October is here, and with it comes thoughts of costumes, pumpkins and candy. If you’re looking for some Halloween fun near your home at Bradford, Cary delivers quite nicely! Check out some of these upcoming events as you make your fall plans:
Costume Dance Party
Cary Arts Center
Bring your kids in their costumes to the Cary Arts Center form 1 until 2:30 on October 22 for a Costume Dance Party. Kids can enjoy refreshments, art and dancing, and awards will be given for the best costumes.
Reel-ly Scary Cary Film Series
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Just in time for Halloween, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre will be hosting its annual Reel-ly Scary Cary Film Series. Starting October 27, the Booth Amphitheatre will be transformed into an outdoor film viewing venue, showing Halloween-themed movies. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the event includes a haunted house, with the films starting at 7:30. The Thursday showing is the 1974 version of Young Frankenstein, followed by Goosebumps on Friday and Conjuring 2 on Saturday. Special events like costume contests, trick or treat and pumpkin carving help make this a festive experience. Cost is $10 and includes the haunted house, events and movie.
The Cary Theater
On Friday October 28 The Cary Theater is hosting the first annual Zombiepalooza. The event will feature cosplay zombies, classic zombie films and modern zombie films from local filmmakers. The free event is open to the public, and you are welcome to dress up! The best dressed zombie will win a prize. If you’re not sure about the makeup part of your costume, Prestige Day Spa will be offering face painting. The event ends with a free outdoor showing of The Night of the Living Dead (1968) at 9:30.
Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve
Get in the Halloween spirit by carving your pumpkin in downtown Cary with the rest of the community. The Pumpkin Patch has pumpkins available, or you can bring your own, and enjoy the carving stations as you create your masterpiece. The event will feature showings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” as well as other free pumpkin-themed activities. With the purchase of a $5 pumpkin, guests 13 and older can join a 3D Pumpkin Carving Instructional class, held at 2:30 and 4:30.
As you can see, Cary starts the holiday season in grand style, celebrating Halloween with multiple family-friendly events. Make plans to attend the one that best meets your tastes, or plan to attend all of them, as you celebrate all things spooky this Halloween.