And just like that, it’s September! The kids are starting school and the summer heat will soon be a memory. While this summer will always be remembered for extraordinary circumstances, fall is looking to be a little more typical. There are many events and activities going on this fall, some beginning this weekend, that will help the entire family transition back to a semi-normal social life. Here are some of the yearly favorites that have committed to opening to the public!
Firefly Farm – Hillsborough
Every Saturday in October, from 1:00 – 5:00, families can take advantage of the farm’s Witch’s Haunted Barn. The barn is family-friendly and the kid’s all got a bag of candy at the end. While at the farm, make sure to enjoy the beauty of the freshly bloomed sunflowers and have fun at the petting zoo!
Lazy Hound Farm – Zebulon
The farm has all of the activities your kids will hope for in fall and they are already open! Admission is $8 per person (children under 2 are free). Enjoy hayrides, a corn maze (both during the day and at night), a giant slide, sunflowers, a pumpkin patch, animals and so much more. Enjoy sunflower days this weekend and get the best of what’s left of summer!
Tractor’s Corn Maze – Wake Forest
Open on Saturday and Sundays from 10:00 – 5:00, beginning October 3rd through November 1st. Authentic hayrides (masks encouraged) will bring you directly to one of the on-the-vine pumpkin patches on site! If you’re looking for something to do at night, don’t miss Corn Maze at Night every Saturday and enjoy the 8-acre corn maze!
Huckleberry Trail Farm Festival – Siler City
Open every Saturday (10:00 – 6:00) and Sunday (1:00 – 6:00) beginning September 26th through Halloween. Families will be sure to enjoy the farm’s corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patches, and games. Don’t forget about the escape maze on the nights of October 24th and 31st!
Chestnut Ridge Pumpkin Patch – Efland
Open from 9:00 – 12:00 on Saturdays in October. What makes Chestnut Ridge stand out among the rest are the outstanding produce gardens on sight, as well as hayrides, pumpkins, and farm animals. Tickets are $5 per person (ages 2 and under are free).
Pumpkin Patch Express – Durham
The Museum of Life + Science will host an eventful fall experience every Saturday and Sunday in October from 9:30 – 4:00. Guests will hop aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway and venture out to the pumpkin patch where kids can pick out their favorite pumpkin to decorate and take home. They also have a hay maze, corn crib, and other outdoor games. Tickets are $15 per person and do not include admission to the museum. This event requires pre-registration.
Naylor Family Farm – Fuquay-Varina
Open from September 12th through November 8th. General admission times are from 1:00 – 6:00 Fridays, 9:00 – 6:00 Saturdays and 1:00 – 6:00 on Sundays (with by appointment only Monday – Thursday). Tickets are $18 per person and include a memorable day of fun on the farm. The kids will want to come back for more after they experience the 10-acre corn maze, pumpkin patches, gem mining, petting zoo, pedal karts and much, much more! All attractions are included in the admission fee.
DJ’s Berry Patch – Apex
Enjoy picking your pumpkin right off of the vine! While visiting DJ’s, you’ll be sure to enjoy their selection of corn, mums, hay bales, apples, sweet potatoes and corn stalks. Check their website for the most up-to-date information on dates and times.
Ken’s Korny Corn Maze – Garner
One of the largest and oldest corn mazes in the state! Get lost in over 2 ½ miles of corn mazes while taking the in the beauty of their pristine sunflowers. While specific dates and events have yet to be announced, they have assured their guests that the corn maze will be open at some point this season.
Hubb’s Farm – Clinton
From September 26th through November 7th, Hubb’s will be hosting pumpkin patches, corn mazes (make sure to check out the flashlight night maze!), hayrides, campfires and drive-in movies! They have released that specific dates and times will be announced after they have all of the proper social distancing precautions in place.
As always, check each venue’s website or social media page before heading out with the family. Many locations will be putting strict safety protocols in place to ensure safety for every guest. Enjoy the beginning of this anticipated season by making lasting memories that the whole family has been yearning for!