Treat yourself to a spooky Halloween

Whether you’re looking for a good scare or just a calm hayride, area hot spots will keep you and your family busy with weekend activities.

Try these fall events:

Pumpkin patch: Marengo Creek Farms near Crawford, Ala. is open Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT. Pumpkins, farm animals, hay maze, hayride. $7, free for kids 2 and younger. It’s at 151 Huguley Road. 334-448-6050.

Pumpkin patch: Best Nursery and Outdoor Equipment, 9616 Fortson Road in Fortson, has a free pumpkin maze. Hayrides are $2 per person. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 7. 706-327-1515.

Ghost hunts: The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus hosts ghost hunts tonight. Tours are 7, 8 and 9 p.m. They’re $10. Reservations required. 706-327-9798.

Pope’s Haunted Farm: 7:30-11 p.m. EDT Friday and Saturday. Includes haunted barn, haunted hayride, haunted forest. It’s at 450 Lee Road 724 in Salem, Ala. Tickets are $10-$28. Haunted forest and barn not recommended for guests 10 and younger. 706-566-7766.

Building Quarantine: Gallery 13 Event Center presents a terrifying walk-through designed for guests older than 10. It’s 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $7. Gallery 13 is at 1540 Veterans Parkway.

Campus Nerds Asylum: Held 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Columbus State University’s Davidson Student Center. There’s a children’s haunted house for $1 and an adult haunted house for $5.

Film screening: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” film screening: 6 p.m. tonight through Saturday. The Peanuts gang celebrate Halloween with Linus hoping that he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin. A special DLP Digital presentation on the IMAX screen at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. Free. 706-685-5800.

Antioch Volunteer Fire Department hosts Halloween Haunted Hayride and Spook Fest: 7 p.m. Friday. It’s at 5430 Highway 219 in Fortson. A $5 donation for the hayride is appreciated.

Spooktacular Halloween Festival: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, on Broadway in downtown Columbus. Activities for kids, costume contest, treats. Free.

Fort Benning: Residents can trick or treat 6-8 p.m. Saturday, open to children under 13. “Howl-o-ween” party 4:30-7 p.m. Friday at post’s dog park. Open to families with pets registered on post.

Fall Festival Pet Event: Hosted by 2nd Avenue Animal Hospital along with Petland. Includes costume contest, free nail trim, pet photos and more. Held 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday at 4025 Second Ave.

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