Enjoy a spooktacular Halloween at the beach!


I love Halloween! And if you are going to be in Orange Beach or Gulf Shores during the spookiest season of the year, the list of activities will keep you busy!

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Getting things rolling is the Corpse Crawl on Oct. 17 at Graham Creek Nature Preserve in Foley. A zombie-filled obstacle course serves as a fundraiser for the Foley High cross-country team.

The Nature Preserve is also hosting a Haunted Hay Ride from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31. Cost is $15 and it benefits environmental education at the preserve.

The Relay For Life Trick or Trot is set for 3 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. Participate in the 5K or fun run in your scariest or most outrageous Halloween costume!

If you like a good mystery, “The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes” is playing at the South Baldwin Community Theatre, 2022 W. 2nd St. in Gulf Shores. Dates are Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31, with Sunday matinees on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.

The Original German Sausage Festival will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 in Elberta, just up the road. Enjoy a taste of Elberta’s famous German sausage and sauerkraut, plus more than 200 arts and crafts booths. Other scrumptious foods include German-style filled cabbage, potato salad, goulash, red beans & rice, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, ice cream, popcorn and peanuts. Kids love the carnival rides. And polka, German and country music is played throughout the day!

For the adults, the Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar will hold its annual costume contest starting at 9 p.m. on Oct. 31. Be creative and you have a chance to win cash and even a Mexico getaway!

So get a costume together and get out for a spooky good time on the coast!