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Sat, Oct 22


Dauphin Island

Fort Gaines Festival of Frights

Do you love Halloween, History, Fabulous Food & Drinks, Music, & Friendly Competition? This EVENT is for YOU! Grab your friends & family or represent your business and JOIN IN ON THE FUN and help raise money for Historic Fort Gaines! Wear your costumes!

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Fort Gaines Festival of Frights
Fort Gaines Festival of Frights

Time & Location

Oct 22, 2022, 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Dauphin Island, Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA


About the Event

  • WITCHES BREW COMPETITON:  3-5 PM  Calling all WITCHES & WARLOCKS-we want to taste your BEST BREWS!  There will be 3 categories: Best HALLOWEEN Finger Foods (appetizer, dessert, etc.), Best Brew* (soup, gumbo, stew, etc.),  and Best Potion (virgin cocktails, punch, hot chocolate, apple cider, etc.).  *Please serve hot.  NOTE: You do not have to compete in all 3 categories.
  • SPOOK THE FORT CONTEST-BEST DECORATIONS-There are many people on the island that LOVE to decorate for Halloween!  Let’s get together in one spot and see WHO has the BEST! Pick a Theme:  Halloween (Witches, Warlocks, Skeletons, Ghosts,etc.)  Ancestors of the Fort (French, British, Spanish, Pirates,etc.) Non-Spooky (for anyone wanting to decorate for the younger kids) Decorate Your Space, Tailgate Style with a Canopy Tent!  It is football season in Alabama! Bring your Tents & Tables to DECORATE! Please use LED lights only! Load up your golf cart with your chairs, coolers and stay for the evening! Winners announced at 6:30PM!
  • MUSIC &  ACTIVITES:  3-6:30 PM
  • COSTUME CONTEST at 5:30 PM–Best Adult & Kids Costumes (12 & under,  ages 13-17)
  • HALLOWEEN MOVIE at 7:00 PM–Hocus Pocus


BEST HALLOWEEN TREATS in the Witch’s Brew Contest

BEST BREW in the Witch’s Brew Contest

BEST POTION in the Witch’s Brew Contest

BEST Decorated Halloween Themed Tent

BEST Decorated Ancestor Themed Tent

BEST Decorated Non-Spooky Themed Tent

BEST OVERALL Decorations 

BEST Adult Halloween Costume

BEST Kids Halloween Costumes (12 & under and ages 13 –17)

**Registration online at: or at Town Hall

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