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2013 Fall Festivals and Halloween Events

Pumpkin Painting, Hayrides, Fall Crafts and More Abound in Charlotte

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2013 Fall Festivals and Halloween Events
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Fall is upon us, and that means hayrides, pumpkin painting, costume contest and trick-or-treating. Here's the list of family-friendly events for the Fall/Halloween 2013 season in Charlotte. This list will constantly be updated, so check back often to see new events.

Know of a fall festival or Halloween event that's not listed here? Let me know and I'll add it. Provide the event's website, or have someone from the event contact me via e-mail at charlotte@aboutguide.com, Facebook or Twitter.

Other Halloween and fall events:

Halloween Parties for Adults , Pumpkin Patches in Charlotte ,
Haunted Attractions and Corn Mazes , October Calendar of Events , Real Haunted Places

Information is still coming in about most of these events, so expect this list to grow by plenty a little closer to fall.

2013 Events

Palisades Halloween Festival
Free
Palisades Equestrian Center
19104 Youngblood Rd W
Charlotte, NC 28278
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
2 to 5 p.m.
This event features a fun and family-friendly haunted house, local food trucks, a pick-your-own-pumpkin pumpkin patch with pumpkin decorating, and even the opportunity to take professional photos with a favorite princess or superhero!

Retro Horror at Ayrsley Grand Cinema
7 and 10 p.m.
Tickets are $5
Oct. 4 to Oct. 10: The Shining
Oct. 11 to Oct. 17: Nightmare on Elm Street
Oct. 18 to Oct. 24: The Exorcist
Oct. 25 to Oct. 31: Halloween

Blakeney Boo Bash
Blakeney Shopping Center
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
9 a.m. to p.m.

Huntersville Halloween Festival
October 26, 2013

Spinning Spiders and Creepy Crawlers
Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road
Saturday, Oct. 26
10 a.m.
A hauntingly good time that is a little spooky, but not-too-scary. Enjoy Halloween treats and learn about all of our little friends that scurry underfoot. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.

Bootanical
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont
Saturday, October 27, 2013
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bootanical returns for its fourth year with an outdoor botanical marketplace featuring artists whose work uses, or features, plants, gardens, nature and the environment to inspire their creations - making it the perfect place to unique holiday shopping. Guests will find display-quality pottery, exquisite baskets, gourd art, herbal soaps and lotions, candles, handcrafted jewelry, and other decorative art during this spectacular botanical marketplace. In addition, during Bootanical, the Garden will celebrate Halloween in the daylight with nothing scary to worry the little ones who want to enjoy the friendlier side of this holiday. Favorite fall icons like pumpkins, gourds, maize, mums and other plants-based elements serve as the inspiration for activities during Bootanical. Its a fun event for the entire family!

Kidgits Boo Bash Event
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

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