Fun Fall Events in and Around Raleigh
Fall in North Carolina’s Triangle – made up of the cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill – means many things: there are pumpkins galore, corn mazes to explore and plenty of hot apple cider to sip.
Check out the list below to find the perfect event for you, your family and friends to enjoy on a crisp fall day in the heart of North Carolina. And if you want to avoid the hassle of driving to and from your day of fun, using a Raleigh limo service is an easy and stress-free way to get to and from where you are going.
Let’s start off with the biggest fall festival of all, the North Carolina State Fair. The Tarheel tradition opens on Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. and promises a lot of fun for everyone. The fair features a traditional midway with rides and carnival games; plenty of fun fair food (think funnel cakes, corn dogs, and cotton candy), and livestock from across the state. Here’s a hint to fairgoers: parking is always tight at the fair, which draws thousands of visitors each day of its run. Consider renting a chauffeur service in Raleigh to get you to this popular event.
Pumpkins and corn, oh my! The Triangle is home to some pumpkin patches and corns mazes. Green Acres Farm in Cary is sure to challenge you with its corn maze and delight you with family friendly games and hayrides.
Ken’s Korny Korn Maze is sure to delight younger ones with its smaller hay maze and activities designed for them. There’s also a huge corn maze for those who are a little older and more adventurous.
It wouldn’t be fall for many families in the Triangle without a visit to Hill Ridge Farms, where you can ride a train or take a hayride around the property. There’s plenty of animals to enjoy, plus a bounce house and playground area for the kids.
Looking for a more sophisticated spin on pumpkin carving? Visit the Fearrington Village Pumpkinfest. More than 50 artists, chefs, and gardeners are sure to take y our breath away with their displays of pumpkin art.
The Pumpkin Patch Express as the Durham Life and Science Museum runs every weekend through October. After you select the perfect pumpkin to carve, be sure to spend some time enjoying the carnival games.
Bluegrass lovers will not want to miss the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Oct. 3 and 4. The free street festival features 50 bands on four stages, plenty of vendors and a dance tent.
If you are looking for a more unconventional way to spend a fall afternoon, check out the spooky Halloween-themed show put on by the Morehead Planetarium Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 1.
North Hills Transportation can get you to any of the above events safely while you enjoy a luxurious and comfortable car ride. Their chauffeurs are courteous and professional. Book their services for a stress-free ride to your favorite fall event.