Whether you like tricks or treats, October in Charlotte has something for everyone!
Halloween activities: Scarowinds, Ghost Tales in the Dark, NoDaWeen, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Campground Massacre, Scary Dairy, The Maze of Terror, Spirits of Rosedale Tour, Elizabeth Neighborhood Pumpkin Wall, Scarrigan Farms, The Haunted Mill, Masquerade Ball, Camp Fear, Hickory Grove Haunted Trail, The Old Haunted School, Dracula Bites, Shake your ghoul thing 2, Music Monsters and Mayhem at NC Music Factory, Kryptonite Halloween Bash + Costume Contest, Halloween at Wing Haven, Aw Shucks Farm, 13th Acre Haunted Trail, Haunted Trail at Latta Plantation Equestrian Center
Festivals: Renaissance Festival Latin America Festival, Queen City Fringe Festival, Carolina Balloon Fest, Carnival for St.Ann’s Parish, Lake Norma Folk Art Festival, Lexington BBQ Festival, Great Grapes Wine and Food Festival, Center City Literary Festival , Day of the Dead Festival , Hola Festival, Kaleidoscope Cultural Festival, Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Festival , Greater Charlotte Fine Art Festival
Chews&Booze: 2nd Annual Taste of Freemore featuring a Dunkin’ Donut Eating Contest with a chance to win $250, Plaza Midwood Chantilly Chili Cook Off, Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship ,Chocolate for a Cure, Mecktoberfest , Bachtoberfest: Bach&Beer at the Knight Theatre for a (K)night out for only $29, Halloween Pub Crawl, Halloween Howler Bar Crawl, Clips Beer and Film Tour, Southeast Crab Fest, Taste of the World
Tunes: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Aimee Mann, India Arie, Hinder, Zac Brown Band, They Might be Giants, Emeli Sande, Will Hoge, Michael Buble, Matt Nathanson, Selena Gomez, Bullet for my Valentine, Vanessa Carlton, KISS 95.1’s Grave Digger’s Ball with Flo-rida
For the little goblins: Rural Hill’s Amazing Maize Maze, Great Amazing Race, Scarrigan Farms, Fall Farm Festival , Tarzan: the Stage Musical, Hansel and Gretel, 5th Annual Fall Festival at Naomi Drenan Rec Center, Creepy Crawly Critter-ween, Palisades Wicked Welcome Home, Bootanical at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Hoot and Howl at the Carolina Raptor Center, Disney on Ice, Hodges Family Pumpkin Patch, Riverbend Farm, Country Daze Corn Maze, The Hunter Farm, Hall Family Farm, Regal Corn Maze
Other fun events: Creative Loafing’s Best Of Charlotte Party, Geek Gala, BarCamp,Venus in Fur, Women of Faith conference, International House 25th Anniversary Benefit Gala, Little Shop of Horrors, Opera Carolina: Aida, New Mythologies: William Villalongo, Arsenic and Old Lace, Bank of America 500, Dollar General 300, Gospel Shout!, Explore History: Veterans Day Program, Charlotte Book Fair, Metrolina Expo Marketplace,