Halloween Tricks and Treats You Don't Want to Miss

Get the first look at what Food Network is cooking up for Halloween this fall.

Set details for episode 402, as seen on Food Network's Halloween Baking Championship, Season 4.

Great ready for ghouls, goblins and more ghostly stuff ahead, because our Halloween lineup features scary-good new seasons of fan favorites like Halloween Baking Championship and Halloween Wars, along with new Halloween-themed specials you’re going to love. And don't miss the new series Halloween Cake Off, hosted by Duff Goldman.

Road to Halloween Wars - Sunday, September 22 at 11|10c

Halloween Wars is back for season 9 with more aspiring Halloween warriors looking to join the battle than ever before! The kitchen is set and the judges are ready for 18 of the best pumpkin carvers and cake and sugar artists in the world. Before they ever set foot in the Halloween Wars kitchen, these gleefully ghoulish geniuses hone their crafts with dreams of victory and a $50,000 grand prize. Follow the Halloween Wars crew as they travel across the U.S. — and even venture out of the country — to find the artists who have what it takes to compete.

Posed group shot of Judges Carla Hall, Zac Young, and Katie Lee as seen on Halloween Baking Championship Season 5 Episode 2.

Halloween Baking Championship - Premieres Monday, September 23 at 9|8c

The country's top bakers battle it out to create Halloween's spookiest and most irresistible treats. From creepy-crawly desserts to towering confections of terror, these bakers must prove their skills to a panel of over-the-top and costumed judges — newcomer Katie Lee and returning faves Carla Hall and Zac Young in order to land the $25,000 prize and the title of Halloween Baking Champion! After each new episode, watch a series of behind-the-scenes videos called Extra Sweet showcasing the ins and outs of this hilariously spooky competition. Learn more.

Halloween Cake-Off - Monday, September 23 at 10|9c

Duff Goldman welcomes talented bakers from across America for an unconventional baking and design competition where flavor is only the tip of the icing. Judges Dan Langan and Waylynn Lucas decide who bakes the most ghoulish, outlandish and spookiest Halloween cakes. The competitors pull out all the stops to create over-the-top, edible works of art that transform in spooky and mystifying ways in pursuit of winning bragging rights and the $10,000 prize. Learn more.

Kids Baking Championship Halloween – Premieres Thursday, September 26 at 9|8c

Four fan-favorite kid bakers return for a Halloween-themed competition and battle it out for a baker's dream prize package that includes a blast chiller. The kids enter the kitchen to find Duff Goldman stuck in a spider web! After that initial surprise, he and Valerie Bertinelli challenge the bakers to embrace seemingly scary arachnids in the form of spider web desserts.

Guest Judge Elvira with Judges Todd Tucker & Shinmin Li, as seen on Halloween Wars, Season 8.

Photo by: Matt Harbicht

Matt Harbicht

Halloween Wars - Premieres Sunday, September 29 at 9|8c

Just when you thought it was safe to walk past that old house or take a short cut through the cemetery ... comes this deliciously scary series: Halloween Wars. Teams of cake decorators, candy makers and amazing pumpkin carvers will unite to prove they are the best, walk home with a big cash prize and scare our pants off with some of the most amazing horror tales ... all made from cake, candy and pumpkins. Grab onto someone you love and bring your appetite, because the cold night of Halloween is about to get heated up. Learn more.

Outrageous Pumpkins – Premieres Sunday, September 29 at 10|9c

Four of America's best pumpkin carvers come together for a Halloween pumpkin carving competition that defies expectations. In three rounds of challenges, the spectacularly talented artists use carving and sculpting tools ranging from toothpicks to saws to execute their amazingly intricate Halloween designs. The carver who impresses the expert panel of judges the most takes home a $10,000 prize.

Haunted Gingerbread Showdown - Sunday, October 6 at 10|9c

Over four episodes, host Clinton Kelly will pit some of the best gingerbread artists in the country against each other to create spooky gingerbread masterpieces. Judges Jamika Pessoa, Gesine Bullock-Prado and Jason Smith will determine the winners of the first three heats, who then square off against each other in an unforgettably ghostly finale. Learn more.

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