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2016 Fall & Halloween Fun Guide

Fall Fun & Halloween Events Guide
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 2016 Fall & Halloween Fun Guide

 
 

Farms & Pumpkin Patches

Hill Ridge Farms, (a little further afield - one of our favorite Fall events!), 703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC 27596.  Directions to Hill Ridge Farms.
Farm animal corral, barn, train rides, pony rides, gemstone panning, antique farm equipment, catfish feeding dock, hay rides, pumpkin patch, and much more!  (September 16 through October 31, 2006 Fall hours: 9am - 6pm Mon-Sat; 10:am - 6pm Sunday.)  (Check the website for regular hours and days open after October 31, 2006.)  The Hillridge Farm fall festivals feature covered hay rides and pumpkin picking as well as pony rides, a moon bounce and music in addition to the farm's year-round fun.  Also explore a 3-acre corn maze and try the New Giant Slide.  General admission is $10 per person (children under 2 free), and includes educational farm exhibits, covered wagon hayride and free pumpkin from patch, picnic grounds, large sand box with for little ones to play in,  fish feeding dock, kiddie park playland, farm animal corral, and lots of scheduled special events.  Giant pumpkin seed guessing contest.  Also visit the farm's old-fashioned country store for sweet treats, old-fashioned toys, gifts, pumpkins, and more.
www.hillridgefarms.com
(919) 556-1771 or 1-800-358-4170.

The Hill Ridge Farms SUPERPASS is good every weekend during the Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Festival and includes:

- Hill Ridge Farms Express - unlimited train rides
- Unlimited time in the Kiddie Park
- One Hayride with FREE Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch
- One Gem Stone Panning Bag - sift the dirt into the water sieve for beautiful treasures!
- Unlimited rides on the Giant Slide!
- Farm Animal Corral
- Fish Feeding Dock
- Picnic & Playground Area
All for $20 per person.

Spooky Halloween Hayrides at Hill Ridge Farms - Tour the farm's haunted back woods on the evenings of Fri. & Sat. Oct. 20 & 21, and Fri. & Sat., Oct. 27 and 28, from dusk until 10pm.  (Kids should be at least 5 years old; not for children who are easily frightened).  No reservations are required for groups of fewer than 10 people.  Groups of 15 or more may reserve a covered wagon of their own at special group rates. Reservations are required for group rates; CALL FOR RESERVATIONS AND PRICING INFORMATION IF YOU DARE!: (919) 556-1771 OR (800) 358-4170. Remember to reserve early for the dates of your choice!
http://www.hillridgefarms.com/spooky.shtml
(Click on the link above to see spooky Halloween animation and more information about the Spooky Halloween Hay Ridges!)

 

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Ganyard Hill Farm, New location as of Fall 2005  - now located at 319 Sherron Rd. in Durham.  Opening for the Fall 2006 Season on Saturday, September 22, 2006 through November 15, 2006.
Ganyard Hill Farm provides Elementary School Field Trips and Family Farm Amusement and has become a popular annual Fall destination for many local schools and families.  Offering pumpkins, hayride tours of the farm with a complimentary pumpkin, cornfield mazes, giant haystack, a cotton field for cotton picking, farm animal feeding, haymaze, corn fields to pick, shuck and feed the animals, educational murals about bees, pumpkin plant life cycle, cows, chickens, a picnic area, and more (all included in the price of admission). A one of a kind place that offers a true farm experience!  Family groups are welcome to drop in and enjoy all the activities any time during open hours during the fall season. No reservations are needed.  Fall Hours of Operation: Monday?Saturday 9:00 am?7:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am?7:00 pm
General Admission is $12.00 per person, ages 2 to 102 (Special rates for School Field Trips.)
Directions to the NEW (as of 2005) Ganyard Hill Farm location in Durham.
www.pumpkincountry.com
www.ganyardhillfarm.com
(919) 596-8728.

