BOO! Spooky Scary Fun for Halloween around the Queen City~UPDATED

Halloween Events from Charlotte to Rock Hill ~ 2021

By Melina Drozario October 9, 2021

If you are looking for a SPOOKTACULAR time this Halloween, MacKID has you covered from North to South - Carolina that is ;-) The Queen City and greater Charlotte area are home to some of the most monstrously good times this spooky szn and we rounded them up for you below. We've divided into North and South Carolina events, to make searching easier ~ take a look ... if you dare!

🎃🕸️North Carolina🦇👻

The 13th Acre
Location:  3718 Plyler Mill Rd. Monroe, NC (check Website for more specific directions)
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays in October
Times: Dark till 11:00pm (Oct.31st closes at 10pm)
Description: The 13th Acre is a walking haunted event through the woods. An eerily silent haunted trail captures the attention of many. Unknown creatures create chaos and mayhem in the area at night, but no one ever dares to enter it to know the truth. Are you brave enough to find out what lies in there?
Prices: $13.00-$20.00
Warning: Ages 8 and below not recommended

Location:  14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273
Dates: Select Nights Sept.17- Oct.31st
Times: 7:00pm-12:00am
Prices: $35 (Prices do vary)
Description: SCarowinds, the Carolinas’ largest Halloween event, returns in 2021. Keep looking over your shoulder, because of EVERY. SINGLE. THING you fear is here. Whether you’ve visited each year of fear, or if this is your first time, you’ll sleep with the lights on after experiencing this new generation of SCarowinds. Every corner is cursed afresh with haunted mazes, scare zones and live (or maybe not live) entertainment. Add our world-class thrill rides that instill a brand of fear all their own and you’ve got extreme, supreme Halloween – dare we say it? – FUN.

Tunnel Of Terror
Location: Aquawave Express Carwash  6415 West Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC, NC 28012
Dates: Thursday- Sunday from Sept 30th to Halloween
Times: 6:30pm-11:00pm
Prices: $25
Description: A two-in-one package of spooky thrills while getting your car washed!

Matthews Chamber of Commerce Fall For Matthews
Location: Downtown Matthews
Date: Saturday, October 16th
Times: 10am - 4pm
Description: "Fall" in love with Matthews during this Fall Festival! Expect Arts & Crafts Vendors, Business Vendors, Food Vendors, a DJ and Live Music, a Sip & Stroll, a Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo and a Children's Area!

Goblins & Goodies at Promenade on Providence
Location: Promenade on Providence (Providence and Ballantyne Commons)
Date: Friday, October 22
Times: 4:30pm - 7pm
Description: Calling all goblins, ghosts, superheroes and princesses! Join for a night of Trick-or-Treating and a showing of Casper on The Green. Trick-or-Treating is 4:30-7pm, Movie at 7:15pm. Sign up on the website

Goblins & Goodies
Location: Promenade on Providence
Date: Friday, October 22
Times: 4:30-7 pm
Description: Trick or Treating and movie to follow

Halloween Spooktacular
Location: Chestnut Square Park 320 Chestnut Parkway, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Dates: Friday, October 22
Times: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Description: IT's brewing up something spooky! Join us for a night full of friendly ghosts, goblins, and favorite characters! We'll have a trunk or treat line, activities, contests, DJs, and more!

MacKID Monster Mash 
Location: Rea Farms 9855 Sandy Rock PI,Charlotte, NC 28277
Dates: Saturday, October 23
Times: 4:00pm- 7:00pm
Description: Join us at Rea Farms for some Halloween fun!
Activities include trick or treating, arts + crafts, face painting, and more! After the trick-or-treating fun, join us at Rea Park for a FREE Halloween movie — we'll be showing Decedents on the video wall!
All activities are FREE and open to the public.

Fright Night
Location: Downtown Waxhaw  
Dates: Saturday, October 23rd
Times: 4:00pm-7:00pm Trick or Treating    4:30pm-7:30pm  Costume Contest   4:00om-5:00pm Haunted Maze (non-scary)   5:00pm-8:00pm (scary)   7:00pm-10:00pm Adult Halloween Party
Description: Visit the Haunted High School under the Water Tower. Food trucks will be onsite as well!

South End Fall Festival
Location: Pritchard at South End 1117 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Dates: Saturday, October 23
Times: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Description: Enjoy bounce houses, Trunk or treat, costumes, live music, games, and more.

