North Carolina Halloween Events 2018

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2018? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in North Carolina.

2018 Events

Scarecrow Hollow - Belmont, NC - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2018
Discover scarecrows carefully crafted by community members that are now residing in Lost Hollow throughout October!

Halloween Party at Howl - Charlotte, NC - Oct 26, 2018
Howl at the Moon Indianapolis hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Halloween Phantasmagoria - Durham, NC - Oct 26, 2018
Explore historical concepts of Spiritualism, awe, and wonder from the 19th century at Duke Homestead. You are invited to wander the property to see what wonders you can find. Appropriate for all ages. (No experiences are designed to scare!) Participation will require walking and standing on uneven terrain. Bring your own flashlight!

Zombiepalooza - Cary, NC - Oct 26, 2018
Zombies will once again rise downtown at The Cary Theater. The 3rd annual Zombiepalooza features local filmmakers’ zombie short films on a huge outdoor screen downtown. This event is FREE!

Track or Treat Halloween Express - New Hill, NC - Oct 27, 2018
Celebrate Halloween at New Hope Valley.

Ghoulash - Greensboro, NC - Oct 27, 2018
Ghoulash! is an annual festival featuring fall and Halloween themed activities led by the Greensboro Youth Council (GYC) in partnership with Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc. The free event is held in downtown Greensboro each October. The festival is a family-friendly and spooktacular afternoon full of games, inflatables, face-painting, candy, and more.

Howl-O-Ween Harvest Ball - Raleigh, NC - Oct 27, 2018
The QDR Howl-O-Ween Harvest Ball has a tradition of helping homeless animals find forever homes. Now with the impact of Hurricane Florence, many of our local shelters, like the SPCA of Wake County, have taken in animals displaced by the storm. October 27th at the Lincoln Theatre, you can help those animals reunite with their families or find a new home.

Kooky Spooky Halloween Party - Raleigh, NC - Oct 27, 2018
Wear a costume for a ghoulish good time! Experience the magic of Marbles after dark at this family-friendly Halloween spooktacular with activities like Ghoul School, Mad Scientist Lab, Monster Mash Dance Party and more!

Day of the Dead 5K - Raleigh, NC - Oct 27, 2018
5K race along with art, food, music, dancing, and local beer as part of the celebration.

Monsters Ball - Raleigh, NC - Oct 27, 2018
Halloween party with costume contest including first prize of $500 cash, second prize of Yeti cooler.

Halloweenfest - Brevard, NC - Oct 27, 2018
One of Brevard, NC’s premier festivals, it’s sure to be a day of great fun, costumes, vendors, and celebration! Where else but Transylvania County!

Raleigh Zombie Walk - Raleigh, NC - Oct 27, 2018
Lumber, lurch, limp, and crawl your way through the streets of Raleigh in search of brains! This horde of the undead will meet up at Imurj and make their way through the streets of downtown.

Boogeyman Bar Crawl - Raleigh, NC - Oct 27, 2018
Crawl for a good cause (Hurricane Florence relief). Organized group assignments, pro photographers, videographers, free souvenir photo booth, and 5 bar rotations with liquor shooters, games and prizes to keep the party going and make it easy to interact with lots of new faces and make lots of new friends.

Trick or Trot - Wilmington, NC - Oct 27, 2018
Give your Halloween costume a practice run at this monster mash-up of history, fun, and fitness. The annual family-friendly Trick or Trot 5k race will award the top three winners in all age categories. This event also challenges your costume creativity in new ways with prizes for Best Historic Building/Landmark, Best Moment in Time, Best Historic Person, and Best Historic Costume for Pets. A candy-filled 1-mile run/walk is open to kids under 11 (must be accompanied by an adult).

Ray’s Haunted Carnival and Haunted Tour - Charlotte, NC - Oct 27, 2018
A spook-tacular haunted tour and/or kid-friendly carnival in the gym. Family friendly costumes are welcomed and encouraged!

Not to Spooky Haunted Hall - , NC - Oct 27, 2018
Prepare to be not-so-scared at the NASCAR Hall of Fame this Halloween. On Saturday, October 27, Champ the Cheetah transforms the Hall of Fame into the Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall, complete with trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, games with prizes and more!

Trail o Treats - Gastonia, NC - Oct 27, 2018
Collect treats as you explore the Nature Trail, Catawba Village, PlayS’cape and other outdoor attractions at The Schiele Museum. Enjoy hands-on activities and some treats along the trail. Kids and families are encouraged to attend in costume. Be sure to bring a flashlight to light your way! This is not a candy-heavy event.

Hero Run 5K - Charlotte, NC - Oct 27, 2018
Come run in your favorite Super Hero costume to show your support for all of our armed forces! Don’t have a costume? Don’t worry! All are welcome to come join us as we raise money for our local heroes.

Running Scared 5 Miler - Charlotte, NC - Oct 27, 2018
Don’t miss the Running Scared 5 Miler and Monster Mile presented by SportPort, showcasing uptown Charlotte on October 27, 2018. Instead of embracing Halloween with a mouthful of fun-size Snickers, don your costume and lace up your running shoes. Our local 5 Miler or Monster Mile is as fine a place as any for your giant banana suit and becomes a high-speed parade of superheroes, zombies, and foam beer bottles. Costume Contest, performance shirts, custom bibs, finisher medals, etc. Following the running events, there will be food trucks, beer, kids’ area with face painting, and entertainment.

Downtown Concord Candy Crawl - Concord, NC - Oct 31, 2018
Local merchants provide trick-or-treating and family-friendly entertainment on Union Street in Downtown Concord.

Monster’s Ball Halloween Event - Charlotte, NC - Oct 31, 2018
A grown and sexy event held by the American Legion Post 262. $100 prize for the costume contest.

Costumes & Cocktails - Charlotte, NC - Oct 31, 2018

Wicked Wednesday - Charlotte, NC - Oct 31, 2018
The costume contest winner will win $100 and second place gets a $50 gas card! DJ Phalse ID will be providing the vibes! Everyone is free before 10! $5 dollar entry with costume!

Geek Gala - Charlotte, NC - Nov 3, 2018
The geekiest Halloween party in the Carolinas. This year’s theme is Gears & Ghouls – so bring on your steampunk and sugar skull finery!

Past Events

Track or Treat Halloween Express – New Hill, NC – Oct 14, 21 & 28, 2017

Ghoulash – Greensboro, NC – Oct 21, 2017

Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash – Wilmington, NC – Oct 24, 2017

Halloween Phantasmagoria – Durham, NC -Oct 27, 2017

Zombiepalooza – Cary, NC – Oct 27, 2017

Halloween in Old Salem – Winston-Salem, NC -Oct 27-29, 2017

Howl-O-Ween Harvest Ball – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Kooky Spooky Halloween Party – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Day of the Dead 5K – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Monsters Ball – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Halloweenfest – Brevard, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Raleigh Zombie Walk – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Boogeyman Bar Crawl – Raleigh, NC – Oct 28, 2017

Trick or Trot – Wilmington, NC – Oct 28, 2017

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