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13 AVL Halloween Happenings: Paranormal Hiking, Bar Crawl, Ecstatic Dancing, Free Candy and more... 10/28/21

1) Halloween Bar Crawl

Get spooky Downtown at this year's Halloween Bar Crawl! Dress up and enjoy complimentary drinks or food from local favorites like Banks Ave, Cultivated Cocktails, Dalton Distillery, Jack of the Wood, One World Brewing, The Aventine, and Twin Leaf Brewing. Check-in is from 4 pm - 6 pm at Jack of the Wood and tickets are just $25 for singles or $20 per person in a group of 4.

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2) Tricks and Treats with Dog and Pony Show

Join Dog and Pony Show this Halloweekend for Tricks, Treats, and a costume contest! Bring your pooch or just yourself Downtown to Dog and Pony Show to enter all Halloweekend long! Browse their unique gifts, Asheville collectibles and see if you get tricked or treated!

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3) Monster Market at Highland Brewing

Attention all you ghosts and ghouls! Celebrate at Highland Brewing with a monstrous-sized market on Saturday. The Highland Meadow will be filled up with awesome local vendors, live music, and costume contests for the whole fam…including the furry ones! And scoot over vampires,  The Blood Connection will be on site for a blood drive. 

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4) Not a Halloween happening, but happening on Halloween - ART in the valley!
This is the hottest valley of artists in all of Asheville and they'll be opening their studios and homes to you this weekend at the 4th annual Beaverdam Studio Tour. Twenty five artists working in Beaverdam Valley—plus five guest artists—are excited to welcome visitors to see their work, talk with them, and purchase handmade art and craft. Oct. 30th (10 am- 5 pm) and 31st (12 pm-5 pm) Explore different media including ceramics, painting, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, paper art, photography, and more.
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5) Drive-Thru Treats for Free

If you've missed out on some of AVL Parks and Rec's celebrations for this Halloween, don't worry! This Friday, October 29, from 6-9 pm join AVL Parks and Rec in celebrating Halloween at their rec office! This event is 100% free and open to all ages and abilities. Pick up candy, other treats, or even non-food related gifts. 

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6) Paranormal Hiking

 For centuries folks have claimed to have seen the mysterious "Brown Mountain Lights" — bright orbs that strangely appear between dusk and dawn and that are believed to be ghostly spirits of murder victims, fairies,  UFOs 🛸 or extraterrestrials. A great place the look for these orbs is on the Hawksbill Mountain Trail. It's a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Jonas Ridge.  You'll find views of Linville Gorge from the top, perfect for looking for colorful leaves, and for those seeking spooky orb vibes!
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7) Shattered Glass Ice Cream (gulp)

It’s not to late to get your favorite spooky ice cream from The Hop! Taste Bloody Remains, a frightfully delicious frozen tomb of raspberry and white chocolate, or the Fear the Reaper, a chocolate ice cream made with the world's hottest pepper. Use code Halloween2021 to get $2 off any specialty or original pint!

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8) Ginger's Witchin' Halloween

Enjoy a full Halloweekend of fun, spooky, and silly activities at Ginger's Revenge! Kicking off this Friday, enjoy live music from 7 pm - 9 pm by Wille Franke paired perfectly with food from The Smokin’ Onion. On Saturday, stop by to get your hands on some Fairy Hair by Fairy Mary and BBQ from Bear’s Smokehouse. And finally, enjoy Tarot Readings and the iconic Trashy Vegan Food truck to finish up the weekend. 

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9) Halloween Charcuterie Workshop

Learn how to make a beautiful charcuterie board while sipping on beer. That's right! Catawba Brewing Co. has partnered up with AVL Charcuterie Co. for an exclusive Halloween Charcuterie Board Making Class! This board includes a variety of meats, cheeses and includes fruits and desserts! Tickets are $85 per board and will include one beer with your ticket! 

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10) Dance with Drumspyder

It's tried and true that there’s something exceptionally powerful about an entire community sharing in the magic of ecstatic dance. Saturday night dancing your heart out will be irresistible so prepare to bass up and get down. Get your costume-crazy self ready to boogie at the Halloween Ecstatic Dance with Drumspyder! Happening in Pack Square Park, Saturday at 5:45 pm for the most epic costume contest Downtown has ever seen. 

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11) Halloween Wine and Candy Pairing

For the adult who digs candy but feels silly trick or treating (as you should)-  Join Pleb for a Wine and Candy flight on Saturday and/or Sunday to get your spooky spirited plans started right...with candy AND wine.

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12) Pumpkin Custard from Pad Thai AVL

Not a candy fan? Try Sankaya or Thai pumpkin custard. It's a Thai-style inside out pumpkin pie in which a lightly sweetened coconut milk and egg custard is steamed inside of a hollowed out pumpkin. A perfect balance of textures, the steamed egg custard inside shows the influence of the Portuguese on Thai cuisine, who introduced the idea of adding eggs to desserts in the 1600's. To get this beautiful and delicious seasonal treat, stop by Pad Thai Asheville (pictured)!

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13) LEAF Halloweek!

Tonight kicks off LEAF Global Arts Halloween Week Celebration with a fan favorite “Funkin’ Around With King Garfield”! King Garfield will be taking on the stage Downtown at LEAF Global's headquarters from 7 pm to 9 pm. There will be a five dollar cover at the door! Let’s get scary! LOTS more Halloween to be had for adults AND kids all the way through the weekend at LEAF Global. 👻

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