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Halloween haunts for kids and adults around Lake Norman

Oct.24. Halloween weekend is full of trick or treating options for kids and plenty of events for adults too.

7th Annual Boos and Brews

Oct. 26-28 | 7:30 pm. Join the Davidson Community Players for  the annual 10-Minute-Play Festival with a Halloween twist. Boos & Brews will feature original plays written, performed, and directed by members of the community. These plays all have one major theme in common—ghoulish fun! A selection of wine and D9 beer will be available. Tickets: $18 in advance, $21 at the door. Armour Street Theatre. 307 Armour St., Davidson.

“Ghouly Gala: A Science SPOOKtacular”

Oct. 27 | 4:30-7:30 pm. Explore family-friendly adventures that tie into the fantastic world of science, arts and exploration. Expect a mix of educational and delightful surprises to enrich your evening. Tickets $18 for members, $20 for general admission. Discovery Place Kids. 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Halloween March

Oct. 27 | 5 pm. Traditional Halloween March along Main Street in downtown Davidson. Families should line up at the Public Safety Building, 216 South Main St., to parade along Main Street to receive treats from merchants and organizations. Following the Halloween march this year, the town invites guests to gather in front of the Davidson Public Library for a showing of the original “Hocus Pocus ” at 6:30 pm.  Downtown Davidson.

Halloween Daze and Spooky Knights

Oct. 28-29 | 9:30 am-5:30 pm. Enjoy trick or treating at the Carolina Renaissance Festival with free treats to be found at over 100 locations throughout the Festival Village. Halloween Costume Contest starts at 3:00 and don’t miss Knights of the Living Dead zombie jousting challenge. Free child admission. Carolina Renaissance Festival. 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

Halloween Treat Trail & Outdoor Movie

Disney’s “Hocus Pocus”

Oct. 28 | 5:30-10 pm. Dress up and collect pre-packaged candy from local businesses and enjoy a variety of activities, games, and a spook-tacular photo area. Concessions will be available for purchase. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. a tractor-pulled hayride will run and, as well as a showing of “Hocus Pocus” at dusk. Free for residents, $3 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required. Bailey Road Park. 15536 Bailey Road, Cornelius.

2023 Halloween in Huntersville

Oct. 28 | 5-8 pm. Enjoy a Halloween Movie in the Park and Costume Contest starting at 5:30 pm. Food trucks will be onsite available for purchase. Veterans Park, Huntersville.

Boatyard’s Monster Bash

Oct 28 | 7 pm. Brightside w/ Sweet Leaf. Wear your spookiest costume for a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Boatyard LKN. 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Grave Digger Bar Crawl

Oct. 28 | 4- midnight. Lurch around the Lake Norman Social District and enjoy live music, Halloween games and a costume contest with prizes. Old Town Public House and Thigs Cocktails, Downtown Cornelius.

Rigtober Trunk or Treat

Oct. 29 | 5-7 pm. Lake Norman Overlanding and Jeep Club will host a Trunk or Treat at Harp and Crown with contest judging for all Jeeps and Overlanding Rigs. Families are invited to bring their children dressed up in costume for candy and hang out. Harp & Crown. 19930 W Catawba Ave Suite #130, Cornelius.

Halloween Spirit Day

Oct. 29 | 1-4 pm. Hugh Torance House and Store will have pumpkin rolling races, crafts, an age-appropriate Spooky Trail, and some 19th-century Irish yard games that harken back to the misty legends of warriors and fairy tales. The event is perfect for little ones, 4-10 year-olds. The event is free, but register for tickets in advance at www.hught.org. Hugh Torance House and Stoere. 8231 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

SCarowinds Procession of Nightmares parade



Through Oct. 29 | 7 pm-midnight. You’ll sleep with the lights on after experiencing this new season of SCarowinds and the new attraction Procession of Nightmares parade. Hordes of zombies and thrill rides ravaging through the dark of night make a perfect storm for Halloween fun. Tickets: Prices vary depending on package.

Scarrigan Farms Haunted Trail

Through Oct. 29 | Times vary. The 275 acre farm is transformed into the scariest haunted trail in the region that’s sure to get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing. Advanced reservations are required. Tickets: Price varies depending on date. Carrigan Farms. 1213 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville.