Charlotte offers a plethora of paranormal activities for Halloween! Haunted Houses, from the fairly tame Scarowinds to the heart-pounding Haunted Mill, all your traditional favorite fear factor locations are waiting for you during October!
Charloteeans searching for suspense (without the screams) can also find frightful fun throughout the Charlotte area this month!
Blumenthal Arts presents THE ILLUSIONISTS October 21-23 at Oven’s Auditorium. Considered the world’s best magic show, seven magicians are prepared to awe and delight with their sophisticated art of deception!
Queen City Ghost Tours offers a historical scare, starting in Uptown Charlotte! Learn about ghostly visitors from the Revolutionary War to present-day, local haunted homes! Walking and driving tours are available.
Detectives of all ages will enjoy the Murder Mystery/Dinner –Evil Never Dies on October 22nd. Intrigue and wine will dominate this whodunit evening at Cougar Run Winery! Help solve the mystery while enjoying a dinner catered by 2 Gals Kitchen.
Stretch your skeleton and move those muscles at the first annual Costume Dash on October 29th. Dress in your Halloween costume and enjoy the fun run through South End! Costume contest, prizes, and after party at Draught Charlotte. Charitable sponsor is the American Cancer Society. NoDaWeen festival includes a Freaky 5K and a Pimp My Pumpkin competition. The 3rd Annual Hound Dog Hustle is a way for you and your four-legged baby to enjoy the fall foliage! The 5k run/walk on Oct. 23rd starts at 9:00 am and benefits the Carolina Bassett Hound Rescue. The Rescue saves homeless hounds from kill shelters.
Sophisticated spooks will find their inner fabulousness at The Duke Mansion’s Casino Party and Auction on October 28th. Casino games, silent auction, dancing with delicious delectable created by executive Chef Harrison Booth. Midnight in the Garden at Historic Rosedale Planation offers an indoor and outdoor experience for all ghost busters! The Paranormal Grounds Investigation will be 6:30-8pm using technology in partnership with the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society. Real ghost stories and possible spirit contact continues in the Paranormal House Investigation, 9-11pM.
Halloween can be fun and educational! Plaza Midwood’s Fall Crawl Cankerworm Festival will be on Oct. 29th, 9am-7pm. Tree banding supplies to get rid of those real-life creepy crawlies will be available from 9am-12pm. Enjoy the festivities including a costume parade, live music and libations from Birdsong Brewery. Dia De Los Muertos: Day of the Dead will be presented at the Levine Museum of the South on Sunday, November 1st. Traditional foods, art and dances will have you transported to Mexico! Science on the Rocks Fright at the Museum will be at Discovery Place in Charlotte’s Uptown! This is an adult event with a live zombie dissection, live music, creepy crawly experiments and much more! October 21st.
Fall is gorgeous in Charlotte. Enjoy outdoor Halloween festivities at Times Haunted Food Truck Festival on October 22nd. Movies, food trucks, movies, and a costume contest will fill The Charlotte Open Air Market, 5471 Central Avenue. GUTS on October 22nd at the BB&T Ballpark will be a pumpkin panic as carvers compete for the best jack lantern! A special “peoples choice” vote will have everyone cheering for his or her favorite! Benefits Make-A-wish foundation. Hall’s Family Farm is pumpkin picking fun for the entire family! Pumpkin Patch and hay rides ever day through October 31st. Also catering to your little cowboys and cowgirls, Hodges Dairy Farm offers a child size maze, pony rides, farm animals for your little pumpkins. A short drive from Charlotte will have fall fun finders looking skyward! The Hot Air Balloon Fest featuring 50 hot air balloons, balloon flights, wine and craft beer tasting, kids zone and much more in Statesville! October 21-23rd
The Queen City s a hotbed for a heart-ponding, happy Halloween. Get on your ghoul on by running, riding, dancing, and eating your way through an October bursting with fun in Charlotte!