Ghost Walk: The Drive-In is coming to a park near you on October 23 and 24.

Ghost Walk: The Ghosts of Pender’s Past is a sell-out event in a normal year in the Town of Burgaw. But, of course, 2020 has been anything but normal.

“The show must go on,” says Stephanie Key, the artistic director of Ghost Walk: The Ghost of Pender’s Past. “To provide ghostly stories in a COVID-19-friendly setting, we’ve gone retro. We’re bringing the Ghost Walk, a drive-in to Burgaw and Hampstead.”

Instead of actors coming to Burgaw, the Ghost Walk volunteers filmed their ghostly tales on location. The stories are being threaded together by a local videographer for attendees’ viewing pleasure.

Stephen King Silver Bullet Burgaw NC

To add to the fun, following Ghost Walk: The Drive-In movie, a second feature, Stephen King’s Silver Bullet will be shown. Silver Bullet was filmed in Burgaw and released October 1985.

“Pender County Parks and Recreation has state-of-the art movie screening and radio receivers to set up for drive-in movies,” says Zach White, Pender County Parks and Recreation supervisor. “We’re again pleased to partner with Pender County Tourism on the Ghost Walk – just in a different and safe method.”

Want to go?
The Ghost Walk: The Drive-In
Friday, October 23: Pender Memorial Park
Saturday, October 24: Hampstead Kiwanis Park
Gates open at 6:30 pm each night.

Tickets: $10 a carload. Tickets are limited and are required to attend.

Order Burgaw show tickets online at

Hampstead show tickets are available online at

For more information visit the official Ghost Walk Facebook page at or call (910) 663-0041.

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