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Charlotte, NC-- The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of events and activities for Halloween and autumn. Events are offered for all members of the family and are sure to make for a scary good time. Events include:

Sunset Family Hayride, McDowell Nature Center, Wed. Oct. 20, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., all ages, $5, children 5-under FREE. Bring the family to enjoy a fun hayride through McDowell Nature Preserve. Course Code 16267
Nature at Night Fest, McDowell Nature Center, Fri. Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., all ages, FREE. Peer at the moon through a telescope, roast marshmallows and go on a hayride. Course Code 16316
Full Moon Hike, Latta Plantation Nature Center, Fri. Oct. 22, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., ages 7-up, $4. Experience the magic of hiking in the nature preserve guided by the light of the moon. Course Code 16403
October Fest, Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center, Sat. Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., all ages, $1. Enjoy food, games, prizes, entertainment and more. Course Code 15782
Halloween Family Pumpkin Carve, Tom Sykes Rec Center, Sat. Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m., all ages, $10. Carve a pumpkin to take home and put on your porch for Halloween. Pumpkins and supplies will be provided. Course Code 15838
Halloween Party, Wear your favorite scary or funny costume and celebrate Halloween with music, games and more!, all ages, $1. Thomasboro School Rec Site Wed.Oct 27 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Course Code 16508 Martin Luther King School Rec Ste Thurs. Oct 28 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Course Code 16505 Methodist Home Rec Center Sat. Oct 30 11 a.m.-1p.m. Course Code 16535
Halloween Carnival, Thurs. Oct. 28, 6 p.m., all ages $1. Enjoy games, treats and all around fun with a costume contest, art, games and more. Ivory Baker Rec Center, Course Code 14263 Wallace Pruitt Rec Center, Course Code 15002
Fall Festival at Albemarle Road, Albemarle Road Rec Center, Fri. Oct. 29, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., all ages, FREE. Join us for family fun, food, music and outdoor activities. Course Code 16396
Creepy Crawly Critter Celebration! Reedy Creek Nature Center, Fri. Oct. 29, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., all ages, FREE. See for yourself how all creatures play an important role in our environment. Live animals, costume contest, marshmallow roast, and trick or treating all included. Course Code 16225
Spooky Day with Ray, West Charlotte Rec Center, Fri. Oct. 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., ages 5-12, $20. Come and participate in crafts, games, and tons of fun! Make sure you dress in your favorite costume and bring lunch. Course Code 18751
Ray's Haunted Tour and Halloween Carnival, Ray's Splash Planet, Fri. Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., all ages, $2 carnival in gym, $3 haunted tour. Join us for the spook-tacular haunted tour through the facility and the carnival in the gym. Come for games, contests and of course trick-or-treating. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Call for more info: 704-432-4729
Haunted Hallway, Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center, Fri. Oct. 29, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., all ages, $1. Enjoy a fun and interactive alternative to a traditional
haunted house. There will also be games and prizes! Course Code 15860