Halloween is just around the corner and Charlotte is full of great family Halloween activities! Check out our list of awesome Charlotte area Halloween entertainment spots.
Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches:
- Hodges Farms – pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
Cost: FREE ADMISSION. Pumpkins $5 and up (based on size), Hayrides $5 a person (3yr and under are free), Pony rides $10 (Saturday and Sunday only
)Hay Mountain- free
Farm animals- free
Hay maze – free
Where: 3900 Rocky River Road East, Charlotte, NC 28215
Open: Sept 29 through 31st Monday through Sunday: 9am to Dark. Directions: East off W T Harris go two miles on Rocky River Road just past Reedy Creek Park or head west on Rocky River Road for two miles off 485 at exit 36. Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own pumpkins, Hayrides for the whole family, Pony Rides, Hay Stacks, Farm Animals, and find your way through the Tall grass maze, and don’t forget to bring a blanket and have a picnic: October 1 through 31; Grass fed Bee Friday, Local Honey, Hay/Mulch: Year round.
Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We grow Sunflower
- Regal Corn Maze – corn maze, cow train, corn cannon, firepits, s’mores, restrooms, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, snacks and refreshment stand, farm animals, school tours
Where: 347 Bell Farm Road, Statesville, NC 28625
Cost: Day admission is $7 over 11, $5 for 5-10 and 4 under is free. Evening admission is a dollar more for each. Unlimited Maze & activity wristbands are $15 for 11 and older, $13 for 5-10 and $8 for under 4.
Open: September weekends, some Fridays, some October weekends and Fridays, see this page for their specific hours and dates
Directions: See their website for directions
Payment: Cash only
- Rural Hill – corn maze
Where: 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
Cost: DAY MAZE: Ages 13 & up: $10, Ages 5-12: $7, under 4: free | Flashlight Maze: Ages 13 & up: $15, ages 5-12: $10, under 4 is free.
Directions: For a map and directions, click here.
Open: Corn maze is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-5pm with night mazes starting at 6. Sundays from 10am – 5pmThe farm is open Monday-Saturday from 9am to 5pm year round with educational tours and programs, and special events to include the Amazing Maze, the Loch Norman Highland Games, the Battle of Cowan’s Ford reenactment, and the Sheep Dog Trials. The farm is still an active farm with a variety of crops being planted annually to include wheat, soy bean, and small gardens which include tomatoes, squash, beans, corn, and okra. There are also animals to see on site. Rural Hill Farm is a 265 acre historic farm dating back to 1760 and remained in the family of Major John Davidson for six consecutive generations. It is the oldest and largest public historic site in Mecklenburg County. There are currently no vegetables visitors can pick and purchase, but there are future plans to provide such an activity. Rural Hill hosts a 1760 style Thanksgiving living history event of the Colonial era which includes skilled craftsmen and artisan demonstrations and militia soldiers performing various drills and maneuvers. Other activities to see are 18th century children’s games, musket firing demonstrations and open hearth Colonial style cooking, which the ladies will be preparing an actual Thanksgiving dinner. One of the premiere demonstrations of the weekend is an actual log cabin raising, which volunteers work throughout the Fall to construct by hand
- Shelby Corn Maze
This MAiZE owned and operated by Gene & Alice Pyron
Where: 120 Broadway Dr. Shelby, NC 28152
Activity Tickets: Special activity tickets can be purchased seperately at .50 a piece or along with your admission ticket at a special combo price. By buying the combo admission with the activity tickets, you would receive 2 free activity tickets verses buying them individually. At the maze we have a few activites that are of extra charge and that is when you would use the activity tickets. Below is the list of games/activities that would need an activity ticket. This is all optional and there are lots of other things to do that are free as well. ***HAYRIDE- 1 TICKET ***CORN CANNON- 2 TICKETS (2 shots) ***COW TRAIN RIDE- 1 TICKET ***PUMPKIN LAUNCHER- 2 TICKETS (2 shots) ***DUCK POND- 1 TICKET ***SHOOTING RANGE- 1 TICKET ***FOOTBALL THROW- 1 TICKET ***CORN TOSS- 1 TICKET
When: Through October 31
Hours of Operation
Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Admission: Adult (11 & UP) $6.00, kids age 4-10 is only $5
Hayrides and Haunted Houses:
- Harris Farms presents Scary Dairy Haunted Hayride – tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted rides, haunted trail, snacks and refreshment stand, school tours
Cost: $10/ person (not recommended for kids under 5)
Where: 1643 Pembrook Road, Harrisburg , NC 28075
Open: 7pm to 11pm
Payment: Cash, only
- SCarowinds Halloween Haunt – Carowinds
Where: Avenue of the Carolinas Charlotte, NC 28273
Cost: $35.99 (Friday) or $38.99 (Saturday) online or $44.99 at the gate
Hours of Operation: Friday & Sunday: 7pm-Midnight, Saturdays 7pm-1am.
- The Campground Massacre
Where: 940 Gold Hill Rd. Ft. Mill, SC
Cost: $20 for both The Massacre and Mina’s Mansion
Hours of Operation: Every Friday and Saturday in October and the last week of October (plus November 2 and 3); 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 pm; Sunday 10/14, 10/21 and Thursday 10/25 open from 7:30 pm -10:00 pm
Accepts Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover
- Booger Woods
Where: 725 Phaniels Church Road Rockwell, N.C.
Hours of Operation:
Oct. 19, 20, 25-27 and November 3; Starts at 7 p.m.
Payment: Cash only
- The Haunted Mill
Where: 6325 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC
Phone: 704-829-Mill (6455)
Cost: $15 for haunted house, $19 for haunted house/blacklight mini golf combo. Kids 10& under are $10 for haunted house and $13 for the combo. COUPON
Hours of Operation: 10/18-10/21, 10/24-10/31. Beginning at 7:30 pm nightly.
- Hickory Grove Haunted Trail
Where: 4064 Mountain View St. Gastonia, NC
Cost: $10 adults
Hours of Operation: 10/18-10/21, 10/24-10/31 from dark until 10pm on weeknights and dark until last person on weekends.