Everyone has their own Halloween traditions, whether you prefer to celebrate with fall festivals and hayrides or a spooky movie marathon and lawn decor that goes bump in the night.
But if you have children (or perhaps if you’re just still a child at heart), trick-or-treating is the center of your fall holiday festivities.
Razor-filled apples and poisoned candies are urban legends, but pedestrian safety is a real concern. Unless you live in large established communities like Montford or Kenilworth in Asheville, trick-or-treating door to door could be hazardous. If your neighborhood isn’t very walkable and you want somewhere safer to take your little fairies and superheroes, our Beverly-Hanks agents are here to help.
We asked them: Where are your favorite trick-or-treating neighborhoods in WNC for kids to have a safe and fun Halloween?
“I recommend Treats on the Street on Main Street in downtown Waynesville. All the shops are open and give out candy to the kids. It’s safe and fun!”
“In the Mount Carmel subdivision near Erwin High School, people from all over rural northwest Buncombe County drive in and park their cars. They then get out, walk, and trick-or-treat with their children. The neighborhood ‘decorates’ many homes with an extensive spooky Halloween theme. Lots of candy, fun, screams, and mostly cute children in their Halloween costumes. Much fun!!”
“Biltmore Park is in a league of its own. The police even shut down the streets, as there are so many kids that come from all over the county. :)”
“The town of Biltmore Forest cordons off two streets where all of the neighborhood kids come to trick-or-treat. When darkness falls, a mass of the ghosts and goblins run from house to house loading up their candy bags before the treats run out. Our cool mountain air plus the crackling leaves on the streets makes this night so fun for the kids and memorable for their parents.”
“Our Beverly-Hanks Discovery Center located at 512 N. Main Street in downtown Hendersonville will participate in the merchants’ Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Main Street. The event runs from 5:00–9:00 pm on Monday, Oct. 31 and provides a safe atmosphere for all. Stop by our Discovery Center for candy and show us your costume. ”
“Etowah Baptist Church does a great Fall Festival on October 31. It is ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ style. There is no shortage of candy, food, and fellowship!”
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