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Halloween events includes Zombie Carnival Saturday

Zombie Weekend Oct. 8-9

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It’s going to be a GRAND evening of history, zombies, and incredibly good live entertainment all over the downtown area! Historic Salisbury Foundation celebrates with the41st OctoberTour of Historic Homes, so join us in your best dress from days gone by – Colonial, Antebellum, whatever your favorite period of Salisbury history – and spread the infection! The 7th Annual Downtown Salisbury Zombie Walk is a charity fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Rowan County – Official Site & Mr. Mike’s Food Pantry. Registration and makeovers will be at Allied Finance, 231 S. Main St. at $7  per person or $5 with the donation of two canned food items. Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult. Proceeds from registration will be donated to the charities. Bring your 41st OctoberTour of Historic Homes ticket proof of purchase and get a free makeover!

Registration cost covers  participation in the walk and includes a five-minute zombie makeover with one of our talented SFX artists from the Get Dead Crew, The Dancing Phalangies, and other local SFX artists. COME EARLY – MAKEOVERS LIMITED TO FIRST 300 REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS! While you are more than welcome to do your own make up at home, you still need to register for the event in order to take part in the walk itself. This is after all a charity fund raiser. Please keep the “honor” in “honor system.”

There will be an adults only Zombie Bar Crawl following the walk with stops at the New Sarum Brewing Company taproom, Salty Caper Salisbury,NC,Nashville Nights, Bw’s City Tavern, and Go Burrito / Go Burrito Rumbar.

 Zombie Carnival and Food Truck Rally

Join us the next day, Saturday October 8, for more family friendly fun including a one-acre Family Zone at the first ever Zombie Carnival and Food Truck Rally at the Rowan County fairgrounds! This is a charity fund raising event for the Humane Society of Rowan County – Official Site and Saving Grace K9’s.

1 p.m.-midnight Saturday Oct. 8 at the Rowan Country Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road.

Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, age 5 and under free with paying adult. Don’t forget the 7th Annual Downtown Salisbury Zombie Walk Friday, October 7! BOTH days for $15 adults or $10 kids 12 and under – five and under FREE* BOTH DAYS!

These are family friendly events. Some of the attractions planned include…

SPECIAL GUESTS: AMC The Walking Dead zombie actors Michael Koske – Actor and Sonya Thompson. Live music throughout the day from area bands including The Graveyard Boulevard, October (it’s their 20th anniversary!), Paper Wasps, Big Break, Skipper the Lion, Annabel Lee. Returning performers SpotLight Dance Company will thrill you with their THRILLER dance and NEW friends Stray Cat Sideshow will entertain and awe you with daring feats of skill involving swords, FIRE, a bed of nails and broken glass!

Plus a one acre kid’s zone with zombie themed kid’s games and crafts, kid friendly zombie makeovers, a bounce house and more! Table top gaming competitions by the Comic Monstore in the Zombie Marketplace located in the main exhibition hall. Great gifts ideas from shops like Dead Ed’s, L & M Zombie Crafts, Vintage Way Designs, Rose Fae Creations, and Nika’s Bowtique! Contact us about having YOUR OWN vendor space, too! And it’s a food truck rally —  Tempt your tastebuds with Emergensweets | The Cookin’ Coop | Wild Turkey Farms | Chibogz Asian Cafe and Foodtruck Concord NC | Lobster Dogs-Food Truck | High Rock Lake Kettle Corn | Dumpling Girls

Cast members from local haunted attractions and hearse clubs such asForbidden Forest Horror Trail, Carolina Coffin Cruisers, Reaper’s Ridesand more will be there, too! A zombie-themed prom for ages 16 and up will close out the evening after the last band plays. Prom and wedding dresses for sale courtesy of The Dancing Phalangies..and MORE YET TO COME! Keep your eye on the Downtown Salisbury Zombie Walk page for more updates..

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Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction — Five nights only: Oct. 21, 22, 27, 28, 29. Boogerwoods has been rated the #1 haunt in the Carolina’s for most entertaining. Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. at Boogerwoods and are good for that night only. All proceeds to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Info at www.boogerwoods.org

 Scarrigan Farms, 10 Years of Scares — Mooresville. Half-mile haunted walking trail. Never stand in line; enjoy bonfires, music, concessions. Trail open through Halloween night. Opens at sunset Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings. $25. Dates, details, coupons at www.facebook/scarriganfarms

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 and 8 pm. Saturday, Oct. 8: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.

Spencer Doll & Toy Museum Haunted Trolley Ride — 7:30-10 p.m. FridaySaturday, Oct. 28-29. $12 adults and $10 students.RSVP to Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359 or SpencerDollAnd ToyMuseum@gmail.com

Hallowine: SD&TM Haunted Trolley Ride and Wine & Beer Tasting — 7:30-10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31: RSVP by Oct. 29. $25 per person. A Spencer Doll & Toy Museum fundraiser at Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359 or SpencerDollAnd ToyMuseum@gmail.com

Downtown Halloween Fun Fest — 3-6 p.m. Oct. 29: Annual Downtown Halloween Fun Fest in the Salisbury Post parking lot with music, costume contests, Halloween crafts, bounce house, face painting, candy, more. $5 each. www.salisburync.gov

Spook-tacular Saturday at THD of Salisbury — Oct. 29: Trick-or-treating, adult and children’s costume contests, motorcycle decorating contest, kid games, free Cheerwine, entertainment by DJ Fast Freddie Thompson. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com

Historic Gold Hill Village Trick or Treat in the Village Shops — 11 a.m.-5 p.m..Saturday, Oct. 29: Children age 12 and under. St. Stephens Church Road.

Gold Hill Park Ghost Walk — Saturday, Oct. 29: St. Stephens Church Road.

Halloween at Historic Rosedale Plantation — • Paranormal Grounds Investigation, Oct. 21-22 6:30-8 p.m. $20 • Paranormal House Investigation, Oct.22 9-11 p.m. $85 • Midnight In The Garden, Oct. 22 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Hear real tales and ghost stories of encounters and experiences of staff. $25 • Pre-registration at www.historicrosedale.org/events/ or 704-335-0325. 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.

Halloween Fun at Old Salem — Old Salem Museums & Gardens, 600 South Main St., Winston-Salem • Legends and Lanterns Halloween Tours, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28 -29, $40, RSVP to 1-800-441-5305 • Halloween pumpkin carving contest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29, free • Trick or Treat in Old Salem Oct. 30, free. 6-7:30 p.m. • Details at oldsalem.org

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