Family Activities | Halloween in Savannah

Fright Night for the Family

Plan a Kid-Friendly Halloween in Savannah

These events were designed with the whole household in mind and are a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate the season while in Savannah.

As much fun as a haunted bar crawl might be, it’s important to remember that Halloween is for everyone—including the kiddos! So grab your partner, progeny, and pets, and set out to enjoy some of the best PG playgrounds that the Lowcountry has to offer. You never know, it might even bring out the inner kid in you, as well.

A Dog in a Costume


For the 16th year running, Savannah’s Wag-O-Ween community fundraiser will be in full swing, bringing people and their pups from all over the country this Halloween season.

This family and pet-friendly event takes place in the heart of Downtown and brings with it over 1,000 participants and their furry companions, all ready to strut their spooky stuff.

Humans and their pets alike will be dressed up in Halloween costumes, following a pre-planned trick-or-treat route that will take them to over one-hundred local businesses in the area. Each stop will be giving out both dog and human treats, and the event will culminate with a costume contest, raffle, and photography station.

All funds raised will be donated to help support local animal rescues, subsidize no-barrier community spay and neuter programs, and support community education. So, grab your family and friends and join in on the fun this Halloween.

The event will take place over the weekend of October 23rd and 24th. Don’t miss it.

Scary Pumpkins

Alee Shriners Terror Plantation

Put on by the Alee Shriners of Savannah, this haunted house has made a name for itself by being the scariest attraction in all of the Lowcountry, horrifying both adults and children alike, year after year after year.

Made up of volunteer officers, first responders, veterans, and their friends and families, months of planning and hard work goes into hosting this Halloween haunt, and every new iteration brings with it something new and exciting to honor this timeless tradition.

People come from all over just to sneak a peek, but only few will leave the house the same person they were when they entered. We’d love to tell you more about the kind of terrifying traumas that are waiting to happen within these hallowed halls, but what would be the fun in that? Go see for yourself what all of the talk is about.

Make your way to 100 Eisenberg Dr every Friday and Saturday in October to test what you are made of. BEWARE! While Terror Plantation is considered family-friendly, it is also very scary.

A Hay Ride

Poppell Farms

Poppell Farms has been a time-honored tradition of Savannah natives for over twenty years, offering field trips, fresh produce, and one of the biggest Halloween extravaganzas in the area.

Situated just twenty minutes from downtown Savannah, this real-working farm is a perfect place to bring the whole family, offering a 10-acre corn maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and dozens of other country attractions.

If you have the stomach for it, you can also stay after dark on Friday and Saturday nights to explore the maze by flashlight, or even sign up for the Haunted Trail attraction which, starting October 8th, will take you on a family-friendly frightfest through the Georgia woods.

No matter what you are looking for, a spooky good time or just a fall-friendly attraction, Poppell Farms is a sure fire way for you and yours to enjoy the season.

The farm is open for the fall harvest from October 2nd to the 31st, so head on out to 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop in Odum, GA and let the festivities begin.

A Halloween Jog

Trick or Trot 5K

Looking for a healthy alternative to all of that Halloween candy? Why not sign up for the Trick or Trot 5k! This Savannah staple has been bringing families together for the past few years, offering a day of fun and fitness for adults and kids alike.

Whether you are a newbie to the pavement, a weekend walker, or a marathon marauder, all are welcome to participate in this crisp, 3.1 mile trek through beautiful Whitemarsh Island. Not only will there be plenty of spook to go around, but contestants themselves dress up every year to see who can be the creepiest competitor of them all.

If that wasn’t enough to get you into those dusty running shoes, all of the proceeds will go to benefit local charities and the Georgia Rotary Scholarship Program, so there is no better way to get your Halloween started!

The race will take place at the Islands YMCA on Oct. 30th at 7am. Register now.

A Skeleton with a Pumpkin

Noble Bones Scavenger Hunt

Is fun, safe, and educational more of your family’s style? Well, Savannah has you covered. Join the park rangers at Wormsloe State Historic Site every Saturday in October for the Noble Bones Scavenger Hunt.

Noble Jones and his family of skeletons, the original residents of this historic plantation, have been lost in the park, and now someone has to unravel the clues and find them. Follow along with this virtual scavenger hunt where you unearth skeletons and learn about the history of the park and what it was like being a settler in the 18th century.

All you need is a cell phone and an inquisitive mind and you can be a part of the fun, so bring the whole family and spend the day enjoying one of Savannah's most beautiful sites before you head out on your trick-or-treat excursion. You never know, you might even solve the mystery of Noble Jones along the way.

Are there more than skeletons in these closets? Head on over to 7601 Skidaway Rd to find out.

A Spooky Backdrop

Why Savannah for Halloween?

When it comes to famously haunted cities, few have the inherent charm and accessibility of Savannah, Georgia.

Every year, millions of people visit this Lowcountry hotspot for the culture, history, and notorious good times, leaving it with a long and proud history of being the “Hostess City of the South.”

When standing from one of its manicured downtown squares, it’s hard to imagine that a more beautiful place could exist—but don’t be fooled. Behind that veil of Spanish moss and southern hospitality lies a dark and sordid history that still lingers to this day.

That’s why, from ghostly libations to terror plantations, few places (dis)embody the Halloween spirit as enthusiastically as Savannah, making it a must see stop on your journey through the strange and unusual.

Booking tickets for your Ghost Tour

You can purchase your tickets online or by phone. In either case, you'll receive your tickets immediately via email. You must purchase tickets in advance.