Tricks and Treats

Creepy, crafty, fun or frightening — whatever type of Halloween activities you’re looking for, you’ll find it nearby!

Darker Shades of Symphony: Friday, Oct. 26
Ghost stories and other tales, told via metal music. Soprano and baritone voices, accompanied by ominous guitar, sonorous cello, double-bass drums and keyboard tones make the Halloween Show one to remember.

Halloween Day at Western Wake Farmers’ Market: Saturday, Oct. 27
Market day at WWFM is all about the kids this week, with a Halloween Treasure Hunt. Costumes are encouraged! Grown-ups can have fun too, with a cooking demonstration by Susan Sink, The Tarheel Foodie, and music by Kristen Scott.

Strafe Zombie Run: Saturday, Oct. 27
A 5K with a twist — the undead! Participate as a Survivor and try to make it to the finish line alive, become a Zombie and try to bring others to the dark side, or simply register as a runner/walker. Day-of registration is $40 and begins at 8 a.m.

HOWL-O-Ween at the SPCA of Wake County: Saturday, Oct. 27
If your Halloween won’t be complete without dogs in costumes, you’re in luck! Puppy models, crafts, treats, games and even a Best Black Cat contest are all on the schedule.

NC Symphony Halloween Spooktacular: Saturday, Oct. 27
Enjoy a spine-tingling trip into your favorite spooky stories. Storyteller Connie Regan-Blake reads children’s tales full of creepy twists and chilling villains, plus you’ll hear music from Harry Potter, Star Wars and more. A costume parade concludes the day.

Haunted House: Saturday, Oct. 27
Applause! Cary Youth Theatre’s Fright School presents a haunted house full of scares.

Living Dead Festival: Saturday, Oct. 27
Raleigh’s first large scale Halloween festival brings a ReDress the Dead fashion show, Zombie Dance camp with a street-wide flash mob of “Thriller,” live music, a children’s zone, Zombie Circus street performances, vendor tents and food trucks, and the Zombie Olympic obstacle course. And more!


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