The Ghost Train Festival at Tweetsie Railroad rolls into town for the 2014 season September through November for the annual thrills, chills and excitement spook-tacular. Photo from Tweetsie Railroad
Travel back to the Great Train Wreck of 1913 and relive the history and terror that came with a trip down Tweetsie’s tracks a century ago on the Ghost Train. Experience the thrills and chills as ghost sand spirits pursue passengers around every bend! Photo from Tweetsie Railroad
The Ghost Train Festival features events like the Haunted House, Halloween shows, an exciting 3-D Maze, The Black Hole and even trick-or-treating in the Freaky Forest. There is something for everyone at the Ghost Train Festival. Photo from Tweetsie Railroad
Enjoy a spooky stroll through the Freaky Forest and encounter spooky surprises along the pathway of terror. Brave guests can also tour the Haunted House and explore 13 creepy rooms that challenge the imagination. Photo from Tweetsie Railroad
While some of the attractions at the Ghost Train Festival are recommended for adults and older children, there is still plenty of young guests to do, including trick or treating throughout the park and a show at the Haunted Palace Saloon. Photo from Tweetsie Railroad
Guests of all ages will enjoy spook-tacular family fun at the park, and brave Ghost Train riders will experience frights and delights around every corner. Photo from Tweetsie Railroad
On many nights, tickets for the Ghost Train Festival sell out far in advance, so guests are encouraged to order advanced tickets online. Tickets are available at Photo from Tweetsie Railroad


Ghost Train


Phone: 828-264-9061
Address: 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane Blowing Rock, NC

Every year when Halloween comes around, Tweetsie Railroad welcomes the Ghost Train Festival, which offers nights of fright to brave guests who are courageous enough to brave the Ghost Train and the many spooky activities that go along with it.

Opens at 7:30pm on these dates:
• Sept. 25-26
• Oct. 2-3
• Oct. 9-10
• Oct. 16-17
• Oct. 23-24
• Oct. 30-31


The Ghost Train Festival comes out at night with many ghastly attractions to give guests thrills and chills all night long. Attractions include Ghost Train Rides, the exciting Haunted House, special Halloween shows, a 3-D maze, The Black Hole, trick-or-treating and the Freaky Forest.

Tickets and Admission

Tickets go on advanced sale on July 5. Advanced tickets are highly recommended, as a limited number of guests are admitted nightly.

Admission is $34 per person for adults and children (age 2 and under are free). Admission includes all the nighttime events in the park including the ride on the Ghost Train, Trick-or-Treating for the kids, Haunted House, Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular, the rides in the Creepy Carnival, and the attractions in "The Boneyard” section, featuring the Black Hole, 3-D maze, and the “Freaky Forest."
Since the Ghost Train Festival is a nighttime attraction, some attractions are not open during the festival hours. These attractions include Miners Mountain and the Turnpike Cruisers.

Tickets can be purchased online and printed at home via, through the Ticket Order Line (1-877-TWEETSIE) or at the Ticket Office beginning July 5. The Ticket Office is open during regular park hours. Keep in mind that many nights during the Ghost Train Festival sell out in advance. If the night has not sold out, tickets are available for purchase at the gate. Because the daytime admission and Ghost Train Festival are separate events, tickets purchased for daytime admission do not cover the Ghost Train Festival.