You Don’t Need to Leave the Triangle for Halloween Fun

Halloween festivities at a Raleigh farm

Halloween is just around the corner. The weather is cool, the leaves are starting to turn, and giant bags of candy are the first items you see in grocery stores in Raleigh, Cary, and other Triangle-area communities.

If you have attended any of these popular Halloween festivities in the Raleigh area, you know that you don’t have to travel far to find something fun to do.

The Triangle’s Top Halloween Picks for 2016

Whether you’re searching for kids activities or a pet costume contest, you can find plenty of Halloween activities in the Raleigh area this year. Find all the details about the most popular upcoming Halloween festivities below.

Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express in Durham

child picking a pumpkinOn Saturdays and Sundays in October (except October 8th due to the weather), the Museum of Life + Science in Durham features a train ride to the museum’s pumpkin patch, arts and crafts activities, and carnival games. Tickets are $12.

To find dates and times, and to purchase tickets for the Pumpkin Patch Express, visit the museum’s calendar of events.

Visit the Fall Festival in Youngsville

Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville is hosting its annual fall festival between now and November 13th, 2016. General admission to the farm includes a covered wagon hayride, a free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, visits to the kids’ playland and farm animal corral, and more. Find hours and ticket prices on the Fall Pumpkin and Harvest Festival event details page.

canine costume contest in RaleighAttend Dog Costume Contests in Raleigh

There are several activities for Fido this Halloween just in Raleigh alone. There is a Pints+Puppies Halloween Pup Crawl on October 30th starting in Glenwood South (Downtown Raleigh) and a canine costume contest at Pumpkin Palooza on October 22nd in North Hills, just to name a few.

Enjoy the Haunted Scream Park in Clayton

For Triangle-area residents who love Halloween thrills, Clayton Fear Farm’s nighttime activities are a top pick. Visit Boyette Family Farms in Clayton on the weekends in October for scary attractions, including a haunted hayride, haunted house, and haunted cotton maze. Clayton Fear Farm’s website has more information about event dates and times, tickets, and attractions.

Need Another Reason to Move to the Triangle?

family just moved into homeWhat makes the Raleigh area a great place to live is the variety of events that take place every year. Not only are Halloween and holiday activities numerous, but so are food truck rodeos, music festivals, sporting events, and home shows.

Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® has been helping individuals and families find their new home in the Triangle for over 30 years. Whether you are relocating to the area or purchasing a home in a new community, contact us at 919-235-0007.

The Triangle Is Your Place for Halloween Fun This Year

stack of pumpkinsIt’s that time of year again —  time to set out the pumpkins and the candy for the trick-or-treaters. Halloween will be here in just a couple of weeks.

If you’re in the Triangle and are looking for some Halloween fun, here are a few nearby options for kids and adults recommended by Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®.

Celebrate Halloween 2015, Day and Night

Below are family-friendly events that take place during the daytime, dog-friendly events including dressing your dog in costumes, and nighttime haunted forests and Zombie walks downtown for the bravest adults.

A Night of Fright in the Triangle

If you’re the type of person who loves a good scare, check out these two places in the Triangle – Panic Point in Youngsville and Clayton Fear Farm. (Here you’ll find day and night attractions, with some family-friendly options.)

Their websites contain the specifics, appropriate ages, day or evening details, and more. These attractions can be very scary, so enter with caution.

Festive Daytime Fun for the Kids

For kids in Raleigh or Durham, there are two options that include rides and gathering pumpkins.

Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville offers a hay ride and free pumpkin along with lots of fun kid-friendly activities. The Museum of Life and Science in Durham also offers a train ride, crafts, and pumpkins for riders on the Pumpkin Patch Express. Check both websites for details, times, dates, and more.

There’s also a 1-mile and 5k Monster Dash in the afternoon of October 25th, perfect for young kids or adult runners – especially in costume! The race will be held in Cameron Village in Raleigh.

Don’t Forget Fido

Dressing up the dog is very important these days. If you and your dog want to find something fun to do for Halloween, there’s a store called Unleashed in Downtown Raleigh in the City Market area that is hosting an event for your pooch.

On October 30th from 5pm to 9pm, come out to the Doggie Halloween Party by Unleashed with your dressed-up dog to mix and mingle with other pet lovers in the Raleigh area.

Zombies, Ghosts, and Goblins, Oh My!

If you’re part of the adult crowd that loves Zombies, make sure you join the Zombie Walk in Raleigh’s Moore Square on October 24th at 7pm. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

These events will be a lot of fun, especially if this is your first time visiting the Triangle.

The Triangle Is Fun During Every Season

The Triangle area offers plenty of things to do, and not just during Halloween. If you’re thinking of relocating to the Triangle area, you can become part of all of the seasonal fun all year long — there’s no place better to experience this wonderful area than as a resident.

We are your Triangle area real estate experts, and can help you find the home of your dreams. Search through our Triangle area resource center to discover the wonderful areas that make up the Triangle, or search Raleigh area homes for sale to find the perfect place for you and your family.

Have you already found your dream home in the Triangle? Contact us today at 919-235-0007 or and we can schedule a showing.