Halloween is just around the corner, but if you aren’t sure what you want to do, there’s plenty the Tri-Cities have to offer.
For those with children or younger siblings, trunk or treats will be scattered across the city. Though if you’re looking for something different, Touch a Truck Trunk or Treat will be held at the Memorial Park Community Center on Oct. 27 from 6-7 p.m.
This attraction will offer candy as well as a hands-on experience to explore trucks, emergency response vehicles, and heavy machinery, all within a safe and friendly environment.
The traditional trunk or treats will still be available and will be held at various churches on the day of Halloween. Harrison Christian Church will begin theirs at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 and will offer free hot dogs, games, hay rides, a photo booth and, of course, candy.
For those interested in the spooky history of the Tri-Cities, Appalachian Ghost Walks will provide lantern-led tours. The guides will tell the tales of the legends, horrors and hauntings located in each venue.
Historic Jonesborough and ETSU are just two locations offered for the ghost walks. The lists for other tours are provided online, as well as tickets and discounts for those interested in taking multiple tours.
Other haunted attractions can be found across the Tri-Cities. The Haunted Forest in Elizabethton is just down the road from campus and will have a haunted hay ride and a bonfire for marshmallow roasting.
In Boones Creek, Camp Blood hosts haunted hillbillies and dead rednecks. Open Thursday-Saturday, beginning at 9 p.m., the horror steps out of the shadows. For “The Walking Dead” fans, this venue is sure to make you feel like you’re on set.
For traditional purposes, corn mazes are offered throughout the Tri-Cities. Though many corn mazes offer a haunted maze, Hartman’s Corn Maze and Zombie Paintball Hunting puts a spin on the usual event. With 8 acres of maze and several twists and turns, zombies will be around every corner to scream at and shoot.
Fender’s Farm in Jonesborough is also home to a corn maze and several haunted attractions and activities, including the Insane Inn, the Field of Screams and Redneck Zombie Paintball.
Typically, people have to go out of town for haunted houses, but just up the street in Bluff City is the Funhouse, a haunted attraction filled with clowns. Especially with the recent clown sightings, this attraction is sure to scare.