• Spooktacular Halloween happenings to get you in the spirit

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    October 31 is here, and 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 some "spooktacular" Halloween happenings to consider.

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    Team coverage of how stormy weather will affect your Halloween plans

    The threat of strong storms Thursday evening means some communities are canceling or postponing their trick-or-treating plans.

    Families in Madison Park were planning to gather Thursday night for their annual Truck or Treat event, but it has now been canceled because of the weather.

    Many neighborhoods in the Charlotte area are considering canceling or moving plans to another day as well.

    Even City Council member Tariq Bokhari agreed that the forecast isn't ideal for trick-or-treaters tonight and posted on Facebook asking if anyone would be open to the city postponing Halloween to Friday.

    "That would be a good thing," said grandparent Noreen Kerr-Thompson. "Let everyone know we're moving it to Friday provided the weather is better instead of canceling it. That's not nice."

    Parents said no matter what happens, their children will celebrate Halloween one way or another.

    "I don't think it should be postponed because of the rain," said parent Morgan Busby. "Rain jacket, coat, rain boots. Rain shouldn't stop anything. I don't think it should be canceled."


    If you're looking for frightful fun:

    Rosemont Manor

    This one-night-only haunt in Charlotte's Elizabeth neighborhood gets bigger and more popular each year. The homegrown attraction features animatronics, live performers and a psychedelic room that requires 3D glasses. You can find the manor on the 2100 block of East 5th Street, between Ridgeway and Osborne. 

    * Update: Due to the scary weather forecast, Rosemont will be open Friday, Nov. 1.  

    Click here for more details.

    Scarrigan Farms

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

    Open select nights through Friday, Nov. 1.

    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 Saturday, Nov. 2.

    Click here for more details.

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    Hickory Grove Haunted Trail

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

    Open select nights through Thursday, 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. 

    Ayrsley Retro Horror Movie Series

    See retro horror movies "The Return of the Living Dead" and "Day of the Dead" for a not-so-scary retro price of $5 at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas 14.

    Click here for more details.

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

    Candy Crawl in Concord

    Local merchants on Union Street in downtown Concord will provide trick-or-treating and family-friendly entertainment from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Halloween.  

    Click here for more details. 

    Downtown Statesville Trick-or-Treating

    Trick-or-treating in the Statesville downtown business district has been rescheduled to Friday.

    Click here for more details. 

    Hall-OH-Ween at Optimist Hall

    Optimist Hall in uptown will host its first Halloween party on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Festivities include trick-or-treating, a Halloween-themed photo booth, giveaways and food and beverage specials from Optimist Hall tenants.

    Click here for more details.   

    The Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall

    Each year, the residents of Charlotte's Elizabeth neighborhood get together to carve dozens of pumpkins for this Halloween display. The ceremonial lighting of the wall will take place Monday and it will light up every night through Halloween. You can find the wall at 721 Clement Ave.   

    Boos, Blues and Running Shoes at Divine Barrel Brewing

    This NoDa brewery is ready to throw down for Halloween with a costumed run. Don't forget to bring the kids because there will be plenty of candy and live music from Liam and the Nerdy Blues while you enjoy some local brews. 

    Click here for more details. 

    Halloweenie Celebration at Blue Blaze Brewing

    Celebrate Halloween with your family and your furry friends at Blue Blaze Brewery. Costumes are welcome -- for humans and pups alike! You can even enter your pet into the dog costume contest.

    Click here for more details. 

    Sweet Street Truck or Treat Festival in Kannapolis 

    Downtown Kannapolis event has been rescheduled to Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Click here for more details. 

    Treats in the Streets in Valdese

    Rescheduled to Friday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    Click here for more details.

    If you just like to dress up and party:

    The Nightmare on College Street

    This bar crawl in uptown is for big kids who still like to dress up and party down on Halloween.

    Click here for more details.

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    RAIN OR SHINE:

    Boo's and Boats Trunk or Treat at Papa Doc's Shore Club in Lake Wylie 

    Celebrate the spookiest night of the year by going truck-to-trunk and boat-to-boat at Papa Doc's Shore Club in Lake Wylie. In the event of rain or thunderstorms, trick-or-treating will be set up on the second floor of Papa Doc's Shore Club. 

    Click here for more details. 

    Trunk or Treat at Laurel Baptist Church

    Hop from trunk-to-trunk and grab some candy at Laurel Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat. Stop by any time from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. If it rains, event organizers say all decorations will move inside and the party will go on! 

    Click here for more details.

    If you're looking to heading indoors for Halloween to escape the rain:

    Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt at IKEA

    2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    Click here for more details.

    Boo Bash at the McCrorey YMCA

    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Mall-wide Trick-or-Treating at Concord Mills

    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Click here for more details. 

    Trick-or-Treat at Cabela's and Bass Pro Shop

    4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Click here for more details. 

    Mall-O-Ween at Northlake Mall

    5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    Click here for more details. 


    NEIGHBORHOOD TRICK-OR-TREATING:

    Beverly Woods East in SouthPark

    Neighborhood trick-or-treating has been rescheduled to Friday.

    Oak Park Community in Concord

    Neighborhood trick-or-treating has been rescheduled to Friday.

    Click here for more details.

    Laurel Park Community in Concord

    Neighborhood trick-or-treating has been rescheduled to Friday.

     

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