October 2nd, 2018

Halloween Celebrations in Charlotte


With the start of October, Halloween is now just around the corner. Charlotte and its surrounding areas celebrate the holiday all month long with pumpkin patches, haunted trails, corn mazes, and more. Whether you are looking for a thrilling fright night or simply a fall day out and about, there is sure to be something for you. Check out this list of just a few of the events around Charlotte this month.

The Great Pumpkin Fest

September 15-October 28, Carowinds

Any Saturday or Sunday during the month of October, spending a day at Carowinds will be sure to help you get in the Halloween spirit. The park transitions into a family-friendly Halloween experience for the Great Pumpkin Fest with fall-themed attractions, costume parades, mazes, and more.

Rural Hill’s Amazing Maize Maze

September 15-November 4, Historic Rural Hill

This Huntersville corn maze has become a popular staple in the Charlotte area each fall. As one of the largest corn mazes in the Southeast, the 3-mile trail is a great source of fun for groups of friends or family. The maze includes clues to help you find your way out and is handicap accessible. More details can be found online.


September 21-October 28, Carowinds

While the Great Pumpkin Fest is the perfect family-friendly event, Carowinds also transitions from a theme park to a scream park at night throughout October for its more mature guests. Experience the thrills of your favorite rides with the chills of haunted attractions, performers, and shows.

Fall Festival

October 6, US National Whitewater Center

Kick off the start of October at the Fall Festival at the Whitewater Center. The event will include cider sampling, live music, trail races, yoga sessions, and much more! Spend the day enjoying the start of fall and all that the US National Whitewater Center has to offer.

Halloween Spooktacular

October 19, Chestnut Square Park

This free annual event returns to Indian Trail for this year’s Halloween festivities. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and enjoy live music, food trucks, trunk-or-treating, and more holiday fun. Information about the event and how to register can be found online.

Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall

October 27, NASCAR Hall of Fame

The NASCAR Hall of Fame will transform into the Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall for Halloween weekend. There will be trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, games with prizes, and more! This Halloween adventure was created with families in mind, making it perfect for kids. Ticket sales and additional information can be found online.

Candy Crawl

October 31, Downtown Concord

The City of Concord and Concord Downtown Development Corporation will host the perfect trick-or-treating event on Union Street of Downtown Concord. Celebrate Halloween with local merchants, family-friendly entertainment, and much more. Take a stroll through Downtown Concord and have fun on Halloween at this year’s Candy Crawl!