October 29th, 10am-3pm
Presented by Brevard Insurance Agency
Count Dracula may not live full time in Transylvania County, but we’re pretty sure he clears his schedule every year for Heart of Brevard’s Halloweenfest, the trickiest, treatiest, most spooktacular celebration around.
This “fangtastic” event features FREE family-friendly fun, including bounce houses, our traditional costume competition and parade, the Magic Book Bus, a hula hoop dance party, pumpkin carving contest, food vendors and more. This year’s event features a special “Get Set Sesame Street Party” and YOU are invited to meet visiting muppets throughout the day. Join us for this amazing event and explore downtown Brevard’s businesses through a downtown Spooky Stroll Open House and downtown trick or treating!
This year’s food vendors include Purple People Feeder, Feta Flav, Kernel Mike’s Kettle Corn, Blunt Pretzels and Frozen Monkey Shaved Ice.
This year’s event will be held on October 29th, 10am-3pm, in the Heart of Brevard.
Sign Up for Our Blood Drive on October 28th
There are countless reasons but here is the bottom line: donated blood is desperately needed to save lives.
🩸 When: Friday, October 28
🩸 Where: Brevard Fire Department
🩸 Sign Up Here!
Thank you for your support!
Volunteer for Halloweenfest
We can’t produce these fun, community events without your help. Volunteer opportunities include event set-up, volunteer check-in, assisting attendees and HOB staff, distributing event maps and information, manning the HOB tent, assisting vendors, working the Halloween Costume Contest and more.If you’ve got it, haunt it!
Volunteers are STRONGLY encouraged to dress up in costume for Halloweenfest. There will be a spooktacular prize for HOB staff’s favorite volunteer costume! HOB will provide refreshments at each shift, plus perks!
Each volunteer shift will earn perks, including downtown gift cards, Pumpkinfest tickets and other fang-tastic prizes!
Learn more about volunteer opportunities and sign up below.
HOB Spooky Stroll Downtown Open House Information
Halloweenfest will expand on the open house model we introduced in 2020 by closing some downtown streets and encouraging businesses to activate the spaces in front of their storefronts. We will NOT have retail vendors on our streets for Halloweenfest though we will offer a limited number of spaces to Nonprofit Vendors and Food Vendors.
Halloween Costume Competition and Parade
We can’t wait for our annual Costume Competition and Parade at this year’s Halloweenfest!
Check back soon for additional information on competition categories, entry and prizes.
In the meantime check out photos of awesome costumes from past competitions below.
Noon, October 28th: Deadline to Complete and Submit the Registration Form Online registration is required to participate.
11am, October 29th: Event Check In at the Courthouse (7 E. Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712)
11:30am, October 29th: Judging and Parade
Best Character (Characters from TV Shows, Movies, Books, Comics, etc.)
Best Family/Group (2 or More People)
Best DIY Costume
Best Monster (Vampires, Mummies, Witches, etc.)
Best in Show
A 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winner will be selected in each category. The 1st place winner will receive a $100 cash prize. One contestant will be tapped as Best in Show for a $250 prize.
Pet Parade and Costume Contest
presented by the Grateful Dog and Earth Mountain Bicycle
Our furry, and not so furry, friends love Halloween too! Sign your pet up to participate in this year’s Pet Parade and Costume Contest. Learn more below.
- Sign up to participate by October 28 at noon.
- Create an awesome costume for your furry (or not so furry) friend. Human costumes are encouraged too!
- Meet at The Grateful Dog parking lot by 1:30pm on October 29th. Participants may park here during the event.
- Strut your stuff with the other participants up to the Courthouse (7 E. Main Street) for the judging and a chance to win awesome prizes.
- After enjoying HOB’s Halloweenfest, head back to The Grateful Dog where you can use your $2 participant coupon for a treat for your pet.
1st place: The Grateful Dog gift basket worth $300 and a 1-Day Bike Rental for 1 Person from Earth Mountain Bicycle
2nd place: The Grateful Dog gift basket worth $200 and a $25 gift card to Earth Mountain Bicycle
3rd place: The Grateful Dog gift basket worth $100 and a $10 gift card to Earth Mountain Bicycle
Honorable mention: The Grateful Dog gift bag worth $50
Jack O’ Lantern Jubilee Pumpkin Carving Contest
presented by the Transylvania Times
Are you ready to put your pumpkin carving skills to the test? Sign up to participate in this year’s Jack O’ Lantern Jubilee pumpkin carving contest, presented by the Transylvania Times!
1) Carve or decorate your pumpkin for your category.
2) Take a picture of your pumpkin (it can be a photo of you with your pumpkin or just your pumpkin masterpiece)
3) Email your pumpkin picture to: [email protected] by October 27th
Please make sure to include your name, age and your phone number so we can contact you if you win
Children (up to 9 years old)
Youth (ages 10 – 17 years)
Adults (ages 18 years+)
HOB Business Category
Children, Youth and Adult Categories:
First Place: $50; Second Place: $25
HOB Business Category:
Winner will receive a FREE ½ page advertisement to be used in a future edition of The Transylvania Times.
October 24th: HOB Business Entries Due
October 27th: Children, Youth and Adult Entries Due
October 28th: Judging by Transylvania Times and Heart of Brevard Jury
October 31st: Winners Announced on Heart of Brevard and Transylvania Times Websites and Social Media Pages
Week of October 31st: Prizes can be picked up the following week at The Transylvania Times at 123 E. Main St., Suite 201, Brevard.
Halloweenfest Vendor Information
Thank you all for your continued support and interest in participating in Heart of Brevard Events. We have missed gathering with you all in our downtown!
We will offer a limited number of spaces to Nonprofit Vendors and Food Vendors. We will NOT have retail vendors on our streets for Halloweenfest.
As always, the safety of our community and of our festival attendees is our top priority. Stay safe and well!
Food Vendor Information
Registration for vendors for Halloweenfest 2022 is now CLOSED.
If you’re interested in being a food vendor at future Heart of Brevard events, sign up for our newsletter today; we’ll begin scheduling event vendors for next year in early 2023.
Nonprofit Vendor Information
We have a limited number of spaces available for Nonprofit Vendors. Please fill out the online Nonprofit Vendor Application/Agreement Form via the button below if you are interested in participating. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 23rd.
Please note, nonprofit vendors are required to have an activity or game to engage event participants. Examples from past festivals included cornhole, face painting, raffles, merchandise for purchase, blood drives, live music and more. If you need some ideas, reach out to Heart of Brevard at [email protected]. We’re happy to help!