With Halloween falling in the middle of the week this year, we’ll take this opportunity to celebrate in anticipation all weekend long. Find multiple spooky parties, a candy and beer pairing, costume bashes and more in our day-by-day round-up of what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:
BOO-tiful Weekend at Queens Landing
October 26 – 27 | Queens Landing Marina, Mooresville
This weekend-long event starts on Friday with a scary movie screening in the amphitheater, followed by trick-or-treating and a scavenger hunt on Saturday. Ready for round two? Head back on Saturday night for another family-friendly movie screening.
Pumpkin Carving & Brews
On Tap, Mooresville | 7 – 9 p.m.
Sharpen your pumpkin-carving skills in this hands-on workshop with Mooresville Arts Member and local artist, Brenda Kadlecik. $25 includes a local pumpkin, carving supplies, specials, a commemorative stein mug (filled with craft beer) and a “hop chip” redeemable on a future visit to On Tap.
Clean-Crafted Wine 101 and Sip and Shop
Fishes and Loaves, Mooresville | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Explore the art and science of “clean-crafted wine” produced from naturally-grown fruit without synthetic pesticides, modifications or added sugars. Taste a Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Malbec/Syrah with sample food pairings.
Friday Night Flights
bottled & tapped, Cornelius | 5 – 11 p.m.
‘Tis the season for Halloween treats, and at Bottled & Tapped, nothing goes with sweets like craft beer. Enjoy a flight pairing of four beers and four favorite Halloween candies.
2018 Fox Pumpking Contest
Fox & Hound, Huntersville | 9 p.m.
Put your carving skills to the test for a chance to win up to $500 in Fox & Hound gift cards. Pumpkins and carving kits provided. Register by emailing [email protected]
Halloween Movie Night
LangTree Lake Norman, Mooresville | 7 – 10 p.m.
Get in the Halloween spirit with a screening of Hocus Pocus. Bring your own chairs and blankets and enjoy popcorn, candy and hot chocolate. Free admission.
Masquerade Party at Bacchus
Bacchus Wine & Tapas, Mooresville | 8 p.m.
Don your best mask for Bacchus’ masquerade Halloween party featuring music by DJ Bob, a costume contest, drink specials and more.
1st Annual Boo & Brews Fest
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius | 5 – 10 p.m.
The inaugural Boos & Brews Festival will include unlimited samplings of 13 D9 beers, music, food trucks and a costume contest. $25 general admission, $35 for VIP.
Art After Dark – Costume Party
Mooresville Arts, Mooresville | 7 – 11 p.m.
Mooresville Arts will host its inaugural Art after Dark Costume Party, complete with a costume contest, painting demonstrations, psychic readings, dancing, a cash bar and more. Proceeds benefit the Mooresville Arts Warehouse Renovation Fund.
Halloween 5k Walk/Run
D9 Brewing Company | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Before indulging in Halloween sweets, lace up for a festive costume 5K to benefit The Carolina Raptor Center. Enter to win prizes for best costumes, enjoy a lunch buffet from Smokey J BBQ, interactive activities and more.
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Put on your best mask to enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and “masked” wine bottles at Corkscrew Birkdale’s annual Halloween party. No cover.
Halloween in OTC Block Party
Oak Street Mill, Cornelius | 2 – 6 p.m.
This block party bash includes costume contests, games, trick-or-treating, live entertainment and offerings from craft breweries and food trucks.
Pumpkin Run 2018
Charlotte Running Company of Lake Norman, Mooresville | 4 – 7 p.m.
The 19th annual Pumpkin Run at Mooresville Golf Club offers both an 8K and 5K route, plus prizes for best costume.
3rd Annual Halloween Party
The Harp & Crown, Cornelius | 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Harp & Crown will celebrate Halloween with a party on the patio featuring a costume contest, karaoke and live music by Vel-Crow and a DJ. Proceeds benefit Holly’z Hope.
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 7 – 11 p.m.
Primal Brewery’s Halloween party includes music by Ziggy Pockets, multiple food trucks onsite and a best costume contest.
Lincoln County Apple Festival
W Main St, Lincolnton | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Take a day trip to Lincolnton for the county’s Apple Festival. Expect locally-grown apples available by the bag and bushel, cider, pies, jellies and more, plus a shoppable farmers market. The day also feature three stages of live music, a visit with Sir Purr of the Carolina Panthers, fair food, regional craft vendors and even an apple dish recipe contest.
Al’s Bar & Grille, Cornelius | 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Celebrate Halloween with Al’s Bar & Grille, a costume contest and the Thursday Throwback Party Band.
Halloween Party with Tastes Like Chicken
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8:45 – 11:45 p.m.
Break out your best costume to win prizes at Bin 110’s bash, plus enjoy drink specials and live music by Tastes Like Chicken.
Fox & Hound Asylum
Fox & Hound, Huntersville | 10 p.m.
Do you dare enter the Fox & Hound Asylum? If you’re brave enough, enjoy specials and a costume contest with prizes for first, second and third place.
5th Annual Halloween Party with DJ & Costume Contest
The Kilted Buffalo Langtree, Mooresville | 9:30 p.m.
The Kilted Buffalo’s fifth annual Halloween party features music by DJ Six, creepy drink specials and prizes up for grabs in a costume contest.
Hickory Tavern Mooresville | All day (adults only after 8 p.m.)
At Hickory Tavern, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The day kicks off with vendors, beer tents, music, games and food specials, then continues with a car show and family-friendly trunk-or-treating at 5 p.m. Once the sun goes down, the fog machines turn up for an adults-only costume party with a DJ.
Casa de Montecristo by JR Cigar, Mooresville | 4 – 7 p.m.
Enjoy a day of live music, raffles, games, beer samples and a chance to mingle with the BBQ masters at the Fall Harvest Pig Roast. $20 per person.
Flour Power Lake Norman’s Grand Opening Celebration
Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios Lake Norman, Cornelius | 1 – 3 p.m.
Kids can wear their Halloween costumes to celebrate Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios’ grand opening in Lake Norman. The celebration includes cupcake decorating, prizes, games and a costume contest.
Old School Hip Hop Brunch
Cork and Cask | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This adults-only brunch features your favorite old school hip-hops jams, mimosas and beer selections and a special food menu.
Fall Sip & See Bridal Show
Charles Mack Citizen Center, Mooresville | Noon – 3 p.m.
The Charles Mack Citizen Center will host the Annual Fall Bridal Show on Sunday, offering brides-to-be the chance to meet top wedding professionals all in one place. $5 in advance or at the door. Purchase your ticket online for a complimentary drink at the mimosa bar.