Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy a getaway to explore some of the spookiest experiences The Secret Coast has to offer! 

Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority. Find out how in our Destination Promise of health and safety. 

Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour 2018

Photo by Lionel Haynes, Jr. for The Shoofly Magazine

Cemetery Tours 

If you are curious to learn more about the founding families of Moss Point, the Historic Griffin Cemetery Tour takes place every half hour from 9-11:30 a.m. on October 24. 

In Bay St. Louis, the Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour takes place October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Members in period dress portray the citizens buried at Cedar Rest. 

Sunset on river

Photo by Jeff Wilkinson

Ghost Rides 

Starting September 25, book a spooky excursion with the Mystic Ghost Ride Company in Bay St. Louis. Nightly boat rides can accommodate up to 6 guests and take place at 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and last two hours. The tour runs from Bayou Caddy to Pearl River, where you can learn of local hauntings, explore the legends and lore of ghostly pirates (including famed pirate Jean Lafitte) and enjoy the thrill of the unknown. 

Spooky Schooner Cruise with Makin' Groceries 

On Halloween night (October 31, 2020), enjoy a relaxing - and spooky - ride aboard the “White Winged Queens” that have become iconic fixtures of Coastal Mississippi. The ride will include heavy Hors d'oeuvres from Makin' Groceries and Halloween fun. Cost is $50 per person and you can call 228-435-6320 to reserve your spot! 

Pumpkin Patch

Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches

For a family-friendly adventure, plan a visit to one of the area's corn mazes and pumpkin patches! 

A&W Christmas Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch, located in Moss Point, features a pumpkin patch, train and hay ride, fish pond, slide, photo spots and more! The farm is open on Fridays and Saturdays in October. 

Middleton Farms, located in Moss Point, offers options to pick your own pumpkin from the field or choose one after it's been picked along with enjoying train rides, mazes, pony rides, and more! Visit their site for designated hours of operation.

Every October, Trinity Episcopal Church arranges a picturesque pumpkin patch right off the beach in Pass Christian! Located just off 125 Church Avenue, this beachside pumpkin patch is open all month from 10 a.m. until dark.

Boo at MSAQ

Boo at MSAQ

Celebrate Halloween day with Mississippi Aquarium’s Boo at MSAQ! Bring the whole family out in costume to enjoy a day at the Aquarium on October 31 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Spooktacular Educational Presentation Schedule:

  • 10:30 AM - Creepy Crawly Bottom Dwellers (3rd floor of Aquatic Wonders)
  • 11:00 AM - Tales from the Deep (1st floor of Aquatic Wonders - Big Window)
  • 1:00 PM - Ghoulish Croc Talk (Crocodilian Habitat)
  • 1:30 PM - Shadows in the Night (Aviary)
  • 3:30 PM - Skeletons, Bones, & Shells (3rd floor of Aquatic Wonders)

Virtual Costume Contest:

Boo at MSAQ guests are invited to wear their favorite costume and take a photo at the Aquarium with the hashtag #BooAtMSAQ to enter a ticket giveaway. Three total winners will be chosen.  

How to enter the costume contest:

(1) Come to the Aquarium on October 31 in costume and we will pick one winner for each of the following categories:

  1. Scariest
  2. Best Recycled
  3. Funniest

(2) Take a photo at the Aquarium and comment the hashtag #BooAtMSAQ on Facebook OR Instagram (account must be public for us to see it)

Three individual winners will be announced on MSAQ social channels on Monday, November 2. Each winner will receive one (1) individual ticket to the Aquarium to use for themselves or to share with a friend. The ticket is valid for entry for one year.

For more Halloween-inspired events and experiences, continue to visit the Events section of coastalmississippi.com!