Spooky Season Is Here

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com

DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — After an unbearably hot summer (that seems to have trailed all the way from May to October), it is finally starting to feel like fall in DeKalb County. For a lot of people that means thick sweaters, flannel shirts, and lots of other autumn accessories, but for me, it signifys that my favorite holiday, Halloween, is just around the corner. 

It's time for "spooky season" when you'll find more classic horror movies on television than regular shows (fingers crossed that I'll catch a marathon of the "Halloween" movies on SyFy), go out to a haunted house, and most importantly, eat more candy than you ever imagined possible. For DeKalb County residents, there's plenty going on for the Halloween festivities. 

Here's a list of Halloween events across the area (subject to change + being updated as they come in)

  • The Family Fun Fall Fest will be held on Saturday, October 12 at Fyffe Town Park from 11am to 6pm. All proceeds benefit The Long Ranch 4 Boys and The Father's House. 
  • Rainsville Technology Institute's  (RTI) Great Pumpkin Run will begin at 8am in the RTI Parking Lot on Saturday, October 19.
  • Ghost Fest, a day dedicated to local music and the Halloween season, will be held at the DeKalb Theatre on Saturday, October 19 beginning at 3pm. $10 at the doors.
  • Spookapalooza Weekend at DeSoto State Park will be held on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at the state park. The full schedule of events will be published closer to time of the event.
  • Moon Lake's Harvest Festival will be held at 4pm on Saturday, October 26 at Moon Lake Elementary with free admission. Carnival games, food, Bingo and a hay ride will be included.
  • Crossville Trunk-R-Treat on Thursday, October 31 from 5pm to 8pm at Crossville Town Park
  • Geraldine Trunk-R-Treat on Thursday, October 31 beginning at 5pm. Free hot dogs and drinks will be served.
  • RTI Trunk or Treat will be held from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, October 31 in the RTI Parking Lot
  • The Fort Payne Parks and Recreation will present Halloween in the Park on Thursday, October 31 at 5pm in the city park. The event will include a mystery maze, photo booth, games, prizes and candy. The Pavilion of Oddities will be featured, but could contain activities that could be scary for younger children.
  • The Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Halloween Block Party from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, October 31. The event will be held from 1st Street North to 5th Street North in downtown Fort Payne. 
  • The City of Rainsville will host their annual Trunk-R-Treat on Thursday, October 31.

If you don't see your event here, please submit yours to zach@southerntorch.com!