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Haunted Halloween Happenings
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posted October 20th, 2005

PUMPKIN CENTER PUMPKIN PATCH
All sizes of pumpkins available for sale along with mums, gourds, corn stalks, straw and squash for fall decorating. Open daily after school until 6:00 pm. A fundraiser for the school.
Through October 31 at the Pumpkin Center Elementary School.

DENVER HALLOWEEN FUN-RAISER
October 29th

The 2nd Annual Halloween Fun-Raiser benefiting the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse will be held Saturday, October 29th from 10 am to 3 pm at the corner of Campground Road and Cedar Street in Denver. (6589 Cedar Street). This years event features Free Pony Rides and Petting Zoo by Barnyard Buddies, a Free 55ft Dinosaur Bounce donated by Twist & Tuck, and a  Free Costume Contest. Picture This Photography will offer professional photographs - 5 pictures for $5. This event is sure to be a great event for a great cause so be sure to come out for the fun!

THE HAUNTED MILL: 6325 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont. Oct.19-23, 26-31. Mon-Thurs., dark until 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat, dark until midnight. $12 adults. $7 age 10 and under. Call 704-829-Mill (6455) for details.

JAYCEES HAUNTED HOUSE: 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22, Oct. 28-29 and Oct. 31; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 26-27 and Oct. 30. 3113 Randolph Road. $12, $10 for 4-10, free for 3 and younger.

HORROR HILLS: Opens at dark Oct. 21-22, and Oct. 28-Oct. 31. 5269 Waterlynn Drive in the Belmont/Gastonia area. Haunted trail. Admission is the donation of a nonperishable food item to benefit the Clover Community Center. (704) 806-6972, (803) 487-0117.

HAUNTED TRAIL: 4064 Mountain View Street at Mountain View Driving Range in the Belmont area. Dark to 10 p.m. Oct. 21, 26-28 and 31. Opens at dark and closing times vary Saturday-Sunday Oct. 22-23, and 29-30. 4064 Mountain View Street at Mountain View Driving Range in the Belmont area. Walk through a trail of terror. $10, $6 for 7-12, free for 6 and younger. (704) 622-4392.

HAUNTED GOLD MINE: Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, NC. 20 miles east of Charlotte on Hwy. 24/27, Follow the signs. October 21-22, also October 28-29 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Thrills and chills 5 stories underground. Also an old fashion hay ride for the more timid. Refreshment available. Admission $2 for mine and $2 for hay ride.

NIGHTMARE ON INDEPENDENCE: 2 HAUNTS! Mystery Mansion and The Dungeon Of Doom! 3900 East Independence Blvd. Charlotte. 1.5 miles East of Cricket Arena/Ovens Auditorium. Oct. 19-23, 26-31. Encore Weekend Nov 4th & 5th Mon.-Thurs., dark until 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat, dark until midnight. $13 per haunt per adult or $16 for BOTH - combo ticket $8 per haunt per child or $10 combo ticket.

FEAR ON FRANKLIN: 121 East Franklin Blvd. Downtown Gastonia (across from Wachovia). Oct. 19-23, 26-31. Mon.-Thurs., dark until 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat, dark until midnight. $12 adults, $7 children under 10.

NORTH 321 VFD 15th ANNUAL HAUNTED HOUSE: 3769 Maiden Hwy. 7 p.m. until... Oct. 21,22,28-31. $6. Plenty of free parking. MUSIC

HAUNTED TRAIL & CARNIVAL: Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 21-29, 7-11 p.m., Sardis Forest Swim Club, 1415 Berry Ridge Road, Charlotte. Trail for ages 10 & up. 13 or younger must be accompanied by adult. $5. Carnival is for all ages. Cost is $3.

SPOOKY SPIDERS: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road. Displays of tarantulas and scorpions, a talk about arachnids, crafts and refreshments. $5 for 2 and older. (704) 372-6261, ext. 605.

SCAROWINDS: Paramount's Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Boulevard Charlotte. Every Friday and Saturday night until Oct. 29, plus Oct. 30-Oct. 31. 7 p.m.-midnight. More than 60 acres of hair-raising thrills and fearsome fun. $29.99 at the gate. Also for the kids there's 'Nick-or-Treat' in Nickelodeon Central, every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. between now until Oct.30, and is free with park admission.

HAUNTED HAY RIDES: Country Time Farms, Hwy. 218 and Clontz Road, Indian Trail. Now through Oct. 29, every Fri. and Sat. night. 7-11 p.m. Admission $8, show corn maze ticket and receive $1 off. Call 704-580-0423.

COUNTRY TIME CORN MAZE: 4-10 p.m.. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, and 1-8 p.m.. Sunday through Nov. 6. Clontz Road, Indian Trail (exit 44 off I-485). $7 for the maze, $10 for the maze and three farm activities. For 3 and younger, the maze is free and farm activities are $1 each. Friday and Saturday nights beginning Oct. 7, haunted hay rides are offered from 7-11 p.m. ($8). (704) 580-0423;

TWEETSIE GHOST TRAIN HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: Tweetsie Railroad, US Highway 321 between Blowing Rock and Boone. Now through Oct. 30, Fridays and Saturdays. Tweetsie will also be open in the daytime from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ghosts open the gates for the Halloween train ride at 7:30 p.m. $22 for adults and children, age 2 and under free. Details: 1-877-TWEETSIE

Oct. 28th
BOO & BREW
: Special event at the Carolina Renaissance Festival from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 28. 18 and older (ID required). Admission $20 and includes dungeon tours, a costume contest, music, dancing, entertainment and a free ticket to return to the festival on one of its remaining Saturday and Sunday weekend dates through Nov. 13. Tickets are available at the festival's box office, online (www.renfestinfo.com) or at participating Party City stores in the Charlotte area.

Oct. 29th
HAUNTED HOMESITE
: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. Solve a mystery, listen to spooky tales, enter a costume contest and enjoy fall crafts and cookie decorating. $6. Reservations: (704) 568-1774.

Oct. 29th
CARNEVIL
: 9 p.m. Oct. 29. Hanford Mill, 1111 Hawthorne Lane. $20 in advance, $30 at the door (includes beverages, light food and entertainment). For 21 and older only. Only guests wearing costumes will be admitted. Proceeds benefit Love Our Children USA, which works directly with families affected by the Gulf coast hurricanes.

Oct. 29th
HALLOWEEN HAPPENING IN DOWNTOWN MONROE
: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29. Downtown Monroe. Costume contest, pony rides, miniature train rides, pumpkin bowling, bobbing for apples, pumpkin decorating, a scavenger hunt, balloon and clown magic, costumed characters and more. (704) 292-1705.

Oct. 29th
RICH & BENNETT'S 5th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PUB CRAWL
: Oct. 29, 1-10 p.m. we will crawl to 8 different uptown bars on foot. Registration is from 1-2 p.m. at Dixie's Tavern where you will receive your itinerary for the remainder of the day. $20 - includes admission into all bars, drink specials, and a few other Halloween treats. Call 704-376-4441 to reserve your spot.

Oct. 30th
HALLOWEEN MUSIC CONCERT
: Memorial United Methodist Church, 4012 Central Avenue in Charlotte. October 30th, 7 p.m. Organ and piano performances will include scary classical pieces. The audience is invited to come in costume. An offering will be received, and half of the proceeds will go to Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief funds. OTHER EVENTS