Thursday, October 22, 2015

With Halloween right around the corner, you might be thinking that is is too late to pick a fresh pumpkin for your home or to visit a haunted house for a good scare. I am here to tell you that it is definitely not too late! You have plenty of time and several options for getting into the Halloween spirit! Visiting the local pumpkin patch or attending Auburn University's 27th Annual Pumpkin Carve is the perfect way bring in the Fall and celebrate the upcoming holiday. Below, I've include some great attractions for you to check out with your friend and family. If you have any questions about the following events, please call (334) 887-8747 or email Happy fall to all! 

Trick or Treating 
Downtown Trick or Treat and neighborhood trick or treating will both be held the night of Thursday, October 29, due to the Auburn High School home football game on Friday, October 30, and the Auburn University home football game on Saturday, October 31. This change allows Auburn Police Division to focus on the safety of trick or treaters as well as football fans. Downtown Trick or Treat and trick or treating in neighborhoods will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information, call (334) 501-7266 or visit  

27th Annual Pumpkin Carve
On October 30, The Auburn University Chapter of The American Institute of Architecture Students is hosting its 27th Annual Pumpkin Carve on Friday, October 30, in the newly renovated and re-designed Dudley Courtyard. Pumpkin Carve began as a studio project twenty-seven years ago and has now turned into one of the most celebrated events within the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at Auburn University. Architecture students invite all students, as well as community members of all ages, to gather in the courtyard of Dudley Hall to carve pumpkins. Carving will begins at 9 a.m. The pumpkins will be illuminated and judging will begin at 6:00 p.m. In regards to parking, after 5 p.m., visitors can park in the South Quad Parking Deck on Lem Morrison Drive. and Duncan DriveClick here for more information about this event.

9 a.m. - Carving Begins
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
6 p.m. - Pumpkins Lit + Judging Begins
7 p.m. - Pumpkin Carving, Silent Auction, Costume Contest and Raffle Winners Announced
8 p.m. - Auction of Pumpkins

All Day Events
*Costume Contest: College students, kids, faculty, and visitors are encouraged to come carve a pumpkin in their Halloween costumes. Upon arrival, costume contest participants can take a picture in front of a designated wall. All the photos will be judged and winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Winners must be present to receive a prize.
*Aubie: Aubie will be in attendance at various times throughout the day
*Refreshments: Though hot dogs and hamburgers will be served at lunch, CADC Organizations will be selling snacks, treats, and beverages all day long. 

Pumpkin Patch
If you’re looking for a fun time out with friends or family, Farmer in The Dell Pumpkin Patch is the place for you! At Farmer in the Dell, you can pick your pumpkins right off the vine, enjoy the hay bale play area, pick sunflowers, ride the hay ride, dig in the corn trough, and purchase farm grown mums and raw honey. In addition, there will be cute farm animals to see. To view the hours of 
operation, click here.

Haunted Farms/Hayrides
Sleepy Hallow Haunted Farm
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm will be on October 24, 30 and 31st from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. As of this year, Sleepy Hallow is offering two new attractions: The Haunted Hayride and Haunted Maze. These two, coupled with the Haunted House, will definitely make for one scary night! Those who dare to be scared will also enjoy free hot chocolate and a free petting zoo. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Chick-Fil-A in TigerTown and Chick-Fil-A on Magnolia Avenue will be supplying $5 coupons for the farm, so be sure to pick one up before you come out. Coupons are available every Friday and Saturday in October. Sleepy Hallow Haunted Farm is located at 929 County Road 14, Auburn, AL 36830. For more information, call 334.750.2591 or visit

Fields of Fear
Grab your friends and loved ones, and come take a ride on a dark and creepy trail in the heart of the Eagle Creek community in Dadeville…if you dare!  What really lurks in the deep hollows of the woods in Central Alabama? Are you brave enough to meet face-to-face with some of the scariest legends in flesh and blood? On your tour, you’ll encounter horrible things that will make your skin crawl and you’ll see things that will be etched in your memory for years to come. Bring someone you can hold tight because when you dare to venture down the Fields of Fear Hayride, the last thing you want is to be alone. Fields of Fear is located at 503 Freeman Road, Dadeville, AL 36853. Click here to learn more about this horror of a hayride.

Pope’s Haunted Farm
This haunted attraction is one of the largest in the southeast! Events include a haunted hayride, haunted barn, haunted forest, and new Zombie Paintball Safari. Over 40 live actors for each event is sure to scare you this year! Open every Friday and Saturday through October 31, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST, and on Thursday, October 29, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST. Ticket costs vary according to which attractions you want to participate in. One attraction costs $13 and a combination of three attractions costs $30. The Zombie Paintball Safari is $20. Directions and additional information about Pope’s Haunted Farm can be found by calling (706) 566-7766 or visiting  

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