The air is crisp, the cider is hot, the pumpkins are carved, the costumes are picked out, the boots are on, the sweater is buttoned...and you are looking for some fall fun! Well you're in luck, because here is a list of 20 fun things to do to celebrate fall and Halloween right here in Putnam County this month! (Click the orange text below to be linked to more info.)
Visit Gritt’s Fall Fun Farm throughout the month of October to celebrate autumn and Halloween with pumpkins, wagon rides, apple shooting, a corn maze and so much more. Check out their Facebook page for a list of special events including Art Day (Oct 20), a Jack O Lantern Walk (Oct. 26-28), Trick or Treating (Oct. 26), and a Pumpkin Smash (Nov 3).
Trunk or Treat
Be sure to check out your favorite local church for special trunk or treat events. Churches throughout Putnam County are offering safe and fun experiences for kiddos in our community. Some churches offering trunk or treat events include Buffalo Church of the Nazarene (10/24), Winfield United Methodist (10/24), Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene (10/27), Ascension Catholic Church (10/28), Hurricane Church of Christ (10/28), and Buffalo Church of God (10/31).
Fear on the Farm
You’ll have a frightfully good time at Fear on the Farm. They offer a haunted house, haunted trail, escape games, a ghost tour, zombie laser tag, live music events, and more. Visit their Facebook page or website for more information.
Bear Wood Fairy Trail
Enjoy a stroll through this magical fairy trail this fall. The young and young at heart will enjoy discovering nearly 100 fairy doors hidden along this trail. The doors were painted by local artists and cut and designed by Bear Wood Company. The trail begins just above the lower pond, passes under the covered bridge, and ends at the uncovered bridge.
Winfield Dairy Freeze
Ok, so this isn’t an event…but it is worth a trip! If you are looking for the best homemade pumkin rolls around, you’ll want to stop by Winfield Dairy Freeze to get this sweet seasonal treat!
Tri County YMCA
October 19th at 6pm
Join the Tri County YMCA for a "boo"tiful evening. This free community event will include games, dancing, a costume contest, a haunted hallway, and of course candy!
The Haunting Party Murder Mystery Dinner
Sleepy Hollow Country Club
October 19th at 7pm
Get ready for a Spooktacular evening at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club as they celebrate Halloween with an amazing Murder Mystery Dinner and show titled, "The Haunting Party". Tickets are $41 for members and $46 for non-members
Buffalo Shopping Center
October 20th, 9am-5pm
This free family friendly event will include music, great food, crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo, apple butter making, kids' inflatables, antiques, a flea market, living history re-enactors & more!
Cinema Weekend-Hotel Transylvania 3
Putnam County Main Library
October 20th and 21st at 2pm
Choose from two showings of this kid-friendly movie, snuggle up, and enjoy some free popcorn!
Princesses, Heroes & Villains in the Valley Trick or Treat
October 20th, 6pm-8pm
Join Putnam Princess Parties and 3P events for their biggest Halloween event ever, featuring over 20 characters! Then stick around for a special showing of Hocus Pocus in the conference center at 8pm. Child tickets: $15, Adult tickets: $10
Almost Havana Halloween Party
Almost Havana Cigar Lounge
October 20th, 6pm-11pm
Wear your costume, and visit Almost Havana for cigar deals, prizes, and raffles.
Halloween in the Stacks
Putnam County Library-Main Branch
October 23rd, 5pm-7pm
Visit the Putnam County Library for their annual Halloween In the Stacks event for games, music, and of course trick-or-treating in the stacks! Be sure to check out the Putnam County Library’s events page on Facebook for a list of Halloween fun at all their branches.
Safe Trick or Treat
October 25th, 6-8pm
Bring your kids and join Marshall Health-Teays Valley for a safe trick or treat event featuring lots of goodies and giveaways.
“Suspecting Madness and Murder” Murder Mystery
Putnam County Library
October 25th, 7pm-8:30pm
Murder and Merriment will amuse and intrigue with a show where you, the audience, solve the mystery. Tickets are limited, and can be purchased at the Main Library for $25. Light appetizers and mocktails will be provided. (PG-13)
October 27th, 9am-2pm
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the Oktoberfest Market! Crafters and vendors will be on hand for you to find something for anyone. Door prizes throughout the day and a 50/50 drawing.
All About Fun’s Halloween Bash
All About Fun
October 27, 5pm to 8pm
Enjoy an full evening of fun with inflatables, pizza, and special guests (Hocus Pocus Sisters, Ghost Busters, and Scooby Doo). Costumes are encouraged. Tickets $4-$14.
22nd Annual Pet Halloween Costume Contest
October 28th, 1pm-4pm
Enter your furry friend in the contest, or come watch the adorable show! All proceeds benefit New Hope Animal Rescue.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Hurricane City Park
October 28th, 3pm-6pm
Hosted by the City of Hurricane. There will be free pumpkins, carving kits and hot chocolate while supplies last!
Be “Leaf” in Yourself Kindermusik Playdate
With So-Kia Clubhouse
At St. John’s United Methodist Church (Scott Depot)
October 29th, 10am
Bring your little ones to enjoy some fall crafts, games, singing and creative play! Registration required.
Mommy & Me Boo!-tiful Fall Flower Arrangement Workshop
October 29th, 6pm-8pm
Dress up in your favorite Halloween get-ups (costumes encouraged, but totally optional), and join Putnam Market for an evening of fun as you create a Halloween/fall themed floral arrangement- a separate area with a Halloween craft for kids will be available. All materials, candy & other sweets, spooky movie, and shopping included - $55 per ticket
Trick or Treat on Main Street
October 30th, 6pm-8pm
Free fun for all ages hosted by the City of Hurricane! Trick or Treat, haunted house, games, story reading, face painting, and special appearances by the WV Ghostbusters and the Hocus Pocus Witches!! 8-15 year olds: Enter to win a chance to have your face transformed at the event by RJ Haddy, a special effects artist best known as a contestant on Syfy's reality show, Face Off.