It's time y'all! Cooler temperatures mean fall is here and celebrations abound all over the Triangle with pumpkin patches, Halloween celebrations, and festivals. Here's a list of fall activities to help you plan the next few weeks of fun! Check websites for potential admission charges and to confirm times.
DJ’s Berry Patch
1223 Salem Church Rd., Apex
The Family Farm on Avent Ferry
1719 Avent Ferry Rd., Holly Springs
Farmer Ganyard at Upchurch Farm
2521 Louis Stephens Dr., Cary
1132 Morrisville Carpenter Rd., Cary
Hill Ridge Farms Fall Pumpkin and Harvest Festival
703 Tarboro Rd., Youngsville
Naylor Family Farm and Giant Corn Maze
6016 U.S. 401 N., Fuquay-Varina
6100 Mt. Herman Rd., Raleigh
6701 Good Hope Church Rd., Cary
711 Beaver Dam Rd., Creedmoor
Family-Friendly Halloween Activities
Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve
Chatham St., downtown Cary
Oct. 29, 2-8 p.m. Admission is free. Carve a pumpkin from 2-5:30 p.m. to be lit for display and judged in a variety of categories from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pumpkins available for sale or take your own.
Costume Dance Party
Cary Arts Center,101 Dry Ave., Cary
Oct. 22, 1-2:30 p.m. $1/person. Wear a costume and enjoy an art activity, dancing, costume prizes and more.
Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville
Oct. 22, 2-6 p.m. Admission is free. Investigate the darker side of nature with scavenger hunts, games and crafts. Costumes optional.
Crossroads Plaza Halloween Boofest
213 Crossroads Blvd., Cary
Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy face painting, trick-or-treating, characters and more.
Fall Festival at Park West Village
Village Market Place, Morrisville
Oct. 27, 4-8 p.m. Admission is free. Trick-or-treat from 4-6 p.m. and take a blankets and chairs to the green space in front of Stone Theatre Park West 14 for an outdoor screening of a family-friendly Halloween movie from 6-8 p.m.
Goblin’s Groove Family Dance
The Halle Cultural Arts Center
Oct. 29, 7-9:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online. $5/couple, $2/additional child. Parent and child enjoy dance contests, a haunted art gallery, costume contests and fun tricks and treats. Costumes encouraged.
Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh
Oct. 29, 2-9 p.m. Admission is free. Families trick-or-treat in costumes at participating merchants from 2-6 p.m. and enjoy an outdoor movie on The Green at 6 p.m.
Oct. 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Dress in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, storytelling and a magic show.
Flaherty Park Community Center
1226 N. White St., Wake Forest
Oct. 27, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is free. This annual event features a costume contest, face painting, a cupcake walk, ghostly games and more. Free pumpkin giveaways while supplies last. Costumes optional.
Haunted Mordecai Festival and Lantern Ghost Tours
Oct. 29, noon-4 p.m. Costume contests for ages 15 and younger, food, games and crafts. Festival admission is free. Half-hour lantern ghost tours of the Mordecai House from 5-9:30 p.m. are $5 and depart every 30 minutes. Purchase tickets via phone or online through RecLink (search for "Mordecai" in the advanced search field).
Herbert C. Young Community Center
Oct. 29, 6:30-9 p.m. Admission is $2/person. The Cary Teen Council invites families to take a spooky walk through Herbert’s house of horrors (parental discretion advised).
Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party
201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh
Oct. 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Advance tickets are $12/member, $15/nonmember. Week-of tickets, if available, are $15/member, $18/nonmember. Wear a Halloween costume and experience the magic of Marbles Kids Museum after dark. Activities include a ghoul school, mad scientist lab, monster mash dance party and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Herbert C. Young Community Center
Oct. 15, 6:30-9 p.m. $10/student. Register online; choose course #97693. Students with special needs don a Halloween costume and enjoy a night of music, games and refreshments. Ages 11 and older. Participants who need a care provider must provide their own assistant. Parents and care providers do not pay admission fees.
Oct. 30, 4-7 p.m. Admission is free. Take a carved pumpkin to float on Bond Park Lake and enjoy a discounted boat ride and snack on the deck. Pumpkins also set sail across the lake at 6:30 p.m. Ages 6 and older.
Pumpkin Bash at Parkside Town Commons
7119 O'Kelly Chapel Rd., Cary
Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free. Ages 10 and younger can pick their own pumpkin at this event that also features games, face painting, prizes, Cary safety vehicles on display, characters, a bounce house and more.? The rain date is Oct. 23.
Spooktacular at The Factory
1839 S Main St., Wake Forest
Oct. 28, 5-8 p.m. Admission is free; some activities charge a fee. Kids enjoy movies, magic, inflatables, an ice skating show and more.
Trick-or-Trick on Salem Street
Salem Street, Downtown Apex
Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m. Admission is free. Kids trick-or-treat in costume at participating merchants. Salem Street will be closed to traffic for this event.