Halloween celebrations are happening all around North Carolina this weekend. From trick-or-treating events to fall family fun, Elon News Network has compiled a list of events close to Elon University’s campus and around the county.

Read our full list of on and off campus events below: 


Oct. 28 to Oct. 31


Oct. 28

The community garden class and club will be hosting its annual Pumpkin Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Elon Community Garden located at 410 E. College Ave. There will be pumpkin carving, live music, hot chocolate and apple cider, pumpkin treats, fun activities and other fall themed annual traditions. The event is in partnership with Elon Dining, The Office of Sustainability, Sierra Club and Net Impact.

East Neighborhood is hosting its East Trick or Treat at 7 p.m. The event is open to the families of Elon faculty and staff and the Elon community. 

Oct. 30

Loy Neighborhood is hosting its annual Trick or Treat on Greek Street from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is open to the families of Elon faculty and staff and the Elon community. 

The Elon Community Church is hosting a Trunk or Treat from 4 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot. 

Oct. 31

Colonnades Neighborhood is hosting a carnival-style celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be games and free snacks on the quad. The neighborhood asks that all attendees donate at least one non-perishable food item. Donations will go toward families in need for the upcoming holiday season.Those who cannot attend the event can bring donations to Colonnades C, Kivett Hall Office 101. 

Station at Mill Point is hosting its Trick or Treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Children can go door to door to each Mill Point apartment to receive Halloween treats. The neighborhood is providing a map to ensure those trick-or-treating can do so safely. There will also be outdoor games. The event is open to the families of Elon faculty and staff and the Elon community. 


Oct. 28

Halloween Happenings

2 to 7 p.m.

Beth Schmidt Park

Free to attend. Candy donations are encouraged.

Join the Town of Elon and the Elon Police Department for trunk-or-treating, games, inflatables, face painting, food, a balloon artist and more. Trunk-or-treating will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Downtown Graham Pumpkin Bash

6 to 9 p.m.

Downtown Graham in Court Square

Free to attend

This Halloween Festival is put on by Graham’s Recreation and Parks, Police and Fire Departments. There will be games, rides, food trucks and more. The event will also consist of inflatables, face painters, trunk or treat vendors, a climbing wall and a video game truck. Costumes are highly encouraged but are not required. Smoking, pets and drones are not allowed at this event.


6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Green Level Municipal Park

Free to attend.

The Town of Green Level is hosting its 2nd annual trunk-or-treating event. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best trunk. 

Oct. 29

Pumpkin Spice Hike

9 to 11:30 a.m.

Guilford MackIntosh Park and Marina

$5.50 per person. Preregistration is required.

Hikers will gather for the first annual event to enjoy a cozy hot drink, an autumn-inspired muffin and meet community members. It will be followed by a hike on a 2-mile loop trail around the lake and through the woods.


11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Animal Park at the Conservators Center

Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for children, seniors, first responders and military.

Howl-O-Ween takes place on Oct. 29 and 30. Both days will feature a self-guided safari. Visitors can enjoy the park at their own pace and try to howl with the wolves. Children can enjoy fair-themed games and win prizes and candy before or after trunk-or-treating. It is reserved for children ages 12 and under. The nature trails will also be decorated with spooky Howl-O-Ween decorations. 

Downtown Mebane Halloween Spooktacular

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

102 E. Ruffin St.

Free to attend.

Mebane Parks and Recreation is hosting an event with a costume contest, downtown trick-or-treating, live performances, food and more. Over 20 local businesses are participating in trick-or-treating. Leashed pets are allowed.

Dark at the Ballpark

5 to 8 p.m.

Free to attend, but the Haunted Stadium experience costs $10.  Tickets are available at the gate.

This event will feature trick-or-treating from local community organizations and businesses, various live performances and a Halloween fireworks show. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Burlington Sock Puppets. The Haunted Stadium experience is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Oct. 31


5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Gibsonville

Free to attend.

The First Baptist Church and Gibsonville United Methodist Church are hosting a trunk-or-treating event with outdoor games, a photo booth and hot dogs. The event will be held rain or shine.