Halloween in Howard County means exploring the haunted history of Savage Mill & Ellicott City, trick or treating, and visiting the farm to find the perfect pumpkin for carving. Here are some spine-tingling suggestions for celebrating the season.

Halloween Events

Main Street Halloween

Halloween Tricks, Treats, & Trees - Oct 24 @ Robinson Nature Center
Join us on an adventure where nature’s “tricks” are revealed at delightful stations among the trees. Make a potion with a witch and delight in Halloween-inspired puppet shows. Make crafts and take part in tot-friendly challenges. 

Halloween Spooktacular - Oct 29 @ Color Burst Park
Wear your costumes and join us for tricks, treats, and more at our Spooktacular at Colorburst Park For one evening, The Merriweather District will be transformed into a festive Halloween space for the whole family to enjoy!

Trunk or Treat - Oct 30 @ Gary J. Arthur Community Center
Get in gear for a “wheely fun” day to celebrate Halloween! Come dressed in your favorite costume to trick-or-treat at all of the trucks, tractors, emergency vehicles and more, while meeting some of your hometown heroes. 

Trunk of Treat - Oct 30 @ Columbia Sports Park
Not your average Trunk or Treat! After candy and treats, stick around and enjoy a round of mini golf with the family and games including:

  • Snowball fight
  • Axe (plastic!) throwing
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Obstacle Course
  • Tennis Fun
  • Fishing and more!

Main Street Trick or Treat - Oct 30 - Historic Ellicott City
Trick-or-Treat on Main Street with us! Main Street businesses will be handing out candy to all of those celebrating.

Halloween Hullaballoo - Oct 30 @ Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods
Join Wicked Sycamore, Dirty Grass Players, The Wharf Rats, Live!, and The Ron Holloway Band for a Halloween party geared towards grownups! Costumes are highly encouraged.
Halloween Hullabaloo is produced by the Inner Arbor Trust in partnership with New Deal Cafe.

Monster Mini Golf
18 holes of indoor glow-in-the-dark mini golf, DJ with music, contests, and prizes. Great arcade and Awesome virtual reality booths for an amazing experience!, all themed with ghost, ghouls, and all things Halloween. 

Ghost Tours

Sign that points to a ghost walk

MT. MISERY GHOST WALK
The hills north of town harbor some very eerie legends of spirits and unexplained happenings from decades ago and even days ago!
Tour meets at Museum of Howard County History 8328 Court Ave. Ellicott City, Md. Recommended for guests age 16 and up.

Tours will be limited to 10 people. Those attending will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Temperatures will be scanned at the start of the tours to ensure everyone’s safety. Tickets will be refunded for any issues arising. 

Reservations Required - no walk ups allowed

HAUNTED MAIN STREET
Old Ellicott City today is a resilient town almost 250 years old with great shops and a vibrant night life…so is it any wonder that the many ghosts who still call this town home remain to see if they can still raise the hairs on the back of your neck?

Tours will be limited to 10 people. Those attending will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Temperatures will be scanned at the start of the tours to ensure everyone’s safety. Tickets will be refunded for any issues arising. 

Reservations Required - no walk ups allowed

GHOST TOURS AT HISTORIC SAVAGE MILL
An hour and a half ghost tour led by Savage Mill’s Historian exploring the history and ghostly tales of Savage Mill
Are you a paranormal thrill-seeker? Do you binge Ghost Hunters until 3 am? Discover the Mill’s haunted history where restless spirits continue to roam these halls to this very day. Learn about the working conditions during 19th century Savage Mill and how they tie to the ghostly encounters today and the cheeky little girl who loves tripping the living.

See a full listing of upcoming events in Howard County here

Pumpkin Patches Button

Get out and pick out that pumpkin this fall season and enjoy the many fall attractions Howard County pumpkin patches have to offer.