Scotland’s Ultimate Halloween Guide 2018

Please note that this is the 2018 Halloween Guide! Our 2019 Guide launches on Friday 13th September and can be found here


Since we launched The GeekList back in March we have been dyyying to get to October? Why? Because it has the most pop-culturey holiday of them all of course, HALLOWEEN! Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, fantasy and fun – all of things that we at The GeekList worship and adore.

This List will be the biggest one we have compiled yet with as many Halloween events as we can squeeze in (and updated right up to the night itself). It’s a HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR! Mwahahahahaha…..


26th October

Halloween Spooktacular @ Glasgow Science Centre

Is it science or something more supernatural? Find out at Glasgow Science Centre!

26th to 31st October

Haunted Forest @ Kelburn Country Park

This looks all kinds of terrifying, are you brave enough to visit the Haunted Forest?

26th to 11th November

GlasGLOW @ Botanic Gardens

In what could possibly be the ‘highlight’ of the season, a brand new Halloween attraction hits Glasgow.

27th October

Glasgow Horror Fest @ The Classic Grand

Day 1 of a 2-day horror extravaganza. If you like your pop culture served bloody then this is the convention for you.

Never Sleep(over) again@ The Flying Duck

Burnt Church Film Club are back with another fab movie marathon – sold out but keep an eye on the page for returns nearer the time.

Halloween Comic Fest @ Forbidden Planet

Make sure you head to FP for some of the exclusive Halloween comics available

Halloween Fright Night @ Finlaystone Country Estate

Grab your wellies and take a wander round Finlaystone on the hunt for ghosties and ghoulies!

Our Pride in Our Prejudice of Zombies @ The Britannia Panopticon

An old fashioned school prom but with some zombies?

Massaoke: Halloween Special@ Argyle Street Arches

Gather round and sing a song to scare off the monsters of Halloween!


The Big Barrhead Halloween Parade

Fun for all the family in the Halloween Parade – your community group can even take part.

Paisley Halloween Festival

With a good witchy history, Paisley in the perfect place to celebrate Halloween

Witch Market @ Britannia Panopticon

Looking for some ingredients for your latest potion? Visit Glasgow’s very first Witch market

Family Roller Disco @ RollerStop

The family that rolls together, stays together

Halloween Roller Disco @ RollerStop

What’s spooky and goes round and round and round? You at a Halloween Rollerdisco!

Light Into Dark Tour @ Culzean Castle

Dare you brave the darkness of Culzean Castle grounds where the beasties are rumoured to be roaming free?

28th October

Glasgow Horror Fest

As above, Day 2 of this fangtastic horror convention

Light Into Dark Tour

As above, more scares at Culzean Castle


31st October

Glasgow Horror Walk @ Glasgow Cathedral

Dare you take the tour of Glasgow’s past where murder and mayhem were every day occurrences?

Teenage Scream Live Podcast recording @ The Mitchell Library

If you like Point Horror and general 90s horror goodness, this is the podcast for you. Join Kirsty Logan and Heather Parry as they podcast live and review ‘Trick or Treat’.

teenage scream logo with radio and scary font



26th to 31st October

Edinburgh Horror Festival @ various venues across Edinburgh

Think of it as like the Fringe but with more blood and guts!

27th October

Falkirk Comic Con@ Woodlands Games Hall

The Big Glasgow Comic Page continue their tour of Scotland and bring their own brand of geeky hen fun to Falkirk

Zombie Horrorween@ Perth Town Hall

Is Perth ready for the zombie invasion? Are you?

28th October

Edinburgh Childrens Halloween party @ Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Every other day it’s cosplay but on Halloween it’s dressing up! Bring your kids along and have some fun!

31st October

The Maze @ Forbes of Kingennie’s

Are you brave (or daft) enough to defeat the zombie infested maze? Enter at your peril!

Halloween is one of the best times of the year so let’s get these events sold out so that they bring us even more next year!! If your event is missing, please send the details to  -name, date, venue, price and a 660 x 500 image to be included on The GeekList.

Happy Halloween!!