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Events in Macon Oct. 26-Nov. 1

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It’s the spookiest (and some would say the best) time of the year and Macon is enjoying itself. We have trunk-or-treats, music in Rose Hill Cemetery, spooky trivia and more. 

Thursday, Oct. 26

Horror Movie Trivia at Society Garden

Test your knowledge of chainsaw massacres, zombies, witches, psychos and slashers at Society Garden’s Horror Movie Trivia night. In addition to unsettling trivia, there will be spooky cocktails, Jello-O shot syringes and trivia prizes.

7 p.m.; Free to play; 2389 Ingleside Ave., 31204; (478) 508-7096;

Friday, Oct. 27

Fall Festival at Carolyn Crayton Park

Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation is sponsoring this family-friendly Halloween event. There will be a trunk-or-treat, a haunted maze, four food trucks, two bounce houses and a D.J. spinning spooky tunes. 

5:30-8:30 p.m.; Free; 150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, 31201; (478) 219-2001;

Saturday, Oct. 28

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Grand Opera House 

What says Halloween more than throwing toilet paper in the air (along with rice and various other items) during a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”? Attendees will have that seasonal opportunity during The Grand’s yearly showing of the film. Be aware though, that although participants are encouraged to come costumed, no outside props will be allowed due to the historic nature of the theater. Never fear though, The Grand will have a bag of official props for sale at the theater. 

9 p.m.; $5 tickets available at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201; (478) 301-5470;

Sunday, Oct. 29

Rhythms of Rose Hill Cemetery at Rose Hill Cemetery

This first event of its kind hosted by the Rose Hill Cemetery Preservation and Restoration will feature a Coney’s Kitchen food truck starting at 1 p.m., a ramble through Rose Hill Cemetery and ending with a poetry reading by Gordon Johnston and music by Americana artists Sisters of the Blue Moon. In addition, there will be scavenger hunts and raffles. 

Food truck starts at 1 p.m.; Rose Hill Ramble starts at 2 p.m. and music starts at 3:30 p.m.; $5 cash only for the Rose Hill Ramble; 1071 Riverside Drive, 31201. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook Page 

Monday, Oct. 30

McDuffie Young Artist Concert at the McDuffie Center for Strings

Start off your week with something beautiful, like the free concerts the students from the McDuffie Stings Center put on. These intimate concerts are performed in the salon of the historic Bell House and are not to be missed.

7 p.m.; Free; 315 College St., 31201; (478) 301-2886;

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Trick or Treat Downtown 

Bring the family downtown for some great trick-or-treating. Retailers and restaurants such as Baldino’s, Fall Line Brewery, Splatter Studios and organizations such as the Downtown Hype Dogs will be giving away candy and treats. A full listing of participating business can be found on the Tick or Treat in Downtown Macon Facebook event page. 

4-7 p.m.; Free

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Check out some walking trails in town

After all that Halloween sugar (both from the candy and from the party drinks) it may be a good idea to get a little exercise. Website has a list of the 15 top walking trails in Macon scored by difficulty and user reviews. Take a walk at the North Macon Trails at Theron Ussery Park (an easy, 4.3 star walk) or hike the Pig Trail (a moderate, 4.4 star walk). There are user reviews of trail conditions and weather reports. 

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