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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 22 until the end of October, Fridays through Sundays
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
Activities include a giant corn maze, hay and rope mazes, and a hayride. A pumpkin is included with the hayride.
Admission to the corn maze only is $10 for anyone 12 and up, $5 for kids 5 – 11, and free for kids 4 and under. Tickets for the hayride are $10 for ages 5 and up, and free for 4 and under. Their all inclusive pass is $18 for anyone 12 and up, $12 for kids 5 – 11, and free for 4 and under.
Green Acres Farm
1132 Morrisville Carpenter Rd, Cary
1606 Pickett Rd., Sanford
September 15 – November 4
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 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
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 15th – November 4th from 10:00 am – 5:00 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.
Open weekends from September 29 – October 29
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 15th – November 4th
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 in October from 9 am – 12 pm. (Oct 6, 13, 20, 27)
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.
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.
September 2 through November 17. Check website for hours.
Tractor’s Corn Maze
13912 Bold Run Hill Rd, Wake Forest
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. Children 2 and under and teachers with an ID get in for free.
Saturdays and Sundays, September 22 through October 31.
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.
September 29th and 30th, and every Saturday and Sunday in October
10276 US Hwy 421 North, Clinton
Fall Festival and Corn Maze September 15th – November 10th.
Pete’s Treasure Mine, pumpkin patch, mini zip line, giant mazes, human foosball, giant checkers, Luke’s Horse of Corn, outdoor laser tag, giant slide, barrel train, corn hole, mini bale maze, giant jump pillow, giant sandbox, tire play area, steer roping (on wood framed practice steers), shark tooth dig, hay ride, animals, Hubb’s Express train, corn cannon, singing chicken show, live entertainment, fire pits, rope mountain, toddler town, jump pad, 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
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 22nd through November 10th. Visit website for specific dates.
Haunted forest trail, Howling Hayride, Dark Trail, Carny Crypt, Killers in the Corn, Carnival Games, Menacing Maze
Tickets: $18 to $65, depending on package. Discounted prices online for most dates.
Clayton Fear Farm
1620 Loop Rd, Clayton
October 5th through October 21st. 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
Tickets are $17
October 19, 20, 26, 27, 30 and 31
Aberdeen Fear Factory
10570 Hwy 211, Aberdeen
Tickets are $25 per person
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 22 through October 27th and Halloween night.
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.
October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27
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. Admission is $20 per person.
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.
Open Fridays and Saturdays. Check website for specific dates.
McKee’s Cornfield Maze (Cedar Creek Farm)
5011 Kiger Road, Rougemont
Daytime maze and haunted maze
Daytime Maze: $11; September 29 through November 4
Haunted Maze: $12; Dates TBA