Halloween

Halloween Haunted Happenings in Asheville: Neighborhoods to Explore

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Asheville is a town that can slip into a festive spirit as easily as a witch slips onto her broom.  The end of October brings with it much anticipation of haunted Halloween happenings around town.  

Here are several neighborhoods, broken down by region but by no means an exhaustive list, of some of the tried and true neighborhoods that welcome trick-or-treaters and Halloween festivities.

West Asheville

Halloween Dog AshevilleWest Asheville goes all out for Halloween with storefronts fully bedazzled and occasionally even a band set up at the Brew Pump on Haywood Road on Halloween night.

Vermont Avenue, the main corridor through historic West Asheville, welcomes hundreds of families for trick-or-treating.  Some homes put on shadow performances and blast spooky music.  In  recent years, the road has been closed to through traffic, making room for shoulder to shoulder treat-seekers.  Parking can be a challenge, but there is a large lot at the West Asheville Park at the bottom of Vermont Avenue.

For a quieter and more traditional Halloween experience, head to west West Asheville in the Malvern Hills neighborhood.  Sidewalks and wide roads make for a good pedestrian experience for children.  The mix of many generations means that there are plenty of homes offering candy and ample younger ones disguised and seeking candy.

East Asheville

Beverly Hills neighborhood is the go-to spot in East Asheville.  This neighborhood has tons of children, so the atmosphere is super kid-friendly.  The Halloween hub is on Kingsgate Road in the center of the neighborhood.

South Asheville

South Asheville has a handful of larger neighborhoods located close to school districts which makes for a great family vibe where you can cover lots of distance without getting in a car.  Oak Park and Biltmore Park near the T.C. Roberson School district are two stalwart Halloween locations in the south end of town.

North Asheville

Asheville Halloween CatNorth Asheville’s classic neighborhoods are welcoming to little haunts.  Kimberly Avenue, with its wide, tree-lined roads, is a fantastic location for trick or treating.  Adults can simultaneously enjoy the beauty of the architecture and the Grove Park neighborhood.  The historic Rose Garden at Gracelyn and South Griffing often turns into quite a crowd of costume-clad children. 

Homes near Weaver Park and Beaver Lake also have a great Halloween scene.  A bit further to the north, the small town of Weaverville has an historic district downtown that offers convenient, walkable fun for families adventuring out on the 31st.

Central

In the Montford Historic District near downtown Asheville, Montford Avenue is the hot spot for haunted romping.  Houses are decked out from Nine Mile to the Montford Park.  The hosts of the historic Bed and Breakfasts along the avenue greet guests in full regalia with full sized candy bars.Park on side streets or walk from downtown Asheville to check out the decorations along this beautiful road.

Haunted AshevilleKenilworth neighborhood, just a few miles south of downtown Asheville, has long been a favorite Halloween destination for locals.  The homeowners go out of their way with elaborate decorations and jack-o-lantern displays. Most people start at the big church on the corner of Kenilworth Road and Chiles, and then walk up and down the sidewalks of Kenilworth Road, venturing into the smaller side streets..... if they dare.

Wherever you may roam this Halloween, we wish you a safe and fun evening!

For more information on Asheville’s neighborhoods or information on buying or selling real estate in Asheville, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com  or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

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Range of Exciting Activities Makes Halloween a Treat in Asheville

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Halloween in Asheville offers something for everyone. Many area neighborhoods have a great trick-or-treating scene. But if candy and costumes aren’t your thing, you can still find fun ways to enjoy Halloween in Asheville this year. From hair-raising comedy tours to chilling haunted trails to thrill-filled dance parties, there’s something sure to entertain you this October!

Ghost Hunters of Asheville

Looking for an interactive ghost tour complete with equipment and training on the use of spirit boxes, EVP recording, EMF meters, and other ghost-detecting equipment? Ghost Hunters offers all of this and more. Featuring ghostly walking tours Downtown Spirits, Haunted Montford and Black Mountain, Ghost Hunters recounts carefully curated stories of Asheville’s paranormal past and present. All ages are welcome for these evening tours, with tickets ranging from $13 to $20 (kids 6 and under free).

LaZoom Haunted Comedy Tour

Halloween AshevilleThis year-round, adults-only comedy bus tour features a comedic guide who reveals Asheville’s bloody past and once-seedy underbelly. Along the way, hear stories of Asheville’s murders, hangings and unsolved mysteries. The hour-long tour runs nightly through October. Tickets $26, with reservations recommended.

Pinhead’s Graveyard

This top-rated outdoor haunted house runs over a ½ mile path through thick, dense woods and features a bevy of horror movie characters – think Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, and of course Pinhead. Open to all ages, the experience offers thrills for adults, but is also toned down for small children. The tour runs on select October evenings. Tickets $20.

The Haunted Trail at Pisgah Brewing

Halloween AshevilleThis popular trail, filled with live actors, realistic props and ghostly sounds, runs in late October. The trail walk stays in family-friendly territory, without violence or gore, and actors cater the scares appropriately to each age group. After enjoying the adrenaline rush, guests can regroup at the Party at Pisgah Park, which features Halloween crafts, local food trucks, games and Pisgah beer on tap for the grown-ups. Tickets range from $9 to $13.

The Haunted Farm

Located on what many believe to be haunted grounds, this scary spot in Hendersonville features three main parts – the Woods, the Farm and the Haunted Hayride. Runs select evenings through October. Tickets $25 (cash only).

Haunted Grove House Inferno

An annual 18+ Halloween costume and dance party at the Grove House Entertainment Complex in downtown Asheville, the Haunted Inferno features three levels of themed dance halls. Come dressed to impress and enter the costume contest for a chance to win $1,000. $25 ticket allows entry to the entire complex.

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