Belmont, N.C., Ushering in a Spooktacular Season of Events


Belmont, N.C., blooms with fright and fun this Halloween. From events in historic downtown to activities at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, this spooktacular season has a little something for all ages in October and November.

Belmont’s revelries kick off on Oct. 19, 7 p.m., with a festive film in Stowe Park. Blankets, chairs and snacks are welcome during the year’s final Movies in the Park. Concessions will be available for purchase as well.

The terrors continue during the weekend of Oct. 26-27 with macabre merriment across the city.

At Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the 300 acres transforms into not-so-scary Bootanical. The family friendly event – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day – includes children’s costume parades, games, s’mores around a campfire and other fall festivities. And in historic downtown Belmont, Saturday celebrations unfold for children and adults. Beginning at 2 p.m. in Stowe Park, BooFest features live music, carnival rides, costume contests and more. The fun spills out of the park as the sun fades for the second annual Nightmare on Main Street – an adult evening of spirited beverages and dancing followed by a downtown bar crawl.

The season extends into November at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Tradition and family are honored during Dia de los Muertos, Nov. 2-3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The remembrance weekend allows guests to immerse into one of the most important celebrations across Mexico and Latin America with crafts, entertainment, food, beverages and a sugar skull workshop.

Witches and warlocks plan ahead and beware – there’s a real haunt happening in Belmont, N.C. this Halloween.