Halloween is a holiday for kids of all ages. Whether you like learning about local ghost stories on a guided tour or guiding yourself through a haunted house or farm, there are plenty of spooky attractions for big kids and adults.
But what about the wee little ghouls and boys?
Western North Carolina has its share of spine-tingling activities, but there are plenty of family-friendly Halloween options, too. With so many pumpkin patches and corn mazes to choose from, it can be difficult to decide what to do with your costumed kids this year. Luckily, our agents are well versed in all the best events our mountain towns have to offer.
We asked them: Where are the best Halloween events that the whole family will enjoy?
Photo from Amanda Hill
Our Treats on the Street event every Halloween on Main Street in Waynesville is so fun! Children of all ages line up and go up and down the street by all our business and storefronts to be greeted with candy and smiles. It’s a great, safe way to enjoy our local community and see friends and neighbors. I look forward to it every year.
If you’re looking for a fun and safe way to let your kids trick-or-treat this year, check out Avery’s Creek United Methodist Church in Arden. They have a “trunk or treat” every year, where kids can go from vehicle to vehicle in the church parking lot and get their holiday goodies in a very safe and supervised way. This is especially great if your neighborhood is not trick-or-treat friendly.
Dare to enter Historic “Spooky” Main Street Waynesville. Stroll the streets for candy, treats, and music. Downtown businesses offer children a safe and fun event. End your evening at First Baptist Church for a festive fall festival full of games, costumes, and family fun.
In the past, the local historic Nu Wray Inn hosted a murder mystery night where actors came in and played out a murder and the guests who stayed the night had to figure out who did it. I have never gotten to go but thought that it would be the most perfect way to spend Halloween Night.