Enjoy Halloween thrills in WNC
You don't have to venture too far to enjoy Halloween this year, as there are plenty of eerie haunts to visit this year in and around town. Whether you want to venture out to an old school house, an outdoor trail or a haunted farm, there's something near by that's sure to thrill you and your family.
Prepare for scares, thrills in Canton
Pinhead’s Graveyard, located in Canton, offers thrilling encounters with main horror movie characters who do not want to be bothered including Pinhead, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Otis, Victor Crowley, Jeepers Creepers, Scream, and more.
2016 Celebrity appearances include Dick Warlock (Michael Myers from Halloween 2) from Oct. 21-22 and R.A. Mihailoff (Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3) from Oct. 28-31.
The realism and terror of the trail are second to none. The Graveyard has become one of the Largest Outdoor Haunted Houses in the Southeast. More than 1/2 mile of terror to walk through, this self-guided tour will leave anyone’s nerves shocked and almost paralyzed. The more than 25-minute path is not for the faint of heart. Located in a thick, dense wooded area with a mountain stream, and endless woods that only Pinhead and his friends could find their way out of.
The graveyard is appropriate for all ages and groups with small children can expect a toned down version of scares. Even though we take pride on the realism of our haunted house, we also take pride that we are family orientated and family friendly.
Pinhead’s Graveyard is open on Friday-Saturday from 8 p.m. until midnight or Sunday through Thursday from 8-10 p.m. It will be open on Halloween from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Admission $20 per person, only cash is accepted. Parking is free. Pinhead’s Graveyard is located at 2099 Asheville Highway in Canton. For more information, visit www.pinheadsgraveyard.com.
Spookmoot returns to the Haunted Hazelwood School
Folkmoot gets spooky during this one-of-a-kind Halloween event, Spookmoot, which will come alive on Oct. 28-29 for a weekend of thrills, and fun-filled activities for the whole family.
Pass through the Haunted Historic Hazelwood School where folk tales come alive in the dark. This year’s Spookmoot event is completely about the fright.
This two-night fright will have food trucks, fire pits, corn hole, pumpkin catapults and three haunted areas of the nearly 100-year-old schoolhouse. Scares include adrenaline junkie favorites and folklore tales to make anyone’s blood run cold.
If you’re brave enough, venture through the Haunted Hazelwood School down three haunted halls, where surprises are lurking at every corner. Plus, guests will get to meet spooky folklore characters from around the globe!
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Ave. in Waynesville or by calling 828-452-2997. All proceeds benefit year-round programming for Folkmoot.
Get haunted near Hendersonville
The Haunted Farm is Western North Carolina’s Scariest Haunted Halloween Attraction. Located in rural farmland near Hendersonville, The Haunted Farm sits on a mysterious, blood-soaked stretch of land where the forlorn and deranged Missy Mae Lively eternally pines for her lost groom.
This year, there are more gruesome scenes, horrifying sights, special effects, incredible details and startling scares then ever before.
Prepare to be thrilled with 50 minutes of frightful fun. There are three main parts to the Farm – The Woods, The Farm, and The Haunted Hayride. If you are brave enough, roam The Haunted Trail, The Meathouse, The Demon Hay Shed, and The Slaughterhouse.
The Haunted farm is open from dark until midnight. On Thursdays, the farm closes at 11 p.m. The farm is located at 624 Townsend Road in Hendersonville.
The $20 Haunted Farm general admission will grant you access to all three parts of the farm. Parking is $3. Only cash is accepted. To learn more, visit http://www.nchauntedfarm.com/.