Frightfully fun Halloween events in Asheville, NC

Please give this baby whatever he's asking for. I Photo by @theakitamutt

Things are looking ghoulishly good for Halloween festivities in the 828 this year, so we’re highlighting some of the events that most excite us.

Pro Tip: Because schedules + policies can change rapidly due to COVID-19, be sure to call before you head out. It’s also a good idea to double check if they have masking + proof of vaccination policies. 



This much cute should be criminal. I Photo by @melmelsmamafood


Carolina Pumpkin Spelltacular | Weekends, Oct.15-31 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Tryon International Equestrian Center | $15+ | This immersive, family-friendly experience features 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins, a monster party, autumnal eats, a haunted gold mine + more. 🎃

The Witches’ Coven Drag Brunch | Sat., Oct. 17 | 12 p.m.  | Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St. | $32 | Watch local drag queens serve spooky lewks while you serve yourself a buffet brunch with a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary. 🍹

Doggoween Dog Costume Contest | Sun., Oct. 24 | 3-6 p.m. | Getaway River Bar, 790 Riverside Dr. | Free | This howlingly cute contest showcases dogs dressing up in costumes and being judged by local celebs. 🐶

Scarecrow Festival | Mon., Oct. 25-Sun., Oct. 31 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Lake Julian Park, 37 Lake Julian Rd. | Free | Pay homage to the fall harvest at this annual fest featuring scarecrows constructed + decorated by the community. 👻

Zombie Disco | Sun., Oct. 31 | 10 p.m.-2 a.m. | Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St. | Free | Bust a move and show folks how the undead get down on the dance floor. 💃

Halloween Mimosa Yoga | Sun., Oct. 31 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | pleb urban winery, 289 Lyman St. | $10 | Beginners and advanced yogis alike are welcome at this Halloween-themed class, which features spooky music, a costume contest + candy. 🧘