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Halloween Events In Wilmington, NC

A comprehensive listing of Halloween Events and Spooky Happenings in and around Wilmington, NC during the month of October.

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Spooky Happenings In Wilmington—Halloween 2019

Halloween Ghost Hunt

The Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington presents a Halloween Ghost Hunt featuring investigation with the Haunted Rooms America team; exclusive access to the most haunted areas; VIP Access to the torpedo hit area (typically off limits); a psychic medium available; use of the latest paranormal equipment; free time to conduct personal investigations; and snacks and refreshments.

October 26, 2019 to October 27, 2019
8:00 pm to 3:00 am
Battleship North Carolina
#1 Battleship Road
Downtown

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Trunk or Treat

The Trunk or Treat at the Municipal Park in Leland, NC, features local businesses and community organizations passing out candy from their decorated vehicles.

October 26, 2019
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Leland Municipal Park
102 Town Hall Drive
Leland, NC

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Halloween Spooktacular

Join us for an after hours Halloween party for children grades 3 and under! Spooky stories featuring Daredevil Improv & Mr. Scooter! Ooky gooky activities! Go on family friendly a ghost walk! Make your own shadow puppets and more! Free admission. Be sure to wear your costume!

October 25th 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
NHC Public Library Pine Valley

3802 S. College Road
Midtown

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Maze Craze and Fall Festival

Galloway Farm in Hallsboro, NC, presents the annual Maze Craze with featured attractions: duck races, hay and barrel train rides, mini hay bale maze, spookly story maze, corn scavenger hunt, critter corral, concessions, and hop along bouncers.

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Friday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm-8:00 pm

October 11 to November 23, 2019
Galloway Farm
372 Artesia Road
Hallsboro, NC

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10th Annual Zombie Fest Block Party

Halloween Block Party in the South Front District of Downtown Wilmington! Featuring music by HILLBILLY HELLCATS, THE PHANTOM PLAYBOYS, DEADLY LOFI, and THE BEAU RIKKIS! We will also be hosting a $200 Costume Contest! “Live” Zombie Dance Cage! Horror Movies!

Ten years ago, a tribe of soulless beings ravaged the shadowy depths of our city. They return every year, the Saturday before Halloween – growing bigger, hungrier, uglier. We have found that the only way to deter the deadly madness, is to embrace it. We dawn our best disguises, present them with the finest music, subdue their senses with booze, and give way to the perilous ways of the undead.

Tickets: $18 Advance – $20 Day of Event Available at The Satellite Bar and Gravity Records

Saturday, October 26, 2019
6:00 pm – 112:00 am
The Satellite Bar
120 Greenfield St.
Near Downtown

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Hubb’s Farms Corn Maze

Hubb’s Farm in Clinton, NC, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a corn maze design, which covers more than 10 acres and includes paths of varying skill levels. Each maze has its own interactive scavenger hunt. Flashlight maze is Friday and Saturday after dark

Cost: $5.00 $2.00 refundable deposit when returned

HOURS:
Friday 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

October 11-November 9, 2019
Hubb’s Farm
10444 US Hwy 421 North
Clinton, NC 28328

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Paranormal Ghost Tours

Paranormal Ghost Tours at Poplar Grove Plantation in Wilmington, NC, features a chance to discover spirits and haunts  from 1850 to 1950 as they continue to hover around the historic manor house. Attendees will learn some history, review a scroll of the dead, and focus on a particular room or rooms for paranormal activity. Cameras and other paranormal equipment are permitted.

Dates and Times:
Friday & Saturday, October 11-12 (SOLD OUT), from 6-10 pm
Tours on the hour @ 7 pm, 8 pm & 9 pm
Full Moon Tour Sunday, October 13 (SOLD OUT), 8 pm & 9 pm
Friday & Saturday, October 18-19, from 6-10 pm
Tours on the hour @ 7 pm, 8 pm & 9 pm
Friday & Saturday, October 25-26, from 6-10 pm
Tours on the hour @ 7 pm, 8 pm & 9 pm
New Moon Tour Sunday, October 27, 7 pm, 8 pm & 9 pm
All Hallows’ Eve (additional fee): Thursday, October 31, from 8-10 pm
Tours on the hour @ 8 pm & 9 pm

For more information, visit poplargrove.org or call 910-686-9518 ext. 103.

Poplar Grove Plantation
10200 US Hwy 17 N
Near Ogden

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Panic Attack Haunted Attraction

Panic Attack Haunted Attraction in Nakina, NC, features Hollywood level sets, spine-tingling animatronics, and set builders from Universal Studios and Six Flags. Located in the swamps of North Carolina, beware the swamp monsters, military zones and popular icons like Pennywise from IT, and Jason from Friday the 13th. Recommended for adults and teens, but younger kids may come with parental guidance.

