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Six things to do in Macon this Halloween weekend that AREN’T partying


It's no secret that Halloween in college campus culture is alight with partying. While that may be a great way to spend the holiday for some, it's not for everyone! Fear not: Macon offers plenty of fun and spooky alternatives to celebrate.

Before heading to the nearest Spirit Halloween and picking up that last-minute Halloween costume for the many parties that are sure to be happening this weekend, you can consider attending some of these exciting alternative events being held in Macon that won’t leave you sleeping through your 8 a.m. class.

1. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

For those who have a fun taste for fashion or want a memorable experience, consider taking a trip to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" being hosted on Saturday at The Grand Opera House beginning at 9 p.m. It’s a Macon tradition to enjoy this “interactive musical experience” with friends for Halloween. Plus, make sure to connect with the cast members and cosplayers in Dr. Frank-N-Further’s Castle who will be adding to the fun experience.

2. "Mercer Haunts"

Bring your friends and enjoy a night of special effects and spooky stories from Mercer University and the Middle Georgia region presented by Mercer’s theater department. The event is located at the Tatnall Square Center for the Arts and is taking place on Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought at 

3. Movies in My Park: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone"

Looking for a night of Halloween nostalgia instead of morning-after regret? On Friday there will be a free showing of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" at Rosa Parks Square at 701 Popular Street from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Even better, Movies in My Park will also be handing out free wizard’s wands to the first 200 guests in attendance.

4. History of the Hill Walking Tour

Presented by Macon Ghosts and Legends Walking Tours, stop by the Hay House on Friday to see an entire neighborhood full of supposedly haunted houses during a guided walking tour at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. This event is perfect for any thrill-seekers looking for a night out with ghosts and scary legends.

5. Hamlin Hill Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

If you’re looking for a wholesome fall activity and up for a bit of a drive, head over to Forsyth with your friends, family or that special someone to pick pumpkins, get lost in the corn maze, pet farm animals and pose for Halloween pictures. Hamlin Hills is open all week from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. 

6. Middle Georgia’s 16th Annual Thriller Parade

Have you ever seen an actual Zombie Halloween Parade? This Saturday is your chance to hang out with the living dead at Hayiya Dance Theater, Inc.'s annual 16th Thriller Parade and Halloween Street event. There will be food, street vendors, musical entertainment, and a Thriller Parade featuring over one hundred zombie performers. The Halloween event will be held at Cherry Street Plaza from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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