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The following is a list of Halloween or Halloween-related events upcoming in the Roanoke Valley.

The list is not a comprehensive schedule of events but includes those either sent to rrspin or compiled from various websites or community social media pages.

Trick-or-treating times will be listed closer to Halloween.

Roanoke Rapids

Night at the Museum on October 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Roanoke Canal Museum.

The event includes pumpkin carving and campfire hotdogs.


Storytime at the Museum on October 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This event includes preschool story reading, costumes and carnival games


Haunted House, Halloween Carnival at T.J. Davis on October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The haunted house is recommended for ages 12 and older and the carnival is recommended for ages 12 and under.


Trunk or Treat at Doyle Field on October 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the parks and recreation and police departments.


Halloween Party at Chaloner Recreation Center from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

There will be food, games and candy.


Roanoke Rapids Public Library invites parents and children up to age 12 to stop by the library anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on October 31.

Candy will be distributed to children along with the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt or complete an activity sheet for prizes.  


The Enfield Police Department will host its trunk or treat event from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 31 at the Parks and Rec field on Southeast Railroad Street.


The Halifax County Library will host this year’s Halloween Treat on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.   

There will be a Wizard of Oz themed scavenger hunt in recognition of the movie's 80th anniversary.  

There will also be other inside and outside activities with weather permitting.  

This is a family-friendly free event for all ages but goody bags will be given out to children up to 12 only.  

Everyone is welcome to dress up but not required to participate.  

The library will be closed at 4 p.m. and then reopen at 5 p.m. for the event.

The library is located at 33 Granville Street in Halifax.

Scotland Neck

Sylvan Heights will hold trick-or-treat with the birds on October 31 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Costumed characters will be stationed throughout the park handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. There will be Halloween-themed educational activity stations and live animal encounters.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no admission fee for adults accompanying children.


There will be a trunk or treat in Scotland Neck on October 31 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The event will be held at the Town Commons located at 1310 Main Street.

Lakeland Performing Arts Center

The center will host a screening of the 1925 silent film Phantom of the Opera with live organ accompaniment from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on October 25.


The town of Gaston will hold a trunk or treat event October 31 beginning  at 6:30 p.m. at Dwight Hall Ball Park.

The event is for children up to 18.

Those participating are encouraged to wear costumes.

There will be free hot dogs, juices and candy.


Gaston Fire-Rescue-EMS will host Halloween at the Firehouse on October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Toy Story characters will be at the event and there will be treats, a bounce house, giant slide and hayride. There will be carnival games, prizes and emergency response vehicles at the event.

Northampton County

The Northampton County Recreation Department and Cultural and Wellness Center will host an All Hallow’s Eve Spooktacular Kids Night Out from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 23 at the center located on Highway 305 in Jackson.

There will be a haunted hayride and tricks and treats.

The event is geared for children 12 and younger.


East Tenth Street Christian Church will hold trick or treat October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


First Christian Church will hold a trunk or treat on October 26 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at its property on Highway 125.


Rosemary United Methodist Church on October 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the church will hold a fall festival in the fellowship hall.

There will be games, food and candy.


Valley Community Church in Weldon will hold its annual trunk or treat October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church. The Weldon Police Department is partnering with the church.