Whether your idea of Halloween fun is being chased through the woods by a serial killer with a chainsaw, or taking a zombie-less hayride to the pumpkin patch, there is something this fall in the Charlotte area that will meet your needs.
Take your pick from Charlotte on the Cheap’s spooky and non-spooky list of places to go and things to do:
Aw Shucks Farm
3718 Plyler Mill Rd., Monroe
Non-Scary: Corn maze, hayrides, grain bin slide, animal barn
through November 12, Fri-Sun
Farm activities: $8-$10 includes most activities; Some are extra.
Scary: 13th Acre Haunted Trail
Fridays and Saturdays through October 28.
$11. Combo with Aw Shucks Farm=$18.
Exit 90 off I-77
Fridays through Sundays in October
Gate price $57. Discounts available online
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon Street
Paranormal Grounds Investigation October 20-21, The Spirits of Rosedale Plantation theatrical night tour October 27-28. Details on the tours, dates and prices here.
Shelby Corn Maze
120 Broadway Drive, Shelby
Corn maze, haunted corn maze, pumpkin patch, cow train, hayride, zipline, more
Through October 29, Fri-Sun
Farm activities: $8-$10 depending on which activities are included
Haunted maze: Octobers, Fri-Sat. $12.
6325 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont
Haunted house (scary) and 3D mini-golf (not scary) and Escape room featuring Zombie Outbreak (scary)
Visit Facebook page for dates and prices.
1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28115
Scary: Scarrigan Farms haunted trail: See website for select October dates. $25. Visit website for discounts!
Not Scary: Hayrides (both day and night), bonfire, pumpkin patch. Visit website for details.
GUTS Pumpkin Carving Contest
Davidson Halloween March
October 27, 5 p.m.
Main Street, Davidson
Costumed kids march down Main Street, collecting candy from business owners and vendors.
All Hallows Eve celebration
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville
Trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, historical Halloween characters.
$9 adults/$8 students and seniors/free for kids 5 and under
Plaza Midwood Fall Crawl & Cankerworm Festival
Plaza Midwood neighborhood
Kids’ activities, live music, tree banding.
Haunted Tour and Carnival at Ray’s Splash Planet
Ray’s Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore Street
Games, contests, trick-or-treating
$5 ages 4 and up
Trunk or Treat at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
October 28, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 211 Marvin Road Indian Land, South Carolina
Day of the Dead Celebration
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East 7th Street.
Explore the Mexican tradition of Dia de Los Muertos, with activities, food, storytelling and altars.
Downtown Concord Candy Crawl
October 31, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Union Street, Concord
Trick or Treat at local businesses
October 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fountain Park in Rock Hill, SC
Free trick-or-treating at more than 20 vendors, the Boo Ha-Ha Dance Party, our annual Costume Contest and meet The Carolina Ghostbusters (along with Ecto-1). Of of course you don’t want to miss our Grand Marshall of the Festival “Maxx” the Robot (a full action 10 foot Robot)!
Check out more Halloween and fall fun ideas with Charlotte on the Cheap: See this list of haunted trails, pumpkin patches and hayrides. See this list of trick-or-treating, Halloween and fall festivals, parties, movies, more.
Photo: Observer files