What Can You Do on a Fall Day?
We North Carolinians don’t need a calendar to know that the seasons have changed and fall has arrived. The days are cooler, the sun sets earlier and the foliage is beginning to peak. With the cooler temperatures of autumn finally here, now’s the perfect time for outdoor fun.
While the temporary suspension of large public gatherings has triggered the cancellation of many fall events, there are still pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other festivities to enjoy! Get out and relish the changing colors and some of the local activities that we’ve found around your Capitol City Homes’ communities. Remember that proper face covering and social distancing are mandatory for most events. We encourage you to check each event’s website to confirm that the venue is open, review their COVID-19 restrictions, and check dates and ticket prices, if appropriate.
Here’s a list of fun festivities within an easy drive of our Spring Lake-area Anderson Creek communities.
- Vegan Chili Cookoff- Potluck Style, Friday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m.—8 p.m., 124 Anderson Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
- Zombie Hay Ride & Haunted House, Friday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.—Midnight, Black Ops Paintball, 2112 River Road, Fayetteville, NC
- 4th Annual Moncure/Haywood Food Truck Festival, Saturday, Oct. 3, noon—5 p.m., Moncure School, 600 Moncure School Road, Moncure, NC 27559
- 13th Annual Field of Honor, Oct. 3—Nov. 30, 5 p.m., Airborne and Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC 28301
- Third Annual Cork & Fork: A Food and Wine Event, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m.—8 p.m., Festival Park, 335 Ray Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 28301
- 38th Annual Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, Thursday, Oct. 15–Sunday, Oct. 11, Festival Park, 335 Ray Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 28301
- Transcend with Full Moon Meditation, Friday, Oct. 16, Prima Elements Holistic Wellness Center, 124 Anderson Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
- 17th Annual Vander Pig Cook-Off, Friday, Oct. 16—Saturday, Oct. 17, Vander Park, 128 Rock Hill Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28312
- Dogwood Donut Eating Champion, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., New Performance Stage in front of City Hall, 433 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
- Stoney Point Trail of Terror, Friday, Oct. 23, Saturday, Oct. 24, Thursday, Oct. 29, Friday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.—11 p.m., Stoney Point Fire Department, Stoney Point, NC
- West of Woods: Haunted Mystery, Friday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 p.m., Cape Fear Botanical Garden, 536 N. Eastern Blvd., Fayetteville, NC 28301
- Pecktoberfest!, Saturday, Oct. 24, 4 p.m.—8 p.m., Segra Stadium, 460 Hay St. Fayetteville, NC
- Halloween "Paint & Sip", Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m.—7 p.m., Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC
Conveniently located on the outskirts of Greensboro, residents of our Meadows community have access to a wide range of fall fun activities. Don’t mind the short ride to Raleigh, Durham or other nearby communities? Check out the events listed for the Triangle area.
- J. Razz & Tazz Farm Fall Fun—Haunted Forest & Corn Maze, Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through November, J. Razz & Tazz Farm, 466 Peeden Dr., Gibsonville, NC 27249
- Kersey Valley Spooky Woods Haunted Attraction, Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 14, times vary, 1615 Kersey Valley Rd, Archdale, NC 27263
- ''Harvest to Table'' Weekend Gallery Crawl, Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.—6 p.m., Downtown Shops of Seagrove, 106 Broad St., Seagrove, NC 27341
- 32nd Annual Ramseur Fall Festival—A Day on Main Street, Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.—5 p.m., Main St, Ramseur, NC 27316
- Boo at the Zoo, Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.—4 p.m., The N.C. Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205
- Winter Craft & Vendor Show, Saturday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m.—6 p.m., Greensboro Marriott, 304 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
- Pumpkin Prowl at Conservators Center, Saturday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m.—3 p.m., 676 E Hughes Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27217
- Vintage Market Days® of Metro Greensboro presents "Falala", Friday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.—Sunday, Nov. 22, 4 p.m., Summerfield Farms, 3203 Pleasant Ridge Road, Summerfield, NC 27358
- 33rd Annual Christmas At Captain White’s, Nov. 21—Dec. 24, 9 a.m.—8 p.m., Alamance Arts Center, 213 S. Main Street, Graham, NC 27253
- Curry Wilkinson Pottery Holiday Kiln Opening, Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m., Curry Wilkinson Pottery, 5029 South North Carolina Highway 49, Burlington, NC 27215
- Winter Wonderland Craft Show, Saturday, Nov. 21, 1 p.m.—6 p.m., Greensboro Marriott, 304 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
- Holiday Craft and Vendor Event, Saturday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m.—6 p.m., Greensboro Marriott, 304 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
New Bern Area
Fairfield Harbour, nestled in historic New Bern across the Neuse River, offers a picturesque location for front porch pumpkin-carving or an early evening lawn picnic. Be sure to check out the local activities that Capitol City Homes has found in your area.
