Because trying to search for events by yourself can be scary. Enjoy this list for all the spooky season happenings.
Places to get your #HotGhoulHalloween on:
Oct. 27, 8-11 p.m.: Don’t lose your voice screaming because Pat’s Virtual Stage is at the Jefferson Inn for Scary-oke. Sing your heart out and wear your best costume for a contest with cash prizes. Let’s Go, Witches.
Oct. 28, 5:30-9:15 p.m.: Have a date night at Aberdeen Lake Park with Frights and Pints. Bring a blanket, watch a scary movie and enjoy some brews available for purchase. Ready for a jump scare?
Oct. 28-29, 7-10 p.m.: Wind along the Layers of Fear Haunted Trail on the Campbell House grounds; entry is $5. However, beware because you may find yourself fair game to the haunted creatures lurking around every poorly lit turn. Extra undies needed.
Oct. 29, 3-9 p.m.: Ciderdays are for the ghouls. Enjoy James Creek Cider House’s Halloween party with live music, a costume contest, kids trick or treat, a food truck and black spooky cider. EEEK!
Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m.: It’s all treats, no tricks at the West Southern Pines Center’s Trunk or Treat, sponsored by Rufus McLaughlin American Legion Post Auxiliary Unit 177. There’s a prize for the best display. Reserve a free space by calling Tina at 910-723-4424 or Sylvia at 910-291-8633. The center is at 1250 W. New York Ave., Southern Pines.
Oct. 29, 7- Midnight: What goes bump in the night? Well, the all-night Locals Only Halloween Party featuring a variety of beats from ratchet trap to classic Halloween jams and performances from secret guests. This Create Studio and Pilot Radio Night of the Dancing Dead event will also have a bar stocked with Jello shots, tequila, specialty mimosas, and other drinks starting at $3. Come in costume; first-place costume contest winner gets $150 with second and third also receiving a cash prize. Admission is $15. Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice.
Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. — until: Practice your scream because the Shady Spot Tavern in Robbins is hosting a costume contest and Halloween Bash. Drink specials and more will be on deck. Baaad to the Bone.
Oct. 29, 6 p.m. — until: Come for the boos, stay for the party at Railhouse Brewery’s Halloween Party. Move your feet to Whiskey Pines and be sure to bring your game because there’s a costume contest with prizes. Tap, tap, tap in to spooky season.
Oct. 29, 8 p.m. – until: Time Out Sports Grill has added a little bit of spooktacular pizzazz to their interior and festive drink specials to the menu for their 21+ Halloween Party. Dance, sing, drink, and most importantly see how good your costume really is during the costume contest. Categories include best couple, scariest, and sexiest. Winners get prizes. Hold my Redrum.
Oct. 29, 8 p.m.: Join if you dare for a Halloween Party with the Tater Barn & Cigar Bar. The first 25 customers receive a door prize. It’ll be spooktactular.
Oct. 29, 8 p.m. — until: Have a fa-boo-lous night at Neville’s Halloween Party. Enjoy live music, a costume contest, prizes and a photo booth. Don’t forget your $10 cover. If you got it, haunt it.
Oct. 29: Dance your heart out to 80s unleashed at O’Donnell’s Pub. It’s a costume party, so wear something fun. Stick to the theme or simply wear something that screams halloween. Don’t forget your $5 cash cover. Thrillerrrrrrrr, Thriller nightttttt.
Oct. 29: Legends Bar & Grill is hosting a Halloween Party and Costume Contest. Hear live music from Mary Stone, play games and participate in a 50/50 raffle. The costume contest includes categories for scariest, most elaborate, most creative and best group ensemble. Contest entry ends at 10 p.m. Fangs for the memories.
Oct. 29, 8 p.m.—until: Sip some spooky Halloween cocktails at diVine Lounge. Party with DJ Saxy and wear a costume for a contest at 10 p.m. (There’s prizes.) Bloody Mary, anyone?
Oct. 30: Your cooking is scary enough. Get your grub on with a Peruvian and American style Halloween Brunch buffet with mimosas included. $25 a person and $10 for kids. Put a fork in it.
Things for your little vampires:
Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m.: The McDeeds Creek Elementary School PTA is calling all ghouls from their humble abodes for a Monster Mash Trunk or Treat. Dance under the stars to jams by DJ the Perfect Beat, collect a pre-Halloween hoard of candy, and watch your kids compete in the costume contest. Early bird tickets (until 10/23) are $5 per person or $30 per family. If the candy isn’t enough to hold you over, the dinner package—two slices of pizza, a drink, and a bag of chips—is $5 and every additional slice is $2. The scene was rockin’.
