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Our Hatteras Visitors Guide to Halloween

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October is a fun time of year for those who look forward to Halloween festivities. Whether you’re in it for the costumes or you can’t wait to collect the candy, this is a holiday that has a little something for everyone to enjoy. When you’re hoping to elevate the fun even further, consider heading to Hatteras Island this year. Hatteras Island is a family-friendly vacation destination that always has something to offer no matter the season. If you’re lucky enough to make your way in this direction over Halloween, you’ll be in for some spooky entertainment that’s truly one-of-a-kind. The following North Carolina Halloween guide is a great place to start when you’re excited to boost your itinerary and make the most of every moment of your stay.

Be a Part of Trunk or Treat

Many families head to Hatteras Island over Halloween to enjoy fun that’s fit for all ages. A great annual event that happens this time of year is Trunk or Treat. Instead of going door to door asking for candy and costumes, this event invites attendees to make their way to the parking area of the Beach Club in Avon. Located next to the Avon Pier, this space is scenic, spacious, and ideal for trick or treating from car to car instead. Trunk or Treat sees participating vehicles filled with delicious candies that children and adults can collect as they move from space to space. The event is entirely free to attend and typically happens in the evening hours. While the Avon Trunk or Treat experience is a popular one, there are similar events held in Frisco and Hatteras village alike, so visitors will have plenty of options to enjoy this holiday season.

Enjoy Beach Views

If you find yourself looking to enjoy something far from traditional this Halloween, make sure your Hatteras Island getaway includes some time on the shoreline. The beauty of booking a stay this way this time of year is that daily highs still linger in the 70s. That means you have every reason to head out and take a stroll on the sand, build a sandcastle with the kids, or try shelling. Making the most of a beautiful beach day doesn’t require a costume, but it can be a very welcome addition to your Halloween itinerary.

Look Forward to the Seasonal Drum Tournament

Avid angling enthusiasts will want to take note that Halloween also marks the arrival of the annual NCBBA Red Drum Tournament on Hatteras Island. This event typically aligns with the holiday fun and showcases the area’s miles upon miles of world-class fishing grounds. In years past, the tournament has been hosted in the waters near Avon, but there are opportunities to cast a line just about anywhere in between. Whether you choose to participate in the competition or enjoy viewing from the shoreline, it’s one you won’t want to miss.

Visit the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

A highlight of any trip to Hatteras Island is the opportunity for visitors to get up close to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse while they’re in town. You don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the eye-catching facade this lighthouse hosts. When you see the black and white stripes stretching up to the sky, you’ll know you’re in the right place. A trip to the lighthouse over Halloween can be a fun addition to the itinerary when you’re in the mood to enjoy some stunning Atlantic Coast views. There’s plenty of green space to enjoy around the lighthouse, so even if you can’t climb to the observation deck, you could plan to settle in and watch the sunset this Halloween.

Try the Haunted Trail If You Dare

When your Halloween getaway to Hatteras Island includes time in Hatteras village, it’s the ideal opportunity to check out the haunted trail that’s put together this time of year. Organized by the Hatteras Village Civic Association, the haunted trail is an annual experience that’s designed to spook participants of all ages. If you’re brave enough, you can make your way along the haunted trail and see if you’re up to keeping calm despite the surprises that await along the way. This is typically a one-night-only event, so you’ll want to keep your eye on the event calendar to make sure you’re there to participate.

Savor a Halloween Wine Tasting

Travelers heading to Hatteras Island with a group of adult friends who share a passion for wine will want to be sure to take part in the annual Freaky Friday Halloween Wine Tasting event hosted at the Lee Robinson General Store. This North Carolina Halloween wine-tasting experience is organized to benefit the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation. It’s a chance to enjoy time in the village in good company while savoring delicious wines and finger foods for a good cause.

Book Your Getaway Today

When you’re ready to take your Halloween adventures to the next level of fun, Midgett Realty is here to make sure you have luxurious accommodations to match while you follow this Hatteras visitors guide. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your October journey!