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.

Fayetteville Area

Here’s a list of fun festivities within an easy drive of our Spring Lake-area Anderson Creek communities.

 

 

Mebane Area

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.

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

Pittsboro Area

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.

 

Triangle Area

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.

Wilson Area

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?

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