Last-minute Halloween plans for a witchin’ night
As Halloween quickly approaches, college students may be stuck in a rut. Should you gorge on candy or see a haunted house that most likely has the words “murder,” “dead” and “terror” in the title? Although those are all great plans, here are Sidelines’ top five things to do this Halloween week that promises to put a twist in your otherwise not-so-spooky routine.
Bell Witch Fest bellwitchcave.com/ghost_hauntings/bell_witch_halloween.htm
Oct. 26-28 & 31 | Times vary | $8-$20
The Bell Witch is an important part of Tennessee legend. If you don’t know the story, take some time to read up on the many books written about her. If you don’t want to read or feel chills down your spine, go to Bell Witch Cave & Farm, the site where the Witch still haunts today. Once there, you can tour the Witch’s cave, cabins, take a hayride and partake in psychic readings. It’s sure to be one of the eerier Halloween happenings.
Cheekwood’s Scarecrows and Pumpkins cheekwood.org/Public_Programs/Scarecrows_and_Pumpkins.aspx
Sept. 22-Oct. 31 | Tues.-Sat.: 9: 30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.| $5 with student ID
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens will have a fun and relaxing Halloween celebration for you. With more than 40 scarecrows plotted along Cheekwood’s beautiful gardens and pumpkins galore to paint and carve, there’s no going wrong with some low-key fun.
Demonbreun Street Zombie Crawl
Oct. 31 | 8 p.m.| No cover
If you love zombies and $2 domestic beers, there’s no better place than Tin Roof’s Zombie Pub Crawl. Tin Roof has teamed up with other pubs, such as Dan McGuiness, Red Rooster and South to bring you the liveliest party with the undead.
Bar Louie: https: facebook.com/events/148802688599081/ Oct. 30 | 7 p.m. | Drink specials range from $2-$7
The Gulch’s Bar Louie will be hosting a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Halloween party. If you dress up, your first drink is free. Halloween-inspired drink specials will run and ‘80s music has been promised. Time Warp, anyone?
Haunted Tavern Tours http://www.hauntedtaverntours.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Haunted-Tavern-Tours/104344680252?ref=ts
Nightly | 6 p.m. | $15
If you’re looking to combine drinks with fear, then Nashville’s haunted tavern tours are the perfect mix. Every night, patrons can hear ghost stories, participate in “haunted” trivia to win prize and explore different taverns in Nashville. To quote its Facebook, “Come share a drink with the living and the dead!”