North Carolina October 19, 2017
The One Small Town In North Carolina That Transforms Into A Terrifying Halloween Wonderland
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday – it’s a time where normalcy is thrown to the curve and exchanged with candy for dinner, adorning elaborate costumes and really, stepping away from the constructed world we live in on a day-to-day basis. From trick-or-treating to haunted houses; Halloween is for embracing the weird and wonderful dark side of life…if you’re looking for a true takeover, Halloweenfest transforms the quaint town of Brevard into something truly ghoulish.
It's only fitting Transylvania County's very own Brevard would turn into a spooktacular Halloween wonderland, where even Dracula is lured from his castle to roam the streets. Sure, he might originally hail from Romania but can you really blame him for relocating here? Jokes aside, the annual Halloweenfest is a family-friendly extravaganza full of creative costumes and entertainment.
Taking place on October 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. the family-friendly event features a multitude of events and mesmerizing costumes. Bring your A-game for costumes, as you might just win the costume contest! Even if winning isn't on your mind (but more so showing off your crazy cool costume) the parade invites all to march down Main Street and be seen. I mean...the event is so extravagant even Dracula shows up.
Have a costume you've been planning all year? You'll fit in here just fine. As someone who has poured fake blood all over themselves in order to create a passable Carrie costume, I understand the struggle of somehow being the most dedicated to Halloween amongst others who seem to not just get it. Here, at Halloweenfest, you'll be surrounded by like-minded ghouls, ghosts, and otherworldly creatures. The entire town gets in on the fun with even those from out-of-town traveling for the unique event.
Don't worry though...it doesn't always have to be scary, it can be creative...like this couple who dressed up as Portlandia characters (and owners of Women and Women's First Bookstore) Candace and Toni.
Just be aware...people get creative with their costumes! If you're looking to win the contest, you'll have some serious competition. Not your thing? There's also a pumpkin carving contest, activities for children and free live mountain music. Per the event page, it mentions this year, "will showcase a variety of new interactive elements as well as highlight favorite annual activities in an exciting new way this year. "
Get ready to see Brevard transform into a spooktacular Halloweentown promptly at 10 a.m. Saturday morning! Are you ready for the fun? Little ones are also welcome to dress up and enjoy the parade. From kids, couples, families, groups and even solo visitors - it's a memorable experience.
This is just TOO awesome! Y’all can have your haunted houses…I’ll be planning the perfect costume and watching Brevard transform into something magical. Have you ever attended this event?
For more information,
visit the event page.
Looking for another family-friendly Halloween activity?
How about this awesome light show.