October 20, 2017
As October brings golden leaves, full moons and an unmistakable chill in the air, now is the time for the kind of family fun that’s only here for the fall season. With Halloween just around the corner, select your costume, grab your pumpkin carving tools and look no further than Cabarrus County for a spooky good time!
For the last 16 years, Riverbend Farm in Midland, NC has opened to public during the month October. Bring your own picnic, then take a wagon ride to the pumpkin field and select which one you will take home. A playground, large slides, farm animals and plenty of autumn-themed photo opportunities make this the perfect fall pit stop for the family. Open Monday through Friday from 3:30-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 1-6pm in October. Admission is $5.50 ages 2+ and pumpkins are 40 cents per pound. For details, visit RiverbendFarm.com.
The 84-degree indoor waterpark resort keeps it festive all month long! Plan a ghostly getaway for your family and transform an ordinary vacation into a spooky yet silly adventure. Free events take place each day including the Costume Parade, Monster Bash Dance Party, Boo Bingo and so much more. Pack your goggles and costumes, and bring your pack to Great Wolf Lodge in Concord! See the site for more details.
Get dressed in your costume and join in on games, treats, candy and more fun at Village Park from 3-6:30pm. Take a spin on the double-decker carousel and Village Park train, open for the last weekend until the Kannapolis Christmas Celebration begins on November 25th. Be sure to pack blankets and chairs—the hit movie Monsters, Inc. starts at 6:30pm under the stars. Visit the website here for more information.
Fill the afternoon with outdoor fall fun at Frank Liske Park! Families can take part in free activities including pumpkin carving, relay races, and a costume contest for the best, worst, funniest and most original costumes! Then trade your get-up for running shoes and get going during the Mile Walk/Fun Run at 4:45pm and 5k/8k at 5:15pm. Bonus: Registrants also have access to free mini golf and paddleboat rides! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Head to Harrisburg Park with your little ghouls! From 5:30-9pm, everyone in your crew will enjoy games, candy, food, inflatables and costume contests at 6:15pm (age categories 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 years). Be sure to bring $3 per child for access to all activities. More details are listed on this event page.
Concord Mills is offering spooky good fun for the whole family at the annual Boo Bash event! Shoppers can indulge in a DJ dance party, Halloween crafts and activities in the dining pavilion from 12-2pm. Trick-or-treating will commence directly after the event and will run until 5pm. Participating stores will display a pumpkin in their window. Get the scoop.
Take your little mermaids and pirates to SEA LIFE Aquarium for Halloween activities featuring our friends under the sea. Guests can get up close and personal with the creepiest of creatures in the exclusive Creepy Crawly educational talk, see an underwater pumpkin carving demonstration, show off their outfit in the costume contest, and participate in a haunted scavenger hunt. For more information, visit the SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord website.
On Halloween, local merchants along Union Street provide trick-or-treating and family-friendly entertainment in Historic Downtown Concord. Get creative with your costumes and just stroll with your candy bucket! The fun starts at 3pm and ends at 5pm. For more information, visit the event page.
For some grown-up Halloween activities, browse this post about fall beer releases and brewery events.