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    Kid-Friendly Halloween Events


    These days there are lots of great fall activities to do with you kids whether you are just wanting to celebrate the season or looking for a safe place for your kids to trick-or-treat. here are some of our favorites:


    Fall Festival                                                                                                                         

    October 20                                                                                                                                                

    Children’s Museum of Wilmington

    116 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

    Admission: $9.75


    Fall festival featuring seasonal crafts, face painting, treats, and a bounce house.


    Halloween Carnival for Kids                                                                                        

    October 24                                                                                                                                  

    Trask Coliseum

    601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403


    Carnival features a free, safe environment for local kids ages 12 and younger. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Activities include cake walks, face painting, raffles and games.


    Trick-or-Treat Under the Sea                                                                                         

    October 25-27                                                                                                                              

     NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

    900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC 28449

    Admission: $13


    Family-friendly event featuring diving skeletons, sunken jack-o-lanterns, dinosaurs, games, live animal encounters, a magic show and candy. Tickets must be purchased in advance.


    Maze Craze & Fall Festival                                                                                            

    October 26-28                                                                                                                    

    Galloway Farm

    370 Artesia Road, Hallsboro, NC


    The Maze Craze & Fall Festival features a corn maze with over five miles of trails, a kids fun maze with fairytale trails and a scavenger hunt, plus live farm animals, a hay ride, a barrel train ride, and games.


    Fall Festival for Tots                                                                                                    

    October 26                                                                                                                                        

    Fit For Fun Center

    302 S. 10th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

    Admission: $5


    Event features games, storytelling, art projects and snacks for ages 5 and under. Costumes are encouraged. Adults are admitted free.


    Trunk or Treat

    October 27, 4:30-6:30pm

    Lake Forest Baptist Church

    1626 Lake Branch Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401

    Admission: Free


    Event features games and candy for trick-or-treaters in a safe and fun environment.


    Trick-or-Treating at The Cotton Exchange

    October 27

    Cotton Exchange

    Front and Grace Streets, Wilmington, NC 28401

    Admission: Free


    The Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington hosts a trick-or-treating event and adults, kids, and pets are all welcome.


    Spooktacular Trunk-or-Treat with Sun Coast Cruisers

    October 27

    RiverLights Community

    4410 River Road, Wilmington, NC 28412

    Admission: Free


    Event features a classic car show and goodies for trick-or-treaters. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for best costumes and best car.


    Ghost Trolley & Haunted Barn

    October 27 – 31

    Horsedrawn Tours

    Market Street Between Front and Water, Wilmington, NC 28401

    Admission: $5-12


    Horsedrawn Tours present a Ghost Trolley and Haunted Barn featuring ghost stories catered to children, plus free treats for kids.


    Harvest Festival

    October 28

    Poplar Grove Plantation

    10200 US Hwy 17 North, Wilmington, 28411


    The Harvest Festival features local artisans and crafters, concessions, carnival games, bouncy houses, food, and activities for kids. Entertainment provided by Mr. Twister, Mr. Mark from The Broccoli Brothers, and The Folkstone String Band.


    Halloween Party for Kids

    October 28

    Moose Lodge (Wilmington)

    4610 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412


    Halloween party for kids featuring a costume party, crafts, games, pizza and juice.


    Cape Fear Fair & Expo

    October 31- November 4

    Wilmington International Airport

    1740 Airport Boulavard, Wilmington, NC 28405


    Now in its 54th year, the fair includes livestock exhibits and competitors, acrobats, horticultural contest, rides, children’s activities, food, and live entertainment including a hypnotist.




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