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7 Ways to Celebrate Halloween on the Plains

Because we all need a few alternatives to Aaron Samuels' Halloween Party

Go pumpkin picking: If you’re going to decorate for Halloween, you might as well go big or go home. Why not pick your own pumpkins to decorate or carve? There are two pumpkin patches in the Auburn area that students love to go to. The Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkin Patch and Farmer in the Dell Pumpkin Patch are both great places to pick a pumpkin and enjoy the pretty fall weather!


Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse: If the zombies could take over Atlanta in AMC’s The Walking Dead, you can never be too prepared if they make an appearance in Auburn. That’s why the AU Bookstore is hosting “The Snacking Dead” on Thursday, Oct. 24. The cookbook and recipe tasting event is previewing this new parody cookbook for those fearing the Zombie Apocalypse (or who just love a good zombie thriller,) complete with recipes to try. Make sure to try the Sweetish Fleshballs and Nachos of the Living Dead.



Get spooked at a haunted house: If midterms weren’t scary enough for you, take a road trip to a haunted house and let Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers take care of it. Pope’s Haunted Farm and The Haunted Hollow are the two top picks for students.



Enjoy the Howl-o-ween Pet Parade: Maybe you don’t like to be spooked. If that’s the case, students and dog lovers can get into the Halloween spirit by going to the Howl-o-ween Pet Parade in downtown Opelika. The parade is on Oct. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. Just try to think of a good excuse not to go look at puppies in costumes. Nothing? That's what I thought.



Make your own costume: Let’s be honest. Having the best Halloween costume is awesome. However, shopping for the best Halloween costume on a college budget is not. For students who are ballin’ on a budget, get crafty and go with a DIY costume. There are lots of awesome ideas out there, and crafting your costume is just as fun!


Hunt for ghosts: According to Alabama Ghost Hunters, there are two haunted locations in the Auburn area. If you don’t believe that Telfair Peet Theatre or the University Chapel is really haunted, the website lists locations all over Alabama that are supposedly linked to ghost encounters. Grab some fearless friends and make your own ghost tour of Auburn and the surrounding areas.



Go to Spooks and Stripes: For on-campus partying, Auburn’s University Program Council (UPC) is hosting its third annual Tiger Nights: Spooks and Stripes. On Oct. 25, students can enjoy live entertainment, games, inflatables, a haunted house and more in the Student Center at 7 p.m.






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