Get Your Spook On: Our Halloween Events Guide is Here!
Oct 25, 2012 09:32PM
● By Anonymous
It’s a Halloween tradition around Annapolis. This year’s concert features Maxwell’s haunting organ along with over 100 midshipmen performing selections from Bach’s Toccata, the Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter, the Ride of the Valkyries, and much, much more. Tickets are tough to come by, so call the box office before showing up: 410-293-9497.
If you’re still in need of a pumpkin to spook up your doorstep, check out St. Martin’s Pumpkin Patch. All proceeds go to benefit the Lighthouse Shelter, and you can let your little ones run around, decorate their own pumpkin, get in on some crafts, and enjoy the food and music.
If you’re looking for a different way to celebrate the holiday without forcing high fructose corn syrup down your child’s throat (and yours…admit it…we all get in on the sugar action), look into Greenstreet Gardens’ Fall Festival. Beyond the pumpkin decorating, hay rides, and everything else, they have a moonlit maze that we’re obsessed with. You’ll find us there this weekend.
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If your little one is too young for trick or treating but still wants to get in on the action, Westfield Annapolis Mall is having a Spooktacular event with face painting, basket decorating, and can trick or treat around the mall. You’ll know it’s safe, and you can get some window shopping done at the same time.
If your neighborhood isn’t the best for trick or treating, come by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis for a Trunk or Treat. Friends and volunteers will have decorated the trunks of their cars to allow kids to get their spook on, as well as their candy fix. The UUCA is still looking for volunteers, in case you don’t want your kids to have all the fun…
If your trick or treater is more of a tricky teenager, you might consider dropping him or her off at the Doomsday Asylum Haunted House at Bowie Baysox Stadium. They’ll scream, run around, possibly cry a little, but at least it won’t be at the dinner table.
For the Adults:
Let me just start out by saying that a Halloween party like this one comes around once in a lifetime. Maryland Live! Casino is hosting “All Hallows Live,” where you can play the slots, have a costume contest, and best of all, see Mini Kiss, a Kiss cover band made up of little people.
Fado is partying like it’s the end of the world, but since Halloween falls on a weeknight, they’re doing it a little early. They’re having five separate costume contests and featuring a Newcastle Werewolf beer. There’s no cover, and the party starts at 9pm.
We’ve never had a bad time at the Sly Fox, and so we’re banking on this event to be worth dressing up like a sexy honey badger. They have drink specials going on Tuaca, Jack Daniels, and Finlandia Crush.
Stan and Joe’s Scary-oke
On Halloween proper, Stan and Joe’s is putting on a “Scary-oke” from 9-1, so you can belt “Thriller” and “Monster Mash” and all the other Halloween favorites. They’re also having a costume contest and $2.75 Natty Boh drink specials. Natty Boh is a great alternative to Halloween candy, when you really think about it.