“Hello October, how are you?”
In another example of just how odd 2020 has been, we are now at the point where we are personifying days of the week and the months just so we can hold conversations with them. (October’s reply: “I’m fine, please tell people that Halloween is happening in Asheville!”) Here are 7 Fun Halloween Events In Asheville NC–all within easy access of Wildberry Lodge!
PS: October also wants to know why we have Christmas decorations in stores when we haven’t even eaten all of our Easter candy? (sigh).
- Hocus Pocus – Outdoor Movie @ Rabbit Rabbit Mon & Tues, Oct. 19-20. 6:30 PM. Grab your tickets now for the movie Hocus Pocus, starring your 3 favorite witches Bette Midler, Kathy Najimi and Sarah Jessica Parker at Rabbit Rabbit on their giant outdoor screen! Seating is sold by the table with a $5 ticket cost per person. Advance purchase recommended. Refreshments available from the AVL Taco Truck and Rabbit Rabbit’s bar plus movie fare including popcorn, candy bars, and fresh cotton candy!
Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Avenue, Asheville
Tickets: $5 per person
- Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats at Salvage Station Fri, Oct. 30 5-9:30 PM. A special, socially distanced outdoor show at Salvage Station! Get ready for a hearty dose of Rock & Roll AND some “Rats Sabbath” and “Rolling Experience” flavorings ideal for a Halloween weekend music experience. Costumes encouraged.
Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr, Asheville
Social distancing: required while standing in line for drinks/food.
Cost: $5 at the door. Doors open at 5pm. Music from 6:30-9:30pm
- Felted Mask for Halloween @ Local Cloth Mon, Oct. 19, 10 AM-5 PM. Create a felted mask to add some personal creativity to any Halloween or masquerade party! You will learn both wet felting and needle felting in this process and get to explore a lot of your creativity to create just the right piece for all your costuming needs.
Local Cloth-Farm/Fiber/Fashion Network, 207 Coxe Avenue, Asheville
Materials Fee: $40
Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120
- Eighth Annual Haunted Trail Oct. 16-17, 22-25, and 29-20, 6:30-9 PM. The Adventure Center of Asheville is excited to be the 2020 venue for the 8th Annual Haunted Trail presented by Mellow Mushroom. The no-touch, no-contact outdoor Haunted Trail is the only Halloween event in Asheville that is ideal for children ages 3-12 years old. This family-friendly walk features live actors, spooky sounds, and spectacular props. Younger ghouls can enjoy the (actor-free) “Sweet Peek Tour” of the Trail at 6:30pm before it gets dark. $1 from every Haunted Trail ticket will go to support the efforts of MANNA FOOD BANK.
The Adventure Center of Asheville, 85 Expo Drive, Asheville
Phone: (828) 225-2921
Tickets: Purchase online
- Yoga In The Park Every Thursday 1-2 PM, Oct. 15-29 at French Broad River Park. Join West Asheville Yoga for some socially-distanced Vinyasa flow, linking movement and breath, while practicing traditional sun salutations and an all-levels flow. Bring a mat or towel to practice on. Breathe, move, and find your center (or maybe your past life!) under the sun or in the shade.*Exact location will be sent after registration.*
French Broad River Park, 508 Riverview Dr, Asheville
Admission: Price Varies
Phone: (828) 350-1167
- 2020 Eliada Corn Maze, Sept. 25-Nov. 1.
Get ready for aMAZEing fun and a CORNucopia of safety measures! The Eliada CornMaze is WNC’s ONLY non-profit Corn Maze with 100% of proceeds benefiting the children at Eliada! Not only does your ticket purchase come with access to family-friendly fun, but it directly aids in the growth and success of Eliada’s kids as we all navigate this pandemic. Eliada provides cradle to career continuum of services for over 600 children and youth annually of all ages.
Eliada, 2 Compton Drive, Asheville, NC 28806
Purchase tickets for a specific time slot
Fri: 3-5 PM, 5:15-7:15 PM
Sat & Sun: 9-11 AM, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM, 2-4 PM, 4:30-6:30 PM
Phone: (828) 254-5356
- The Haunted Valley Rally Driving Tour, Oct. 23 & 24. Presented by Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center. Spend about 2 hours in your own car exploring some of the most haunted, historical and mythological places in the Swannanoa Valley. Learn about (and perhaps meet) the ghosts who haunt the windows of Black Mountain homes, the mystery skeleton of the McKoy Building, the Spanish Flu pandemic and so much more. At each stop on the tour, a ghostly scene from the past unfolds before you. You can even listen to an audio tour via your phone using the museum’s downloadable app.
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St, Black Mountain
Time: Tours run from 5-8 PM, with each tour starting every half hour. Attendees drive their own car.
Cost: $125 per vehicle for museum members, $150 per vehicle for non-members
Catch the waning rays of the autumn sun as it sinks behind the Great Smoky mountains while you enjoy a seasonal libation on our deck at Wildberry Lodge. We are blessed with a bounty of local cideries, breweries and wineries, and their fall selections are wonderful. Spacious, well-appointed guest rooms with plush, comfy chairs and beds and luxurious private baths await. All rooms enjoy tranquil views of our fall foliage and spectacular mountains. Check out our specials, book online or call us at 828-683-2525.
As always, check with event coordinators close to the dates to make sure the events are still on – it’s 2020 after all!