You’ve ordered the signature pumpkin spice latte at your favorite cafe. You’ve passed dozens of Halloween decorations in the aisles of the department store. You’ve even started thinking about costume ideas and exploring the internet for some unique inspiration. Fall is in the air and on your mind, but are you ready for Halloween?
We’ve almost made it halfway through October. By this point, your front stoop may feature a grinning jack-o’-lantern, your yard may be a soiree of assorted colorful leaves and you may have worn your favorite wool sweater every day this week. Fall is in the air and it is all over our calendars. Take out your schedules and take note of these festive happenings coming up throughout the end of October.
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!
This Halloween, turn your home into the most “spooktastic” house on the block. With these creative decorating tips, make your stoop the talk of the trick-or-treaters. From pumpkin art masterpieces, to cobwebs, to ghosts and more, get the entire family involved in a holiday decorating session or even a decorating contest!
Get started creating your home’s very own “Halloweentown” with your family’s personal touch included! Share your creations and ideas with us!
Photo by Jomudo.
Pittsboro, NC – Once Fall arrives, I look forward to warm apple cider, colorful leaves, hay rides, jack-o-lanterns and street fairs. Now is a great time to visit some of the local farms to get a pumpkin and try your luck in the corn maze.
Pittsboro Street Fair
I like to start my Fall activities with the Pittsboro Street Fair. Its close to home and full of local artists, craftsmen, ready-to-eat and take-home food, and live musical entertainment with tons of free children’s activities from 10 am – 5 pm.
Come out to the Pittsboro Street Fair in Pittsboro, Saturday October 22nd on Hanks Street.
The Haw River Sunset Paddle
Take in the spectacular fall colors during a sunset paddle behind the Bynum Dam with Haw River Canoe & Kayak. The flatwater of the dam is especially well-suited for young and novice paddlers, with smooth paddling and plenty to see. You may get to see a great blue heron, belted kingfishers, Canada geese, red-tail hawks and eagles while paddling.
The paddle begins at 5p.m. this Saturday, October 22nd. The trip fee is $25.00 per person. If you bring a canoe or kayak, the trip fee is $20 per person.
To register, please call Haw River Canoe and Kayak at 336-260-6465. Registrations are on a first come, first serve basis.
Some Story Telling & Short Truths
If siting back in a chair and listing to some good stories is what you’d rather do this Saturday night, come on out to Bynum General Store‘s front porch between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Listen to stories spun by storytellers J.A. Bolton and Randy Rayfield.
Farm Fun, Amazing Mazes, And Halloween Festivals
Here is a great list of places to take the family and enjoy all the Fall activities.
- Halloween Hoopla – Siler City
- The Chapel Hill Preservation Society presents Haunted Chapel Hill tours
- Halloween Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington Village
- Halloween Express Train on the New Hope Valley Railway – New Hope
- Ganyard Hill Farm – Durham
- Carrboro Halloween Carnival – Carrboro
- Hart’s Pumpkin Farm – 885 Meroney Church Road, Bear Creek
Wishing you a spook-tacular October!