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Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings


Halloween Happening at Marilyn Praisner Community Recreation Center

Kids ages 12 and under will delight in this ghostly evening filled with games, crafts, music, dancing, and we might even have a few tricks (or treats) up our sleeves! Parents: please bring an unopened bag of candy with you. Call 240-777-4970 for registration. Free October 25 6:30 – 8:30 pm Marilyn Praisner Community Recreation Center 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866


Chevy Chase

Halloween Club Friday at Lawton Community Recreation Center

Join us November 1st from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and please come in costume! Fee is free for Club Friday members or $5 for guests and we’ll have tons of fun for kids in grades 3 –6. Call 240-777-6855 for more information. Lawton Community Recreation Center 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 



We Double Dog Dare You to Visit the Haunted Forest at Damascus Community Recreation Center

The ghouls are back at it! Bring your bravest friends and family members and come explore your wildest childhood fears! This haunted trail features over 50 creepy characters, more than 20 scare ‘stations’, and lots of spooky surprises. Register today because this ghostly trail is only open for a few nights in October. Check out last year’s story in the Gazette! Fee is just $13 per person. For more information call 240-777-6840. Open on select dates and times



Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Fun

Pick your own pumpkin! $.65/lb. Every Sat & Sun in October and Columbus Day, 2013 Enjoy a hayride, jump in the hayloft, swoosh down the giant slides, visit barnyard buddies, play the rubber duckie derby, and explore the straw maze!


Nightmare Screamplex

Maryland SoccerPlex & Discovery Sports Center, 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, Maryland. The Halloween event features three haunted attractions: NIGHTMARE FOREST, MAIZE of TERROR and LOST ASYLUM plus live music, fortune tellers, food and paintball. September 27-November 2, 2013, Fridays-Sundays, plus October 31. See Photos of Nightmare Screamplex


Halloween Party at Clara Barton Community Recreation Center

Sunday October 27 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm we’ll be celebrating Halloween a little early. This free event is perfect for families with kids ages 2 to 11. Call 240-777-4910 for more information. Clara Barton Community Center 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD 20818


Sandy Spring / Olney

Field of Screams

The Field of Screams is a Halloween event in Olney, Maryland with four great haunts in one location: a 30-minute walk through a Haunted Trail, a two-story Haunted House, a 10-acre Corn Maze and a Haunted Hayride. Several new scary attractions have been added this year including the Slaughter House, Funhouse, Voodoo Hut and the Infested House of Roaches and Snakes. Open select dates & times in October! Tickets range from $15 - $65. OBGC Community Park at Freeman Fields Route 108, 2 miles west of Georgia Ave. Olney, Maryland


Fall Frolic

Fall Frolic is the Glen Echo Park Partnership's annual Halloween-themed family event. It's open to the public, and visitors of all ages are invited to the Park to explore the arts through hands-on crafts, Halloween activities, and performances. Its a safe and fun Halloween event with something for everyone! Glen Echo Park 7300 MacAruthur Blvd. 


Halloween Puppet Show at Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center

Kids in grades K – 6 are invited to join in the magic of a spooktacular puppet show to kick off Halloween night! Show is free.  Call 240-777-8050 for more information. October 31 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center 18529 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860


Silver Spring

AFI Silver Theatre Spooky Movie International Hoor Film Festival & Halloween on Screen

Comedian/director Bobcat Goldthwait will be on hand to kick off this year’s SMIHF and show his new, found-footage Bigfoot film, “Willow Creek.” The festival continues with 10 days of frightening programming. Meanwhile, catch 18 days of Halloween-appropriate screenings, too, like “The Haunting,” “Ghostbusters” and recent cult classic, “Shaun of the Dead.”Film fest: Oct. 10-19; Halloween movies:  Oct. 18-Nov. 4 Cost: $12, $10 with purchase of 10 or more tickets, $125 for All Fest Pass


Cabaret Macabre IV 

Expect a bone-chilling and hilarious theatrical hodgepodge – think: comic vignettes, live music and physical comedy – at the fourth annual Cabaret Macabre, which the Washington Post described as “Wickedly funny.” Where: Happenstance Theatre, Silver Spring, Md. When:Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 7-10 Cost: General admission, $25; 30 and under, senior citizens, military and veterans, $20 - See more at: http://washington.org/article/halloween-washington-dc#sthash.a8cv4lXP.dpuf

Haunted House at Long Branch Community Recreation Center

Free October 25, 2013 7:00 pm Call 240-777-6965 for more information. Long Branch Community Recreation Center 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20912


Silver Spring Zombie Night

Walk departs at 9:30 PM from the corner of Georgia Ave. and Bonifant. October 26, 2013

Spooktacular Costume Dance for Therapeutic Friends

Teens and adults ages 15 and up with disabilities can enjoy a safe, positive and festive Halloween celebration. Costume prizes will be awarded, so dress to win! We might even have special guests join including Spiderman, Snow White and Snoopy. Call 240-777-4999 for more information - $8.00 October 26 7:00 – 10:00 pm Holiday Park Senior Center 3950 Ferrara Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906 


Halloween Extravaganza in Silver Spring

Families of kids in kindergarten through grade 5 are invited to celebrate an early Halloween with us. Tons of activities including games, prizes, face painting, costume contest, crafts and more! Call 240-777-8090 to register. Free. October 26 12:00 – 2:00 pm East County Community Recreation Center 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904


Trunk or Treat

Perfect for teens who have outgrown the traditional trick-or-treating but love the Halloween fun. Geared to teens, but open to families of all ages.  A fun-filled, safe event but helps serve the needy. The cost of the event is one can of food for the food bank. October 31 at Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Place. 6 to 8 p.m. 


Harvest Festival at Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center

Halloween day we’ll kick off a good old-fashioned harvest festival. Festival is Free. Call 240-777-8055 for more information. October 31 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center 14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905


Halloween at the Medical Museum

The National Museum of Health and Medicine invites little ghouls and their families to get into the Halloween spirit with a variety of activities related to skulls.


Takoma Park

Takoma Park's Monster Bash 

Come out Saturday, October 26th and get decked out and strut your stuff in the Annual Costume Contest and Costume Parade! Join the fun at Takoma Park's Recreation Department 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. 



Haunted Train & Creepy Carousel

It's time once again for the Wheaton Haunted Train and Creepy Carousel! Are you ready for the very scary sights, sounds and creatures? Each ticket is good for one ride on the Haunted Train and one Creepy Carousel ride. Wheaton Regional Park 2002 Shorefield Road Wheaton, MD 20902


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