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Cary Halloween Events: So Fun its Scary

The holiday events in the Town of Cary are always plentiful, with many great choices for you and your family to enjoy all just a few minutes from your new home in the Sedgefield neighborhood. One of the more popular holiday’s amongst the kids especially, this trend certainly holds true with such a variety of Cary Halloween Events for you to check out upcoming in the next few weeks some might say “it’s scary.”

The array of Cary Halloween Events begins on Friday, October 27, followed up by several “spookatcular” stops to choose from on the weekend starting Friday, October 27- Tuesday, October 31. The listing of Cary Halloween Events by date goes as follows:

Pumpkin Flotilla
Friday, October 27 | 4-7 p.m. | Free

Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Boathouse
Bring your carved pumpkin and watch it set sail across Bond Lake at twilight! Enjoy discounted boat rentals. Cousins Maine Lobster and Stuft food trucks will be on site, and Justin Runyon will perform!

Herbert’s Haunted House
Friday, October 27-Saturday, October 28 | 7-9 p.m. | $2 per person
Herbert C. Young Community Center
The Cary Teen Council will take you on a spooky walk through their house of horrors. Those who dare will navigate through the building to experience all of the thrills that Cary’s teens have dreamed up to get your adrenaline rushing! All ages welcome but parental discretion is advised. For more, call (919) 460-4965.

The Cary Theater’s ZOMBIEPALOOZA!
Friday, October 27 | 7 p.m.

The Cary Theater
We’re excited to bring you the 2nd annual Zombiepalooza, featuring local filmmakers’ own zombie films, cosplay zombies, and classic films to scare the pants right off of you!  For more, visit The Cary Theater or call (919) 462-2051.

Costume Dance Party
Saturday, October 28 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Age 3-10 with Caregiver| $1 per person
Cary Arts Center
Dress up in your favorite costume creation for our Costume Dance Party! Party includes light refreshments, an art activity, dancing and costume awards. For more, call (919) 469-4069.

Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve
Saturday, October 28 | 2-8 p.m. | All ages | Free

Downtown Park
Stop by the Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve at one of the carving stations (or bring your own). Pumpkins will be lit for display and judged in a variety of categories. Stay for family friendly Halloween specials shown outdoors, including “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”! Pumpkins are for sale at low cost; all other activities are free. For more, call (919) 469-4061.
Schedule:
Pumpkin Patch and Carving Stations | 2-5:30 p.m.
3-D Pumpkin Carving Instructional | 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Pumpkin Lighting & Judging | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Family Friendly Halloween TV Specials | 6:45-7:45 p.m.
*To sign up for the 3D Carving Instructional, please email Ryan.O’Quinn@townofcary.org. Instruction is appropriate for ages 13+ and is free with the purchase of a $5 pumpkin.

Ghost Walk in Downtown Cary
Saturday, October 28 | 6:30, 7, & 7:30 p.m. | Age 10 & up | $15
Page Walker Arts & History Center
Spooky stories and ghostly legends sure to send chills up your spine are dramatized by Cary Players. These macabre walking tours of historic Downtown Cary are offered at three different times for your convenience. For more, call (919) 460-4963.

Halloween Mall Crawl
Saturday, October 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  All ages | Free  

Cary Towne Center
Calling all goblins, ghosts, princesses, superheroes, and everything in between!  Dress in your best Halloween costume and join us for an afternoon of trick-or-treating, storytelling, and a magic show.

Witches Tea
Tuesday, October 31 | 2-4 p.m. | Age 55 & up | $10

Cary Senior Center
“Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog!” What possible surprises will we brew? Definitely tasty treats and hot teas, or maybe some lizard legs and spider knees. Costumes are welcome but not required! To reserve your spot, register by October 24 using course code 102577. For more, call (919) 469-4081.

With so many Cary Halloween Events to choose from in the upcoming weeks for both the kids and the adults in the community, the hardest part it seems is choosing which ones to attend. To see more details on each of these great Cary Halloween Events in addition to a few more that will be going on, visit townofcary.org.