Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas are ready for fall and Halloween! Here’s a list of haunted trails, corn mazes, fall farm activities and more, for the 2022 season.
Some of these are a little bit of a drive, and are in areas that we typically include in Triangle on the Cheap, but worth checking out.
We’ve classified these attractions as either scary or not scary. This classification just reflects how the attraction is advertised. Your opinion might differ! Some of the attractions offer daytime activities for young children and nighttime activities that are scarier.
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Haunted Trails and Haunted Houses
These attractions might be too scary for young children.
Hollerin Haunts Hayride
2914 Bud Johnson Road, Clinton, NC
Dates in late September, throughout October, and early November, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursdays and Sundays: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Ticket prices: $30 for Haunted Hayride, $20 for Zombie Hunt, $12 for The Darkness. Discounts for package deals.
Haunted Hayride, Zombie Hunt, The Darkness
Devil’s Playground at Cathis Farm
Cathis Farm, 544 Falcon Road, Lillington, NC
September 23rd to October 31st, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays through October 29th. Plus, October 30th and 31st.
Early bird tickets: $15-$25, depending on date. $35 at gate.
Hellfire Resort Haunted Attraction. There’s also a midway entertainment area with zombie Tag, carnival-style games, and axe throwing.
Backwoods Terror Ranch
Sweet Valley Ranch
2990 Sunnyside School Road, Cedar Creek, NC (near Fayetteville)
Dates through October 30th, 2022
7 to 9 p.m.
Visit Surgeon Manor, a Victorian farmhouse that is still home to some of the poor souls that lived in the manor and ended up as experiments in Surgeon Labs. Walk through the Backwoods Terror Ranch cemetery. Beware, you never know what lurks in the cemetery at night. Finally, tour the Slaughterhouse, home of the Delamorte bunch. They are the personal inhumane clean up crew for Dr. Surgeon’s sadistic experiments.
Hawfields Haunted Forest
Hawfields Ball Park, 2115 NC Hwy 119 S, Mebane, NC
October 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, 31st, 2022
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night except October 31st. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 31st.
$12 per person.
On October 15th, 22nd, and 29th, there will be “No Scare” tours from 2 to 4 p.m. for just $2 per person.
30-minute stroll through the woods. Different scenes of horror with ghouls, zombies and clowns. In the end there’s the Dark Maze.
Myrtle Grove Haunted Barn
3510 North Carolina Highway 86, Hillsborough, NC
Every Friday and Saturday in October
6 to 11 p.m.
From 6 to 7 p.m. it’s “No Scare” admission, and the haunted barn starts at 8 p.m.
General admission: $25; No Scare admission: $15; Parking: $10
A 5,500 square foot, two-level haunted barn with scares around every corner.
Orange County Feargrounds
Lloyd’s Dairy Barn, 226 North Lloyds Dairy Road, Efland, NC
October 28th and 29th, 2022
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for either the haunted barn or the haunted hayride for adults, and combo tickets are $20.
For kids, the haunted barn is $8 and the haunted hayride is $10, with $15 for a combo ticket.
20,000 square feet of ghoulishness! A portion of the proceeds benefit local youth and nonprofit organizations in Orange County.
The Original Hollywood Horror Show
6333 Bass Mountain Road, Snow Camp, NC
September 29th to October 2nd, October 7th to 9th, October 14th to 16th, October 21st to 23rd, October 27th to 31st, 2022
8 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. other nights
Emmy award-winning makeup and special effects by filmmakers. Award-winning haunted house, established in 1989. Realistic movie-quality sets, props and special effects from your favorite films.
Haunted Forest at Panic Point
2808 Cedar Creek Rd, Youngsville, NC
Dates from September 24th to November 5th, 2022
General admission tickets are $30 to $45, depending on the date.
6 haunted attractions, including Haunted Forest, Dark Trail, Haunted Hayride, Killers in the Corn, Stalkers’ Farm (formerly The Menacing Maze), and Carny Crypt. (The first five are included in general admission. Carny Crypt is $5 extra.)
Granville Haunt Farm
4534 US Highway 15, Oxford, NC
Every Friday and Saturday in October, plus October 30th and 31st, 2022
Vehicle with 1 passenger: $10; 2 passengers: $20; 3-4 passengers: $25; 5 or more passengers: +$5 for each additional person.
Drive-thru haunt experience.
Darkside Haunted Estates
Big Daddy’s Farms, 11959 N.C. 222 W., Middlesex, NC
919-269-8620 and 919-818-8748
Fridays and Saturdays from September 23rd to November 5th, plus October 30th and 31st.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (except October 29th which is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and October 30th which is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
$25 for adults; $15 for kids 12 and under.
Attractions include The Lost Crypt, The Forgotten Cabin, Hatchet’s Fish Cannery, Fright Trail, Insane Asylum, JoJo’s Clown Town, The Slaughterhouse, Mayhem Hayride, Rotten Korr Cemetery, Skully’s Inlet, and The Bundie Hotel
Clayton Fear Farm
Boyette Family Farms, 1620 Loop Rd, Clayton, NC
Fridays and Saturdays from September 30th to October 29th, 2022, plus October 27th, 30th, and 31st.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (except October 27th, 30th, and 31st, which are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Tickets are $25 (must be redeemed on the hour)
2022 attractions include The Black Hole, Fear Forest Haunted Hayride, Slaughterhouse, and The Farm House.
13th Door Haunted Manor
970 Frank Timberlake Road, Timberlake, NC
Opens September 30th and goes throughout October
Times vary. Check the link below for their 2022 schedule.
12 and up: $10; 6 to 11: $5; 5 and under: Free
Attractions include a haunted house and a kids’ carnival. The movie nights are free. Check their website (linked below) to see what attractions will be open on select days.
Xtreme Haunt: A Zombie Shooting Experience
7460 Highway 98/Wake Forest Rd, Durham, NC
Open October 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
General admission: $25; Fast Pass VIP Admission: $45
Attractions include the Containment Zone (including Black Maze, Prison Cell, and Zombie Corridor), City of Horrors, Laser Zombie Simulator, Xtreme Haunt Walk, Mini Escape Jail, Phobia House, and Monster Blaster (for VIPs only)
Aberdeen Fear Factory
10570 Hwy 211, Aberdeen, NC
September 30th and all through October
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
7:30 p.m. to midnight
$25 per person. Military discount: $2 off. Parking $5. Fast past tickets: $35. Zombie Outbreak Paintball: $15.
This is the largest indoor haunt in North Carolina. There’s also a carnival midway for while you wait, as well as zombie paintball.
Haunted Farm at Phillips Farm of Cary
6701 Good Hope Church Rd., Cary
Open September 24th to October 29th, 2022. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Ticket sales end at 10:30 p.m.
$25 per person; $27 if you use a credit card.
Nighttime Attractions: Four different attractions. Two haunted houses: Big Top Terror and the Gore House. Plus Rebellion Trail (a hayride) and Field of Lost Souls (a trail through the corn.) Each attraction has trained scare actors who will not touch you. Please note that the farm has daytime (non-scary) fall activities too. See the listing below.
More info. Note: Watch Facebook for weather closures.
Harvested Farm Nightmares
Ken’s Produce & Garden Center / Ken’s Korny Corn Maze
3175 Benson HWY (HWY 50), Garner, NC
Check back soon for 2022 information.
Corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and more
The attractions in this section are suitable for children, and are not intended to be scary. Some of these events might also have a scary component, and we are including that information as well.
Pumpkin Hollow at Cathis Farm
544 Falcon Road, Lillington, NC
Saturdays and Sundays from October 1st to 30th, 2022
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays Noon to 5 p.m.
Early bird pricing through September 3rd: $12. Buy tickets here.
Corn maze with “Mad Scientist” theme. There will be game stations along the way that teach facts. There’s also a kid-friendly “spooky walk,” a pumpkin shop, and fun kids’ activities like a jump pad, midway games, barrel train rides, zombie tag, giant bubbles, and more.
1500 Tilley Farm Road, Rougemont, NC 27572
Open every Saturday and Sunday in October
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$14 per person. Kids 2 and under are free.
Admission includes participation in all activities and a pumpkin to take home. Food trucks on site and other snacks and drinks available! Beer and wine available for all 21+. Activities include Jumbo Bounce Pad, Jumbo Slide, Hay Mountain, Hayride, Corn pits, Pumpkin Slingshot, more.
The Witch’s Haunted Barn
4911 Hunt Road, Hillsborough, NC
Every Saturday in October 2022
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$10 per person (Ages 2 and under get in free)
This is a low-priced, family-friendly activity. It’s not meant to be a very scary experience, but, instead, a whimsical look at Halloween, so it should be suitable for all kids of all ages. Before or after visiting the haunted barn you can explore the farm and meet mini donkeys, horses and chickens. Bring a picnic or buy lunch from a food truck on site.
Holder Hill Farm
4822 Holder Road, Durham, NC
Opening days are September 23rd to November 6th, 2022
Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to dusk
Sunday: 10 a.m. to dusk
$15 (kids under 2 are free)
Admission includes all farm activities, as well as a pumpkin that you pick from the vine. Activities include corn maze, hay ride, visiting with farm babies, nature trail, hay mountain, corn crib, barnyard animal bounce, and more.
Phillips Farms of Cary
6701 Good Hope Church Rd., Cary
Open from September 17th through October 30th, 2022
Fridays: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Ages 2 and over: $15 cash or $17 credit card; Military/First Responders/Seniors (60+): $13
Daytime Activities: Corn Maze, Wagon Ride, Cow Train, Family Fun Park, and Sunflower Field
More info. Note: All purchases aside from the admission booth are cash only. Check their Facebook page for updates on weather closures.
Huckleberry Trail Farm
143 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Siler City, NC
September 24th through October 30th, 2022
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.; Sundays: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
$12 for adults; $10 for age 3-11, age 65+, and for military, first responders, and teachers.
The attractions include a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patches (pumpkins sold separately), cotton patches, a mini Field of Dreams, and farmyard games. Also, enjoy life-sized sling shot targeting.
Pumpkin Patch Express
Museum of Life + Science
433 West Murray Avenue, Durham, NC
Saturdays and Sundays in October, 2022
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Available ticket times might vary as spots fill up. Purchase your tickets ahead of time.)
Take the Ellerbe Creek Railway to the pumpkin patch, and pick out a pumpkin. Enjoy a hay maze, mini golf, nature bingo, and take-home activities, then ride the Ellerbe Creek Railway back.
McKee Cornfield Maze
5011 Kiger Road, Rougemont, NC
Open from September 24th to October 30th, 2022
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Hours vary. Check here for the hours.
$15 per person. Children 0-2 get in for free. Military discounts available.
12-acre adventurous maze for families and a smaller maze for children. Also, hayrides, pumpkin patch, animals, barrel train ride, play areas, corn hole, ice cream, and more.
Edward’s Battle Haunted House
9401 S. Mere Ct., Raleigh, NC
October 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2022.
6 to 9 p.m.
This is a walk-through haunted house attraction created by a Raleigh teen, Edward, who has battled cancer. It’s free to enjoy but donations are collected for Give Kids the world, a resort in Florida for critically ill children. There will also be a blood drive with Blood Connection on October 29th.
Lazy Hound Farms
207 Davis Road, Zebulon, NC
Opens September 16th, 2022
Different events take place on different days. Check here to see what’s happening and when.
Wednesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
$8/person, ages 2 and under free
2022 fall activities include pumpkin hayrides, a corn maze, tractor train, animal barn, corn cannon, and much more.
Pumpkin Patch at Chestnut Ridge Community Farm
2902 Mt. Willing Road, Efland, NC
Saturdays in October, 2022
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$7 per person. Ages 2 and under free. Pumpkins sold separately.
Enjoy hayrides, face painting, animals, outdoor activities, and lots of pumpkins!
P&C Holiday Lights
38 Bennett Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC
October 9th to October 31st, 2022
6:30 to 9 p.m. each night
This is a private home where you can see a Halloween haunt in the front yard, with lights and animatronics. Please be respectful of their neighbors. The event is a fundraiser for Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption, so please donate when you visit, if you can.
Skeletons for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
Several homes are participating in Skeletons for St. Jude’s, where homeowners decorate their yards with massive and elaborate skeleton displays and raise money for St. Jude’s. The map of participating homes is on skeletonsforhope.org, and will be updated, starting in September, 2022. You can also learn about donating on the Facebook page.
Naylor Family Farm and Giant Corn Maze
6016 U.S. 401 N., Fuquay-Varina, NC
September 17th to November 6th, 2022.
Check the link below for hours.
