CHARLOTTE – Getting ready for Halloween is a scary fun time. The best part of the holiday is all the amazing events that we are surrounded by. Whether you need a family-friendly activity or a night of scares, we’ve got you covered!
Matthews Playhouse presents Halloween Haunted Trail. This event includes a “Not So Spooky” and a “Full Fright” version taking place from Friday, October 28, to Sunday, 30. It is a trail on Four Mile Creek, located behind the Matthews Community Center at 100 McDowell Street. During the three days, both events will take place daily. The “Not So Spooky” trail is a Halloween-themed family-friendly event that takes place before the sun goes down from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Interactions with the characters and dressing up are encouraged. After the sun goes down, the “Full Fright” Trail is a dark walk through the woods designed to frighten you. It is recommended for ages 10 years old and up. This is a guided tour and all outdoors; the tours take place each night from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Admission is $10.00 at the start of the tour, and both cash and credit will be accepted. Find more information at https://www.matthewsplayhouse.com/haunted-trail.
The Speedpark at Concord Mills will be celebrating with a Boo Bash on Saturday, October 29, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Activities include a DJ dance party, special guest appearances, Halloween crafts, and wicked fun carnival games. This year they will even be bringing back, by popular demand, the Pirate Revenge Swing. Along with all that fun, one of the most unique activities is the Reverse Trick or Treating; this is where attendees are asked to bring a canned food item or a non-perishable to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The event is free and information can be found at their website https://www.thespeedpark.com/.
Bass Pro Shop at Concord Mills and Cabela’s in Fort Mill, SC will be hosting a free trick-or-treating and costume parade. Events will be held on Saturday, October 29, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Sunday, October 30, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. They will also be offering free Halloween activities along with the costume parade and tricking or treating. The parade will start each day at 3:00 pm. Each department within the store will carve a pumpkin, and attendees have the chance to vote on their favorite. This family fun event is sure to have something for all.
The Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall returns for its 18th year in 2022. This is a much-loved tradition that not only has been enjoyed by Elizabeth residents for many years but also by the community. The giant pumpkin display is an absolutely stunning sight to see. On October 30 at 6:30 pm, the ceremonial Pumpkin Wall Lighting will occur. Everyone is welcome to add a carved pumpkin to the wall. The wall will remain lit until Halloween night, so make sure to plan your trip to 2017 Greenway Avenue.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is hosting Jack O’Lantern Jamboree on Sunday, October 30, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The location of the garden is 6500 S New Hope Road, Belmont, NC. The event is full of Halloween and Fall Festival activities. In the Lost Hollow, there will be carnival games like Mummy Bowling, Witch Hat Ring Toss, and much more. At the Levine Pavilion, art and crafts will be offered, and a big hit with the family is always the Paint Your Own Pumpkin table. During the event, carnival foods like Kettle Corn, Funnel Cakes, and Shaved Ice will be available. The cost is $14.95 for adults; children ages 2 to 12 years are $7.95, and seniors (60+) $12.95. More information and details on the event can be found at their website https://dsbg.org/event/jack-o-lantern-jamboree/.
The Mint Hill Times wishes the community a very Happy and Safe Halloween 2022!