 

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McKee CornField Maze (In 2005, open for the Fall Season September 17 - October 31)
5011 Kiger Rd., Rougemont, NC  27572.
Great Fun for the Entire Family in the country!  An annual tradition for local families.  "A Field of Fun" cornfield maze celebrates our country's love for baseball.  The 14 acre cornfield maze has 2 mazes to amuse young and old alike.  The 12 acre corn field maze has one of the biggest baseball diamonds in the US.  The 2 acre cornfield maze for children or young at heart has a baseball bat carved into the field.  Also available:  mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, corn, straw, gourds, and other fall decorations.  Animals, shady picnic area, play area, and Maple View Ice cream!  
Admission: General, $6.00, Children under 10, $5.00, Children under 3, free.  
$1 off General Admission for Senior Citizens and groups of 20 or more.
Hours:  September 17 - October 31, 2005.  Saturdays 10-8pm; Sundays 2-8pm.  
Beginning September 30, open Fridays 2-8 pm.
ALSO:  Haunted Maze Frightening Excursion, October 28, 29, 30 and 31st, from dusk to 9pm. ($8.00 admission.)
www.mckeecedarcreekfarm.com
(919) 732-8065.

Directions:  
From Durham, take Guess Rd. approx. 10 miles to Hwy 57.  Turn left on Hwy 57.  Go approx. 2 miles.  Turn left on Kiger Rd.  Go 1.5 miles on Kiger.  Turn right on drive.  Watch for signs.

From Raleigh/I-40:  Take I-40 to Hillsborough. Exit off of I-40 on Hillsborough Exit.  Turn right on Hwy 86 traveling through downtown Historic Hillsborough.  Cross over Hwy 70.  Go 0.5 miles.  Turn right on Hwy 57.  Travel 8 miles to Kiger Rd.  Go 1.5 miles on Kiger.  Turn right on drive.  Watch for signs.

From Burlington/I-85:  Take I-85 to Hillsborough.  Exit off on Hillsborough Exit 164.  Turn left on Hwy 86 traveling through downtown Historic Hillsborough.  Cross over Hwy 70.  Go 0.5 miles.  Turn right on Hwy 57.  Travel 8 miles to Kiger Road.  Turn right on Kiger Road.  Go 1.5 miles on Kiger.  Turn right on drive.  Watch for signs.

 

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Vollmer Farm (further afield, just East of Raleigh in Bunn, NC)
617 NC Hwy 98E, Bunn, NC 27508.

Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Evening (family event geared to young children) October 29, 2005, 6-10pm; Admission $9/person or $30/family.

* Costume Parade at 6:30
* Jack-o-lantern contest,
bring your own carved jack!
* Halloween Scream contest
* Costume contest
* Campfire songs and ghost stories
* Nighttime hayrides
* Bonfire, s'mores and marshmallow roasting

www.vollmefarm.com
(919) 496-3076.

 

Halloween Events at 
Local Museums, Zoos and Amusement Parks

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Nick or Treat Saturdays and Sundays, October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 (every weekend in October).  1-5 pm; cost included in admission.
From the website: "Celebrate the "family-friendly" spirit of Halloween at the second annual Nick-or-Treat, a daytime extravaganza of fall festivities every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. between Oct. 8 ? 30! Nick-or-Treat is free with park admission and stirs up a cauldron of fun for the entire family!"    "Paramount's Carowinds is decorated with thousands of pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks and Halloween characters to create a daytime extravaganza of fall festivities for kids and their parents!  Trick-or-treat along with your Nickelodeon friends including SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer in Nickelodeon Central.  Goblin Groan Foam Zone - Have some clean fun, Nickelodeon-style in a bubbling foam pit. Perilous Pumpkin Path Maze - Wander through a children's maze full of fun, interactive surprises.  Pumpkin Patch - Visit the gorge of gourds and take home a spooktacular keepsake.  FunHouse Express - A hair-raising attraction that will send chills down your spine as Jimmy the clown takes you on a wild ride through a spooky and crazy world full of clown chaos! Experience this new motion-simulator movie in the Action FX Theater.
www.carowinds.com/scarowinds/nickortreat.html
(704) 588-2600.

