During the Halloween season, there are many activities in the Savannah area for young and old to celebrate the holiday from visiting pumpkin patches to being scared at haunted attractions.
Scarecrow Stroll and Beggar’s Night
Downtown Hinesville is having the Annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggar’s Night on Friday, October 30th with events running from 5pm to 7pm. Families can enjoy scarecrow building, hayrides, candy stations , bounce houses and other family entertainment. There is also a costume contest for the little ones.
Alee Temple Terror Plantation Haunted House
Every Halloween the Shriners produce the Alee Temple Terror Plantation Haunted House in Savannah. The haunted attraction features zombies, creatures and more. They boast that in 2014, nearly 500 people were too scared to finish the tour of the haunted house! All proceeds of the haunted attraction go to the Alee Shriners.
Panic in the Pen
Panic in the Pen is Savannah’s newest Halloween scary attraction. The haunted house takes place in the abandoned Chatham County Jail! There are four levels of extreme terror from zombie attacks to a medical floor to a kitchen with the frights to be explored for those that dare. The proceeds from the attraction benefit Wounded Warrior Project and Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 876.
For adults, River Street in Downtown Savannah has the Third Annual Crawl-O-Ween on Saturday, October 31st. This is a Halloween pub crawl event with food and drink specials, costume contests, entertainment and much more. The fun goes from 7pm to midnight.
You cannot talk about spooky Halloween events and not mention that actual haunted houses in the Savannah area. Savannah is always included in the Top Ten “Spookiest” cities in America list. Last year, Savannah was listed as the Spookiest city in Top Tenz, Homes.com and Conde’ Nast Traveler just to name a few. Tourists from around the world come to visit the city and look for paranormal activities.
There are many walking tours in Savannah that focus on the haunted sites and perfect for locals and tourist alike to find out chilling historical tidbits about the city. As a tourist, you can just wander around the many squares and come across a house or building that has some type of haunted or paranormal story. The Hampton Lillibridge House, built in 1796, has numerous haunted stories from patrons and residents. The Moon River Brewing Company staff and customers have many stories about their paranormal experiences in the building. One of the most famous “haunted” house is the Mercer House which was made even more infamous by the book and then the movie of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”. The Bonaventure Cemetery is one of the most famous and beautiful cemeteries in Savannah, but if you are looking for haunted places, don’t miss out on the Colonial Park Cemetery, built near the sites of many of the tragic events in Savannah’s history.
Whatever you do to celebrate the Halloween season, Stop N Stor wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!