From preparing for the onslaught of trick-or-treaters, dreaming up the best Halloween costume or decorating the house, Halloween is an exciting holiday for the whole family. No Halloween is complete without a visit to a spooky Halloween festival to get you out in the fall air and enjoying the fiendish festivities. With delicious treats, costume contests, carnival rides, and haunted house displays these festivals offer something for everyone and here are some of the best festivals to visit this spooktacular season
The Fairborn Zombie Walk and Halloween Festival
For a weekend-long family fun fest, the Fairborn festival in Ohio offers a variety of Halloween activities. Be sure to dress your best for the spooktacular Halloween parade where you and the family can join the fun and also find plenty of great food, face painting and a costume contest on offer.
For the more dramatic you can join the annual nighttime zombie walk where the entire family can get a spooky makeover and join the crowd as you wander the town while giving your best zombie performances. The zombie walk is a lot of fun and kids are sure to enjoy the fun and games of pretending to be a zombie. The festival also has plenty of great food trucks and live music
Salem Haunted Happenings
Salem Massachusetts knows how to pull off a great Halloween and the haunted happenings festival is no exception. With a collection of terrifying tours, you will get to see the best of Salem’s haunted history. If you are feeling sporty you can also join the haunted 5k race where runners don their best witch costumes for the race. The psychic fair and witches market offers tarot readings and a magical marketplace filled with enchanted objects. Adults should be sure to check out the Broomstick Beer Flight while kids enjoy a spooky Salem hayride.
Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party
The happiest place on earth takes holidays seriously, especially Halloween! Starting in mid-October, Disneys magic kingdom park in Florida offers a costume parade where kids and parents alike can dress up as their favorite Disney and Halloween characters.
Younger kids might enjoy the Halloween storybook circus where some of their favorite characters act out some of the spookiest tales. At night the skies light up with the Halloween fireworks display and you can join the Sanderson Sisters for a ‘Hocus Pocus’villain spectacular. This festival is very family orientated and fun-packed.