Whether your idea of Halloween fun is being chased through the woods by a serial killer with a chainsaw, or taking a zombie-less hayride to the pumpkin patch, there is something this fall in the Charlotte area that will meet your needs.
I’ve divided this list into “Scary,” “Not Scary,” and “Both Scary and Not Scary Activities.” I’m not making any judgment about whether the event really is scary or not. I’m just reporting how the attraction bills itself. This list will be updated as the season progresses.
If a farm doesn’t have a website with a current list of activities, prices, and operational hours, a representative from the farm needs to contact me with the information and I’ll add it. firstname.lastname@example.org Please follow the links to get the dates, times and prices. Also, if you haven’t done this, make sure to subscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap by email so you’ll know about all the cheap happenings all year long.
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Hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, fall activities
These are not scary activities, and are suitable for younger children.
Hodges Family Farm Pumpkin Patch
3900 Rocky River Road East, Charlotte
Pumpkin patch, hayrides, hay mountain, animals
September 29 – October 31, every day
Self-guided tours of farm, hay mountain. Pumpkins: $5+
Hayrides on weekends. $5 per person. Age 3 and under free.
Free admission (charge for some activities)
The Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill
4431 Neck Road, Huntersville
Day maze: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays September 22-November 4
Flashlight maze: Fridays and Saturdays September 22 to November 4
Day maze ages 13 and up: $11
Day maze ages 5 – 12: $8
Night maze ages 13 and up: $16
Night maze ages 5 – 12: $11
12150 McManus Road, Midland
Every day in October
Admission includes farm-themed playground (Super Silo Slide, Triple Grain Bin Slide), wagon ride to pumpkin patch, barn with animals, educational displays.
$5.50 age 2 and older
Pumpkins: 40 cents a pound
Air Cannon (weekends only): 2 shots for $1
The Hunter Farm
13624 Providence Rd, Weddington
Every from September 28 to November 17. 7 days a week until November, and then just weekends.
Ride a hay wagon to the milk barn, petting bar, and the pumpkin patch. Price includes 3-5 pound pumpkin
$9 for children, $10 for adults. Light concessions and picnic area available to reserve. Saturdays feature food trucks. Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. there’s a non-denominational worship service. Bonfires and night hayrides are available but need to be scheduled.
Get Lost Corn Maze
20935 NC 73 Highway, Albemarle
September 15 through November 4 Saturdays and Sundays
Corn maze is included in admission.
$9 per person. Age 3 and under are free with paid adult during weekend hours
Group rates available for groups of 20+: $7.50/person
Jumpy pillow: $2
Zorb ball: $5
Hall Family Farm
10713 Providence Rd West, Charlotte, NC 28277
704-562-4021 704-540-0367 (Tours)
September 21-23; September 28-October 31
Admission is free, and so is the playground.
Corn maze: $8 ages 3+. Under 3 is free.
Kids’ corn maze: $1
Hayride: $3.25. Kids under 3 are free.
Wise Acres Organic Farm
4701 Hartis Rd, Indian Trail
Thursday – Sunday, September 21 – November 4
U-pick Pumpkins: $.69/pound
Wagon Ride: $3
Barrel Train: $2 ( for our young farmers – 12 and under)
Children under 3 are free on barrel train and wagon IF they are riding with a paying sibling or adult
Regal Corn Maze
347 Bell Farm Road, Statesville
September 29 to October 28t, Friday-Sunday
Maze: $9 age 5+. Under age 5: free
Corn Cannon: $2
Giant Slingshot: $2
Cown train: $2
Face painting: $2
Wristband include maze and three activities. Age 5+: $12. 4 and under: $8.
Historic Rosedale Plantation
330 Lewis Road, Gastonia
Saturdays and Sundays, every weekend in October
Corn maze, hand-led pony rides, horse-drawn hayrides, hay bale mountain and slide, pumpkin patch, more
Admission $5 plus tax (children 3 and under free) Pony rides $5 (Any Age)
Other activities are free: Hay tunnel, corn box, mini maze, hay mountain and more.
