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.
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 (or both.) This classification just reflects how the attraction is advertised. Your opinion might differ! Know of others that should be included? Email email@example.com.
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Corn Mazes, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patches and more
These are not scary attractions and are suitable for younger kids.
507 Woodland Church Road, Wake Forest
September 21 until the end of October, Fridays through Sundays
Pumpkin patch, hay ride, corn maze, hay maze
Admission: $9. $6 extra for gem mining
DJ’s Berry Patch
1223 Salem Church Road, Apex
Visit website for details on pumpkin picking dates.
Pick your own pumpkin right from the patch. Price depends on size.
Crossroads Corn Maze
3937 Louisbury Rd, Wake Forest
October 4 – November 3
Activities include a giant corn maze, hay and rope mazes, and a hayride. A pumpkin is included with the hayride.
1606 Pickett Rd., Sanford
September 21 – November 3
Corn maze, playground, hayride. Also, there’s a pumpkin patch.
General admission is $3 for everyone ages 2 and up, and includes access to the picnic area, pumpkin patch, and special live entertainment when featured. Their best value combo ticket is $16 and includes general admission, the corn maze, playground, and one hayride. Individual activity pricing is also available, and details can be found on their website.
Pumpkin Patch Express
Museum of Life + Science, 433 West Murray Avenue, Durham
October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a journey to the Museum’s pumpkin patch. Pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate and take home, then enjoy crafts, a hay maze and a variety of carnival games before returning to the station. Pre-registration is required. Tickets are on sale now.
The Family Farm on Avent Ferry
1719 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs
Sells NC grown pumpkins every fall as well as specialty gourds, pumpkins, corn stalks, and hay bales, has a vintage John Deere tractor on site for photos.
Hill Ridge Farms Fall Pumpkin & Harvest Festival
703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville
September 21 – November 3
Activities include farm animal corral, fish feeding deck, kids’ play land, 80’ giant slide, picnic grounds, live music, train rides, covered wagon hay rides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkins for sale, and more scheduled special events.
General admission to the farm is $14 for ages 2 to 64, $13 for ages 65+ and military, and free for ages under 2. General admission includes one covered wagon hayride with one free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch as well as some of the listed activities. The Hill Ridge Farms Superpass is $25, and includes all of the activities as well as a free return visit at Christmas.
10276 US Hwy 421 North, Clinton
Fall Festival and Corn Maze September 14 – November 9
Activities include hay rides, over-sized games, straw bale maze, corn maze, mountain rope climb, pumpkin field, tire mountain, human foosball, ball toss, giant sand box, corn hole games, and more.
Corn maze: $13 – $25 (includes many of the activities)
Pay per play activities via ticket. $2-$3 each activity. (Or get a discount by buying more tickets.)
Fire pit: $35 for two hours
Huckleberry Trail Farm
143 Pleasant Hill Church Rd, Siler City
Open Saturdays and Sundays from September 28 to October 27
Activities include a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patches, cotton patches, and farmyard games.
Admission is $10 for ages 12+, $8 for ages 3 -11 and seniors, and $8 for military, first responders, and teachers. One price covers all the activities offered at the farm, but pumpkins, concessions, and merchandise are priced and sold separately.
Ken’s Korny Corn Maze
3175 Benson Highway, Garner
Activities include a six acre corn maze, rope maze, hay maze, hay rides, farm animals, play areas, pumpkin patches, produce and garden center, and more.
Tickets are $12 for ages 6 and up, $6 for ages 3- 5, and free for ages 2 and under with a paid adult.
Naylor Family Farm and Giant Corn Maze
6016 U.S. 401 N., Fuquay-Varina
September 14 – November 3
Attractions include a 10 acre corn maze, gem mining, a jump pad, farm animals, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, barrel train, play barn, farm tower fort, tire mountain, campfires, and more.
Admission is $18 per person ages 3 and up for a Farm Pass, which includes most of the activities offered on the farm. Ages 2 and under are free with a paying adult. Each person with a paying pass will receive a free pumpkin.
Additional options such as animal feed for the petting zoo, pick-a-pumpkin, and snacks and drinks are available for small additional fees.
Pumpkin Patch at Chestnut Ridge Community Farm
2902 Mt Willing Rd, Efland
Open Saturdays in October (October 5, 12, 19, 26)
Activities include pumpkins for sale, hayrides, face painting, meet the animals, nature play area, explore the garden, and more.
Admission is $5 per person, and free for ages 2 and under.
Three Bears Acres
711 Beaver Dam Rd, Creedmoor
September 1 – November 16. Check website for hours.
Activities include tree houses, toboggan slides, mud kitchen, jumping pillow, obstacle course, big bear pond, pumpkins, hayrides, pumpkin bowling, hay fort, corn cannon, archery, and s’mores.
