Halloween in Birmingham

On the night of Halloween and throughout the month of October, there are several events residents and visitors can enjoy. Most of which are for teens and adults but there are a few events focused toward families with young children.

Atrox Factory

Just eighteen miles east of Birmingham is the largest Halloween event in the Southeast. Located at 1104 Parkway Drive, it is a mile long stretch of horror movie madness. What would happen if you were in a horror movie? How would you actually react? Well, here is your chance to find out. They will have guest appearances by Derek Meres who played Jason in the Friday the 13th movies, Tony Todd who played in Candyman, Chris Carnel who played the miner in My Bloody Valentine 2009, and others. Tickets range from $13.00 to $15.00. Parking is free. The Atrox Factory is open every October. Check the website for schedules.

Sloss Fright Furnace

Listed one of the top 100 most haunted places in the United States, it is no surprise that it would be host to a haunted house each October. This event is where paranormal activity meets an amusement park setting. Some of the attractions includes a 3D maze in frightvision, a water tower junkyard, a swamp room, a black hole, and more. There is even a zombie attack, bug room, a hillbilly attack, and a sewer room. Tickets are $15 a person and includes admission to the Trail and Roadkill Cafe. Groups of thirteen people or more only have to pay $12 per person.

Boo at the Zoo

Are you looking for an alternative to trick-or-treating? Have the whole family dress up in costumes this Halloween and head out to the Birmingham Zoo each weekend in October. This Halloween event is October 31 and starts at 5:00 pm and is packed full of fun until 9:00 pm. Your family can ride the Ghastly Carousel or even the Grave Yard Express. Enjoy live performances, Goul Skool, a funhouse, and a trick-or-treat ghost town. Even the animals get in the Halloween spirit with special animal shows and alien reptiles that are out of this world! Admission into Boo at the Zoo is $7.00 per person. This is for members and non-members.

Haunted Fairyland at Tannehill

Since 1991, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has hosted a family-oriented event each year on Halloween. From 11:00am to 3:00pm, you will find train rides, pony rides, magicians, as well as games and activities for children of all ages. Admission is $3.00 but for seniors it is only $2.00 and for children ages 6-11 the cost is only $1.00. Children under the age of 5 have free admission. Tannehill is located at 12632 Confederate Parkway. For more information, visit their website or call 205-477-5711.

Halloween Parties for 21+

Once you have the kids tucked in bed and in the care of a babysitter, you could dress up in your Halloween costume and join the party one of Birmingham’s local clubs. Admission is charged, but the memories are priceless. These parties start around 8:00 pm and typically last until 2:00 am. Below you will find a list of location that were voted among the top ten in adult Halloween events.

* Club Elevations, 2427 5th Avenue, 205-323-7840

* BJCC Sheraton Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard, 205-716-1649

* Hilton Doubletree Hotel, 808 South 20th Street, 205-933-9000

* Zydego, 2001 15th Avenue South, 205-933-1032

* West Blount Spring Fest, 160 Bracken Lane, 205-647-2853

* Tantra, 2015 Highland Avenue, 205-933-1983

* The Olive Tree, 2030 Little Valley Road, 205-823-5825

* The Carver Theatre, 1631 4th Avenue North, 205-254-2731

Moody Oktoberfest

Located 22 miles northeast of Birmingham is Moody Oktoberfest located on Park Avenue in Moody, Alabama. On October 31 or the Saturday closest to Halloween, there will be live music, karaoke contests, pets and people costume contests, and over 50 vendors that will have arts and crafts and food. Admission is free and is from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Kids absolutely love the Boo at the Zoo. Teens and adults make a point to visit the Atrox Factory. Many single adults frequent nightclubs for their night of Halloween fun. Whatever your Halloween niche is this year, Birmingham, Alabama has something to offer everyone.