Our area offers no shortage of great Halloween events and fall festivals, and this year, Lake Lurleen State Park is getting in on the fun. The “Trick or Treat” event at Lake Lurleen is set for this Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Fall in Tuscaloosa is remarkable sight. And in addition to the plethora of pumpkin spice lattes, and the stunning autumn colors beginning to burst from the trees, there are also some great Halloween destinations you don’t want to miss this month. 

Whether you’re into the spooky frights – like a tour of Tuscaloosa’s most haunted places – or you just want to enjoy a crisp fall day picking pumpkins, these are some of the best places for families to enjoy fall fun in the area.

The City of Tuscaloosa will host a “tech-or-treat” event on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center, located at 2614 University Blvd East.

… and I'll make promises I can't keep to earn your candy. 

It's the most wonderful time of the year. While the college football season has successfully kicked off, bringing hours of exercise for upholstered furniture-bound athletes, the holiday season officially kicked off in October, with the wonderfully wholesome and family-friendly tradition of Halloween.  

Halloween is a time when treat loving ghosts, goblins and characters of all kinds are out for an evening of fun. Parents can make sure that trick-or-treaters of all ages are safe by following these easy safety tips:

The Alabama Panhellenic Association will host its annual Trick-or-Treat on Sorority Row for the Tuscaloosa community from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at UA sorority houses.

The event is for children 12 and younger. Children visit the lawns of sorority houses on Magnolia and Colonial drives for candy and other activities.

Isn’t it great when it starts to (finally) feel like fall? This week offers plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our great city offers. There are a TON of excellent Halloween activities planned, along with wonderful fall festivals. These are just a few of them – if you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Enjoy your week, T-Town. And ROLL TIDE!

Sorority Row Trick or Treat: Oct. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Sorority Row, Magnolia Drive, University of Alabama Campus. Children of Tuscaloosa (ages 12 and younger) are invited to dress up and visit sorority row for candy and games. Costumes are encouraged, but masks are not allowed for this family-friendly event. Hosted by the Alabama Panhellenic Association.

Heroin: The Epidemic Town Hall Meeting: Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. A panel of local experts in addiction treatment and law enforcement will be on hand to discuss the growing heroin epidemic in our area. For more information, and to RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (205) 765-1463 or (205) 535-2689.

A Haunting at the Museum: Oct. 25, 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Alabama Museum of Natural History, UA campus. Is the UA campus haunted? Joint ALMNH and The Gorgas House Museum guides for candlit ghost walks around the Quad, ghostly stories in the Museum and spooky crafts for the kids. Free and fun for all ages. For more information, call (205) 348-7550.

Tech-or-Treat Night at Gateway: Oct. 25, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center (2614 University Blvd East). Hosted by the City of Tuscaloosa. Kids in costume can get treats (candy) and enjoy tech-related items, including virtual coloring books and cell phone accessories. For more information, contact Tuscaloosa 311.

Dr. Katy Drain has been a veterinarian in Tuscaloosa for 15 years.  She graduated from the University of Alabama as an undergraduate and attended Auburn University for her doctorate of veterinary medicine.  Dr. Drain works with all types of pets from cats and dogs (of course!) to pigs and goats, and even some exotics.

Halloween is a spooky time for pets.  There are lots of unfamiliar people milling about in costumes, weird smells and doorbells galore. 

While it may be fun for us (and super fun to put pets in costumes to take photos with pumpkins), it can be scary for them. Here are some of the ways to make Halloween a safe and pleasant holiday for your pet.

If you’ve ever wanted to know the secrets that lie behind some of Tuscaloosa’s most haunted properties, you now have the chance with Haunted Tuscaloosa Tours.

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