Halloween events 2018!
Autumn & Halloween events
TODAY: Fall Festival at Knox Middle School (Knox Center for Accelerated Studies) — 4-6 pm Oct 25: Activities, food, and games for small fees hosted by students. 1625 W Park Avenue Road, 704-633-2922.
Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis — Oct. 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
Barn or Treat Halloween Festival at Time to Shine Stables— 5-8 p.m. Oct. 25: 2725 Sloop Road, Mount Ulla www.eventbrite.com
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 festivalballet.org
Mean Mug Coffee Co, 1024 S. Fulton St — • 7-11 pm Friday: All Ghouls Jam Open Mic. Come in costume. Sign up begins 6:30. Mean Mug Coffee Co. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com
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.
The Night Watchman: Legends & Lantern Tours at Old Salem — Oct 26-30: Guided walk through Salem’s streets, hear ghostly legends, learn why the town of Salem needed a Night Watchman. Reservations required. Tickets $40 plus tax. 1-800-441-5305 or oldsalem.org
Costume contest at Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — 8-10 pm Saturday: Prizes for scariest, sexiest and best over all costume. 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com
Costume contest at DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St — Halloween party Saturday 10 pm-2 am. No cover. Costume contest. 1st place $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200. With DJ T-Nice. 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
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 www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
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. 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 www.historicgoldhill.com
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, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com/
Spooktacular at RPL — 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 27: Rowan Public Library, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228 www.rowancountync.gov
Emmanuel Fall Festival — 5:30-8:30 pm Oct. 27: Free. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, 336-906-4344.
Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival — Through Oct. 28: Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville, Lazy5ranch.com
Trick or Treat at 25th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival hosts 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. 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. Benefits Happy Roots, 1026 South Fulton St., 980-234-4800, www.happyrootsnc.org
Organ Lutheran Church — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27: Trunk or treat in the parking lot, cake walk, games, bouncy house, hotdogs, hayride, pumpkin painting and more.
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
Grandfather Mountain’s Beary Scary Halloween — Oct. 27: Celebrate Halloween at Grandfather Mountain with nature programs on creepy critters, crafts, animal enrichments, costume contest and trick-or-treating in the animal habitats. Programs included with park admission. Kids in costume enter half price. Visit grandfather.com, or call 828- 733-2013.
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 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
Back Creek Presbyterian Church —Oct. 28: 4 p.m. Trunk or Treat, hayride, children’s games. Hot dog meal at 5:30 pm for a donation to the Mission Team. Weather permitting the event will be held outside. The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys will be playing at 6 p.m
The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience — 7:30-10 p.m. Through Oct. 28, Thursdays-Sundays: 5,000+ hand-carved pumpkins illuminated along Rock City Campground, Charlotte Motor Speedway plus refreshments, pumpkin patch, live carving demo. 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
Pumpkin Party — 4-6 p.m. Oct. 29: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove www.rowancountync.gov
Vampire Movie (KAN) — 2-4 p.m. Oct. 30: Kannapolis Library Meeting Room, 850 Mountain St, go.activecalendar.com
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, 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
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 www.goldhillnc.com