 

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Boo at the Zoo at the North Carolina Zoological Park
4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205.
Saturday, October 22 - Sunday, October 23, 2005.  One of the zoo's most popular events featuring games, a costume contest and all kinds of Halloween fun. This safe daytime addition to nighttime trick-or-treating will be presented in the plaza areas of the zoo. Clowns, jugglers and magicians will rove these areas entertaining visitors of all ages.
(800) 488-0444.

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"Scare-o-lina Skies" presented by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 E. Franklin St., Downtown Chapel Hill, NC.

On Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m., prepare to come face to face with some of the most terrifying sights of the night sky as Morehead Planetarium and Science Center brings you "Scare-o-lina Skies" in the Star Theater -- a special, extra-scary version of Carolina Skies.

MPSC's skywatching instructor, Amy Sayle, will be presenting the two night shows and giving a first-hand look at some of the most graphic tales from a variety of cultures from all over the world and even some from modern science as well, like the phenomenon of black holes.

The night shows are only for children 12 and up, as their nature is intended for an older audience. The Oct. 30 show is more family oriented  and kid-friendly. Standard planetarium show admission prices apply ($5.25 
adults, $4.25 children/students/seniors).

www.moreheadplanetarium.org
Info hotline: (919) 549-6863
Main office and reservations: (919) 962-1236

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Day of the Dead Celebration at the NC Museum of History 
5 East Edenton St., Raleigh, NC

Saturday, October 29, 2005, 1 - 4pm
Celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, with story telling, food sampling, crafts, and more.  (Bilingual program.) 
www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
(919) 807-7968

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Natural History Halloween at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Bicentennial Plaza, Raleigh, NC 27601
Saturday, October 29, 2005, 11am.?5 pm.
A Museum Halloween celebration for kids ages 2?12. (Free).  Change your fears to fascination while meeting snakes, spiders, gators and other live animals from the Museum's collection. Special games and fun activities will make this a Halloween to remember. Enter the annual costume contest and you might win a prize.  Lunch, hot cider, cold drinks and home-baked goodies will be available for a small fee.
(919) 733-7450 ext. 503.

Schedule of Fall & Halloween Events
(also see the CHillKids Festivals & Events guide for more listings)

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Sun., October 16, 2005
A Southern Season hosts Kids in the Kitchen: Halloween Treats with Barbara Ulam (7+)
Sun., October 16, 2005, 1pm  (also on Sat., October 22, 2005 at 11am)
As the witching hour draws near, Barbara is planning a party that will make everyone cheer. Join her as she brings the ultimate Halloween treats to life. These treats are ghoul-icious and will inspire any child with culinary ambitions. Ages 7 and up.  $35.  (Reserve a spot in advance!)

 

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Fri. & Sat. Oct. 21 & 22, 2005
Spooky Halloween Hayrides at Hill Ridge Farms - Tour the farm's haunted back woods on the evenings of Fri. & Sat. Oct. 21 & 22, and Fri. & Sat., Oct. 28 and 29, from dusk until 10pm.  (Kids should be at least 5 years old; not for children who are easily frightened).  No reservations are required for groups of fewer than 10 people.
Groups of 15 or more may reserve a covered wagon of their own at special group rates. Reservations are required for group rates; CALL FOR RESERVATIONS AND PRICING INFORMATION IF YOU DARE!: (919) 556-1771 OR (800) 358-4170. Remember to reserve early for the dates of your choice!

More information about Hill Ridge Farms (including the regular Fall Hay Rides).
http://www.hillridgefarms.com/spooky.shtml
(Click on the link above to see spooky Halloween animation and more information about the Spooky Halloween Hay Ridges!)
(919) 556-1771 or 1-800-358-4170.

 

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Sat., October 22, 2005
A Southern Season hosts Kids in the Kitchen: Halloween Treats with Barbara Ulam (7+)
Sat., October 22, 2005, 11am.
As the witching hour draws near, Barbara is planning a party that will make everyone cheer. Join her as she brings the ultimate Halloween treats to life. These treats are ghoul-icious and will inspire any child with culinary ambitions. Ages 7 and up.  $35.  (Reserve a spot in advance!)

