Friday, October 17, 2008
Triangle Halloween Guide


The TriangleMom2Mom calendar is chock full of Halloween fun from Scare-o-Lina Skies at Morehead Planetarium to the Halloween Spooktacular with the N.C. Symphony to a host of other big and small celebrations across the Triangle.
For the full list of Halloween events that is searchable by date and location,
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And we want more. If you know of an event that's not on our calendar, add it yourself or let me know about it by
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If you're looking for pumpkin patches and haunted houses that are open multiple days this month and early next month, keep reading. The attractions are listed by county.
Pumpkin Patches, Haunted Houses, Mazes and More
Wake County
The Corn Maze at Hector's Creek, 274 Old Mill Rd., Fuquay-Varina; 552-0823; Open 2 p.m to 9 p.m., Friday, and, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday through Nov. 1. Flashlights required after 7 p.m. $10 per person for ages 4 and up.
Ken's Korny Corn Maze, 3175 Benson Highway, Garner; 779-4765; Open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, through Nov. 15. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for kids 6 to 12; $4 for kids 3 to 5. Its Harvested Farm Nightmares is open 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 17-18, Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 29-Nov. 1. Admission is $17 per person. Scary.
Haunted School at Hunt Community Center, 301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs; 557-9600; 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 17-18 and Oct. 24-25; $3 for kids under 12, $5 for 12 and up. Young children should go between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a hayride and a not-so-scary haunted school. Come in your costume.
Porter Farms & Nursery Farm Market, 3504 N.C. Highway 42, Willow Spring; 567-0504; Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m., Sunday, through Oct. 31. A traditional farm stand selling pumpkins and mums and featuring a full-service homemade ice cream shop.
Raleigh Farmers Market, 1201 Agriculture St. off Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh; 733-7417; Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. No fancy hayrides here, but there are lots of pumpkins to buy and take photos with.
Terror at Possum Creek: The Penitentiary by the Raleigh Jaycees, Pleasant Valley Promenade, 6234 Glenwood Ave., No. 112, Raleigh; Runs Oct. 17-18, Oct. 22-25, Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Hours vary. Check the Web site for the schedule. Admission is $10. Cash only at the door. Tickets also can be purchased on the Web site. Scary. Recommended for kids 12 and up.
Durham County
Durham Jaycee's 36th Annual Haunted House, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St., Durham, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 29 through Nov. 1. Not recommended for kids under 6 (the Jaycees can tone it down for younger kids if you ask). Admission is $7 with opportunities to get $2 off. Check out the Web site for details.
Ganyard Hill Farm, 319 Sherron Rd., Durham; 596-8728; Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 31. General admission is $12.50 per person ages 2 to 102.
Johnston County
Clayton Fear Farm and Corn Maze, 1620 Loop Rd., Clayton; 553-0016; Hours vary, but attractions are generally open Friday through Sunday and some Wednesdays and Thursdays. Here's the complete schedule through Nov. 1. Tickets range between $10 for the corn maze and $30 for all attractions. The Clayton Fear Farm is not recommended for kids under 12. But its corn maze is fun for everyone.
Lazy O Farm, 3583 Packing Plant Rd., Smithfield; 934-1132; Visits are by appointment only (10 person minimum). A Family Day is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 18. No appointment needed. Admission is $8 per person.
Orange County
McKee's Cornfield Maze, 5011 Kiger Rd., Rougemont; 732-8065; 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Nov. 2. Those hours will vary for the Haunted Trail and Cornfield Maze, which is scheduled from dusk to 9 p.m. on Oct. 24 through Oct. 26 and Oct. 31. Admission is $10.
Nearby
Darkside Manor, 11750 N.C. Highway 222 W, Middlesex; 269-8620, 818-8748 or 269-8444; Open 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 17-18, Oct. 24-25, Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 1. A low scare kids night is scheduled for Oct. 29. Children under 10 must be escorted by an adult at all times. This is pretty scary. Admission is $12 per person.
Gross Farms corn maze and pumpkin patch, 1606 Pickett Road, Sanford; 498-6727; Open 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, through Nov. 1. General admission is $3. Maze, playground and hayride cost more.
Hill Ridge Farms Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Festival, 703 Tarboro Rd., Youngsville; 556-1771; Open 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., seven days a week, through Nov. 9. A $10 general admission ticket for ages 2 and up includes a hayride, free pumpkin, farm animal corral, giant slide and more. A $20 ticket gets you more.
Vollmer Farm, 677 N.C. Highway 98E, Bunn; 496-3076; Open daily through Nov. 2, though the special Back Forty Playground, a 40-acre playground, is open on the weekends only from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, through Nov. 2. Admission is $15 per person, $12 for seniors 65 and up; $15 for children age two and up.
Every Thursday, TriangleMom2Mom offers new ways and places to play with your kids.
Check out our other daily themes at TriangleMom2Mom:

MONDAY: Meet!TUESDAY: Ask!WEDNESDAY: Eat!THURSDAY: Play!FRIDAY: Out!
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