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Outer Banks Halloween Events

Aug 21, 2014
By Robert Kissell

Looking for fun things to celebrate Halloween on the OBX?  Look no further!  Here's a list of the top scary & haunted activities going on this year on the Outer Banks.  There's haunted houses, haunted trails, ghost tours, and more!

Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail (formerly The Darkness)

Fridays & Saturdays from 9/26/14 - 11/01/14

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One of the best outdoor haunted trails on the Outer Banks (says me).  Head on out to 1101 ER Daniels Road in Wanchese, NC when the darkness sets in for a scary experience you won't soon forget!  Wind your way through the creepy, quiet forest... it's almost too quiet.  Your flashlight is your only true friend as you stroll along boardwalks over marshland, all to avoid what lies in waiting!  What feels safe isn't, what looks dark and empty is full of hidden terrors.  Get the living bejesus scared right out of you!  Check out their Facebook page for more information.  Ticket prices are $15/person, cash only!  There is also a special event on November 1, called "lights out."  Stroll through the woods in COMPLETE DARKNESS for $20.  I will definitely be heading here this year again!

Evening Lantern Tours - Victorian Death Rituals

Friday, October 31 &  Saturday November 1 @ 7p.m.

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A spooky & historically authentic night awaits... if you dare!  Join a full costumed cast alongside a grieving Victorian widow.  Go room-by-room through one of the oldest homesteads on the Outer Banks learning how the grieving process took place over two hundred years ago.  Walk the grounds by lantern light and see the final resting place and family graveyard.  Admission is $8, children 5 and under are free.  Reservations are not requred; the tour runs for about 15-20 minutes from 7p.m. - 9p.m.  If you haven't done this before, you need to!  Get more information by visiting the Island Farm website.

Psychopath (presented by the Lost Colony)

Fridays & Saturdays from 9/27/14 - 10/31/14

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This is not the Lost Colony that you remember.  Get ready to get scared on this haunted walk along Roanoke Island; when the darkness falls, the ghost stories come alive!  What happened to nearly 117 men, women, and children from the Roanoke expedition that landed on the Outer Banks?  Take a "leisurely" stroll through haunted woods, buildings, and boardwalk to find out.  Tickets are $13 ($15 after Oct. 1) and can be purchased right now at  This is a traditional favorite of my clan and I know we'll be back this year!

Outer Banks Ghost Tours

Wednesdays & Thursdays, Year Round @ 8p.m.

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Experience the legends and lore of the mysterious Outer Banks.  Chill to the story of the sea Captain who haunts his birthplace, hear the tale of the ghostly dancers, and shiver to the tales of the hoodoos who roam the surrounding woods.  Bring your camera and discover haunted Manteo.  Our tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is an easy walk with frequent stops along the way.  Reservations required.  Adults $13,  $8 Children 10 & under.  Walk-ups welcome with availability.  Click here for more information!

Howl-O-Ween Red Wolf Howling

Saturday, October 11 @ 6p.m.

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Celebrate Wolf Awareness Week and Halloween on the Outer Banks at the same time!  If you haven't heard about Red Wolf howlings on the OBX before, you need to.  Bring the whole gang out to the Creef Cut Wildlife Trail parking lot at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge for an evening you'll remember forever.  This is a FREE event, open to the public, and takes you for a trip on the wild side.  Howl together with red wolves and celebrate "Howl-O-Ween" together!


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Author: Robert Kissell

Bob is an Internet Marketing Specialist for Southern Shores Realty. He has been vacationing to the Outer Banks for all of his life and relocated here in 2012. Self-considered as a food & OBX tourism guru, Bob hopes to bring the best of the beach and his experiences to all of our readers! Connect with Bob on: Google+