5K’s and haunted houses and trick or treating, oh my! Enjoy scary good fun this Halloween on the Outer Banks! Whether you’re local or just in town for spooky season, these are the can’t miss events you need to attend this Halloween!
Dare To Scare 5K + Sweet Treat Fun Run
October 27 @ The Dare County Center | Manteo
The 2nd annual Dare to Scare 5K + Sweet Treat Fun run will be held Saturday October 27th at 9:00 AM. The Fun Run will follow at 10:00 AM. This event benefits the Annual Dare County Center Toy Drive that serves over 400 local youth residents. Registration is open from now until race day. For more information visit the Dare Center website or call 252-475-9270.
Haunts Against Hunger Ghost Tours
Until October 25 @ 101 Budleigh Street | Manteo
Learn more about America’s oldest and most haunted towns; historic Manteo! This guided walking tour features ghost visits, EMF detectors, and more! This tour is great for adults and kids who aren’t afraid of the unknown. Tour starts at 8:00 PM, check-in begins at 7:30. The fee is $15 per person plus a donation of one non-perishable food item. For more information visit the Haunts Against Hunger website.
October 27 @ The Elizabethan Gardens | Manteo
Have fun with the family at The Elizabethan Gardens! Harvest Hayday features hayrides, hay bale maze, crafts, and more! Admission to this event is $9 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17. Children under 5 are free with a paying adult. The event begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. For more
Trick Or Treat Night At FFES
October 27 @ First Flight Elementary School
Have fun at Trick Or Treat Night, a family friendly fundraising event! Hosted by the First Flight Elementary PTO, this event includes Halloween activities like trick-or-treating, face painting, games, and more! Money raised from this event will be used to help existing school programs and create new learning opportunities for students. Event begins at 4:00 PM and ends at 7:30 PM. Admission is $2 plus one non-perishable food item.
Margarita Monster Run
October 30 @ Outer Banks Brewing Station
Run, drink, and run at this Halloween themed margarita mile! This race is only for adults ages 21 and up. Registration is $30 includes t-shirt, chip timer, and access to the after run party! Wear your Halloween finest for a chance to win scariest and most creative costume! Race begins at 7:00 PM. For more information and registration, visit the website here.
Trick Or Treat Under The Sea
October 24 – 25 @ The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island |Manteo
Trick or Treat with your fishy friends! Trick Or Treat Under The Sea is a family friendly event at the North Carolina Aquarium! Enjoy dance parties, visit the mad scientist laboratory, and visit ghosts in the Graveyard of the Atlantic! Kids can trick or treat at booths of local businesses during the event as well! Ticket’s are $13 plus tax and go on sale beginning October 1st.
Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail
18766 US Hwy 64 | East Lake
Get scared in Wanchese Woods! Featuring bone chilling scares, sensory overload, and more! This trail is not for the fait of heart. Tickets are $15 per person and $20 for a fast pass. Wanchese Woods is cash only and is open from sundown to 11:00 PM.
Trunk Or Treat At Beach Klub
October 31 @ Koru Beach Klub |Avon
Have fun at Trunk Or Treat at Koru Beach Club and enjoy safe trick or treating for the whole family! Volunteers will have their cars decorated by theme and give out candy and more to trick or treaters! This event is free for all and begins at 5:00 PM.