October Events in Charlotte


Whether you like tricks or treats, October in Charlotte has something for everyone!

Halloween activities: Scarowinds, Ghost Tales in the Dark, NoDaWeen Rocky Horror Picture Show, Campground MassacreScary Dairy, The Maze of TerrorSpirits of Rosedale Tour, Elizabeth Neighborhood Pumpkin Wall, Scarrigan Farms, The Haunted Mill, Masquerade Ball, Camp Fear, Hickory Grove Haunted Trail, The Old Haunted School, Dracula Bites, Shake your ghoul thing 2, Music Monsters and Mayhem at NC Music Factory, Kryptonite Halloween Bash + Costume Contest, Halloween at Wing Haven, Aw Shucks Farm, 13th Acre Haunted Trail, Haunted Trail at Latta Plantation Equestrian Center

Festivals:  Renaissance Festival Latin America Festival, Queen City Fringe FestivalCarolina Balloon Fest, Carnival for St.Ann’s Parish, Lake Norma Folk Art Festival, Lexington BBQ Festival, Great Grapes Wine and Food Festival, Center City Literary Festival , Day of the Dead Festival , Hola Festival, Kaleidoscope Cultural Festival, Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Festival , Greater Charlotte Fine Art Festival

Chews&Booze: 2nd Annual Taste of Freemore featuring a Dunkin’ Donut Eating Contest with a chance to win $250, Plaza Midwood Chantilly Chili Cook Off, Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship ,Chocolate for a Cure, Mecktoberfest , Bachtoberfest: Bach&Beer at the Knight Theatre for a (K)night out for only $29, Halloween Pub Crawl, Halloween Howler Bar Crawl, Clips Beer and Film Tour, Southeast Crab Fest, Taste of the World

Tunes: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Aimee Mann, India Arie, Hinder, Zac Brown Band, They Might be Giants, Emeli Sande, Will Hoge, Michael Buble, Matt Nathanson, Selena Gomez, Bullet for my Valentine, Vanessa Carlton, KISS 95.1’s Grave Digger’s Ball with Flo-rida

For the little goblins: Rural Hill’s Amazing Maize Maze, Great Amazing Race, Scarrigan Farms, Fall Farm Festival , Tarzan: the Stage Musical, Hansel and Gretel, 5th Annual Fall Festival at Naomi Drenan Rec Center, Creepy Crawly Critter-ween, Palisades Wicked Welcome Home, Bootanical at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Hoot and Howl at the Carolina Raptor Center, Disney on Ice, Hodges Family Pumpkin Patch, Riverbend Farm, Country Daze Corn Maze, The Hunter Farm, Hall Family Farm, Regal Corn Maze

For a howlin’ good time with Fido: Trails for Tails, Humane Society’s Ties and Tails Gala

For the fashionistasLights, Camera, Fashion, Simon Fashion Now, Wine, Women and Shoes , Lust for Life

For the thrill seekers: Over the Edge Charlotte , Hero Rush

Tickle your funny bone with: David Sedaris, Judah Friedlander, Cedric the Entertainer, Sarah Bernhard

Thrilling Races: The Color Run 5K, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, City Solve Urban Race, Race for the Cure

Other fun events: Creative Loafing’s Best Of Charlotte Party, Geek Gala, BarCamp,Venus in Fur, Women of Faith conference, International House 25th Anniversary Benefit Gala, Little Shop of Horrors, Opera Carolina: Aida, New Mythologies: William Villalongo, Arsenic and Old Lace, Bank of America 500, Dollar General 300, Gospel Shout!, Explore History: Veterans Day Program, Charlotte Book Fair, Metrolina Expo Marketplace,

For your health: Michael Pollan: How Cooking can Change your Life, The Fresh Expo  has everything you need to learn about healthy living

Get out of Town: For a scenic day trip, ride the rails to North Carolina’s capital and enjoy the NC State Fair with rides, games, food, exhibits, livestock, etc.

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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