halloween in raleigh nc October; a month of _______

Boo! And that is not a sad boo - October is here! It is one of the BEST months of the year! The weather is cooler, the leaves are brilliant colors, and the month is packed with family fun; corn mazes, hay rides, scary movies, haunted houses, pumpkin carvings, costumes, farm days, and so much more!  October offers a wide variety of entertainment! A good month to get out and have some fun!

Here is the WRAL fall guide, there is so much to do, but I am going to highlight a few of the local happenings:

Halloween Express Train Rides at The New Hope Valley Railway - this is about 25 miles from most of the RTP area.  They are offering these special rides on October 19th and 26th; you probably need to pre-buy tickets but check out their website for more details.

Boo at The Zoo - It is the perfect time of year to visit the zoo!  We are fortunate to have such a wonderful zoo within a reasonable driving distance!  If you have kids, I suggest a membership.  There is always something going on at the zoo and this month Howl-O-Ween; learn about red wolf conservation plus there will be Native American dancing and storytelling.   October 19th and 20th is Batology; see a Vampire Bat feeding…too cool! Then the 26th/27th is Boo at The Zoo; safe Halloween fun! See their website for more details!

Reel-ly Scary Cary Movie at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary; movies are scheduled for October 24th, 25th, and 26th; the fee includes the movie and the new Trail of Terror.

Fearrington Halloween Carving Display and Festival - A fun festival includes intricate pumpkin carvings, storytelling, and much more; visit Fearrington from sundown to 10pm on October 30th to view these glowing sensations!

Carrboro Halloween Carnival – FREE!! A favorite word of mine! This even takes place at Carrboro Town Commons from 6-8:30 on October 31st.   The evening will include games and prizes.

Southern Village in Chapel Hill – A must do, at least once in your youngster’s life!  I personally think they have a neighborhood contest to see who can decorate the best!  On Halloween night…happy trick or treating!

I cannot complete the blog without some adult fun! Halloween Fest on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill – the road is blocked off at 9pm and then things start to get ghoulish!  This is not an event for children or those who do not like crowds!

My list could go on for days!  There is lots of family fun this month, so take advantage of some fall entertainment!  As for me, I am being hauled to a scary haunted house; I am the mother of a teenage boy

                                               chatham county halloween 2013