Eight Family Friendly Halloween Events in Lee County
Halloween is not only the spookiest, but also the best time of the year (according to popular opinion)! There’s nothing better than dressing up in your favorite costume, devouring handfuls of candy, and spending time with your friends, family, and furry companions. Halloween activities can be hard to keep up with, so we’ve organized a list of eight family friendly Halloween events in Lee County by date to make it easy on you!
Southern Union State Community College is the place to be in Opelika on October 21st! Stop by and see if you can ride the mechanical bull for eight seconds or score a hole-in-one at putt putt golf. Conquer your fear of heights by climbing the rock wall. If competitions are for you, try to beat another team in cornhole. If you work up an appetite, you’ll find food trucks scattered across the property. The Trunk or Treat is perfect for filling up your candy bucket. The event will be held on the green space at the college and will require a canned good for admission. This event is less than five miles from Harris Doyle’s Opelika community, The Mill, so stop by and check out these new Opelika townhomes while you are out.
Halloween Enchanted Forest Hike
Halloween Enchanted Forest is organized by The Kreher Preserve & Nature Center and will happen on October 22 & 23 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. This miraculous hike will take you through a forest full of your favorite costumed woodland friends. Each group departs every 10 minutes, and the walk lasts around fifty minutes. Bring a flashlight and a contribution for the local food bank so you can receive a cup of hot chocolate for your trek. Seven dollars will get you into the forest, so this event is a steal! Did we mention the Enchanted Forest is only seven minutes from our Southside community? Swing in and see us after you finish up your hike.
The Great Pumpkin Splash
If you are a water lover looking for a fun spin on pumpkin picking this is the event for you! Have you ever seen a floating pumpkin patch? If not, here’s your chance. Opelika SportsPlex pool is hosting a Great Pumpkin Splash on October 22nd from 6 pm – 8 pm! This event is only open to children ages six to twelve and costs four dollars a person. The pumpkins will be positioned in the pool at varying depts, so everyone has a chance to collect a pumpkin based on swimming capabilities. You will be able to take your pumpkin home, so pick the best one for decorating. Place your newly decorated pumpkin on your porch in our Brentwood neighborhood located a short distance from Opelika.
Friday Fright Night Moves – Kiesel Park
There’s nothing better to get you in Halloween mode than a spooky movie! Well on October 22nd, from 6:15 pm – 9:30 pm, Kiesel Park in Auburn has you covered. The Fright Night Movie will be Hocus Pocus, which is rated PG, and will start at 6:15 pm! If you’re not afraid, stay for Seven, which is rated R! Don’t forget to pack your chairs and blankets so you can get cozy. There will be snacks for the family incase anyone gets the munchies during the show. This free event is only thirteen minutes from Mimms Trail, a Harris Doyle community.
VCOM Trunk or Treat
When VCOM students aren’t studying to save lives, they’re passing out candy to the public! This trunk or treat is a little different than most and COVID-friendly. Stop by the VCOM-Auburn parking lot on October 26th from 6 pm – 8 pm for all the sugary treats. For this Auburn Halloween event, you’ll stay in your car and drive around to get your favorite candy. Harris Doyle’s Club Creek, Sawgrass, and Augusta communities can be found down the road from VCOM’s Trunk or Treat event, making this event even sweeter.
RCEA Howl-oween Pet Parade
Calling all Auburn and Opelika pet lovers! This year’s RCEA Howl-oween Pet Parade will take place on October 31st from 2 pm – 4 pm at Ogletree Village in Moore’s Mill! Lee County Humane Society will be partnering with Rape Counselors of East Alabama to raise money for each organization. Adoptable pets will be featured in the parade, but for twenty dollars, any pet and owner can participate. We believe there’s nothing cuter than a pup in a Halloween costume, but our community, The Townes at Moore’s Mill Club, being a mile away makes the day even better. To top it off, kids can participate in the Trunk-r-Treat event also.
Hill’s Trunk or Treat
Calling all pet lovers…again. If you’re looking for a Halloween event that is safe for pets and family, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and Auburn SAVMA’s “Trunk-For-Treats” fits your needs. Hill’s Pet Nutrition is this year’s sponsor, and all proceeds ($5 admission) will go towards the Good Sam Fund. Swing by the College of Veterinary Medicine on October 31st from 2 pm – 4 pm with your pets dressed for the costume contest! Dog treats and candy will be passed out along with soft drinks. You and your furry friend will be close to home if you live in our Woodward Oaks neighborhood, which is just ten minutes from the college.
2021 Downtown Auburn Trick or Treat
The City of Auburn along with the Downtown Merchants Association is hosting this year’s Downtown Auburn Trick-Or-Treat on October 31st from 6 pm – 8 pm! Retail and dining locations will be passing out candy and other treats while DJ Ozz delivers the music. Enjoy balloon animals, birds of prey, a firetruck, and Aubie all in one night. There will be a costume contest, so make sure your costume is the best one of the nights Once the fun is over, head back home to Harris Doyle’s Farmville Lakes community, located ten miles from downtown.
Harris Doyle Homes hopes you have a fun and safe Halloween this year! Lee County is the perfect place to settle down, raise a family, and attend community events. We’d love to help by building your new construction home in Auburn or Opelika. Click here to see our many floorplan options, which could fit any family. We also have spec homes that are move-in ready or close to completion. You can view those here.