Thursday, October 2, 2014 · 10:28 a.m.
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The Enchanted Maize, which celebrated its 80th season this fall, closes this Sunday. (Photo: Peter Zimmermann)

With every scare from nationally ranked horrors lurking in the depths to a family-friendly character maze, the last weekend of the Halloween season in Chattanooga is a veritable and busy trick-or-treat route.

Choose your poison from this list of the area’s cream of the crop.

Blowing Springs Farm’s Enchanted Maize
This is the last weekend in the Flintstone attraction’s historic 80th season. That means only one more chance to watch the sunset from the hayride, pet a pig in the critter corral and get lost in the beguiling corn maze.

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, hours vary
Where: 271 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga.
How much: $9 for adults, $7 for children 4 to 12

Fantasy Maze
The Easter Bunny, Alice and Superman—these will be some of the familiar, if slightly unseasonal, characters appearing at the 11th annual Fantasy Maze at the Tennessee Riverpark. Courtesy of Hamilton County Parks and Recreation, the decidedly non-scary event runs like an Easter egg hunt with candy-carrying characters serving as the treasures to be found in the maze.

When: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27, 6-9 p.m.
Where: 4301 Amnicola Highway
How much: $3 for children older than 2, free for adults

Witches, goblins and ghouls parade at Lake Winnepespookah. (Screenshot: Staff)

Lake Winnepespookah
This Halloween, the fish aren’t the most frightening sight at Lake Winnie. The amusement park hosts a weekend of haunted rides, magic shows and costume parades. Even the concession stands will be in the holiday spirit. Best of all, the admission price includes the festivities and unlimited rides.

When: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27, 6-11 p.m.
Where: 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville, Ga.
How much: $20 online for all ages, $24 at the gate for guests younger than 65 and $10 for guests 65 and up

Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern
The tagline for this renowned center of horror—which encompasses the Hall of the Lost Dead—is “Descend 26 stories underground, where no one can hear your scream.” Nothing else need be said. In addition to this weekend’s dates, the attraction will be open for a special engagement on Halloween.

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, hours vary
Where: 1720 South Scenic Highway
How much: $21 for Friday and Saturday nights, $17 for Sunday night and Halloween

This zombie, pictured here at the 2011 Zombie Walk Mexico, could be after runners in Trenton this Saturday. (Photo: Munir Hamdan)

Moonshine Mud Run
Hellbender may have set the bar high for jacked-up, hard-core fitness events, but what will always top feats of physical strength, speed and endurance? Zombies. The 5K Moonshine Mud Run tests racers with 12 obstacles while they run from zombies hidden along the route. Even kids are not immune to the apocalyptic attack during the event for runners 13 years old and younger. Band Dirty Cherry will entertain the crowd—expected to consist primarily of the undead—at 2 p.m. The event benefits the United Way of Greater Chattanooga.

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, race begins at 9:30 a.m.
Where: 588 Piney Road, Trenton, Ga.
How much: Free for spectators, $65 or $200 for solo and team racers, respectively

Juan of the Dead
Chattanooga’s film society—Mise En Scenesters—has pulled off the coup of bringing in the first zombie film shot in Cuba. In brief, a motley crew of slackers takes on zombies, while the threat of the undead is being mislabeled by the Cuban government as a political, dissident movement. The zombie fest continues with the farewell show of the all-girl Ramones cover band, the Whoremones.

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1307 Dodds Ave.
How much: $5

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