By Felipe Rivas

2 min read October 2019 – Charlotte is attracting companies, large businesses, and families looking to enjoy everything it has to offer. This Halloween, the Queen City will likely attract pirates looking to loot the area for candy, as well as its fair share of roaming ghosts, ghouls, superheroes and villains ready to enjoy the many events happening in the area. From kid-friendly activities to parties to fear-induced screams, here are our favorite creepy attractions happening this Halloween. 

The City of Concord and its merchants will open the doors to its bite-sized residents during its Candy Crawl 2019. The little ones can enjoy a safe environment as they strut their favorite costumes and parade down Union Street in Downtown, Concord, looking for their favorite pieces of candy. Local merchants will provide trick-or-treating and a family-friendly environment for an evening of fun for the entire family. The Candy Crawl is happening Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

This Halloween, Charlotte will be filled with so many frightening sights sure to scare the sleep out of most, including Freddy Kreuger. For those wishing to take a break from the fright, a bar crawl is a sure bet to relax and enjoy Charlotte. The Nightmare on College Street is Charlotte’s largest bar crawl and on Halloween guests can enjoy six outings to local bars for one price. The night starts at Lucky’s Bar & Arcade then it is off to Vida Vida, Blackfinn,Whisky River Rooftop 210 and Suite for a night of spooky fun. Registration starts at Lucky’s Bar & Arcade from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Undoubtedly, petrifying monsters will control Charlotte this Halloween and Petra’s Piano Bar is looking for the scariest of them all. All monsters should head to Petra’s Annual Halloween Bash as they might leave $100 richer. Petra’s is hosting its famous costume contest with a cash prize for the scariest monster of them all. Live music, dance party and cocktails will be part of the celebration.  It takes place Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

If you believe you have a strong bladder, this place will put it to the test … and they are waiting for you. Located in Mooresville, Scarrigan Farms turns its 170-acre farm into one of the scariest haunted trails in the Charlotte Metro Area. Filled with clowns, hockey-masked machete-wielding psychopaths, and countless other frightening sights, Scarrigan Farms makes it their mission to scare the pee out of their visitors, really. Their motto: “ If someone hasn’t peed in their pants by the end of the night we know we haven’t done our job.” Do you dare to find out? Bring a diaper just in case. 

Aside from the fun, candy and parties and haunted houses, Charlotte offers a rich history for sleuths and thrill-seekers to discover. Carolina History and Haunts presents Beyond the Grave, a lantern guided tour that explores sites where they say past inhabitants are still seen lingering around. The tour takes the valiant and curious through Charlotte’s most famous and infamous landmarks as it recounts hair-raising tales native to the Charlotte area. The tour is open year long but it takes special courage to experience it during Halloween.