Scary goblins, haunted houses and ghoulish activities abound in Charlotte during the month of October. Charlotte has entertainment and activities for all fright levels, and there is surely some wickedly wonderful fun to accommodate all during the month of Halloween!
Because the even the smallest witches and wizards want to join in the spirit of Halloween, Carowinds Amusement Park offers a Howl-O-Fest’s Boo Blast for the youngest set. During the daytime, the park’s Paladium Amphitheatre Plaza is transformed in to a street party of frightful fun for kids and their families. Complete with activities that are fun-scary, not scary-scary, Howl-O-Fest’s Boo Blast is an exciting compilation of shows, attractions, and interactive activities throughout the day. Then, the older kids (13 and older) can come back at night for SCarowinds Halloween Haunt XI. SCarowinds has long been a rite of passage for all teens! (www.carowinds.com ). The younger set can also enjoy a natural Halloween at Creepy Crawly Celebration! Friday, Oct 26, 6:00p to 9:00p at Reedy Creek Nature Center, Charlotte, NC. The museum celebrates all that’s creepy and crawly Halloween weekend! Live animals, touch tanks, costume contest, marshmallow roast, and trick or treating included. Also, for the wriggly and giggly, head out to Lake Norman to join the Sate Park Rangers to investigate creatures living in the region. Costumes are optional, but call ahead due to group limits, 704 528-6350.
If you are looking to be terrified, The Campground Massacre in Fort Mill, www.themassacre.com , is a scream-your-head off choice. The 130-acre Carrigan Farms inMooresville, NC is a short 30-minute drive and turned into Scarrigan Farms, www.scarriganfarms.com, every October and is a very scary haunted trail for the older, thrill-seeking set.
For a more sophisticated, musical Halloween route. Wicked Divas of Broadway is being presented October 28-29 by the Charlotte Symphony at The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, www.blumenthalcenter.com. The North Carolina Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard will have Music, Monsters and Mayhem for those interested in some wicked entertainment. The 12th Annual Grave Diggers Ball at 301 E. Seventh St.is an annual party has become one of the biggest Halloween events in the region and often sells out.
Whether you are looking to get your goul on by being terrified, investigating creepy crawlies outdoors, dancing the night away, or watching a show Charlotte is sure to leave you spellbound!