ChattaBOOga Halloween Events in October

ChattaBOOga Halloween events

Every October, Chattanooga transforms itself into ChattaBOOga, a city filled to the brim with fun and exciting events to get in the spirit of Halloween. Looking for ChattaBOOga Halloween events for you and the whole family? Check out some of these:

Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern

This national award-winning event is a team effort between Ruby Falls and Fear Connection. The 20,000-square-foot cavern takes visitors into a haunted attraction like no other.

Acres of Darkness

The Chattanooga Audubon Society puts on a great event in the midst of the forest, where people of all ages can participate in the blacklight maze and hayrides and head to the bonfire afterwards for s’mores.

WinnepeSPOOKah

The amusement park at Lake Winnepesaukah transforms into a spooky Halloween spot featuring a Thriller Parade, haunted rides, yummy treats, and more.

Boo in the Zoo

If you’re looking for a non-scary option, check out Chattanooga Zoo’s event, which features a scavenger hunt, costumed characters, and, of course, animals.

Halloween Eerie Express

Head to Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Grand Junction station for this one-and-a-half-hour ride aboard a haunted vintage train, ending with the kid-friendly Eerie Fun House.

The ChattaBOOga Halloween events for 2017 look great to us at Capital Toyota! How will you celebrate Halloween?

 

5 Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers

Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers

For many, Halloween is what makes October such a wonderful month. Friends and families can carve jack-o’-lanterns, go on hay rides, and even visit a corn maze or haunted house. For children, it all culminates in trick-or-treating near the end of the month. While it is important to stress safety tips with your children if they are trick-or-treating, it is also important to practice some safety tips of your own if you will be out driving.

Check out these five Halloween safety tips for drivers, courtesy of Capital Toyota:

  1. Research trick-or-treat times in your city. Make sure you know when and where children will be out in any neighborhoods you will be visiting so that you know when to be extra cautious.
  2. Turn your lights on. Even if it’s still light out, it will make you more visible to children. It will also help you catch the safety reflectors that many parents attach to their children’s costumes.
  3. Drive slowly. Neighborhood speeds are usually posted at 25 mph. Slow down to 20 or even 15 during trick-or-treat times. Remember—kids might not follow all pedestrian rules, like crossing at crosswalks only.
  4. Put away your phone. Whether you are making a phone call, playing music, or trying to text, put that phone down. These are things that offer dangerous distractions at all times, but be especially cautious of things that cause distractions (phone, radio, food) during trick-or-treat times.
  5. Be aware of danger zones. Drive slowly around parked cars, as children might dart out from behind them. Also be extra careful at intersections, where children may cross out of turn. Always signal your intentions to drivers and pedestrians, and keep your eyes alert all night.

Halloween is a fun night for all—just make sure you are being safe however you celebrate!