Halloween Events in Charlotte

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Start Date: October 25, 2011
End Date: October 31, 2011

Location: Various Locations, Charlotte, NC


Halloween events taking place in and around Charlotte. Haunted houses, trick or treating, pumpkin patches, costume parties, and more. Events for all ages.

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All Hallow’s Eve
Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road, Huntersville
October 15
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come to experience the history of Halloween and meet its famous characters! There will be trick or treating, Halloween baking in the old kitchen, storytelling, pumpkin painting, a costume contest, and more! Free with regular site admission.

Kids Halloween Craft
Elon Recreation Center
October 18 : 4 to 5 p.m.
Ages 5 to 12
Kids will make creative Halloween crafts, with the assistance of their Parents, in a fun social environment.

Spooktacular Pumpkins
Tom Sykes Recreation Center
Oct 21: 2:45 to 5 p.m.
Ages 5 to 12
Join us for an afternoon of pumpkin painting, spooky crafts and ghoulish games. Participants will get to take home their decorated pumpkin.

Boo Bash at Concord Mills
Concord Mills Mall
October 22
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ghouls, ghosts, goblins and monsters will enjoy Halloween with family-friendly activities at Concord Mills as the Kidgits Club hosts spook-tacular arts and crafts, Halloween-themed music, giveaways and candy during the annual Boo Bash on Saturday, October 22 in the Food Court. Plus, families will be invited back to Concord Mills on Halloween for mall wide trick-or-treating. Retailers will participate in this safe and convenient holiday activity by placing a pumpkin sticker in their window.

Active Adults Halloween Costume Potluck
Elon Recreation Center
October 25 : 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m.
Age 55+
Participants will dress in their best Halloween costume and bring a pot luck dish to celebrate with their peers.

The Great Pumpkin Patch Party
Tom Sykes Recreation Center
Oct 21: 2:45 to 5 p.m.
October 27 : 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 3 to 5
We’ll have so much fun in our costumes searching for the Great Pumpkin. As we wait, we will paint pumpkins, listen to stories, and make a simple craft.

Fall Festival
Sugaw Creek Recreation Center
October 27 : 1 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ages 5 and up
This program will provide an enjoyable and safe environment for children and adults to complete pumpkin carving and other arts and crafts.

No Tricks, Just Treats
Downtown Albemarle
Costume parade begins at 4 p.m.
Children and parents will walk down to Courthouse Square Park and will be given treat bags and a map of the participating downtown businesses.

Halloween Carnival
Ivory Baker Recreation Center
October 27: 6 to 8 p.m.
Age 4 to 12
Enjoy games, treats and all around fun with a costume contest, art, games and more.

Halloweennnn in the Garden
Wing Haven Gardens
October 27: 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Decorate pumpkins and read some spooky stories! No charge, but space is limited and advance registration is required.

Creepy Crawly Celebration
Reedy Creek Nature Center
October 28 : 6 to 9 p.m.
All Ages
Learn about not-so-warm-and-fuzzy creatures at Reedy Creek Nature Center. There will be live animals, touch tanks, costume contest, marshmallow roast, trick or treating, and hot chocolate.

Fall Festival
Naomi Drenan Recreation Center
October 28 : 5 to 8 p.m.
Age 4-16
Celebrate the 5th annual Fall Festival with contests, prizes, games, and a special guest.

Spinning Spiders and Creepy Crawlers
Charlotte Nature Museum
October 29, 2011
10 a.m.
Enjoy Halloween treats in the Museum and on the outdoor Paw Paw Nature Trail. Learn about animal friends that go bump in the night and ‘boooo’ during the day. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.

Spirit Walk at Rosedale Plantation
Historic Rosedale
October 29 : 6 p.m.
Some believe former inhabitants still reside at the Rosedale and many believe they visit. Footage and audio from an investigation will be available.

Fall Crawl Cankerworm Festival
Midwood Park in Plaza Midwood area
2100 Wilhelmina Ave.
October 29, 2011
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A stellar line-up of local musicians in the Midwood Park Amphitheatre, including the ever popular Plaza Midwood Family Band. Other autumn fun includes local artists and vendors, food and beverages for sale, and a corn hole tournament. There are also lots of things for the kids to do – including pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, kickball and other field games – and always – the well-loved bounce house.

