Tweetsie Railroad, between Boone and Blowing Rock, is getting ready for its 26th annual Ghost Train Halloween Festival, named one of the top 20 events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
The event runs Friday and Saturday evenings from Sept. 25 through Halloween night. It's a chance to celebrate Halloween and also take in leaf season in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
During the festival, starting at 7:30 p.m. each night, the Ghost Train will start rolling. Also included are strolls through the Freaky Forest, the Boneyard 3D maze, the disorienting Black Hole, a Warp Tunnel and a haunted house.
But it's not all super scary. Younger guests can check out the black light show at the Haunted Palace Saloon, take part in a dance party and ride the amusement rides. Kids can trick-or-treat throughout the park.
Tickets are $34 for adults and children. Kids 2 and under are free. Ordering advance tickets online is recommended.
Tweetsie's season ends Nov. 1. It's located on U.S. Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock, about 3.5 hours from the Triangle.