Spooky Nights


Join us for Spooky Nights -- a spook-tacular event that supports Shelby Farms Park Conservancy! 

Every friday + saturday in october, plus thursdays october 22 + 29 | 7-10pm

Tickets for all attractions can be purchased at the event, or in advance at www.ticketmaster.com

 Spooky Nights is open rain or shine unless otherwise noted for inclement weather. Inclement weather closing will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and on this web page.

Haunted Trail (ages 12+): $12 per person

The Pine Forest of Shelby Farms Park is transformed into the only haunted trail in Memphis! Are you brave enough to handle over 1 mile of scares

Nocturnal Nature Hikes (all ages): $10 per family (free for Park Members)

For those looking for a fun, but not frightening activity, guided nocturnal nature hikes will be held on a separate trail. These hikes are a great way to experience wildlife at night. In addition to the wildlife, hike leaders will teach participants how to use their night vision and other senses to navigate in the night.

Zombie Laser Tag + Walker range: $5 per person, per game

For a high-energy experience, be sure to check out zombie laser tag or zombie paintball shooting range. Who will win - humans or zombies? 

zombie paintball hayride (all ages): $20 per person | $25 for Zombie Truck

Experience a new attraction at Spooky Nights that is sure to scare up some fun! Climb aboard a trailer that is specially outfitted with paintball equipment and try to conquer zombies! Don't worry--the zombies aren't coordinated enough to use the paintball equipment, so you'll have the upper hand! For more information, click here.

Headless Horseman Hayrides: $8 per person

Take a family-friendly hayride through the Park, but be on the lookout for the legend himself!

Pumpkin Painting: $7 per large pumpkin | $5 per small pumpkin

Get creative in our craft corner!

Spooky Food Trucks: prices vary

Want to chow down on some creepy-crawlies or sip on some witch's brew? Check out the creative treats that our vendors are cooking up!

Trunk or Treat on october 31

Little ghosts and goblins are invited to go trick or treating in safe environment during Spooky Nights. Treats will be provided Memphis + Shelby County EMS. Costumes are highly encouraged! 

Starts at 7pm - until the treats are gone! 

Memphis Zombie 5K*

Saturday, October 3 | 5:30pm

Join the cast and crew of Spooky Nights as they present the 2015 Memphis Zombie 5k at Shelby Farms Park. Participants will navigate this 5k course through the paths and haunted trails of Shelby Farms Park in an attempt to make it through with out being eaten by our hoard of flesh eating zombies.

*This event is sold out! We have reached capacity for the race, so race day registration will not be available. Thank you to everyone that signed up! Have a great race!

Be a Part of Spooky Nights


To volunteer, please contact Irene Montanez at imontanez@shelbyfarmspark.org or call (901) 222-7266.

spooky nights volunteer sign-up

Spooky Work Days (Saturdays in August + September from 9am-noon)

This will require manual labor including painting, building, trail cleanup, etc.

Event Volunteers (Every Friday + Saturday from Oct. 2 -31 - including Thursdays Oct. 22 + 29)

Parking volunteers (ages 14+)

Zombie Laser Tag Zombies (Every Friday + Saturday from Oct. 2 -31 - including Thursdays Oct. 22 + 29)

Ages 15+

marketing + media

For marketing + media inquiries, contact Natalie Wilson, Events Manager at nwilson@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 222-7267.


For sponsorship opportunities, contact contact Cameron Mann at cmann@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 222-7250. 


Do you have a spooky business or product that you want to share with the community? Reserve a vendor booth space for 2015 Spooky Nights! For more information, contact Coral O'Connor at coconnor@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 222-7265.

spooky nights vendor contract

Sponsor links

Ameriprise Financial | Armstrong Relocation Company | Battlefront Lasertag + Paintball
Conway Services | Cord Moving and Storage Company | Carriage Company of Memphis
Howardart Studio | Indie Acting Studio | La Prensa Latina | Memphis Flyer | Playhouse
Standard Construction Company | SunTrust | Volvo of Memphis | WMC Action News 5 

Spooky Nights in the News

15 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Memphis | Choose 901 | 9.08.15 
Guide To Memphis Halloween Events, Haunted Houses, and Harvest Fests | I Love Memphis | 9.23.15

Spooky Nights Rules

  • NO SMOKING OR OPEN FLAMES OF ANY KIND, NO EXCEPTIONS - Anyone caught smoking or with an open flame (Lighter, etc) in Spooky Nights will be asked to leave the Park.
  • DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING, INCLUDING PROPS AND ACTORS.  Spooky Nights has a strict no touching policy for both the actors and the Patrons. The actors will not touch you. Anyone caught touching props or the actors will risk denied entry or removal from Spooky Nights.
  • NO ALCOHOL, FIREARMS AND/OR WEAPONS OF ANY TYPE are permitted on the premise of Shelby Farms Park. Likewise, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy reserves the right to deny entry to and/or pre-maturely eject any individual(s) from Spooky Night who appear to be and/or display drunken behavior that would affect the safety and enjoyment of the Spooky Nights experience. 
  • BE SCARED YET SAFE.  Shelby Farms Park provides a thrilling experience while maintaining a high standard of patron and staff safety. Activity considered horse play or dangerous acts that could harm others are not permitted. 
  • NO PETS ALLOWED IN EVENT Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is not responsible for any loss, stolen and/or damaged possessions of patrons while on the premise of the Park for Spooky Nights. 

All proceeds from Spooky Nights benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages and operates Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline. 

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