Halloween is right around the corner, and Spectrum News has you covered for all things that go bump in the night!

This year Halloween falls on Wednesday, October 31. Since most towns in the Central region typically do not set trick-or-treating hours, parents can expect trick-or-treaters to be out on October 31.

Are you looking for some fun Halloween events in your town? Check out our list below.

Halloween events throughout the region:

Apex: Trick or Treat on Salem Street with “Witches on Salem Street” on Friday, October, 26 and “Businesses Treat the Kids” on Sunday, October 28

Cary: The Great Pumpkin Carve in Downtown Park on Saturday, October 27

Chapel Hill: Homegrown Halloween on Franklin Street on Wednesday, October 31

Durham: Halloween Costume Bash at the Durham Arts Council on Saturday, October 27

Fayetteville: Halloween at the “Boo”-tanical Gardens on Friday, October 26

For those planning to trick-or-treat in Fayetteville on October 31, Fayetteville officials have traditionally suggested trick-or-treating between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Raleigh:  Halloween Safe Night at the North Carolina Museum of History on Wednesday, October 31

Wake Forest: Halloween Spooktacular at the Flaherty Park Community Center on Thursday, October 25


Halloween Fun Facts:
  • Magic Words - The phrase "trick or treat" was first used in 1927
  • Pumpkin Spice Everything -Americans produce 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins each year
  • Look Up - Expect to see a full moon on October 31, 2020.
  • Get Your Tickets - $300M is the average revenue from haunted attractions
  • Safety First - 35 percent of parents go over Halloween safety with kids
  • On Fire- More than 850 homes catch fire on Halloween
  • Sweet Tooth - Nearly a quarter of Americans say chocolate isn't their favorite Halloween treat
  • Dress Up - Popular costumes for pets: pumpkin, hot dog and bumble bee

*Source: WalletHub

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