Halloween isn’t just about a single day of Trick or Treating. We think the entire month of October is a great time to celebrate with pumpkins, costumes, and more! Take a look at some of the fun 2016 Halloween events we’ve found in Jacksonville NC.
Where: Blue Creek Elementary School Cafeteria
When: Oct 17
Everyone 12 and under should take advantage of the upcoming Pumpkin Painting Party in Jacksonville NC. The event is free and will begin at 6 p.m. at Blue Creek Elementary. Free pumpkins will be available, as well paint, but only while the pumpkin supply lasts! You can also bring your own pumpkin if you’d prefer. Door prizes and goodie bags will be given out to those who attend.
New Bern Ghost Walk 2016
Where: Historic Downtown New Bern
When: Oct 27-29
The New Bern Ghostwalk has been an area mainstay for quite a while now, in fact, this will be the 26th annual occurrence of the Ghostwalk. New Bern Ghostwalk 2016: Whispers from the Past will take you through homes, churches, businesses and the Cedar Grove Cemetery to visit various ghost sites. You’ll meet the spirits of New Bern’s past and learn about their stories. The Thursday night event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and the following two nights will go from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
2016 Halloween Costume Contest in Jacksonville NC
Where: Carmike Cinema 16
When: Oct 29 @ 9 a.m.
Children under 12 and their parents are invited to join in for a fun costume contest and movie day at the Carmike Cinema 16. Admission to the contest and movie is just three canned goods per person, which will be donated to the Onslow County Christmas Cheer program. Age groups for the contest will be: 5 and under, 6-8, 9-12 and a group family category. There will also be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize for each category. The movie will immediately follow the contest.