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Halloween on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Graveyard of the Atlantic, Kill Devil Hills, Ghosts of The Lost Colony...these names alone make the OBX a spooky destination. The Outer Banks is hauntingly full of great events to attend and sights to beware and don't miss the top reasons why we are Fired Up For Fall.

Little Girl Holding a Pumpkin

Looking for something a little less terrifying? Saturdays in October, come to the farm, take a hayride to the farm’s pumpkin patch, and find your perfect pumpkin to take home at Pumpkin Patch Saturdays. Follow the season's theme and ride down to Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. The Museum recognizes the plethora of shipwrecks that dot the shoreline of the OBX and offers programming year-round for people of all ages. Daily offerings include a family- and youth-friendly scavenger hunt that has visitors searching for objects throughout the Museum and receiving a special surprise for their efforts. The Museum also introduces a new exhibit annually.

graveyard of atlantic

See the mysteries of Halloweentown and visit the ghosts of pirates in the Graveyard of the Atlantic! Plus, children can trick or treat at booths of local businesses and organizations handing out surprises during the event. Keep an eye out for the many other Trick-or-Treat events around the community as we get closer to the season. (OBX insiders tip: Don't miss the scarily delicious monster-themed Duck Donuts.) Bring your friends and family to celebrate the arrival of fall at Island Farm! On the first four Saturdays in October, Island Farm will be hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch event. 

duck donut halloween

Can't wait until October?  More year-round family fun includes hunting ghost crabs along the beach (#11 on our Bucket List) or OBX Ghost tours. You'll be entertained as a guide leads you through downtown Manteo by lantern telling the spooky stories that make the Outer Banks one of the most haunted beaches in America! Whether you believe it or not, you'll enjoy your time at OBX Ghost Tours. Book now for the time of your afterlife! Lastly is the Dare to Scare 5K & Sweet Treat Fun Run, a rain or shine event at the Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese at the Dare County Center.