Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 24, 2013

Boogerwoods Howl-o-ween Spooktakular — Friday and Saturday as well as Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. Tours begin on the half hour from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at 725 Phaniel Church Road in Rockwell.
Six new scenes and all the favorites. Visit for details.
Cost is $15. Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. each day. Ticket is for that night only.

Salvation Army Fall Festival — 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army, 620 Bringle Ferry Road.
The event is free to the public. There will be candy, food and activities for children.

Salisbury Ghost Walk Halloween walking tours — 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Walks are scheduled each weekend and Halloween night.
Join “Boo” and the gang for a walk around downtown Salisbury to hear tales of how 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. No Zombies or costumed cast, just true stories.
Cost is $5 for students, $10 for adults. Group size is limited to 30 people.
Reservations recommended by emailing or calling 704-798-3102.

Halloween trolley rides in Salisbury and Spencer — 8 and 9 p.m. Friday; 9 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 9 p.m. Oct. 31.
Fun-scary trolley rides appropriate for all ages begin at the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St. in Spencer.
Call 704-762-9359 to make reservations.
Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for kids.
For more information, call 704-762 9359 or visit
Halloween Holiday Musical Revue —7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students.
The theater is located off the intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road in Davie County.

NC Quarter Midget Track of Terror — 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as Nov. 1-2.
Hay ride, haunted trail at NC Quarter Midget Track, 1130 Speedway Blvd. in Salisbury.
Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and younger.
Get $5 off with the donation of three canned goods.
For more information, visit

Forbidden Forest Horror Trail — Today, Friday and Saturday as well as Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at 14210 Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell.
Tickets, which are $15, go on sale at dark.
Proceeds go to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Concessions available on site.
Visit or call 704-223-2765 for details.

Happy’s Farm Haunted Western Town — 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Happy’s Farm, 985 Parks Road.
Family friendly, $5 admission includes hay wagon through the haunted forest, unlimited play in the jail arcade, horse rides at the Pow Wow Corral, Happy’s Haunted Hotel, s’mores kit to enjoy around the campfire, 1 Go-Fish ticket for Kohl’s Cares Corral, 1 chance on Happy’s Cupcake Walk.
Children age 3 and younger get in free. Concessions available.
For more information, call 704-279-5268 or visit
Trick or Treat at Gold Hill village shops — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Children may trick or treat at Historic Gold Hill village shops.
Be sure to dress up in your favorite costume.
For more information, visit

Gold Hill Ghost Tour — Guided walking tours and hayrides begin 6 p.m. Saturday.
Ghost stories will take place later in the evening.
‘The Powder House’ is reputedly one of the most haunted sites in Gold Hill Mines Historic Park and Rowan County. Ghost stories and tours begin at Russell-Rufty Shelter in the park.
Tickets must be purchased no later than 9 p.m. at the Russell-Rufty Shelter the night of the tour only.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 10 and free for children younger than 6.
Wear comfortable walking shoes, no sandals, flip-flops, open-toes.
Dress for warmth and plan on being entertained until 11 p.m. depending on how late you arrive and register you group.
Halloween costumes, masks not recommended as they hamper vision and ability to walk.
A safe, light hearted fun event with no theatrics or horrifying costumes, just honest to goodness ghost stories from the mining era passed down through the generations.

Scarrigan Farms, Mooresville — Sunset Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights through Nov. 2 at 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy.
Run, slide, crawl through a half-mile, multi-leveled haunted trail.
Enjoy bonfires and music while waiting your turn.
There will also be a good ole fashioned nighttime bonfire hayride, that includes a private, reserved bonfire site and 45-minute wagon hayride.
Prices, schedules are available or

Trick or treat at the Renaissance Festival — 10: a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Fun, free, and safe place to trick or treat.
There will also be a Halloween Treasure hunt and costume contest with prizes. Admission is free for children 12 and younger.
For more information, visit

