September 29, 2017

Stephen McDaniel’s Guide to Halloween in the High Country

Where to take the small ones to get a years worth of candy, in just one night!


Halloween is that wonderful time of the year of dressing up in silly costumes, getting a thrill from spooky haunted houses and of course- TRICK OR TREAT CANDY! But where do you go to get to hit the sweet treat jack pot? Vincent Properties real estate broker and father of 3, Stephen McDaniel has done the research for you to bring home the gold (wrapped candies, that is)!

Stephen McDaniel's Family during Halloween

My wife and our three sons at Trunk or Treat!


  Boone Boo! – Visit the Jones House in downtown Boone and go from store to store where merchants stay open to greet the little ghost and goblins – plenty of other events for the kids on the Jones House Lawn.  Costume contest, MAGIC SHOW, Arts and Crafts, and more.

Boone Mall – Visit the mall for some indoor fun, especially if the weather does not cooperate.

 Appalachian State University – Stop by several of the dormitories for some candy treats and neat Halloween fun.

Little Girl in Costume Trick or Treats for Halloween

 Blowing Rock

  Downtown Halloween Festival – lots of activities, games, fun, prizes food and a monster march down main street.  If you haven’t ever seen 100+ cute kids walking down the street dressed in costume, you will not want to miss this. The Blowing Rock Parks and Rec Department really puts on a good show for the kids.  Trick or Treat with the town merchants as well.

  First Baptist Blowing Rock, Trunk or Treat – visit numerous cars with different spooky themes and get candy and food along the way.  Central location for quick and easy Halloween fun.

  Tweetsie Railroad – For the whole month of October the theme park turns ghoulish with a themed trained ride, scary forest and other Halloween events and shows.  Only open for certain nights and tickets are required but plenty of fun for a wide range of ages.

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

   Harvest Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Valle Crucis

Located almost next door to the Original Mast General Store. The farm has a 7 acre corn maze and is open Friday-Sunday only

New River Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Deep Gap

The Brown Family Farm is located just outside of Boone, NC and offers a pumpkin patch, corn maze, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides and train ride.

Ashe County Corn Maze

The maze features much more than a corn maze!  Make a day of your trip and play horse shoes and corn hole, jump in the bounce house, ride the pipe slide, roast a marshmallow and get your face painted on the weekend.


 Stay tuned for Stephen’s list of recommended Children’s Dentist in the High Country! 




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