As other Halloween enthusiasts can tell you— Halloween is a season, not a day. Don’t wait until the 31st to get spooky! 

Here are our favorite ways to celebrate Halloween, and other awesome things to do in Augusta this October.

1. Pumpkin Spice Candle, Anyone? 

Start out the season with the perfect scent to last throughout the month. Choose from fall classics like applejack, pumpkin spice latte, cinnamon, fireside chat or channel your inner mad scientist to create your own unique scent at Augusta Candle Co

2. Carve a Forever Pumpkin

These pumpkins from Tire City Potters are the perfect decorations to haunt doorways, windows and mantles. Carve a clay pumpkin as simple or as artistic as your talents allow, the TCP team does a great job helping you guide your creation to life. 

3. Creepy Corn Maze Fun 

Visit the Steed’s Dairy Corn Maze, even though it’s not haunted this year, there are enough twists and turns and dead ends to keep you wondering what other secrets the field might be keeping.

5. Grab a Ghost Read 

The Book Tavern on Broad Street always features a great collection of books about Augusta’s, sometimes dark, past. Pick up some other thrillers, mysteries or sci-fis while you’re there.

6. Pick a Pumpkin 

Then spend the evening carving pumpkins. Find the perfect pumpkin at a patch near you; this writer recommends paying a visit to Good Earth Produce & Garden Center for a full selection of multi-colored pumpkins for the perfect front door decoration. Add a bushel of apples and boiled peanuts to your basket for the perfect fall treat. 

7. See a Side-Show

Pexcho’s American Dime Museum is a fan-favorite for the locals that live in a spooky state-of-mind all year round; swing by their location and give them a call first to double-check their current hours. 

8. Walk with the Spirits 

You can meet and Walk with the Spirits thanks to Historic Augusta’s annual tour at Magnolia Cemetery tour on Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24 from 2 to 5 PM. 

9. Get Boo'd with Westobou 

Westobou is presenting their first Halloween event, WestoBOO! Bash on October 28 from 8-11pm. Enjoy a haunted evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and spooky surprises. The theme this year is Haunted Mansion at the Old Medical College. 

10. Enjoy the Spirits

An Augusta favorite, Craft and Vine hosts a selection of craft cocktails for Halloween; ranging from pumpkin spice to everything nice for adults. 

11. Latte, Anyone? 

This coffee fanatic is OBSESSED with the current Butter Beer Latte available to all you fall and Harry Potter fans at Ubora Coffee Roasters in downtown Augusta. Not a Potter fan? They have a pumpkin spice latte on hand just for you.