7 Halloween-Themed Events in Hattiesburg

Halloween-themed events in Hattiesburg

The countdown is on. With just 11 days left until All Saints’ Day, these seven hair-rising Halloween-themed events in Hattiesburg will certainly help you get in the spirit!

The Largest Pumpkin Carving in the Gulf South, Oct. 21

  • About: Get your costume on, gather your “boo-krewe” and head to Keg and Barrel for this family-fun event! There will be carving kits available, but they will be shared among the competitors. So, feel free to bring your own. Carving starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by judging at 7 p.m. Categories include 11 and Younger, 12 and Older, and Professional (as in you brought a power tool).
  • Location: 1315 Hardy St.
  • Drive time from The Belmont: 20 minutes
  • Admission: $10
  • Website: Click here

Zoo Boo, Oct. 22-30

  • About: Kids! Put on your costumes and go wild at the annual Zoo Boo Halloween Party nightly from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Zoo. Admission gets you rides on both the Spook-tacular Express and Carou-Spell. There’s a Monster Mash Dance Party, ghoulish games and so much more!
  • Location: 107 S. 17th
  • Drive time from The Belmont: 17 minutes
  • Admission: Tickets start at $13. Purchase in advance.
  • Website: Click here

The Paper Warehouse Haunted Attraction, Oct. 22-24

  • About: Empty for years, what was once the area’s bustling regional newspaper—Hub City Ledger—is now desolate…and supposedly haunted! About 60 years ago an accident left dozens of employees and visitors dead. Was it an accidental chemical fire or something sinister? This is one of the Halloween-themed events in Hattiesburg not recommended for younger children.
  • Location: 825 Main St.
  • Drive time from The Belmont: 20 minutes
  • Admission: Tickets are $20. Purchase here.

Glow in the Dark Zombie Hunt, Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 29-30

  • About: Get pumped up at Eagle Action Sportz! Pay $15 for 800 glow-in-the-dark gellyballs to defeat the zombies from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Location: 70 Ryner Road
  • Drive time from The Belmont: 17 minutes
  • Admission: Packages start at $40.
  • Website: Click here

Dearly Departed Walking Tour, Oct. 23

  • About: One night only, walk among the dead as they come to life once again to share Hattiesburg history. Costumes are encouraged for a spooky night at Oaklawn Cemetery from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tours take place on the half hour. Masks required.
  • Location: 401 Hardy St.
  • Driving time from The Belmont: 18 minutes
  • Admission: Children ages 12 and younger $10, Adults $15. Purchase here.
  • Website: Click here.

Hattiesburg Halloween Parade, Oct. 28

Halloween Silent Movie, Oct. 31

  • About: Come to Marsh Auditorium for a double feature of old comedy films, “Habeas Corpus” and “The Bell Boy.” See these silent movies like never before as they play out to the haunting sounds of the Holtkamp pipe organ. Played by University of Southern Mississippi School of Music faculty member Douglas Rust at both a 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. showing.
  • Location: 107 Southern Drive
  • Drive time from The Belmont: 15 minutes
  • Admission: Free
  • Website: Click here


After the revelry from these Halloween-themed events in Hattiesburg is said and done, it’s nice to come home to The Belmont! For more community events, news and local spotlights, keep reading our blogs.

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