Are you looking for some Halloween haunts around the Queen City? If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC and want some spooky ways to enjoy the last days until Halloween, here are a few ideas.
Amazing Maize Maze Approximately two and a half miles of pathways in an operating cornfield. The Amazing Maize Maze challenges folks to think strategically as they search clues that lead to the maze exit. Day maze and night (flashlight) maze tickets available. For more information, visit www.ruralhill.net/amazingmaizemaze.asp.
Camp Fear - The multi-attraction event features a haunted trail, a maze, "Clown Chaos", an "Insane Asylum", a "Living dead Dollhouse," and a "Freak Show." Oct. 25-26; Oct. 31; Nov. 1-2. For more information, visit www.campfearnc.com.
Campground Massacre Haunted attraction with more than three acres of terror for brave visitors who dare to explore the campground. Fridays-Sundays. Through Nov. 2. For more information, call 866-752-7437 or visit www.themassacre.com.
The Haunted Mill One of the Charlotte-area's scariest haunted attractions with a special "mature"-themed shows offered. Oct. 24-31; Nov. 1-2. For more information, call 704-829-6455 or visit www.thehauntedmillnc.com.
Queen City Ghost Tours - Explore the darker side of Charlotte on this tour around the city. Hear ghost stories about Charlotte's haunted past. Oct. 9-31. www.queencityghosttours.com
Hickory Grove Haunted Trail Annual haunted attraction in Gastonia. Oct. 25-31. Mountain View Golf Center. For more information, visit www.hghaunts.com.
The Old Haunted School Annual haunted attraction sponsored by Bethany Volunteer Fire Department in Albemarle. Oct. 25-26; Oct. 28-31. For more information, visit www.bethanyvfd.org/hauntedhouse/default.htm.
Scarrigan Farms The annual haunted trail attraction and walking tour includes a "Maniac Maze," a "40-Foot Double Barrel Drop," a "Vomit-Inducing Vortex," a "Purple Haze 3-D Experience," a "Fright Town," a "Tragic School Bus," a "Haunted Moon-Lit Corn Maze" and more. Oct. 25-27; Oct. 31-Nov. 2. For more information, visit www.scarriganfarms.com.
A Guide For The Newly Dead Blumenthal Performing Arts Center presents this dark theatrical experience about the transition between life and death. Performed by the ensemble Machine. October 24-Nov. 2. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Retro Horror Movie Showings Ongoing horror movies screenings. Oct. 18-24: The Exorcist; Oct. 25-31: Halloween. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 King Parade Blvd. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com.
Thursday, Oct. 24
The Horror Bash Costume Party Presented by Brody & Choch and Kidnice Entertainment, the party features Brody and Choch, Shinobi Ninja, Crazyhorse and Colston, BPL, Sherman Hellville and DJ Shogun. Oct. 24, 9 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Spooktacular at Morrison Family-friendly Halloween event at Morrison in SouthPark. Free food for kids from Earth Fare, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, train rides, face painting, and a pet costume contest with a $100 cash prize. Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. www.morrisonsouthpark.com.
Friday, Oct. 25
Charlotte's Rocky Horror Cast, That Type! presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show Charlotte's Rocky Horror Cast, That Type! presents its annual Halloween show. This is the full Rocky Horror experience, complete with a pre-show "virgin" initiation, games, and a screening of the movie with audience participation. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/thattype or www.cinebarre.com.
Buff Faye's Spooks & Horror Friday Night Party Bus Check-in from 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. at Hartigan's Pub. Ticket price includes stops to LGBT-friendly bars (including Nickle Bar, Central Station, The Bar at 316, Cathode, and Hartigan's Pub), VIP access and covers to all the bars, party bus favors and a night with Buff Faye and her divas. $250 in prizes for best Halloween costumes (Most Sexy, Most Scary and Buff-Look-a-Like Favorite). Profits from the event benefit Campus Pride for LGBT Youth. For tickets, visit http://ilovebuff-zvents.eventbrite.com. www.hartigans.com.
