Halloween Happenings

By on October 28, 2014

Orbit DVD Halloween window

Orbit DVD Halloween windowWest Asheville embraces Halloween big time.

Many hundreds of trick-or-treating families swarm Vermont Avenue and the residents go all out decorating to welcome the throngs. To make it safer for all, Vermont Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30-9 pm on Halloween evening. A map showing barricade locations can be found at: http://westashevillewatch.com/map-of-closures/ Donations are also accepted on that community website to offset the cost of barricades, permits and the thousands of pieces of candy that residents hand out that evening.


Businesses along Haywood Road are also getting into the spirit. Below is a roundup of some of the Halloween events we know about. But, wait..


WHAT, No costume yet!?!

Never fear, you can still whip something together. May we suggest the following shops:

  • Littlest Birds – cute costumes for the wee one in your family.
  • The Circle – check out their locally-made wings with real feathers!
  • Rhetorical Factory – put together a one-of-a-kind outfit, go crazy.
  • Whist – bird masks… to go with your wings perhaps.

October 28

Orbit DVD Presents…Cult 101 • 9 pm

Free movie at The Mothlight • Freaks (1932) followed by Return of the Living Dead (1985) some of Orbit DVD‘s favorite horror movies.
Couches and snacks available, and maybe a few horror trailers… just to spice things up.

October 31

Urban Orchard Cider Company First Year Anniversary Extravaganza • 9 am-’till

Yes, Urban Orchard will celebrate their 1st Year Anniversary with a big-o’ Halloween party! Special release cider collaborations and face painting by Asheville Face & Body Art (call 828-774-5151 to book an appointment if you want something detailed) all day and into the evening.And then there is the amazing line up for free entertainment:

  • Kid’s games from 5-8 pm in the lower green space (including a doughnut eating contest with Hole doughnuts)
  • DJ Malinalli starting at 8 pm
  • Clan Destiny Circus fire show starting at 9 pm

Free Halloween Party w/ Cover Bands at The Mothlight • 9 pm

Costume prizes, etc. and not one, not two, but three cover bands!

  • Joshua Carpenter and Horsehair Manhair play T. Rex!
  • 90s Billboard Toppers Cover Band
  • The Miss Fits: all-female Misfits cover band.

SupaTight at Altamont Brewing Company • 9:30 pm

Halloween SupaHero Party with funk band SupaTight from Boone, NC.

Zansa: A Celebration of Masks at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall • 10 pm

A Halloween themed evening inspired by Ivory Coast’s Fêtes des Masques (Festival of Masks). Wear your own mask and costume inspired by the theme of the spirit world, ancient legends, human/animal amalgamations, the origin of the world, and communication between the living and the dead. And, to help with inspiration… we’re having a best mask contest! Winner gets a $50 bar tab.

13th Annual Halloween Party at Westville Pub • 10 pm

Featuring Asheville Waits Band. Costume contest sponsored by Highland Brewing.


We look forward to seeing you out and about on Halloween. Have fun. Be safe. Take photos.

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