Celebrate the Spookiest Season Of The Year In Jonesborough!

From a jack-o-lantern drive-thru and chilling tales to ghoulish goodies for all and a spooky drive-in movie, you’re sure to get into the spirit of Halloween in Tennessee’s Oldest Town. This is the place to find all the eerie and fun events taking place in Jonesborough.

Ghoulish Goodies

Virtual trick-or-treating event in downtown Jonesborough

Septmeber 30-October 28 at 7 p.m.

The Washington County Jonesborough Library is celebrating Halloween with a virtual trick-or-treating event, “Ghoulish Goodies”. For the event, businesses in downtown will be displaying secret codes in their windows and change them out every Wednesday. Each code will be worth a specific prize, ranging from handfuls of candy, full-sized candy bars, digital raffle tickets for giveaways, and more.


How To Trick-Or-Treat

To collect the codes, all you need to do is visit wclibrarytn.beanstack.org. You can also download the Beanstack app for both iOS and Android phones. Once registered, you can start collecting the codes throughout October. The event will end on October 28 and the Library will put together a personalized trick-or-treat bag for each participant based on the codes collected. This event is free for all ages. For more information, please contact Allen McCumber at amccumber@wclibrarytn.org.

Jack-O-Lantern Drive-Thru

October 29-31 from 6-9pm

Enjoy a spooky drive through our historic downtown as the streets are lined with jack-o-lanterns. To add to the fun ambiance, downtown businesses will have delightful and creepy window displays and storefronts. Some businesses will be open so come early, grab a bite to eat, do some shopping, and make a memory with the ones you love. As you’re strolling through downtown you may even hear a chilling and thrilling tale being told from days long past.


How to participate in carving a pumpkin?

Pick up a pumpkin at the Jonesborough Visitors Center on Monday, October 26 from 2-6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to carve the pumpkin and bring it back to the Visitors Center on Wednesday, October 28 from 2-6 p.m. These pumpkins will be displayed along  Main Street for the drive-thru. Downtown merchants will be decorating their windows and storefronts in a spooky manner on the evenings of October 29-31. The jack-o-lanterns will be lit from 6-9 p.m. with the downtown businesses staying open during this time.


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.

Movies On Main: Drive-In Edition presents Hocus Pocus, Scared Shrekless and Toy Story of Terror

October 30 at 7 p.m.

Join us for one of your favorite Halloween movies under the stars in historic Jonesborough. Beginning at 7 p.m., enjoy Halloween short movies including “Toy Story of Terror” and “Scared Shrekless”, followed by the main feature film “Hocus Pocus” at 8 p.m.

The movies will be displayed behind the Washington County Courthouse and moviegoers are encouraged to arrive early and park in their spots at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for each car to attend but upon arrival, guests will receive $10 in JAMSA coins ($10 gift certificate for most downtown businesses). A ticket is required for each car to attend and tickets are limited to ensure appropriate state guidelines are followed.

True and Chilling Tales from Jonesborough’s Past- SOLD OUT!

October 15-17 and October 29-31 at 7 p.m.

While in town enjoying the Jack-O-Lantern Drive-Thru, make plans to hear some “True and Chilling Tales from Jonesborough’s Past” with the Heritage Alliance as you walk Main Street at dusk. This guided, walking tour will share weird, macabre, and odd stories from the Oldest Town in Tennessee.

Meet your guide at the Chester Inn Museum by 6:50 p.m. for the tour which will start at 7 p.m. The 1-hour long tours will be held on October 29-31. Tickets are $8 and must be purchased in advance.