FAMILY FRIENDLY VERSION: Not-so-Haunted Trails, Candy Crawls, Trunk or Treats, Drive-Thru Candy Drops, Creepy Crawlers and More Halloween Family Fun in Charlotte This Week(end)

When it comes to keeping the kids happy on Halloween, Charlotte sure knows how to do it right! Choose from a long list of spooky spots to celebrate the season and make sure the your little ghouls and goblins have their best Halloween yet.


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Matthews Playhouse Haunted Trail
Thursday, October 28 – Saturday, October 30
Take a walk around the woods of Four Mile Creek Trail and enjoy a not-so-spooky Halloween adventure. Special times for kids each evening from 5:30p – 6:30p.


Take a walk along the Meck Fall Trail and enjoy festive Halloween activities like Trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, fall-theme photo ops and more!

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Concord Candy Crawl
Friday, October 29, 3:00p – 5:00p
Make your way down Union Street in downtown Concord for trick-or-treating with local merchants and other family-friendly activities.

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Stowe YMCA Family Fall Festival
Friday, October 29, 5:00p – 7:00p
Dress as your favorite super hero and enjoy an afternoon of sweets, trunk or treating and fun games for the whole family.

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Candy Crawl at Camp North End
Friday, October 29, 6:00p – 8:00p
Head over to Camp North End for a trick-or-treating adventure with participating merchants as well as a Monster Market featuring local vendors. The event is free but RSVPs are requested.

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Harrisburg Trick-or-Treat in the Park
Friday, October 29, 5:00p – 9:30p
It’s baaaack! Harrisburg Park will once again host Trick or Treat festivities for the whole family. Registration is available now.

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7th Annual Ft. Mill Scarecrow Crawl
Voting is open through October 29
All month long, local residents and businesses have put their best straw-foot forward, creating Scarecrows to be displayed around Ft. Mill. Take a stroll, vote for your favorite and enjoy the creativity of your neighbors.


Sail over to Papa Doc’s Shore Club on Lake Wylie for a floating Trunk-or-Treat, plus a haunted walk, games & crafts.

The Arboretum Shopping Center is hosting its annual Tricks-N-Treats Halloween Celebration with all kinds of fun and games for the whole family.

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Touch-a-Truck at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
Saturday, October 30, 9:00a – 1:00p
Dress in your Halloween best and get up close and personal with your favorite vehicles of all shapes and sizes. The event is free, parking is $5.

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Drive-Thru Candy Drop with Charlotte Fire Department
Saturday, October 30, 2:00p – 4:00p
Visit one of 10 Charlotte Fire Department Stations for a Halloween drive-thru with our local heroes and learn some safety tips from Piedmont Natural Gas.

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Tega Cay Fall Festival at Glennon Community Center
Saturday, October 30, 11:00a – 5:00p
Enjoy a fall afternoon filled with live music, local arts & crafts, food trucks and a Kid’s Zone and Costume Parade.

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Trick or Treat at Birkdale Village
Saturday, October 30, 10:00a – 12:00p
Little ghosts and goblins are invited to a trick or treat adventure featuring participating merchants and restaurants. Check-in begins at 10:00a.

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All Hemper’s Eve at Blackberry Ridge Farm
Saturday, October 30, 4:00p – 8:00p
Spend an evening on the farm with plenty of fun for the whole family including local brews and food trucks, pumpkin painting, costume contests, an outdoor movie and bonfire.

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Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat with Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office
Saturday, October 30, 5:00p – 7:00p
If you are looking for alternative to traditional trick-or-treating, stop by for a trunk-or-treat drive-thru with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

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Trick or Treating at Bass Pro Shop & Cabela’s
Saturday, October 30 & Sunday, October 31, 3:00p – 6:00p
Make your way to Bass Pro Shop in Concord for their annual Trick-or-Treat event featuring free giveaways and – of course – Halloween candy for the kids.

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Halloween Daze and Spooky Knights at Carolina Renaissance Festival
Saturday, October 30 & Sunday, October 31
Visit over 100 locations throughout the Festival Village for trick-or-treating fun as well as other Halloween activities. Kids under 12 receive free admission this weekend!


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Halloween Candy Crawl at Cabarrus Brewing Co.
Sunday, October 31, 5:00p – 8:00p
If trick-or-treating with a fresh, local brew is your kind of Halloween – have no fear, Cabarrus Brewing has you covered. Bring some candy, grab a bite and enjoy a family-friendly evening at the brewery.