Things To Do During Spooky Szn

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Things To Do During Spooky Szn

Pumpkins at the Farmers Market

Pumpkins at the Farmers Market

Caitlin Richards

Pumpkins at the Farmers Market

Caitlin Richards

Caitlin Richards

Pumpkins at the Farmers Market

Lizzie Harrington, Staff Writer

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With it being the week of Halloween, it is officially Spooky Szn and time to celebrate! Here is a list of activities to do in North Carolina to get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy the crisp weather. 

  1. Ken’s Korny Korn Maze

Ken’s is the first and longest running corn maze in N.C. and is located in Garner. Ken’s main attraction is the corn maze, but that’s not all they have on the 10 acre field. Ken’s has a hay maze, hay rides, mini golf, gourd checker, concessions like popcorn and fried oreos, pumpkins, and farm animals. 

If you’re looking for something a little scarier, Ken’s hosts a Harvested Farm Nightmares, a haunted corn maze. Ken’s hosts this event on Oct. 31st, and Nov. 1st.  

  1. Perkins Orchard 

Perkins is Durham’s largest and oldest fruit and vegetable stand. Today, it is no longer just a stand. Donovan, who took over the stand from his grandfather has turned Perkins into a field of fruits, vegetables, jams, and other handmade goodies. Donovan also has funnel cakes, candy apples, and a pumpkin painting activities. 

Perkins in the fall is always fun for apple picking and pumpkins. Perkins is a great place to visit during all seasons. During the summer, they are famous for their orange and yellow watermelons. Donovan also carries Christmas trees in December.  

  1. Haunted Forest at Panic Point 

This spooky site is located in Youngsville, N.C., and has been rated N.C.’s #1 haunted attraction. Panic Point has 6 different attractions: Haunted Forest, Howling Hayride, Dark Trail, Killers in the Corn, Menacing Maze, and Cary Crypt 3D. Ticket packages can be purchased online for a cheaper price than buying when you arrive.  

  1. N.C. State Farmers Market 

The Farmers Market is always a fun place to check out local vendors of fruits, vegetables, plants, pumpkins, and more. 

Don’t forget to check out the Farmers Market Restaurant right across from the market.

  1. Grandfather Mountain

Take a roadtrip to Linville to visit Grandfather Mountain. Hike 5,000 feet above sea level to see the leaves changing colors, the best time to go is October. Linville is just a short drive to Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk, which are more great places to hike and enjoy the fall weather. 

Fall is a great time to appreciate N.C.’s beauty. These activities are perfect for everyone to get into the spooky spirit whether it’s a date, friend group outting, or with the family.

 

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