Here’s your AFE guide to celebrating Halloween safely in 2020. Be sure to check out your local MWR page for the latest updates on events and happenings at your installation.
Halloween is being celebrated differently this year, but that doesn’t mean active service members and their families can’t have a little fun. From drive-thru trick or treat events, to socially-distanced Halloween parties, we’re hoping this Halloween is both spooky and safe.
Sailors spread Halloween cheer to local students in Misawa, Japan on October 22, 2020. Make sure to bring a protective mask to your local events!
Staying in this Halloween and looking for a watchlist? Check out our guide to must-see Halloween movies for our Gore Before Halloween movie marathon. We will be live-Tweeting as the night unfolds.
Army MWR Events
What: Wacky Halloween Costume Contest
When: October 28 – 29, Judging October 29, 6 pm
Where: Ft. Benning Bowling & Entertainment Center
Is your costume wacky enough to win you up to seven days of free bowling? Find out at the Ft. Benning Bowling & Entertainment Center’s Wacky Halloween Costume Contest. To enter the contest, purchase one of the October Specials of the Month (unlimited bowling or bingo special) on October 28 or 29. Contest judging will take place on October 29 at 6 pm, with a kid’s and an adult’s division. 1st and 2nd place winners in each division will receive prizes.
What: FAP Curbside Trick or Treat
When: October 29, 5-7 pm
Where: FAP at Richardson Circle
The Exceptional Family Member Program and Family Advocacy Program will celebrate “Trick or Treat & FAP Safety Fair Curbside” on October 29 from 5-7 pm. Don’t miss out this Halloween! Dress up in your favorite costume and drive by FAP at Richardson Circle to receive a bag full of trinkets, treats, and safety items from the safety of your car. Safety first! Please bring a mask for this event. Supplies are limited to up to 200 children, patrons must be enrolled in EFMP.
What: Zombie Apocalypse Shootout!
When: October 31, 12-3 pm
Where: Recreational Shooting Complex
Cost: $15, includes gun rental and ammo
Join the Recreational Shooting Complex for the Zombie Shoot on October 31 from 12-3 pm. Participants will get 5 shots at zombies at 25 meters using a pistol, 5 shots at 100 yards with a rifle, and 5 headshots at 300 yards. Gun rental and ammunition are included with the $15 registration fee. This event is open to ID cardholders ages 6 and older. Youth participants 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
What: Bingo’s Howl-O-Win Costume Contest
When: October 31, 12-1pm
Cost: Minimum purchase of a Regular Admission Pack
Bingo’s Howl-O-Win Costume Contest returns this year! To enter, contestants must purchase at least one Regular Admission Pack for Bingo play on October 31. Doors open at noon, and the session will start at 1:30 p.m. 1st place winners will receive a Loaded Machine for six days, 2nd place receives a Flag Coupon for six days and 3rd place receives $100. Plus, each participant dressed up for the occasion will receive a free regular admission pack!
What: Trick or Treat at Throckmorton – Curbside Trick or Treat
When: October 31, 1-3 pm
Where: Throckmorton Library
The Throckmorton Library will be hosting a curbside trick-or-treat event on October 31 from 1-3 pm. There will be a decorated tent in the parking lot with plenty of curbside signage to direct families through the festivities. Don’t miss out on the goodie bags! More information can be found here.
What: Fort Bragg Virtual 10-Miler
When: November 7
Cost: $25, includes shirt and finisher medal
Does the idea of running 10 miles send a shiver down your spine? Check out the Fort Bragg Virtual 10-Miler on November 7th. Hurry, slots are limited.
What: Paint Your Own Pottery Craft Bags
When: October 28-30
Where: Guenette Arts & Crafts Center
Cost: $5, includes ceramic piece, acrylic paints, and a brush
Guenette Arts & Crafts Center is offering Halloween Paint Your Own Pottery Grab Bags during the month of October. Each kit includes one ceramic piece, acrylic paints, and a brush.
