Halloween in Asheville: Part II

Family Friendly Fun

Last week we wrote about the spooky tours of Asheville, and this week we’re taking a look at another side of Halloween - the side that takes place under bright lights and amidst plenty of laughter and good fun.  Read on to learn about some of our very favorite family friendly Halloween activities in Asheville!


The Howl-O-Ween Walkathon

Brother Wolf, one of Asheville’s most dedicated and compassionate animal shelters, is hosting it’s first ever Howl-O-Ween Walkathon at Carrier Park in Asheville. Humans and four-legged best friends dress up in an awesome Halloween costume, get sponsorship from their pals, and walk walk walk.  Proceeds help raise funds for Brother Wolf to continue giving homeless animals the love, care, and support that they need! Stick around for the Fall Festival with food, beer, family friendly activities, trick-or-treating, music, and costume contests!


Howl-O-Ween at the WNC Nature Center

Yes, that’s right - same name.. but different event!  The Howl-O-Ween event at the Nature Center takes place this year on October 24th and it will be a fantastic time for all!  Spooky arts and crafts, super fun games, face painting, a hay maze, yummy snacks and refreshments are all par for the course at this family friendly event.
Don’t forget to dress your best - the costume contest commences at 5:00 PM!



Trick-or-Treating in Asheville

The Montford neighborhood in downtown Asheville has long been a favorite area for families looking to trick, to treat, and to show off their costumes. Many of the homes will be decorated to the max in celebration of the spooky season.  The neighborhoods of West Asheville are also a family-friendly trick-or-treating hot spot! Hundreds of kids with their families will be out making the rounds.


Staying at Your Home Away From Home

Staying in the area will give you the freedom to enjoy all the many holiday activities. Carolina Mornings has dozens of vacation homes in and around Asheville, each one as lovely as the next .  Peaceful Mountain Retreat,  a three bedroom, pet friendly home situated on 25 acres of absolute privacy, is a great choice for families or friends coming to enjoy the festivities. Guests will fall in love with the wood burning stove, the fully equipped kitchen, and the indoor hot-tub.


To begin planning your Halloween in Asheville, contact Carolina Mornings at 877-902-9441. A professional Vacation Planner will help line up your vacation rental accommodations, Biltmore Estate tickets, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and whitewater rafting (included with every Carolina Mornings Rental!)
By: Dana Carrico


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