Things to Do on Halloween Night in Memphis 2018 That Would (Literally) Stretch Your Brains Out
With Memphis Halloween 2018 just around the corner, get ready to celebrate as we showcase to you a list of six things to do on Halloween Night in Memphis 2018 that would (literally) stretch your brains out.
While not all of these events such as the Monster Marketplace are geared towards the whole family, there’s no denying that October events in Memphis are some of the best types of Memphis events to hang out with your friends and family at this time of the year.
Escaping from an Escapology Escape Room
While most escape rooms simply require people to gather groups, solve puzzles, and escape from the rooms, here at Escapology, our escape rooms offer more than just intricate puzzles for frustrated friends and family members to solve. Because our rooms are based on real-life historical events and classic literature, every single one of our rooms is an experience unto itself.
For instance, let’s take our game, Cuban Crisis. As you can probably guess based on the title, Cuban Crisis is based on the Cuban Missile Crisis that happened back in 1962.
As such, it is designed to make the user feel as though he or she is trying to escape from Fidel Castro’s Palace as they’re solving the puzzles in less than an hour. While we can’t disclose all of the ins and outs of Cuban Crisis, we can guarantee however that our game is definitely one that is worth playing.
Whether or not you and your group manage to escape, however, you all can still have a good time marveling at some of the intricate details that we put into making our rooms as authentic as possible while solving the puzzles.
By the way, for those of you looking for some creative, DIY, last minute, Halloween costume ideas, feel free to check out our previous blog, 4 Fun and Creative, DIY Group Costume Ideas Perfect for your next Escape Room Experience.
Going Through A Haunted Corn Maze at the Agricenter
Considered a classic amongst Memphian Halloween goers, the haunted corn maze at the Memphis Agricenter is a great way to exercise your problem-solving skills, as well as get you and your family out of the house for some fresh air in the middle of the night.
The premise is simple. All that you have to do is get out of the corn maze as soon as you can while trying not to be too scared of the Halloween jump-scarers jumping out at you. It’s basically an outdoor escape room, minus the 60 minute time limit and cooky puzzles you have to solve.
If however, neither you nor your kids are up to the challenge of escaping from a maze filled with people dressed in scary costumes jumping out right in front of your eyes, then feel free to come and say “hello” and boo” to the animals as you hop on board for a hayride at the Memphis Zoo Boo Halloween celebration.
Saying “Hello” to the Animals at The Memphis Zoo Boo
Another classic amongst Memphian Halloween goers, the Zoo Boo is a great way to get you and your family out of the house and into the autumn, crisp air at night in order to learn more about your favorite nocturnal buddies(as well as other things that go bump in the night) while munching on some sweet Halloween treats while enjoying the bright lights.
Sponsored by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, the Zoo Boo features candy stations, hayrides, magic shows, and many other events fun for the whole family.
So if you and your family are looking for a way to celebrate Halloween that’s more on the tamer side of the spectrum, then feel free to come and check out whatever the Memphis Zoo Boo has to offer.
Testing your Horror Movie Knowledge at A Trivia Contest
Located at each of the three areas in Memphis on Wednesday, October 31st: LBOE, 7pm-9pm, TJ Mulligan’s Cordova, 7pm-9pm (21+), and Railgarten, 8pm-10pm, the Halloween Horror Movie Trivia competition is a great way to flex your haunted horror brain muscles while making friends at the same time.
While we don’t recommend the contest to anyone under the age of 10, we can nevertheless guarantee that this competition is one that you don’t want to miss.
Exploring the Monster Market at Crosstown Concourse
A newcomer to the Memphis Halloween realm, the Monster Market is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit and find that perfect, handmade gift for a friend and loved one in time for the winter holidays.
While it’s not marketed towards children under 13, it is nevertheless a great experience unto itself. So if you love the creepy and the kooky and want to support your local artists, then come on by to the Monster Market before it disappears on November 1st!
Surviving the Shelby Forest Trail of Terror
Forget haunted houses! Outside is where the real Halloween haunting hours occurs.
Located at Shelby Forest State Park, the Shelby Forest Trail of Terror is a more open-aired version of the Mid-South haunted corn maze where evil creatures jump right out at you as you make your way through the forest at night.
So if you’re sick and tired of the same ole’ Memphis Halloween tricks and treats and are looking for a place of horror that’s slightly more challenging, then the Shelby Forest Trail of Terror is for you!
Please note that this event is not recommended for children who are easily frightened by the creepy and the cookey and that there is no cell phone reception inside the forest.
So tell us fellow Memphians, which of these Halloween haunting horror events are you trying out this year? Are there any others that you think should be included on our list? Be sure to let us know on any of our social media pages!
Also, if you’re looking for a place to host your Halloween Mystery themed birthday party, then check out our blog, Why Escape Rooms Are the Perfect Place to Host A Mystery Themed Birthday Party in Memphis.