Sunday, Oct. 30, 4-7:30 p.m.: Make their night sweet. Join West End Presbyterian Church for a trunk or treat that you just can’t Reese-ist from 4-6 p.m. — or choose your own adventure between three fright levels on a haunted trail. Level one scares happen from 5:30-6 p.m.; level two from 6-6:30 p.m. and level five from 6:45-7:30 p.m. The trail is free, with a $5 suggested donation, and hot dogs and drinks are free. Get more info here if you dare.
Oct. 30, 2-4 p.m.: Bring your kiddos to Weymouth Woods for the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Don’t forget a costume.
Oct. 30, 3-5 p.m.: Make way to Aberdeen Lake Park for trunk or treat. Crafts, hot dogs and more will be available. BOO!
Oct. 31, 5:30-9 p.m.: Test your skills during the cake walk at the Cyprus Pointe Fire and Rescue’s Community Halloween Carnival which will also feature hayrides, a kid’s costume contest, trunk-or-treat, fire prevention fun, and more. Tricks and Treats.
Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.: Light the Night with Remix Church in Carthage. Enjoy carnival rides, trunk or treat, food and more. Happy Halloween.
Looking for a haunted house or trail? We’ve got a list for that too.
Places for the family (but adult ~potions~ will be present):
Oct. 30, 12-4 p.m.: Join Hatchet Brewing Company for a family-oriented trunk-or-treat. Aside from the many trunks full of treats there will also be a costume contest, face painting, and more. Carbs plus more carbs.
Excuses to make your pooch frighteningly handsome :
Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Bring your pup to Splash and Dash for a dog costume party. All costume contest participants will receive a free dog cookie for participating and there will be human goodies too. Costume winner gets three free months of a VIP unlimited bathing service. Photos are taken in the store and voting takes place online. See the details.
Oct. 30, 3 p.m.: Parade your pooch at the Southern Pines Public Library for Paws on Parade. Costumes are encouraged but pets must be on leash.
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Oct. 21, 5-9 p.m.: Stop by Twigg & Co. for Meet and Treat. Bring your trick-or-treat bags, prepare for a costume contest and storewide sales. Scary good.
Oct. 21, 5 p.m.: Stroll through downtown Southern Pines with your little ghosts and ghouls for trick-or-treating with local businesses, then join Southern Pines Parks & Rec in Downtown Park for carnival games and prizes and an outdoor showing of Encanto. Don’t forget your pillowcases and don’t talk about Bruno.
Oct 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Visit Malcolm Blue Farm for carnival games, inflatables, a petting zoo, a climbing wall, and more at Fall-o-ween. This event is for kids 15 and under and admission is $5. Happy fall, y’all.
Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m.: Head to the Tyson Sinclair Building in Carthage for a spooktacular day. Mosey around the shops and enjoy pumpkin painting, games and candy. The person with the best costume gets a prize and kids get a free brain freeze from Big Dipper Ice Cream. We all scream for…
Oct. 22, 4 p.m.: Get your adrenaline pumping with The Sandhills Have Eyes Zombie Run hosted at Sandhills Community College. Your mission is to run through 2.2 miles of zombie land while avoiding zombies that will try to grab your flag (that means you’re dead). Proceeds go towards Habitat for Humanity. Protect your braaaaaains.
Oct. 22, 8p.m.— until: Join Retro Studio Bar for a Halloween Rager featuring DJ Protoj. Bring your best halloween makeup look.
Oct. 26, 5:30-8 p.m.: Trot over to Southern Pines Growler Co. for Halloween Themed Trivia starting at 7 p.m. and a Dog Costume Contest hosted by the Downtown Aberdeen Dog Fair at 6 p.m. Costume categories include funniest, most creative, and best paw-see for a group of doggos. Howl-O-Weenie.
Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Join Pace Yourself Run Co. and Southern Pines Run Club for a Halloween Poker Run through downtown Southern Pines. Wear a costume and get ready to run off all that candy corn. Get your best hand for a prize.
Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m.: Join Lynette’s Bakery & Cafe for a Painting Halloween Party. Lets Paint the Town will be teaching how to paint boo-tiful Halloween art on canvas while you snack on treats from Lynette’s. Show up in costume to participate in the costume contest. Winner gets a prize. Sign up here.