Nightmare on 5th: 5th & Tryon Block Party Halloween block party at Fitzgerald's in Uptown. Cash prizes for sexiest costume, best group, and best duo. VIP access and drink specials to the following venues: Fitzgerald's Irish Pub, Connolly's on 5th, Sip, Prohibition, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Tilt on Trade, and Roxbury Nightclub. Costume contests at every venue. Check-in for the crawl is at Fitzgerald's from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Oct. 25. www.5thstreethalloween.eventbrite.com.
Halloween Barn Dance Hartigan's and Southern Country Charlotte are turning a monthly barn dance into a Halloween themed event with costume contests and more.. Oct. 25, 10 p.m. www.hartigans.com.
Nightmare on Morehead Annual Halloween event at Dilworth Neighborhood Grill will include a costume contest, cash bar and music from DJ Spooky. Oct. 25, 8p.m. to 2a.m. www.dilworthgrille.com.
Rocky Horror Picture Show. Join Charlotte' local Rocky Horror Cast, That Type, for a special showing of the film, virgin sacrifices, costume contests, and more. Oct. 25. Show starts at 11:15 p.m. Cinebarre. www.thattype.com.
Costumes and Cocktails Enjoy drink specials, Halloween games, and half-priced bowling when you come dressed in costume. Oct. 25. Strike City. www.strikecitycharlotte.com.
Charlotte Zombie Walk The seventh annual Charlotte Zombie Walk invades the streets of Uptown. The staging area will once again be at Phil's NYC Deli and Tavern. Benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. Please bring a least two cans of food to help fill their pantries before the holidays. In addition, there will also be a box for collecting new, unwrapped toys for Brian's Wish. Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Phil's NYC Deli and Tavern. www.charlottezombiewalk.net.
NodaWeen The freaky 5K will begin at twilight and there will be other Halloween activities, including Kidaween, which runs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre will be playing the Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. Doors will open at 10 p.m. and the party will continue until 2 a.m. Oct. 26. Neighborhood Theatre. www.nodaween.com.
Wicked Wine & Barbecue Festival Tour WineMeDown Events presents this event with shuttle transportation to four NC-area wineries and Lexington for its annual barbecue festival. Oct. 26. For tickets, visit www.charlottehalloweenwinetour-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=6.
Zombie Run Challenge A race/competition that allows participants to be chased by "zombies." For more information, visit www.zombierunchallenge.com. Oct. 26.
Masquerade Halloween The Oak Room is celebrating its first Halloween in Charlotte with a masquerade ball themed party and costume contest. Oct. 26. Oak Room. www.oakroomclt.com.
Halloween at Historic Rural Hill The event is free to attend and will have games, a pumpkin patch, costume contests, face painting, live music and more. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Rural Hill. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.
Invasion of the Booty Snatchers. Dharma Lounge is celebrating Halloween with a twist of ghetto tech and booty work. DJ Assault will be spinning the event. Oct 26. Event begins at 9 p.m. www.dharmacharlotte.com
Evil Pig Halloween Party 3rd Annual Halloween Party at the Blind Pig in Noda. The crazier and funkier the costumes, the better. Oct. 26. www.theblindpignoda.com
Halloween Concert at The Milestone Club Performances by Bo White Y Su Orquesta, Serfs, Hectorina, Secret Hospital, Kill Your Mules, Wet Mango, Weekenders, Last In Line, Your Fuzzy Friends, Single Shot Sinners and more. $10. Oct. 26. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. The Milestone Club. www.themilestoneclub.com
Spooky-lesque Burlesque Show: Burlesque is the New Black Big Mammas house of Burlesque presents this burlesque show filled with sexy costumes and two hours of sexy silly Halloween antics followed by a masquerade-style dance party with music from DJ Spider. Oct. 26, 10 p.m. www.upstagenoda.com
The Divine Comedy Celebrate Halloween on Saturday at 5 Church with music from DJ James K and a costume contest with a $200 gift card. Oct. 26. Doors open at 11 p.m. Free cover. Entrance at the corner of 5th Street and Church Street. www.5church.com.
Halloween at Fitzgerald's Gravediggers Ball and Bennett's Bar crawlers get in free with drink specials. Not going to the crawl? Still come out to Fitzgerald's for $4 wells and $6 doubles. Oct. 26. www.fitzgeraldscharlotte.com.
