Believe it or not, there was no Halloween in Winston-Salem
Its hard to believe the North Carolina town made infamous for witches trails actually started to celebrate Halloween much later than most towns in the United States. But this actually make perfect sense. If you were living in a town of people that went absolutely crazy over the presence of witches would you be so bold to begin celebrating the holiday?
Feel free to read more about the trails on the Wikipedia page. Even if this city had no historical connection to Halloween its still the most spooky place to be at this time of year.
We live in the 21st century we can but all that witch nonsense behind us, right?
Halloween Events in Old Salem
There may be no historical connection but once the people of the city felt safe that they wouldn’t be hung for being accused of being an evil spirit they sure did embrace this time of year. The city is full of events now. Find what’s being staged in October of 2013 below:
Legends and Lanterns - Regular haunted houses can not compare. If spooky is your thing or you just love seeing other people spooked then come walk by lantern on historic streets of Old Salem. You will be led to different stop where you will ghastly tales. This takes place on the night of Oct 25th and 29th from 6 pm to 9 pm. There is a fee to join the tour: $20 adult and $15 for children. Meet at the Horton Museum Center to begin the tour
Pumpkin Carving – This is an event for children and begins at 10 AM and lasts till 4 PM on Oct 26th at Salem Square. Show off your pumpkin carving talents the pumpkins are free and prizes will be awarded but you will need to bring your own carving tools. A great time to spend with the kids
Trick or Treat in Old Salem – An event to make Halloween safe and enjoyable for the youth. Oct 27th from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at the Old Salem Museum. Includes trick or treating in the historic area where adults will be stationed at different doors supplying the candy.
See a list of the different events we recommend.