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Lake Norman Area Halloween Happenings 2011

My daughter and I had some fun with our pumpkins!

 

Lake Norman is a great place to celebrate Halloween.  From haunted houses to old-fashioned Main Street celebrations to costume parties and live entertainment at local night clubs there truly is something for everyone!

Every year at this time the Lake Norman area comes alive with pumpkin patches, Corn Mazes,  Halloween festivities for all ages and homes decorated to welcome all of our young trick -or -treaters.  Many of our subdivisions have their own neighborhood events but here are some more options:

If you are in search of a pumpkin patch:

  • Carrigan Farms: Hayrides to the pumpkin patch 9-4 Saturday and 12-4 Sundays through Halloween. Pick a pumpkin, visit the animals and have some fresh apple cider.
  • Patterson Farm: Pumpkin patch is open with tours through Nov. 6th and on weekends don’t miss Paw Paw Carl’s Playground where you can enjoy hayrides, a corn pit, Tomato Slingshot, Duck Races and more!  See their website link above for more details.

Or, just look to any of our many local produce stands like Josh’s Produce Market on Williamson Road in Mooresville who are brimming over with pumpkins and decorations for your Lake Norman home!

Of course, it would not be Halloween without some fun, and even spooky events for all ages and Lake Norman is full of options!

  • This year, Carrigan Farms’ Scarrigan Farms is supposed to be so scary that moms enjoying smores on the other side of the quarry can hear their kids screaming as they walk throw the haunted trail.  As they say on their website: This is not a trail for kids. If you’re under 12 come back when you’re old enough. We’ll be waiting. If someone hasn’t peed in their pants by the end of the night we know haven’t done our job. Come gather around the bonfires, at the well-known Carrigan Farms Rock Quarry, before or after you enter the haunted trail. Visit Scrarrigan Farms on Facebook.
  • Ghost Tales in the Dark: October 14-15 & 21-22.  Take a candlelight tour of the Latta Plantation at night as you listen to ghost stories. For more information: Latta Plantation.
  • Hoot and Howl: Carolina Raptor Center October 29, 2011 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Kraken Slime Creation Station,  Face Painting,  Spider Bingo,  Cookie Decorating,  Owl Masks,  Tie-dying (BYO T-shirt): Extra
  • Downtown Davidson’s Halloween March on Main Street in Davidson. Friday,  October 28th 5-7pm. Free. Costumed characters of all ages are invited to march! 704.892.3349.

 

  • Halloween Fun at Birkdale Village: October 31st: All ages will enjoy an afternoon of games, art, crafts, balloons and more including hay rides.  Birkdale Village in Huntersville from 4-6pm.  Free!

 

  • Downtown Mooresville Annual Halloween Treat for Families: 3-5pm Oct. 31. Downtown will be crawling with little ghosts and goblins as businesses hand out candy and treats. 3 – 5pm.

 

  • Downtown Statesville Trick or Treating: October 31th: 4-6pm. Downtown Statesville at Broad Street and Center Street.  Free!

 

  • Haunted Statesville Tours!  Oct. 21-22 and 28-29.  Come if you dare!  This walking ghost tour is full of old stories and legends from Statesville’s past. Step beyond the beauty of Statesville’s historic downtown and discover its true haunted history–where tales of spirits, scary creatures, mysterious deaths and creepy alleys become real. Tours run October 21-22 and October 28-29* every half hour between 6:30 – 8 pm. Tickets are $10 per person or 4 for $35. Reservations are required. Special hayride tours only on October 29 at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm. Hayride tour tickets are $10 each. Group rate does not apply. Hayrides provided by Stamey Farms.

 

Did I miss anything?  Let me know and I will add your events to my list!

 

Have a GREAT and SAFE Lake Norman Halloween!!!

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