With pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and haunted houses popping up all around Winston-Salem, North Carolina, there’s no shortage of Halloween festivities to enjoy between attending Halloween parties and planning for trick-or-treating (whether you’re getting in on the action or staying in to pass out treats!).  

Regardless of how you choose to have fun this Halloween, be sure to review these Halloween safety tips provided by the WSNC police department before you venture out. Your personal safety should always be a top priority when planning your Halloween festivities, and being alert, informed, and cautious is particularly important if you’re chaperoning any trick-or-treaters!

Project Pumpkin at Wake Forest University

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 3:00pm to 6:00pm 

Hearn Plaza
1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Every year since 1989, over 800 children and youth from local agencies are welcomed to the Reynolda WFU campus by more than 400 student volunteers representing over 90 WFU campus organizations. Project Pumpkin offers kids a safe place to trick-or-treat, play carnival games, and enjoy Halloween-themed entertainment.

To read more about Project Pumpkin’s origins, check out this article.

To host your own booth, visit Project Pumpkin's website. 


Trick-or-Treat in Old Salem 

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

South Main Street (Old Salem), Winston-Salem, NC 27101 

Looking for a festive, safe place to take a group trick-or-treating (or partake in the trick-or-treating)? Head to Old Salem where residents and businesses alike will be waiting with plenty of goodies for trick-or-treaters. There’s just something extra special about strolling down cobblestone streets, being warmly welcomed by locals of this historical neighborhood, and trick-or-treating surrounded by Old Salem’s beautiful architecture and old-world charm.

In fact, it’s so nice Southern Living ranked it as one of the South’s best places to trick-or-treat.

Read more about joining the Old Salem community for festive fall events on their website.

Truck & Treat BOOsted at Kaleideum North

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm 

Kaleideum North
400 W Hanes Mill Road | Winston-Salem, 27105 United States 

Treats, FrankenSTEM, and science, oh my! This is the perfect party to help your trick-or-treaters learn a thing or two while they celebrate Halloween. Join in on the fun with Kaleideum North’s spin on trunk-or-treat. This one has a $5.00 admission fee, but it’s worth every penny to load up on candy, entertainment, and science education.


These are a few of our favorite ways to celebrate Halloween here in Winston-Salem, for more fall festivities, spooky sights, and ways to get into the Halloween spirit, head on over to: 

What's Happening in Winston-Salem: October 2018

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