What: Trick or Treat Fort Campbell
When: October 31, 6-8 pm
Where: Fort Campbell Housing
Trick or treating is a go this year at Fort Campbell, with precautions taken for family health and safety. Emergency Services will provide an increased presence in the community during trick or treat hours, and military police and BOSS volunteers will assist in traffic control to ensure that all activities are done safely. Residents not participating in festivities should indicate so by turning their porch lights off.
What: BOSS Halloween Party sponsored by USAA
When: October 30, 6-11 pm
Where: Samuel Adams Brewhouse, 24th Street BLDG 5782
Cost: $7 pre-registration or $10 at the door
Join BOSS and USAA for a night of scary fun at the Samuel Adams Brewhouse. There will be a costume contest, games, door prizes, music, and an a la carte food and drink menu. This adults-only event is open to any single or unaccompanied service member looking for fun. Bring a face mask, and remember to maintain social distancing of at least 6ft.
Humphreys, South Korea
What: House of Fear Haunted House
When: October 29 – November 1
Where: Sitman Parking Garage (Bldg. 6820)
Cost: Kids $5, adults $10
Join BOSS and Special Events for a scary time at the House of Fear Haunted House. You’re in for a thrill! Please note: a liability waiver must be completely filled out and signed prior to entering the haunted house.
Family Friendly Time: 5-7 pm
Enter At Your Own Risk: 7-10 pm
What: Humphreys Halloween Spooktacular
When: October 31, 2-5 pm
Where: Marne Ave (between 7th & 9th St.)
Come out to a community trunk-or-treating experience. There will be haunted attractions, goodie booths and contests!
Torii Station, Japan
What: Fireside Spooky Story Time
When: October 29, 5 pm
Where: Follow Torii MWR on Facebook
Join the Torii Library for a spooky read-along on Facebook Live! The hosts will be roasting s’mores, and they will also be reading the winning stories of the Torii Library’s Super Short Spooky Story Writing Contest for Kids.
Navy MWR Events
Can’t find your base? Check your local Navy MWR page for more information.
Naval Base San Diego
What: Halloween Intensity Interval Training Challenge
When: October 5-30
What’s more spooky than calisthenics? Join NBPL for their Halloween Intensity Interval Training for 20 days of “wicked’ workouts from Oct 5-30th. Challenge yourself with various workouts for advanced and beginner participants. Finishers in the challenge receive a free t-shirt.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor
What: Intramural Halloween Golf Tournament
When: October 29, 11 am
Where: Ke’alohi Golf Course
Cost: Green fees
Join your fellow sailors and servicemen for a round of spooky golf at the Ke’Alohi Golf Course, organized by Navy MWR. Call 473-1921 or 473-2437 for more information.
What: Liberty Halloween Drive-By Costume Contest
When: October 31, 6-8 pm
Where: All MWR Liberty Centers
Single Sailors and Airmen, dress up and get your picture taken. Pictures will be posted on Facebook under MWR Liberty Hawaii. The participant with the most likes wins! Call 473-2583 for more info.
What: Halloween Trunk-or-Treat
When: October 30, 6 pm
Where: Cooper Field
Navy MWR Guantanamo will be hosting a drive-thru trunk-or-treat event on October 20, starting at 6 pm. Stay safe, and be sure to bring a mask to the festivities.
What: Halloween Horror Night
When: October 31, 8 pm
Where: Downtown Lycuem
Navy MWR Guantanamo will be showing scary movies all Halloween night! The movie marathon starts with US at 8 pm, IT Chapter One (2017) at 10 pm, followed by The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Patrons are encouraged to come in costume! Halloween-themed concessions, pizza, and slushies will be available for purchase.
What: Live Virtual Halloween Party!
When: October 31, 6:30 pm
The party may be virtual, but the festivities will be real during MWR’s Virtual Halloween event in Naples! Be spooky and stay safe this Halloween.
Register with firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30 to join in on the Halloween decorating contest. The contest winners will be announced at 8:20 pm on October 31.
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