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14 family-friendly activities for weekend of Oct. 25 to Oct. 27

No plans for the weekend? Here are 14 ways to keep the kids busy.

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Sarah Lindenfeld Hall
, Go Ask Mom editor
Happy weekend! Here's what's happening on the family fun front. As always, check WRAL.com's Out & About calendar and Go Ask Mom's very own Halloween and fall fun database to find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more across the region.


The NC State Fair continues in west Raleigh through Sunday. Check our guide for more information before you go.
Theatre Raleigh's family show "Around the World in 80 Days" wraps up this weekend at the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts. The show is about an eccentric millionaire and three companions who go on a globe-trotting musical adventure that involves hot air balloons, elephants, stolen diamonds and all kinds of disguises.
The North Carolina Symphony's Young People's Concert series kicks off for the current season this weekend with a Halloween Spooktacular. Concerts are at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Meymandi Concert Hall inside the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.
Raleigh Little Theatre opens its family series this month with "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," a musical comedy based on Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip. The show opens Oct. 25 and runs on select days through Nov. 3 at the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, 301 Pogue St. A special sensory-friendly performance is slated for 1 p.m., Nov. 9.
Rosie Revere, Engineer, and other friends from Andrea Beaty's popular STEM-themed picture books will be on stage at NC State as part of the university's family series. "Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends" is 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Stewart Theatre at Talley Student Union on NC State's campus. The musical is best for kids ages 5 to 10 and their families. After the show, there will be a party with cookies and the opportunity to get autographs from the cast.
Triangle Town Center has a new event planned for Halloween this year. Trick or Treat at the Mall is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at the north Raleigh mall off Capital Boulevard.


Disney's Aladdin wraps up its run at the Durham Performing Arts Center this weekend.
Barktoberfest at Durham Central Park is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. There will be a costume contests (for dogs!), music, photo booth, a pet market and more.

Chapel Hill

Ackland Art Museum's Family and Friends Sunday is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27. The free event includes a themed scavenger hunt, hands-on art-making activities and more.


Wake County Public School System's annual Magnet, Early College and Year-Round Fair is 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 26, at Panther Creek High School, 6770 McCrimmon Parkway. Meet with representatives from the schools to find the right fit for your child.
The town offers up all kinds of Halloween events this weekend - from a Halloween Mall Crawl to a pumpkin carve, haunted house and more.
Pinecone will host a free youth bluegrass jam from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Cary Arts Center. The jam will be facilitated by bass player Jef Walter and Sam Stage, one of PineCone's youth council founding members. Kids can just show up to participate or listen in.

Holly Springs

HollyFest runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at Sugg Farm Park at Bass Lake. The day includes local artists, entertainment, an arts and crafts alley, kids zone, a fire truck and police display and more. It's free.


Fall Fun Fest is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, on Main Street. The day includes arts, crafts, vendors, a kids costume contest and more.


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