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Huntsville, AL’s Scarecrow Trail & Bootanica Event

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is having spook-tacular Halloween events this fall! Grab the entire family because these family friendly events will make everyone happy. The Scarecrow Trail is open Saturday, August 31st until Thursday, October 31st while the Bootanica event is one night only, Saturday, October 26th.

Huntsville AL Scarecrow Trail
by Mike Baird

Scarecrow Trail

Walk with the family through the Garden trail to see their annual exhibit of scarecrows! They also have hay bale art displays you can check out. The theme this year is television shows. Test your sense of direction and try to find your way out of their Sorghum Maze! They will also have hay rides on the weekends, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Access to the Scarecrow Trail is included with all admission tickets to the Gardens.


The Bootanica event is Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Children’s Garden. Mark your calendars for this fun event! They will have crafts, games and other activities as well as a Parade of Costumes at 11:30 a.m. Be sure to dress in your Halloween best! There will also be hay rides, pumpkin painting, hula hoop contests, and Steve the DJ.

The event is free with Garden admission or membership. For further information email Amy Mayfield at

Huntsvilel Botanical Gardens
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Huntsville Botanical Gardens

  • Location: 4747 Bob Wallace Ave. SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Website: Click Here
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.
  • Cost:
    • Members: Free
    • Children 2 and under: Free
    • Adults: $12
    • Children 3-18: $8
    • Seniors (55+): $10
    • Military Personnel/Student (with ID): $10

Sales tax will be added to all admission fees.

The fall events at the Huntsville, Alabama Botanical Gardens are something you do not want to miss this season! The weather is perfect for a stroll through the gardens and the entire family can find something to enjoy. The beautiful and creative scarecrows and hay bale art is always impressive. See you in the maze!

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