Celebrate the Spookiest Season Of The Year In Jonesborough!

Halloween Haunts and Happens 2023 Information Coming Soon

Show up in your best costume for the spooky costume contest starting at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Courthouse sponsored by Food City of Jonesborough.  The contest will have several age groups and a group category. There is no registration required.

Parking will be available at the Jonesborough Elementary School with a shuttle to the Jonesborough Visitors Center. Parking is $5 per car with free shuttle rides available back and forth. All proceeds benefit the Davy Crockett Band Boosters.

Jack-O-Lantern Drive-Thru

October 27-31 from 6-9pm

A part of the Halloween fun, we will have the Jack-o-lantern Drive Thru where decorated pumpkins will be lit and on display along Main Street from Thursday, October 27 through Monday, October 31. Pumpkins can be picked up and dropped off at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, located at 117 Boone Street. Pick up will be Monday, October 24 between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and drop off will be Wednesday, October 26 between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, October 27 between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be three categories participants can enter in for prizes: kids, family and adults. Participants must write their name and phone number written on the bottom of the pumpkin.

When Will The Winners Be Announced?

Jack-o-lantern contest winners will be announced on the Main Street Jonesborough social media pages, Facebook and Instagram, so make sure to check those to see if you’ve won.

Brews and Boos

October 29 8-10pm

brew and boos crowd

Get ready for ghost stories, seasonal craft beer, and spooky tunes! The 7th Annual Brews and Boos will be in downtown Jonesborough on Saturday, October 29 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Brews & Boos is set in Jimmy Neil Smith Park (Storytelling Park) with a series of ghost stories featuring world-renowned storytellers Connie Regan-Blake and Michael Reno Harrell.

Third Annual Lick-or-Treat Paw Parade

October 29 12pm

Tennessee Tails Pet Boutique is excited to host The Third Annual Lick-or-Treat Paw Parade, taking place in downtown Jonesborough on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at Noon.

This third annual event will kick off at Tennessee Tails Pet Boutique in downtown Jonesborough, where attendees will line up storefront and parade up and down the street showing off their best Halloween costumes in front of local businesses. Participants are encouraged to dress in their scariest, funniest, and cutest costumes. Following the parade, a costume contest will be held awarding the top 3 costumes. Prizes for winning costumes will include toys, treats & more from Tennessee Tails Pet Boutique. All pups will receive a complimentary treat bag after the parade.

Tickets for the event are $10 per dog and can be purchased in advance at TennesseeTails.com or on the day of the event in store. There is no charge for human companions, and duo costumes are encouraged. Proceeds will be donated to the Washington County Humane Society. Event will happen rain or shine. 

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Presents The Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein

October 7 – 23

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Spot On The Hill

October 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd

A Spot on the Hill, the original, research-based play returns this October to the Old Jonesborough Cemetery. Now celebrating its eighth season, this edition features new characters. New stories include Zachariah Burson and his famous bells, Ella Ford Freeze who ran the Dew Drop Inn in Bristol, and James Edward Shipley who met with an unfortunate accident. You’ll meet them and many more! Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Come and listen to real stories of real lives among real tombstones.

Performances for A Spot on the Hill will take place at 6:30 p.m. on October 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd. There will be 2:00 p.m. matinee performances on October 15th and 22nd. The matinee on October 15th will take place inside the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center. The Visitor’s Center is ADA accessible. Tickets are limited, and sell out fast, so make sure you buy yours today. Tickets are $10.00 and proceeds benefit the Heritage Alliance’s educational programs and initiatives, including ongoing programming in Jonesborough’s historic cemeteries.

Audience members should arrive 15 minutes prior to show time. Parking is available at the First Baptist Church and downtown. It is a short walk up East Main Street to the cemetery from the First Baptist Church lot. A golf cart courtesy shuttle will be available for guests who need it. This program is not suggested for children less than 10 years of age. In case of inclement weather, the show will be canceled and audience members will be notified in advance.