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Triangle Fall Activities

Triangle Fall Activities

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.

Pumpkin Patches 

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 


Green Acres Farm 

1132 Morrisville Carpenter Rd., Cary 


Hill Ridge Farms Fall Pumpkin and Harvest Festival 

703 Tarboro Rd., Youngsville 


Ken’s Korny Corn Maze  

3175 Benson Rd., Garner 


Naylor Family Farm and Giant Corn Maze 

6016 U.S. 401 N., Fuquay-Varina 


Page Farms 

6100 Mt. Herman Rd., Raleigh 


Phillips Corn Maze 

6701 Good Hope Church Rd., Cary 

Three Bears Acres 

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. 

Creepy Crabtree 

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 

237 N. Salem St., Apex 

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.  

Halloween in the Village 

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. 

Halloween Mall Crawl 

Cary Towne Center Mall 

1105 Walnut St., Cary 


Oct. 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Dress in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, storytelling and a magic show. 

Halloween Spooktacular 

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

Mordecai Historic Park 

1 Mimosa St., Raleigh 


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’s Haunted House 

Herbert C. Young Community Center 

101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary 


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 

Marbles Kids Museum 

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. 

Monster Mash Dance 

Herbert C. Young Community Center 

101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary 


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. 

Pumpkin Flotilla 

Bond Park Boathouse 

801 High House Rd., Cary 

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.

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