A town that has “Keep Asheville Weird” as a slogan is bound to have an interesting Halloween. While we may be weird, we are also a lot of fun especially for families. Here’s our 3 step guide to enjoying fall in Asheville (if you read to the end, there’s a bonus):
- Inspired Getaway rental properties happen to be very close to one such great Family Fall Festival location: Hickory Nut Gap Farm located just a couple of miles from Mountain Magnolia Home and Taylor Ranch Retreat where there is a pick your own pumpkin patch, hayrides, pet farm animals and more (read below).
- Asheville also offers ways to give back with the Eliada Homes Corn Maze where all proceeds benefit the children of Eliada. Enjoy hayrides, story trails and tube slides and more!
- Of course, it wouldn’t be Halloween with a little bit of Trick or Treating. Below we’ve listed a few great locations.
FALL AT HICKORY NUT GAP FARM
PUMPKIN PATCH – Before you begin any Halloween planning, you must have the first ingredient – Pumpkins! You can now pick them up at Hickory Nut Gap Farm ranging from mini-size to full-size jack-o-lanterns for $2, $5 – $7.
CORN MAZE – Then, on October 20th you can return for the Spooky Maze and Costume Contest for Kids. Register Here ($9 for kids 5 and up)
Description – “A haunted corn maze, filled with spooky specters and ghastly ghouls! Followed up by a costume parade for big and little Halloweenies and a family friendly dance party! A local goodies bag will be provided for each little monster, and there will be drinks, snacks, a fire for roasting weenies and making s’mores. Put on your deadliest duds and freakiest faces to face this Spooky Maze! If you love taking your family to KidHop AND Halloweening, this party’s for you and your crew. All ages welcome. 7 – 9pm”
FALL FESTIVAL – Any weekend between now and November 5th, you can take your pick from all kinds of fun fall activities at the Farm:
- Corn Maze
- Trike Track
- Visiting the Animals
- Tunnel Slides
- Tether Ball
- Nature Walk
- Play in the Creek
- Corn Silo
- Hay Pile
- Corn Hole
- Giant Jenga
NEW THIS YEAR a farm-wide scavenger hunt with kid-friendly prizes. We also have rides available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 3pm for an additional cost. Hay rides and Kiddie Cart rides are $3 each, and horse rides are $7 each.
September 1 – November 4, 2018
MONDAY AND TUESDAY! “Half-Price” Family Day: $4
More information and see other great activities at the Farm?
Visit www.HickoryNutGapFarm.com or gps your way to: 57 SUGAR HOLLOW ROAD • FAIRVIEW, NC 28730. Remember, it’s just a couple of miles from all of our vacation rentals.
ELIADA HOMES CORN MAZE
If you want to give back while enjoying your Halloween fall festivities, then visit the Eliada Homes Corn Maze where ALL proceeds benefit the children of Eliada:
“Eliada’s mission is Helping Children Succeed. We provide a cradle to career continuum of services for over 700 children and youth annually. In partnership with families, we meet basic needs and provide positive child and youth development programming to all ages.”
Our giant jumping pillow for children and adults has become a quick favorite after last year’s debut!
Enjoy our hayride as they drive you around our field and through a portion of the corn maze!
Fire away!! Load the corn cannons with an ear of corn, aim, and shoot at one of the giant pumpkin men targets!
Enjoy the story trail featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin, this is the perfect size “maze” for the littlest folks in your group!
Watch out! Our giant tubes slides might just sweep you right off your feet!
Do you have a “creepy crawler” of your own? Then the spider web climber is the place for them!!
For tickets and information, visit: https://www.eliada.org/events-sponsorship/corn-maze-2
WHERE TO TRICK OR TREAT
Vermont Ave in West Asheville – this neighborhood takes it serious and decorates to the max with lots of activities. They are so serious, they have a website about it. Visit:
Tip: It’s a small neighborhood so if you plan on going, respect the community and remember, it will get very busy in there!
North Asheville– this neighborhood offers the more traditional trick-or-treat with parents strolling along with young ones from house to house. There is no food or other activities but it is easy to walk around with side streets and plenty of sidewalks. Head up Charlotte Street and take a left on Edwin and you’re there.
Public Places – for more public places, you can trick or treat at the Asheville Mall on Tunnel Rd (East Asheville) or Biltmore Park (South Asheville).
If you’re interested in adult Halloween activities, click here to see the list of available tours and activities – everything from Lazoom Tours, Dark Ride Tours (pictured above), Haunted Houses, Haunted Trails and Farms.
click here to see the list of available tours and activities – everything from Lazoom Tours, Dark Ride Tours (pictured above), Haunted Houses, Haunted Trails and Farms.
So, there you have it – our 3 step guide to enjoying Fall and Halloween in Asheville! Have a great time and be safe!
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