Story published: 10-19-2011 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

Haunts & Happenings returns to town

Be sure to visit Historic Jonesborough for a “spooktacular” time this Halloween.

On Friday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Jonesborough will be filled with costumes and activities of all shapes and sizes.

Halloween Haunts and Happenings is an annual event and has been a tradition for area residents for over 30 years. Now, thousands come to celebrate this free family event.

Halloween Haunts and Happenings has something for all ages including trick-or-treating along Main Street as well as lots of games and prizes, face painting, fortune telling and even palm reading.

The Historic Christopher Taylor Log House will be transformed into a witch’s den, and a little storytelling and ghost stories will all be within walking distance.

One of the main features of the event will be Scary-oke by the Jonesborough Novelty Band, where the group transforms all the classic tunes into Halloween jingles.

The costume contest starts at 7 p.m. in front of the Courthouse with several categories including children ages 5 and under, ages 6 to 12, teens ages 13 to 18, and one for adults.

A group category and a pet category for your furry friends will also be part of the fun.

For more information, call 753-1010 or visit