 

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Sat., Oct. 22, 2005

An Evening at the Homestead - Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, 2-6pm.

Duke's Junior Interpreters present music, wagon rides, fall foods, and 19th-century children's literature! Bring a picnic for dinner. 
(919) 477-5498.

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Sat. and Sun., Oct. 22 & 23, 2005

Free Spooky Halloween Photos at A Southern Season
University Mall, Chapel Hill.  
Sat., Oct. 22, 2005 from 10 am - 5pm; Sun. Oct. 23, 2005 from 1 - 5pm.
Bring the kids in costume to A Southern Season's Candy Corner for free Halloween photographs.  (Also
Fri. - Mon., Oct. 28 - 31st, 2005.  See listing below for hours on these dates.)
(919) 929-7133.

A Southern Season also will be featuring Godiva-Dipped Apples: Country apples hand-dipped in Godiva chocolate and rolled in your favorite candy topping. ($2.50 ea)  
Sat. Oct. 22 from 11 am - 2 pm, and Sun, Oct. 23 from 12 - 3pm.
(Also on
Sat. Oct. 29 from 11 am - 2 pm, and Sun, Oct. 30th from 12 - 3pm.)

Ghostly Guessing Games at A Southern Season: Come to the Candy Department to guess how many Jelly Belly jellybeans are in the jar or join a Bertie Bott tasting and guess the new flavors. 
Fri. Oct. 21 - Mon., Oct. 31st, 2005.

 

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Sat., Oct. 22, 2005 at 7 pm
"Scare-o-lina Skies" presented by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
250 E. Franklin St., Downtown Chapel Hill, NC.

On Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m., prepare to come face to face with some of the most terrifying sights of the night sky as Morehead Planetarium and Science Center brings you "Scare-o-lina Skies" in the Star Theater -- a special, extra-scary version of Carolina Skies.

MPSC's skywatching instructor, Amy Sayle, will be presenting the two night shows and giving a first-hand look at some of the most graphic tales from a variety of cultures from all over the world and even some from modern science as well, like the phenomenon of black holes.

The night shows are only for children 12 and up, as their nature is intended for an older audience. The Oct. 30 show is more family oriented  and kid-friendly. Standard planetarium show admission prices apply ($5.25 adults, $4.25 children/students/seniors).

www.moreheadplanetarium.org
Info hotline: (919) 549-6863
Main office and reservations: (919) 962-1236

 

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Sat. - Sun., October 22 - 23, 2005

Boo at the Zoo at the North Carolina Zoological Park
4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205.
Saturday, October 22 - Sunday, October 23, 2005.  One of the zoo's most popular events featuring games, a costume contest and all kinds of Halloween fun. This safe daytime addition to nighttime trick-or-treating will be presented in the plaza areas of the zoo. Clowns, jugglers and magicians will rove these areas entertaining visitors of all ages.
(800) 488-0444.

Sat. and Mon., Oct. 28 - 31st, 2005

Free Spooky Halloween Photos at A Southern Season
University Mall, Chapel Hill.  
Fri. - Sat. Oct. 28 - 29, 10 am - 5pm; Sun. Oct. 30th, 2005 from 1 - 5pm; Mon. Oct. 31st 10 am - 5pm.
Bring the kids in costume to A Southern Season's Candy Corner for free Halloween photographs.

(919) 929-7133.

A Southern Season also will be featuring Godiva-Dipped Apples: Country apples hand-dipped in Godiva chocolate and rolled in your favorite candy topping. ($2.50 ea)  
Sat. Oct. 29 from 11 am - 2 pm, and Sun, Oct. 30th from 12 - 3pm.

Ghostly Guessing Games at A Southern Season: Come to the Candy Department to guess how many Jelly Belly jellybeans are in the jar or join a Bertie Bott tasting and guess the new flavors. 
Fri. Oct. 21 - Mon., Oct. 31st, 2005.

