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We’ve compiled a list of fun, unusual and down right creepy Halloween events taking place in Wilmington, NC this year. Let us know if you want to get a group of up to 24 together and book one of our Mercedes Sprinter shuttles or party bus so no one has to drive. We’ll even stock the coolers for you. Call 910-398-8333 for pricing and availability or request a quote online.

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Halloween Festival at Poplar Grove Plantation

Friday, Oct 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 Times Vary


Bring the entire family for food, fun, live music, inflatables, fortune-teller readings, petting zoo, and other favorites.  This year they are featuring Massive Grass and the Possum Creek Bluegrass Band.

Wagon Rides on Saturdays and Sundays begin at noon and end at 5:30pm. This adventure is more appropriate for younger children, but all the staging for the evening spooktacular will be visible. Parental discretion is advised. Free parking.Cost: $5-$15 depending on the attraction.


5K Zombie Fun Run/Walk at Poplar Grove Plantation

Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.


Think you can survive a Zombie Apocalypse?  On Saturday, October 18th, test your skills at Poplar Grove Plantation’s 5K Zombie Fun Run/Walk through the Abbey Nature Preserve trails.

Pre-registration fee is $25 through October 4.  Registration after October 4 and the day of the race is $30.  Download your 5k Registration 2014 here, or register at, or call 910-686-9518 ext. 103.


The Halloween Horror Theatre Festival at Cape Fear Playhouse

Big Dawg Productions presents The Halloween Horror Theatre Festival at Cape Fear Playhouse in Wilmington, NC. The festival features an original play by Gwenyfar Rohler based on Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, original works by Stephen Raeburn based on Edgar Allen Poe’s writing, and more. These productions, with a different play running each weekend, celebrate the spooky and macabre and are intended to scare and delight audiences of all ages. Admission: $15.00 to $20.00


Gaston Leroux’s “Phantom Of The Opera at Thalian Hall

October 30th, 31st

Gaston Leroux’s romantic mystery/thriller is the basis for this original ballet by City Ballet Artistic Director Andrea C. Hill. A varied musical score, ranging from classical to contemporary, underscores this tense and deeply emotional story of love, jealousy, mystery and tragedy.
The Friday evening “Gala” includes a “Masquerade Ball” with optional masks and elegant attire.  Admission: $10/$20/$25 

ILM Freak Fest


Friday, October 31st at the Coastline Convention Center

$55 Ticket includes an open bar, no lines, DJ’s. Over 7,000 square foot of space dedicated to putting on the biggest and best Halloween party the ILM has ever seen. $1,000 in cash to the best (and sexiest) costumes. 

 Zombie Fest


Friday, October 31st at 1827 Burnt Mill Road 
Deadly Lo-Fi 8p.m.
The Phantom Playboys 9 p.m.
Southern Culture on the Skids 10pm.
Host and DJ “DOCTOR GONE AND HIS PHONIC-FRIGHT SHOW. ” Featuring B-Rated Horror Film loops and more all on the projection screen!


Halloween Movie Night at Bellamy Mansion

Halloween Events Wilmington NC

October 31, 2014

Bellamy Mansion Museum in Wilmington, NC, hosts Halloween Movie Night featuring 1993 horror comedy Hocus Pocus (7pm, rated PG) and Hitchcock classic Psycho(9pm). Bring blankets, chairs, coolers and halloween candy. Popcorn, beer and wine for sale. Admission: $5

Legacy Farms Haunted Farm

October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31, and November 1st

Fourth Annual Haunted Halloween celebration in Wallace, NC is open for 9 terrifying nights and everything is different. This year the whole farm will be open for our guests to explore. You can expect to see graveyards, concessions, streaming horror movies on our big screen, zombie hunts, our newly designed six acre haunted corn maze, and an expanded horror house with new twists and turns. And by popular demand there are no guides to lead you through this year, so you’ll be on your own to survive. Come be a part of our haunted tradition and see why we’re Duplin County’s biggest and scariest haunted attraction! Cost $15-$25.


Downtown Wilmington Haunted Pub Crawl

Most of October, 2014, Wednesdays-Saturdays 7:30pm

Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. Cost: $17.50


Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash

Halloween Events

Tuesday, October 28th, 2013, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

The Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NC, presents Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash, a chance for parents to bring their wee ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating on the mighty vessel. The event includes games, bounce house, temporary tattoos, caricatures, and storytelling. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Kids under 3 admitted free. Admission fee applies to adults also.


Haunt the Aquarium for Halloween Fun


5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23; Friday, Oct. 24; Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 30.

Trick or Treat Under the Sea at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Pirate skeletons, caped superheroes and fairy princesses will once again haunt the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Cost: $8 each. Children 2 years old and younger are free. Advance tickets available online here and at the Aquarium, $11 each.



Halloween Ghost Trolley

October 24 & 25 and 29 & 31, 2014.  6:00pm – 9:00pm

Listen to ghost stories tailored for young children, and experience the “Haunted Barn.” Let your little ones enjoy Halloween the way it used to be.   Market & Water Streets, downtown Wilmington.

Cost: $12.00 per adult, $5.00 per child under 12.  Free treats for children.  No reservation.

Panic Attack Haunted Attraction – As of 10/2/14 2014 details have not been published.

Panic Attack Wilmington


NHHS Lyceum Academy Haunted House – 2014 details coming soon.

Haunted House put on by the students of New Hanover High School Lyceum Academy. Includes 28 rooms. The haunted attraction raises money for educational trips and programs. Cost: $10