All the Best Spooky 2019 Halloween Events in Asheville
October is here! The weather is perfect, the leaves are changing, and Asheville is coming alive with all sorts of great events. One of the best times of the year in Asheville is the Halloween holiday. The unique nature of Asheville is particularly vibrant during Halloween. From arts and music to runs and festivals, there is truly something spooky and fun for everyone this Halloween in Asheville. Here are just a few of the best events you won’t want to miss.
2nd Wicked Halloween 5k & Fun Run
Did you eat too much candy this Halloween season? If so, come out and burn off a few calories all while supporting a great cause at the Wicked Halloween 5k & Fun Run. 100% of the proceeds go to Charity Water ,an organization, that helps give people access to clean water. The event includes a fun run for the kids, costume contests, prizes, food truck, and beer!
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$30 registration for adults $20 registration for kids
Asheville Symphony – Fright Night
Berlioz’s grand Symphonie Fantastique headlines this ghoulish concert. Inspired by an opium trip, it remains one of the most original and unusual symphonies in the standard repertoire. The first half offers three unusual counterparts: Anna Clyne’s Masquerade, a thrilling overture written by one of classical music’s rising stars, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain in it’s rare, more gritty and powerful original version, and finally, Daughterty’s Dead Elvis — a performance piece for bassoon soloist complete with an Elvis jumpsuit!
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at 8 p.m.Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Transylvania’s 37th Halloween Fest
Will you be on your stunning fall vacation in Asheville, NC, over Halloween this year? Then you will definitely want to participate in Halloweenfest! The event takes place on October 26th in the heart of Transylvania (county that is!). This festival is full of family-friendly crafts, costumes on parade, and "frightful” fun
Howl-O-Ween – WNC Nature Center
One of Asheville’s best attractions is the Western North Carolina Nature Center. This amazing facility is worth visiting during any visit to Asheville. However, on October 26th the nature center hosts their annual Halloween family festival. The festival offers spooky arts & crafts, games and face painting, a hay maze, and educational animal encounters throughout the day. Don’t forget to dress in your best costume for the costume contests at 12:30 pm and 4 pm!Regular Nature Center admission rates apply. As always, friends members get in free! For more information Click here!
Trick or Trail 5k & Spooky Sprint One Mile
Runners will experience the beauty of DuPont Forest in a unique nighttime racing format. The only race of its kind in the region, participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Fun Run will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart alike to break in their costumes a few days early!
Headlamps or Flashlights are required for this event!
Haunted Asheville Ghost Tours
This Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy one of the best attractions in Asheville. The Haunted Asheville Ghost Tours are open year round and consistently rank high in Trip Advisers reviews. Experience the spookiest sites of downtown Asheville with your expert local guide. Enjoy hair-raising tales and dark history, then descend to the basement of the Asheville Masonic Temple to explore the Asheville Mystery Museum, created & owned by Joshua P. Warren. This is Asheville's original and ultimate ghost adventure!
Halloween Twilight in the Trees
Are you looking for something different to do with the family this Halloween? Then you have found the right event. Taking place at the Adventure Center of Asheville the awesome "night climbs" event is back for 2019. Watch the world transform from dusk to night while climbing in the trees. Trails will be illuminated to give climbing the obstacles a new perspective. Over 15,000 colored lights, plus colorful lasers sparkling on thousands of leaves, cables, rope, and platforms throughout the park will create a mystical tree climbing experience like you can’t imagine.
Halloween in the Treetops October 26 at 5:45
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