Macon is said to be a pretty haunted place, full of eerie stories and folklore chilling enough for even the biggest paranormal enthusiast. Travel through our historic streets learning of the spooky tales and happy haunts that call Macon home, too. This October is full of hair-raising Halloween activities that you dare not to miss. Here is your ghostly guide to all-things spooky during your stay in Macon. – Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Halloween at Hay House
October 1 - November 5
Experience Hay House after dark! Go behind the scenes at what Architectural Digest magazine calls one of the “13 Most Beautiful Haunted Destinations Around the World.” Gear up for some scary fun with the Legends & Lore Tour! Hear spine-tingling tales of unexplained noises, lights with a mind of their own and real-life ghost sightings. Tour through one of Macon’s most bone-chillingly haunted neighborhoods on Haunts & History on the Hill.
October 7, 14, 21, 28, 29
Join Rock Candy Tours on the Macon Macabre Tour, a ghost, murder and mayhem Macon history tour that focuses on Downtown Macon's nightlife and businesses. This 1.5 hour easy walking tour starts at Just Tap'd at 8:00 p.m. and ends at Parish on Cherry around 9:30 p.m.
The cost of the Macon Macabre Tour is $15 per person and guests are allowed to carry open containers in approved cups purchased from one of Downtown Macon's many restaurants or clubs.
Trunk or Treat Festival at Carolyn Crayton Park
Bring the whole family to Carolyn Crayton Park for trunk-or-treat featuring several of your favorite businesses passing out candy. The event also has live music, food vendors, face painting, bounce houses, and more! You can't go wrong with this Halloween tradition.
What is The Rocky Horror Picture Show?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic and a Halloween tradition! Local theatres perform a play based on the 1975 film that is both interactive and electric! Audience participation and cosplay is encouraged. This play is advised for mature audiences only.
Synopsis: In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky."
Macon’s Oldest and Most Forgotten Cemetery
Spanning approximately four acres, some of Macon’s first citizens are buried in this hollow ground. The Old City Cemetery, located on the corner of Cherry Street and 7th Street, operated from 1825 to 1840 as Macon's first municipal burial site. All of the graves face east to receive the first casts of light at daybreak, an old 19th century tradition.
Be careful where you step. Where there are hundreds of internments, only a handful of headstones still remain today. Once a forgotten gravesite, overgrown and falling apart, the grounds are now maintained. Many of the headstones have been destroyed by vandals, or left to dust when the historic site was decommissioned by the city two centuries ago.
Today visitors are able to walk the grounds, passing through the original gateway and pay homage to some of Macon’s earliest residents. Photographs are permitted. Daily hours are sunrise to sunset.