Halloween Events

Triad-area Halloween family fun.


October 2016

Here are a few Halloween happenings taking place across the Triad this year. For even more events, check our comprehensive online calendar, where you can easily download your favorites to your personal digital calendar. Are we missing an event? Let us know! Email us at calendar@piedmontparent.com with "Halloween Events" in the subject.

 Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 20-31, Nov. 4-5

The Original Hollywood Horror Show
6333 Bass Mountain Road, Snow Camp. See website for hours. $20. The only haunted house produced by true Hollywood filmmakers. hollywoodhorroshow.com.

Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29.

Ghost Train
Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock. 7:30 pm. $36. 800-526-5740. Admission includes all the nighttime events in the park including the ride on the Ghost Train, Trick-or-Treating for the kids, Haunted House, Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular, the rides in the Creepy Carnival and the attractions in “The Boneyard” section, featuring the Black Hole, 3-D maze and a mystifying Warp Tunnel. tweetsie.com.

Oct. 1, 7-8, 13-16, 20-23, 27-31

​Kersey Valley, 1615 Kersey Valley Road, Archdale. 7:30 p.m. $15-$50. 336-431-1700. Voted number one scream park in America by “Haunt World Magazine.” The attraction includes 150 incredibly costumed characters, movie quality sets, and state of the art concessions and rest room facilities. spookywoods.com.

Oct. 8 

​NC Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $11-$15. 800-488-0444. Have a howling good time while learning about native North Carolina Red Wolves and what the NC Zoo is doing to help them in the wild. nczoo.org.

Oct. 11

Kids Cooking Class: Spooky Snacks
​Greensboro Children's Museum, 220 N. Church St., GSO. 3:30-4:45 p.m. 336-574-2898. Enjoy this special garden-to-table, seasonal cooking class. Participants will harvest ingredients from the garden to make monstrously green smoothies and spooktacular spider deviled eggs. Ages 6-8. Registration required. gcmuseum.com.

Oct. 13

Dark in the Park
​Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road, W-S. 5:30-8 p.m. 336-924-8191. A Bethabara Band Concert and family evening with a Halloween twist. cityofws.org.

Oct. 14

Trail of Treats
South Fork Park, 4403 Country Club Road, W-S. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 336-734-1215. Bring the family out to the park to walk the trails while enjoying games, prizes and candy from community organizations. 

Oct. 14-16, 21-23, 28-30

Howl-O-Ween Tours at the Conservators Center
Conservators Center, 676 E. Hughes Mill Road, Burlington. 4-9 p.m. $12-$20. 888-650-1139. This tour welcomes ghouls and goblins of all ages. Your tour guide will share stories of tricks animals use in the wild and lead your group to Howl-O-Ween treats. Dress in costume and meet Popcorn, the Conservators Center’s binturong mascot. Ghouls and goblins age 14+ can join a Legends and Lore tour. From man-eaters and monsters to gods and kings, learn how humans have viewed predators as much through story as science. conservatorscenter.org.

Oct. 15

Ghosts in the Park Storytelling
Cedarock Historical Farm, 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 336-229-2410. This spooky evening features Dr. Brian Sturm of the UNC Story Squad, who will share ghostly tales around a flaming campfire. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and children are welcome to wear costumes. Hot chocolate will be available for purchase. alamance-nc.com.

NC Zoo Grooves Halloween Event
​NC Zoo, Africa Amphitheater, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $15-$35. 800-488-0444. This one is for the parents. Shake your tail feathers at the special Halloween event for adults 21 and older. Don’t miss this wicked fun night featuring live music from popular band Sleeping Booty, craft beer, food vendors and a Halloween costume party. nczoo.org.

Oct. 20

Harvest Festival
Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St., Asheboro. 4-5 p.m. Free. 336-318-6804. This event for all ages will include pumpkin painting, face painting, a costume contest and seasonal stories. randolphlibrary.org.

Oct. 22

Ghost Stories in the Park
​High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., HP. 6-8 p.m. $2. 336-885-1859. Tales of ghosts and goblins told by a storyteller. Snacks, including s’mores, popcorn and apple cider, will be for sale. Admission is free for High Point Historical Society members. highpointmuseum.org.

Ghoulash! Halloween Festival
Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro. 2-6 p.m. Free. 336-373-2734. Activities include trick-or-treating, face painting, temporary tattoos, bounce houses, game booths, storytelling, a photo booth, Thriller dance lessons, and costume contests. Some activities require fees. gycghoulash.com.

Pumpkin Run 2016
​Fourth of July Park, 701 W. Mountain St., Kernersville. 7:30-11 a.m. $10-$20. 336-996-3062. All ages are invited to walk or run the 5K or 1-mile course in Fourth of July Park, promoting health and fitness while having fun. Participants are encouraged to come in costume. This annual event features vendors and exhibitors, live entertainment, kids’ activities, costume contests for adults, children and dogs, prizes, and pumpkins. kvparks.com.

