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How to Get Spooky this Halloween in Charlotte, NC

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Grab your Harry Potter glasses, cat ears or your punniest couples costume, because it’s Halloween. Get ready to get spooky in the Queen City this Halloween with these ghostly Halloween ideas.

D9 Hallowversary

 If the thought of fighting the crowds at bars on Halloween is more frightening than the holiday itself then head up to D9 Brewing Company for their 3rd annual Hallowversary. D9 will be transformed into a spooktacular beer park with plenty of brews (13 Beers of Halloween to be exact), food trucks and live music. Make sure to dress your best because they will also be hosting a costume contest. So skip the lines, grab a brew and have your best Halloween ever.

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Grave Diggers Ball

Grab your cat ears or whatever punny costume you have tucked away in your closet and head Uptown for the annual Kiss 95.1 Grave Diggers Ball. The Grave Diggers Ball is Charlotte’s hottest and largest costume contest and concert, with performances by DJ’s, various artists and this years headliner, Macklemore. Get ready for the Queen City to be transformed into a Scream City and be prepared for a Halloween party you won’t ever forget.

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Spirits of Rosedale

If you are obsessed with all things paranormal around Halloween, then a night tour of the Historic Rosedale Plantation is right up your alley. For two nights only the Spirits of Rosedale are coming out to tell you why they have remained on the 200 year-old property and walk you through the history of the plantation. You’ll meet spirits that are bound to the Rosedale Plantation because of epidemics, insanity and greed, but we careful not to linger too long, they are all dying to meet you.

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Carved at Lenny Boy Brewing

Celebrate Halloween a little early with a fall festival at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. The Piedmont Culinary Guild presents Carved, a pig pickin’, pumpkin carving contest, live music, fall festival day of fun and of course plenty of Lenny Boy brews to go around. The festival will include a pumpkin carving contest where you can win $100, hourly cornhole tournaments and tons of locally sourced food for you to chow down on. Let’s just say there will be so much to do at Carved, that you’ll be worn out till Halloween weekend.

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Scarowinds

Every year during the fall season, Carowinds transforms from your average theme park into a terrifying “scream” park. At SCarowinds you’ll find that 16 of your favorite rides and shows have really gotten into the spirit of Halloween. Explore the haunted streets of Fleet Street or take a seat at E. Baily’s Psycho Circus, just make sure to run from the ghosts and ghouls, because at SCarowinds, there’s nowhere to hide.

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Rich and Bennett’s Halloween Pub Crawl

There’s something about a Rich and Bennett bar crawl that gets you into the spirit of Halloween and this year they are back with the biggest Halloween crawl in the Southeast. Put on your biggest and baddest costume and join the rest of the city as you drink your way through 20+ local bars and drink specials. Rain or shine, Rich & Bennett's 17th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl will be one of the hottest spots to be on Halloween in the Queen City.

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Haunted Carriage Ride

Experience the 4th Ward like you never have before with a Haunted Carriage Ride with Charlotte Center City Carriage Tours. The tours take you back in time as you hear the stories of local hauntings and ghosts on a horse drawn carriage. As a historic figure guides you through the 4th ward and recounts what Charlotte was like when there was an Uptown morgue, public executions and ghost hunters, you may wonder if you’ll ever make it back.

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For more spooktacular Halloween ideas, check out this ghostly list of activities you won’t want to miss and don’t forget fall isn’t over yet! So keep making this your best fall yet with these Best Fall Activities in Charlotte, NC.

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