Autumn & Halloween events coming up
Autumn & Halloween
The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience — 7:30-10 p.m. Oct 4-28, Thursdays-Sundays: 5,000+ hand-carved pumpkins illuminated along Jack’s Lane, Rock City Campground, Charlotte Motor Speedway plus refreshments, pumpkin patch, live carving demo. 7301 Burton Smith Blvd. Concord. Age 2 and under free; $16.99 kids 3 and older; $22.99 adults. Must purchase tickets in advance at https://www.tixr.com/groups/glowcharlotte
Halloween Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm Oct 12: Put on your best/worst Halloween costume and join in fun. Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, snacks and drinks provided. Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road, 704-637-1722.
Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis — Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27 and Nov. 2-3: 41st year! Tickets go on sale each day at 2 p.m. and are good for that night only. Ticket price is $20 for regular and $30 for Fast Pass, which are limited. All info at www.boogerwoods.org
Helping Hands Harvest Fair at Horizons Unlimited — 1-3 p.m. Oct 20: Entire Horizons campus open for inaugural event sponsored by North Rowan Middle Maverick Movement. Nature Hikes, Seek and Find, a Setzer School Photo Booth, Spooky Star Talks. Bring your own pumpkin to “Bling,” join in an engineering challenge. Refreshments. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004, www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizonsunlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium
Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival — Through Oct. 28: Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville, Lazy5ranch.com
Hanesbrands Theatre presents Gary Taylor’s ‘Dracula’ — Oct 25-27: Intriguing, haunting, seductive. David Ward returns in his second season as Dracula, Based on the classic tale, but with a contemporary twist. Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N Spruce St, Winston-Salem. Ticket includes all fees $34.75/$30.50, 336-724-9977 or winstonsalem festivalballet.org
Tiger World hosts Boo at the Zoo — Oct 26-27, Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 5-9 p.m.: Dress up the kids and visit Tiger World as we transform the zoo into a spooky Halloween extravaganza. See exotic animals and enjoy Safe spooktacular , fun and games for a good cause. Trick or Treating with the animals, face painting, a fun house and costume contest. Tiger World Endangered Wildlife Preserve, 4400 Cook Road, Rockwell.
Lee Street haunted Halloween fundraiser — 6:58 pm Oct 27: At the Hambley-Wallace mansion, 508 S. Fulton St. All proceeds benefit Lee Street theatre. Tickets and info at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Landis Fall Festival — 10 a.m. Oct. 27: Free. Downtown Landis, 312 S Main St, www.townoflandis.com
Granite Quarry Family Fun Fest — 2-7 pm Saturday, Oct. 27: Granite Lake Park. Bouncy house, food, live music by Rick Thomas and The Rock-N-Roll Review 2-5 pm plus Trick or Treating. Stick around to watch “Night of the Living Dead.” Free popcorn. Don’t forget to bring your donations for the Granite Quarry Food Drive. http://www.granitequarrync.gov/
Trick or Treat in the Village at Historic Gold Hill — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct 27: For children age 10 and under, Trick or Treat at the shops in the village, even the merchants will be dressing up for this annual Halloween event. 735 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill. 704-279-5674.
Spook-Tacular Saturday at THD — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct 27: Trick-or-Treating, adult and children’s costume contest, kids games by Salisbury Harley Owner’s Group & Ladies of Harley. Cheerwine and food vendors. Free admission. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com/
Trick or Treat at the Renaissance Festival at Halloween Daze and Spooky Knights — Oct 27-28: Free event admission for kids, free Halloween bags and treats plus Halloween Treasure hunt and Halloween costume contest with prizes. “Knights of the Living Dead” a zombie jousting challenge, three times daily • 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 18: $14-$25. 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. www.carolina.renfestinfo.com
Trick or Train — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27: N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer, 704-636-2889 www.nctrans.org
Haunted Roots — 4-10 p.m. Oct. 27: Free Live music, costume contests, food trucks, kids games, artists, vendors, raffle and prizes, more. A benefit for Happy Roots, 1026 South Fulton St., 980-234-4800, www.happyrootsnc.org
Downtown Salisbury Halloween Fun Fest — Oct. 27: $5. Tons of fall fun with music, costume contests, hay ride, bounce house, face painting, candy, more. City Hall, 217 S. Main St., 704-638-5294
Annual Fall Festival at First Baptist Salisbury — 4-6 p.m. Oct 28: “Welcome To Our Patch” includes inflatables, trunk or treat, antique fire truck rides, games, prizes, food fundraisers (chicken & dumplings, hot dogs, bake sale). Open to the public. Costumes are encouraged for all ages. For game tickets, bring two canned food items for Rowan Helping Ministries. Extra tickets $1. First Ministry Center, 220 N. Fulton St, 704-633-0431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trick or Treat in Downtown Mooresville — 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31: Main Street, Mooresville, www.racecityusa.org
Downtown China Grove Trick-or-Treating — 4-5 p.m. Oct. 31: Main Street, 333 N Main Street, China Grove, www.chinagrovenc.gov