Red Wolf Farm
1900 HW Farm Road, Maiden, NC
October 6-28, Saturdays and Sundays
Hay rides, carnival maze, giant carnival Super-Slide, obstacle course, peddle tractors, corn play-tubs, farm animals, Artisan Village with Blacksmith demonstrations, nature trail along the creek, picnic barn with food trucks, face painting, pony rides, pumpkin patch
Admission is $9, and includes most activities, plus one horse ride and unlimited inflatables and bouncing.
The Great Pumpkin Fest
Carowinds, Exit 90 off I-77
Saturdays and Sundays, September 15 through October 28
Costume parade, foam zone, mazes and more, plus rides.
THE GLOW: A Jack O’ Lantern Experience
Charlotte Motor Speedway/Carolina Rebellion Campground, 7301 Burton Smith Boulevard, Concord
Thursdays through Sundays from October 4th through October 28th
5,000 hand carved, illuminated pumpkins are transformed into beautiful landscapes, iconic figures and larger than life structures. Come stroll down Jack’s Lane, a 1/3 of a mile jack o’ lantern trail where you’ll experience everything from intricately detailed single pumpkin carvings to amazing scenes created by talented artists.
Timed tickets: $22.99 for adults, $16.99 for kids
Discounts at 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays
Discount with promo code COTCGLOWS
Haunted Trails and Haunted Houses
These activities are billed as being scary. Use your best judgment as far as bringing younger children.
Midway Wicked Woods
Midway Campground Resort, 114 Midway Drive, Statesville
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, November 2, 3
VIP Fast Pass: $35
The 901 Nightmare
From Charlotte take I-77 South to exit 73. Turn left onto Hwy 901 and its approximately 3 miles on right.
October 5-6, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 31
Kids 10 and under: $10
Fast Pass: $25
Opening weekend special: $5 off general admission price
Exit 90 off I-77
Fridays and Saturdays, September 14 – October 28
Gate price $57. Discounts available online
14210 Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell
October 19, 20, 26, 27, 31
General admission: $15
Fast Pass: $30
Lewis Farm, 330 Lewis Road, Gastonia, NC, 28054
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31
Age 10+: $12 (print coupon on website for $2 discount)
Children under 10: $7
Slightly Spooky Maize Maze: $5
Combo tickets: Age 10+: $15; Under 10: $10
Hickory Grove Haunted Trail
Mountain View Golf Center
4064 Mountain View ST, Gastonia North Carolina
September 28, 29, October 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
725 Phaniel Church Rd, Rockwell, NC
October 19 through November 3, Fridays and Saturdays
General admission: $20
Fast Pass: $30
Both Scary and Not Scary Activities
These attractions feature both scary and non-scary activities. Many have non-scary attractions during the day and scary ones at night.
Aw Shucks Farm
3718 Plyler Mill Rd., Monroe
Non-Scary: Corn maze, hayrides, grain bin slide, animal barn
September 14 – November 11, Fri-Sun
Admission: $8-$10 includes most activities; Some are extra.
Scary: 13th Acre Haunted Trail
Fridays and Saturdays, September 28 through October 27. Admission to haunted trail is $13, combo with Aw Shucks Farm is $20.
Shelby Corn Maze
120 Broadway Drive, Shelby
September 15, 16, 12, 22, 23
Farm admission: $8
Admission with 8 activity tickets: $10
Pumpkins for sale
Activities: Corn Maze, Cow train, apple launcher, corn cannons, hayride, zipline for kids, rubber duck races, corny corn crib, kiddie korral, hay jump, shooting gallery, tethered corn ball, barn of cornfusion, checkers, jumping pillow
Haunted Corn Maze, every Friday and Saturday in October. $13
6325 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont
Haunted house (scary) and 3D mini-golf (not scary) and Escape room featuring Zombie Outbreak (scary)
Visit Facebook page for dates and prices.
1643 Pembrook Road, Harrisburg (Harris Family Farm)
Sadly, this attraction has come to an end. They’re having a prop, costume, mask sale October 7th and 14th, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Carrigan Farms/Scarrigan Farms
1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28115
Haunted trail: October 5,6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
Admission to haunted trail: $25
Pick your own apples: starts September 4th. $11 per person, includes hayride to the orchard, 1/2 peck of apples and a sample of apple cider. See website for details on dates and times.
Pumpkin picking starting September 29.
Night hayride during September, October and November, by reservation. Make reservation. $12. This is not a haunted attraction.