Something for Everyone on October 31
The witching hour is almost here! Are you looking for something fun or maybe a little different to do on Halloween? Put on your costume and check out a few of these events.
LaZoom Haunted Comedy Bus Tours
Have a little fun exploring Asheville’s spooky past with the hilarious folks from LaZoom. The hour-long tours are guaranteed to entertain. All riders on the Haunted Comedy Tours must be 17 years old and older, and the material is not for the faint of heart. But it’s funny!
Dates: October 27–31
Times: Vary per night
Location: Meet at Thirsty Monk Pub, 92 Patton Avenue
Cost: $21, over 17 only
Haunted Asheville Classic Walking Tour
Is there a body entombed in the wall of the St. Lawrence Basilica? Learn about the spirits who haunt downtown Asheville during this easy 2-hour walking tour. The city’s resident ghost expert and author, Joshua P. Warren, will lead the two tours mentioned below.
Dates and Times: October 27, 8 pm, and October 31, 9:30 pm
Location: Begin at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway
Cost: $20 adults, $15 ages 9–14, free ages 8 and under
The Haunted Trail at Highland Brewing Company
The entire family will enjoy hanging out on the Haunted Trail. Geared toward children from 5–12, the trail itself features a variety of different scenes with actors and spooky effects, but the goal is to entertain. Come in costume! The Dead Man’s Party Tent features craft, activities, and local food. A percentage of the tickets sold benefit Children First: Communities in Schools. And of course—enjoy beer on tap from one of Asheville’s premier breweries.
Dates: October 28–30
Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Location: Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway
Admission: $8 adults, $6 children (in advance)
West Asheville Trick-or-Treat
If you have wee ones and are looking for a safe neighborhood, the West Asheville Neighborhood Association invites little ghosts and witches to come to Vermont Avenue, which is closed off to cars for the night. It’s an Asheville tradition! The kick-off parade begins at 5:30 pm. Other great neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in Asheville include historic Kenilworth and the Rose Garden section of Griffing Boulevard in North Asheville.
Date: October 31
Time: 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Location: Vermont Avenue
Historic Montford Walking Tour
Sponsored by the folks at The Lion and The Rose B&B, this self-guided walking tour wanders through Montford and the famous Riverside Cemetery; see where F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda, died in a hospital fire, and visit the graves of famed writers Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. Each person who attends and shares photos via social media is eligible to win a night’s stay at the Lion and Rose! Stick around and help the innkeepers decorate or distribute candy at the B&B if you’d like.
Date: October 31
Time: 4 pm
Location: The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast, 276 Montford Avenue
Welcome to the Terror Dome—True Tales of Being Truly Terrified
Local actor and comedian Tom Chalmers hosts a night of storytelling and performance featuring Asheville writers and performers. This installment in the Listen to This–Stories in Performance series has a special Halloween theme!
Date: October 31
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut Street