Admission is $8 for adults and $15 for children 3 and up (free for 2 and under). Senior citizen tickets are $5. Annual passes are available for $65 per child 3 and up and $30 per adult.
Tractor’s Corn Maze
13912 Bold Run Hill Rd, Wake Forest
Saturdays and Sundays from September 21 to end of October
Activities include an 8 acre corn maze, pumpkin painting, corn pit, pumpkin patch, and hayride.
Admission is $8 and includes all of the above activities, plus a free pumpkin per admission. Children 2 and under are free. Cash only.
Vollmer Farm “Back 40” Country Playground
677 NC Hwy 98 E, Bunn
Activities include corn crib, barrel train, corn maze, hayride, zip line, farm animals, kayaking, hay pyramids, playground areas, and more. On Saturday nights, a movie is shown with a bonfire and s’mores. Kayaking on the pond is also available for a small additional fee.
Admission is $10.68 plus tax for ages 3 and up. Admission includes access to all activities and includes the movie and bonfire offered on Saturday nights. Two day fun passes are offered for $15. They also offer free admission days for special groups throughout the season.
Haunted Trails and Haunted Houses
These attractions might be too scary for younger children.
Haunted Forest at Panic Point
2808 Cedar Creek Rd, Youngsville
September 21 – November 2. Visit website for specific dates.
Haunted forest trail, Howling Hayride, Dark Trail, Carny Crypt, Killers in the Corn, Carnival Games, Menacing Maze
Tickets: $19 to $69, depending on package. Discounted prices online for most dates.
Clayton Fear Farm
1620 Loop Rd, Clayton
October 4 – October 31. See website for specific dates.
Fear Farm Academy, The Black Hole, Slaughterhouse, Fear Forest Haunted Hayride, The Farm House, A Walk in the Dark, Haunted Maze
Tickets: $13 for one attraction; $27 all inclusive ticket
Harvested Farm Nightmares
Ken’s Produce & Garden Center / Ken’s Korny Corn Maze, 3175 Benson HWY (HWY 50), Garner
October 18, 19, 25, 26, 31 and November 1
Tickets: $20 per person
Aberdeen Fear Factory
10570 Hwy 211, Aberdeen
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from September 27 – November 2
Largest indoor haunt in North Carolina.
Tickets: $25 per person
Darkside Haunted Estates
11875 N.C. 222 W., Middlesex
919-269-8620 and 919-818-8748
Open every Friday and Saturday from September 22 – November 2, and Halloween night.
Activities include mayhem hayride, clown town, fright trail, insane asylum, and the slaughterhouse.
Tickets: $20 for adults and $12 for children 10 and under. Military, student, and teacher ID discounts are available. Parking is $2.
Raleigh Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour
Departs on Fayetteville St, Raleigh
Tours are given on weekends and select days throughout September, October, and November.
Family friendly 1.5 mile walking tour for ages 8 and older combines local ghost stories, folklore, and history and takes guests through the Raleigh City Cemetery and several ghost sites in downtown Raleigh.
Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for ages 8 – 14. They must be purchased online.
Xtreme Haunt: A Zombie Shooting Experience
7460 Highway 98/Wake Forest Rd, Durham
October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Visitors ride on a 40-foot military truck with mounted paintball guns to shoot at roaming zombies in the dark.
Tickets: $10 – $45 depending on activity and package. Check their website for more details.
Both Scary and Not Scary
Phillips Farms of Cary
6701 Good Hope Church Rd., Cary
Open weekends from September 14 – November 3. The Haunted Farm is open every Friday and Saturday night from the last weekend of September through the last weekend of October.
Haunted Farm: The Field of Lost Souls, The Rebellion Trail, The Gore House, Big Top Terror.
Daytime Activities: Corn maze, bounce pillow, fun house, hayride, much more. There’s a pumpkin patch (price by size) and additional activities for a small fee.
Tickets: Haunted farm admission is $21 per person, with a $1 discount if you pay cash. Daytime activities are $12 for ages 3+ and free for ages 2 and under.
McKee’s Cornfield Maze (Cedar Creek Farm)
5011 Kiger Road, Rougemont
Daytime maze and haunted maze, farm animals, pumpkins, hayride, barrel train ride, swing area, corn and hay bale play areas.
Daytime Maze: $12; September 28 – November 3
Haunted Maze: Price and Dates TBA
The 13th Door Haunted Manor
970 Frank Timberlake Road, Timberlake
Haunted house and trail:
October 4,5,11,12,18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31
$10 for age 12 and older
$5 for age 6-11
Free for 5 and under
October 12, 19, 26
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
October 6, 13, 20, 27
Trick or Treating:
5 p.m to 7 p.m.