Fall Fest Parking Lot Party
Location: Ole Dallas Brewery, Gaston County
Dates: Saturday, October 23
Times: 3:00pm-7:00pm
Description: Live music on the front porch stage, Craft vendors, Trunk or Treat, Bouncy Houses. Hay Ride, Fall Seasonal Beer Release, Pumpkin Painting, and Face Painting.

Belmont BooFest
Location: Stowe Park 24 South Main Street Belmont, NC 28012 US
Dates: Saturday, October 23th
Times: 2:00pm-7:00pm
Description: Join us for a hauntingly fun evening full of music, activity vendors, art & craft vendors, food vendors, costume contests, games, carnival rides, a spooky photo booth, plenty of candy for trick-or-treaters, and more! This year the event will take place under the moon as part of the Moonlight on Main event.

HalloFEST // The Trunk-or-Treat Festival
Location: Pineville Church
Dates: Sunday, October 24th
Times: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Description: A FREE, fun, and safe family trunk-or-treat festival! There will be LOTS of CANDY, hot dogs, inflatables, and fun decorated trunks!

Indian Trail VFW Trunk or Treat
Location: 100 VFW Way, Indian Trail
Date: October 24th
Time: 3pm - 6 pm
Description: Free and Open to the public

Allen Tate Wesley Chapel Trunk or Treat
Location: 6330 Weddington Road, Wesley Chapel
Date: Sunday, October 24th
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Description: Pumpkin decorating and trunk or treating 

Christ Church Trunk or Treat
Location: Christ Church Parking Lot Christ Episcopal Church 1412 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28207
Dates: Monday, October 25th
Times: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Description: Get ready for our Annual Trunk or Treat\! We will enjoy a hot dog supper, decorate trick or treat bags, and parade around the circle and through the parking lot, where kids can "trunk or treat" among parishioners' Bible-themed (or Halloween-adorned) cars!

KW Select Trunk or Treat
Location: Sun Valley Commons
Date: October 26
Time: 5pm. - 7pm

Frightfully Delicious Halloween Kids Night Out
Location: Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios: Charlotte Quail Corners, 8438 Park Rd, Charlotte, United States
Date: Friday, October 29
Times: 10:00pm
Prices: $39
Ages: 5-12
Description: It's going to be a Frightfully Delicious Halloween Spooktacular at Flour Power! Our first course will be Bloody Baked Rats with Ghoulish Green pasta, and then we’ll satisfy our sweet tooth with Eyeball Truffles with a delightfully squishy center! We encourage you to wear your favorite not-so-frightening Halloween costume as we celebrate Halloween!

Matthews Playhouse Haunted Trail
Location: 100 E McDowell Street, Matthews, NC
Dates: October 28 - 30th
Times: Please read carefully ~

  • Not So Spooky: 5:30pm-6:30pm nightl
  • Full Fright Thursday: 7pm-9pm 
  • Full Fright Fri/Sat: 7pm-10pm

Price: $7 ~ Not so Spooky / $10 ~ Full Fright

Experience a heart-pumping walk through the woods of the Four Mile Creek Trail with your designated tour guide. Live actors, spooky sounds and unexpected surprises could await you behind every turn! 

Our Not-So-Spooky Trail is a light-hearted, fun walk through the woods before the sun goes down and is suitable for young audiences and families. Costumes and interaction with the characters you meet along the trail are encouraged!  

Our Full Fright Trail is designed to frighten. Prepare to be spooked as you make your way through the dark woods with your tour guide. We recommend this version of the trail for ages 10 and up.

First Tee of Greater Charlotte Trunk or Treat
Location: First Tee Learning Center at Pineville 10401 Cadillac Street, Pineville NC
Dates: Friday, October 29th
Times: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Description: Dress Up and enjoy the festivities! Contests Include: Best Trunk, Best Costume, and Guess How Many!

Mario's Trunk or Treat
Location: 2945 Matthews Weddington Rd Matthews NC 28104. In the front parking lot!
Dates: Saturday, October 30
Times: 2:00pm. -5:00pm
Description: Join us for music, fun, games, costumes, and trunk'or'treating in the Chestnut Arbor parking lot. Fun for the whole family. 

