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 the title 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

Spooky Stories & Creepy Crafts at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
Saturday, October 27, from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Kids of all ages are invited to join us for storytime and crafts in BRAHM’s Ed. Center. Spooky Stories will be at 3:30 pm with Creepy Crafts to follow. Drop in! No RSVP required. 828-295-9099

Halloween at Tanger Outlets in Blowing Rock
Wednesday October 31, 5pm-7pm. Fun family event with Trick OR Treat with Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue, and Blowing Rock Police Department and the Tanger Outlets shops! Plus, fill out the Scavenger Hunt Card and drop it off in Shopper Services to Register to win more prizes, and enjoy a DJ, photo booth, a hayride with Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation, and hot drinks from the Blue Moose Coffee-mobile. There’s a special blood drive at the event too, so you can donate blood with The Blood Connection and get a $10 gift card! $10 will ALSO go to High Country Breast Cancer Foundation. It’s a win-win! 828-295-4444

Haunted Horn
Friday and Saturday nights, October 12-27. The kid-friendly event, Daniel Boo, is 6-7:30pm. Daniel Boo is $10, parents and kids (2 and under are free). The interactive haunted trail, The Accused, is 8-11pm. The Accused, a unique outdoor escape challenge, will take you back to a time when a simple lie could have you burned at the stake! A small mountain settlement has been rocked by accusations of witchery and sorcery. Are all of the women truly witches or innocent bystanders of a more sinister plot? Use your intellect and wit and to help Luna Langsten, a young girl trying to escape the settlement. To maneuver through, you will need to solve puzzles and disarm diabolical traps. The Accused is $13 online, $18 at the door. Spectator: $10 (if you want to enjoy the beer garden 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.  7pm-until.  Ashe County’s haunted attraction! This creepy haunted-house style attraction is recommended for ages 8+.  Admission is $10. 336-977-9025

Halloween Party at Buckeye, Beech Mountain
Friday, October 26.  Join in the “Buckeye-neer Haunted Experience!” Trail-or-Treat is 5-6pm, 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

Ghost Stories of the Appalachia at Linville Falls Campground
Saturday, October 27. A ranger-led program! The leaves have finally changed, the weather has finally gotten cooler, and Halloween is finally here.  Come listen to some local haunts and lore by a warm campfire. Approximately 45 minutes in length, free and open to the public. Starts at 7pm. 828-295-3782

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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