Autumn fests & Halloween events 2018

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2018

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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

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,

Blood Drive & Fall Fest fundraiser — 8 am-2 pm Oct. 20: Trading Ford Baptist Church blood drive and fundraiserwith craft booths, chicken & dumplings, more to raise funds toward new playground. To sign up for craft booth, call 704-633-5986. To donate blood call 704-223-1567.

Fall Festival Fun in Kannapolis  — 3-6:30 p.m. Oct. 20: The Fall Festival is a day of family fun at Village Park. Come dressed in costume and enjoy games, crafts, face painting. Ride the carousel and the train for $1.50 per person, per ride.Hot dogs and pizza will be available for purchase. After sunset, join us under the stars for the family friendly feature film “Scooby Doo.” Admission is free. Kannapolis Parks & Rec, 704-920-4343 or

High Point Museum’s Ghost Stories in the Park — 6-8 pm Oct. 20: Free, rain or shine. Professional storyteller Jon Sundell plus pumpkin decorating, face painting, corn shuck dolls, photo booth, corn hole.

Monday Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania 3 — 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 22: Latest installment of the hilarious Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Free. Rowan Library East Branch, 110 Broad St., Rockwell 704-216-7838

Barn or Treat Halloween Festival at Time to Shine Stables— 5-8 p.m. Oct. 25: 2725 Sloop Road, Mount Ulla

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 , transformed into a spooky Halloween extravaganza. See exotic animals, enjoy safe spooktacular, fun and games. Trick or Treating with the animals, face painting, fun house, costume contest. Tiger World Endangered Wildlife Preserve, 4400 Cook Road, Rockwell.

Hanesbrands Theatre presents Gary Taylor’s ‘Dracula’ — Oct. 25-27: David Ward returns in his second season 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

Milford Hills UMC Pumpkin Patch — Weekdays noon-7 pm, Saturday 10 am-7pm, through Halloween Day. Milford Hills UMC, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Proceeds go to missionsl. 704-636-0471.

Lee Street haunted Halloween fundrasier — 6:58 pm Oct. 27: At the Hambley-Wallace mansion, 508 S. Fulton St. All proceeds benefit Lee Street theatre. Tickets and info at or 704-310-5507.

Fantastic Shakers at the Landis Fall Festival — 10 am Oct. 27: Free. Downtown Landis, 312 S Main St,

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.

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. 735 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill. 704-279-5674.

Fall Festival at Bethel Wesleyan — 4-7 p.m. Oct, 27: Face painging, Trunk or Treat, hayrides, games, free hotdogs and desserts. 4036 Old salisbury Concord Road, Kannapolis. 704-933-2896.

Gold Hill Ghost Tour — 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27: A fun night of ghost stories at one of the most haunted sites in Rowan County with ghost stories, guided tours and hayrides through the 70 acre park. Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, 735 St Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill 704-267-9439

Spook-Tacular Saturday at THD — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27: Trick-or-Treating, adult and children’s costume contest, kids games, Cheerwine, food vendors. Free admission. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive,

Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival — Through Oct. 28: Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville,

Trick or Treat at Renaissance Festival’s Halloween Daze and Spooky Knights — Oct. 27-28: Free event admission for kids, free Halloween bags and treats, Halloween Treasure hunt, costume contest with prizes. “Knights of the Living Dead” zombie jousting challenge, three times daily. $14-$25. 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

Trick or Train — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27: N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer, 704-636-2889

Haunted Roots — 4-10 p.m. Oct. 27: Happy Roots‘ Halloween festival. Free. Food, brew, live music, kids games, activities, artists, vendors, costume contest, raffle prizes. Benefits Happy Roots Henderson Independent Middle and High School greenhouse project. 1026 South Fulton St., 980-234-4800,

Downtown Salisbury Halloween Fun Fest — Oct. 27: $5. Fall fun with music, costume contests, hay ride, bounce house, face painting, candy, more. City Hall, 217 S. Main St., 704-638-5294

Fall Festival at First Baptist Salisbury — 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28:Inflatables, trunk or treat, antique fire truck rides, games, prizes, food fundraisers (chicken & dumplings, hot dogs, bake sale). Open to the public. Costumes 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

Vampire Movie (KAN) — 2-4 p.m. Oct. 30: Kannapolis Library Meeting Room, 850 Mountain St,
Community Fall Festival Open House — 5-7 p.m. Oct. 30: Free fun filled evening for trick or treating, refreshments, crafts, games. Accordius Health Care, 635 Statesville Blvd. 704-633-7390.

So Bad It’s Scary B-Movie — 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31: Watch classic bad horror movies and feel free to yell your comments at the screen! Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228

Trick or Treat in Downtown Mooresville — 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31: Main Street, Mooresville,

Downtown China Grove Trick-or-Treating — 4-5 p.m. Oct. 31: Main Street, 333 N Main Street, China Grove,

Annual Lighting of the Fall Fires at Historic Gold Hill — 5:30-9 pm Nov 17: 735 St Stephens Church Road, 704-279-5674. Benefits Gold Hill Preservation Society. Tickets $18. Preorder at

The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience — 7:30-10 p.m. Through Oct. 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


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