Cary NC Halloween Events: So Many Fun Choices, It’s Scary


Several things symbolize the Summer season giving way to the cooler air of the Fall. The changing color of leaves, the crisper air, the return of football, to name a few. Here in the Triangle area, another highly anticipated series of activities take place annually in Cary. These happen every October, including 2019, when a variety of Cary NC Halloween Events are on the schedule.


The Halloween Mall Crawl (pictured) is an annual favorite among Cary NC Halloween Events for the kids.

Cary NC Halloween Events Start on October 25

Anyone familiar with the town;s Halloween-themed activities on an annual basis knows that you have a great variety of “spook-tastic” activities to choose from. These take place at several well-known locations across town and offer fun for the whole family.

Cary NC Halloween Events on Friday, October 25

Pumpkin Flotilla

  • Friday, October 25, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Boathouse (Free Admission)

This annual favorite is one to break out the costumes for! Everyone in attendance brings their carved pumpkins and as twilight hits (6:30 p.m.) they are set free. In addition to the pumpkins “setting sail across Bond Lake,” there are the following attractions.

  • Food Trucks
  • Live Music
  • Face Painting
  • Discounted Boat Rentals

Zombiepalooza will return to the Cary Theater as part of the 2019 Cary NC Halloween Events.


  • Friday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. start
  • The Cary Theater

The Cary NC Halloween Events here are part of a zombie-themed block party in downtown Cary that is sure to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Both professional and hobbyist filmmakers will be submitting one to five-minute zombie films for the occasion.

Herbert’s Haunted House

  • Friday, October 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Sat., October 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Herbert C. Young Community Center ($3 Admission Fee)

For the sixth consecutive year, Herbert’s Haunted House returns and is sure to have more chills, thrills, and screams than ever before. The Cary Teen Council’s House of Horrors awaits you and is scary to the point that parental discretion is advised. It is of note that these Cary NC Halloween Events are scheduled for both Friday and Saturday night.


This years’ “Great Pumpkin Carve” will be from 2-8 pm on Sat., October 26 at Downtown Park.

Walk, Crawl, and Carve on October 26

Getting closer to Halloween night on the 31st, Saturday night’s activities are sure to “keep the screams coming.” Whether you are looking to “carve, walk, or crawl,” the  events on the night of the 26th have got you covered.

Cary NC Halloween Events on Saturday, October 26

Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve

  • Saturday, October 26, 2:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Downtown Park (Free Admission)

The Great Pumpkin Carve will be in Downtown Park. Here families can get creative as they carve their pumpkins however they would like.However, there is far more at this downtown Cary tradition than just putting cutting up the gourds.

First, you can bring a pumpkin to carve or select your own from the on-site pumpkin patch. Once carved, the pumpkins will be lit and displayed, before being judges decide on winners in several categories. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve Schedule of Events

  • 2:00- 5:30 p.m.- Pumpkin Patch and Carving Stations
  • 2:30- 4:30 p.m.-3-D Pumpkin Carving Instructional
  • 5:45-6:30 p.m.- Pumpkin Lighting and Judging
  • 6:45-7:45 p.m.- Family-Friendly Halloween TV Specials

The “Ghost Walk” begins at the historic and “spooky” Page-Walker Arts and History Center. Pictured is the Page-Walker Hotel in Cary.

Halloween Mall Crawl

  • Saturday, October 26, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Cary Towne Center

A fun afternoon of both tricks and treats for the kids. Have the youngsters wear their costumes and trick-or-treat from store to store.

Ghost Walk in Downtown Cary

  • Saturday, October 26, 7:00; 7:20; 7:40; 8:00 p.m.
  • Page-Walker Arts and History Center ($15 per person, ages 10 and up)

All of the classic, haunted tales of days gone by await you on this tour. Presented by the Cary Players, hear the legends and stories of the towns’ spooky past.

Buses will take you on this the most educational of the Cary NC Halloween Events. The journey takes you to Hillcrest Cemetary with several stops on the way before returning to Page-Walker. The walk will be about one mile.

The awesome Cary NC Halloween Events listed above are a fun, safe, affordable way to enjoy the holiday. All of the events are located just a short drive from your new luxury home in Cary at the Preston Retreat community. To see more about the Preston Retreat new home community visit To see more information on the Cary NC Halloween Events and all teh other great things going on in town, visit