 

Fri., Oct. 28, 2005

Town of Chapel Hill Fall Carnival
Hargraves Center, 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill
Friday, October 28, 2005,   5 - 8pm
Fall Carnival features activities for children including a "basketball jam," bounce ride, face painting, magic show, puppet show, balloon sculpting with Clown Willie, cake walk, carnival games and prizes.  For more information, contact Robbin Justice-Jones at (919) 969-6961.

Fri., Oct. 28, 2005

BowWowWeen Event Hosted by Whole Foods and the Animal Protection Society of Orange County
Whole Foods, 81 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill, NC
Friday, October 28, 2005,   2-6pm
BowWowWeen event features Halloween activities including pumpkin painting, a Halloween parade for kids and dogs (with or without costumes).  Another fun occasion for the kids (and dogs)  to get dressed up in costume!

Fri., Oct. 28, 2005

Halloween Stories Under the Stars hosted by Weaver Street Market
Weaver Street Market Lawn, Downtown Carrboro, 101 East Waver St., Carrboro 
Friday, October 28, 2005,   5:30-7:30pm
Halloween festivities include music, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, storytelling, a costume contest, cookies and cider!
(919) 929-0010

Fri., Oct. 28, 2005

Hillsborough Halloween Event Hosted by Downtown Hillsborough Merchants
Downtown Hillsborough, NC
Friday, October 28, 2005,   6-9pm
Fun Halloween activities throughout the downtown area on Friday before Halloween including trick or treating at downtown businesses, costume contests, a monster march, pumpkin carving judging, and lots more (including a scary movie for grownups later in the evening.) 

Click here for details about the locations for all of the fun Halloween events in downtown Hillsborough on Friday, October 28, 2005.  Contests, treats, and children's games will take place throughout downtown including a ?candy walk? at Dual Supply, a beanbag toss at Carolina Game & Fish, and bobbing for apples at Nettie's Attic Treasures.  The ?News of Orange? and Churton Street Realty will co-sponsor a costume contest for kids, adults and pets next to Churton Street Realty at "Parking Lot Park (near the Police Station).  Pupkiss will host a dog costume contest on the sidewalk in front of their store on the 100 block of S. Churton St. at 7 PM. Pet treats will be given out.

The Orange County Historical Museum will join in the fun by hosting ?Trunk or Treat.? Children will be invited to search for candy and prizes in the museum's traveling trunks? from 6 ? 9 PM at 201 N. Churton St.  The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough is hosting its popular ?Haunted Hillsborough Guided Walking Tour? on Oct. 28th and 29th.Hour-long tours will take visitors through the town's old colonial streets and past some of the haunted homes, churches, and cemeteries. Learn of the many fascinating events and people, especially of its past residents who seem to refuse to leave. Tickets are $5 for children (ages 5-14) and $10 for adults and can be purchased at 150 E. King St. or by calling 732-7741. Reservations are recommended.

Riverside Cafe will sponsor a Pumpkin Carving Contest. Particpants must submit their carved pumpkin with contact information to Riverside Cafe, located across the old Churton St. bridge on Exchange Club Park Lane, by Thursday, October 27th. All entries will be displayed along the Old Churton St. Bridge and will be judged by the public the evening of Oct. 28th.

For more information contact the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough/Orange County Visitors Center at 732-7741 or Julia Williams at 245-0062.

 

Fri - Sat., Oct. 28 - 29, 2005 6:00pm  (Pumpkins on display through Mon., Oct. 31, 2005)

Fearrington Halloween Pumpkin Carving Display and Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington
Dozens of elaborately carved jack-o-lanterns will be on display throughout the Fearrington Village center from Friday, October 28th through Halloween, Monday, October 31st.  On Friday and Saturday nights enjoy a fabulous Kids' Hay Bale Maze and Spooky Storytime at the bookstore.  Festivities feature amazing display of intricately carved pumpkins, children's hay maze, storytelling, and music.  Event free and open to the public.  For more details visit www.fearrington.com.