Monroe Crossing Mall's Monster Crossing
Location: Monroe Crossing Mall, 2115 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Dates: Saturday, October 30th
Time: 2pm - 3:30pm
Description: Costume Contest and Trick or Treating. Contest is from 3-3:30 with prizes

Moochie's Tavern Trunk or Treat
Location: Moochies Tavern ~ 15060 Idlewild Rd, Matthews
Date: Saturday, October 30th
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Description: Free and open to the public

Kids'R'Kds Matthews Trunk or Treat
Location: 5549 Potter Rd, Matthews, NC 28104-0509, United States
Dates: Saturday, October 30
Times: 5:00pm- 8:00pm

Trick or Treating at Birkdale Village
Location: Birkdale Village  Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Rd Huntersville, NC 28078
Dates: Saturday, October 30th
Times: 10:00am-12:00pm
Description: If you dare, join Birkdale Village for a SPOOK-tacular Halloween celebration for the little goblins! Come dressed in your costumes and trick or treat at Birkdale Village's participating retailers and restaurants. Check-in with us in the Grove starting at 10 AM to grab special goodies and a map of participating restaurants & retailers.

South Charlotte Presbyterian Chruch Trunk or Treat
Location: South CLT Pres 15009 Lancaster Highway Charlotte, NC 28277
Dates: Saturday, October 30th
Times: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Description: Dress up and join South CLT Pres as we host a fun, family-friendly afternoon of trunk or treating! We will have face painting, cider and donuts, and more. The event is from 3-5 pm at 15009 Lancaster Highway. No RSVP and remember to bring a bucket!

Morrison Family YMCA Trunk or Treat
Location: YMCA of Greater Charlotte  Morrison Family YMCA 9405 Bryant Farms Rd Charlotte, NC 28277
Dates: Saturday, October 30th
Times: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Description: Join us for games, food, costumes & trunk contest, and more!

Carolina Flipz
Location: 10160 Pineville Distribution Drive, Charlotte
Dates: Saturday, October 30th
Times: 5 pm - 8 pm
Description: Scary costume contest and Trunk or Treat

Monster Bash
Location: Waverly Shopping Center
Dates: Saturday, October 30th
Times: 3 pm - 5 pm and 7 pm - 10pm
Description: Pet and family costume parade and contest followed by music on the newly renovated green

NoDa Freaky 5k and Post Race Party
Location: 3221 Yadkin Ave Charlotte NC US 28205
Dates: Saturday, October 30th
Times: Race starts at 5:00 pm  Post-race party starts at 8:00 pm
Description: The NoDaWeen Freaky 5K is a fun run hosted by the NoDa “NBA” – Neighborhood and Business Association. Come run through one of Charlotte’s most historic and spookiest neighborhoods. Participants are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. A post-run party will be held at the NoDa Company Store. Our theme this year is FABULOUSNESS!! **PRE-REGISTER BY 10/27** Check the site for more details.

Sweet Street
Location: N.C. Research Park, 150 N Research Campus Dr. Kannapolis, NC 28081-3384
Dates: Sunday, October 31st
Times: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Description: Trunk-or-Treat and Festival

Greater Life Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
Location:17025 Lancaster Hwy, Charlotte
Date: October 31st
Times: 4 pm - 6 pm.

Weddington UMC Trunk and Treat
Location: Family Life Center Weddington UMC
Dates: Sunday, October 31st
Times: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Mill Grove UMC Fall Festival
Location: 7311 Mill Grove Road Indian Trail
Date: Sunday, October 31st
Times: 2pm - 4:30pm ; Trunk or Treat begins at 4
Description: Trunk or treat and costumes, grades 2-5th

Rosemont Manor
Location: 2100 Block of East 5th (Between Ridgeway & Osborne) Charlotte, NC, NC 28204
Dates: Sunday, October 31st
Times: 6:30pm
Description: The event will be a hybrid this year, with both walk-through features and walk-by vignettes. The attraction also features animatronics, live performers (fire-eaters!), and plenty of spooky special effects!

🎃🕸️South Carolina🦇👻

The 901 Nightmare
Location: 3520 Mt Holly Rd, Edgemoor, SC
Dates and Times: Fri-Sat 7:30pm-10:30pm   Thurs & Sun 7:30pm-9:30pm
Prices: $15-$35
Description: Discover your worst nightmare in The 901 Nightmare haunted attraction. Wander through this maze of terror where some of your most horrifying nightmares await to creep out of the dark. Come face to face with true terror this year as you step foot into a decrepit shack on the edge of the tree line, only then to be plunged into the gloomy abyss known as The 901 Nightmare

Main Street Halloween
Location: Armor Artis Brewing and Main Street Fort Mill ~ 204 Main Street, Fort Mill
Date: Saturday, October 23rd
Time: 2pm - 8pm
Description: Music, food and fun for the whole family

Jeepers Creepers Scavenger Hunt
Location: Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 800 Gold Hill Rd, Fort Mill, United States
Date: Saturday, October 23
Times: 2:00pm-7:00pm
Prices: Scavenger Hunt $10 Entry Fee
Description: Jeepers Halloween Costume Contest

  • Jeepers Creepers Scavenger Hunt
  • Jeepers Parade
  • 50/50 Raffle - get tickets here!

