Scaring up some fun

October 25, 2007|By Dana Kinker and Aaron Chester | Dana Kinker and Aaron Chester,Sun reporters

There's more to do this Halloween than just don a sheet or a witch's hat and call yourself costumed.

Take a haunted hike, check out an exhibit on Frankenstein in pop culture or see a play or magic show. And, of course, there are plenty of costume contests to enter. But being a ghost or a witch probably isn't going to win you any prizes.

Here's a sampling of some of the Halloween events going on this week:



Black Beard's Revenge ... Curse of the Severed Head -- 4101 N.E. Crain Highway, Bowie / 301-464-4880 or

6 p.m.-11 p.m. today through Wednesday: Visit this scary, pirate-themed haunted house in the upper deck of the Bowie Baysox's stadium. $13-$20.

5K Run and Halloween Fun Walk -- 570 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park / 410-975-0067 or

8:30 a.m. Saturday: Participate in a 5K run or walk at the Halloween Fun Walk benefiting mental health. $15-$25, free for children 10 and younger.

Great Halloween Lantern Parade -- 410-276-1651 or creative

7:30 p.m. Saturday: To march in the parade, gather near Pulaski Monument, Kenwood and Eastern avenues.

8 p.m. Saturday: To watch the parade, gather at Patterson Park on Pagoda Hill, Pratt and Patterson Park avenues.

Gwynns Falls Trails XTERRA Run -- 4500 Franklintown Road /

9 a.m. Sunday: At this 6K run, adults and children can also compete for the best-costume award. $25.

Halloween in the Garden -- 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons / 410-326-4640 or

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: Annmarie Garden presents spooky art activities, trick-or-treating and more. $1.

Halloween Skate -- 200 S. Linwood Ave. / 410-396-9392

7 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow: Dress up in your scariest costume and hit the ice for a night of skating. $3.

Haunted Graveyard of Charlesmont -- 3413 Wallford Drive, Dundalk / 410-282-3635

dusk-11 p.m. tonight-Wednesday: See the annual Halloween display and donate regular and pets' canned goods to the food drive, which will go to a local food bank and/or animal rescue shelter.

Haunted Hike: Fright Night on the Gwynns Falls Trail -- 4500 Franklintown Road / 410-396-0808

7 p.m.-11 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday: Take a scary walk down the haunted Gwynns Falls Trail and be prepared for whatever scary things are lurking along the way. $10.

Jason's Woods -- 99 Stehman Road, Lancaster, Pa. / 717-872-5768 or

7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday: Experience one or all of Jason's Woods' seven haunted attractions, including the Horrifying Hayride, Barn of Terror, Pirate's Revenge, Mystery Maze, Macabre Museum, Pitch Black and Psycho Circus. $3-$40.

Kim's Krypt Haunted Attraction -- 1748 Merritt Blvd, Dundalk / 410-391-726 or

7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. tomorrow through Oct. 31: Experience a long-running haunted house, only bigger than before, at its new location in Baltimore. $10 for adults, $6 for children 11 and younger.

Night of Fright aboard Baltimore's Own Haunted Ship -- Pier 5, Pratt Street / 410-396-3453

6 p.m.-11 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday: Tour the dark and haunted halls of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Taney, the last surviving warship of Pearl Harbor, which is transformed into a terrifying ghost ship. $6 for adults, $3 for children.

Nightmare on York Street -- 19 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Towson / 301-652-7712 or

5 p.m.-midnight Saturday: Take a walking tour of Towson and enjoy food and drink specials at local bars and restaurants. $5 with costume, $8 without.

Nightmares from Elmridge Haunted House -- 5400 East Drive, Arbutus / 443-865-1445 or

7 p.m.-11 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday: The eighth year of this indoor haunted house. $7 for ages 11 and older, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for ages 4 and younger. Sunday is college night, $5 for people with a college ID.

13th Inning and Castle Frankenstein -- 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen / 410-297-9292

7:30 p.m.-9:30 through Wednesday: See a castle of terror filled with monsters or hear the chilling legend of the clubhouse of ex-manager Justin Bobby at Ripken Stadium. Festivities will run until 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $11-$13.


Frankenstein Penetrating the Secrets of Nature -- 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia / 410-313-7800

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 17: An exhibit at the Howard County Central Library that examines the world of Mary Shelley, who created Frankenstein in 1816;Frankenstein pop culture; and more. Free.

A Gothic Evening -- Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park / 301-864-0420 or

7:30 p.m. tomorrow: Lantern-guided tours begin every 10 minutes until 8:30 p.m., Gothic tales will be read, and refreshments will be provided. $10.

Lantern Night at the Fire Museum of Marlyand -- 1301 York Road, Lutherville / 410-321-7500 or

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