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Fri. & Sat. Oct. 28 & 29, 2005
Spooky Halloween Hayrides at Hill Ridge Farms - Tour the farm's haunted back woods on the evenings of Fri. & Sat. Oct. 21 & 22, and Fri. & Sat., Oct. 28 and 29, from dusk until 10pm.  (Kids should be at least 5 years old; not for children who are easily frightened).  No reservations are required for groups of fewer than 10 people.
Groups of 15 or more may reserve a covered wagon of their own at special group rates. Reservations are required for group rates; CALL FOR RESERVATIONS AND PRICING INFORMATION IF YOU DARE!: (919) 556-1771 OR (800) 358-4170. Remember to reserve early for the dates of your choice!

More information about Hill Ridge Farms (including the regular Fall Hay Rides).
http://www.hillridgefarms.com/spooky.shtml
(Click on the link above to see spooky Halloween animation and more information about the Spooky Halloween Hay Ridges!)
(919) 556-1771 or 1-800-358-4170.

 

Sat., Oct. 29, 2005

Spence's Farm 19th Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Sat., October 29, 2005, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Enjoy a great afternoon and evening of fun featuring hayrides, face painting, pony rides, food, live music, hay maze in the barn, barnyard animal feeding/play, arts & crafts vendors, bonfire, and much more fun for the entire family! 
  The Spence's Farm annual Harvest Festival is a fundraiser to help bring more children out to enjoy and experience the farm.  Feel free to wear your Halloween costume (no scary costumes please).  Admission $7 per person (babes in arms free).  Entrance fee includes everything, except food is extra.
Located near NC86 & I-40 at 6407 Mill House Road, Chapel Hill, 27516.
(919) 968-8581.

Sat., Oct. 29, 2005

Meadowmont Halloween Celebration
301 Old Barn Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
Saturday, October 29, 2005, 11am.?5 pm
Featuring games and crafts at the Meadowmont Club house, hayrides around the neighborhood, and pumpkin carving.  (Please RSVP for activities at the Club by October 27th.)

 
Sat., Oct. 29, 2005

Natural History Halloween at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Bicentennial Plaza, Raleigh, NC 27601
Saturday, October 29, 2005, 11am.?5 pm
A Museum Halloween celebration for kids ages 2?12. (Free).  Change your fears to fascination while meeting snakes, spiders, gators and other live animals from the Museum's collection. Special games and fun activities will make this a Halloween to remember. Enter the annual costume contest and you might win a prize.  Lunch, hot cider, cold drinks and home-baked goodies will be available for a small fee.
(919) 733-7450 ext. 503.

Sat., Oct. 29, 2005

Day of the Dead Celebration at the NC Museum of History 
5 East Edenton St., Raleigh, NC

Saturday, October 29, 2005, 1 - 4pm
Celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, with story telling, food sampling, crafts, and more.  ( Bilingual program.) 
www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
(919) 807-7968

Sat., Oct. 29, 2005

Autumn Walkabout at the William B. Umstead State Park, Raleigh
8801 Glenwood Ave. and Highway 70, Raleigh, NC 27612; Harrison Ave., Cary, NC
Saturday, October 29, 2005, 2 pm
Take a 2-mile round trip hike led by a Park Ranger and enjoy the scenic views and beautiful changing colors of the leaves. (Register in advance. Free.)
(919) 571-4170.

Sat., Oct. 29, 2005
Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Evening at Vollmer Farm (further afield, just East of Raleigh in Bunn, NC)  617 NC Hwy 98E, Bunn, NC 27508.  
Directions from Chapel Hill.
  Directions from Raleigh.
October 29, 2005, 6-10pm. Family event geared to young children; Admission $9/person or $30/family.

* Costume Parade at 6:30
* Jack-o-lantern contest,
bring your own carved jack!
* Halloween Scream contest
* Costume contest
* Campfire songs and ghost stories
* Nighttime hayrides
* Bonfire, s'mores and marshmallow roasting

Vollmer Farm is a fifth-generation farm that has been welcoming guests to their fall Pumpkin Farm since 1987, and to their spring Strawberry Farm since 1995. In addition to the fruits of the harvest available at the produce stand, the fall activities include a giant 40-foot underground slide, a four-acre corn maze, horse rides, hayrides and farm animals.
www.vollmefarm.com
(919) 496-3076.

