Halloween in the Rocket City: @BuzzHuntsville’s picks for 6 ‘Small’ Scares

Halloween in the Rocket City: @Buzz Huntsville's 6 'Small' Scares for Halloween 2015 via iHeartHsv.com


When you live in a city chock-full of dreamers, with imaginations as immense as Space and potentially an engineering degree to boot, Halloween can be a truly amazing time. With so many Halloween options in the Rocket City, you may find yourself with a creepy calendar conundrum. So, here’s a list, from yours truly @BuzzHuntsville of just a few (6 to be exact!) of the ghoulishly good time gatherings…or ‘small scares’ as this particularly petite astronaut likes to call them… happening around Huntsville, Alabama this October.


1. The Pizza Party Massacre 3: Chippy Lives at Lowe Mill

Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This Chuck E. Cheese inspired (if Chuck were deeply, deeply disturbed) experience is a true Huntsville original. The ‘final’ chapter of the Pizza Party Trilogy at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, reveals that Rock-0-Dream Supreme has been forced to clean up the sauce and play it straight…but robo-fury cannot be contained for long! This show puts the sausage in “Oh my goodness, I never sausage craziness!

Show times at 8 pm, 9 & 10 pm. This show is for mature audiences only.

For more information call Matt Bakula at (256)533-0399.


Pizza Party Massacre at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment in Huntsville, AL via iHeartHsv.com

Photo courtesy of Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment


2. BOOtanica at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Saturday, October 24: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Appropriate for specters of all sizes, BOOtanica features games and activities along with face painting, pumpkins for the kids and a Parade of Costumes at 11 am. Enjoy a hayride through the Scarecrow Trail and visit the Sorghum Maze!

For more information call Tamara Huron at (256)830-4447 ext. 241 or thuron@hsvbg.org.


Scarecrow Trail at Huntsville Botanical Garden in Huntsville, Alabama via iHeartHsv.com

“These guys may scare a crow or two, but they seem alright to me”


3.The Zombie Kids Carnival at the Historic Lowry House 

Friday, October 30: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

By my estimation the name of this event features the triumvirate of terrifying; zombies, carnivals and kids! Turns out, the only thing scary about this party is if you haven’t been there before. These “zombie kids” get that way via a combination of old fashioned games like bobbing for apples, a little creative face painting and a zombie dance party. I imagine it’s a very slow dance party but a dance party nonetheless.

For more information call the Historic Lowry House at (256) 489-9200.


4. EarlyWorks Halloween Bash at Alabama Constitution Village

Friday, October 30: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Don your devilishly adorable duds at the EarlyWorks Halloween Bash and join the folks at Alabama Constitution Village for some Halloween games, crafts, and a little bit of treating (hold the tricks.) Don’t forget to bring your trick-or-treating buckets or bags for this safe Halloween fun, perfect for all ages.

Admission is only $5.00 ($4.00 for members) for little ghosts and goblins, adults are free!

Call 256-564-8110 or 256-564-8122 to purchase tickets!


EarlyWorks Halloween Bash at Alabama Constitution Village in Huntsville, Alabama via iHeartHsv.com

Photo courtesy of EarlyWorks Family of Museums



5. Spooktacular Science Halloween GLOW Party at Sci-Quest

Saturday, October 31: 10:00 am – 4:00pm

Sci-Quest is so ready for Halloween, they’re not going to wait for the sun to start going down before they start getting down with some glow! Join them as they explore all things “glow” at this family-friendly party. They’ll be serving up luminescent liquids, playing with glowing gear, and even exploring a black light maze! (There’s no way you’re losing me in there…you know, white suit.)

Costumed guests will also get a 3D printed glowing gift. So, dress up and head down to Sci-Quest for some spooktacular fun! Activities included with general admission.

For more information call Sci-Quest at (256) 837-0606


6. Spooky Space Spectacular at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Saturday, October 31st – 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Join the Rocket Center as they host their second annual Halloween Spooky Space Spectacular. This fun-filled event takes place in the Saturn V Hall. If that wasn’t reason enough to go, it also includes a costume contest, hands-on science activities and more. The Space Shot and G-Force simulators are also part of the fun, weather permitting. (Hold up! I’ll tell you what won’t be simulated; my tears of JOY!)
The cost is $20 for a family of up to five or $5 per person.

For more information visit rocketcenter.com



Now that you have a small sampling of all there is to do this Halloween in Huntsville, you better get busy on your costume, looks like you’re certainly gonna need it! Choose something that speaks to you. You know, a super hero or a tuber hero, like yours truly. (Look it up! We’re in big demand on Mars.)


@BuzzHuntsvilles Halloween costume via iHeartHsv.com

“Buzz Spud”



Which iHeartHsv blogger wrote this?

BuzzHuntsville with an inflatable model of the Space Launch System (SLS)

Buzz Huntsville currently serves as Chief Communications Officer for his internal hopes and dreams. He has been tweeting about the awesomeness of life in the Rocket City since early January 2014. Buzz is perhaps best known for his unhealthy obsession with all things Space. He enjoys tweet-stalking NASA, covertly attending local events where he shamelessly tweets selfies and long walks on the Moon.

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