Known for its abundance of history and culture, along with folklore, legends and tales of ghosts, there is no better place to be in the month of October than the Golden Isles. From ghost walks to horror-filled tours, and Halloween family fun, everybody will be able to find something “spooktacular” to do in our beautiful coastal community this October.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Hofwyl-Broadfield
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! After finding the phrase, turn in your map and receive a goodie bag. This event is for all ages and is included with standard site admission.
This event occurs every Tuesday-Sunday through October 31st, 2023! Learn more.
Ghosts & Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield
The Ghosts & Legends Tour at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is an entertaining walking tour filled with tales of terror, mystery, and fright. Learn about the plantations very spirited history as you are guided through the dark under the live oak trees by your very own tour guide. Hear the eerie stories of five generations of owners and the rice fields rich but tragic past.
The tours take place on Friday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning October 6th through October 27th. Tickets are $20 and more information can be found below.
Trolley Ghost Tours on St. Simons Island
Take a frightening step back into history with Lighthouse Trolleys when you embark on a trolley tour visiting sites of authentic island history and ghostly stories. Hear the legends of Mary, the Wanderer, our most famous island ghost. Learn about those who have lived and died here, and possibly encounter those who never left…
Tours occur on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the month of October. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children.
Haunted Bike Tours on St. Simons Island
Take a haunted bike tour with Brunswick Old Town Tours! Immerse yourself in the history and horror of Brunswick as you enjoy a guided bike tour that will uncover historical tales of tragedy, tradition, and folklore. And maybe even a ghost or two! Come in ride-friendly costumes as awards will be issued for the best-dressed riders! Riders are expected to bring their own bicycles. A small quantity of bicycles will be available to rent for an additional fee.
Gilded Age Ghosts and Ghouls
The Jekyll Island Club’s past comes alive on this fun after-dark experience with ghoulish and ghostly stories! Gilded Age Ghosts and Ghouls begins at the Jekyll Island Mosaic Museum, where you’ll learn about the Gilded Age traditions of All Hallow’s Eve and pick up some seasonal treats. You’ll then make your way by trolley to one of the island’s historic homes, while hearing real paranormal experiences of staff members and some of the island’s ghastlier tales.
Fall Festival at St. Simons Presbyterian Church
Head out to St. Simons Presbyterian Church on October 25th for a fun family event with food trucks, bounce houses, a costume competition, a cakewalk, and so much more! This year, the church will also be collecting food donations to benefit the Sparrow's nest. Learn more.
Toucan's Annual Costume Party
Enjoy the annual costume party at Toucan's Ale House! There will be both karaoke and prizes. Learn more.
Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun
The Annual "Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun" Luncheon on October 27th is the perfect opportunity to dress up for Halloween and enjoy a fabulous lunch! This event takes place at Golden Isles Olive Oil and reservations are required. Learn more.
The annual Turtleween event will be held at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Celebrate Halloween with a fun turtle twist! Stop in to learn about the iconic habitats and turtles of Jekyll Island. No tricks but a few treats will be included with your general admission. Costumes are welcomed! More information coming soon.
Halloween Costume Contest at Tipsy McSway's
Take a trip to Tipsy McSway's neighborhood bar and grill on October 28th for a Halloween costume contest with prizes for the best costume and the best group costume! Side tone will be playing your favorite songs. Learn more.
Coastal Relics Fall Open House
Costume Contest at Matted Ox
Haunted Brunch in the Grand Dining Room
Experience a Haunted Brunch in the Grand Dining Room at Jekyll Island Club Resort on October 29th! Get ready for a spine-tingling feast that will leave you both terrified and tantalized. Don't miss out on this eerie culinary experience! Learn more.
Jurassic Park Trunk or Treat
Trick or Treat at The Dog Stop
Dress up for a fun trick or treating event at The Dog Shop on October 29th! There will be treats for both dogs and humans and photos will be taken! Learn more.
Halloween Treat at The Cottage Custard + Coffee
Trunk or Treat in Historic Downtown Brunswick
The Downtown Development Authority and First Baptist Brunswick invite you to Trunk or Treat! This event is hosted by the entire community and takes place on Halloween, October 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. along Newcastle Street in downtown Brunswick. Stop by for Halloween trick or treating and a celebration the whole family will enjoy.
With all of these “haunted happenings” in the Golden Isles, why not plan your trip today? The fall season is the ideal time of year to explore the rich history and culture full of legendary hospitality. Take advantage of a wide range of packaged specials to suit your travel needs. Come experience the abundant offerings of the Golden Isles and make the most out of the spooky season! Find more events on our calendar.