Looking for a little more “trick” than “treat” this year? You’re in luck. This year, Charlotte area tours, events and experiences give you all the creeps and chills you’ll need for a truly spook-tacular Halloween. Our list of don’t miss haunts:


Tricks & Trails

If it’s not enough for you to sit back and enjoy a scary movie, try out these experiences that get you in on the action and are sure to give you a real scare.


Paranormal Grounds Investigation

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Ever wanted to spot a ghost yourself? Here’s your chance. Tag along a group of professional ghost hunters as you tour through Rosedale’s 200-year-old plantation. You never know what, or who, you’ll bump into.


Ghost Walk Haunted Trail

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The bravest souls come out for frights and thrills at Latta Plantation’s haunted trail. October 21 and 22 only. Admission is $10.


Scarrigan Farms

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After the sun goes down, Carrigan Farms goes from pumpkin patch to haunted trail. Select weekends in October, check the calendar here. $25 per person.


The 13th Acre

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Make your way through the woods trying your best to escape the wrath of creepy ghouls and ghosts. Fridays and Saturdays through October 29. Tickets are $11, $18 for a combo ticket with Aw Shucks Farm.


If you are looking for FAMILY FUN & KIDS HALLOWEEN To-Do’s, visit our list here.


Exit Strategy

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For a different kind of thrill, put yourself right into a horror story at Exit Strategy. Work with a team to escape the “Cabin in the Woods”. $25 per person. Reserve your room online.


Haunted Mill & Blacklight MiniGolf


The Haunted Mill is your one stop shop for Halloween frights. Walk through the indoor haunted attraction, lose you way in the Claustrophobia Tunnel, try to outsmart the escape rooms and even play a round of Blacklight Golf.



Zombie Hunt Paintball


Fire back at Zombies in this action-packed paintball experience. $25 per person.



Forbidden Forest Horror Trail


Try not to get spooked as you wander through the Forbidden Forest Horror Trail. Open select nights through Halloween. $15 general admission, proceeds benefit St. Jude’s Research Hospital.


The Blackout


Ditch the same old horror movie night to star in your own. Get in on the heart-pumping action as you hunt down the serial killer on the loose in South End. Work with the team to break into his residence and rescue his next victim before he returns. $28 per person.




Ghost-Spotting Tours

Keep an eye out for anything that seems out of place on one of these Charlotte-area tours. Rediscover the dark history behind some of your favorite local haunts.


Nightmare in Elmwood Walking Tour


Travel through 160 years of Charlotte history filled with haunting stories on a walking tour of Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery. Reserve your spot online.


The Spirits of Rosedale Plantation


Take a nighttime tour of the Historic Rosedale Plantation. Stroll past the gardens, basement and first floor as you hear tales of the spirits that still linger.


Rosemont Manor Haunt


Don’t miss this community yard haunt in the middle of Elizabeth. Neighbors work hard to create a one-of-a-kind haunted attraction that includes a maze, tunnel, animatronics and more. Admission is free, donations to the Greater Charlotte SPCA are encouraged.


Uptown Haunted Ghost Tours


Tour Uptown haunts by candlelight with tours beginning and ending at Ri’ Ra’ Irish Pub. They’ll have drink and food specials to go along with the spooky theme. Through November 1, check website for dates.



Charlotte NC Tours Ghost Tours


A Charlotte favorite tour company has its own take on Halloween with seasonal tours. Various tours around Uptown including a Haunted Walking Tour, Haunted Bike Pub Tour and Haunted Segway Tour.


Beyond the Grave Ghost Tours


Follow the lantern light through Uptown as you hear stories and haunts of the city’s past. Adults are $15 each. Buy your tickets here.



Queen City Ghost Tours


Tour war hospitals and cemetaries, haunted homes and historic neighborhoods with sinister tales on a tour led by Queen City Ghost Tours. Choose your date and get your ticket here.


Haunting Events

You won’t want to miss out on these Halloween-themed soirees. But be warned, this isn’t your family-friendly hay ride.


Midnight in the Garden
Historic Rosedale Plantation


Stroll through the historic gardens and try to contact spirits who still walk the grounds, according to staff and volunteers. October 22 only. Reservations are $25 per person.


Remember the Gh’oul Times
5471 Central Avenue


This isn’t your typical food truck rally. Get scared silly with outdoor drive-in style movie showings of classic horror films, enjoy live music and other Halloween activities.



She Who Watches
The Frock 


The Frock Shop is the location for this immersive storytelling experience. She Who Watches is the story of a mother and daughter living in a remote mansion. Move throughout the house as you discover the truth about an unexpected visitor.  Buy your ticket online here. Through October 30.


Science on the Rocks: Fright at the Museum
Discovery Place


Get ready to be spooked at this fright-filled night at the museum. Enjoy the Fear Factor Challenge, unruly science experiments, terrifying virtual reality experiences and more.