Check out Asheville Parks & Recreation Festival of Frights!

A weeklong celebration of all things spooky!

From haunted ‘castles’ to drive through trick or treating, Asheville Parks & Recreation has an event for all ages. Check them out – but don’t get scared!


Virtual Costume Contest

It’s time for that spooky season, and the WNC Nature Center is celebrating with a virtual costume contest!

Entering is easy – take a picture of your child and/or family in their Halloween costume and email it to by Wednesday, November 3. Voting will start on November 7 on the WNC Nature Center Facebook page!

Share your spookiest, most creative, and animal/nature themed costumes, and the winners with the most likes will receive prizes valued at $50 or more!



Kooky Spooky Toddler Day

Friday, October 22, 10 a.m. – Noon


$5/child – Ages 5 and under with parent

The gym turns into an orange and black Halloween fun place with a variety of inflatables, toys, activity tables and light refreshments. Come dressed up and join our costume parade.


Halloween BINGO at Harvest House

Thursday, October 28, 3-5 p.m.

Harvest House


Dress up in your best costume and play BINGO at Harvest House. Prizes will be awarded to BINGO winners and for best costume.


Halloween Drive-Through

Friday, October 29, 6-9 p.m.

Recreation Office


Join us for our second annual Halloween Drive-Through! This event is open to all ages and abilities, and will feature edible and non-food related items.


Haunted Castle on the Hill

Friday-Saturday, October 29-30, 7-10 p.m.



Looking for a spooky fright this Halloween? There will be plenty of ghost and ghouls and visions of things that go bump in the night at the Haunted Castle on the Hill


Halloween Fun Night and BINGO

Saturday, October 30, 7-9 p.m.



Dress up for the occasion and enjoy the Halloween decorations and play BINGO at the Burton Street Center. Food will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to BINGO winners.


Halloween Boo Fest

Sunday, October 31, 6-8 p.m.



Come say trick or treat as you walk through the path of sweet goblins and goons.


Find our full program guide on our website –


Asheville Parks & Recreation is committed to providing quality programs in a safe environment for everyone in our community.  For more information about these and all Asheville Parks & Recreation programs, visit our website at, our Facebook page at or call 828-259-5800.