October in the Outer Banks is a magical time of year! The weather is typically favorable, so you can still enjoy the sunshine on the beach. There are also plenty of Halloween or fall-related activities to enjoy. From the mainland in Currituck down to Manteo, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Reserve your October Outer Banks house rental and prepare for a spooky season you will never forget.
OB-Xscape Rooms: Rest In Peace Motel – Southern Shores, North Carolina
Navigate an escape room with a nightmarish twist! Escape from Eddie along with your friends from his Rest In Peace Motel. You can scream, but no outside help is coming! This is rated as an extremely challenging game; participants start the game blindfolded with their hands bound in front of them. This escape room is best for groups of 4-8 people; you must be 18 years old to participate. It is recommended to book your tickets early for this one! Visit their website to learn more and to reserve your tickets today.
Address for your GPS: 1 Ocean BLVD Suite 109-111 Southern Shores, N.C. 27949
Outer Banks Ghost Tour – Manteo, North Carolina
This is the most haunted Outer Banks ghost tour available! Discover what makes the Outer Banks the spookiest beach in America! Your guide will entertain you with thrilling stories on a walk around downtown Manteo. The tour is $25 for persons 13 years and older and $20 for persons 12 and under. Visit their website to pick your date and pre-reserve your tour.
Wicked Woods – East Lake, North Carolina
Deep within the woods of East Lake, North Carolina you’ll enjoy this classic haunted attraction. It is $20 (cash only) per person. The dates of operation are October 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29. The scares start as soon as the sun goes down and don’t stop until 11:00 p.m.
Address from your GPS: 18766 US HWY64 East Lake, N.C. 27953
Backwoods Haunt – Currituck, North Carolina
This is a one-of-a-kind walk deep in the dark woods of Currituck. It is filled with live actors and multiple scare zones. Bring your nightmares to life! This is only open on select dates: Friday, October 28th, Saturday, October 29th, and Sunday, October 30th. The nightmare begins at 7 p.m. and ends at midnight. You can purchase a one-time walk-through for $15 or an unlimited walk-through for $25. Enjoy a discount on tickets when you preorder via their website.
Address for your GPS: 4429 Caratoke Hwy Barco, N.C. 27917
Island Farm’s 11th Annual Pumpkin Patch – Manteo, North Carolina
Celebrate the arrival of fall at Island Farm! Island Farm will host its 11th Annual Pumpkin Patch event on the first four Saturdays in October. Select the perfect pumpkin; there will be plenty to choose from. They were all locally grown in Chowan County by a descendant of the farm. Enjoy historical games, doll crafting, candle making, giveaways, and fun fall activities! Take a trip through the straw bale maze, or participate in “Pumpkin Chunkin” and test your pumpkin-launching abilities using a traditional trebuchet! Shop local vendors and enjoy the best open-fire-cooked popcorn, hearth-cooked corn cakes, and apple cider. Admission for visitors aged four and older is $10. Children 0-3 are admitted for free.
Address for your GPS: 140 N. US Hwy 64 Manteo, N.C. 27954
Grandy’s Greenhouse & Farmer’s Market – Grandy, North Carolina
Chances are you’ve probably driven past Grandy’s Greenhouse & Farmer’s Market on the way to your Outer Banks house rental and perhaps even stopped in for some wonderful produce to enjoy. Their big green sign and green and white striped awnings are hard to miss. Stop by for a hayride this October! Enjoy a tour of the grounds on their open hay trailer. Tickets are $10 per person and are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The hayride takes you back to their pumpkin patch through the cotton and sunflower fields, where you can find your perfect pumpkin. Afterward, you can make a scarecrow and enjoy a small cup of frozen yogurt and apple cider – their treat! Visit their website to learn more.
Address for your GPS: 6264 Caratoke Hwy Grandy, N.C. 27939
Night of 1587 Pumpkins at The Elizabethan Gardens – Manteo, North Carolina
Head to the Elizabethan Gardens to be a part of this new event! They will attempt to light 1,587 jack-o-lanterns in honor of the English colonists who came to Roanoke Island in 1587. There will also be trick-or-treating, contests, and of course, pumpkins! Everyone is encouraged to come in costume. Jack-o-lanterns are provided by event attendees, so if you visit, please bring a few carved pumpkins! The event takes place on Saturday, October 29th, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Visit their website to purchase tickets – this is a dog-friendly event!
Address for your GPS: 1411 National Park Drive Manteo, N.C. 27954
6th Annual Dare to Scare 5k & Fun Run – Manteo, North Carolina
You don’t want to miss this fun, annual event! The fun takes place on October 22nd and begins at the Virginia S. Tillet Community Center in Manteo. The event benefits the annual Virginia S. Tillet Community Center Toy Drive. The Toy Drive benefits more than 400 local youth throughout Dare County. Participants are encouraged to dress in their Halloween best to win a prize. Registration is currently open.
Address for your GPS: 950 Marshall C. Collins Drive Manteo, N.C. 27948
Christmas Shop & General Store – Manteo, North Carolina
The Christmas Shop has a spooky merchandise display available for booking year-round. Whether you visit in October or July, you can always get your spooky fix here! In October, they kick it up a notch by adding a beautiful display of mums and pumpkins. This year will be no exception! Stop by for the perfect fall photo op; afterward, head inside to explore all the nooks and crannies of this great gift shop. You won’t be disappointed!
Address for your GPS: 621 South Highway 64 Manteo, N.C. 27954
Book your stay today! You can check availability on our website anytime. We offer Outer Banks house rentals from Corolla to Nags Head. From condos to larger homes that can accommodate groups, we have the perfect Outer Banks rental to fit your needs. We would be happy to assist you in your vacation planning; please reach out any time!
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