The Darker Side of Latta Plantation — 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Venture through the plantation at night on a candlelit tour, led by a guide through a haunted site filled with historical scenarios such as explosive battlefields, a family mourning their lost loved ones in the parlor, haunted field hospitals, creepy cemetery.
Groups depart every few minutes.
The cost is $10 per person. The tours are not recommended for children under the age of 10.
Details at

Discovery 3D theatre gets creepy — Prepare for Halloween with the help of 3D glasses and a house full of eye-popping surprises at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte,
Caution: some scenes may be scary for young visitors.
For more information, call 704-372-6261 or visit

Tweetsie Railroad 24th annual Ghost Train Halloween Festival — 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 2.
Due to the popularity of this annual event, a limited number of tickets are available for each evening.
Many nights often sell out; ordering advance tickets online at is strongly recommended.
Admission is $28 for adults and children, those ages 2 and younger get in free. Tickets are available at

‘RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead’— 8 p.m. today at Cinemark Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road.
The zombie film that started it all comes to select cinemas nationwide. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett offer a live hilarious never-before-seen take on the classic horror film broadcast live.

NCShakes Presents ‘Jack’ — 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday at 807 W. Ward Ave., High Point.
NC Shakespeare Festival’s spine-tingling telling of “Jack the Ripper,” for ages 14 and older, part of a fundraising project to allow NCShakes to rebuild.
For more information, call 336-841-2273 or visit and available by calling 336-841-2273.

Halloween Train and Pumpkin Patch Fair – 10 a.m. Tuesday at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. Take in spooky and friendly surprises aboard a Halloween Train with ghosts, witches and treats for children. After the train ride enjoy the Pumpkin Patch Fair with goodies, coloring and a miniature haunted house. The costume contest is at noon.
Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children ages 3 through 12 and free for children age 2 and younger.

Halloween, fire and crime prevention program — 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at JCPrice American Legion Post No. 107
Food, fun, prizes, face painting and music. The top five costumes win prizes.
Children age 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult

Salisbury Mall Trick of Treat — 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Salisbury Mall.
All mall merchants will hand out candy.
Representatives from NC Rowan County Anime,North Rowan Connection Youth Leadership, Brightmoor Nursing Center, Arc of Rowan, Social Club Elks Lodge, Mary Kay, Salisbury Kiwanis Club, Carter House, Neel Road Baptist Church and Kimbrell’s Furniture will also be there to give away treats.

Halloween Funfest — 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Salisbury Post parking lot at the intersection of South Church and West Fisher streets.
The event is sponsored by Salisbury Parks and Recreation.
Tickets are $5 for an unlimited game and ride band or 50 cents per ticket.
Downtown China Grove trick or treat — 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31.
Merchants in downtown China Grove will distribute candy to children. The event is free.
The China Grove Police will participate and have a “crime scene” set up in downtown. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

Fall Festival in Landis — 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday on Central Avenue in front of the gazebo.
There will be a deejay at the event as well as the pumpkin patch. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes for the trunk or treat event in downtown.

Pumpkin Patch Express — Saturday at the N.C. Transportation Museum, featuring a train ride, trick or treating, a pumpkin patch, crafts and temporary tattoos.
Train rides depart at 10, 11:15 a.m., 1, 2:15 & 3:30 p.m.
The train will deliver passengers to the Pumpkin Patch, where, for a small extra fee, they can pick out a pumpkin to purchase and take home for decorating.
Following the train ride, kids and their parents will move to the Fall Festival, where games and activities will be located in the museum’s open field, featuring a hay bale maze for the little ones and much more.
A stop by the Gift Shop will offer temporary tattoos, while the Wagons Wheels & Wings exhibit area will also be the first stop for trick-or-treaters. More trick-or-treating will be offered in the Bumper to Bumper exhibit, which features the museum’s classic car collection, and at several locations in the Bob Julian Roundhouse.
Admission to the Pumpkin Patch Express is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and active military and $10 for children 3-12. Those age two and younger get in free. Membership discounts will apply. Basic Level members will receive a $3 discount off each ticket.
Tickets are on sale and now can be purchased by calling 704-636-2889 ext. 237 or 257 or by visiting the museum online at