October on Ocean Isle Beach means awesome weather, few crowds, great deals on vacation rentals, and of course, Halloween! Now is the perfect time to take that fall vacation or to just get away for a weekend. With so many fun things to do and see in the area, Halloween is the perfect time to visit our community. Here are all the best family-friendly Halloween events taking place on and around Ocean Isle Beach this month.
Looking for a little fright with the family this Halloween? We have two spooky adventures you won’t want to miss. One is on land and one is on water, so there’s something for everyone. A favorite is the Grissettown Haunted Trail, which is really incredible, as it is all volunteer organized. Be sure to get there early as people come from all over the region for this adventure. For those looking for a spooky adventure on the water, you’ll want to head over to Shallotte to take a haunted swamp tour. People rave about this event, and we’re sure any Halloween fan will love this unique haunted tour of the Shallotte river and swamp. Here are some details on these two spooky adventures.
Grissettown Haunted Trail
If you like to be scared to death, but in a fun way, while supporting a great charity, then we have the perfect event for you. The annual Grissettown Haunted Trail takes place this October each Friday and Saturday night. On Wednesday, October, 31 there is a special Halloween event. All proceeds from the event, support the Grissettown Longwood Fire Department. The trail takes about 30 minutes to complete, and while it is family friendly, this is not a great event for the little ones.
Haunted Swamp Tour and Tower of Terror Zip Line Adventure
The Shallotte River Swamp Park presents two spooky fun adventures. One option is to take a tour through the historic haunted Shallotte River Swamp aboard a boat, in the pitch-black darkness. The swamp is full of creatures with no legs and creatures with many legs. There are stories of bootleggers, swamp bandits, and a swamp Looking for an even more scary adventure? Try the Tower of Terror Zip Line. The zip line features 1800 feet of zip lines ninety feet off the ground in the pitch dark. Sounds scary to us! Click here for more details.
Fun and not too spooky events
Not looking to be scared to death but still want to get into the Halloween spirit. No problem! Here are a couple of really fun activities that are family-friendly, Halloween themed and just around the corner from your Ocean Isle Beach vacation rental.
Southport’s Classic Cars n’ Rock n’ Roll
Just a few miles down the road you’ll find Southport, N.C, and the Southport Classic Car n’ Rock n’ Roll Show. Join the crowd for a rockin’ good time at this fun family friendly event. The event features a dance contest, costume contest, and lots of prizes! Of course, there will be all sorts of live music. Don’t forget to stick around for the winner of the car show.Southport, NCOctober 26, 2009. Admission is free!
Fright Light Halloween Laser Music Show- Ingram Planetarium
Immerse yourself in our Halloween themed Fright Light Laser Music Halloween Special. Featuring hand-rendered laser artwork, 360 degrees of live lighting effects, and Halloween music favorites such as “Thriller” by Michael Jackson and “Men in Black” by Will Smith, Fright Light is sure to bring out your inner goblin. Fright Light is family-friendly, though all laser music shows feature concert level sound. There are lots of pulsing and quick moving lights. This may not be appropriate for extremely small children or those sensitive to loud noises and bright, flickering lights.Show times for Fright Light are as follows:Saturday, October 26 at 7:00pmSaturday, October 31 at 7:00pm Admission is $9.50 for adults, $7.50 for children 12 and under, and $8.50 for seniors 62+. Children under 2 years of age are free. All laser music shows are free to Ingram Planetarium members.
Three fun Halloween projects you can do at home
Looking for some fun crafts and activities to do with the kids? Or maybe you’re just looking to bring a little beach Halloween style to your home. Well, we have just the thing for you with these three great craft ideas that combine elements of the beach and Halloween.
Hosting a Halloween beach bash has never been easier with this fun Halloween hack. This unique cooler allows you to combine the beach and pumpkins into one really fun cooler. Not only can you carve out small pumpkins to serve up things like chips and dip, but you can also use a large-sized pumpkin to serve as your drink cooler.
Making a pumpkin cooler is easy and keeps your drinks on display and ready for use while keeping them cold and festively adorned. It’s simple. Carve out a pumpkin, line it with plastic wrap, fill it with ice. Your guests will love it!
Beach themed pumpkin carving
Give your pumpkins a little coastal flare this Halloween by trading in that old boring Jack-O-Lantern carving for some beach-inspired carving. Choose your favorite coastal elements to start your planning. Lighthouses, palm trees, seashells, crabs, sand dollars, and starfish are just a few of the many ways to give your pumpkin that fun beachy look. If you want to make your pumpkin even more beachy add a sandy exterior. All you need is some spray adhesive and roll it in sand.
If the thought of carving a Jack-O-Lantern into your pumpkins this year isn’t your cup of tea, try this beach-inspired alternative. How about carving a Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern? Get creative and bring a touch of the beach to your home for your Halloween party or just use them as decorations and centerpieces. Get creative and be fun or spooky. Either way, you’ll be bringing the beach spirit into your Halloween celebration.
All you need to do now is to book your Ocean Isle Beach vacation home. Need help finding the perfect vacation home for your visit? We have a great selection of rentals. From condos to larger homes, we have a home that will suit your needs and your budget. Give one of our friendly reservationists a call today to plan your fall Ocean Isle Beach vacation.