 

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Sat., Oct. 29, 2005

Halloween Train Rides at the New Hope Valley Railway, Bonsal, NC (25 miles south of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill)
Saturday, October 29, 2005, Times: 4 pm, 5:15 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:45 pm
Hour-long train rides through the spooky woods in Chatham County.  From the website:

"The gentle woodlands of Chatham and Wake Counties turn into some very spooky places the evening of Saturday, 29 October 2005, when the New Hope Valley Railway runs its special Halloween Trains! Join us that evening for some good fun, and feel free to come in costume. Many things are afoot in our woods from the Ghost Locomotive to the Headless Brakeman to the Vampire's Grave to the Witch's Path where the three evil sisters boil up their potions as the trains pass. Enjoy all of the fun and festivities celebrating Halloween with the sometimes haunted train crew.

Trains will operate at 4:00PM, 5:15PM, 6:30PM, and 7:45PM.  (Note that the 4:00 and 5:15 runs take place during daylight hours.)

The fare is $7.00 for all passengers of all ages, and tickets are available only by advance purchase at three convenient locations; Tom's Trains in Cary, Nick's Trains in Raleigh, or Paperback's Plus in Siler City. Tickets will also be available to the public at the ticket office in Bonsal, NC (just south of Apex, NC) on the regular monthly NHV operating day on Sunday, 2 October 2005.
This event is a fun event suitable for families. "

www.nhvry.org
(919) 362-5416. 

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Pumpkin Run 4K hosted by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA 
Saturday, Oct. 29, 5pm.
The Pumpkin Run 4K (2.5-mile) trail race will be held as a single race (men and women running together), on the scenic woodland trails and rolling hills north of Horace Williams Airport in Chapel Hill.  According to the website, "The registrations for this year's Pumpkin Run are coming in fast - much faster than anticipated. Sign up soon if you want to run the race!"
Location:  University Woodlands Trail at Carolina North off of Municipal Road in Chapel Hill, NC (with registration, parking, and bathroom facilities at the YMCA on Airport Road). Be sure to check out the YMCA's map of the course and how they created it.

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Mon., Oct. 31, 2005 - Happy Halloween!

Carrboro Halloween Carnival
Carrboro's Halloween Carnival is held each year on October 31st. from 6 until 8:30 pm at the Carrboro Town Commons. Ghosts and goblins of all ages come out for lots of free games and fun!  Best costumes are awarded with prize ribbons, and activities include a cake walk, howling at the moon, games, prizes, and many other fun-filled activities. The whole family can enjoy this annual event.
(919) 918-7364.

Trick or Treating in Chapel Hill (the Chapel Hill Town Hall has confirmed that the official day for trick-or-treating in Chapel Hill this year is Monday, October 31, 2005.)

Halloween Trick-or-Treating at University Mall
Monday, October 31, 2005, 5pm-7pm
Bring the kids to enjoy a safe and fun Halloween with Trick-or-Treating at University Mall from 5-7pm.  A Southern Season and many other mall vendors will provide tasty treats in a safe Halloween environment.  (Of course, children should be accompanied by adults.)

 

Halloween Festival 2005 on Franklin St., Downtown Chapel Hill - Not for young children!
On Halloween, Franklin St. is blocked off and becomes the site of Halloween reveling, drinking and HUGE crowds.  Not for children, and not for those who dislike crowds.  (The streets of downtown Chapel Hill will be closed to traffic at 9 pm.  Residential streets near downtown will also be closed except to residents of those streets and their guests.)  Alcohol is not permitted in the festival area.

Costumes

Blueberry Forest Toy Guide
Beautiful high quality silk costumes!  Locally-based online toy store sells beautiful 100% silk costumes, dragonfly wings, butterfly wings, fairy wings, mermaid costumes, wizard costumes, wizard hats, capes, knight costumes, and more!
www.BlueberryForest.com

More Chapel Hill Costume resources
 
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