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Spooky Family Fun Things to Do This Fall

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We’ve got some spooktacular fun things to do this fall in Onslow County, for all ages!  From pumpkin carving, hayrides, haunted corn mazes, costume contests, car races, and more!  We look forward to seeing you this October, #OnlyinOnslow! 👻🎃

Fishstrong Fright Nights

Its time for our annual Fishstrong Fright Nights Haunted Hayride and Walking Trail. As every year, we have changed things up a bit with new scares and frightful attractions that you will not want to miss! There will be food vendors, carnival games, and a pumpkin patch. As always proceeds from the events will go to help North Carolina families that are experiencing life altering illness. The ticket booth opens at 6 pm and closes at 10:30 pm The show itself will begin right around 7:00 pm (dark) and we will not close until all patrons with tickets have gone through. Tickets for the Hayride are $12 per person and ages 5 and under ride for free at parental discretion. There will also be a “fast past” offered for $20 (hayride only). Tickets for the walking trail are $9 per person again children are allowed at parental discretion. Combo tickets are available at the time of original purchase and the cost is $18 for both attractions.

DATE: October 6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28 and 31
TIME: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
LOCATION: 3100 Freedom Way Hubert, NC 28539
ADMISSION: $18 for both attractions
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Haunted Zombie Shoot at Jacksonville Paintball

Join us for a screaming good time! Our haunted zombie shoot will comprise of a walk through haunted house where you must battle your way through shooting zombies and monsters to save your friends. (you will not be shot at) There will be jump scares, fog, and strobe lights. We will have plenty to do for the whole family from fire pits and smores to movie theater (bring your own lawn chairs) and pumpkin carving contest.

DATE: October 27 and 28
TIME: 7 – 10 pm
LOCATION: 130 Imperial Ln, Jacksonville, NC
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Mike’s Farm Pumpkin Patch Hayrides

One of the most popular year-round events is our fun-filled hayrides. During these rides, both kids and adults can enjoy a relaxing ride on the farm. Many of the rides seem to beak out in a “singing jubilee” that can be heard all over Onslow County!

During the month of October, the hayride takes a stop at our Pumpkin Patch. You can walk through the fields and select the perfect pumpkin to bring home. Hayrides run Tuesday & Wednesday from 1:00-5:00, Thursday & Friday from 1:00-8:00, and Saturday from 10:00-8:00. The cost is $2.00 per person for ages 3 and older. Pumpkins are weighed and run $0.79 per pound with a $4.00 minimum.

Plus,  come join us for our fun fall Saturdays on the farm during the month of October. Every Saturday throughout the month (weather permitting) we will have hayrides around the farm, pumpkin picking, live music, and more! Stay tuned for our fall music lineup and more details, we can’t be more excited!

DATE: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday of October
TIME: Tues/Wed 1pm – 5pm, Thurs/Fri 1PM-8PM, Sat 10AM-8PM
LOCATION: 1600 Haw Branch Rd
Beulaville, NC 28518
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Mike’s Farm Haunted Hayride

It’s once again time for the Haunted Hayride at Mike’s Farm presented by Fountaintown and Back Swamp Fire Department’s! This years event will take place over three scary nights in October with all proceeds going to both Fire Departments.
DATE: October 26, 27 and 28
TIME: Dark until sold out
LOCATION: 1600 Haw Branch Rd, Beulaville, NC 28518
ADMISSION:  $15 for hayride
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Northwoods United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

Northwoods’ Pumpkin Patch opens 9-7 every day, except Sunday is 11-7 until the 31st. We’ve got pumpkins aplenty and hoards of gourds… so come on!

DATE: Everyday in October
TIME: Mon-Sat 9AM-7PM, Sun 11AM-7PM
LOCATION: 1528 Gum Branch Rd Jacksonville, NC
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Haunted History Sunset Cruise

Pirating, murder, and mayhem!!! Sounds like Swansboro in the good ole days! Ride with us on our Haunted History Cruise to learn all the spooky details about those who lived and died here and may still haunt our town today! Our guest speaker will be one of the very first residents of Ward Cemetery, Mrs. Jane Bloodgood!

