Start your Halloween traditions with the whole family (and pets) by checking out the freakily fabulous events around Lake Norman! We’ve compiled a list of spooky spots for you to check out- if you dare...

1. Ghost Walk Haunted Trail

Take a walk around the transformed grounds of Historic Latta Plantation. Make your way into the dark forest, and scurry into the creepy barn and later into the horrifying haunted house.  October 23-24, 7-10pm

2. 4th Annual Halloween Costume Pawty

Dress up your adorable pups and spend the day at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew! Bring those unique costumes and enter in the costume contest! While you’re sipping on a beer, check out merchandise, enter for a raffle giveaway and so much more. October 24, 1-7pm

3. Halloween Fun at Rural Hill

This event will be a blast for the whole family! Rural Hill will be transformed into a Halloween oasis for children which will feature games, art & craft vendors, bounce house, pumpkin patch, face painting, food, costumes and more! October 24, 11am-2pm

4. D9 Brewing’s 1-Year Anniversary & HAUNTED TapHOUSE

This local brewery is celebrating their one-year anniversary in the spookiest way possible. D9 will be decked out in horror and will feature 12 new beers on tap, DJ Festivus, multiple food trucks and did we mention new beer? October 30, 2-10pm

5. All Hallow’s Eve Family Day

Latta Plantation will be decked out for a day of fun! Story telling, games, crafts, pumpkin painting, trick or treating, and costume contests. Oh, and bring out those George Washington wigs because if you dress up as your favorite historical character you could win a special prize! October 31, 10am-2pm

6. LKN Halloween Ball

Costumes & cocktails …need we say more? LKN Cottage Gourmet Food & Wine will have you doing the monster mash all night long. A fabulous feast, music and spirits provided. October 31, 7pm  

7. Halloween Daze & Spooky Nights at the Carolina Renaissance Festival

Navigate your way around the grounds of the CRF and have an awesome Halloween experience with the whole family as you gather treats from over 100 locations throughout the village. And of course, enter that creepy costume in the contest! The regular festivities will be themed to compliment the love of Halloween around LKN, like the Living Dead Zombie jousting challenge. October 31, 9am-5:30 pm

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