How to Spend Your Halloween Weekend in the Queen City

Are you looking for something to do in or around Charlotte for Halloween but you haven’t made plans yet?

This image borrowed from Showcase Realty Blog.

Here are a handful of options to get you started.

1.  Scarowinds.  The amusement park at Carowinds turns into hallowed ground for those who enjoy a good Halloween Haunt.  Gain access to all of the regular scary rides — from Intimdator to Fury 325 — as well as haunted mazes, scare zones, and morbidly entertaining shows.  For tickets and hourly information, click here.

2.  Barktoberfest @ Social Pets.  While Charlotte’s “official” Barktoberfest took place on October 24, 2015 at South End’s Triple C Brewery, the event gets a second iteration at Social Pet Hotel in Pineville this Saturday (Halloween Day) from 10 AM-2 PM.  Bring your four-legged friends for a free romp on the grounds of south Charlotte’s premier puppy palace and enjoy the same great food and brews that were available last weekend.  The event is co-sponsored by Dog Bar and will feature the OooWee BBQ food truck.

3.  Trunk or Treat.  Carmel Presbyterian and several other churches throughout the Charlotte area will host a safe, family friendly alternative to trick-or-treating on dark neighborhood streets.  Carmel’s event will take place on Friday, October 30, and the event will include a costume parade in addition to “candy, fall fun, and fellowship” according to the promotion on Charlotte’s Got a Lot.

4.  The Haunted Mill.  Prepare to be scared.  If you think haunted houses are scary, you’ll be truly terrified at The Haunted Mill in Belmont, NC.  The mill’s haunted tour features forty actors, crazy animations, chainsaws, and special effects that will have you shrieking with horror and shaking in your boots.  For visitors who don’t enjoy being scared out of their gourdes, the mill also features black light mini-golf, pool tables, and a game room that stays open year-round.

5.  Trick or Treat in The Park.  This $3 event is sponsored by the Harrisburg Department of Parks & Recreation and has fun for the whole family.  Children up to 12 years old can participate in a costume contest and local businesses will compete for the best decorated booth.  Festivities take place from 6-9 PM on Halloween night.

For an all-inclusive list of Halloween options for grown-up revelers in the QC, check out this big list of Halloween festivities from Creative Loafing.

Whatever you decide to do to celebrate this weekend, have fun and most importantly, be safe!

About the Author:
Jimmy Grappone is a Realtor® living in the Charlotte area for nearly a decade. His hobbies include fishing, playing golf, watching football, and helping his clients find their way home. Jimmy is a licensed Realtor® with Allen Tate Company in North Carolina and South Carolina. He is passionate about helping his clients find shelter and having a good time along the way!

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