How to Have a Haunting Halloween on the OBX
If you're wondering about Halloween on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, this blog post is just for you. The perfect combination of beach beauty and frightening fun await you here. From fall festivities to spooky Halloween events, you'll find just what you're looking for to fill your October days and nights.
Check out these haunting happenings on the OBX and start making plans to spend this Halloween on the beach. You'll find it's a boo-tiful way to spend the holiday.
Get Hooked on Halloween at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head
Have a spooktacular time combining two of the best things about this time of year on the OBX: fishing and Halloween fun. Jenette's Pier in Nags Head hosts the Get Hooked on Halloween Family Fun Fishing Day. Come dressed up in the spirit of the season for a chance to win the costume contest and get ready to fish the afternoon way. Everything you need is provided with your event ticket purchase, so no need to bring any fishing gear or bait.
The cost is $10 with a costume or $15 without; $6 for children 4 and under. You can purchase tickets the day of the event. Learn more about the Get Hooked on Halloween Family Fishing Day event here and make plans to be at the pier.
(Photo Credit: NC Aquarium at Roanoke Island)
Visit the Halloween Gift Shop Sale at the Elizabethan Gardens
9a.m. to 5p.m.
Come and shop the Gift Shop at the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island and find Halloween steals you're sure to love this season. Everything Halloween-related is 20% off so come early and come often. Don't forget to check out the clearance items!
You can learn more about the Halloween Clearance Sale at the Elizabethan Gardens Gift Shop here.
Attend the Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes in Nags Head.
Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern is the place to be for an all-ages Halloween costume parade and party. You'll find all of your favorites here with Trick-or-Treat stations, surprise guest appearances, celebrity photo ops, live entertainment and an unbelievable collection of prizes for the best costumes in each age group and category.
Be sure to be there promptly at 2pm. to be registered to participate in the parade and contest. It's free for anyone wearing a Halloween costume, so you have no excuse not to be there and be dressed in your Halloween best.
Read everything you need to know about the OBX Halloween Parade and Party here.
Partake in the Beer Witch Project in Kill Devil Hills
7p.m. to 10p.m.
The Outer Banks Brewing Station hosts the Beer Witch Project where you basically run, drink, run, drink, run, drink.... you get the idea. This Halloween themed beer mile also includes Zombies and witches and ghouls, oh my! Live DJ music and admission to a legendary backyard party following the event are included. Sorry kids, this is an adults-21-and-over only social run, for obvious reasons.
The Beer Witch Project is limited to the first 100 participants, so you'll want to sign up ASAP. Entry fees are $38.50 per person which gives you Chronotrack Live, chip timed, streaming results, a t-shirt and a souvenir glass. Expect other prizes along the way and don't forget to wear your Halloween finest for the costume contest judging following the awards.
Read more about the The Outer Banks Brewing Station's Beer Witch Project and 1-Mile Run here.
Go to the Island Farm Pumpkin Patch in Manteo
10a.m. to 4p.m.
The Island Farm Pumpkin Patch is the place to be if you want to bring the kids for pumpkin-picking fun this fall. Come to the farm and take an ox-drawn wagon ride to the farm's pumpkin patch and find your perfect pumpkin to take home.
Other autumnal activities include: make your own corn husk doll, candle making, children's 19th-century toys and games, stuff a scarecrow, a scarecrow photo booth for taking your own photos, and interacting with the animals on the farm. As you can see, it's a full day adventure!
On the last day of this event, October 29th, wear your Halloween costume and receive a special surprise. Family-friendly pricing is only $8 with children ages 5 and under admitted for free. Take home a pumpkin for an additional $5.
You can find out more about the Island Farm Pumpkin Patch here.
What fun and festive ways are you spending this Halloween on the Outer Banks?