Halloween traditions run deep at Powell Gardens. Mark your calendar for these favorites:
Spooktacular: October 18 & 19
Spooktacular is a favorite tradition for families with young children. Storybook characters come to life in skits throughout the Gardens, which are decorated with creatively carved Jack-O-Lanterns. Children are invited to wear a costume and bring a trick-or-treat bag for a spooktacular time! Refreshments are served following the tour.
Section I, Friday, October 18, tour times start at 6:30 p.m.
Section II, Saturday, October 19, tour times start at 6 p.m.
$12/Adults, $9/kids ages 5-12, $5/kids ages 3-4
$9/Members, $7/Member’s kids ages 5-12, $5/kids ages 3-4Register and buy tickets by October 14.
Jack-O-Lantern Walk: Dusk-9 p.m. October 20
Take a self-guided walk through the Gardens by the eerie light of uniquely carved Jack-O-Lanterns for a spectacular evening of Halloween fun. No reservations required. Regular Garden admission applies. Note: Cafe Thyme will serve chili (including a vegetarian version) for $4 a bowl or $2 for children from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more.
Scarecrows in the Gardens: October 1-31
What would a garden be without someone to ward off the crows? Each October Powell Gardens displays Midwestern creativity with a display of scarecrows made by staff, volunteers and members of the public.
See details about the 2013 contest here.