Halloween Guide for the Carolinas
Spooky season is here and the Carolinas know how to celebrate. Whether you’re a fan of horror films and zombies or prefer to stay on the safe side of the holiday with candy and pumpkins, we’ve got you covered. Have a fang-tastic Halloween!
Carolina Renaissance Festival
October 26 & 27
Watch as the “zombie knights of the living dead” joust in a thrilling and gory battle, enjoy a Halloween Treasure Hunt and a fun and safe trick or treating experience, or just take part in the Carolina’s greatest costume party!
Stowe Park & S. Main Street in Belmont
A hauntingly fun evening full of music, food and activity vendors, costume contests, games, carnival rides, a spooky photo booth, plenty of candy for trick-o-treaters, and more!
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Come experience this family-friendly Halloween extravaganza. Designed for 2-8 year olds this event will feature meet and greets and photo ops with movie characters and superheroes. Trick-or-treat will also take place along the Hall’s candy stations on the upper levels.
September 20 – October 31
Ayrsley Grand Cinemas
The Ayrsley Retro Horror Series returns with 6 weeks of classic horror films, all for $5. Indulge in Halloween classics like GhostBusters, Night of the Living Dead, and Frankenstein.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays October 4 – November 1
Watch as the 170 acre farm is transformed into the scariest haunted trail in the region. If you are looking for a new and out of the ordinary way to get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing this October, Scarrigan Farms is the place for you. Not for kids 12 and under.
Thursdays-Sundays in October
The Woods of Terror is a nationally recognized Haunted Theme Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. There are many more attractions to experience at The Woods of Terror including “Arachnophopia”, “Night Stalkers”, “Industrial Nightmare”, “Chaos 3D” and much more!
Brown Recreation Center
Come and enjoy a night of goodies from local vendors, free candy, face painting, games bounce houses and more!
October 25, 26, 29, and 30
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Join us as you wander the dark streets of the village, lantern in hand, to keep watch over the night with the Salem Nightwatchman. You never know what may rustle behind a bush or draw you into a dark house.
Dram & Draught
Get tested on your Office Halloween Episode skills at Dram & Draught. 21+.
Select days in October
624 Townsend Rd
The Haunted Farm sits on a mysterious, blood-soaked stretch of land. This is a Self-Guided and Self-Paced walk-through attraction that takes about an hour to complete. Open to all ages but keep in mind this attraction is meant to frighten, scare, and terrify!
Every night in October
76 Biltmore Avenue
Explore the dark side of Beer City on LaZoom’s Haunted Tour! Learn about Asheville’s strange, sometimes sordid past from our ghoulish guides. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll discover mysteries and chilling tales of scandal and murder on the blood-stained streets of this picturesque town.
Asheville Masonic Temple
Asheville’s original and ultimate ghost adventure! Experience the spookiest sites of downtown Asheville with your expert local guide. Enjoy hair-raising tales and dark history, then descend to the basement of the Asheville Masonic Temple to explore the Asheville Mystery Museum.
Come costume ready to enjoy Food and Craft Vendors, Games, Music, Trick-or-Treating, The Pet Costume Contest and the very competitive Pumpkin Carving Contest and so much more!
Downtown Blowing Rock
Free activities at the Museum and park games, trick-or-treating, and a Scavenger Hunt. The highlight is the Monster March, where all the kids get to take over Main Street for a costume parade! Enjoy screenings of Halloween movies in the school gym!
Select Dates in October
Come see Tweetsie Railroad transforms from the Wild West into a haunted park with Halloween thrills for all ages. Experience the nighttime ride on the Ghost Train, other spooky attractions include the Haunted House, the Freaky Forest, the Black Light Puppet Show and the Creepy Carnival.
Grandfather Mountain- 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Visit Grandfather Mountain for a Halloween celebration and trick-or-treat through the animal habitats area. Children in costume are admitted at half-price.
Located in downtown Boone, enjoy games and crafts at the Watauga County Library, a spooky tour of the Jones House and trick or treating with downtown merchants.
Explore historical concepts from the 19th century at Duke Homestead. You are invited to wander the property to see what wonders you can find. Participation will require walking and standing on uneven terrain.
The Cary Theater.
Experience a family-friendly free night of zombie cinema! Dress as your favorite horror character and participate in the costume contest! The screening of the 2019 Zombiepalooza short films will be followed by The Dead Don’t Die.
Mordecai Historic Park.
Enjoy an afternoon of Halloween-themed fun including costume contests, food, music, games, and crafts on the lawn at Mordecai Historic Park. Paranormal investigation group the Ghost Guild will be on site to reveal their findings from the Mordecai House and answer your questions.
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Pavilion Athletic Fields
Experience a unique fairytale trick-or-treat experience for kids ages 2-12 at the Enchanted Forest! Meet characters like Elsa, Shrek, and Snow White, Ariel, Aladdin, and Princess Tiana. Stroll over to the village for carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, treats and a costume contest each night.
October 18-20, 25-27
Greenville Zoo’s annual family-friendly Halloween event for all ages features trick-or-treating and fun-filled booths including Dragon Alley and Alice’s Fun House. Everyone is invited to come in costume and join in the fun!
Local groups and organizations gather to provide a Happy Halloween at Heritage Park during this community event! The event will have inflatables, vendors, games, and trick or treating in the evening.