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Discover Some Devilish Delights.

Food & Drink Shop

Darken the doors of our downtown shops, bars, and restaurants and you’ll find a treasure trove of Halloween treats and specials—to enjoy for yourself or share with the ghosts and goblins you love.

Chivo Taqueria

Chivo has two creepy cocktails up their sleeves! They've created a Wicked Cool Halloween special, the Poison Apple with Espolon reposado, lemon juice, Mast General Store's spiced apple cider, and a cinnamon sugar rim. And always on the menu, the Chupacabra is a margarita with jalapeno-infused tequila, lime, and agave, named after a blood-sucking mythical creature. It's spicy, refreshing, and just a little creepy.

Citifid-O

Your pets can get in on the Halloween excitement too! Citifid-O has lots of plush toys and edible treats for dogs and cats. Naturally, they're going to like all of them, but human favorites are these adorable pumpkins stuffed with a couple of cute bats! Plus they have gravestones, Halloween donuts, candy corn, and lots of costumes that will make your pet the life of the party.

Coffee & Chocolate

The "chocolate" in Coffee & Chocolate just turned DARK. The Spooky S'more, pictured here, is a hand-painted milk chocolate shell filled with marshmallow, white chocolate, and graham cracker. Scarily delicious! They also have a Mysterious Maple with white chocolate ganache infused with maple; a Petrifying Pear & Fig Jam; and a Dangerously Delicious Dark Chocolate Tahini Macaron.

Cruze Farm

Scarify your Cruze Farm treat with spiders, ghosts, and Halloween sprinkles. The kids will love it, but we think you will too! It's some extra Wicked Cool fun for your extra sweet dessert.

Photo Credit: Erin McCall

Earth To Old City

Add that extra touch to your costume this year with a spider headband from Earth to Old City. It's just the right amount of cute and creepy. The shop has a ton of Halloween treats, including pumpkin, Frankenstein, skull, and witch hat earrings, plus jack-o-lantern and all kinds of Halloween soaps.

You can also find copies of "Lost Tales of Scruffy City," by local author Scott West, concentrating on creepy themes and the weird and darker side of Knoxville history.

Eddie's Health Shoppe

Long-lasting energy to keep you going Halloween night! Alani Nu’s limited-batch, seasonal Witch’s Brew™ Energy has arrived at Eddie's Health Shoppe! This cult-favorite flavor is an enchanting fusion of sour green apples and subtle, sweet drizzles of caramel. Also try RAZE™ Voodoo flavor – rapid hydration without a crash.

Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday's world-famous daiquiris hail from the raucous city of New Orleans, known for its hauntings of ghosts, spirits, and vampires. This Halloween, the Gay Street store is casting a spell on us all with Swamp Water, Vampire Kiss, Monster Mash, and Spellbound.

Fizz

You're not going to believe the selection of wickedly cool jewelry you'll find at Fizz on Market Square. Spider necklaces, monster-eye rings, skull-and-crossbone bracelets, skeleton cameos; they know how to bring the fear-factor to jewelry.

The French Market Crepes

No tricks, all sweets here! The French Market Creperie has created an entire menu of Wicked Cool crepes, like the Creepy Caramel with Nutella and Butterfingers (don't steal your kid's candy; just order this), the Booberry Blueberry with marshmallows, the Pumpkin Spice Cream, and the Creep Up – adding gummy worms to a sweet crepe – the kids will love it!

Cocktails at The French Market

There's no other way to say it ... The French Market Creperie has some scary good cocktails for the 21+ crowd. The Bloody Zombie, a spicy Bloody Mary with a pickled egg eyeball; Sweeney Todd's Dark & Stormy with spicy rum, ginger ale and ginger syrup; the Devil's Sour with bourbon, spiced cider and fresh orange juice; the Wicked Hot Fireball with spiced cider, cinnamon, and a cinnamon sugar rim; and the Purple Bat with Empress blue gin, sprite, and jelly beans. Kids don't have all the fun.

Ham'n Goodys

Be the best house on the block by passing out these Halloween-themed Ham'n Goodys lemon cookies! They'll be available at the Gay Street store starting October 15th. Pre-order a dozen or more by calling 865-839-2215. The delicious taste of the familiar lemon cookie with a fun twist everyone is sure to love!

Jacks of Knoxville

Complete your October outfit with stud earrings from Jacks. They always have the best seasonal decor, jewelry, and more, and we just love these black-and-white pumpkins, cobwebs, and bat earrings. They also have Halloween greeting cards and ghost-shaped paper plates.

Jig & Reel

Jig & Reel is going all out for Halloween with decorations, cocktails, desserts and candy! They'll be serving kid-friendly and 21+ Zombie Juice and an adult-friendly whiskey sour Monster Mash cocktail. Plus, a Halloween dessert we all know and love: Dirt & Worms!

Kilwins

Kilwins can wrap up any of their yummy sweets, brittles, candied apples, and chocolate-covered treats in a jack-o-lantern basket. It makes a great gift to take to a party, or use as a table centerpiece. Halloween will be extra sweet with one of these in hand!

Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts

Get in the spooky spirit with these life-like skull dangling earrings at Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts. They certainly will be a conversation starter! Looking for less creepy? They also have jack-o-lantern necklaces, Corpse Bride movie earrings, and more!

Maple Hall

Whether you're bowling the lanes at Maple Hall or lounging upstairs in the Maple Room, order up Release the Bats, a dark and delicious drink made with Wheatley vodka, activated charcoal, blackberry syrup, and lemon juice; topped with a plump blackberry. It may sound scary, but it's only delicious!

