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:

Carved Pumpkin Contest

Saturday, October 14, from 11:00am – 3:00pm. Bring your pre-carved pumpkin to Cabin Fever (915 Main St.) between 11:00am – 12:00pm. Judging will be at 2:30pm and winners will be announced at 3:00pm. Cash Prizes awarded! 

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 28, 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 22 to October 28, 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


Halloween Trail or Treat 

Friday, October 27.  Join in at Buckeye Recreation Center for Beech Mountain’s Annual Trail or Treat.  The trail or treat will run from 5-8:30 PM and is a free event. Ages 13 and under. 

Grandfather Mountain’s Beary Scary Halloween

Saturday, October 28.  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

Tuesday, 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 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

Monday, October 30 from 5 – 7pm. Come enjoy some fun and safe Trunk or Treating at The Park at Seven Devils (157 Seven Devils Rd). We will be giving out candy bags and CANDY! Bring children 16 and under for a spooky time! 828-963-5343

Amorem Trunk or Treat

Monday, October 30 from 6 – 7:30pm. Amorem is partnering with Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living to create a fun-filled Trunk or Treat experience. It is located at 287 Bamboo Rd. in Boone.