The Triangle is bursting with activities, festivals, educational opportunities, and events. There are so many things to do in the Fall in the Triangle. Living in the Triangle means having easy access to cultural facilities like the Durham Performing Arts Center, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the North Carolina State Fair Grounds. Not to mention, our favorite North Carolina region has more than 200 parks and many town squares equipped for all-ages fun. There’s something for everyone inside the Triangle.
Make space on your calendars for these fall events!
Is it fall if you don’t find the perfect pumpkin? Many local farms offer tours, apple picking, pumpkin picking, and fresh produce. Take advantage of them!
Try Page Farm in Raleigh, or Smith’s Family Fun Farm in Hillsborough. There’s also Chatham Pumpkin Patch at Phillips Farms. Chapel Hill is home to 1870 Farm, which hosts hayride tours and pumpkin picking weekends leading up to Halloween!
N.C. State Fair
There’s nothing finer! It’s time to hit the State Fair to celebrate it’s 150th year. Ride your favorite rides, win prizes, taste the food, and have some fun for the whole family.
*A Walk in the Dark
The Museum of History hosts an interactive candle-lit live show that portrays the history of North Carolina, pirates included! Crafts will be held in the lobby, dinner offered from Only Burger. The show is on Saturday, October 28th from 4:30-8:00. Grab your tickets here:
Creepy Crabtree Celebration
Investigate the spooky side of nature at Lake Crabtree County Park this weekend. Scary scavenger hunts, games, and creepy crafts are among the fun festivities of the day. Head over on to the park this Saturday, October 21st from 2:00-6:00PM.
Fearrington Village’s Pumpkin Fest 2017
The gardeners and and chefs will each be working on one of 80 pumpkins to carve beautiful and even spooky jack-o-lanterns! The pumpkins will be tucked into the gardens around the Village Center, making this the perfect stop for a family outing or date night. Head over to Fearrington Village’s Pumpkin Fest Sunday, October 29th.
Hallow-Eno at West Point on the Eno Park
Bring the kids to the Eno for Halloween! Great for kids under 12, this Halloween event includes campfire stories, hayrides, games, crafts, face painting and… of course, candy and treats! There’s no need to register or buy tickets, either. From 6:00-9:00PM, enjoy Hallow-Eno at the Eno Park.
Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party
Marbles Museum always has spectacular events. The Kooky Spooky Halloween Party is no exception! Enjoy frightful festivities like Ghoul School, the Monster Mash Dance Party, the Mad Scientist Lab, and more! Bring the family (dressed up, of course!) to Marbles Saturday, October 28th from 6:00-8:30PM. You can find more event details here.
Movie by Moonlight: Halloween Double Feature at Dix Park
Take advantage of the great weather this weekend by watching a double feature at Dorothea Dix Park Saturday, October 21st at 6:00PM-11:00PM.
Want to see the movie queue? Find details like feature films, local food trucks, and parking here.
Pumpkins in the BOOtanical Garden
Are you an artist? Take your carved pumpkin to the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s pumpkin contest. Wander around in the gardens to see other pumpkins, and even participate in a scavenger hunt. There’s fun for the whole family, too. You can make your own natural witch potions, meet some spooky critters, and try some of the arts and crafts. What’s more? All proceeds benefit the NCBG’s Wonder Connection program which is for hospitalized children and teens.
Register here for Friday, October 27th.
*Haunted Trolley Tour
Head downtown to take this 45-minute tour through Raleigh’s most haunted locations. Tours are every 60 minutes, so you’re sure to catch on on either October 20th, 27th, or 28th. The different trolley tour times are: 6:45, 7:45, and 8:45. Find your tickets here.
*The Myers House Halloween Bash in Hillsborough
You guessed it: this event is a life-size replica of the Michael Myers house from Halloween! At this 9th Annual Halloween Bash, there well be outdoor showings of halloween’s best fright flicks like Silent Night Deadly Night and Halloween 4. The night will include bonfires, costumes galore, food trucks, tricks, treats, raffles and more.
The Myers House Halloween Bash is on October 28th, from 6:30PM-12:00AM. Find tickets here.
Spirits of Hillsborough Walking Tour
Halloween weekend is the perfect time to try and get acquainted with some of Hillsborough’s supernatural residents. With over 250 years of history, the city surely has some spirits. This 1.5 mile walking tour will take you through the most haunted places in Hillsborough, from the Seven Hearths to the ghosts of the Eno.
Tours will begin at dark, October 27-30. Make sure to check out the details of registering here.
Considering the Triangle?
If you are interested in learning about the neighborhoods surrounding downtown Chapel Hill, Durham, and Hillsborough as well as any other properties in the greater Triangle area, visit us online. There’s no shortage of fun, family- friendly events in the area. Call us today at 919-928-5131 or e-mail us at [email protected] for additional information.