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Beary Scary Halloween

October 29, 2022 @11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Kodiak, a cinnamon phase black bear at Grandfather Mountain, eats a pumpkin

Visit Grandfather Mountain for a day of nature programs about animals that some consider creepy and crawly! This fun-filled celebration includes an opportunity to trick-or-treat on the mountain and then watch special Halloween enrichments be given to the animals. Included with admission.

Plus, children in costume are admitted at half-price. Children coming in costume do not need to make advance admission ticket reservations online. The discount will be given at the Entrance Gate. Those planning to visit the park not in costume are strongly encouraged to make advance ticket reservations online at grandfather.com/tickets.

2022 Beary Scary Schedule

Time | Activity | Location

11 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Test Your Animal Knowledge Contest | Classroom in the Clouds in the Wilson Center

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Fun Animal Games and Craft Table | Classroom in the Clouds

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Trick-or-treating at the Entrance Gate House, Wilson Center (Classroom in the Clouds and the Gift Shop) and the Top Shop

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Trick-or-treating at the Animal Habitats and Swinging Bridge (outdoor locations weather dependent, will move indoors if needed)

12 – 12:30 p.m. | “Are Bears Scary?” program | Classroom in the Clouds

1 – 3 p.m. | Creepy Critter Corner (See some of the Mountain’s more creepy animals!) | Classroom in the Clouds

1-1:30 p.m. | Animal Encounter (Meet some of our resident animals, including snakes and an opossum) | Classroom in the Clouds

1:30 – 2 p.m. | Costume Contest | Classroom in the Clouds

2:15 p.m. | Contest Drawing | Classroom in the Clouds (Contest winners get the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes to visit the animal they were knowledge about! Winners are allowed to take family members with them. Participants must be present to win.

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. | Enrichment Parade in the Habitats (animals receive special Halloween enrichments) | Starts at the Elk Habitat


October 29, 2022
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions