October 21, 2010

Never Fear -- Your Halloween Guide Is Here

While many folks are already shopping for Christmas, the most creative holiday of the year is upon us: Halloween! If you haven't heard yet, Sanford's official trick-or-treat time is Sunday night (Oct. 31) from 6pm-9pm. But that's not the only way to celebrate. Check out these fun and spooky events:

Friday, Oct. 22
  • Zombie Walk and Jazz Funeral (Fayetteville, 9pm): Feral Art presents this first annual event. The walk and funeral procession will start from 300 Maiden Lane and last about an hour.
  • Halloween Horror Film Festival (Pittsboro, 8pm-11:30pm): ChathamArts Sustainable Cinema series presents Spooky Shorts, a block of four independent horror films (rated PG), followed by Fistful of Brains (rated R), winner of best horror feature at Hauntcon 2009. Director Christine Parker will host a Q-and-A after the film. Tickets are $5 in advance/$8 at the door. There will also be a Zombie-vs-Vampire dance off and costume contest.
Saturday, Oct. 23
  • Halloween Movie Night (Ramseur, 5pm-9pm): Millstone Creek Orchard presents "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" accompanied by hayrides, "spider cider," a fire pit to roast your own hot dogs and marshmallows (or make your own s'mores) -- all in the pumpkin patch. All is free except the hayride, which is $5.
Sunday, Oct. 24
  • Jonesboro UMC Trunk or Treat (Sanford, 3pm-5pm): Deck the kids out in their Halloween best or decorate your trunk to wow a crowd for this fun and safe event.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
  •  Pumpkin Carving Contest (Sanford, 6:30pm): The Maters 'n Taters 4H club is sponsoring this contest at the McSwain Center and will provide one pumpkin per team (2-6 people). Prizes will go to scariest, funniest, most creative, best overall, and best youth carvings. There will also be door prizes throughout the event. Call 775-5623 to participate.
     
  • Reel-y Scary Cary (Cary, 6pm): Check out this 5-day film series at Koka Booth Ampitheatre guaranteed to prepare you for Halloween. Movies in the series are Poltergeist (10/26), Zombieland (10/27), Monsters Inc. (10/28), The Birds (10/29), and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (10/30), and several of the movies are preceded by an episode of The Alfred Hitchhock Hour. The cost is $3 for every over age 12. Bring your own chairs or blanket.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
  • Halloween Bash (Sanford, 6pm-7pm): Dress the kids in their costumes and bring them out to celebrate Halloween at Kiwanis Park. There will be a costume contest for kids and pets and a pumpkin carving contest for kids ages 5-14. The cost is $3 and you must register by calling Jamie or Carrie at 776-6221.
Thursday, Oct. 28
  • Rocky Horror Show (Raleigh, 8pm): The cult classic will be at the Memorial Auditorium through Halloween night. Tickets start at $26. There will be a special additional showing at 11 pm on October 30.
Friday, Oct. 29
  • Church Street Fall Festival (Sanford, 6pm-8pm): The Boys & Girls Club of Sanford/Lee County present this festival complete with games, prizes, food, and fun. Contact Evette at 776-9743 or 776-3525 with questions.
  • Black Belt Leadership Academy Halloween Party (Sanford, 6pm): Let the kids wear their costumes to this Halloween party which ends in a trunk-or-treat. There will be a costume contest, basic martial arts class, and other games.
    Saturday, Oct. 30
    • No Scare Fair (Sanford, 9am-6pm): This annual festival allows kids ages (2-10) to trick-or-treat in a safe, fun environment. There is a costume parade, storytelling, music, crafts, and more. The cost is $3 per person. Purchase tickets at any Capital Bank or Broadway Hardware until October 29.
    • Halloween Magic (Raleigh, 11am and 4pm): The N.C. Symphony's guest conductor Timothy Myers will present Dukas' The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette, and more at the Meymandi Concert Hall. Wear a costume and participate in a Halloween parade. Tickets start at $26.
    • Happy Howl'oween Costume Party (Sanford, 6pm): Wear you best costume to this wine-and-cheese social hosted on the patio at Cafe 121 to benefit Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption. The cost is $10 and dogs are welcome to attend! Bring a bag of Purina-brand dog chow, puppy chow, cat chow, or kitten chow or a non-scoopable litter to be entered into a raffle for a dog grooming gift basket.
    • Halloween Massacre (Sanford, 6pm): If your kid loves wrestling, you won't want to miss this Power Pro Wrestling event, which will be at the National Guard Armory on Nash St. Bell time is 7:15pm, general admission is $8, and ringside seats are $12.
      • The Flame Halloween Party (Sanford, 9pm): Spend your Halloween-eve partying into the night with a special guest DJ, costume contest, drink specials, and more.
      Halloween night, Sunday, Oct. 31
      • Fall Carnival (Deep River, 6pm-8pm): Flat Springs Baptist Church is celebrating both fall and Halloween. Bring the kids in their costumes for games, candy, cake walks, hay rides, and more.
      • Dracula (Raleigh, 2pm and 8pm): The Carolina Ballet presents this Halloween double feature set to original music by J. Mark Scearce. Attendees will also see The Masque of the Red Death, a new work based on Edgar Allen Poe's short story. Tickets start at $32.
      • Steele Pig Halloween Party (Sanford, 5pm-10pm): Enjoy scary food, horror movies, and music by Picture Show. The Steele Pig will sell food, beer, and wine in the side alley. Best costume will win a $50 gift certificate to the "Pig." The cost is $10.
      Did we miss your Halloween event? Shoot us an email with the details and we'll get it posted!

        3 comments:

        • Doug Doris

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        • Kimberly

          Thank's Kelly & Melissa you both do a awesome job keep us informed of what's going on !Thank you both so much !!! Hope you great Halloween :)

        • Kimberly

          Thank's Kelly & Melissa you both do a awesome job keep us informed of what's going on !Thank you both so much !!! Hope you great Halloween :)

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