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Halloween in Gwinnett 2012

Halloween is right around the corner and Gwinnett is ready for all of the ghouls and goblins to play in the night -- or day, if you prefer. Here's a list of places to gather candy, hear haunting history and scare the pants off of yourself, if that's what you're into.

-- Compiled by Staff Writer Meghan Kotowski

TRICK OR TREAT

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In Norcross, the residents take Halloween seriously, so they celebrate for a week with mask making, parade and hay rides

-- When: Tuesday through Oct. 31, times vary

-- Where: Throughout the city, visit website for details

-- Cost: Free

-- For more information: www.aplacetoimagine.com

Halloween on the Green

The city of Duluth presents their version of Halloween with hay rides, trick-or-treating and concert by Laughing Pizza

-- When: 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday

-- Where: Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St., Duluth

-- Cost: Free admission with donation of canned good

-- For more information: www.duluthga.net

Mall of Georgia Halloween

The mall is hosting Halloween festivities for families in a safe and secure environment, but no masks are allowed

-- When: 6 p.m. Oct. 31

-- Where: Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford

-- Cost: Free

-- For more information: www.simon.com or call 678-482-8788

Sugarloaf Mills Mall Halloween

Sugarloaf Mills — formerly Discover Mills — plays host to mall wide trick-or-treating and bash in the food court. No masks allowed in the event

-- When: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday

-- Where: Sugarloaf Mills Mall, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville

-- Cost: Free

-- For more information: www.simon.com

Spider Web Spooktacular

Auburn has free candy, crafts, costume contest and games, plus a showing of a movie at night

-- When: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday

-- Where: R.H. Burel Park, 1369 Fourth Ave., Auburn

-- Cost: Free

-- For more information: www.cityofauburn-ga.org or call 770-963-4002

Trek or Treat

This family friendly costumed event in Suwanee has fall games, crafts and "trek or treating"

-- When: 11 a.m. Saturday

-- Where: Suwanee Creek Park, 1170 Buford Highway, Suwanee

-- Cost: Free

-- For more information: www.suwanee.com

HAUNTED HOUSES AND WALKS

Gruesome Greenway and Halloween Hayride

Lilburn hosts a hayride, pumpkin decorating contest, kids' costume contest, creepy critters petting zoo and Halloween treats

-- When: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday

-- Where: Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn

-- Cost: Free

-- For more information: www.cityoflilburn.com

Netherworld Haunted House

Georgia's No. 1 scare attraction. This year's themes are Banshee and The Hive

-- When: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 3

-- Where: Netherworld Haunted House, 6624 Dawson Blvd., Norcross

-- Cost: $22 to $25 for main fright, $28 to $30 for twice the scare with both houses

-- For more information: www.fearworld.com

Scream on the Trail

Spooky trail guaranteed to make you scream

-- When: Walks begin after sunset to 10:30 p.m. tonight through Oct. 31

-- Where: 2859 Parkwood Road, Snellville

-- Cost: $12 per adult, $6 for children 12 and under -- bring exact change

-- For more information: www.screamonthetrail.com

Stars and Strikes Hallo-Fun

Take a trip through the haunted house, join in on the haunted laser tag and find a pumpkin in the patch

-- When: 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, at sundown Sundays, every weekend in October

-- Where: Stars and Strikes Getaway, 1700 Winder Highway, Building 100, Dacula

-- Cost: $8 per person

-- For more information: www.starsandstrikes.com

Terror on the Trail

Sims Lake Park has been transformed into a scary backdrop for zombies and tortured tales of terror for Halloween

-- When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, walks every 10 minutes

-- Where: Sims Lake Park, 4600 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee

-- Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the park

-- For more information: www.terroronthetrail.com

Trail of Terror

The woods of Suwanee have been invaded by zombies and an insane asylum. The show is not recommended for children 9 years or younger

-- When: Thursday through Oct. 31, times vary

-- Where: Olde Sharon School House, 3604 Old Atlanta Road, Suwanee

-- Cost: $10 to $27

-- For more information: www.fearofshadows.com

GHOST TOURS

ART Station's A Tour of Southern Ghosts

A storytelling festival that showcases the best ghost stories from the South

-- When: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

-- Where: Stone Mountain Park's Antebellum Plantation, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain

-- Cost: $15 per adult, $7 per child

-- For more information: www.artstation.org

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours

The Aurora Theatre guides ghost fanatics through Lawrenceville for stories of the dead

-- When: 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday through Oct. 31

-- Where: Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville

-- Cost: $15 per adult, $12 per child

-- For more information: www.scarystroll.com

Norcross Haunted History Walk

Author and historian Sally Toole tells the eerie history of the souls of Norcross

-- When: 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday

-- Where: In front of 45 South Cafe, 45 S. Peachtree St., Norcross

-- Cost: $8 to $5, young children and leashed dogs are free

-- For more information: www.historywalksofnorcross.com or call 404-934-4805

Southeastern Railway Museum Ghost Tours

Learn about the museum's haunted past with a diner in the historic diner

-- When: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday

-- Where: Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Peachtree Road, Duluth

-- Cost: $45

-- For more information: www.southeasternrailwaymuseum.org

Comments

Susan 1 year, 9 months ago

Looks like there's something for everyonefrom mere entertainment to education, including a lot of fun for free! How nice to have it all so well presented and posted in one place.

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