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Halloween fun abounds this weekend

The Halloween Costume Parade gets underway at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in downtown Brevard and will showcase all costume contest participants as they make their way down West Main Street and South Broad Street. The Halloween Costume Parade gets underway at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in downtown Brevard and will showcase all costume contest participants as they make their way down West Main Street and South Broad Street.

From a Halloween Carnival in Fletcher to beer and brats Saturday night in Brevard to a haunted farm there's plenty of Halloween fun starting this weekend. Hendersonville's popular Trick or Treat Street is on Halloween night on Oct. 31.

 

 

Fletcher carnival

Fletcher's annual Halloween Carnival will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Fletcher Community Park, 85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher.

The free community event will feature carnival style games with a Halloween twist, costume and pumpkin carving contests, inflatable moon walk and other family friendly Halloween fun. New to this year's event will be Touch-a-Truck, where children will get to explore large equipment such as a fire truck, tractor and even a concrete truck provided by Southern Concrete Materials.
For more information, visit FletcherParks.org or call 828-687-0751.

Halloweenfest in Brevard
Organizers of Brevard's Halloweenfest say this year's downtown Halloween festival will showcase a variety of new elements as well as highlight favorite annual activities in an exciting new way. The festival, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, in downtown Brevard, promises to provide fun and festivities for all ages.
Transylvania's "Flight of the Vampire" Race and Zombie Run will begin at 8a.m. at Brevard College. Halloweenfest will officially begin at 10 a.m. in downtown Brevard.
The annual Costume Contest will begin at 10 a.m. in the Courthouse "square" at the intersection of Main and Broad Street. Registration will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., judging and awards will be from 11 to 11:30 a.m.. During the judging time, guests will be treated to the arrival of Dracula and Brevard's favorite mascot, the White Squirrel. The costume parade will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. and will showcase all the participants as they make their way down West Main Street and then South Broad Street.
The Great Pumpkin Roll will accept registrations from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.., set to begin at 1 p.m. and is anticipated to run until 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Participants can bring their own pumpkin or buy a pumpkin on site to enter the contest. At 1 p.m., flights of participants will roll their pumpkins down "Jail House Hill" in a no-holes barred competition.
A new highlight of this year's festival will be the Mountain Music Mash. This year's music competition will be held on a new stage on East Main Street. Registration for the Mountain Music Mash will begin at 9 a.m., with the competition to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At 2 p.m., the competition will take a brief break in order to showcase a special Mountain Music Mash Street Dance from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
An additional highlight will be a variety of new elements. Guests can stroll through Pumpkin Town, travel to "Boo-ville" to enjoy a series of games, and "Transylvania Boulevard;" an homage to Dracula and other popular monsters.
The annual Pumpkin Carving Contest features a first place $250 cash prize for the "top" carved pumpkin. Entries for the pumpkin carving contest will taken from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with judging held at The Transylvania Times, where all pumpkins will be showcased.
Downtown business and vendor trick-or-treating will be held from 3 to 4 p.m.
In addition, Brevard Little Theatre (BLT) will be presenting "I Want My Mummy" at the American Legion on Saturday, with performance times throughout the day.

Osktoberfest
The culmination of this year's festivities will be Osktoberfest presented by Oskar Blues Brewery and Heart of Brevard. Osktoberfest will begin at 6 p.m. on East Main Street at the East Main Street stage. Guests are invited to enjoy Oskar Blues Brewery's special Osktoberfest beer, traditional brats served up by Food Matters Market and live music from Leigh Glass and the Hazards, Faded Jade and Soldier's Heart. Osktoberfest will conclude at 10 p.m. A portion of proceeds from the evening will benefit the Oskar Blues Flood Relief Fund.
For more information on Halloweenfest, visit brevardnc.org or call 828-884-3278.

More Halloween fun

  • The Haunted Farm will continue Oct. 25-26, 31, Nov. 1-2 at 624 Townsend Road. The farm sits on a mysterious blood-soaked stretch of land where the deranged Missy Mae Lively eternally pines for her lost groom. It's 50 minutes of frightful fun with three main parts to the farm — the Woods, the Farm and the Haunted Hayride. General admission: $16 (cash only). Info: 828-702-7911 or www.nchauntedfarm.com.
  • Stingy Jack's Pumpkin Patch, an extraordinary Jack-O-Lantern adventure, takes place 5:30-10 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 at 324 McGuire Road, Pisgah Forest. Activities include a hayride, entertainment, vendors and illuminated pumpkin trails. Adults ages 13 and older, $12.95; ages 4-12, $8.95; children 3 and younger, free. Parking $5. Info: 855-784-6497 option 5 or stingyjackpumpkinpatch.com.
  • A Halloween Carnival and Movie on a Big Screen is set for Oct. 26 at the Athletics and Activity Center on Grove Street. The free family fun includes a carnival from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the athletic field and the movie "Hotel Transylvania," at 7:45 in the gymnasium. Sponsored by Henderson County Parks and Recreation. Info: 828-697-4884 or ww2.hendersoncountync.org/recreation.
  • Trick-or-Treat Street will take place 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 Downtown Hendersonville and includes a Halloween costume contest for children and entertainment. The costume contest will be held at 5:30 p.m. Info: 828-233-3216 or www.downtownhendersonville.org.