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.
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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
Dates: September 28 to October 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Additional activities on Saturdays and Sundays
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
UPDATE: Due to crop problems, the Amazing Maize Maze is NOT taking place in 2019!
Day maze: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays September 28-November 3, 2019
Flashlight maze: Fridays and Saturdays
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. Check website for times.
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
13624 Providence Rd, Weddington
Every day from September 29 to November 17
Children under 2 ride for free
Hayride to the milk barn, petting barn, and then pumpkin patch
3 to 5 pound pumpkin included
Get Lost Corn Maze
20935 NC 73 Highway, Albemarle
September 21 to November 3, 2019
$9 per person (age 3 and under free with a paid adult during weekend hours) General admission includes the maze and other fun activities on site. Jumpy Pillow ($2) and Zorb Ball ($5) tickets are sold separately. Note: The Maze of Terror is no longer operating.
Hall Family Farm
10713 Providence Rd West, Charlotte, NC 28277
704-562-4021 704-540-0367 (Tours)
Season opens September 27. Check website for hours
Admission is free, and so is the playground.
Corn maze: $8 ages 3+. Under 3 is free.
Kids’ corn maze: $2 for ages 3 and up. Under 3 is free.
Hayride: $3.25. Kids under 3 are free.
Pedal Go Karts: $2 for ages 5 and up for a 15 minute ride
Pumpkins: $.64 a pound
Bonfire: $60 for 2 hours
Combo tickets (corn maze and hayride): $10 for ages 3 and up. Under 3 is free.
Kids activities (mini maze, duck race, bounce balls): free.
Wise Acres Organic Farm
4701 Hartis Rd, Indian Trail
Thursday – Sunday, September 20 – November 3, 2019
U-pick Pumpkins: $.69/pound
Wagon Ride: $3
Corn pit: $3 wristband
Barrel Train: $2 ( for our young farmers – 12 and under)
Children under 3 are free on barrel train and wagon with a paying adult
Regal Corn Maze
347 Bell Farm Road, Statesville
September 28 to October 27th, Friday-Sunday
Corn Cannon: $2
Giant Slingshot: $2
Cow train: /42
Face painting: $2
Wristband include maze and three activities: $12 (4 and under: $8)
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon Street
Rosedale Haunted History Tour: August 30th and September 27th, 2019.
$15 early bird tickets. $20 week of.
Red Wolf Farm
1900 HW Farm Road, Maiden, NC
October 5-27, 2019, Saturdays and Sundays
Hayrides, corn maze, kids’ corn maze, pedal tractors, inflatable obstacle course, preschool bounce house, pumpkin bowling, farm animals, more
Admission is $9, and includes all activities, plus one horse ride and unlimited inflatables and bouncing.
The Great Pumpkin Fest
Carowinds, Exit 90 off I-77
Select days, September 14 through October 27, 2019
Great Pumpkin Fest Activity Trail, tractor tour, Lucy’s Mummy Pit, Haunted Homecoming show, costume party, plus rides.
Haunted Trails and Haunted Houses
These activities are billed as being scary. Use your best judgment as far as bringing younger children.
Matthews Playhouse Halloween Haunted Trail
Trail is behind Matthews Community Center, 100 W. McDowell Street, Matthews
October 25 to 27
$5 (for non-spooky trail) and $7 (for spooky trail)
There’s a non-spooky trail from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a spooky trail that starts at 7 p.m. each night. It ends at 9 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and at 10 p.m. Saturday.
2100 block of East 5th Street, between Osborne and Ridgeway
One day only! October 31, starting at 6:30 p.m., ending around 10:30 p.m.
Incredible home-made haunt in the Elizabeth neighborhood. Must be experienced to believe.
More info on Rosemont Manor
Midway Wicked Woods
Midway Campground Resort, 114 Midway Drive, Statesville
Dates: October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 31, November 1 and 2
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.
Dates: October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31
Adults: $17 on Fridays and Saturdays, $15 Thursdays and Sundays
Kids 10 and under: $12 on Fridays and Saturdays, $10 on Thursdays and Sundays
Exit 90 off I-77
Select nights, September 13 – October 27, 2019
Online as low as $32 (higher at the gate)
14210 Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell
Dates: October 18, 19, 25, 26, 31, November 1, 2
General admission: $15. It’s not recommended, but children 6 and under are free.
Fast Pass: $30
Hickory Grove Haunted Trail
Mountain View Golf Center
4064 Mountain View St, Gastonia North Carolina
September 27, 28, October 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24-31, 2019
725 Phaniel Church Rd, Rockwell, NC
October 11 through October 26, 2019, 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
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, through November 10th
Admission: $8-$10 includes most activities; Some are extra.
Scary: 13th Acre Haunted Trail
Fridays and Saturdays, September 27 through October 26, 2019. Admission $13
Combo ticket with 13th Acre and Aw Shucks Farm: $20
Shelby Corn Maze
120 Broadway Drive, Shelby
September 21 – October 31, 2019, Fridays, Saturday, Sundays
Farm admission: $10
Combo pass: $12 (everything in admission, plus 10 activity tickets)
Pumpkins for sale
Activities: Corn Maze, Cow train, and more, such as: 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)
Dates and prices: TBA
Carrigan Farms/Scarrigan Farms
1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28115
Haunted trail: October 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, November 1, 2019
Admission to haunted trail: $25
Pick your own apples and pumpkins, hayrides. Hayrides are $11.
Night hayride during September, October and November, by reservation. Make reservation. $12. This is not a haunted attraction.