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The Scariest Scene: Haunted Trail Build-Out Challenge

August 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Natasha Hartsfield

Compete with other local groups to create a ‘Nightmare at the Museum’ during The Scariest Scene Haunted Trail Build Out Challenge. Up to 15 applicants will be selected to build their scene on the Haunted Trail for the 2018 Halloween Howl.  Cash prizes await the 5 scariest scenes! For more details, see  application below.

1st Place: $1,500 ● 2nd Place: $1,000 ● 3rd Place: $500 ● 4th place $200 ● 5th place $100

Application deadline: August 31, 2018 by 5:00 P.M.

Haunted Trail Build Out Challenge Application

About Halloween Howl

Dates: Friday, October 19, & Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 6:00 P.M. -10:00 P.M. each night

Halloween Howl is one of the most anticipated Halloween events in the Tallahassee Community. There is something for everyone at this event from the Not So Spooky trail, carnival games, and candy for the little ones, to the Haunted Trail for adults.

About the Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail is a huge crowd pleaser and takes place on the Museum’s wooded nature loop that runs along Lake Hiawatha.   The Haunted Trail opens at  7:15 p.m. when the sun goes down, and has scenes that will scare the socks off older kids and adults including scary clowns, dark passage ways, primitive graveyards, terrifying dolls and more!  Over 1200 people experience the Trail each year.




Tallahassee Museum

Tallahassee Museum 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Phone: (850) 575-8684 Info line: (850) 576-1636


9 am – 5 pm: Monday-Saturday
11 am – 5 pm: Sunday

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day and New Year’s Day