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NC High Country Halloween 2023

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NC High Country Halloween 2023 Activities happen not just on Halloween night.  You can find NC High Country Halloween activities for all ages throughout the month of October 2023!  Here is a list of NC High Country Halloween 2021 events happening:


  • Haunted Harvest & Trail or Treat
    10/27 @ 6-9pm
    Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
    Bounce house, games & activities, trail or treat & Haunted Trail ($10). For details call 828-387-3003


  • Beary Scary Halloween
    10/28 @ 11-3:30pm
    Grandfather Mountain
    Visit Grandfather Mountain for a day of nature programs about animals that some consider creepy and crawly! This fun-filled celebration includes an opportunity to trick-or-treat on the mountain and then watch special Halloween enrichments be given to the animals. Included with admission. Details HERE


  • Hitchcock Radio Hour
    10/27-28 @ 7pm
    Ensemble Stage, Historic Banner Elk School
    Two tales of horror and suspense set the mood for your Halloween fears to fester. Performed as staged radio plays, you'll feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and a chill run down your spine as the characters and creatures of the night come to life via the old-time radio show format. You will experience what it would have been like to be the studio audience of a 1930's live radio broadcast, complete with all the music and sound effects being performed live on stage. Details HERE


  • Banner Elk Trunk or Treat
    m10/31 @ 5-7p
    Historic Banner Elk School Grounds
    One of the more popular family Halloween events in the North Carolina High Country. Children (and adults) come dressed in costumes for a fun trick-or-treat experience from the trunks of vehicles. Banner Elk businesses and individuals decorate their vehicle trunks and hand out candy to all the little ghosts and goblins. Details HERE


  • Trick-or-Treat Mini Farm Tours
    Apple Hill Farm
    Join Spookley the Square Pumpkin and the Apple Hill Farm animals for a storybook trail Trick-or-Treat Tour! On this educational and hands-on mini-tour, your Tour Ghoul will share fun facts about the animals at each stop and safely distribute goodies for each child. Together you’ll read the story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, and end your tour by taking the Bullying Prevention Pledge! For more information, click HERE


  • Seven Devils Spooky Trunk or Treat
    Seven Devils Community Center
    Come enjoy some fun and safe Trunk or Treating at the Seven Devils Community Center located at 1356 Seven Devils Rd. We will be giving out candy bags, fun giveaway items, and CANDY! Bring children 16 & under for a good time.  Details HERE



  • Trunk or Treat
    Caldwell Community College Campus, Boone
    Free and Open to the community


  • Blowing Rock Halloween Festival
    10/28 @ 3-8pm
    Downtown Blowing Rock 
    FREE activities at the Museum and park games, trick-or-treating, movies, and a Scavenger Hunt. The highlight is the Monster March, where all the kids get to take over Main Street for a costume parade! For more information, click HERE


  • Trunk or Treat
    10/29 @ 5-7pm
    Watauga County Recreation Center, Boone
    Join us for a free walk-thru event for costumed kiddos in the rec center parking lot.


  • Boone Boo!
    10/31 @ 5-7:30pm
    Downtown Boone
    Join us in 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 and performances. For more information, click HERE


  • Trunk or Treat for Tots
    Jim and Bettie Smith Baseball Field Parking Lot
    Parents and children of all age groups are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes. Appalachian State students will be handing out candy from their decorated vehicles. Some will even be providing activities/games designed for all ages. We will have vehicles clearly marked to provide parents of children with food sensitivities a safe place to receive treats. Please join us for an evening of fun fall festivities and we look forward to seeing you there!


  • Dracula 
    Hickory Ridge, Horn in the West, Boone
    Blue Ridge Community Theatre will present an adaptation of Orson Welles'  Mercury Theater Radio Broadcast of Bram Stoker's Dracula.  Bring blankets and chairs, grab some popcorn and prepare to be entranced by one of the most-published stories of all time. Tickets are $10 and available at the venue on each night of the performance.


  • West Jefferson Trick or Treat
    10/31 @ 5-7pm
    Trick or Treating will be in downtown West Jefferson. Be safe!! Have lots of FUN!!!!!


  • Ashe County Trick or Treat Map
    This interactive map by the Ashe County Sherriff's office highlights local trick or treat opportunities!  View HERE



  • Enchanted Distillery Tour
    Copper Barrel Distillery, Downtown North Wilkesboro
    Fog and spooky sounds fill the air while your favorite haunted classics are shown on the big screens. You won't want to miss this enchanted evening and ghostly tour of the historic Key City Furniture building like never experienced before. And, be sure to wear your best costume for a chance to win up to $250 in cash. There will be multiple categories and prizes but you must be present to win. We'll also have plenty of tasty food & beverages for you to enjoy throughout the evening. Click here


  • Downtown Spooktacular
    Downtown North Wilkesboro
    Festival fun for the whole family in Downtown North Wilkesboro. Candy stations, vendors, face painting, food and much more!


  • Downtown Halloween Block Party
    Candy corn maze, lazer shows, stores open for trick or treating, playing of the classic film "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"


  • Hillside Horror
    Roaring River (Near Wilkesboro)
    Take a hayride into the darkness and escape at Hillside Horror if you dare.  For more information, click HERE


  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Wilkes Playmakers, North Wilkesboro
    Interactive screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Purchase tickets HERE


For more fall fun, join the Fall Lovers League of the High Country Facebook group HERE!