There’s lot of Halloween fun in the High Country! Some is scary, some is just a little spooky.
Follow the title links for details about all these events!

In Blowing Rock:

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 29, from 3:00 to 8:30pm. FREE activities and park games, trick-or-treating, and a Scavenger Hunt. The highlight is the Monster March, where all the kids get to take over Main Street for a costume parade!  828-295-5222

Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train Halloween Festival

Friday and Saturday nights from September 23 to October 29, 7:30-11:30pm. Separate from daytime admission, advance tickets required, $52 for adults and $35 for kids ages 3-12. When you purchase a ticket, a time to ride the Ghost Train will be selected. The Ghost Train®, Trick-or-Treating for the kids, Haunted House, Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular, the rides in the Creepy Carnival, and more are part of the fun! Though every child is different, Tweetsie doesn’t suggest all the Ghost Train attractions for kids under 8 years old.  828-264-9061

Mystery Hill: Dr. Rozwell’s Alien Expo and Celebration Carnival

Friday through Sunday from September 23 to October 31, Tickets are separate from, but can be added to regular admission. The Underwood family would like to welcome Dr. Rozwell to Mystery Hill! Dr. Roz is an acclaimed archaeologist and lover of the stars. He and his team of researchers have partnered with us to help create a daytime fall celebration in honor of the return of the Hudson Artifact. Guests are invited to spend a day filled with games, activities, and special surprises. Perfect for those of any age. 828-264-2792

Mystery Hill: Attack on the Hill

Friday – Sunday nights from September 23 to October 31, Tickets are separate from, but can be added to regular admission. Join the Underwood family & staff as we defend the property against an alien invasion! Tickets on sale now! 828-264-2792

Halloween at Tanger Outlets in Blowing Rock

Monday, October 31, 5pm-7pm. Fun family event with Trick OR Treat with Tanger Outlets shops! 828-295-4444


Halloween Trail or Treat & Haunted Trail

Saturday, October 29.  Join in at Buckeye Recreation Center for Beech Mountain’s Annual Halloween Party and Haunted Trail. This year the theme is Medieval, so come dressed in your best dragon costume! The trail or treat and Halloween party will run from 6-7PM, with our Haunted Trail open until 9PM. After 8PM, the Haunted trail is recommended for ages 8+. Halloween Trail or Treat Party is a FREE event. The Haunted Trail is $5 per person. 828-387-9283

Grandfather Mountain’s Beary Scary Halloween

Saturday, October 29.  Activities 11:00am-3:30pm. Visit Grandfather Mountain for an afternoon of nature programs about animals that some consider creepy and crawly! This fun-filled celebration includes an opportunity to trick-or-treat through the animal habitats area and then watch special Halloween enrichments be given to the animals. Plus, children in costume are admitted at half-price. Included with admission. 828-733-4337

Boone Boo

Monday, October 31.  From 5-7:30pm, Head to Downtown Boone, as the community and visitors are invited to stop by downtown merchants for a safe, family-friendly trick-or-treating event. The stage will be set with a special Halloween music playlist streaming down King Street and larger-than-life Halloween inflatables lining the sidewalks. The central part of King Street will be closed (from Appalachian Street to Burrell Street) to accommodate trick-or-treaters and to make room for some surprise guests. For children with food allergy concerns, various businesses will also be handing out non-candy treats. Be sure to stop by the Jones House and the Watauga County Public Library for some additional silly and spooky fun! 828-268-6280

Lantern Farm

Head over to Lantern Farm from Mid-September to late October and enjoy autumn along the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Halloweentime fall event. This year they have added a 4-acre corn maze. If you enjoy mazes but don’t want to invest much time in the corn, then their hay maze might be the right stroll for you. When you are finished with the mazes take a leisurely walk through the most sincere pumpkin patch. They will have fresh corn, hot dogs, and drinks at the tent.  There will be an assortment of prepicked pumpkins if you don’t have time to visit the patch. They will also have tractor hayrides on select dates in Oct. 828-278-4489

Seven Devils Trunk or Treat

Come enjoy some fun and safe Trunk or Treating Friday, October 28th, 2022 at the Seven Devils Community Center located at 1356 Seven Devils Road. We will be giving out candy bags and CANDY! Bring children 16 and under for a spooky time! 828-963-5343