• 13 spooktacular Halloween happenings to get you in the spirit


    As Oct. 31 draws near there are lots of ways to celebrate Allhallows Eve.  

    Whether you're looking for ghosts and ghouls, or just an excuse to dress up, here are 13 "spooktacular" Halloween happenings to consider.

    If you're looking for frightful fun:

    Spooky Tales in the Dark at Latta Plantation

    Take a spine-chilling tour through Latta's historic home and kitchen house and hear firsthand accounts of ghostly tales.

    Tours will be offered Oct. 18, 25 and 26.

    Click here for more details.  

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    Haunted History Tour at Historic Rosedale

    On Oct. 30, members of the Rosedale staff and the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society will share tales of death and the beyond during the Haunted History Tour. 

    Click here for more details.


    Once the sun goes down, Carowinds transforms from theme park to a scream park. SCarowinds features five mazes, eight scare zones and five shows.

    Open select nights through Oct. 27.

    Click here for more details.

    Scarrigan Farms

    Usually known for their strawberry and pumpkin patches, Carrigan Farms in Mooresville brings on the horrors for Halloween with its famous haunted trail.

    Open select nights through Nov. 1.

    Click here for more details.

    The 13th Acre

    It's one of Monroe's most monstrous Halloween attractions -- the haunted trail at Aw Shucks Farm.

    Open Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 26.

    Click here for more details.

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    Midway Wicked Woods

    Statesville's Midway Campground Resort features scary buildings, a maze, a spinning tunnel of terror and 3D clown room.  

    Open select nights through Nov. 2.

    Click here for more details.

    Hickory Grove Haunted Trail

    For more than 20 years thrill seekers have hiked through these eerie backwoods in Gaston County.    

    Open select nights through Oct. 31.

    Click here for more details.

    Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours

    Explore the haunted pubs, hotels and old buildings in uptown, plus visit a cemetery along the way.

    Offered on Fridays and Saturdays.

    Click here for more details. 

    If you're looking for some not-so-frightening, family-friendly fun:    

    Great Pumpkin Fest

    Meet Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, find your way through the corn maze and hay bale maze, play games, make crafts and more at Carowinds' annual family-friendly Halloween event.     

    Open Saturdays and Sunday through Oct. 27.

    Click here for more details.


    Come dressed in your costume and join the parade, make s'mores, enjoy games and more at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's annual Halloween event.   

    Oct. 26-27.

    Click here for more details.

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    Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights

    The Carolina Renaissance Festival's Halloween-themed weekend includes free admission for kids age 12 and younger and over 100 trick-or-treating locations throughout the festival grounds.

    Oct. 26-27.

    Click here for more details.

    Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train

    Tweetsie's Halloween-themed event offers scary and not-so-scary attractions. Big kids will have hair raising experiences at the haunted house and in the freaky forest while younger children will have fun at the black light puppet show and creepy carnival.

    Open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26.

    Click here for more details.      

    If you just like to dress up and party:

    Grave Diggers Ball

    Arguably Charlotte's largest one-night Halloween event, Grave Diggers Ball is a combo concert and costume contest that happens in uptown. Diplo will headline the Oct. 26 show.

    Click here for more details.

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