$20 per person for a farm pass plus a $1 transaction fee
Corn maze, farm animals, pumpkin patch, hayrides, flashlight maze, and more. New in 2022 is a Super Mega Ride-N-Slide. Free pumpkin on hayride for every ticketed guest.
1224 Old Lystra Road, Chapel Hill, NC
Weekends, October 15th to 30th plus October 31st, 2022
$18 per ticket
Halloween on the farm. Costumes encouraged. Enjoy 2 hours of access to the farm. Animals will be in costume. Bring home a small pumpkin or gourd. Each child will receive a pumpkin decorating kit. Have hands-on time with the friendly farm animals. Go trick or treating.
Spring Haven Farm
5306 Homer Ruffin Road, Chapel Hill, NC
September 28th to September 30th, excluding Mondays and Tuesdays, plus October 31st, 2022
$16.50 per person (Ages 3 and under free)
Spring Haven Farm is hosting Pumpkin Carving with Goats. Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, and then carve it. The goats will eat the insides of the pumpkins after you scoop them out. There will also be other fall activities, like a tractor train ride or The Haunted Forest. You can meet other animals as well.
DJ’s Berry Patch
1223 Salem Church Road, Apex, NC
Fall dates: mid-September to October 31st.
Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DJ’s Berry Patch is a great place to go to for pumpkins and much more. They will have many varieties of pumpkins and gourds, as well as mums, hay bales, corn stalks, and many other fall products. They will also have limited produce: apples, butternut squash, acorn squash, and cooking pumpkins. There will also be ice cream and pound cakes with fall flavors.
1606 Pickett Rd., Sanford, NC
September 17th to October 30th, 2022
Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays (October only): 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Timed 4-hour, all-access pass ticket: $18 (ages 3 and up)
Attractions include a corn maze, pumpkin patch, playgrounds, Tom’s Tunnel, Pumpkin Jump, Jump Pad, and hayrides.
Crossroads Corn Maze
5712 Watkins Road, Wendell, NC (new location)
Open from September 30th through October 31st
Fridays: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
October 31st hours: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Adult: $17; Child: $14
Activities include a giant corn maze, hay and rope mazes, and a hayride. A pumpkin is included with the hayride.
The Family Farm on Avent Ferry
1719 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs, NC
Opens September 24th, 2022
Weekdays: 4 to 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 6 p.m.
No admission charge. Cost of pumpkins vary.
Sells NC-grown pumpkins every fall; as well as specialty gourds, pumpkins, corn stalks, and hay bales; and they have a vintage John Deere tractor on-site for photos.
Hill Ridge Farm
703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC
September 28th to October 30th, 2022
Wednesday through Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
$18.95 per person. Under age 2 free. $17.95 for military and age 65+.
Activities include a hayride, train ride, access to the Animal Barnyard area, the fish feeding dock, Playland activities, pumpkins, and more. No reservations needed. Free pumpkin with admission ticket. Some activities have an additional cost.
10276 US Hwy 421 North, Clinton, NC
September 24th to November 5th, 2022
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ticket prices vary depending on the day. Check here for the pricing.
Fall Festival, corn maze, and pumpkin patch.
Ken’s Korny Corn Maze
3175 Benson Highway, Garner, NC
September 24th to November 6th, 2022
Friday: 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 am. to 9 p.m.: Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.
Age 6 and up: $15; Age 3-5: $8
10-acre Corn maze. November 5th and 6th is pet week. Bring your pet, on a leash.
Vollmer Farm “Back 40” Country Playground
677 NC Hwy 98 E, Bunn, NC
September 24th to October 30th, Saturdays and Sundays
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets: $15; Age 50+, military, teachers, first responders: $12.50. Age 3 and under: Free.
Activities include the playground, farm animals, hayride, pumpkin, corn maze, fishing, jumping pillow, gem mining, and more.
5749 Barbee Road, Durham, NC
Open every day
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bring the kids here to choose a pumpkin from the thousands of pumpkins available. Also shop for apples, cider, and more. Pumpkin painting activities are available for $10.
Tractors Corn Maze
13912 Bold Run Hill Road, Wake Forest, NC
Closed for 2022
507 Woodland Church Road, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
Check back soon for 2022 information.
Medlin Farm offers pumpkin picking and take-home gem mining bags. There are usually large carving pumpkins available.