Nothing to be afraid of though because these pint size princes and princesses will have an adorable time hanging at Zoo Knoxville for BOO at the ZOO!

This wonderful event has been going on for about 30 years and has become tradition for the community and visitors alike. What's better than to dress like some of the animals you love and do the Monster Mash? As an adult I cannot think of anything better, plus it goes throughout the month of October so even if you haven’t finished sewing the perfect costume there’s still time. My colleagues and I were just talking about this at lunch one of their mom’s literally created each costume by hand EVERY year! I admire this so much! My parents tried, but now my costume memories are more for storytelling than showing anyone a picture. We’ll get to that in some other blog.

So I just figured I would go and see what the top 10 kids costumes are for 2016.


Well it seems Batman has changed a bunch.

Why is Raphael the best Ninja Turtle?

Wonder Woman is always a fave.

Who does not want to be Kylo Ren?

So for those of us who are lucky enough to just get the little ones ready you are welcome. Order quick!

Boo is scheduled over three weekends; Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 6-9. Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 13-16. Oct. 20-23. From 5:30-8:00 p.m. each evening.

If the kids are too old or you are just a kid at heart and enjoy the changing seasons check out all of the other fall items we have on this page.

We’ll see you at a bunch of them and if you are on social media always share stuff with us and use the hashtag #knoxrocks.