- MumFest, Each weekend in October, Friday, 5 p.m.—Saturday, 9:30 p.m., Union Point Park, New Bern, N.C.
- Fall Garden Lovers’ Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 9-11, 9 a.m.—6 p.m., Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern, NC 28562
- New Bern Crab & Seafood Festival, Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.—6 p.m., 210 E Front St, Corner of E Front St & S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560-2146
- Ghostwalk, Thursday—Saturday, Oct. 22—24, 5:30—9:30 p.m. and virtual, New Bern Historical Society, 511 Broad Street, New Bern, NC 28560
- Fall Festival for Kids, Friday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m.—8 p.m., Moonlight Lake RV Park & Cottages, 180 Moonlight Lake Drive, New Bern, NC 28560
With easy access to Research Triangle Park, residents of Capitol City Homes’ Pittsboro area communities—Chapel Ridge and Horizon—won’t lack for variety when looking for fall fun. Be sure to also check out the list of activities in the Triangle area additional nearby events.
- Huckleberry Trail Farm Fall Festival, Each Saturday, 10 a.m.—6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m.—6 p.m. through Oct. 31, Huckleberry Trail Farm, 143 Pleasant Hill Church Rd
Siler City, North Carolina 27344
- Haunted Hills Terror Drive, Oct. 2—Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m., Shakori Hills, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312
- Pumpkin Carving with Goats Festival, Wednesday, Oct. 7—Saturday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.—6 p.m., Spring Haven Farm, 5306 Homer Ruffin Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
- Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival Fall, Oct. 8—11, 7 p.m.—11 p.m., Virtual
- Holiday Open House at Southern Supreme, Oct. 8—11, 9 a.m.—5 p.m., 1699 Hoyte Scott Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207
- Halloween at the Farm, Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 6:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m., 1870 Farm, 1224 Old Lystra Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Capitol City Homes’ residents of our Angier, Holly Springs, Middlesex, Raleigh, Rolesville, Roxboro, Wake Forest, Wendell, Youngsville and Zebulon communities won’t have to look far for adventure this fall.
- Naylor Family Farm and Giant Corn Maze, Saturdays, through Nov. 8, 9 a.m.—6 p.m., Naylor Family Farm, 6016 US 401 North, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
- Haunted Forest at Panic Point, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 7, Haunted Forest at Panic Point, 2808 Cedar Creek Rd., Youngsville, NC 27596
- Pullen Park Scarecrow Festival and Pumpkin Patch Bash, Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.—2 p.m., Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, NC
- Harvest Festival at Lazy Hound Farm, Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.—5 p.m., Lazy Hound Farm 207 Davis Road, Zebulon, NC
- Clayton Fear Farm, Oct. 2 through Oct. 31, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, times vary, 1620 Loop Road, Clayton, NC
- Tractor’s Corn Maze, Sunday, Oct. 3—Nov. 1, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.—9:30 p.m., 13912 Bold Run Hill Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587
- Coats Farmers Day Festival, Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct 10, 10 a.m.—2 p.m., Downtown Coats, NC
- 2020 NC Wine Cheese & Chocolate Express Festival, Saturday, Oct. 10, Noon-7 p.m., Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
- Fall on First Fest, Saturday, Oct. 31, Knightdale Station Park, Knightdale, NC
- Wake Forest Veg Fest 2020!, Sunday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.—3:30 p.m., E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587
- Donut Fest Raleigh, Sunday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m.—5 p.m., Raleigh, Location to be announced, Raleigh, NC 27513
- Raleigh's International Food Festival, Saturday, Nov. 14, Noon—10 p.m., 100 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Whether you’re a resident of The Retreat in Sim, N.C. or Walkers Trace in Wilson—or thinking of moving to either of these Capitol City Homes’ communities, nothing is more delightful than a fall afternoon exploring Wilson’s exciting top sights. There’s the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum and the Imagination Station Science & History Museum, and the beautiful Wilson Botanical Gardens among other attractions. And, with only a 45-minute drive, our Wilson-area homeowners can also enjoy all that Raleigh and the Triangle-area offer.
- Hayride Around the Farm, Each Saturday and Sunday, through November, 10 a.m.—4 p.m., Dean’s Farm Hayrides, 4231 NC 42 W, Wilson, NC
- NC Whirligig Festival, Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8, Virtual (Check website for additional details)
Looking for additional inspiration? Consider some of our favorite budget-friendly fall pastimes: apple-picking at a local orchard, a leisurely nature hike on one of the various trails throughout some of our communities or a nearby park, watching a favorite fall movie from the comfort of your beautifully designed Capitol City Homes living room, a mini-site seeing trip, collecting leaves throughout your community, carving a jack-o'-lantern on your front porch. All Capitol City Homes’ well-proportioned outdoor spaces are conducive to fall activities like playing a game of touch football, hosting a backyard camp-out and competing in a friendly outdoor obstacle course. What’s on your bucket list this fall?