REACH of Haywood County

When: Saturday, October 27th at 7 pm

REACH of Haywood County, Inc. serves survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, community outreach and prevention education to empower individuals to live a self-sufficient life free of violence.

Where: Mad Anthony’s Taproom, 180 Legion Drive, Waynesville

Following last year’s massive success, REACH is excited to partner again with our allies at Mad Anthony’s to present our REACH Halloween Party! Featuring a live DJ and a costume contest with over $1,000 in prize money!

Tickets are only $25 each, and are ON SALE NOW. Purchase your tickets using the button below, or by calling the REACH office at (828) 456-7898.

Leap Frog Tours has partnered with Haywood County’s resident haunting history buff, Dannehl Strautz, of Tours by Dannehl, to share some spooky stories from Waynesville’s slightly sordid past. The three tours are available at various dates and times throughout October, and there’s a little something for every level of fright.

Cemetery Hayride & Ghost Tour
This tour is ideal for families with kids eight years and older. With a hayride to an old cemetery at the beautiful Appalachian Farm on Qualla Road in Waynesville, guests will arrive at a campfire to enjoy cookies and cider while listening to ghost stories and legends about Waynesville.

Takes place on several Sundays in October – 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Start time – 6:30
Approximate duration – 3-hours
Cost – $35 per adult, $25 for kids ages 8-12
Hauntingly Terrifying & Tragic History Tour
This driving tour will take guests throughout Waynesville proper to hear the creepy side of Waynesville’s history. From Green Hill Cemetery to the Pigeon Street Hospital as well as several other stops, tour guests will learn about murders, ghosts, and the “blue death’s” (the Spanish flu’s) effect on Haywood County. This tour is ideal for those 16 and older and involves some walking.

Takes place on several Fridays in October – 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
Start time – 8:00
Approximate duration – 2-hours
Cost – $35 per person
Waynesville Paranormal Tour
If you’re intrigued by the spirit world, this tour is for you! We’ve team up with the TLC Sisters of the Paranormal from Canton to tour several locations in Waynesville that are thought to be haunted, such as the Mountaineer Publishing building and the courthouse square. Dannehl will tell tour guests the spooky–and sometimes tragic–history of each location, and the TLC Sisters will use their paranormal ghost-hunting tools to investigate and possibly connect with the spirits. This tour is ideal for those 16 and older and involves some walking.

Takes place on several dates in late October – 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/31
Start time – 8:00
Approximate duration – 3.5-hours
Cost – $70 per person
We hope to see you on these spooktacular tours!

Find More Haywood County Scary Fun 
Monster Mash
Date: October 29, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Come by and have fun at The Comfort Inn of Sylva's Monster Mash.
Costume Contest, Fun Music, Door Prizes, Festive Treats, Halloween Movies, and more!
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Comfort Inn Ballroom
1235 East Main Street

Date/Time Information:
Monday, October 28, 2018
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Contact Information:

Comfort Inn 828-477-4950



Homecoming Carnival

Date: October 31, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Event Description:
Traditional carnival attractions & food including Round Up, Spinner, Ferris Wheel, Water Gun Race, Funnel Cakes, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Sno Cones, and Drinks! Free for students with wristbands starting October 24 at UC Guest Services Desk. Public tickets available day of event; $5|public, $3|children under 17.

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Sunflower Maze & Pumpkin Patch - Darnell Farms
Come to the Farm for some old-fashioned fun! Walk through our Sunflower Maze ($8) by answering difficult trivia questions at each numbered stop in order to avoid the winding turns and dead ends. Enjoy a hayride Thursdays-Sundays ($10) and visit our huge six-acre pumpkin patch, where you and your family choose your perfect Jack O' Lantern. Prices vary by size. All the kids will enjoy the Kiddie Corn Box, the 20 ft. long farm slide from the Hay Pyramid, and our 20-foot swing set, right on the river bank. Haunted trail the week of Halloween.
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