Have a scary good time this weekend
Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction —THREE NIGHTS LEFT — Oct. 27, 28 and 29 only. 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. Details at www.boogerwoods.org
Scarrigan Farms — MOORESVILLE — At Scarrigan Farms’ 10th season of Halloween scares guests will crawl, squeeze, slide, run and scream their way through the ½ mile haunted walking trail. New for 2016 are Cannibal Nightmare and Twisted Fence (an homage to Blair Witch), as well as expanded Fright Town attraction. Await your fate, as wilderness psychos and forest freaks guide your path through expanded haunted trail favorites; including Maniac Maze, Dizzying Vortex, Double Barrel Drop, Tragic School Bus, 3-D Zone and the haunted Corn Maze. As always, guests don’t stand in line. Enjoy public bonfires, music, concessions and space to roam while waiting at the Carrigan Farms Quarry. Trail is open through Halloween night. Brave souls are permitted at sunset every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings in October. Visit www.Scarriganfarms.com for exact dates, details. Cost $25 per person (coupons on www.facebook/scarriganfarms
Salisbury Ghost Walk — The Salisbury Ghost Walk will take to the streets each weekend in October at 7 and 8:30 p.m., covering a six-block area in downtown Salisbury where tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions and orbs will be revealed. Historical facts tell how in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. Bring a camera, smart phone and a flashlight because some of the tales will come to life via present day haunts. Don’t confuse this with the “Halloween” fright events, true ghost stories is all we reveal. In 2010 this walk received a tourism award from the Governor’s Office. Cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults; children age 5 and under are free. Visit www.salisburyghostwalk.com to see photos or make reservations or call 704-798-3102.
Downtown Halloween Fun Fest —Saturday. Oct. 29 from 3 until 6 p.m. Just $5 for unlimited games and activities and ghoulish fun for kids and families. The Salisbury Post parking lot will transform into a Halloween carnival featuring music, costume contests, Halloween crafts, bounce house, face painting, candy and more. Located at corner of W. Fisher and S. Church Streets in downtown Salisbury. www.salisburync.gov
Dead Artists Halloween Party — Oct. 29: Don your favorite dearly-departed artist character’s spirit and enjoy food, prizes, music. Free. Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.
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. The merchants will even be dressed for the occasion. St. Stephens Church Road.
Gold Hill Park Ghost Walk — Saturday, Oct. 29: St. Stephens Church Road. Ghost stories and tours begin at The Russell-Rufty Shelter in the park at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. Ticket sales begin at 5 p.m.and must be purchased by 8 p.m. $6 adults, $3 children 6-10, under 6 free. The event is a guided walking tour and hayride. Wear comfortable walking shoes; no sandals, flip-flops or open-toes. Halloween costumes and or masks are not recommended as they hamper vision and ability to walk. Dress in layers for warmth. Four hayrides will be running continuous to the Powder House/Gold Hill Pond and back to the Jail. This is a safe, light hearted fun event featuring ghost stories from the mining era handed down through the ages. There are no theatrics or horrifying costumes to scare the little ones and no one will jump out to scare your pants off. It’s honest to goodness ghost stories that have been passed down through the generations. The Ghost Tour was filmed by Life in the Carolinas TV and can be seen on YouTube “The Ghosts of Gold Hill” or at www.lifeinthecarolinas.com/featured-shows-segments/ The event benefits the Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation Inc. for maintenance and upkeep of Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. For more information call 704-267-9439 or visit www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Trick or Treating in Downtown China Grove — 4-5 p.m. Oct. 31: Trick or Treating Downtown China Grove.
OCT presents ‘The Art of Murder’ — CONCORD — Old Courthouse Theatre presents “The Art of Murder,” the 2000 Edgar Award Winner for Best Mystery Play. This is OCT’s fifth annual Halloween fundraiser, descirbed as “A scintillating hit with thrills and chills and some wonderful humor…It will have you laughing and guessing who is to be murdered and who is the murderer.” —Suburban News. Performance dates are Oct. 28-29 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at Showtix4u.com or the box office at 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org
Patterson Farm Market corn maze — Open through Oct. 31, https://www.facebook.com /PattersonFarmInc/
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Annual Halloween party with $200 in cash and prizes. with Bending Fate Band. 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com
Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • 10 p.m. Saturday: Karaoke and costume contest. www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar
Halloween at Old Salem — Old Salem Museums & Gardens, 600 S. Main St., W-S • Legends and Lanterns 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
Halloween at Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29: Family trick-or-treat at the Latta Plantation with games, historical demonstrations, crafts, children’s costume awards. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, For admission info, see www.lattaplantation.org
Church Fall Fests and Trunk-or-Treats — see this Saturday’s Faith section or www.salisburpost.com > faith