5 Must-Do Halloween Activities

posted: 10/26/15
by: Mara Betsch
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Though Halloween is just one night, there are plenty of fun activities that you and your family can participate in leading up to all hallows' eve. Each community is different, but we guarantee you can find most of these fun and frightful activities near you.

1. Check out TLC's Jack-O'-Lantern Live Cams
Even if you can't make it to Roloff Farms, you can still visit this pumpkin patch from afar. With three different cameras, you can see the farm (and its pumpkins) from all angles.

2. Find a Halloween ComicFest
Into comic books? Head to your nearest store to participate in Halloween Comicfest! Lots of stores participate by giving away free comics, and some go as far as having full-on comic book costume parties. It's a fun alternative to those that may be a little too old to go trick-or-treating but still love celebrating.

3. Watch Exorcism Live
For the first time ever, Destination America will be airing a live exorcism on Friday, October 30 at 9/8c. Psychic medium Chip Coffey, Bishop James Long and the stars of Ghost Asylum will travel to the St. Louis, Missouri, home where the child whose story inspired the novel The Exorcist lived in the 1940s. See if they can cleanse the house of evil spirits for good!

4. Go on a ghost tour

No matter where you live, there's probably a home with a, um, colorful history that merits a spooky tour. Here are 13 of the scariest tours, but we're sure you can find an eerie place to explore near your hometown.

5. Get lost in a corn maze

More fun than freaky, wandering through a corn maze is a great activity for young children who may scare easily (Jack from "Our Little Family" can show you how fun it is!). Plus, many mazes are next door to orchards or farms for a full day's worth of activities. MazePlay.com has a list of corn mazes in the United States -- it's not extensive, but it's a great place to start.