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Five Spooky Things to Do in Macon This October

Graphic designed by Claire Hammond.
Graphic designed by Claire Hammond.

October is a time for spooky stories and fun, mischievous nights. During this month you may want to take part in every terrifying attraction you can. Macon has a lot to offer in the scariest month of the year to keep those Halloween spirits high. Here are five spooky things to do in Macon.

1.Riverside Cemetery: Spirits in October

This event is a guided tour of the cemetery that includes several volunteers in costume who tell the stories of those buried there. The tours run from Oct. 18-21 and 25-28. The tours cost $15 per person and are held from 6-8 p.m.

2. Nevermore Haunted Hills Trail

This year’s Haunted Hills Trail will be the last one of the tour’s six years in the Macon community. The event is hosted by the Museum of Aviation. This event is a haunted house like attraction. The tour includes a haunted attic that guests can go through. The event takes place Oct. 19-31 from 8-11 p.m. A ticket to go through both the haunted trail and attic is $22. All proceeds go to operations and education at the Museum of Aviation.

3. The Haunted Montrose

The Haunted Montrose is a professional haunted house in east Macon. This house includes actors in scary costumes and a series of attractions meant to terrify guests. There is a scare-free zone for those who want to rest or are faint-hearted. Tickets range from $16 to $32 depending on the day you attend. The house is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 7-11 p.m. and on Sundays from 7-10 p.m. They will also be open Halloween Night from 7-11 p.m.

4. Thriller Parade

The Thriller Parade is a free event on Oct. 26 on Cherry Street Plaza across from the Sports Hall of Fame downtown. This event will feature a series of dancers, musicians and vocalists as well as over 100 zombies dancing to Michael Jackson's “Thriller.” The dance performance will begin at 9 p.m. and there will be a block party afterward with a DJ.

5. Movie Night on the River

On Friday Oct. 13, Riverside Cemetery Conservancy will host a showing of “Hocus Pocus.” Guests to the event can dress up in their scariest costume and lay with the cemetery spirits during the showing. The event is free and the showing will begin at 8:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and coolers.

There are many spooky things to do in October. Macon is home to many attractions that will satisfy any thrill seeker and general lover of all things scary.


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