DARKNESS FALLS. EVIL RISES. Every weekend night, Carowinds transforms into a horror-filled nightmare. From mazes with terrifying creatures around every corner to thrill rides that’ll haunt your dreams, it’s everything you fear and can’t wait to experience. Smarties, we’re talking about Scarowinds’ Halloween Haunt.
Scarowinds is recommended for Ages 13 and up. If you have any reservations about what is the right age for your child, read my blog here from my first time and it will give you a good guideline.
Scarowinds Halloween Haunt Hours:
Friday nights – 7p-midnight
Saturday nights – 7p-midnight
Saturday 10/19 & 10/26 – 7p-1a
October Sundays – 7p-midnight
The Great Pumpkin Fest:
The Great Pumpkin Fest is the day version of Carowinds’ Halloween festivities. Every weekend day through Halloween, you can go to Carowinds’ Great Pumpkin Fest, which takes place every Saturday and Sunday in October inside Carowinds’ Planet Snoopy. The Great Pumpkin Fest celebrates all the fun of the fall season with costumes, games, hands on activities and Snoopy and his pals giving hugs, high fives, and treats. Great Pumpkin Fest activities are included with the price of daytime admission to Carowinds. The park is open from 10a-5:30p on October Saturdays and Sundays with The Great Pumpkin Fest going from noon to 5p.
The Charlotte Smarty Pants Scarowinds Giveaway:
One lucky Smarty will win a family 4-pack to either Scarowinds OR the Great Pumpkin Fest, a $200 value! You need to do the following:
1) Leave a comment below about your scariest Scarowinds experience – REQUIRED. Make sure you include your full name and working email address in your CSP profile so we can contact you as a winner.
2) Sign up for our enewsletter – REQUIRED.
3) Bonus Entry: Share this post on facebook. Tag your besties in hopes that one of you will win!
4) Bonus Entry: Share your best Halloween decoration on CSP’s instagram with #CharlotteSmartyPantsScarowindsGiveaway.
We’ll pick our lucky winner on Monday, October 14th at 5pm. Boo y’all!
Here’s a little teaser of just what Scarowinds is all about!
It has been ten years since I’ve been to Carowinds, and I would love to go to Scarowinds or the Great Pumpkin Fest! I’ve never been to either!
Never been to Scarowinds, too chicken! Daytime is more my speed!
Have never been! Would love to go!
Just thinking of Scarowinds gives me the willies. But I would love to take my wee ones to the Great Pumpkin Fest, we have never been!
I have never been to either of these events either but would love to go!! My kids are too young for Scarowinds (and, like some others, I may be too chicken), but my kids would love the Great Pumpkin Fest. I can see Scarowinds making for a very fun date night — no excuse but to cozy up for security!
We have never been to Carowinds! Would love to take my boys to Pumkin Fest!
We haven’t been yet and my kids are too little for Scarowinds but they LOVE Snoopy and would have a blast at Pumpkin Fest!
Never been to Scarowinds…..but thinking Pumpkin Fest is more our speed! 🙂
I already subscribe to e-newsletter! Would love to win the pumpkinfest for my 3 and 6 year old daughters! Thanks
My scariest scarowinds experience was that my “baby” was old enough to go last year. We had blast and he’s dying to go again this year.
My scariest moment was the psycho ward haunted house. Completely freaked me out!
My scariest moment at Scarowinds is… I was walking around and some scary Scarowinds characters jump at me. That’s enough to scare me. Dark outside + Scary character = me scared!! 🙂
My daughter has been begging to go and we have never been.
Love it! Already get the newsletter;)
I’m a virgin to Scarowinds but I know those coasters make me scream. I love haunted anything and I hear Scarowinds is the ultimate haunt! bring it on!
my daughter has been asking to go to “Carolyn’s” as she calls it 🙂 We would love to win the tix!
Never been – would love to go!
Mine was when I just started dating my hubby and we went. I couldn’t go through 1/2 of the houses. Yes big scaredy cat!
As a kid trick or treating Md the dads jumping out and scaring us.
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I have never been to scarowinds, but would love to take the littles to the Great Pumpkin!!
I have a family of 4 and we have never been to Scarowinds. My teens would love to go!!! Thanks for the give-a-way opportunity!
Five svelte scared-of-nothing sixth grade boys begged me to take them to Scarowinds.. They proved to be very brave as we strolled the park unscathed by the pop out of nowhere Zombies. Our last stop was the haunted house. I tried to follow behind the group to ensure all stayed together. Then the corps fell from the ceiling in the middle of the group & the bloodied guy came toward the boys with a chain saw running…..all screamed & reached for me to save them. The six boys huddled around me until we left the house. I laugh about this still & wonder where the time has gone. These six boys are now juniors at CCHS.
I have never been to the Scarowinds, we are new to the area!! Might be too scary for my little ones, so we’d LOVE to go during the day!!
The scariest part of has to be riding those roller coasters in the dark for the very first time about 15 years ago! You can’t see anything!
Scarowinds is a little too spooky for our crew, but if we did go, I think the scariest thing would be someone jumping out at me! We’ve enjoyed pumpkin fest in past years, so we would love to do it again.
My scariest moment was when I realized the lady walking around had REAL rats on her. I am terrified and she kept coming to me every time we passed her that night with one!
Nuh-uh!!!! Real rats?!!!! That’s insane.
We go every year for my daughters birthday. (October 29). She freaked out the very first year, a character was sitting slumped near a sign, she actually though he was not real until he skidded out on metal knee pads and Fred to grab her…..she was hooked right away!!
My wife and daughter have been in the past. My daughter goes to celebrate her birthday. She loves it. I would love it if I can win tickets.