Bad And BOOgie Halloween Costume Contests In Charlotte | PHOTOS
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — First you need to perfect your costume, then get ready, because this Halloween 2021 the City of Charlotte is going all out.
Across the city, from Saturday, October 30th through Halloween day and night, you can enter into costume contests to win cash prizes of up to $1,000.
WCCB has put together a list of these events that will also feature live music from DJ’s, devilishly good food and drink specials, games, pumpkin carving, and more.
Check out our list below for your Halloween plans!
- As a note some venues are asking for patrons to be fully vaccinated to attend or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours.
Click here for last minute costume ideas.
Saturday, October 30th:
Boo Bash at Coyote Joe’s
Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte is holding one of the biggest costume contests in the area with over $1,800 in cash prizes.
Contest winners will be picked by a panel of judges (all decisions are final) and the prize amounts are as follows:
- 1st place – $,1000
- 2nd place – $500
- 3rd place – $200
- 4th place – $100
Doors open at 7 p.m., with live entertainment by Out Of The Blue expected to start at 9 p.m. and run ’til closing.
There will be $2.50 Bud & Bud Lite and $4.50 purple monsters.
Tickets are on sale here for $11 per person to attend the bash.
4th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl – Charlotte
Purchase a ticket online here for $20/$25 per person to the Halloween Bar Crawl in order to enter the “Crawl with us $1000 Halloween Costume Contest .”
Participants will have their picture taken by The Official Crawl With Us photographer at the check-in location (during the check-in time).
These photos will be uploaded to the Crawl With Us Facebook page no later than Tuesday, November 2nd.
Officials say participants must tag themselves in the photo they took, because the photo with the most likes in your cities album on Monday, November 8th will win four tickets to the next event and be entered into the National Halloween Costume Contest between winners of other cities.
The photo with the most likes in the final contest album on Monday, November 15th at 12 p.m. will be crowned the winner and awarded a $1,000 cash prize.
The Charlotte crawl will begin at 4 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. (check-in is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Local on the 5th).
Participating locations include:
- Belfast Mill Irish Pub
- $4 Bud lights and Bud light seltzers
- $5 Jack-o-Lantern shots
- $5 New Amsterdam Vodka Flavors
- Mortimer’ Cafe and Pub
- $5 Sugar Creek Pumpkin Beer
- $12 Apple Cider Mule
- $3 Miller High Life bottles
- $5 Fire Ball shots
- $6 Super Freak mixed drink
- The Local on 5th
- World of Beer
- $4 Bud Light drafts
- $5 Pink Whitney shots
- $5 Pretzel bites
- $6 Hallow-Rita
The after party to the crawl will be held at the Roxbury from 10 p.m. until 12 p.m.
Halloween DJ & Costume Contest at Kilted Buffalo’s Plaza Midwood location
Head to Kilted Buffalo Plaza Midwood for a Halloween Dance Party and Costume Contest beginning at 10 p.m.
The contest is totally free to enter and winners will be taking home cash prizes
Rich & Bennett’s 20th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl
Charlotte’s original Halloween Crawl is back this Saturday, October 30th.
Over 23 locations throughout Uptown Charlotte will be participating.
Cost to attend varies from $10 to $25 per person depending on when you buy your tickets and includes drink specials, event koozie, giveaways, fun swag, and a costume contest.
A portion of the proceeds will be going to the crawl’s local charity partner Carolina Breast Friends.
Check-in will be held in the Pub Crawl Party Lot at 300 N. Brevard Street from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Only fully vaccinated individuals are encouraged to attend this event.
Click here to buy tickets.
Mitty’s Halloween Party – Costume Contest
Mitty’s Cannabis Cafe on Iverson Way will be holding both a pumpkin carving contest and costume contest on Saturday.
It is $15 to enter the pumpkin carving contest (must bring your own pumpkin) and $25 to enter the costume contest.
The event will start at 7 p.m., with the grand prize winner for the pumpkin carving contest to get a $100 cash prize and the costume contest winner to get a $500 cash prize by the end of the night.
Downtown Crawler’s Halloween Bar Crawl
Lost & Found Bar will host the inaugural Halloween Bar Crawl through Charlotte’s South End neighborhood.
Participating bars include:
- Lost & Found
- The Brickyard
- Slingshot Social
- Tavern on the Tracks
Check-in will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and from there participants will move in teams from bar to bar.
Tickets are available online here for $15/$20 per person and this includes free drinks, free game card at Slingshots, exclusive food and drink specials at each bar, free cover, entry into the Halloween Costume Contest, and of course FREE fun!
Sunday, October 31st:
Eat, Drink, & Be Scary Halloween Party
It’s a costume party! Held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at an event space on 1701 W. Trade Street in Charlotte.
Tickets are $40 per person for general admission and $60 for a group of two and can be purchased online here.
There will be a cash prize for the best costume!
Boozy Brunch at Rosies Wine Garden
Brunch, trick-or-treating, music, vendors, games, and more during the Boozy Brunch Tour at Rosie’s Coffee & Wine Garden.
The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the venue on North Davidson Street.
There will be a cash prize for the winner of the costume contest!
Costume contestants are asked to email/text their name and costume descriptions to SaeProductionsevents@gmail.com or 980-288-8682 in order to participate.
Tickets to attend the event are FREE.
Girls Room Halloween at QC Social Lounge
Doors open at 8 p.m. for QC Social Lounge’s Girls Room Halloween Event.
The Vanity Drag Show will bring special drag performances and there will be a 360 photo booth, circus performances, and more.
There will also be a costume contest with proceeds going to the charity of the winner’s choice.
Tickets for general admission start at $20 per person and can be purchased online here.
Squid Game at Haze
Haze Bar & Lounge on Central Avenue will hold a Squid Games Halloween Party on Sunday beginning at 10 p.m.
There will be cash prizes for several contests including a best costume contest.
Tickets are available online here starting at $10 per person.
Booween Couples’ Costume Party
Muscles’s Sports Bar & Grill on Beatties Ford Road will hold a couple’s halloween costume party on Sunday beginning at 5 p.m.
The best couple costume will receive a cash prize.
There will be a live DJ at the event and drinks available.
Halloween Costume Party at Pinhouse
Hosted by some of the Carolina Panthers players, doors open at 10 p.m. for the Disturbia Halloween Costume Party at Pinhouse on Central Avenue.
A $200 cash prize will be awarded to the most creative costume.
Tickets are available online here to attend beginning at $20 per person.