FEAR not. Halloween is here, in all its ghoulish, haunting glory. Creepy, crafty, fun and wacky events are mysteriously cropping up all over. Below, you'll find everything from spooky-music concerts and eerie hayrides to pumpkin-decorating events and canine costume contests. Some events are geared more to older children and adults, so call ahead if you're unsure an event will be appropriate for the little ones.
Anne Arundel County
"Halloween Happening." Tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Route 178, Crownsville. Haunted barn and hayride. $8; free for ages 6 and under. Call 410-923-3400.
Haunted trail. Tomorrow and Saturday, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School, 120 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. Hike through a haunted forest. Not recommended for young children. $7. Call 410-437-8257.
"Legend of Creepy Hollow." Tomorrow and Saturday, 8 p.m. Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Do or Die Productions presents the interactive mystery. $10-$15. Call 410-636-6597.
"Supernatural Saturday Walking Tour." Saturday, 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Tour of the Barracks, Old Treasury Building, Paca House and more. $5-$7.50. Call 410-267-7619.
Costume party. Wednesday, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Elderslie-St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 5601 Pimlico Road. Costume party for all ages. Free. Call 410-664-3392.
"Fells Point Ghost Walk." Today, tomorrow and Saturday, 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 7 p.m. Fells Point Visitor Center, 808 S. Ann St. Ghost lore and tour in search of ghosts. $10. Call 410-675-6750 for reservations.
"The Great Halloween Lantern Pa-rade." Saturday, 7 p.m. Pulaski Monument, Patterson Park, Eastern and Linwood avenues. Participants will parade candle-lighted lanterns through the park. Free. Call 410-342-0600.
"Halloween at the Poe House." Sunday and Nov. 3-4, 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, 203 N. Amity St. Theatrical presentations of The Tell Tale Heart. $2-$5. Call 410-396-7932.
"Halloween Happening." Saturday, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, 844 E. Pratt St. Creepy tour, living-history characters, scary Poe stories, more. $3-$5. Call 410-837-1793.
Halloween tour. Wednesday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Westminster Burying Ground and Catacombs, Fayette and Greene streets. Theatrical reading of Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death," classical guitar performances, tour of Westminster Hall with eerie music, visit to Poe's grave and tour of Westminster Catacombs, more. $3-$5. Call 410-706-7228.
Haunted concert. Sunday, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, Fayette and Greene streets. Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" with Faure's Requiem by the Bach Society of Baltimore, followed by guided tours of the underground crypts and cemetery where Edgar Allan Poe is buried. $15. Call 410-521-0209.
"Haunted Hike." Saturday, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Gwynns Falls Trail. Hike begins at the Winans Meadow trail, Franklintown Road. For ages 8 and up. $3-$4. Call 410-396-0808.
"Haunted Theatre." Sunday, 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St. Spooky theater tour and show. Early shows are less scary. $10. Call 410-752-1225.
"Howl-O-Ween Fancy Dressed Dog Competition." Sunday, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Register at 2:30 p.m. The Can Company, 2400 Boston St. Dog costume contest: scariest, funniest, most Baltimorean, matching dog and human, and original. $5. Call 410-342-0900.
"Ode to Halloween." Today, noon. Westminster Hall, Fayette and Greene streets. "Lunch Under the Pipes" concert, tour of Westminster Catacombs, cookies, cider and prize drawings for a Halloween tour. Free. Call 410-706-2072.
"Patterson Park's Lights and Frights." Saturday, 8:45 p.m.; Sunday and Wednesday, 7 p.m. The Pagoda, Patterson Park, Patterson Park Avenue and Lombard Street. Watch a theatrical production, "Nessie on Wheels," performed on roller skates. $5. Call 410-342-0600.
"Pumpkin Pastimes: An Old-Fashioned Harvest Festival." Saturday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. Colonial harvest fair, 20th-century trick-or-treating, ghost stories, creepy crafts, scarecrow-making contest, masquerade parade, square dancing, doughnut-decorating, more. Come in costume. $4-$5. Call 410-685-3750, Ext. 321.
"Rattle Your Bones Shindig." Tomorrow, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Port Discovery, 35 Market Place. Costume contest, parade, pumpkin-decorating, spooky surprises, refreshments, more. $5-$8; free for ages under 3. Call 410-864-2669 for reservations.