Charlotte Symphony Lollipops: The Phantom Of The Lollipop
Belk Theater
October 29 : 11 a.m.
Join crazy professor Dr. Frankenstein on a musical adventure as he attempts to create his masterpiece, the Great Phantom! Drew Allison and his Grey Seal Puppets return to the Belk Theater to help celebrate Halloween with the Charlotte Symphony. Don’t forget to come in your favorite Halloween costume!

Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights
Carolina Renaissance Festival
October 29 and 30 : 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Children under 12: FREE with paying adult
Hit the Carolina Renaissance Festival for a fun, free and safe place to trick or treat. Kids can find free treats all around the Festival village, and a Halloween Treasure Hunt with prizes. Children are encouraged to show off their Halloween costumes and enter the Halloween Costume Contest.

Hoot and Howl
Carolina Raptor Center
October 29, 2011
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kraken Slime Creation Station, Face Painting, Spider Bingo, Cookie Decorating, Owl Masks, Tie-dying (BYO T-shirt): Extra $5 fee, Candy and Prizes

Tiger World – Boo at the Zoo
Oct. 29 – 30, 2011
6 to 9 p.m.
The third annual Tiger World Boo at the Zoo will be held Halloween weekend featuring including a haunted house, face painting, costume contest with prizes and trick or treating with our animals. Tiger World
4400 Cook Rd.
Rockwell, NC 28138

Boo at the Zoo
North Carolina Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC 27205
October 29 – 30, 2011
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate the magic of Halloween with safe, fun daytime activities throughout the park. Kids can come dressed in their favorite costume and enter the costume contest. No adult costumes, adult masks or adult face painting, please.

Nightmare in Mooresville Spooktacular
Hickory Tavern
115 Morrison Plantation Parkway
3 to 9 p.m.: Outdoor Halloween Festival – Bouncy house, kid’s games, face painting, DJ, food & more
A safe trick-or-treating alternative
7 to 9 p.m.: Live band (Hot Sauce), costume contest for adults, “big kid” beverages
After 9 p.m.: DJ & Karaoke, late night costume contest

Day of the Dead Festival of Souls
Levine Museum of the New South
October 30, 2011 FREE admission all day , plus activities, alters, food, story-telling and more. Experience a traditional “Dia de Los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) celebration – a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life.

Trick or Treat
Downtown Mooresville
3 to 5 p.m.

“Halloween Fun” at Birkdale Village
Birkdale Village – Huntersville
Oct. 31, 2011
4 to 6 p.m.
Enjoy games, arts and crafts, balloons, moon bounce, hay rides and more! Radio Disney will provide the spooky tunes and Zootastic will have their petting zoo and pony rides on site as well.

Concord Candy Crawl
Downtown Concord – Union Street
Oct. 31, 2011
3 to 5 p.m.
Spend the afternoon trick-or-treating with the Downtown Concord Merchants.

Halloween Costume Party Parade
Hickory Grove Recreation Center
November 3: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 3 to 6
$4 – includes all day pass to Ray’s Playhouse
Come dressed up in your Halloween costume and enjoy holiday activities.

Haunted Statesville Walking Ghost Tour
Oct. 21-22 and October 28-29
Every half hour between 6 and 8 p.m.

The Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill
4431 Neck Road, Huntersville
$10 for 13 and up
$7 for 5 to 12
FREE for 4 and under
Sept. 3 to 25: Friday to Sunday (10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Sept. 30 to Nov. 6: Fridays (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.); Saturday to Sunday (10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

Flashlight Maze (at Rural Hill)
$15 for 13 and up
$10 for 5 to 2
FREE for 4 and under
Last Friday in September
Every Friday in October
First Friday in November

Davidson Ghost Walk
104 S Main Street, Davidson
Adults: $10; Children ages 8-12: $5; Children under 8: Free
October 11 – 31
7 to 9 p.m.
You will receive a guided historic tour of Davidson – a lovely, small town rich in history and folklore, while listening to the local history, ghost stories, and local haunts. The walking tour lasts about two hours.

