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Plan Your Experience

Important ticket information:

General Admission tickets are $25 per person for this event, and are only sold online. You can click here to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the gate. All guests entering the Carolina Pumpkin Spelltacular are doing so at their own risk. 

About the event:

This is an immersive Halloween festival with multiple attractions included in one ticket price.  It is geared to all ages, with different attractions and events that range from scary to "fall festival" fun! This is not a drive-through event. Guests will park their cars and take a shuttle to the main event property.


I can't find my ticket - how do I access my ticket?

Our ticketing company emails a ticket to the address you enter during the transaction process. Make sure you spell your email correctly while purchasing! Lots of people that experience ticketing issues made spelling mistakes at checkout. If you can't find your ticket, and a charge has been made to your account, contact us here and we'll gladly assist you.

Does the VIP ticket get you front-of-line access to everything?

The VIP ticket only gets you a front line pass to the Gold Rush Haunted Mine experience. The rest of the experiences are happening all around you as you walk through the different areas and interact with the characters as you like.

A date I wish to attend is "Sold Out" - can I still get a ticket?

Unfortunately, our "Sold Out" dates are at maximum capacity. 


Safety policies:

  • All bags, purses, backpacks, waist packs, etc. are subject to inspection prior to entering.​

  • Sharp objects (including pocket knives and metal chains), firearms, or other items that could be considered a weapon are strictly prohibited and should be left at home or secured in your vehicle.  

  • Please do not bring outside food and beverages.

  • Smoking and alcohol are not permitted on event property.

We use a variety of methods in securing our event properties including uniformed and plain clothes officers, and video surveillance monitoring.

Tryon Resort does not tolerate guests who fight and/or harass other guests while on our property. People who engage this behavior are subject to being ejected and potentially banned from the park, and may be subject to arrest by local police. 

Where does this event take place?

The event takes place at Tryon Resort on the east side of the International Pavilion in the East Pavilion area. Once you enter TIEC and park, follow the directional signs to the Carolina Pumpkin Spelltacular parking. Shuttles to the event will be available.


Is the event handicap accessible?

The Gold Rush Haunted Mine is indoors and 100% wheelchair accessible. Handicap parking is available.


The rest of the event is outdoors on grass and gravel, so if you are using a wheelchair, it will need to have durable wheels that can roll on these surfaces.


Can I bring my stroller?

Since this event is mostly on gravel or grass surfaces, we recommend using a stroller with wheels that can roll on the grass and gravel.

Is there an option to Trick-or-Treat?

Yes! Children are welcome to trick-or-treat during the event!


Will any characters touch me?

No, all of our characters have designated performance zones and will never make contact with you.

Is the event scary?

We’ve designed this event to bring spooky, Halloween fun to the entire family. There are different attractions suited for different age groups. We do not recommend any children under the age of 8 to enter the Gold Rush Haunted Mine as it is designed to be a frightening experience.


These sections are fun and spooky, but not scary: The Midway Monster Party, Harvest Village & Pumpkin Patch, KidZone Trick or Treat Play Area, and Enchanted Pumpkin Hollow.


Can I wear a costume?

Yes! You can absolutely wear a Halloween costume.

Is the event dog-friendly?

No, dogs are not allowed to attend this event, but dogs are leash are allowed on the rest of the Tryon Resort property.

Can I volunteer for this event?

Yes! Click here for volunteer opportunities.


How long is the event?

You may arrive anytime between 7pm and 10pm for admission into the event. It takes most guests 2-3 hours to enjoy the full event and all of the included attractions. The admissions line closes at 10pm.

Can I take pictures? 
Absolutely! We do ask that you refrain from using flash photography. It ruins your picture, and the experience of other guests.


Am I able to leave the event and re-enter?

Your ticket only covers one entry into our event. If you wish to re-enter, you’ll need to purchase a new ticket.

What about the wait time to enter the event and its attractions?

Lines for the event on weekends will be long. Please plan accordingly. We appreciate your patience.


What happens if it rains?

The Carolina Pumpkin Spelltacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. There will be no refunds.  


Are there refunds or exchanges?

All sales are final. There are no refunds. 


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