retreat, searching for an exit while the very ground beneath your feet conceals horrors you cannot imagine. Netherworld is located at 6624 Dawson Boulevard
in Norcross. For ticket information, call 404-608-2484. Hours: Sun 7–11 p.m.; Mon-Thu 7:30–11 p.m.; Fri-Sat 7 p.m.–12 a.m.
Paranoia Haunted House
Paranoia Haunted House is packed with murdering maniacs, ghostly ghouls, and unexpected horror around every turn. Thursdays: 7-11 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween: 7 p.m.-midnight. $22/ticket or $40/pass. 10895 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. Across from Andretti's Indoor Karting and Games. For more information, call 678-793-1544.
Step aboard the Scary-etta trolley for a spirited 90-minute fully narrated ride through Marietta. The ghost tours are all 90 minutes of thrills and chills based on history and documented accounts of ghostly encounters. There is a walk of about two blocks. $25 (plus tax)/Adults. $12 (plus tax)/Children (12 and under). Limited space. Advance reservations required. For more information, call The Historic Marietta Trolley Co., 770-425-1006.
Mt. Zion UMC Pumpkin Patch
Buy a pumpkin at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, plus stickers, candy and a great photo spot. Through Oct. 16: Sundays-Fridays: 12:30-8:30 p.m. Saturdays: 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17-31: Mondays-Saturdays: 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sundays: 12:20-8:30 p.m. Party in the Patch on Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1770 Johnson Ferry Rd. For more information, call 770-509-2700.
St. Andrew's UMC Pumpkin Patch
St. Andrew United Methodist Church hosts their pumpkin patch for the 26th year. Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and more for purchase. All proceeds from the patch support the Youth Ministry and Missions. 3455 Canton Rd. For more information, call 770-926-3488.
Spooktacular Chase, presented by the estate of Charyn Darby, Oct. 22, 7 a.m. The event is Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia’s signature fundraising event, formerly known as “Race to See, Spooktacular Chase,” and features a timed 5K (Peachtree Road Race qualifier) and a 1K walk at Cobb Park, which is across from Campbell High School, 2776 Sanford Road, Smyrna. Held the same weekend as the Fall Jonquil Festival in the heart of Smyrna, the event will also include a Spooktacular Supper and Silent Auction the night before the race. Participants can register at active.com. For more information, call 770-432-7280.
Dark Forest: Tales and Poems From the Brothers Grimm
Kennesaw State University will have Dark Forest: Tales and Poems From the Brothers Grimm by John Gentile, directed by Gentile and Henry Scott, Oct. 22-23, 8 p.m. Dark Forest celebrates the bicentennial of the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm by returning the stories to their original power and magic. Tickets start at $12. Howard Logan Stillwell Theater, Wilson Building, 1000 Chastain Road, Building 31, Kennesaw. For more information, call 770-423-6650 or email email@example.com_.
Halloween Trunk or Treat
St James' Episcopal Church will have Halloween Trunk or Treat in the Parish Hall parking lot following the Wednesday Night Supper on Oct. 26. Participants can come in costume and trick or treat from car-to-car, play Halloween games and win prizes for best decorated vehicle. 161 Church St., Marietta. For more information, call 770-428-5841.
Town Center Trick or Treat
On Oct.31, Halloween night, Town Center at Cobb will present a mall-wide candy trick-or-treat event and its annual Boo Bash on the upper level JCPenny wing from 6 to 8 p.m.
Boo Bash activities will include giveaways, a bounce house, face painting and balloon artists. The activities and giveaways are free to Kidgit members, while non-members can join for $5.
The trick-or-treating event will include Radio Disney hosting the costume parade and playing Disney hits in the Center Court; a costume contest; and Halloween photos available for purchase. Stores giving out candy will be marked with an orange pumpkin sign in the store window.
The mall is located at 400 Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw. For more information, call 770-424-9486.
Halloween at Huckleberry Holler
Huckleberry Holler in the north Georgia mountains offers family fun for all ages that you can't find in the metro area. Located in Ellijay, the attraction offers a corn maze, pumpkin patch, cow train, slinger swing, tube swing, hay mountain, pony rides, Raptor slide, corn bounce house, tire climb, Shipwreck Island, a corn cannon, an apple sling shot, and hay rides.
You can wander through the enormous pumpkin patch with many varieties to choose from, including Gladiator, Alladains, Eloganted, Bumpkins and Pie pumpkins. There are pumpkins weighing over 1,000 pounds perfect for family photos!
Oct. 29 your kids can enjoy a 1,000-pound pumpkin "drop" and Halloween egg 'haunt-ing' by flashlight.
The Halloween attractions continued through Oct. 31. Thursday-Friday 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday 6 p.m.-Witching Hour. Special hours Oct. 30-31 6 p.m.-Witching Hour.
General Admission is $10.
Huckleberry Holler is located at 165 Soccer Field Dr. in Ellijay. For more information, call 706-276-3535.