Spooky Gingerbread House Workshop
​Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $6.40 + Museum Admission. 336-723-9111. Make and take a mini gingerbread house, while supplies last. Build your creation with a mini milk carton, graham crackers, icing and a variety of sweet fall and Halloween-themed treats. Drop in. childrensmuseumofws.org.

Trick-or-Treating at SciWorks
​SciWorks, 400 W. Hanes Mill Road, W-S. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $9-$11. 336-767-6730. Grab that costume and join SciWorks for spooky science demos and experiments, Halloween Rock laser shows in the Planetarium and giveaways.There will also be trick-or-treating for candy and novelty items, so bring a bag for your treats. Ages 3+. sciworks.org.

Oct. 22-23

Boo at the Zoo
​NC Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $11-$15. 800-488-0444. Celebrate the excitement of the season with a weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick-or-treat games, storytelling, live entertainment and a children’s costume contest. nczoo.org.

Oct. 23

Trunk or Treat 2016
First Christian Church, 1130 N. Main St., Kernersville. 4-7 p.m. Free. 336-996-7388. There will be approximately 85 trunks decorated and ready for your children to safely walk the trail in the parking lot and collect candy and goodies. In addition to the trunks, there will be a petting zoo, food trucks, hay rides, a photo booth, duck races and a few other surprises. fccministries.com.

Oct. 25

Halloween Dog Costume Contest
High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1634 N. Main St., HP. 5-7 p.m. Free. 336-884-5255. Bring your dog all dressed in its Halloween costume. There will be prizes awarded for different categories and home-made dog treats will be a prize for all participants. highpoint.org. 

Oct. 26

Celebrate Halloween
​Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, 1420 Price Park Road, GSO. 4-5 p.m. Free. 336-373-2923. Come for Halloween stories, tricks and treats.

Halloween Safari Group Night
Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Road, HP. 7-9 p.m. $4. 336-883-8531. Meet “animals” who tell amazing things about their lives as you make your way through the darkened woods. Group Night for registered small groups only. highpointnc.gov/pr.

Oct. 27

Halloween Celebration Featuring Steve Somers
​Archdale Public Library, 10433 S. Main St., Archdale. 7 p.m. Free. 336-431-3811. The secrets and mysteries of magic are presented to school-aged children and their families by the amazing Steve Somers during this Halloween celebration event. randolphlibrary.org.

Happy Halloween with Balloon Magician Clark Sides
Randleman Public Library, 142 W. Academy St., Randleman. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 336-498-3141. It will be a scary good time as Sides morphs  audience members into Halloween characters and goes “ghostbusting.” Magic, audience participation, family-friendly music and balloon art will provide a "boo"-tiful time for all. randolphlibrary.org.

Oct. 28

7th Annual Halloween Spooktacular
​Downtown Burlington. 3-5 p.m. Free. 336-513-5469. Twelve and under ghosts, witches, fairies, princesses and other spooky friends are invited to walk in this year’s costume parade. Look for the orange and black balloons marking this year’s trick-or-treating locations. Over 40 downtown businesses will be marked with orange balloons on their doors. btowneventsnc.com.

GSC Evening Laser Show: Fright Light
​Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Drive, GSO. $5. 336-288-3769. Greensboro Science Center’s must-see evening laser shows combine your favorite music with an amazing laser light show that dances across the OmniSphere Theater’s 40-foot dome. This month, enjoy Fright Light. Show times are 7, 8 and 9 p.m. greensboroscience.org.

Sensory Friendly Night: Halloween Adventure
​Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S. 5-7:30 p.m. $3. 336-723-9111. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing differences are invited trick-or-treat for candy and novelty toys in a comfortable and accepting environment. childrensmuseumofws.org.

Oct. 28-29

Halloween Safari Family Nights
​Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Road, HP. 7-9 p.m. $4. 336-883-8531. No tricks, but plenty of treats await kids and adults of the trails of Piedmont Environmental Center at night. Snacks and a campfire complete this unusual, educational Halloween adventure. Children ages 5 and younger admitted for $1. highpointnc.gov/pr.

Haunted Trail
Allen Jay Recreation Center, 1073 East Springfield Road, HP. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $2. 336-883-3509. This scary adventure on the Haunted Trail will make you scream, holler and jump. highpointnc.gov/pr.

Legends and Lanterns Halloween Tours
Old Salem: Frank L. Horton Museum Center, 924 S. Main St., W-S. 7-9 p.m. $40. 800-441-5305. Cross the haunted covered bridge if you dare. Once on the other side, a costumed guide will light the way by lantern through Salem’s nighttime streets. Hear tales of a local ghostly legend, or interact with a person from the past. You might even catch a glimpse of a ghost or two. Registration recommended. oldsalem.org.

