Oct. 26, 8:30-11:30 p.m.: Patrick McKee, of Moore Karaoke, hosts Scary-Oke at O’Donnell’s Pub in Southern Pines. Sing and be scary.
Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.: (postponed from Oct. 20) Bring your littles to Trick-or-Treat in downtown Southern Pines, followed by games and a spooky outdoor movie in the park. Save some candy for parent tax.
Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m.: Businesses in downtown Aberdeen invite ghosts and goblins for a family-friendly evening of candy action, shopping and dining. The event coincides with the Fourth Friday Market Series with music and goodies at High Octane. EEEk.
Oct. 27, 7 p.m.: Add some suspense to your evening with a Murder Mystery party at the Tyson Sinclair building in Carthage. Unravel clues, interrogate suspects, and uncover the truth, inspired by the actual unsolved death of a Pinehurst Princess. Mad INK, located in the building, will have food and drinks. Tickets are $40.
Oct. 27-28, 7 p.m.: Participate in cult classic tradition as the Sunrise Theater hosts an outdoor screening, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Come dressed in costume and you may join in the fun with a prop kit available for purchase. Tickets are $10. Let’s do the time warp.
Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Fly over to the Moore County Airport for trunk-or-treat at the 5th Annual Festival D’Avion. Candy and cockpits.
Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Join Splash and Dash Groomerie for a dog Halloween costume contest. Costume participants will receive a free dog cookie. More info here, dawg.
Oct. 28: Enjoy festivities all day at Rec Room. Noon to 2 p.m. bring the kids for a costume party, trick or treating and halloween crafts. 3-4 p.m. is a dog costume contest. Adults only after 9 p.m. for a halloween party complete with a DJ and spooky cocktails. Do the monster mash.
Oct. 28, 1-3 p.m.: Grab lunch then trunk-or-treat at Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers. Beware.
Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Dress up for the Village of Whispering Pines Halloween event full of zombies, goblins and more. Come at 5-6 p.m. for a less scary experience. Spooooooooky.
Oct. 28, 7 p.m.: Join The Black Dog Tavern in Robbins for a Halloween bash. Costume contest happens at 10:30. Scary good.
Oct. 28, 8-close: Try drink specials at Legends of Southern Pines like The Raven, or the Poison Apple and hear live music from John Teal. Costumes encouraged. Be mostly ghostly.
Oct. 28, 8:30 p.m.: Go to 715 Bar & Grill for drink specials, a DJ and random giveaways. Oh, and a costume contest with a $500 cash prize. Worth a scream.
Oct. 28, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Party will the Bell Tree Tavern for a Halloween costume party. Acoustic on the Rocks will be rocking out on the patio, and costume prizes will be announced at midnight. Also enjoy spooky jello shots and specialty drinks. Cause this is thrillerrrrrrrrr.
Oct. 28, 9 p.m.: Do the skeleton dance at Neville’s during their Halloween costume party. There will be spooky drink specials and a Photo Booth. Costume contest is at midnight with a $500 cash prize for first place. I put a spell on you…
Oct. 29, 2-4 p.m.: The famous trick-or-treat trail at Weymouth Woods is ready to help you learn about the “spooky” critters of Weymouth Woods, and get some treats along the way. This event drew a crowd of thousands last year, be sure to show up in costume. Boo.
Oct. 29, 2-5 p.m.: Bring kinds for not-so-spooky story time at The Carthage Museum Wear your costume and keep your eyes peeled for the hidden ghosts at this free event. Bring your mummy.
Oct, 30, 5-8 p.m.: Party at Rooted Restaurant and Bar for some Halloween magic. Have fun with a costume contest (with prizes), DJ Logan, special fall cocktails, food and more. It’ll be magical.
Oct. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Enjoy the last ice cream day of the season as well as Trunk or Treat at Karefree Produce. Hi, Scarecrow.
Oct. 30, 6 p.m.: Join Jack Hadden Floral for a spooky Girls Night Out Flower arrangement workshop. Costumes encouraged. Tickets are $75.
Oct. 30, 8 p.m.: Join Neville’s bar for a pumpkin carving contest. And yeah, they have prizes for most creative and funniest. You glow, girl.
Oct. 31, 6-8:30 p.m.: Join Let’s Paint the Town at Hatchet Brewing Co. for a Halloween paint party. Tickets are $35 and include supplies. No talent needed.
*POSTPONED UNTIL NOV. 4 (Oct. 20-22): See the dark comedy “Blithe Spirit” live on the Sunrise Theater stage. It is about a novelist named Charles who hopes to cure his writer’s block by conducting a seance in his house. It works too well and accidentally summons his first wife — which, as you can imagine, becomes awkward for Charles and his second wife. Get tix.
Oct. 4-25, 7-7:45 p.m.: Get your dance on each Wednesday of October with a Thriller dance class at the Cannon Park Community Center in Pinehurst. It’s free. Cause this is thrillerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. UPDATE: This class is now full but be on the look out for flash dance mobs.
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Scream your head off for Aberdeen Fear Factory’s 13th year. Ticket Sales Begin at 7:30 pm, Haunt Entry Begins at 8:00 pm. Ticket sales end at midnight.
Oct. 4-25, 5:30-7 p.m.: Sign your spawn up for Halloween Baking for Kids with Southern Pines Parks and Rec every Wednesday. Boo-berry muffins, anyone?
Oct. 13-14, 7-10 p.m.: Grab your thunder buddy for the Layers of Fear haunted trail at the Campbell House Grounds. Tickets are $5. Scary good.
Oct. 18, 6 p.m.: Enjoy Howl-O-Ween Trivia and a dog costume contest at Southern Pines Growler Co. There are multiple costume categories. It’s too cute to miss. Happy Howl-O-Ween.
Oct. 20, 7-10 p.m.: Get boo-zed at Sandhills Winery’s annual Halloween Party. Take advantage of live music,, Mas-a-Wrap food truck and a costume contest. Happy Hallowine.
Oct. 21, 5-9 p.m.: Meet Twigg & Co. vendors, get treats, dress up, enjoy $3 drinks and enjoy live music from Mary Stone. There’s even a costume contest with a $100 gift certificate for the winner. Spook-tastic.