Halloween Happenings in Ashe County

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Halloween Happenings in Ashe County

In Ashe County, Halloween is a very special time of year with many spooky and fun activities to choose from. Here’s a roundup of a few events:

The Haunted Factory in Jefferson
Ashe County’s scariest attraction is bigger and spookier than ever! The Haunted Factory now has a second building to provide a longer, heart-pounding adventure. There are live actors around every corner to provide you with ghoulish frights and delights. The haunt is indoors so weather is not a factor.

When: Every Friday and Saturday starting September 28th and running through October 31st
Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: 301 Locust Street
West Jefferson
Cost: $10 per person
For more information visit: https://www.thehauntedfactory.com

Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad

It’s the spookiest time of the year again at Tweetsie Railroad! The Ghost Train® transforms North Carolina’s first theme park into a delightfully frightful destination. Each year, visitors travel from all over the Southeast to enjoy this family-friendly Halloween celebration and take in the spectacular fall leaf season in the Blue Ridge Mountains.



  • Ghost Train Ride
  • Haunted House
  • Halloween Shows on Main Street
  • 3-D Maze
  • Black Hole™
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Freaky Forest
  • Warp Tunnel
  • Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular Black Light Show

When: Friday and Saturday nights from September 21st through October 27th
Time: Gates open at 7:30pm
Cost: $38.00
Where: 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane Blowing Rock
For more information, visit: https://tweetsie.com/special-events/ghost-train/

Check out a full day of nature programs about animals considered creepy and crawly! This fun-filled day includes an opportunity to create animal enrichments, trick-or-treating through the animal habitats and a costume contest. Plus, children in costume are admitted at half-price.

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 10:30-3:30pm
Where: Grandfather Mountain

2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville
Cost: Adults $20; Seniors $18; Children half price at $4.50; Children under four FREE
Go here for more information: https://grandfather.com/events/a-beary-scary-halloween/

The Haunted Horn: Curse of the Wendigo
The haunted trail immerses participants in the story along with Joshua, a Colonial Captain, after he makes a horrible mistake that brings a curse upon a small settlement deep in the Appalachian Mountains!

When: Every Friday and Saturday in October
Where: Hickory Ridge Homestead and Horn in the West in Boone.
Time: Daniel Boo (6:00-7:30pm); the interactive haunted trail, Curse of the Wendigo, is 8-11pm. 
Cost: Daniel Boo: $10, parents and kids (2 and under are free).
Curse of the Wendigo: $13 online, $18 at the door. Spectator: $10 (if you want to enjoy the live music and the fun but don’t want to enter the trail).
For more information, visit: https://www.828haunts.com

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