Plan a tasty spooky season with Halloween shows on Food Network

Judges Stephanie Boswell, Zac Young, Carla Hall and Host John Henson, portrait, as seen on Halloween Baking Championship, Season 9.
Judges Stephanie Boswell, Zac Young, Carla Hall and Host John Henson, portrait, as seen on Halloween Baking Championship, Season 9. /

Food Network is packing its schedule with a lot of delicious Halloween programming, and it all starts this month! From fun returning holiday series to Halloween-centric episodes of regular series, Food Network is celebrating the holiday in style.

September 11, 9:00 p.m. ETHalloween Baking Championship premieres, with John Henson again at the hosting helm. Our favorite judges Carla Hall, Stephanie Boswell and Zac return, along with 12 bakers who are ready to win the Halloween Baking Champion crown. This season, the focus is on the decaying Henson & Sons Carnival, with John determined to bring it back to life. Watch for new episodes each Monday at 9:00 p.m.

September 17, 8:00 p.m. – Meet the chosen pumpkin carvers, sugar artists and cake decorators (plus some who weren’t chosen) who will be competing in the new season of Food Network fave series Halloween Wars. Road to Halloween Wars 2023 highlights competitors, and ends with an intro to the winners.

Then, at 9:00, watch the premiere episode of Halloween Wars. A total of nine teams fight to earn $25,000 by creating “killer cake displays” inspired by thrillers, killer clowns and creepy mashups. Each episode, one team is eliminated by the panel of judges, including Aarti Sequeira and Shinmin Li, led by show host Jonathan Bennett. New episodes will debut each Sunday at 9:00 p.m.

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Hosts Duff Goldman and Rosanna Pansino, portrait, as seen on Halloween Cookie Challenge, Season 2. /

September 18, 11:00 p.m. – A special Halloween episode of The Big Bake premieres on Food Network. For this episode, titled Halloween: Supernatural Swamp, our host Brad Smith bids welcome to three teams comprised of returning champions. Judges Eddie Jackson, Ron Ben-Israel and Danni Rose will choose the winners, who compete to create wetlands-inspired baked goods.

September 19, 8:00 p.m. – Watch a Chopped Halloween special with Halloween Spooktacular. The competing chefs are challenged with baskets stuffed fool of spooky ingredients. Chopped host Ted Allen is along for the ride, as are judges Chris Santos, Amanda Freitag and Sunny Anderson.

September 24, 10:00 p.m. – Outrageous Pumpkins is back for a new season, with host Damaris Phillips and judges Ralph Attanasia and Terri Hardin. Eight very talented pumpkin carvers bring out their best carving tools to compete for $25,000 and the title of Outrageous Pumpkins Champion (along with that fancy prize belt). New episodes will air on Food Network each Sunday at 10:00 p.m.

September 25, 8:00 p.m. – Four of the most popular kid bakers are back for Kids Baking Championship: Bloodcurdling Bakes. Duff Goldman and Sam Seneviratne challenge the young bakers to create “cemetery fault line cakes” in a bid to win the $10,000 prize.

At 10:00 p.m., Duff returns with Rosanna Pansino to task four experienced cookie makers with competing in a challenge to bake and decorate spooky, delicious Halloween cookies in Halloween Cookie Challenge. The bakers compete furiously for the honor of taking home a trick-or-treat bag holding $10,000.

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