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NC High Country Halloween 2019

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NC High Country Halloween 2019 Activities happen not just on Halloween night.  You can find NC High Country Halloween activities for all ages throughout the month of October 2019!  Here is a list of NC High Country Halloween 2019 events happening:


  • Beech Mountain Buckeye-Neer Haunted Experience
    Saturday, 10/28, 5-8pm
    Buckeye Recreation Center
    Enjoy a haunted house, trail or treat, foor and other spooky activities at the Buckeye Recreation center atop Beech Mountain. For ages 12 and under. For more information, click HERE


  • Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight
    Saturday, 09/26, 6-9:30pm
    Grandfather Mountain
    Visitors are familiar with Grandfather Mountain’s resident animals, including black bears, bald eagles, cougars, river otters and elk. But what do they do after dark? Find out at this nighttime event that features fun and spooky stories told by firelight, along with rare after-dark tours. For more information, click HERE


  • Ensemble Stage Presents: Frankenstein
    Sat-Sun, 10/26-27, 7pm
    Ensemble Stage Theater
    Mary Shelley's classic tale of horror and suspense sets the mood for your Halloween fears to fester. Performed as a staged radio play, you'll feel the hair on the back of your neck prickle as the creature speaks his first words and seeks revenge on his creator. For more information, click HERE


  • Banner Elk Trunk or Treat
    Thursday, 10/31, 5-8pm
    Historic Banner Elk School
    One of the most 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. The festivities include a costume contest for kids, and a separate contest for four-legged friends. Be sure to check out the haunted house and hay rides. Come early for free face painting from noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, click HERE


  • Beary Scary Halloween
    Saturday, 10/26, 10:30-3:30
    Grandfather Mountain
    Join us for a full day of nature programs about animals considered creepy and crawly! This fun-filled day includes an opportunity to create animal enrichment's, trick-or-treating through the animal habitats and a costume contest. Plus, children in costume are admitted at half-price. For more information, click HERE



  • Spirits of History
    Fri-Sat, 10/04-06, 5pm
    Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
    Contact the spirits! At sun down your Paranormal Investigators will guide you through our cabins as you attempt to contact the other side, plan on investigating until around midnight.  For more information, click HERE


  • Blowing Rock Halloween Festival
    Saturday, 10/26, 3-8:30pm
    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


  • Boone Boo!
    Thursday, 10/30, 4:30-6:30pm
    Downtown Boone
    Located in downtown Boone, enjoy  games and crafts at the Watauga County Library, a spooky tour of the Jones House and trick or treating with downtown merchants. For more information, click HERE


  • Boone Mall Trick or Treating
    Thursday, 10/31, 5-6pm
    Boone Mall
    Enjoy trick or treat at the stores in the mall.  Watauga Parks and Rec will have fun games and activities in the center of the mall.  ASU will be taking professional photos of your children dressed up for a fee. For more information, click HERE


  • AppState Trick or Treat for Tots
    Appalachian State University Dorms
    Children of all age groups are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes to go trick-or-treating through Hoey, Cannon, Lovill, East, Doughton, White, Summit, and Cone residence halls. ASU students will be handing out candy and the hall lobbies will have fun activities designed for all ages. For more information, call 828-262-7096


  • Trick or Treat Halloween Spooktacular
    Thursday, Oct 31, 5-7pm
    Tanger Outlet Mall
    Stores will host a Monster Challenge Scavenger hunt where families find fun clues and complete a scavenger hunt card for a chance to win a $100.00 Tanger Shopping Spree!  A variety of fun activities are planned for the family such as a costume contest, a Touch-A-Truck meet and greet with local fire and police, and even a monster mash dance off in the courtyard. For more information, click HERE



  • The Haunted Factory
    Every Fri-Sat until Halloween, 7-11pm
    The only haunted house attraction in West Jefferson featuring actors. For more information, click HERE



  • Wilkesboro Halloween Parade and Zombie Fest
    Saturday, Oct 19, 1-5pm
    Main Street, Downtown Wilkesboro
    The Annual Halloween Parade in beautiful historic downtown Wilkesboro is back! Parade begins at 4; Vendors open at 3; Kids games begin after the parade- zombie passports will be sold for $5 and allow you to play all games (geared to 12 & under, but anyone can play.) For more information, click HERE


  • Hillside Horror
    Every Fri-Sat until Halloween, 7-11pm
    Take a hayride into the darkness and escape at Hillside Horror if you dare.  For more information, click HERE


  • Candlelight Ghost Tours
    October 19 & 26
    Wilkes Heritage Museum
    Enjoy legends of the past and stories of ghosts in the present. For more information, click HERE