Whether you want to be scared silly or bring home a bag brimming with sweets, North Georgia has a lot to offer this Halloween. Here’s what’s happening on the spookiest day of the year:
Fall Storytime, Gainesville. "It’s Pumpkin Time!" and "I LOVE Fall" 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St. N.W., Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 129.
Storytime, Murrayville. "It’s Just Me," 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Murrayville Branch Library, 4796 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 171.
Tailgate Trunk or Treat, Gainesville. Refreshments, treats, games, prizes and costume contest. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Hopewell United Methodist Church, 4723 Hopewell Church Road, Gainesville. Free. (770)-536-8601.
Halloween Party, Duluth. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Gwinnett Place Mall, Belk wing, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. Free. 770-476-5160.
Halloween Workshop, Gainesville. Children can make their own mask and trick-or-treat bag and color a fall picture. Face painting available. Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. $6 adults and children age 2 and older, free for children younger than 2. 770-536-1900.
Trick-or-Treat On the Square, Gainesville. Maps and bags available in front of Frames You-Nique. Face painting, photos, candy, moonwalk and train rides. 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, downtown Gainesville square. Free. 770-297-1141.
Halloween musical light show, Flowery Branch. Light show synchronized to music. Tune car radio to station posted on sign. 7:30 p.m. today-Wednesday at the home of Michelle Mcallorum, 7945 Gooseneck Place, Flowery Branch. Free. 770-912-4293.
Netherworld Haunted House, Norcross. Through Nov. 3: 7 to 11 p.m. today, Monday and Tuesday; 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, Georgia Antique & Design Center, 6624 Dawson Blvd., Norcross. $18 for "Leviathan," $25 for "Leviathan" and "Primal Fear." $50 Speedpass for "Leviathan" and "Primal Fear." Speedpass holders can skip the line. 404-608-2484.
Scarecrow on the Square, Gainesville. Families, schools and businesses display scarecrows. Friday-Wednesday, downtown Gainesville square. Free. 770-536-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haunted Hayride and Hike, Young Harris. Funeral wagon and haunted hike through woods. Not appropriate for young children. Wear hiking shoes, bring rain gear if raining. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, Brasstown Valley Resort, 6321 U.S. 76, Young Harris. 706-379-9900.
Trick-or-treating, Duluth. Participating stores will hand out treats to children while supplies last. 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. Free. 770-476-5160.
Trick-or-treating, Buford. Participating merchants will hand out treats to children in costume. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Free. 678-482-8788.
Storytime, Gainesville. "Dyno-mite Dinosaurs," 3 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2, Blackshear Place Branch Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 151.
North Georgia Corn Maze, Cleveland. Hay rides, outdoor movies, face painting and haunted barn. Through Nov. 18: 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 4 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, North Georgia Corn Maze, 559 Tom Bell Road, Cleveland. $10 adults, $9 children ages 4-12, $9 seniors age 60 and older, children age 3 and younger free. Additional costs for haunted house, hayrides and other activities. 800-959-1874 or e-mail email@example.com.
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Dawsonville. Through Nov. 18, Ga. 53 two miles west of Ga. 400, Dawsonville. Open weekends, daily in October. Bonfires, tractor-drawn hayrides, pony rides, haunted trails for Halloween, picnic areas, food and refreshments. Admission: $9 adults, $8 seniors and children 12 and younger; hay rides, bonfire $4, combo ticket $11; group rates for parties of 20 or more. Contact: (888) 674-8257.
Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, Lawrenceville. 90-minute walking, guided tour through downtown Lawrenceville. 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, meets beside Lil’ River Grill, 179 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. $12 adults, $9 children. 678-407-6690.