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Written by:  Staff Report
Date: September 21, 2011

October 2012

Here are a few Halloween happenings taking place across the Triad. For even more events, check our frequently updated calendar.


Saturday, Oct. 20
Ghoulash! Halloween Festival. This year's event features face-painting, removable tattoos and inflatables for kids up to 10 years old. The festival also offers community game booths, a photo booth, costume contests, a pirate maze, bingo, and children's arts and crafts. And, there willlots of free candy and treats for the kids. A costume contest for children ages 3 and under takes place from 6-6:30 pm, for ages4-6 from 6:45-7:15 pm, and forages 7-10 from 7:30-8 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the first three places in each age group. Children must register 30 minutes prior to the contest to participate. All ages. Some activities require a small fee, ranging from 25 cents to $3, such as the community fund-raising game booths, City Arts Haunted House, ArtQuest Crafts, and outdoor activities.. 5-9 p.m. Downtown Greensboro Cultural District, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro. greensboro-nc.gov.

Pumpkin Palooza. This featured fall festival celebrates fall's favorite gourd! Thank you to The Fresh Market for sponsoring this event. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 4301 Lawndale Driv, greensboro. natsci.org.

Stories and Legends in the Historical Park . The High Point Historical Society hosts this evening of fun and local lore for families. Come for s'mores by the campfire and a drink, followed by family-friendly scary stories around the campfire. All ages. $2; free for Historical Society members. 6-8 p.m. High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point. 336-885-1859. highpointmuseum.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 23
Halloween Storytime and Craft.
All ages. 11 a.m. Childrens Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., Winston-Salem. 336-723-9111. childrensmuseumofws.org.

Thursday, Oct. 25
Trunk or Treat Tailgate Festival.
Halloween is a traditional time for kids and adults who are young at heart. We are looking for cars, vans, hatch backs or trucks. If you would love to be part of a great community event, please call us. All ages. Free. 5-6:30 p.m. Morehead Recreation Center, 101 Price Street, High Point. 336-883-8599. highpointnc.gov/pr.

Friday, Oct. 26
Fright Light.
Be prepared for a fun, family-friendly scare during this evening laser show featuring favorite scary songs, such as Thriller, Monster Mash, Devil Went Down To Georgia and more, as an amazing laser light show dances across the 40 foot dome of the OmniSphere Theater. Run-time: 45 minutes. ages 4+. Tickets are $5/person and advanced purchase is suggested as seating is limited. Call 288-3769 to purchase. 7-8 p.m. & 8-9 p.m. 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro. natsci.org.

Haunted Trail at Allen Jay Recreation Center. Enter at your own risk! A scary adventure through our haunted trail will be sure to make you scream, holler and jump! Bring your family and friends for a spooktacular evening of scares. $1 per person. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Allen Jay Recreation Center, 1073 E. Springfield Road, High Point. 336-883-3509. highpointnc.gov/pr.

Legends and Lanterns Halloween Tours at Old Salem. Are you afraid of the dark? Come find out by joining a Legends & Lanterns walking tour at Old Salem if you dare! Once on the other side, a costumed guide will light the way by lantern through Salem's nighttime streets. Visit several haunting stops in the historic district where you will hear tales of a local ghostly legends, or interact with a person from the past. You might even catch a glimpse of a ghost or two among our historic buildings!. All ages. Registration required. $20, Adults; $15, Children;  $18 & $13 for Friends of Salem. 6-9 p.m. Old Salem, Horton Museum Center, 924 South Main St., Winston-Salem. 336-721-7300. oldsalem.org.

Saturday, Oct. 27
BOO at the ZOO. A magical weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick-or- treat games, magic and storytelling, live entertainment and a children's costume contest. All ages. Free with zoo admission. NC Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro. 800-488-0444 . nczoo.org.

Family Pumpkin Carving Class. Bring your entire family and create unique and personal designs on pumpkins to celebrate Halloween. Pumpkins, tools and step by step demonstrations will be included to help participants with this activity. Register by Oct. 24. All ages. Registration required. $8.00 - small pumpkin; $16.00  medium pumpkin. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Deep River Recreation Center , 1529 Skeet Club Road, High Point. 336-883-3407. highpointnc.gov/pr.

Halloween Boozaar. Carnival games will be set up in the gym, pumpkin decorating, a glow in the dark egg hunt for youth up to 7 years of age, face painting and photo fun. Concessions will be available for purchase. 1-7 years. Fee:$3.00 - includes carnival & egg hunt entry; $2.00 - pumpkin decoration; $1.00 - face painting; $1.00 photos. 6-8 p.m. Oakview Recreation Center , 503 James Road, High Point. 336-883-3508. highpointnc.gov/pr.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving. Children are invited to Old Salem's annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving on the grass lawn between Winkler Bakery and the Boys' School on South Main Street. Pumpkin carvers can compete for prizes, and all carved pumpkins will be displayed on the fence around Salem Square through October 28, for the public Trick or Treat Night in Old Salem. (Pumpkin carvers can take their jack-o-lanterns home after 9:00pm that evening.)Each child attending the Pumpkin Carving must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants are asked to bring their own carving knife or carving kit. All ages. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Old Salem Historic District, South Main St., Winston-Salem. 336-721-7300. oldsalem.org.

