High Country Halloween Weekend Family Events October 30 – November 1

Happy Halloween weekend! Can you believe this is the last weekend of October? There are lots of fun-filled family activities this weekend in the High Country. It looks like the rain will hold off till after trick or treating on Saturday night. We wish you all a wonderful and happy-filled weekend! See all the family-friendly events below:

Halloween in the High Country

Photo Credit: Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

October 30:

1. Tweetsie – Bring the whole family out to enjoy Tweetsie fun!

2. Harvest Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – Come create a memory, get lost in our 7 acre corn maze, pick a pumpkin, take a hayride and have a picnic. Bring your spirit of adventure and a flashlight to explore our family friendly flashlight maze.

3. New River Corn Maze – The maze is OPEN! The team is excited to start their 6th year of business. The hours are Friday and Saturday 10am to dark and Sunday 1pm – dark. Come enjoy this beautiful weekend getting lost in all the fun at the New River Corn Maze!

4. Open Play Time at The Children’s PlayhouseCome spend quality family time exploring the art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 on Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

5. Family Movies {Now Playing}

6. Blazing Art Workshop – 3:00pm to 4:00pm: Children’s art workshop at Appalachian State University. Draw and paint a Modigliani portrait.

7. 14th Annual Downtown Boone BOO!
When: October 30, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Watauga Library, Jones House and Downtown Businesses
4:00-4:30pm – Crafts and activities at the Library
4:30-4:45pm – Parade to the Jones House
4:45-6:00pm – Trick or Treat at Downtown Businesses

8. 2015 Beech Mountain Haunted Halloween Party
When: October 30, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Beech Mountain Recreation Center
From ghosts to goblins, spooky games and the first Buckeye Haunted Maze, our family friendly Halloween party will be an enjoyment for all.
Make sure you sign up for the town trick-or-treat. Festivities at Buckeye will follow at 6 pm. Come if you dare!

9. Halloween at the YMCA in Avery County
When: October 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: The Williams YMCA
FREE for the entire community! We will have bounce house, mini golf, trunk or treat, s’mores, games, cake walk and face painting!

10. Tweetsie’s Ghost Train – Named as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, a ride on the Ghost Train is just the beginning. Take a stroll through the Freaky Forest and encounter dark surprises along the way. Visit the Boneyard and find your way through a 3-D Maze, a disorienting Black Hole and a mystifying Warp Tunnel. Or check out Tweetsie’s Haunted House, where 13 frightening rooms await brave visitors that dare to enter.

11. Late Night Climbing at High Gravity Adventures – Your aerial adventure doesn’t have to end just because the sun went down. The fun will last until midnight! Lights will be on the course for these late-night climbing sessions, which will be happening every Friday and Saturday night through October. We have a Ghost Hunt on the course (weekly prize is a free ticket to HGA) and a Costume Contest through the month of October (grand prize is a 2016 season pass to HGA). Come join in for some spooky Halloween fun!

12. Bonfires at Chetola – Enjoy some outdoor fun with your friends at the new fire pit by Chetola Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. Bonfires are scheduled for 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday evening, weather permitting. Kids can purchase $5 s’mores kits and roast their marshmallows over the open fire. The event also features an outdoor cash bar and live music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola at (828) 295-5505, or visit www.chetola.com.

October 31:

1. Watauga County Farmers Market is Open! – The market opens with live music from local musicians, cooking demos from local food enthusiasts, activities in the kids corner, and the unbeatable atmosphere that makes the market “Boone’s Town Square Since 1974!” Wear your costumes, and decorate a mask with color, sparkles and fanciful details for spooky fun!

When: 8 am until noon

Where: Horn in the West Parking Lot – 591 Horn in the West Dr. Boone, NC 28607
Cost: Free
Contact: info@wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org

2.  2015 Winter Children’s Sale – 8:00am-6:00pm Please join WeeCycyle on Saturday for their Grand Opening Halloween Party and be sure to bring your little ones by for Face Painting by Alyssa’s Artful Faces. She will be painting starting at 10am. Prices ranging from $3-$6.

3. Tweetsie – Bring the whole family out to enjoy Tweetsie fun!

4. Harvest Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – Come create a memory, get lost in our 7 acre corn maze, pick a pumpkin, take a hayride and have a picnic. Bring your spirit of adventure and a flashlight to explore our family friendly flashlight maze.

5. New River Corn Maze – The maze is OPEN! The team is excited to start their 6th year of business. The hours are Friday and Saturday 10am to dark and Sunday 1pm – dark. Come enjoy this beautiful weekend getting lost in all the fun at the New River Corn Maze!

6. Open Play Time at The Children’s PlayhouseCome spend quality family time exploring the art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 on Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

7. Family Movies {Now Playing}

8. Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain
When: October 31, 10:30am-3:30am

Where: Grandfather Mountain

Celebrate Halloween at Grandfather Mountain!

Activities will include nature programs, Halloween-themed crafts, a costume contest, trick or treating in the animal habitats, an animal enrichment and more!

Programs are included with park admission. Children in costume get in for half price!

