14 Ways to Kickoff Halloween Early


Halloween is a week away, but that doesn't have to stop you from having a ghostly fun weekend filled with pumpkin carving, costume contests and trick-or-treating. Here are 14 ways your family can conjure enough Halloween spirit to last through next weekend.

Especially Spooky

Spooktacular Stories, Friday, Jamestown

Enjoy stories, songs, performances, crafts and a haunted hallway to celebrate Halloween.

Spooktacular Movie Night, Sunday, Burlington

Watch a Halloween classic on the big screen. Enjoy yummy concessions for purchase including popcorn, hot chocolate and candy favorites.

Spookywoods, Friday-Saturday, Archdale

150 incredibly costumed characters, movie quality sets and state of the art concessions.

Genuinely Ghostly

Ghost Stories in the Historical Park, Saturday, High Point

Tales of ghosts and goblins told by a storyteller. Snacks including s’mores, popcorn and apple cider will be for sale.

Ghost Train, Friday-Saturday, Blowing Rock

Admission includes all the nighttime events in the park including the ride on the Ghost Train, Trick-or-Treating for the kids, Haunted House and more.

Ghoulash! Saturday, Greensboro

This event takes over the Historical Museum for four hours of spooktackular, candy-grabbing family fun with costume contests, a cemetery walk, games, a haunted house and more.

Positively Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin Carving, Saturday, Winston-Salem

Old Salem will provide a complimentary pumpkin (while the supply lasts) to each child that he or she can carve for a chance to win a prize in several different categories.

Pumpkin Run, Saturday, Kernersville

Included in the day's activities are vendors/exhibitors, live entertainment, kids' activities, costume contests for adults, Children and dogs, prizes and, of course, pumpkins.

The HOME MAZE and Pumpkin Patch, Saturday-Sunday, Winston-Salem

The maze is cut in the shape of The Children's Home logo on 6.5 acres of sorghum. Enjoy also the toddler maze, cow train, parent hangout, a pumpkin chunker and tons of bright orange pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.

Trick or Treat

Boo at the Zoo, Saturday-Sunday, Asheboro

Celebrate the excitement of the season with a weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick or treat games, face painting, live entertainment and a children's costume contest.

Trick-or-Treat at SciWorks, Saturday, Winston-Salem

Trick-or-treat throughout the museum for candy and novelty items. Costumes encouraged.

Trick or Treat in Old Salem, Sunday, Winston-Salem

Children can trick-or-treat at the doors of the historic buildings along Main Street between Salem Square (600 South Main Street) and the Frank L. Horton Museum Center (924 South Main Street).

Truck & Treat, Sunday, Winston-Salem

There will be more than 25 vehicles parked outside the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and on Liberty Street. Explore the vehicles, trick-or-treat for novelties and candy, enjoy DJ music, fun activities, a craft and more. Halloween costumes are encouraged.

Trunk or Treat 2015, Sunday, Kernersville

Put on your costume and follow the trick-or-treat trail in the parking lot where treats (or tricks!) will be handed out from the trunks of festively decorated cars. There will also be food trucks, a petting zoo, hay rides and more.

For more events, visit our calendar. To receive the Piedmont Planner weekly e-newsletter with area family-friendly weekend activities, click HERE to register.

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