Never fear, we’ve got plenty of tricks and treats for this bewitching month!
HALLOWEEN: Misfit’s Witches Ball, Corn Mazes, pumpkin patches, hay rides, Scarowinds, Bootanical, Pumpkin Patch Party at Romare Bearden Park , GUTS Pumpkin Carving Contest, Trunk or Treat, Queen City Ghost Tours, Rich and Bennett’s Halloween Pub Crawl, Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds, Spirits of Rosedale
KISS 95.1’s Grave Digger’s Ball
Performing Arts: A Mother’s Love, Charlotte Ballet: Dangerous Liaisons, Rouge, Things that go bump in the night, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Vagina Monologues, For the Love of Harlem, Just do it – Man’s Best Friend, Nabucco, Africa Umoja
Music: For the love of Harlem, Old 97’s, Taking Back Sunday, Chris Tile & Edgar Meyer, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Nick Carter & Jordan Knight, Charlotte Classic Jazz Festival, Midatlantic Music Fall Festival, Ne-Yo, Wynton Marsalis, Calvin Harris, Silent Disco, Macy Gray, Steep Canyon Rangers, Darius Rucker with David Nail & A Thousand Horses, Marketa Irglova, Los Lobos
Chews&Booze: Bachtoberfest, Amazing Race Bar Crawl, Oktoberfest at Waldhorn Restaurant, Bibliofeast, Dining for Friends Finale, Great Grapes! Food and Wine Festival, National Taco Day, Taste of the World, Chili Cook Off, BBQ and Blues Festival, Mecktoberfest, Clips Beer and Film Tour, Pink on the Lawn event at the Charlotte Observer with food trucks, All you can eat oysters at Georges Brasserie
Sports: Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Checkers
Races: Race for the Cure, Runway 5k, Walk with Me, Walk like MADD, Charger Challenge 5k and Fun Run, Rocktoberfest, Hopebuilders 5k, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Just for laughs: Last Comic Standing, Tommy Davidson, Carlos Mencia
For the kids: The Lion and the Little Red Bird, 101 Dalmatians, Disney on Ice: Princesses & Heroes, JAARS Day, Penguins 3D, Omimeo, Day out with Thomas, Myers Park Library Presents: Children’s Pumpkin Party, Book Fair, Bootanical
For the “furry” kids: Barktoberfest, Humane Society’s Ties and Tails Gala
Other fun events: NC Legal Geeks, Charlotte Magazine Bridal Show, Goodguys 21st Southeastern Nationals, Hairwalk: The Movement, Bank of America 500, 2014 Gantt Symposium featuring Common, An Evening with Bob Woodruff, Latin American Festival, Renaissance Festival, Hola Charlotte Festival, Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival, Carolina Balloon Fest, Autumn Jubilee, Charlotte Fall Home Show, 18th Annual Carnival at St. Ann’s Parish, Soul Food: National Author and Diverse Panels, Elizabeth Home and Garden Tour, Pretty in Pink Fashion Show, Chocolate for a Cure, Wine Women and Shoes, Lights!Camera!Fashion!, Creative Loafing’s Best of Charlotte Cocktail Party, Geek Gala, Relive the Legacy of the Appalachian Trail, Teresa Caputo, Festival of Praise Tour, Healthy Home Market Grand Opening
If your sense of adventure leads you outside the city limits, check out these attractions:
NC State Fair in Raleigh, NC. Why not ride the rails?
Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train in Blowing Rock, NC
Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to soak up some beautiful foliage sights.
Blue Ridge Pride Festival in Asheville, NC
BBQ Festival in Lexington, NC