Halloween in Frederick, MD

Dress up in your favorite costume and bring your family to Frederick to celebrate Halloween! With so many great Halloween events and activities, there is plenty to entertain adults and kids alike. You might even see a ghost or two

Halloween Fun for the Whole Family 


Halloween in Downtown

Scarecrows March on Main - October 14-30

Uniquely decorated scarecrows take over Main Street Middletown every October! Experience these crazy and sometimes creepy creatures that are handmade by Middletown families and businesses. 

Trail of Jack-O-Lanterns - October 8, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

This annual walking Trail of Jack-O-Lanterns at Green Meadows Farm includes pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, along with fire pits, farm shows and an animal barn.  

Trek or Treat - October 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

It's trick or treating, but in the trees! Head to Tree Trekkers for a Halloween experience that's sure to be a thrill for the whole family.

Spirits of the Furnace - October 21

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., Cunningham Falls State Park, and Harriet Chapel present “Spirits of the Furnace” - a guided night tour through the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace and Village​. 

City of Brunswick Downtown Halloween Party & Trunk-or-Treat - October 28

Head to downtown Brunswick for our annual Halloween Party including Trunk-or-Treat, live DJ, and costume contest. 

Canines on the Creek - October 28

Canines on the Creek is a fun, family event sponsored by the local Lions Club that features a doggy and owner Halloween costume contest and parade.​

Halloween in Downtown Frederick - October 28

Halloween in Downtown Frederick is great for families and kids of all ages! Costumes are encouraged, though not required. Trick-or-treat at all your favorite downtown businesses (while supplies last) and enjoy some “ghoulish fun” with kid-friendly activities​

Halloween Fun for the Older Crowd 


Frederick Ghost Tour

Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick - Throughout October

Take a remarkable journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past on this walking tour. True documented stories of the “Paranormal” with "Maryland’s Oldest Operating Ghost Tour."​

Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks - October 13-15, 19-22, 27-29

On the Cemetery Walk at Seton Shrine, experience a guided tour by candlelight, saints and martyrs come to life and reflect upon the “Last Things”: death, judgment, heaven and hell.

Haunted History at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine - October 14, 21, 28-29

On the tour, staff and volunteers from the Museum will share stories of Civil War embalmers, the building’s most infamous tenants, and their first-hand accounts of paranormal activity that has given the building its creepy reputation. 21+ event

Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour - October 14, 21, 28

Explore scandalous, nefarious, and unbelievable moments from Frederick's past on this tour hosted by Heritage Frederick. Stories include bootlegging, bank robberies, and the case of Granville Smeltzer and Mary Nussbaum.

Corn Maze Crawl at South Mountain Creamery - October 14

South Mountain Creamery will be hosting local wineries, breweries, and distilleries for the ultimate corn maze experience! Grab a drink and wander through the winding Snallygaster-themed maze…what could go wrong? 21+ event

MET Comedy Night: Halloween Holi-Improv - October 27

Do you yourself tend to get yourself in situations where you lose your memory or end up in a small town or fall in love with the hot farm hand? Take a break from your Hallmark life and come enjoy a completely improvised tale. This month’s show offers a spooky twist! 


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