Trick or Treat at Kennedy's Beginning at 2 p.m. Kennedy's will have trick or treating for guests, pumpkin carving, and costume contests. Halloween party to follow that night with more costume contests and drink specials. Oct. 26. Kennedy's, 366 North Caswell Road. 704-375-0218. www.kennedyscharlotte.com.
Biggest, Sexiest, Naughtiest Halloween Party No cover with costume before midnight. Open until 4 a.m. Oct. 26. The Men's Club, 444 Tyvola Road. 704-525-8525. www.mensclub.com.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Costumes and Cocktails IV Halloween party with drink specials, appetizers and a DJ. For more information, visit www.costumesandcocktails4-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=5. Oct. 27. UpStage, www.upstagenoda.com.
Night of the Living Dead Uptown Cabaret's S.I.N. Sunday Halloween Costume Party will include $1,000 in cash and prizes, celebrity guests, judges and DJs and drink specials. Oct. 27. www.uptowncabaretclubs.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Haunted Ball The 5th annual Halloween Haunted Ball at Whiskey River falls on College Night this year. There will be over $1000 worth of cash and prizes given away for best costumes and drink specials all night. Oct. 29. www.thewhiskeyriver.com/charlotte.
Pumpkin Carving Contest At Wild Wings Café Try your hand at carving the most creative pumpkin to win house cash and prizes. Pumpkins and tools provided. Oct. 29. Wild Wings Café www.wildwingcafe.com
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Neon Halloween The last Wednesday of the month is neon night at Suite, and this Halloween its time to glow. Bright costumes and accessories make for a different way to enjoy the holiday. Oct. 30. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. www.suitecharlotte.com
Mischief Masquerade Marigny's halloween custome party with hookah service and drink specials. Oct 30, 10 p.m. www.marignycharlotte.com.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Halloween Howler Bar Crawl Wristband gets you past the line and into the EpiCentre venues without having to pay a cover. There will also be special drink prices at each bar and costume contests. For tickets, visit www.charlottehalloween-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1. Oct. 31. www.epicentrenc.com.
GWAR Live Costumed metal band famous for gorey performances performs at Tremont Music Hall. With White Chapel, Iron Reagan, and Band of Orcs. $22-$25. Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. www.tremontmusichall.com.
Boo Fest Halloween party with drink specials. Oct. 31, 8.p.m. Prohibition. www.prohibtionclt.com.
Boo Fun Fest The city of Lancaster is turning the City Hall parking lot into a Halloween party including games, costumes contests, a haunted lantern tour, music, face painting, candy, and more. Oct. 31. www.lancastercitysc.com.
Zombie Bar Crawl Choose to participate in this bar crawl as a human or as a zombie. Zombies will be trying to turn all humans into flesh-eaters before the nights end and the only safe place is inside the bars of the crawl. Oct. 31. Volume Lounge in Plaza Midwood. www.charlottezombiebarcrawl.eventbrite.com
Carnevil Label hosts the masquerade ball that includes drink specials, a fashion show, Carolina Ghost Psychic, a vampire's den, and cash prize for best costume. No mask no entry. Oct. 31. www.charlotteseen.com
Meek Mill Live Cameo's Dreams and Nightmare Halloween party will feature a live performance from rapper Meek Mills. Oct 31, 10 p.m. Cameo. www.cameocharlotte.com.
Nightmare on Tryon Street Vapiano hosts this halloween event with prizes awarded for sexiest costume, best duo costume and most ratchet costume. Oct 31. www.vapiano.com.
Howl-O-Ween Bash Howl at the Moonis throwing a Halloween bash with drink specials all night and costume contests/giveaways worth $2000 in cash and prizes. Oct. 31. www.howlatthemoon.com.
Halloween Bash at 5 Church Halloween Bash to be hosted by Patrick Whalen, Mills Howell, and Alejandro Torio. Music by DJ Clay Hefner and a $200 gift card for winner of costume contest. Oct. 31, 10 p.m. www.5church.com.
Datsik Halloween Show The Filmore's upcoming Datsik show will be a night of awesome music and Halloween surprises. Funtcase also performing. Oct. 31, 9 p.m. The Filmore. www.filmorecharlottenc.com.
Hollywood Halloween Maz Entertainment presents this party with music from DJ Ngenius, a costume contest for $500. Oct. 31. Blue Restaurant & Bar. www.mazentertainment.net.