Halloween Fun in Asheville

Halloween in Asheville

Get into the Halloween spirit in Asheville with great events that offer spooky fun for all ages. Here are Halloween events in Asheville for 2021!

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Learn about 5 haunted Asheville adventures by reading our roundup of haunted tours or choose from these great Halloween events and activities:

Haunted Tours and Halloween Experiences in Asheville

  • LaZoom Haunted Comedy Tour-- Ongoing -- You'll laugh! You'll scream! Grab a local beer and hop on the Big Purple Bus for a hilarious guided tour of Asheville's most ghostly stories.
  • Haunted Asheville Tours -- Ongoing -- Developed by renowned paranormal expert and TV personality Joshua P. Warren, these are the only tours to include admission to the Asheville Mystery Museum, located in the basement of the Asheville Masonic Temple.
  • Haunted History and Murder Mystery Trolley Ghost Tour -- Gray Line Trolley, April through mid-Nov. (Mondays - Saturdays) -- More than an hour of ghoulish delights across Asheville, all from the comfort of their iconic red trolleys. 
  • Eliada Home Fall Festival -- Eliada Home, October 1-31 (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays) -- This family-focused event includes a small corn maze, a corn cannon, bouncy pillow, hayrides, a straw maze and a number of other activities for kids to enjoy. The cost is $10 per ticket and proceeds help fund Eliada's mission to help children succeed.
  • Ghost Hunters of Asheville -- Ongoing -- Two different walking tours allow you to get up close and personal to Asheville history and ghost stories.
  • Haunted Self-guided Driving Trail -- What is it that gives Asheville so many ghost stories? Tales of the haunted, the creepy, the eerie, and the outright macabre mark the landscape here with sites that locals love - or fear. The WNC Historical Association at the Smith-McDowell House created a 22.5 mile self-guided driving tour for you to enjoy.

Asheville Halloween-Themed Shows, Events and Exhibits

  • Glass Pumpkin Patch -- North Carolina Glass Center, Sept. 17 - Oct. 31 (Thursdays - Sundays) -- Stop by to pick out your very own hand blown glass pumpkin from the carefully curated patch. And stick around to check out additional handmade fall items and all of the harvest fun. Every purchase helps support the non-profit North Carolina Glass Center, as well as 30+ local glass artists.
  • Halloween Drag Show -- Getaway River Bar, October 31 -- See performances by Nova Jynah, Glixch, Kashmir Kohl & Calcutta on October 31. Drink special proceeds benefit Black Lives Matter. Ages 21+
  • The Magnetic Theatre -- October 15 - 30 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) -- Just in time for Halloween, experience The Magnetic Theatre's newest play, Bloodbath: Victoria’s Secret by Jamieson Ridenhour. This not-to-be-missed spectacle is full of suspense, terror and surprise.
  • Bill Strings 3 Night Halloween Concert -- Harrah's Cherokee Center, Oct. 29 - 31 -- Lions & tigers & bears, oh my: Grammy award winning artist Billy Strings is performing a three-night Halloween run in Asheville.
  • Halloween Costume Party and Specials -- PIE.ZAA, October 30-31 -- Join in on a big Halloween dance party on Saturday, October 30th! During the day, enjoy decorations and spooky Halloween dance music. The real fun starts after dark when the dancing picks up. On both Saturday and Sunday, take advantage of specials including a "buy one pie, get one half off" deal for online orders (Promo code: Halloween). And, for those visiting in person, a "buy one slice get one free" offer if you bring a friend and both of you are wearing full Halloween costumes.
  • Howl-O-Ween -- Down Dog Yoga Studio and Dog Bar, October 30, 1 - 4 p.m. -- It doesn't get much better than dogs in Halloween costumes, and this year we're so excited to host our first ever Howl-O-Ween with Mountain Pet Rescue and Botanical Bones! Event includes doggy costume contest and prizes.
  • Halloween Party at District 42 -- October 30, 8 p.m. - midnight -- District 42, located in Hotel Arras downtown, will be hosting their first annual Halloween party. Costumes are encouraged and music from DJ @AVL.XLR and @AVL.SALT will be there all night. 
  • Big Gay Halloween: Elvira Look Alike Contest -- Asheville Beauty Academy, October 30 -- Get creative! More is more during this Big Gay Halloween Elvira Look Alike Contest at Asheville Beauty Academy. Ganymede will be DJing from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Ages 21+
  • Howl-O-Ween Pupkin Pawty -- Aloft Hotel, October 31, 2 - 6 p.m. -- Benefiting Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue, bring your furry friend in their Halloween best for the costume contest, complete with prizes. Enjoy tricks and plenty of treats for both you and your pet, and join in on the excitement with a pop-up yoga class. Event includes complementary pet photo shoots and a raffle.
  • Halloween Party -- Creekside Taphouse, October 31, 12 - 9 p.m. -- Bring on the goblins & ghouls! Creekside Taphouse in East Asheville is transforming into the best Halloween party in Haw Creek! Get dressed up and celebrate with this spoooooooky holiday Creekside style!
  • Pup-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest -- Hi-Wire Brewing, October 31, 1 - 3 p.m. -- Hi-Wire's Pup-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest is back and even better than before. The event will be taking place at Hi-Wire's Big Top location in Asheville. Entry is free, and you can win prizes in a handful of categories.
  • Halloween Zombie Disco -- Asheville Beauty Academy, October 31, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. -- Dance as if you just risen from the dead because Sunday night is Zombie Disco with DJ KPopKakashi! No cover; Ages 21+.

Family-friendly Asheville Halloween Events

  • Pick Your Own Pumpkin -- Grace Episcopal Church, North Asheville -- Now and throughout the month of October, the front lawn of Grace Church is again filled with pumpkins! And as in years past, proceeds from pumpkin sales will benefit Consider Haiti
  • Haunted Trail Presented by Mellow Mushroom -- Adventure Center of Asheville, Oct. 8-9, 15-16, 22-24 & 27-30 -- Experience a family-friendly heart pumping walk with live actors, spooky sounds and spectacular props. The younger ghouls can enjoy the (actor-free) “Sweet Peek Tour” of the Trail at 6:30pm before it gets dark. At 7 p.m., the Treetops Adventure Park Aerial Glow Trail opens, which is illuminated with thousands of colored twinkle and laser lights.
  • Outdoor Movie Night -- Cane Creek Valley Farm, Fridays in October -- See Halloween movies al fresco. Family-friendly films include: Inside Out, Hotel Transylvania and Hocus Pocus, among others. Event includes bonfires, s’mores, and other food and beverages available for purchase.
  • Scarecrow Festival -- Lake Julian Park, Oct. 25 - 31 -- Lake Julian will be on full display with scarecrows made by Asheville-area community members. Entries will be judged on originality/creativity, design and workmanship, and winners will be announced in the categories of Traditional, Recycle and Reduce, and Cultural.
  • Haunted Castle on the Hill -- Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, Oct. 29 & 30 -- Looking for spooky fright this Halloween? There will be plenty of ghosts and ghouls and visions of things that go bump in the night at the Haunted Castle on the Hill. $2/person
  • Fall-O-Ween -- Lake Julian Park, October 30 -- Fall-O-Ween is a free community event aimed at families with kids 10 and under with games, craft vendors, a pumpkin patch, food trucks and live music. Kids and parents are encouraged to wear costumes as they walk around the park.
  • Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee -- We Rock the Spectrum, October 30 -- Open play, games, Halloween backdrop for photo ops, treats and more! $25/Child. Call to reserve your spot.
Updated October 30, 2021
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