Evening Family Hayride
McDowell Nature Center
Various dates: see below
Age 6 and older: $5
Age 5 and under: FREE
Bring the family out to enjoy a fun hayride through McDowell Nature Preserve. See different habitats and learn a little about what critters can be found! Registration fee includes 1 large pumpkin per family. Additional pumpkins can be purchased at the time of registration for $5.

Oct 14 : 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Oct 14 : 7:45 to 9:15 p.m.
Oct 28 : 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Oct 28 : 7:45 to 9:15 p.m.

Riverbend Farm
12150 McManus Road, Midland
$5 for ages 2 and up
Includes: playground, animals, wagon ride to pumpkin patch (pumpkins are 40 cents a pound)
Extra fee: pumpkin slingshot, air cannon, feed for goats
Monday to Friday in October: 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Saturdays in October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sundays in October 1 to 6 p.m.

Country Days Corn Maze
416 Joe Lee Helms Road, Indian Trail
Maze Only: $7.00
Little Ears Maze (Open Daytime Only): $5.00 (For ages 10 & under when accompanied by an adult.)
Sep 30 to Oct 30
Monday to Thursdays: By group reservation only
Friday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Farm Activities: (most are $1.00 each)
Corn Box, Barn Animals, Corn Hole, Washers, Playground, Cow Train, Corn Cannon, Slingshot, Duck Races, Tricycles, Petting Zoo and Hop-A-Long Rodeo

Regal Corn Maze
347 Bell Farm Road, Statesville
Fridays (6 to 10 p.m.): 11 and older – $8, 5 to 10 – $6, 4 and under – FREE
Saturdays (1 to 6 p.m.): 11 and older – $7, 5 to 10 – $5, 4 and under – FREE
Saturdays (6 to 10 p.m.): 11 and older – $8, 5 to 10 – $6, 4 and under – FREE
Sundays (1 to 6 p.m.) 11 and older – $7, 5 to 10 – $4, 4 and under – FREE
“A-Maize-Me” Wednesdays (3 to 7 p.m.) Everyone is $5 (4 and under – FREE)
Activity tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
2 Ticket Attractions:
Corn Cannon-3 shots, Cow Train, Face Painting, Marshmallow Targets-6 shots, Duck Races
FREE Activities:
Corn Box, Kiddie Maze, Hay Mountain, Corn Hole, Giant Tic Tac Toe, Giant Checkers

Aw Shucks Farm
3718 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe
Includes: corn maze, hay rides, giant slide, much more
Sept. 16 to Nov. 20
Fridays: 6 to 10 p.m. (11 p.m. on haunted trail nights)
Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (11 p.m. on haunted trail nights)
Sundays: 1 to 6 p.m.
– $1 off each person for groups of 15 or more
– 3 and under FREE on weekends – 1 per paid adult
– Seniors – $2 off regular price
– Scout Leader – FREE with Troop
– Youth Leader – FREE with Youth Group

Additional Cost Items:
– Spooky Stories and S’mores- $5 per person (includes bonfire and s’mores)
– Paddle Boat Rides- $5 per boat (holds 4-5 people)
– Bonfires (more details)
– Food (See Food at Aw Shucks for options)
– Pumpkins (prices vary depending on size)

Haunted Hayride
Latta Equestrian Center
6201 Sample Road, Huntersville
$10; $8 for 12 and under
Fridays and Saturdays October 7 to October 29 (and October 27)
7 p.m. to midnight
Children’s events will be open 6 to 8 p.m. on the above dates
Straw maze: $3
Pony ride: $3
Cow train ride: $2
Marshmallow roast: $1

Hodges Family Farm Pumpkin Patch
3900 Rocky River Road East, Charlotte
Every day in October
Weekdays: No admission charge
Weekends: $5 admission (which gets you get a $5 coupon to spend on one of the activities or a pumpkin)
For groups of 20, $8.50 each gets hayride, farm tour, maze and a pumpkin
Activities include:
Hayride ($5)
Maze (free)
Jump house (free)
Pumpkin picking (varied pricing)

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