From traditional pumpkin carving and costume parades to eerie ghost tours, Blowing Rock and its surrounding areas offer a variety of events that cater to both thrill-seekers and those looking for family-friendly fun. Here are some Halloween highlights to mark on your calendar this season:
Finding the Perfect Carving Pumpkin:
Orchards and farms are abundant in the High Country during this time. From finding the perfect carving pumpkin, to additional fall activities around the area, local farms are the best place to be! Visit here for some places that we will definitely be putting on our list.
Blowing Rock Halloween Festival & Monster March:
This annual festival, usually held at the Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation grounds, is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Activities often include games, hayrides, and even a “creepy” craft show. The highlight of the festival is the Monster March, where kids and adults alike don their favorite costumes and march through the streets of downtown Blowing Rock.
When: October 28th, 3PM – 8PM
Where: 1094 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train:
A stone’s throw away from Blowing Rock, in nearby Boone, the Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a haunted attraction during the Halloween season. This family-friendly event features the famous Ghost Train ride, haunted houses, and spooky shows. The park is beautifully decorated with Halloween-themed ornaments, making it a visual treat.
When: Runs Friday + Saturday Nights from September 22nd – October 28th
Where: 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
For tickets and more information visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/ghost-train
‘Boone Boo’ Boone’s Downtown Trick or Treat:
Boone, located close to Blowing Rock, hosts an annual downtown trick-or-treat event, ‘Boone Boo’. Local businesses and shops participate by handing out treats to the children, making it a safe and fun environment for families to enjoy the Halloween spirit.
Whether you’re a local or just visiting, you’re sure to find an event that’ll make your Halloween memorable.