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Halloween in Asheville

How many of you love Halloween? In the United States, October 31st has become an annual tradition for both children and adults to celebrate with costumes, candy, pumpkins, and parties.  In Asheville, there's no lack of activities to mark the Halloween festivities. Whether you have a family, or are a single girl/guy who wants a night on the town, or a couple who wants to go out after the kids are in bed, Asheville clubs, bars, and music venues offer many types of festivities for 2011. Halloween 2013 falls on a Thursday, but many events are happening all weekend long.  Halloween in Asheville includes Asheville trick or treating with children, live music and haunted pub crawls, and Halloween costume contests, parties, and more to celebrate the Halloween festivities that Asheville has to offer.

 

Halloween for Kids

If you have kids, you're probably going to want to know where the hot trick-or-treating spots are or places to bring kids who want to show off their costumes on Halloween night and score sweet treats!  Many families like to trick-or-treat through historic Montford Neighborhood, where it's common for people to deck their houses up with pumpkins, broomsticks, lanterns and other decorations. Trick or treating in Asheville is October 31. Additionally, security is offered by the Montford Neighborhood Association.

The Asheville Mall located on Tunnel Road, which offers inside trick-or-treating on October 31 and a Halloween bash for the entire family.  Rainbow Mountain School offers a Halloween Harvest Hoe Down, Saturday before Halloween, which includes live music, entertainment, food, and fun for the whole family. 

Bars, Music, and Haunted Pub Crawl for Halloween Celebrations

Many bars and music venues in Asheville are already getting ready for the Halloween weekend! Whether you want music, a costume party, late-night dancing, or simply to eat and drink the night away, Asheville has it all. Mountain Oasis kicks off the Friday before Halloween. For people that want to spend the weekend listening to acclaimed musicians from all over the country, this is for you! But, if you don't have the money or the inclination for Mountain Oasis, there are many other possibilities. The Grey Eagle, a local music venue that serves food, beer and drinks is hosting their annual Halloween Extravaganza. Buy your tickets early for $10, or get them at the door for $15. If you'd rather just enjoy the Asheville brewery scene, try a Haunted Pub Crawl.  Each tour is something different, and takes you through different pubs throughout Asheville, all while getting to hear the stories and unsolved mysteries of Asheville. Tickets are $20 and begin at 9 pm Friday.

 

Late Night Parties and Celebrations for Halloween

If late-night parties are more your style, The Grove House, an entertainment center located in downtown Asheville is hosting the annual Haunted Grove House Inferno. Besides entertainment and monsters at every corner, you can participate in a $1000 costume contest. Tickets are $20 and doors open 9pm Saturday before Halloween.  If you want to stay tucked inside a cozy bar for most the weekend, Jack of the Wood has 2 fun-filled evenings planned. Saturday night is a costume contest with money prizes and music by The Sons of Ralph!  October 31, Jack of the Wood celebrates with the Lost Bayou Ramblers and the Creole Voodoo Halloween Dance Party.  Or head down to Tressa’s Jazz and Blues Bar for a Halloween Costume Bar on October 31. The club is transformed for the evening into a haunted house with a costume party at midnight.

 

Pack's Tavern is hosting a Fright Night, with a $5 cover that includes music by DJ Moto, a costume bash, and cash prizes Saturday before Halloween, and if you're into hanging out in West Asheville, swing by Westville Pub for live music, a burger, and a local brew for a Halloween party the same night. Finally, if you're looking for a good laugh this Halloween, don't miss out on The LaZoom Haunted Comedy Tour. Tickets are $20 and include stories and comedy on a wild bus tour. Happy Halloween!

 

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