Fall events in South Mississippi


Trick or Treating/Halloween Parties

October 24th – Halloween on Howard (Howard Avenue, Biloxi)
This free event will allow kids to trick or treat in a socially distanced way. Participants will stay in their vehicles, and collect goodies from participating merchants as they drive through the line. Cars will begin lining up on Porter Avenue at 4:30pm. When the event starts at 5pm, vehicles will enter at Howard Avenue and travel east on Main Street. The fun lasts until 6:30pm.

October 28th – Candy Crawl Through D’Iberville (Starting at GNC Live Well, D’Iberville Promenade)
The Candy Crawl begins at 5pm, and runs until 7pm. Trick-or-treaters will start at GNC Live Well in the D’Iberville Promenade where they will receive candy and their scavenger hunt map with clues. Each clue will lead the trick-or-treaters to participating businesses in the D’Iberville/St. Martin area. All families will stay inside their vehicles at all times to ensure safety. The event is open to the public and completely free for families to participate! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3602288759808847

October 31st – Halloween Bash on Coleman Avenue (Coleman Avenue, Waveland)
Waveland is inviting all ghosts, goblins, princesses, and superheroes to enjoy the annual Halloween Bash on Coleman Avenue. This year’s event is Saturday, October 31st, from 5pm to 7pm. There will be tricks, treats, a haunted house, and many other surprises at this family-friendly event for children of all ages.
Organizers of this event goal are to ensure this is a safe environment and a safe event for everyone attending. Attendees of the Halloween Bash are expected to wear a facemask. The people handing out treats will set out individual candy pieces or put small toys on a table for a contact-free trick or treat. The city of Waveland will control the flow of people to allow social distancing practices.

October 31st – Old Town Trick or Treating (Old Town Historic District, Bay Saint Louis)
Enjoy an afternoon walking through the Old Town Historic District in Bay St. Louis while hunting for pumpkins at many Old Town businesses. Doorsteps with pumpkins mean there are treats inside! This family friendly event begins at 3pm. Smiling faces and exciting costumes are encouraged.

October 31st – Peek-A-Boo Drive Thru (1514 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs)
Maxem Health Urgent Care Clinic in Ocean Springs will host their “Peek-A-Boo Drive Thru” event on Halloween from 3pm until 5pm. This free event will allow kids to trick or treat in a socially distanced way. Participants will stay in their vehicles while collecting treats. Vehicles will turn on to School Street from Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and exit from the other side.

Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches

Diamondhead United Methodist Church (5305 Noma Dr, Diamondhead)
The annual Pumpkin Patch at Diamondhead United Methodist Church is now open Mon-Friday 3-7pm, Saturdays 11am-7pm, and Sundays 1-7pm. Proceeds benefit the church’s youth programs.
This pumpkin patch is known for having lots of unique pumpkins and gourds you might not find at the grocery store. Come by and take your perfect fall photo before they’re all gone!

Trinity Episcopal Church (125 Church Avenue, Pass Christian)
The annual pumpkin patch at Trinity Episcopal Church is easy to spot right off the beach in Pass Christian. It’s now open for the month of October from 10 a.m. until dark.

Seward Farms Maze (10836 Tanner Williams Road, Lucedale)
Seward Farms is known for its challenging, 8-acre corn maze and Field of Fright! You’ll also get to visit with farm animals, take a pony ride or hayride, and have a squealing good time at the pig races. You can even book your own private fire pit for s’mores making. The farm is open to the general public October 1 – October 31, 2020: every Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturdays from 10am to 9pm. To learn more visit http://www.sewardfarms.com/ or call (228) 641-3936.

A&W Christmas Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch (13001 Forts Lake Road, Moss Point)
The Pumpkin Patch is open Friday, Saturday, and Sundays from 11am until 5pm. The whole family can enjoy outdoor activities in a natural setting of woods, ponds, and trails. Train and hay ride are available. The Christmas tree farm opens the day after Thanksgiving. To learn more visit https://www.facebook.com/livechristmastrees/ or call (251) 751-2596.

Middleton Farms (21500 Otis Cooper Road, Moss Point)
There’s a lot of farm fun to be had at Middleton Farms October 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1st. Your includes a visit to the pumpkin patch, a hay ride and hay train, cow milking demonstrations, a zip line, plus a chance to meet the farm animals. Tickets are $10 at the gate, but $7 pre-sale tickets are available online. Ages 2 & under get in free. Learn more at https://www.middletonfarmtours.com/

Williams Family Farms (98 B&W Road, Wiggins)
This family owned farm in Wiggins, Mississippi offers a pumpkin patch, maze, hayrides, and many more family friendly activities every Saturday (10am-6pm) and Sunday (1pm-5pm) in October. Tickets to the pumpkin patch and corn maze are $10. Ages 2 and under get in free.
Special events include the Pumpkin Pie Festival (October 17th), Praise in the Maze (October 24th), and Fiddlin’ on the Farm (October 31st). Learn more at https://www.williamsfamilyfarms-ms.com/ or by calling (601) 716-7968.

Ghost Tours/Haunted Houses and Trails

Open Now – Terror on the Coast (3420 Giles Road, Gulfport)
Terror On The Coast is a Hollywood-style haunted house at The Warehouse in Gulfport. Tickets are $20. You can also buy Fast Fear tickets for $30 that let you skip the line. This year you can expect to see new Haunt Rooms, live bands, and an outdoor food truck that begins serving at 5pm. Terror On The Coast is open every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm until 11pm until Oct 31st. Learn more at http://terroronthecoast.com/

Starting October 2nd – Mystic Ghost Rides at Bordages Marina (6149 Central Avenue, Bay St Louis)
Running every Thursday-Sunday until November 15th, Mystic Ghost Rides gives a unique ghost boat tour experience. You’ll learn about the curse of The Old Oak Tree, Dark Matter, the graves of the bayou, and much more. Book your tour at https://mysticghostrides.com/ or call (228) 363-9533 for more information.

October 23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st – WallyWeen Haunted Trail (Across from Bayou View Park, Harrison Circle, Gulfport) 
A $5 donation to the American Cancer Society gets you into a popular Haunted Trail in the heart of Gulfport’s Bayou View neighborhood, open Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm until 9pm. Proceeds will specifically benefit the Anna Marie G. Sukmann Scholarship Fund. Anna Marie’s daughter hosts this spooky trail each year in honor of her mother’s fight against breast cancer.

October 24th (Rain date: October 31st) – 8th Annual Historic Griffin Cemetery Tour (Dantzler Street, Moss Point)
Free tours start at 9am and run every half hour, ending 11:30am. Six presenters tell how their families became a part of Moss Point’s history. Free parking is available on the right at Griffin Cemetery gates at the end of Dantzler Street in Moss Point. If you need assistance with walking the tour, golf carts will be available. Donations are being accepted to offset expenses incurred for this event. Call (228) 218-5239 for more information.

October 31st – Annual Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour (Second Street, Bay St. Louis)
Free tours start at 5:30pm, and run until 7:30pm. Actors in period dress portray citizens buried at Cedar Rest. Hot dogs, chili dogs, homemade cookies, and punch are some of the refreshments served at Lobrano House during that time, and there’s always plenty of candy for the kids. Donations are welcome. Call (228) 467-4090 for more information.