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 now 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Big list of free things to do this week
- Fall and Halloween festivals
- Museum free days
Farmer Ganyard Upchurch Farm
2521 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary
Pumpkin patch, Corn Crib, Hay Maze, Hayride, Barnyard Animals
Admission: $14.95 (all ages) $11 for military personnel
507 Woodland Church Road, Wake Forest
Pumpkin patch, hay ride, corn maze, hay maze
Admission: $8. $4 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
September 22 through November 5th, Fridays through Sundays
Corn maze, hayride, fire pits, pumpkins
Check website for prices
Green Acres Farm
1132 Morrisville Carpenter Rd, Cary
Corn maze, etc. no longer taking place. Pumpkins will be for sale, however.
1606 Pickett Rd., Sanford
Corn maze, playground, hayride.
Also, there’s a pumpkin patch
Pumpkin Patch Express
Museum of Life + Science, 433 West Murray Avenue, Durham
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 and a variety of carnival games before returning to the station. Pre-registration is required. Tickets are on sale now.
October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
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
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 free for ages under 2, $14 for ages 2-12, and $12 for ages 13+. 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 $22, and includes all of the activities.
September 16th – November 11th from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Huckleberry Trail Farm
143 Pleasant Hill Church Rd, Siler City
Activities include a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patches, cotton patches, and farmyard games. The corn maze is open at night on specific days for the flashlight maze.
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
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, and campfires.
Admission is $18 per person for a Farm Pass, which includes most of the activities offered on the farm. 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.
September 16th – November 5th
Pumpkin Patch at Chestnut Ridge Community Farm
2902 Mt Willing Rd, Efland
Activities include pumpkins for sale, hayrides, face painting, meet the animals, nature play area, explore the garden, and more.
Admission is $5 per person.
Open Saturdays through October from 9 am – 12 pm. (Oct 7, 14, 21, 28)
Three Bears Acres
711 Beaver Dam Rd, Creedmoor
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. They will also host the 2017 Great Pumpkin Smash on November 4th, which will feature similar seasonal activities as well as pumpkin slingshots, catapults, and more.
Admission is $8 for adults and $15 for children 3 and up. Senior citizen tickets are $5. Annual passes are available for $65 per child 3 and up and $30 per adult.
Late September to November
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.
Admission is $14 plus tax for ages 3 and up. Senior tickets are $10 plus tax. Admission includes access to all activities and includes the movie and bonfire offered on Saturday nights. Two day fun passes are offered for $21.
Haunted Forest at Panic Point
2808 Cedar Creek Rd, Youngsville
September 23rd through November 4th. 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 $35, depending on package. Discounted prices online for some dates.
Clayton Fear Farm
1620 Loop Rd, Clayton
October 6th through October 31st. 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 Cotton 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
Schedule and price TBA
Northwood High School’s Trail of Terror
Northwood High School Road, Pittsboro
Recommended for middle school age and older
Aberdeen Fear Factory
10570 Hwy 211, Aberdeen
Schedule and price TBA
Largest indoor haunt in North Carolina
Darkside Haunted Estates
11875 N.C. 222 W., Middlesex
Activities include mayhem hayride, clown town, trail, and other bloodcurdling attractions.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under.
Open every Friday and Saturday from September 29th to October 28th, and Halloween
Raleigh Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour
Departs on Fayetteville St, Raleigh
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 must be purchased online and are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 8 – 14.
Tours are given on weekends and select days throughout September, October, and November.
Xtreme Haunt: A Zombie Shooting Experience
7460 Highway 98/Wake Forest Rd, Durham
Visitors ride on a 40-foot military truck with mounted paintball guns to shoot at roaming zombies in the dark.
General admission is $10 for a pre-paid ticket and $15 if purchased at the door. VIP admission, which includes one drink, zombie target shooting, and one t-shirt is $35 when pre-purchased and $40 if bought at the door. Paint price is $10 per 100 paintballs.
Open Fridays and Saturdays throughout October, as well as on October 29th.
Both Scary and Not Scary
Phillips Farms of Cary
6701 Good Hope Church Rd., Cary
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: Age 13+: $10; Under 13: $8; Under 3: free. Also, there’s a pumpkin patch (price by size) and additional activities for small fee.
Schedule and prices TBA
McKee’s Cornfield Maze (Cedar Creek Farm)
5011 Kiger Road, Rougemont
Daytime maze and haunted maze
Daytime Maze: $11; September 23 – October 29. See website for specific dates
Haunted Maze: $12; October 21, 27, 28