Spook Night is one of Hexham's biggest events. The town becomes the centre of all things fearsome and frightful and attracts thousands of people, many of them in fancy dress.
The event takes place on Saturday 29th October around Beaumont Street, Market Place and the Abbey Grounds with fairground rides, hot food, fancy dress competitions for all ages (including a best-dressed pet category!), pumpkin and turnip carving, witches' den and spooky dancing around the bandstand. Look out too for shocking shop windows, spine-chilling storytelling , foul face-painting, a petrifying pumpkin trail and an eerie escape room. Download the Spook Night Activities and Timings for more info. See you there... if you dare!
Event Info, Lost Persons & First Aid Point (Queen’s Hall foyer)
Toilets (Abbey Grounds – opposite Queen’s Hall)
10am – 4pm Halloween Skull Trail (The Old Gaol - usual charge for entry applies)
12 – 4pm Skeletons in the Abbey (Hexham Abbey)
1.30pm ParaNorman (PG) – Forum Cinema
2 – 4pm Shivers Down The Spine activities at Hexham Library, including Slightly Scary Storytime at 2pm & 3pm – no pre-booking necessary
2 – 5pm Witches’ Den (Queen’s Hall foyer)
2.30pm Spooky Stories at Cogito Books (suitable for ages 3-6) No pre-booking necessary, just turn up!
2.30 – 5.30pm Face-painting (Queen’s Hall foyer and Forum Cinema café)
3 – 5pm Best Dressed Spooky Family Group Competition - Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (Market Place)
3.30pm Spooky Stories at Cogito Books (suitable for ages 3-6) No pre-booking necessary, just turn up!
4 – 6pm Lantern-making (Queen’s Hall foyer)
4.30 – 5.15pm Fancy Dress Competitions at the Bandstand
The following categories will be judged:
Under 6 Years
and Pumpkin/Turnip Lantern Competition
To enter any category, please be at the bandstand for 4.30pm.
5.30pm & 6.30pm
Dancing by Studio K (Bandstand)
7.30pm The Thing (18) 4K Restoration– Forum Cinema