Make fall fun, Halloween plans with Go Ask Mom's database
Posted September 8, 2015
Updated September 9, 2015
Here we go!
Now that Labor Day is past us, it's time to starting thinking about Halloween and all of the fall fun for families at the region's various pumpkin patches, farms, corn mazes and more.
We have dozens of events coming up to mark the harvest season and Oct. 31. I've updated nearly all of the about 90 listings in our Halloween and fall fun database. The database includes an age recommendation so parents will know whether that haunted maze is right for their tween or grade schooler. (I'll be making more updates and additions as information is available. Some sites and destinations don't have their schedules yet or their calendars updated.)
In fact, the fun will start at a few spots as early as this weekend.
In Youngsville, Hill Ridge Farms' hugely popular Fall Pumpkin Festival starts this Saturday. As a special deal for all the hard-working teachers out there, Hill Ridge will be offering free admission for teachers with a school photo ID or pay stub and two of their family members this weekend, Sept. 12 and Sept. 13, and Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. Teachers also can upgrade to a Superpass for $10 on those days, which will also include a ticket to the farm's Festival of Lights in December. This weekend, also, will be the final weekend of the season for the farm's splash pad.
Ken's Korny Corn Maze in Garner opens for the season on Friday with a six acre corn maze, playground and much more.
And a big change for a long-running pumpkin farm: Ganyard Hill, formerly in Durham, is now in Cary at 2521 Louis Stephens Dr. It opens for the season Sept. 25.
And don't forget to get tickets now for some of the more popular events including Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party; the Museum of Life and Science's Pumpkin Patch Express; Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train; New Hope Valley Railway's Halloween Track or Treat; and the haunted trolley and lantern tours at Mordecai Historic Park in Raleigh. Tickets for many of these events will sell out.