Kids trick-or-treating at a spooky house

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.


Trail of Jack-O-Lanterns - October 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

This annual trail of lights and pumpkins is perfect for Halloween fans of all ages.

Spirits of the Furnace 

“Spirits of the Furnace” is a guided night tour through the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace and Village, with stops in historic structures and along the landscape. Crafts available for kids. 

Scarecrows March on Main 

Scarecrows take over Main Street in Middletown during the last two weekends of October. 

Trek or Treat - Pirates of the Carabiner

Swing through the trees with this unique trick-or-tree experience at Tree Trekkers. 

 Not So Scary Halloween Party

Fill up your evening with fun and your bag with treats at Adventure Park U.S.A.

History Trick-or-Treat

Discover the history of trick-or treating along with other fall traditions on this guided trip through Rose Hill Manor and the park's grounds. 

Halloween in Downtown Frederick

Trick-or-treat at all your favorite downtown businesses and enjoy some “ghoulish fun” with kid-friendly activities.

3 kids dressed in costumes at a Halloween event in Downtown Frederick, MD

For the Older Crowd

Ghost Tours of Historic Downtown Frederick

Take a ghostly journey through Frederick's haunted past on this guided downtown ghost tour.

Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks - Sold Out

On the Cemetery Walk at the Seton Shrine, as a guide leads you through the dark by candlelight, saints and martyrs come to life and reflect upon the “Last Things.” Recommended for ages 14+

Mount Olivet Cemetery Tour

Explore the lives and deaths of the many famous people interred at Frederick's historic Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Wine & Ghost Spirits

Head to Catoctin Breeze Vineyards for a glass of wine and frightful tales by the fire. 

Murder Mystery Dinner Train - Sold Out

Enjoy a four-course meal, gracious service and the live entertainment of a murder mystery on the Walkersville Southern Railroad!

Haunted History at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Explore history and haunts on a guided tour through the darkened galleries of "Frederick's most haunted building."

Murder and Mayhem Tour - Heritage Frederick 

Explore scandalous, nefarious, and unbelievable moments from Frederick’s past on this history walking tour of historic downtown. 

Ghost Tour