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2024 List of Events

  • All festival occasions unfold Oct. 18-19, 2024, in downtown Washington, N.C.

  • Sixth-annual Carnival of Darkness: The Haunted Pamlico Film Festival: An awards ceremony, screenings of sci-fi, horror, and suspense films from around the world, prose and screenwriting competitions, premieres of locally made horror films, costumed presenters honoring films in their categories, a red-carpet experience for filmmakers and their guests, and more. Find us at the historic Turnage Theater. 

  • The first-ever Haunted Pamlico Halloween Festival: Takes place in tandem with the Smoke on the Water barbecue festival and Carnival of Darkness in downtown Washington. Scheduled activities include candy-giving, a costume contest, costumed greeters, light-up poi spinning Friday night, Paranormal Tours, the Graveyard Emporium vendor area, children's entertainment by the Beaufort Performing Arts Collective, and additional offerings. All outdoor events will happen weather permitting. 

  • "Horror Show IV," a variety show by the Haunted Pamlico family at the Turnage, and presentations on local history as seen through the gates of area cemeteries. Art by Jack Willard, and many other facets to be announced. 

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