High Country Halloween Roundup

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

Blowing Rock Halloween Festival
Saturday, October 27, from 3:00 to 8:30pm. FREE activities at the Museum 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! New this year- a Halloween movie: enjoy two screenings in the school gym! 828-295-5222

Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train Halloween Festival
Friday and Saturday nights from September 21 to October 27, 7:30-11pm. Separate from daytime admission, advance tickets required, $38. 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

Haunted Horn
Friday and Saturday nights in October. 2018 info TBA.  From 2017: The kid-friendly event, Daniel Boo is 6-7:30pm. The interactive haunted trail, Curse of the Wendigo, is 8-11pm. The haunted trail immerses participants in the story along with Joshua, a Colonial Captain, after he makes a horrible mistake that brings a curse upon a small settlement deep in the Appalachian Mountains! Daniel Boo: $10, parents and kids (2 and under are free). Curse of the Wendigo: $13 online, $18 at the door. Spectator: $10 (if you want to enjoy the live music and the fun but don’t want to enter the trail). Located at the Hickory Ridge Homestead and Horn in the West in Boone.

The Haunted Factory, West Jefferson
Friday and Saturday nights in October. 2018 info coming soon. From 2017: 7pm-until.  Ashe County’s haunted attraction! This creepy haunted-house style attraction is recommended for ages 8+.  Admission is $7. 336-977-9025

Halloween Party at Buckeye, Beech Mountain
Friday, October 26.  2018 info coming soon. From 2017: Trail-or-Treat starts at 5pm, followed by the annual Halloween event for kids 12 and under at the Buckeye Recreation Center. Go inside the Center if you dare for the Haunted Halloween Party! They’ll have food, games, and a haunted house (kid-friendly!) from 6-8pm. Don’t forget to wear your costume and bring a bucket or bag for treats! Free. 828-387-3003

Grandfather Mountain’s Beary Scary Halloween
Saturday, October 27
.  Activities 10:30am-3:30pm. A day of nature programs about animals considered creepy and crawly, plus trick-or-treating through the animal habitats! Free with admission (kids in costume are half-price). 828-733-4337

Boone Boo
Wednesday, October 31
.  From 4-6pm, enjoy games and arts & crafts at the Watauga County Library and a spooky, silly tour of the Jones House! Downtown trick-or-treating from 5-6pm. Free. 828-268-6280

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