Boogie down at the Nashville Zoo’s costumed Monster Mash and shake your “ghoul” thing
Elephants, zebras and giraffes are always at Nashville Zoo, but goblins, mummies and monsters can be spotted at the 12 annual Ghouls at Grassmere, October 16 – 18 and 23 – 25 and 29 – 30, from 5 – 9 p.m. each night.
Ghouls at Grassmere is Music City’s largest family-friendly Halloween celebration, with themed treat stations, animal shows, costume parades and more. Guests can take a haunted hayride through the Zoo’s back roads, go for a spin on the Scary-Go-Round, play frightening games at Carn-Evil and shake their “ghoul” thing at the Monster Mash. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer a special tour showcasing the dying traditions and superstitions of the 1800s.
Advanced tickets for Ghouls at Grassmere are $4.00 for Nashville Zoo members and $8.00 for non-members. Children under 2 are free. Extra fees apply to the haunted hayride, Scary-Go-Round, pumpkin painting and face painting.