It’s never too early to start making your plans for Halloween night. With so many festive options in Chatham County, make sure that October 31st is a night to remember! Still don’t have your pumpkin to carve? Hit the pumpkin patch! Looking for a unique, fall experience for all ages? Run through a corn maze!
Explore all that Chatham County has to offer for Halloween 2017!
Get Lost in the Maze:
Siler City’s Huckleberry Trail Farm is open for the Halloween season and you won’t want to miss out on their renowned Flashlight Maze! On Saturday, October 29 from 6-9 p.m., join other maze adventurers as they race to find their way out. You can even make it a competition to see who can beat the maze the fastest! Admission is $10 per person and admission for kids under 12 is $8. Feel free to bring your own flashlight, although the maze will be lit. Concessions will be sold at the event and pumpkins as well, if they are still available.
Have other plans for your Saturday? Visit the Huckleberry Trail Farm Corn Maze on your own time! With 4.5 acres of stalks and bushels guiding you, the maze is challenging enough to puzzle you, but won’t defeat you! The quickest way to escape is the “escape path” straight through the middle, but don’t give up too soon! Your group will also be provided with a flag, so no one gets lost!
The farm is open to the public every weekend from September 30th to October 30th. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Festival at Fearrington:
Pumpkinfest at Fearrington Village is your one-stop shop for all of your fall necessities! Gardeners and chefs have teamed up to bring you over 80 beautifully designed and decorated jack-o’-lanterns straight from Porter Farms and the NC State Farmers’ Market. From Saturday, October 29th to Tuesday, October 31st, the pumpkins will be on display throughout the Village Center.
Pick out your favorite design as you enjoy beer, wine or pizza from Roost or cider, hot chocolate and soda from Village Center vendors. Take a bite out of spooky sweets, sandwiches or salads from the Goat! The Fearrington Granary will also be opening its doors from 5-8 p.m. with a limited dinner menu available.
Special events include a spooky story time by McIntyre’s Books and music by Eric Sommer!
Join the Harvest Fest:
On Sunday, October 22nd, the Chatham Marketplace Harvest Fest will be taking place at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. This local fundraiser will feature craft beers, cider and, if you’re willing to try something new, Kombucha. As you taste delectable craft beers from across the state and enjoy savory local food, you will also be able to enjoy live music, pumpkin decorating and corn hole. Children’s activities are also available and feature face painting and a bounce house!
Local vendors for this event include: Farmer’s Daughter, Foothills Brewing Co., Chatham Cider Works and many more!
Tickets for the event range from $5 to $20.
Carving Up Fun:
Join Fair Game Beverage Company and put your pumpkin carving skills to the test! On Saturday, October 28th, visit their location in Pittsboro to participate in this classic fall tradition. Fair Game Beverage Company will be providing you with pumpkins, stencils, tools, mulled apple wine and non-alcoholic apple cider.
For $10, you will receive a pumpkin and an alcoholic drink and for $7, you will receive a pumpkin and a non-alcoholic drink from the bar.
Don’t forget to RSVP ahead of time, so they can save you and your group a spot!