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Celebrating Halloween in Baltimore 2013

Halloween-related activities throughout October 2013.

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Ghosts, goblins, and zombies are easy to spot in Baltimore this month. From family friendly activities to adults only scares, there’s plenty of Halloween fun to be had this month.

Get Ready for Halloween:

1. Fright Fest at Six Flags America

Through Sunday, October 27
Ghouls and zombies will take over Six Flags America once again this Halloween season. In addition to normal thrill rides, the park will host Halloween-themed shows, haunted houses, and a trick-or-treat trail for kids. Some Fright Fest attractions require a fee in addition to amusement park admission.

2. DRACULA

Friday, October 4 through Thursday, October 31
Throughout the month of October, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will stage their version of Bram Stoker's DRACULA. Taking place outside, the movable production has audience members following actors to various locations in the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City. These theater performances run Thursdays through Sundays, with a special 3-day run leading up to the final performance on Halloween night.

3. Edgar Allan Poe House Reopening

The Edgar Allan Poe House, a National Historic Landmark, will reopen its doors to the public on Saturday, October 5. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Doreen Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, will make remarks. On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the rest of the month, the Poe House will offer free admission from noon-4 p.m. as part of Free Fall Baltimore.

4. Run for Your Lives Zombie Run

Saturday, October 5
Wicomico Motorsports Park (11100 Kingston Place) in Charlotte Hall will turn into a zombie apocalypse testing ground. Brain hungry zombies chase runners through an obstacle course until they reach the “safe zone,” where an after party takes place. Tickets start at $97.

5. Zombie Apocalypse: Survival Training Day

Sunday, October 6, 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Terrapin Adventures will use their ropes course to school potential zombie “victims” on how to outrun, outclimb, and outwit the undead. Terrapin Adventures is offering two zombie training sessions at $75 per person each, with 10 percent of proceeds going to charity.

6. Thrills & Chills at Terrapin Adventures

Saturday, October 12, 6 p.m.
Get your thrills on Terrapin Adventures’ zip line and giant swing and then take a haunted ghost tour of the adjacent Savage Mill. Tickets are $39.95 per person.

7. ZooBOOO!

Friday, October 25-Sunday, October 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is encouraging guests to come to the zoo dressed in their costumes for a weekend of carnival games, crafts, trick-or-treating, live entertainment, food, and more. Costume contests will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily. In addition to zoo admission, some games may require additional fees.

8. Fall-O-Ween Family Festival

Saturday, October 26
Port Discovery Children's Museum (inside Power Plant Live!) encourages kids to dress up in costume for this annual festival featuring family programs and performances. Have a wildlife adventure with creepy crawlies, or learn about spooky science and fun house noises.

9. Hauntingdon Festival

Saturday, October 26, 5-8 p.m.
The Remington neighborhood hosts this annual festival featuring a haunted house tent, face painting, a ghost story recording booth, a giant puppet parade, a costume contest, and live music. The festival takes place on the 2900 block of Huntington Avenue between 29th and 30th streets.

10. Murder Mystery at Terrapin Adventure

Saturday, October 26, 7-9:30 p.m.
Zip, swing, and climb your way to solving a murder mystery at Terrapin Adventure’s adventure course. The night will include food, drinks, and prizes. Tickets are $65 per person.
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