2019 Fall Festivals & Halloween Events

October 10, 2019

Celebrate the season and enjoy a spooktacular good time in Cabarrus County, NC with these fall festivals and Halloween events!

Howl-O-Ween – Now-Oct 31

Great Wolf Lodge – Concord
Great Wolf Lodge offers tons of spooktacular fun in October! The entire family with love Halloween-themed activities like the Trick-or Treat Trail, Monster Bash Dance Party and more!

Pumpkin Patch at Riverbend Farm – Now-Oct 31

Riverbend Farm – Midland
Visit the farm on afternoons and weekends throughout October to play on giant slides and take a wagon ride to the pumpkin field and pick your own.

Spooky Seas at SEA LIFE Aquarium – Now-Oct 31

Concord Mills – Concord
Halloween activities like the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Dive Show, Creepy Craft Zone and more, included with admission.

Carolina Renaissance Festival – Now-Nov 24

Poplar Tent Road – Concord/Huntersville
Artisan marketplace and medieval entertainment on Saturdays & Sundays. Pick up discount tickets at the Cabarrus County Visitor Center!

4th Annual Oktoberfest Weekend – Oct 11-13

Cabarrus Brewing Company – Concord
Celebrate the annual Fall harvest with fresh, local brews! Free to attend, this seasonal event features seasonal brews and activities for the whole family.

Midland Farms 1st Fall Festival – Oct 12

Sam Black Road – Midland
Celebrate the Grand Opening the farm store, pick up a pumpkin, make crafts, stop at the animal feeding stations, grab U-pick sunflowers, and play in the kids corn pit.

Foxtoberfest – Oct 17-19

Kannapolis Baseball Stadium
Not your traditional car show, Foxtoberfest will feature over 400 Fox-body style Mustangs gathering in Kannapolis this year!

Whiskey Prison After Dark Tour – Oct 18 & 25

Southern Grace Distilleries – Mt. Pleasant
Sample award-winning spirits and explore the grounds of this almost 90-year old prison-turned-distillery by flashlight.

Family Day at The Galleries – Oct 19

Cabarrus Arts Council – Downtown Concord
Create adorable jack o’lanterns and paper bag puppet owls! Ideal for preschool and elementary school ages, family days are free fun for everyone.

Gibson Village Fall Festival – Oct 19

ClearWater Artist Studio – Concord
Spend the afternoon enjoying artist workshops, live performances, woodturning demonstrations plus games, food and drink, and activities for kids.

Halloween at Bass Pro Shops – Oct 19, 25-31

Concord Mills – Concord
Enjoy all kinds of festive activities like a photo with the Peanuts gang, Halloween ring toss, Halloween-themed crafts and more. See website for details.

Kaleidoscope Arts & Ag Festival – Oct 19

West Avenue – Downtown Kannapolis
Celebrate the rich culture of agriculture with local breweries, wineries and goods from farmers, and enjoy live music and local artisans such as painters, jewelry makers, and woodcarvers.

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt – Oct 19

Red Hill Brewing Company – Downtown Concord
Gather your crew and try to solve the mystery! The murder investigation starts at Red Hill and the clues continue throughout Downtown Concord.

Paint Your Own Scarecrow & Snowman – Oct 24

Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company – Concord
Join PIY Workshop to create some festive home décor and enjoy a refreshment. Supplies are provided and no experience is necessary.

Movies on Means: Hocus Pocus – Oct 25

Means Avenue – Downtown Concord
Snuggle up under the stars with your family and friends as Downtown Concord’s outdoor movie series continues with this classic Halloween film.

Trick or Treat in the Park – Oct 25

Head to Harrisburg Park with your little ghouls for games, trick-or-treating, food trucks, inflatables and children’s costume contests for each age group.

4th Annual CBC Halloween Boo Bash – Oct 26

Cabarrus Brewing Company – Concord
The taproom is turning into the spookiest place in town! Come dressed in costume and take home some prizes during the costume contest.

Bones, Beats and Beer – Oct 26

Twenty-Six Acres Brewing – Concord
Come out the celebrate the spookiest time of year with live music from Unknown Artist, an adult costume contest and fresh, local beer.

Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – Oct 26

Cougar Run Winery – Downtown Concord
Enjoy dinner and become an investigator to help the detective figure out “whodunit” through careful questioning and expert sleuthing.

Jack O’Lantern Jaunt and Festival – Oct 26

Frank Liske Park – Concord
Bring the family for games and treats, then burn off those candy calories during a 5K fun run/walk through this 238-acre park.

Malloween Boo Bash – Oct 26

The Speedpark at Concord Mills – Concord
DJ dance party, Halloween crafts, wicked fun activities including a 25′ Coconut Tree Climbing Wall to the Pirate Revenge Swing, haunted mini golf and special guest appearances.

Halloween Candy Crawl – Oct 31

Union Street – Downtown Concord
Enjoy family-friendly entertainment and trick-or-treating at local merchants in the heart of Downtown.

Halloween Fire Fest – Oct 31

Southern Strain Brewing Company – Downtown Concord
Along with locally-made beer, enjoy live music, a costume contest, fire spinning and black light puddle painting at Southern Strain.

Malloween Trick-or-Treating – Oct 31

Concord Mills – Concord
Children 12 and under can trick-or-treat at participating retailers and restaurants inside NC’s largest outlet and value retail shopping center.

Trick or Treat at the Museum – Oct 31

Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society – Mt. Pleasant
Children are invited to knock on doors and collect candy through the museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Ready to relax this fall? Select a place to stay and book your autumn escape today. For more inspiration on how to enjoy any time of year in Cabarrus County, NC, read “A Track for Every Season” on page 20 of the 2019-2020 Cabarrus County, NC Destination Guide.

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