9. Trunk or Treat at Appalachian State University Football Stadium
When: October 31, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Where: Stadium, Justice and Duncan Parking Lots

Celebrate Halloween at the Appalachian State Football Game!

With Saturday’s home game falling on Halloween for the first time in seven years, fans of all ages are invited to participate in a “Trunk or Treat” program while tailgating prior to Saturday’s contest.

Fans of all ages are also welcome to wear their costumes into Kidd Brewer Stadium for Saturday’s game. However, for the safety of all fans, costume accessories that can be used/construed as weapons, projectiles or artificial noisemakers are prohibited from the stadium. Final determination on all items will be at the discretion of stadium security personnel.

Tailgaters that bring treats to distribute to the ghosts, ghouls, goblins and Mountaineers that will be roaming the Stadium, Justice and Duncan lots are asked to please click HERE to download/print a sign to display at their tailgates to show that trunk-or-treaters are welcome.

10. Blowing Rock Halloween Festival

When: October 31, 2014; 1:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Downtown Blowing Rock

All free and open to the public!

Bring the little goblins to the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum for some “creepy crafts” – -Halloween-themed, hands-on activities for the family! Free. Chestnut Drive. 2-3 pm.

Air walks in Memorial Park 3.-8:00 pm.

Games & a fun house in the Recreation Center for the kids! 3:00-5:30 pm.

Hay Rides through Blowing Rock with Tom: 4:00.-8:00 pm. (Meet in Memorial Park)

The Monster March: Line up at the American Legion at 5:30 pm; Parade at 5:45 pm.

Trick or Treat in Downtown Blowing Rock: 6:00 pm -until. (Look for the black and orange balloons)

Costume Contest: Sign up at the Recreation Center (the White Building by the Tennis Courts) by 6:45 pm); March begins at 7:00 pm.

Moonlight Scavenger hunt at Broyhill Lake- begins after the Costume Contest. Participate in teams (max: 3 per group, ages 6-13) Bring your flashlight!

11. Spooky Stories and Creepy crafts at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum – 2 – 2:30 pm Spooky Stories with ReVonda Crow 2:30 – 3 pm Creepy Crafts Ages 4 – 10 Come hear spooky (but not that spooky!) Halloween live storytelling with your little ones at BRAHM! Afterwards join us to create a creepy craft that you can take home. Halloween costumes encouraged!

12. 2015 Trick or Treating at Boone Mall
When: October 31, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Boone Mall

Families put on your awesome costumes and head over to the Boone Mall. From 5-7 p.m., stop at each store around the mall to Trick or Treat!

13. Trick or Treat at Boooo-ne UMC
When: October 31, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Boone United Methodist Church

Are you looking for a place to Trick or Treat in a warm, dry and safe environment? Booooo-ne UMC will be hosting a great night of safe Trick or Treating on October 31 in the Family Life Center from 4:30 to 6:30pm. There will be lots of treats and games including a light dinner for those who want more than candy.

14. 2015 Trunk or Treating in Banner Elk
When: October 31, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Old Banner Elk School

Banner Elk Trunk or Treat is always held on Halloween Night from 5 to 8 PM.
Costume contest for all goblins and their 4 legged friends.
Join in on the fun by hosting a car truck or SUV.
We will gladly except donations of bags of candy and can good for our food drive.
Get you Spook on!

15. Tweetsie’s Ghost Train – Named as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, a ride on the Ghost Train is just the beginning. Take a stroll through the Freaky Forest and encounter dark surprises along the way. Visit the Boneyard and find your way through a 3-D Maze, a disorienting Black Hole and a mystifying Warp Tunnel. Or check out Tweetsie’s Haunted House, where 13 frightening rooms await brave visitors that dare to enter.

16. Late Night Climbing at High Gravity Adventures – Your aerial adventure doesn’t have to end just because the sun went down. The fun will last until midnight! Lights will be on the course for these late-night climbing sessions, which will be happening every Friday and Saturday night through October. We have a Ghost Hunt on the course (weekly prize is a free ticket to HGA) and a Costume Contest through the month of October (grand prize is a 2016 season pass to HGA). Come join in for some spooky Halloween fun!

 

November 1:

1. Tweetsie – Bring the whole family out to enjoy Tweetsie fun!

2. Harvest Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – Come create a memory, get lost in our 7 acre corn maze, pick a pumpkin, take a hayride and have a picnic. Bring your spirit of adventure and a flashlight to explore our family friendly flashlight maze.

3. New River Corn Maze – The maze is OPEN! The team is excited to start their 6th year of business. The hours are Friday and Saturday 10am to dark and Sunday 1pm – dark. Come enjoy this beautiful weekend getting lost in all the fun at the New River Corn Maze!

4. Family Movies {Now Playing}

5. 2015 WeeCycle Children’s Winter Sale – Shop the great deals on children’s winter clothing, toys, kid’s gear, and so much more!

6. Elk Knob State Park (What do animals do in winter)? Come learn what animals in this area do to prepare for winter and what they do until spring.
2:00pm at Elk Knob Park Office

 

 


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