Mast General Store

Mast General Store has a bunch of Fall and Halloween items, so head to Gay Street to check it all out. Grab a copy of "A Haunted History of Knoxville" to learn the darker history of our city and display in your home during this time of year. They also have skeleton aprons and spider and cobweb tea towels that will make baking Fall treats that much more fun.

Merchants of Beer

Watch out for the Purple People Eater, a refreshingly tart drink made with Ghost Tequila, strawberry and blackberry purées, cranberry juice and ginger beer. It's a delightful cocktail from Merchants of Beer in the Old City! And, they always have exceptional seasonal brews on tap and in their Grab-N-Go Market.

Nama Sushi

In honor of spooky season, meet the Corpse Reviver #135. Originally created with the chief purpose of "rousing the drinker from the dead," this wicked cocktail of Roku gin, grand marnier, fuki plum wine, and absinthe is Nama Sushi's take on the Corpse Reviver #2, which came on the scene in 1930. Beware!

Old City MedSpa

So, how about using your own blood for a beauty treatment? Seems like the perfect time of year! Old City MedSpa is offering discounts on Vampire Facials, which infuse your own platelet rich plasma (PRP) into the skin to reveal a younger, smoother and brighter complexion. Want to know more? Find it here. Offer good from Oct 1-31. Buy it now and use it later.

The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain

You’ve heard of Harry Potter and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Well ... The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain is introducing Gary Trotter and the Ghosts of Happy Holler. This Halloween season, they are conjuring up visions of Knoxville’s beloved culinary past by putting a new twist on some classic K-Town favorites. It's sure to be spooky and maybe a little spicy!

PostModern Spirits

Boozy, bold, and a little wicked; PostModern Spirits' seasonal cocktails can bring the dead back to life. The Snake Juice combines two of their house-made liqueurs, the Subrosa Liqueur and Amaro Alpino with Fall flavors of cranberry and rosemary. Plus their patio is the pefect place to enjoy an afternoon cocktail, or a séance in the Old City!

Pretentious Glass Co

Odds are, you're familiar with Pretentious Glass Co's handblown pumpkins, and this year, they've created something more sinister –⁠ a Metallic Skull Mug to sip your wicked brews. This creepy pint glass boasts a bright red skull above the handle. Every part of the glass is handmade in the Old City.

Proper Popcorn

This season, grab a bag of Spooky Mix, Zombie Mix, or the festive and fun Candy Corn Mix from Proper Popcorn in Market Square. Our personal favorite is the Zombie Mix made of their grape, orange, and green apple candied popcorn. It's a huge hit!

Rala

"Trick or Treat. Smell My Feet!" Rala always has the best greeting cards for every occasion, and Halloween is no exception. Take a look at all their locally-made cards in their Old City storefront. They also carry Halloween party invitations and interesting prints to hang during the spooky season.

Selfish Knoxville

Take some spooky pics at Selfish Knoxville where they have all kinds of Halloween props for photos, including – if you dare – a coffin. And get a discount on admission until Nov 1 when you wear a costume.

Status Dough

Halloween just got more delicious with Status Dough's iced yeast doughnuts with black, orange, and yellow sprinkles. While you're shopping and enjoying Downtown Knoxville, head to their Gay Street shop for one of these bad boys and coffee.

Stock & Barrel

Fall for Stock & Barrel's Fall Fashion with Jim Beam orange, ango bitters, orange bitters and tiny bit of turbo. The mix of orange liqueur with Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the kick we need to get Halloween started!

Sugar Coated

There's nothing scarier than being pale! Sugar Coated is offering a spooky special of 20% off all customized spray tans for the month of October, leaving your skin looking radiant with a natural-looking bronzed glow.

Tern Club

Have a killer cocktail with the skeletons at Tern Club! Their favorite is ... was ... Little Drop of Poison with peated scotch, amari, lemon and ginger. One dose will have you feeling jolly; too many and you'll be taking the long sleep. Other Halloween specials are Pieces of You, Co-Ed Cooler, and Pogo's Punch.

Tree & Vine

Calling all bakers! You have to have this Skull Baking Pan for all your Halloween sweets and treats. Taking a bite out of a skull-shaped cake is just creepy ... and fun too! Plus, get creative with your recipes using Tree & Vine's Blood Orange EVOO, which goes great with a brownie mix.

Union Ave Books

From sinister and mysterious to fun and not-so-scary kid's books, Union Ave Books has a Halloween section for all ages. Excerpts from "Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark" is a great Halloween party starter. These books will "chill you to the bones!"

The Vault

Take a sip of The Vault's Dementor's Kiss, a spirit-forward rich cocktail made with Italian vermouth, Old Forester Rye, Campari Milano, Spiced Cola Reduction, and Peychaud's Bitter. They also have a menu of Halloween cocktails to sip on including The Ghost, Fallen Buck, Cursed Gold and The Chameleon (oh yeah, it changes color). Plus, 4 limited-time shots: Buck Shot, Poltergeist, Butterbeer, and Lagoon!

Wake Foot Sanctuary

It's never a bad time for self-care, and Wake Foot Sanctuary's October special is the Copper Haunt, featuring a relaxing soak of vetiver, patchouli, and avocado oils, swirled with their special brew of natural clays, and topped with chamomile and rose petals. Add on a massage and you'll have a wicked relaxing time!

Happy Halloween!

Come Halloween shopping Downtown, order a scary cocktail, and discover some devilish delights.