Fun for the Whole Family!
Anne of Green Gables said, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." And man, oh man, so are we. For without October, there would be no Halloween. At the culmination of the most beautiful month, on the east coast's - nay, the nation's - most beautiful beaches comes the creepiest, crawliest, most sugar-laden day of the year.
There's no better place to celebrate Halloween than on the Outer Banks.
Are you hoping to be scared out of your skin?
Do you want to do the mash?
Do you want to do the monster mash?
Or, perhaps, pumpkin picking more your style?
Find a Halloween Treat for the Whole Family!
Pyscho Path presented by The Lost Colony
Strange things are happening on Roanoke Island, a place forever shrouded in mystery after the disappearance of 117 men, women and children over 400 years ago. Presented by the Lost Colony, this haunted attraction takes place on Friday and Saturday (October 30-31). When the night arrives, walk this trail if you dare!
Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail
This trail is so scary, they can't give away any of the details. Trust Sun Realty when we say, don't venture into the Wanchese Woods alone.
Bloody Mary Halloween Bash
The Outer Banks Restaurant Association invites local ghouls and visiting goblins to come out to Kelly's Restaurant and Tavern for the first-ever Bloody Mary Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 31. Sample a variety of Bloody Mary cocktails from the area's finest bartenders, complete with wild presentations and wacky garnishes.
Don't forget to come in costume, and prepare to eat! Eat, drink, and be scary this Halloween!
Island Farm's Pumpkin Patch
Celebrate the last Saturday in October in stye. Bring the kids in costume for a fun, and surprise-filled, day that starts with an ox-drawn wagon ride to the farm's pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin to take home. From there, make your own corn husk doll, candle, stuff a scarecrow, or simply enjoy a variety of 19th Century toys and games designed for your child's delight.
Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree
From October 30 to November 1, join the swashbuckling gang of the infamous pirate Blackbeard as he and his crew invade Ocracoke Island. This three-day event includes sword fighting, singing and a Scallywag school for young kids. On Halloween day, children can don their costumes and trick-or-treat around Ocracoke Village beginning at 3 PM.
26th Annual Artrageous Extravaganza
On Halloween, from 10 AM to 3 PM, bring the family out to this annial art festival, hosted by the Dare County Arts Council. There will be live art demonstrations, art vendors, dancing, food, and fun for all! Originally scheduled in September and postponed due to weather conditions, many activities will now feature a Halloween theme, such as having kids create their own trick-or-treat bags.
However you like to celebrate, there's no better place than the Outer Banks!