Jonesborough hosts series of Halloween events

The Town of Jonesborough is preparing for different Halloween events in the month of October including ​Ghoulish Goodies, Jack-o-lantern Drive Thru and a Drive-In movie featuring “Disney’s Hocus Pocus”. ​ 

Ghoulish Goodies

The Washington County Library has teamed up with the Jonesborough community for a second year to bring a virtual ​trick-or-treating alternative to the Haunts and Happenings event.

Participating businesses in Historic Jonesborough will have QR codes displayed in their windows​, these codes will be changed every Wednesday from October 4 ​to October 24. Each code ​equals a specific prize, ranging from handfuls of candy, full-sized candy bars ​or digital raffle tickets for giveaways. Prize pick up will be October 25 to October 29.

In order to participate, please visit the Beanstack website and register. The Beanstack app ​is also available for both iOS and Android devices. Registration will start September 20 and will last until October 17, the end of the second week.

This event is free and open to all ages.

For questions, please contact Allen McCumber at

Jack-o-lantern Drive Thru

​We are bringing back a community favorite and will be hosting our Jack-o-lantern Drive Thru again this year.  First, plan to pick up a pumpkin from the Jonesborough Visitors Center, located at 117 Boone Street, on Monday, October 25, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Take your pumpkin home, carve it and bring it back to the Jonesborough Visitors Center on Wednesday, October 27, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or Thursday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. During the Jack-o-lantern Drive Thru ​these pumpkins will be lit and on display along Main Street from Thursday, October 28 through Sunday, October 31, ​from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ​each evening​.

There will be three categories’ participants can enter in for prizes: kids, family and adults. ​Winners will be announced on social media and will receive gift certificates to use in our downtown businesses.

Drive-In Movie Night

The ​Town of Jonesborough will host a special Drive-In Movie night ​which will take place Friday, October 29 at 8 p.m. behind the Washington County Courthouse. ​We will ​show ​”Disney’s Hocus Pocus​”. The cost is $10 for each car, and registration information will be announced on Historic Jonesborough’s Facebook page. At check-in attendees will be refunded $10 but in JAMSA coins that can be used in ​most downtown shops and restaurants. ​Plan to arrive early to pick the perfect movie spot, check-in will begin at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to grab dinner downtown at one of our restaurants and participate with the Jack-o-lantern Drive Thru.