Plan a trip to Boone for Halloween and you’re in for some spooky fun. This quaint mountain town boasts plenty of Halloween festivities that are great for the whole family. Don’t want to miss out on trick or treating in your own neighborhood? You’re in luck because here in the high country we like to take our time celebrating Halloween. We’ve got events starting this week and spanning into next, so you’ve got plenty of options. If you need yet another reason to head to the mountains this week, I’ve got a great one. We had a long summer this year and believe it or not, the leaves are just now peaking! If you head up this week to celebrate Halloween in the high country, you and your little monsters are sure to see some spook-tacular color.
Boone Boo takes place in downtown Boone. Typically this event takes place on Halloween, but this year it’s happening the day before. King Street is closed, and families are able to roam the streets safely. Local businesses hand out candy and decorate their storefronts. The Jones House serves as Halloween headquarters, offering inflatable bounce houses and spooky, haunted tours. Head to the library for arts and crafts, apple tastings, and magic shows starting at 4pm. Trick or treating starts around 4:30pm and everything wraps up by 6:30pm. Just in time for dinner downtown!
Beary Scary Halloween
This event takes place on Saturday, October 26th from 11am to 2:45pm at Grandfather Mountain. You and your little ones will get to learn about everything creepy and crawly. Enjoy trick or treating through the animal habitats. There’s no better educational, festive, and fun event. Make sure the kids are wearing their costumes because they’ll get half off admission. Plus, Grandfather Mountain is the best spot for leaf peeping so you’ll get to enjoy the last of the season’s color, too.
Hocus Pocus at the Appalachian Theatre
Don’t miss this fun and festive screening happening TONIGHT and Saturday night. We love this classic Halloween film. The theatre is just a short walk from our downtown houses, too. Catch the show and enjoy dinner downtown. One of our favorite family friendly restaurants: Lost Province. LP is a brewery, too. And right now they’ve got some great seasonal beers. Enjoy their twist on Oktoberfest, cleverly named Boonetoberfest, or try The Great Pumpkin, which is one of my favorites. Make sure to order one of their wood-fired pizzas, and also check their seasonal salad offerings, which are bound to feature locally grown veggies. If you’re lucky, maybe they’ll even have live music.
Other local events: celebrate Halloween in the high country!
Blowing Rock Halloween Festival
Trick or Treat Halloween Spook-tacular at the Tanger Outlets
Halloween at the King Street Market
Boone Mall Trick or Treating
Our friends at High Country Host did a great job compiling all of the area’s festive Halloween events. Head on over to their site for more details about these events and to learn more about what’s happening in the area: https://highcountryhost.com/nc-high-country-halloween-2019. There are many choices when it comes to celebrating Halloween in the high country, so what are you waiting for? Don’t ghost us! Book now and make some spooky Halloween memories in the high country.
Author: Megan Biddix