Oct. 28-29, 31

House of Horror
Top Priority Care Services, LLC, 4401 Providence Lane, Winston-Salem. $8. 336-896-1323.  What is your deepest fear? Is it the monster under the bed, or creepy crawlers? Or maybe your fears lie beneath. Come explore your fears and so much more. Hours of operation are Friday and Saturday, 7:30-11 p.m.; and Monday, 7-10 p.m. This event is not for the faint of heart or small children, but is a family-friendly haunted attraction. topprioritycareservices.com.

Oct. 29

Autumn Festival
Heavenview United Pentecostal Church, 1410 W. Clemmonsville Road, W-S. 6-9 p.m. Free. 910-467-6188. Enjoy a "circus" themed carnival of fun. There will be prizes for best costumes. Free Trunk-or-Treat and indoor hot dog dinner w/samples from the chili cook-off. Tickets can be purchased for  additional activities and foods, such as: cake walk, popcorn, cotton candy, dunking booth, candy apples, face painting and carnival games with prizes. Proceeds benefit Live Youth Ministry.

Dark in the Park
​Burlington City Park, 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington. 5-9 p.m. Free. 336-513-5469. Come out and ride the amusement rides, play carnival games and enjoy an evening of Halloween fun at City Park. Don’t miss the costume contest, glow-in-the-dark hoop dancing and the annual aerial Halloween fireworks show. btowneventsnc.com.

Fall Festival at Calvary
Calvary Baptist Church, 5585 Burlington Road, Mcleansville. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 336-697-9634. This year's event includes inflatables, candy apples, face painting, hot dogs, fire trucks, cupcake walk, cotton candy, hayrides and a costume contest (no scary costumes please). calvarymcleansville.com.

Fall Fun Festival
Calvary Chapel, 1417 Boulder Ct., GSO. 3-7 p.m. Free. 336-272-1972. Enjoy games with candy prizes, costumes, live music and free food. heartofgreensboro.com.

Halloween Carnival at Creekside Park
Archdale Recreation Center at Creekside Park, 214 Park Drive, Archdale. 5-8 p.m. $5. 336-434-7314. Enjoy a bounce house, carnival games, candy, treats, a haunted room, costume contest, hayrides and more.

Lewisville Library Friends Halloween Party
Lewisville Branch Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville. 11 a.m. Free. 336-703-2940. Crafts and games for kids. Dressing up in costumes is welcome.

Monster Mash
Glenwood Recreation Center, 2010 Coliseum Blvd., GSO. 6-9 p.m. Free. 336-373-2929. This Halloween celebration will feature free games, stories, crafts and snacks, and is appropriate for all ages.

Oct. 30

Awaken Church of the Triad Community Festival
Northwest High School, 5240 NW School Road, GSO. 5-7 p.m. Free. This festival features a bounce houses, games, prizes, free food, trunk or treating and more. This will be a great event that the whole family can enjoy. awaken-church.org.

Trick or Treat in Old Salem
​Old Salem Museums and Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road, W-S. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 336-721-7300. Children can trick-or-treat at the doors of the historic buildings along Main Street. Volunteers will be stationed at the doors of the historic buildings, giving out candy while the supply lasts. oldsalem.org.

Truck & Treat
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., W-S. 1-5 pm. $5. 336-723-9111. Explore more than 25 vehicles, trick-or-treat for novelties and candy, and enjoy DJ music, fun activities, a craft, and more. Halloween costumes encouraged. childrensmuseumofws.org.

Oct. 31

22nd Annual Trick or Treat
Downtown Kernersville, 123 Main St., Kernersville. 6-8 p.m. Free. 336-996-3062. Bring your 13-year-old or younger children to enjoy a safe and fun night of trick-or-treating. kvparks.com.

Halloween Cosmic Night for Middle Schoolers
Allen Jay Recreation Center, 1073 East Springfield Road, High Point. 5:30-9 p.m. $8. 336-883-3509. Are you too old for trick or treating? This event includes pizza and glow-in-the-dark dodgeball, plus basketball and relay competitions. Transportation provided from Deep River Recreation Center; van leaves at 5:30 p.m. sharp and returns by 9 p.m. highpointnc.gov/pr.

Halloween Spooktacular Fest
Brock Recreation Center, 644 N. Main St., Mocksville. 5-8 p.m. $2. 836-753-8326. Dress up in your favorite costume and blaze a trail to the Brock for a howling good time. Enjoy games with candy, prizes, a hay bale maze, inflatables, a costume contest, entertainment, and “food vendors” with some wicked treats for purchase. Enter if you dare.

Trick or Treat at Your Library
Kernersville Branch Library, 130 E. Mountain St., Kernersville. 6-8 p.m. Free. 336-703-2930. Happy Halloween. The library is participating in Downtown Kernersville’s Trick or Treat. Stop by in your costume for candy and prizes. forsythlibrary.org.

Trick or Treat in the Park
Bicentennial Park, 135 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 336-626-1240. This family-oriented event provides the opportunity for kids to dress up in their Halloween costumes and collect candy and other treats from downtown businesses in a safe environment. There will also be games and more. This is a rain-or-shine event. asheboronc.gov.

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