Lake Norman offers plenty of Halloween-themed events in the coming days.

Find your way out of a maze

HUNTERSVILLE – People use flashlights to navigate through a seven-acre corn maze at the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze.

The event takes place 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 4 at Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road.

Tickets cost $15 for ages 13 and older or $10 for ages 5-12. Ages 4 and younger get in free.

Proceeds are used to preserve the historic site.

Details: 704-875-3113 or www.rural

Birkdale hosts Halloween scavenger hunt

HUNTERSVILLE – Birkdale Village will hold a “Halloweem Hunting” scavenger hunt from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 beginning near the village fountain.

Pick up a clue sheet, decipher clues and follow the trail for treats and a chance to win a $100 gift card for Birkdale Village.

The event also features a costume contest and music from Radio Disney.

For more information, visit

Take a ghost walk through Davidson

DAVIDSON – Virginia Grezch leads Ghost Walk Tours through Davidson.

Tours, ranging from 90 minutes to two hours, start at 7 p.m. daily in front of the Soda Shop, 104 S. Main St.

Tours cost $10 for adults and $5 for ages 8-12. Ages 8 and younger get in free.

Reservations are required.

Details: or 704-928-5452.

Observe Frankenstein Fun Friday

HUNTERSVILLE – Discovery Place Kids observes Frankenstein Fun Friday.

Children make a Frankenstein trick-or-treat bag to collect treats 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the children’s museum, 105 Gilead Road.

Admission costs $8.

Details: or 704-372-6261 ext. 300.

Trick-or-treat in downtown Davidson

DAVIDSON – Davidson holds its Downtown Halloween March at 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at 216 S. Main St. Children may dress up and collect treats from downtown shops.


Take ghost walk at Latta Plantation

HUNTERSVILLE – Latta Plantation hosts its Ghost Walk, an opportunity to go on a candlit tour through an explosive Civil War Battlefield, haunted plantation house, cemetery and insane asylum.

The event takes place 7-10 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at the historic site, 5225 Sample Road.

Admission costs $8 per person. Not recommended for children ages 10 and younger.

Details: or 704-875-2312.

Make time for Halloween Fun

HUNTERSVILLE – Huntersville’s Halloween Fun event features arts and crafts, games, hayrides, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, pony rides and spooky tunes provided by Radio Disney.

The event takes place 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road.


Boogie at the Boo Bash

CORNELIUS – Cornelius offers arts and crafts, costume contests, face-painting, food, hayrides, music and pumpkin decorating at its Boo Bash.

The event takes place 6-9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road.


‘Race the Reaper’ in 5K

DAVIDSON – The Race the Reaper 5K offers a unique experience filled with spooks at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Fisher Farm Cross Country and Bike Trails.

The October Fun Festival precedes the race 3-7 p.m., offering crafts, food, games and hayrides.

Registration costs $25 prior to race day and $30 on the day of the race. Proceeds go towards the Davidson Parks & Recreation’s scholarship program.

Charlotte Sports Cycling is organizing the race. Register for the race at and

Details: 704-892-3349.

Watch zombie battle in the joust

HUNTERSVILLE – The Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace offers Halloween-themed events, including a costume contest, trick-or-treating and zombie jousting.

The event opens 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 at N.C. 73 at Poplar Tent Road, between Interstates 77 and 85.

A Halloween costume contest begins at 4 p.m. for children and 4:30 p.m. for adults.

Admission costs $19 in advance and $20 at the gate. Ages 12 and younger get in free. Parking is free.