Haunted Trail at Allen Jay Recreation Center. Enter at your own risk! A scary adventure through our haunted trail will be sure to make you scream, holler and jump! Bring your family and friends for a spooktacular evening of scares. $1 per person. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Allen Jay Recreation Center, 1073 E. Springfield Road, High Point. 336-883-3509. highpointnc.gov/pr.

Legends and Lanterns Halloween Tours at Old Salem. Are you afraid of the dark? Come find out by joining a Legends & Lanterns walking tour at Old Salem if you dare! Once on the other side, a costumed guide will light the way by lantern through Salem's nighttime streets. Visit several haunting stops in the historic district where you will hear tales of a local ghostly legends, or interact with a person from the past. You might even catch a glimpse of a ghost or two among our historic buildings!. All ages. Registration required. $20, Adults; $15, Children;  $18 & $13 for Friends of Salem. 6-9 p.m. Old Salem, Horton Museum Center, 924 South Main St., Winston-Salem. 336-721-7300. oldsalem.org.

Raylen Halloween Open House. costumes, candy, and much more!. All ages. Free. 1-5 p.m. Raylen Vineyards, 3577 Highway 158, Mocksville. 336-998-2074. raylenvineyards.com.

Sunday, Oct. 28
BOO at the ZOO. A magical weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick-or- treat games, magic and storytelling, live entertainment and a children's costume contest. All ages. Free with zoo admission. NC Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro. 800-488-0444 . nczoo.org.

Trick or Treat at Old Salem. Children can trick-or-treat at the doors of the historic buildings between Salem Square to the Frank L. Horton Museum Center. All ages. Free. 6-9 p.m. Old Salem, Horton Museum Center, South Main St., Winston-Salem. 336-721-7300. oldsalem.org.

Truck and Treat. This exciting fundraiser will feature more than 25 vehicles parked outside the museum. Explore the vehicles, trick-or-treat for noveltiesand candy, enjoy music, fun activities, crafts and more! Food vendors will sell tasty snacks. Halloween costumes are encouraged!. All ages. Please note special pricing: $5 /person for members and non-members, includes museum admission. 1-5 p.m. Childrens Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., Winston-Salem. 336-723-9111. childrensmuseumofws.org.

Tuesday. Oct. 30
Boo Bash! At this "scare-free" family event, kids come dressed in costume to play SPOOK-tacular games, get their face painted, enjoy crafts and go trick or treating. All ages. Cost is $5 for Members and $6 for Non-Members ages 2 and up.. 4:30-7 p.m. Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro. 336-288-3769. natsci.org.

Family Halloween Party. Come enjoy an evening of not-too-ghastly stories, ghostly games and goodies for all ages. Wear your costume but no scary costumes please. All ages. Free. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Glenwood Branch Library, 2301 West Vandalia Road, Greensboro. greensboro-nc.gov.

Special Populations Halloween Dance. A Halloween dance for people with disabilities, their families and friends. Costumes are welcomed, but not required. All ages. Free. 6-8 p.m. Morehead Recreation Center, 101 Price Street, High Point. 336-883-3477. highpointnc.gov/pr.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
Downtown King Halloween.
The main intersection in Downtown King will be closed to traffic and children can trick or treat from door-to-door with downtown merchants. Main St. and Dalton Road intersection. All ages. Free. 6-8 p.m. Downtown King, King.

Halloween Party  at Hemphill Branch Library. Kids are invited to join us for some slightly scary fun. Enjoy spooky stories and snacks. Decorate a jack-o-lantern candle jar. Costumes welcome but not required. School-aged kids. Free. 2-3 p.m. Hemphill Branch Library, 2301 W. Vandalia Road, Greensboro. greensborolibrary.org.

Halloween Party at Benjamin Branch. Halloween Hullabaloo - crafts, games, snacks and stories - costume wearing is encouraged!. 2-15 years. Free. 6:15-7 p.m. Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Parkway, Greensboro. greensboro-nc.gov.

Halloween-at-the-Library Party. Children can get Halloween started with some ghostly stories, spooky snacks, monster music, eerie librarians, creepy crafts and plenty of fun!. School-aged children. Free. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch Library, 1420 Price Park Road, Greensboro. greensboro-nc.gov.

Happy Halloween at Vance Chavis Branch. Celebrate Halloween with fun, games, crafts, and candy. All ages. Free. 3:3-5 p.m. Vance H. Chavis Branch Library, 900 S. Benbow Road, Greensboro. 336-373-5838. greensborolibrary.org.

Pumpkin Carving Demonstration. All ages. 10-11 a.m. Childrens Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., Winston-Salem. 336-723-9111. childrensmuseumofws.org.

Trick or Treat at Your Library. Wear your costume and trick or treat at the library! In coordination with Trick or Treat in Downtown Kernersville. All ages. Free. 6-8 p.m. Kernersville Library Reading Room, 130 E. Mountain St., Kernersville. 336-703-2930. forsyth.cc/library.

Trick-or-Treat at the Courthouse. Historical tour and candy. All ages. Free. 6-9 p.m. Historic Randolph County Courthouse, 145 Worth St., Asheboro.



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