How to Host a Halloween Trivia Night

There's no better way to add another night of profits to your bar during an already busy season than hosting a Halloween trivia night.

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There's no better way to add another night of profits to your bar during an already busy season than hosting a Halloween trivia night. These are some of our busiest trivia nights each year and with the right questions as well as players in costume and a general festive vibe, it can be a hit for you, too. Below are a few of our tips for hosting a Halloween trivia night at your bar.

Get the right Halloween trivia questions

Get the right Halloween trivia questions

This is easily one of the most important aspects of Halloween trivia. It's difficult to write Halloween trivia questions without being too obvious and compromising the quality of the trivia. Questions should evoke conversation, be really fun, and make everyone on the team feel smart yet challenged. We at The Quizmasters sell three volumes of Halloween trivia packets to choose from, plus an add-on packet. The games are designed to last about 2 hours and are super fun. You can check them out on our Halloween trivia shop, or take a look at some of our Halloween trivia questions and answers.

Host Halloween trivia on the right night of the week

Host Halloween trivia on the right night of the week

This year, Halloween is on a Tuesday which means Halloween parties will most likely be the weekend before. If you have a regular trivia night on, say, Thursday, host it the week before Halloween. If this is a special one-off event, Halloween night or the night before would be perfect.

Try some more obscure Halloween songs this year at your Halloween themed trivia night

Get some Halloween music

What to play between rounds? Halloween music, of course. But what songs? “Monster Mash” is fine once, but after hearing it for the dozenth time in October it might make you want to monster mash the jukebox to pieces. To alleviate this, we have created the absolutely perfect playlist for Halloween trivia. We also have a more classic playlist if that’s more your thing. Or why not use both to shake things up?.

Hold some Halloween side contests

This is where you can mix things up a little bit. With events like costume contests and spooky team name contests, you can foster a festive atmosphere and entice more players into your bar. Why not give out a prize for both individual costume and team costumes? Prizes can be as simple as some candy or even a cash prize. You could also ask your players to try to make the most disgusting team names for a round of shots!

No matter when you decide to host a Halloween trivia night at your bar, if you have the right questions and a spooky festive atmosphere, you are sure to have another successful night in October. We at The Quizmasters love trivia more than pretty much anything (except Halloween!) so take a look at our trivia question packets. If you have any questions at all, please contact us.

New Halloween Playlist

This is the perfect playlist of Halloween deep cuts for trivia night at your bar. These songs give you that spooky feel without assaulting your ears over and over again with the same old stuff. This Halloween playlist is the perfect counterpart to some great Halloween trivia. So play it before, after, and in between rounds to keep everyone feeling festive.

Classics Playlist

If classics are more your style, or you want to mix some in to your event music, check out our original Halloween playlist below:

Halloween Trivia Questions and Answers

Here are some free questions and answers taken from our three volumes of Halloween trivia packets. Whether for a bar or restaurant, corporate event or party, these are some great Halloween trivia questions to sprinkle into your trivia event. And if you like what you see, please take a look at our Halloween trivia shop for three full volumes of Halloween trivia. Each volume includes 50 questions, a picture round, and a whole lot more.


Scary General Knowledge

"Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang, walla walla, bing bang" are lyrics in what Halloween song?

Witch Doctor

Scary General Knowledge

The newspaper for what town's public high school is called The Witches Brew and their team nickname The Witches?

Salem, MA

Scary General Knowledge

Its theme being the death of a beautiful young woman, "Annabel Lee" was whose final completed poem?

Edgar Allen Poe

Scary General Knowledge

What five-letter "D" word describes the high-ranking professional class in ancient Celtic cultures?


Scary General Knowledge

After being commissioned during the Reign of Terror in France to make death masks of the victims, she opened a museum in Britain.

Madame Tussaud

Scary General Knowledge

The "Killer Clown" was the nickname given to what serial killer who was executed in 1994?

John Wayne Gacy

Scary General Knowledge

Deriving from the name of a German literary character who makes a pact with the devil, what word describes an ambitious person who easily surrenders their morals?


Scary General Knowledge

Who wrote the scary story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"?

Washington Irving

Scary General Knowledge

In Egyptian mythology, who is the jackal-headed god of mummification and the afterlife?


Scary General Knowledge

The origin of what Halloween tradition is a phenomenon in English folklore called "foolish fire", also known as a will-o'-the-wisp?


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