Bring your family ... invite your friends ... and participate in one or all of the events!
Come early and enjoy the awesome car show by the Masters Car Club Show. There will be music and food trucks available, too. Enter your Jeep and team for a chance to win great prizes.

Halloween Party
Location: 818 Tom Hall St (14.59 mi) Fort Mill, SC, SC 29715
Dates: Saturday, October 23
Times: 5:00 pm- 8:00pm

UMC Philadelphia Trunk-R-Treat
Location: Philadelphia UMC - Fort Mill, SC, Fort Mill, United States
Date: Sunday, October 24th
Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Description: Children, families, and everyone else are invited to come to the church in their Halloween costumes and receive candy from the differently decorated trunks. Hot dogs and drinks are free. Special prizes for the best-decorated cars.

Lakewood Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
Location: 3520 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill
Date: Sunday, October 24
Time: 4pm - 6pm

Halloween Ride & Costume Contest
Location: Amor Artis Brewing, 204 Main Street Suite 101, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Dates: Wednesday, October 27
Times: 6:30pm
Description: Join us for 8 - 10 haunted bike miles around Fort Mill.
Costume contest immediately to follow. The winner will be announced at 8:45 pm and win a $50 Amor Artis gift card!!

Kids Halloween Party in the Park
Location: 3958 Elks Park Road, Rock Hill
Date: Friday, October 29th
Times: 6:30 - 9:30pm
Description: Come have fun! 

India Hook Elementary PTO Trunk or Treat
Location: 2068 Yukon Drive, Rock Hill
Date: Friday, October 29th
Time: 6pm - 8pm

October Campout
Location: Anne Springs Close Greenway, 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill, United States
Date: Friday, October 29th
Times: 4:30pm
Prices:Campout: $15 nonmember, $10 member, ages 3 and younger free
Description: This year's October Campout will feature the hay-bale maze, pumpkin carving, s’mores, and camping at the Lake Haigler Entrance. Each family that registers will receive one pumpkin to carve at our pumpkin carving station (carving tools provided) and a candle to bring your creation to life after sunset! Bring dinner to cook over the fire, or eat dinner at the Gateway Canteen.
Registration includes one s’more per person, one pumpkin per family group, and one night of camping. Check-in between 4:30 and 6:30 pm on Friday, Oct. 29. Check out by 10 am on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Sisk Memorial Baptist Church Fall Festival on the Hill
Location: 115 Massey Street; Fort Mill, SC 29715
Date: Saturday, October 30th
Time: 12 - 5pm
Description: Come Join us at Sisk for a great day of inflatables, face-painting, pumpkin decorating, games, food, TRUNK-OR-TREAT, and a whole lot more! We are looking forward to serving our community through this fun-filled day!

Location: Fountain Park in downtown Rock Hill
Date: Saturday, October 30th
Time:11:00am until 1:00pm
Description: The area will be decorated with pumpkins and over two dozen bigger-than-life inflatable creatures positioned throughout the Park. The day will include special costumed guests; the popular costume contests for ages 2 to 14 with cash and prizes; and trick-or-treating with candy and treats from over 30 OTS marketing partners. Limited food and drinks will be available for sale.

Halloween Trunk or Treat at Cox's Harley-Davidson of Rock Hill
Location: Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Rock Hill, 1178 Galleria Blvd, Rock Hill, SC
Dates: Saturday, October 30th
Times: 11:00am-3:00pm
Description: Our 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat!  It's that time of year! Bring your Saddlebags and Side Cases filled with Goodies and Treats for all the little Goblins!  **FORT MILL MACKID WILL BE THERE WITH FUN AND GAMES!**

HeeHaw Harvest 
Location: Calvary Baptist Church, Rock Hill
Date: Saturday, October 30th
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Description: Halloween and harvest fun and games for all

Trunk or Treat at Neely's Creek ARP
Location: Neely's Creek ARP Church ~ 974 Neely's Creek Road
Date: Saturday, October 30th
Time: 3pm - 5pm

Tega Cay Fall Festival
Location: Glennon Center at the Tega Cay Golf Club ~ 15083 Molokai Dr., Tega Cay
Date: Saturday, October 30th
Time: 11am - 5pm

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