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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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