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The Best 2018 Fall Events in the Triangle

Breathe in that crisp, cool air, the scents of pumpkin spice and hot apple cider. Take in the golds and reds of the changing foliage, hear the fallen leaves crunching underfoot… is it fall yet? Well, the leaves may not have started to change quite yet here in the Triangle, but you can still celebrate autumn with a variety of activities and events.

Here are some of the best upcoming Triangle Fall events!

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

fall events in the triangle like live musicThe fun begins tomorrow night (September 28) at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival! Dubbed the “largest urban bluegrass festival in the world”, Wide Open is two days of live music, food, art, dancing, and more. Attend the free Downtown Raleigh Streetfest for 8 stages of music, tons of vendors, and even a BBQ competition… or buy tickets to the Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater.

FestiFall Arts Festival

festifall and other fall events in the triangleCelebrate the season with a day full of art in Chapel Hill! On October 7th from 12 to 6pm, head Downtown to enjoy an afternoon of live music and performances, art displays, hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and more.

North Carolina State Fair

nc state fair and other fall events in the triangleThere’s a little bit of everything at the NC State Fair, and if you haven’t been before, it’s an event you definitely don’t want to miss. Carnival rides. Agricultural displays. Tons of live music. Competitions and exhibitions. Live animals. Fresh produce. And a small village of food vendors… It all begins October 11 and runs through the 21st!

Fuquay Varina Haunted Trail

haunted trails and triangle fall eventsGet prepared for Halloween by scaring yourself silly at one of the Triangle’s most haunted trails! On October 20, the town of Fuquay Varina hosts two Haunted Trail events. Family Trail runs from 5 to 6pm and Full Fright (caution advised!) runs from 7 to 9pm. Parking is available at the FV Community Center, with shuttles (or optional trail walking) to the Carroll Howard Johnson Park.

Downtown Harvest Festival

downtown cary harvest festibalNothing feels more “fall” than a good old Harvest Festival! Head to Downtown Cary from 1 to 6pm on October 27 for a day of carnival games, good, and live entertainment to usher in the true feeling of fall.

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes & Apple Orchards

pumpkin picking in the triangleYou don’t have to wait for a certain day to celebrate the season… just head to one of the Triangle’s favorite Autumn spots! Ken’s Korny Corn Maze is a kids’ favorite, with animals, hayrides, food, monster trucks, pumpkins, and of course, a corn maze.

Green Acres in Cary is another family favorite, complete with corn maze, games, hayrides, and more. In Youngsville, Hill Ridge Farms even has its own train and playground. For apple picking, try Bohlen Farms in Chapel Hill.

Ready to Come Have Some Fall Fun in the Triangle?

If you’re thinking of relocating to or buying a home in the Triangle area, then it’s time to contact Carla Freund Realty. We’re here to help you explore the area, discover its beautiful neighborhoods, and find the perfect home for you.

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