10 ways to celebrate Halloween in Lake Norman
by Staff Writer
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 www.birkdalevillage.net.
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: www.ghostwalknc.com 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: www.discoveryplacekids.org 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: www.lattaplantation.org 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 www.Racesonline.com and www.sportoften.com.
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.