Most Ocracokers, young & old, enjoy Halloween. On the Friday before the holiday Ocracoke school sponsors a community carnival and costume parade.
On October 31, beginning in late afternoon, island children descend on Lighthouse Road for trick or treating...and braving a haunted tunnel or other scary scene (if they dare). Hardly anyone ventures down Howard Street. I guess the real graveyards, dark shadows, and stories of long dead sailors & pirates make the sandy lane too eerie.
There are always various adult Halloween parties at local nightspots, as well. If you are on the island come join in the fun. Just be responsible...and don't drink and drive.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of the Soundfront Inn,
one of the oldest structures on the island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102113.htm.