And just like that, summer is over. While all of the uncertainly that loomed over the season as a whole may have canceled some of your family’s favorite activities and events, there is still plenty to get excited about in the future. This weekend, make the most of your long Labor Day holiday and enjoy the precious little bit of summer that we have left!
Many farms and breweries are still putting on epic drive-in movies throughout the fall and this weekend will be no exception. Here are the best options:
These nights offer multiple movies and, at times, live music beforehand. Tickets for all of the features each night are $8.00 per adult (12 and over) and $5.00 per child (3-11). This weekend’s movies are:
Bill and Ted Face the Music @ 8:30
Unhinged @ 10:00
The Goonies @8:30
Back to the Future @ 10:30
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ 12:30
Before the movies, there will be live music from The Jason Adamo Band with Jeremy Burns, as well as a food truck presented by LaRepublica
E.T. @ 8:30
Jaws @ 10:35
Jurassic Park @ 12:45
Before the movies, there will be live music from Chris Delusso, as well as a food truck presented by The Walking Crab
Dirty Dancing @ 8:30
Grease @ 10:30
Footloose @ 12:30
Before the movies, there will be live music from Chris Delusso, as well as a food truck presented by LaRupublica
Admission is $25.00 per carload with a capacity of 5 people per car. All movies start at sunset and guests can opt to enjoy the movie on blankets, as well:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Taking place both at Frontier RTP in Durham and at Focus Church in Raleigh, cost of admission is $25.00 per carload:
The Greatest Showman @ 6:00 (RTP)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid @ 6:00 (RTP)
Enjoy the best that the state fair has to offer this weekend (Friday through Monday) from noon – 8:00. Guests can pull into the fairgrounds and order from a server, who will come up to your window, without ever having to get out. In all, there are over 20 different items on the menu, including the famous turkey legs, roasted corn, Dole Whip, deep-fried desserts, and much more!
Enjoy a night on the American Tobacco Trail in Durham this Saturday, the 5th! This event is put on by the Durham Parks and Rec department and is free for all participants.
- There are two starting times for the ride, beginning in two different locations
- The first starting time is at 7:30pm and will meet in front of Mellow Mushroom
- The first riders will be meeting the second group at 8:30 in front of Bean Traders
- In total, the first ride will be about 32 miles and the second about 16 miles
- Both helmets and lights are required for each rider
Enjoy a Day at the Farm
There are many farms open for the upcoming fall season and families will enjoy the animals, corn mazes, and sunflowers! Here are some of the farms open to the public for activities in the area:
Spring Haven Farm (Chapel Hill)
Spring Haven is the perfect place for a day at the petting zoo! They are known for their friendly and adorable goats.
Lazy Hound Farm (Zebulon)
It is almost peak season for the sunflowers in North Carolina and Lazy Hound Farm is the perfect location to enjoy their beauty. This weekend, they’re offering sunflower hayrides and access to their cornfields.
M&M Alpaca Farm (Pittsboro)
There’s nothing quite like spending the day with a pack of alpacas. M&M breeds them on-site and offers daily tours full of both learning about and interacting with the alpacas.
Ken’s Korny Corn Maze (Garner)
For the first time in their history, Ken’s has a sunflower field, spanning over 2 ½ acres! Guests are invited to marvel at the beautiful field for $5.00 per person (kids 4 and under are free). With admission, each guest will receive a sunflower stem and will be allowed to take unlimited pictures.
Whether you’re planning on enjoying a weekend out and about with your family or preparing for the upcoming school year, we hope you have a wonderful and unforgettable Labor Day Weekend!