Cost: $20-$35

HOURS: 7:00 pm-12:00 am

October 11-November 2, 2019
Panic Attack Haunted Attraction

3245 Pine Level Church Road
Nakina, NC

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Creature Double Feature at The Mansion

Enjoy an outdoor showing of a creature double feature of the original “Night of the Living Dead” and “House on Haunted Hill” at the historic Bellamy Mansion this Halloween. An inflatable movie screen will be set up with concessions of hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, beer and wine available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets– costumes are encouraged. These intense and gory classics are definitely not for children, but are sure to be a spine tingling night out for adults!

Come in Costume…Come with Lawn Chairs..Come if you Dare! Movie showing is weather-dependent

October 25, 2019

  • Time:  7:00 PM “Night of the Living Dead” and 8:45 PM “House on Haunted Hill” ends 10:00 PM
  • Price:  Free, suggested donation is $5
  • Food and Drink will be available for purchase

Bellamy Mansion
503 Market Street
Downtown

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Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash

Join us for the Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash at the Battleship North Carolina! Bring your little ghouls and goblins for trick-or-treating, games and fun for kids of all ages. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Bring your camera!

October 29, 2019
Battleship North Carolina
1 Battleship Rd
Downtown

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Ghost Walk Of Old Wilmington

Come hear the dismal accounts behind our most unfortunate wretches and discover the poor lost souls that still linger in the Port City. Hear tales past and present, including the most recent encounters with these spirits (many of which have occurred during past tours). Journey into the depths of old Wilmington on a 90-minute ghost walk tour to the city’s most actively haunted homes & burial grounds. Hear eerie tales of ghostly occurrences, including actual encounters during recent tours. Wilmington’s #1 haunted attraction
$13.00 — Adults, $11.00 — Seniors, Students or Military, Children 6 and under are free.
Tickets may be purchased at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in downtown Wilmington or online by clicking link below. You may also pay with cash at the start of the tour.
October 1-31 Nightly at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm

Call (910) 794-1866

Ghost Trolley Tours

Listen to ghost stories tailored for young children, and experience the “Haunted Barn”!  Let your little ones enjoy Halloween the way it used to be. Tour meets at Market & Water Streets in downtown Wilmington.  $14.00 per adult, $6.00 per child under 12.  Free treats for children. No reservation required.

October 25th-26th, October 30th-31st

Call 910-251-8889 for more information.

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Ghost Walk By Lantern In Southport, NC

The Old South Tour Company offers a step back in time with its Ghost Walk by Lantern tour in Southport. Go with the Southern belle dressed in widow black as she leads you on an interesting and ghostly tour of the picturesque town. Of particular interest on the tour are the old jail and the Southport graveyard. You’ll also hear about the old Southport Inn and why a musician is lost there forever.

Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 pm
Tour meets at the foot of Howe Street at the Whittler’s Bench in Southport
$10 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under

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Haunted Laser Tag

Jungle Rapids in Wilmington, NC, presents Haunted Laser Tag featuring an unsettling storyline, a creepy cast of characters, and a dark and disturbing soundtrack.

October 18, 2019 7 pm $15
Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park
5320 Oleander Drive
Midtown

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Fall Festival at Children’s Museum of Wilmington

Satruday, November 2nd  The Fall Festival at the Children’s Museum in downtown Wilmington, NC, features crafts, face painting, treats, and a bounce house. Hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Children’s Museum of Wilmington
116 Orange Street
Downtown

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UNCW Halloween Carnival for Kids 12 and under

The annual Halloween Carnival is hosted by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement each fall in Trask Coliseum. The event is held in October for local children 12 and younger to visit UNCW for a safe and fun Halloween! Students and student organizations provide support for this event each year.
Wednesday, October 23rd 6:00 pm-8:00 pm FREE !
UNC Wilmington
601 S College Road
Downtown

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Trick Or Treat Under The Sea

Grab your snorkel and your tickets for “Trick or Treat Under the Sea” at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Pirate skeletons, caped superheroes and fairy princesses once again haunt the wild attraction for three nights of ghoulish good times.
4:30 pm, 5:30 or 6:30 pm Oct 24th-26th $13 admission
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach

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Haunted Cotton Exchange Tour

Hello ghost watchers! Great time of year for a Haunted Cotton ExchangeTour Old Wilmington

Saturday, October 19th 7:00 pm Kids $5 Adults $13

Cotton Exchange
321 N Front Street
Downtown

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Haunted Scarrison House

Fort Johnston’s Garrison House turns into the ‘Scarrison House’ for Halloween 2018. Southport’s spirits will be gathering at the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum. Be prepared to meet ghosts of pirates, sea captains, soldiers, weeping women and more. History isn’t so scary…or is it? A youth friendly version will be held Sunday afternoon.

October 26th from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Teens and Adults)
October 27th from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Child Friendly)
October 27th from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Teens and Adults)

Fort Johnston’s Garrison House
203 E. Bay St
Southport, NC

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Wilmington, NC Halloween Events
Notable Quotes

“Wilmington is so creepy at Halloween. It scares me!”
“Get the Halloween spirit. Take a ghost walk.”
“A corn maze is complete paranoia.”
“The Zombie Walk is an annual event not to be missed.”