by Emma Joniken

Are you also struggling to figure out what to do for Halloween during this pandemic? Not to worry, lots of events have moved online, and here are the ones we’re most excited about! From literary festivals to family-friendly spooky science, there’s something for everyone.

This is a Halloween book festival that promises to be great! Featuring well-known horror authors like Matt Ruff, Laura Purcell, and S.J. Watson, the event takes place on October 31st and attendance is free.

Can you base a festival on a poem? Ayrshire’s TamFest is proof that you can! Inspired by Robert Burns’ Tam o’Shanter, this virtual festival has tons of videos on everything from poetry readings, walking tours of Ayr, workshops, a virtual market, and much more, and it’s all free to watch in
your own time as nothing is live.

Edinburgh Horror Festival

Edinburgh Horror Festival has been running since October 22nd and will continue until October 31st. There’s a great mix of ticketed and free events, a lot of which will be available on their social media after the fact. This festival’s got it all; from talks and comedy, to theatre and a walking tour for those in Edinburgh.

Glasgow Science Centre Halloween Spooktacular Online

This is a 45-minute show which will stream live at 7pm on October 31st. The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for those celebrating with children, and tickets are completely free though donations are encouraged.

Bloody Ringwood
And last but not least, we’re about to start the second wave of Bloody Ringwood, featuring three more launches of crime and mystery books, and a talk about the future of Scottish policing. We’re starting on November 4 and continuing until December 7, and we’d love to see you there!

So, that’s what we’ll be doing this Halloween! However you choose to celebrate, we at Ringwood wish you some spooky festivities!