DATE: October  22, 27 and 29
TIME: 5pm – 6:30pm
LOCATION:  301 S Water St, Swansboro, NC
ADMISSION:  Adults $35, Kids $30
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Glo Mania Zombie Invasion

Come to Glo Mania every Friday-Sunday in the month of October for a special Halloween themed laser tag!

DATE: Friday-Sunday in October and first part of November
TIME: 6pm – 11pm
LOCATION: 375 Western Blvd Jacksonville, NC
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Dini’s Martinis A Nightmare on Front Street

WhoooOOOOoooooo is ready for our 3rd Annual Nightmare on Front Street!! This year we will be doing 2 nights, Tuesday Oct. 31st and Wednesday November 1st! Join us for a night of Fright, Music Bingo, Raffles and More! Reserve your seats by texting 9107080404

DATE: October 31 and November 1
LOCATION: 118 front St., Swansboro, NC
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Monster Bash @ Onslow Pines Park

Monster Bash-Trunk or Treat event is just around the corner! Grab your costumes, gather the family and get ready for some fun, games and candy!

DATE: October 28
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION:  Onslow Pines Park, 1244 Onslow Pines Rd.
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Not So Spooky Halloween Party @ Zing Zumm Museum

Grab your costume and your family & friends and join us for a “Not so Spooky” fun-filled Halloween celebration! It’s going to be a fa-BOO-lously good time doing the Monster Mash with DJ Tiny Tim, creating Halloween crafts, having some treats, and SO. MUCH. MORE. We highly encourage costumes, but ask that you leave your toy weapons or weapon like props at home.
Our Not So Spooky Halloween Party is $10 per person. Members receive a 10% discount. Children 12 months and under are FREE. So come kick off the weekend and Trick or Treat Yo’ self to an amaZING evening of Halloween fun.

DATE: October 27
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
LOCATION: 625 New Bridge Street Jacksonville, NC
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Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade and Pet Costume Contest @ North Topsail Beach

The Town of NTB is holding a First Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade and Pet Costume Contest! We would like to give a BIG thank you to our sponsor, Pet Supplies Plus. Please pre-register your pet by clicking on the ticket link ( All pre-registered pets will receive a goody bag from Pet Supplies Plus! You will be supporting Share the Table by bringing a non-perishable item to the event and we will have raffle tickets for purchase that will benefit Paws 4 Cause. Mark your calendars to come out and spend time with the community for a tail wagging good time!

DATE: October 25
TIME: 5pm – 7pm
LOCATION: 465 New River Inlet Rd, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
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Angry Ginger Rocky Horror Picture Show

What’s Halloween without a cult classic!? Join us in The Garden Pavilion for a night full of laughing, dancing, food, and a trip on a Time Warp! Cash prize for BEST Rocky Horror costume! We’ll be featuring some of the classic foods you see in the movie, along with some fun props! Don’t forget your tap shoes!

DATE: October 28
LOCATION: 1202 Gum Branch Road Jacksonville, NC 28546
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Angry Ginger Halloween Bash

It’s that time of year for our annual Halloween party! Join us in the pub for a night of spooky fun. We will have cash costume prizes, spooktacular drinks, and karaoke to make your bones rattle.

DATE: October 28
TIME: 9:30 PM
LOCATION: 1202 Gum Branch Road Jacksonville, NC 28546

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Halloween Party @Megaplay

Come to Megaplay on Friday October 27th for a Halloween party!

DATE: October 27
TIME: 6pm-8PM
LOCATION: 1233 Hargett Street, Jacksonville, NC

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Trunk or Treat and Costume Party @ Juniper Creek Outfitters

JCO Campground would like to invite you and your family out to our 3rd Annual Halloween Fest! Bring your campers, Trunks (Decorated Cars, Trucks, or Golf Cart/ATV), and trick or treaters! All are welcome! Enjoy a pumpkin carving contest, Trunk or Treat, hotdog roast, music, and line dancing. Plus prizes for the best decorated campsites.  To reserve your campsite for the event please message us via Facebook messenger or make reservations at or email

DATE: October 21
TIME: 5:30PM-9PM
LOCATION: 211 Baysden Pond Rd, Chinquapin, NC
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