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Fall fun: Farm adventures, events, haunted houses and more in and around Greensboro
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Fall fun: Farm adventures, events, haunted houses and more in and around Greensboro

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Fall is here, and Halloween is right around the corner. We’ve gathered a list of things to do to celebrate cooler weather and the spooky holiday.

Events

Through Oct. 24: Virtual Costume Contest on Greensboro Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page. Upload a photo of yourself in costume to the Virtual Costume Contest post. Greensboro Youth Council members will judge the Best Children’s Costume and Best Family Costume. The Fan Favorite Costume will be chosen by the costume with the most likes on Facebook. Winners will be announced Oct. 30.

5:30 p.m. Oct. 14: Halloween-Inspired Hot Glass Cold Beer at Starworks, 100 Russell Drive, Star. Glassblowing demonstration by Leana Quade. Hilltop Seafood food truck will be on-site. 910-428-9001 or StarworksNC.org.

4 p.m. Oct. 14, 22, 28: Halloween Hoopla at Home on Greensboro Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page. Learn how to make economical Halloween games, treats and decorations.

6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 16: Ghost Stories in the Park at High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point. 10th annual event with professional storyteller Donna Washington. Snacks and pumpkin decorating. highpointnc.gov.

Oct. 16 and 23: Glass Pumpkin Patch at Starworks Glass, 100 Russell Drive, Star. More than 3,000 hand-blown pumpkins on display and for sale. Most are between $45 and $100. Make an appointment to shop at starworksnc.org/pumpkin-patch.

5-8 p.m. Oct. 16: Spooky Hoopla at High Point Athletic Complex, 2920 School Park Road, High Point. Trunk-or-treating, haunted trail, hayride, costume contest. Food trucks on-site. visithighpoint.com

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16-17, 23-24: Boo at the Zoo at 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro. Trick-or-treating stations along the pathways of Africa, live music, animal encounters, pumpkin palooza, spooky treehouse trek and more. $8 per person or $5 for members. 800-488-0444 or nczoo.org.

5-7 p.m. Oct. 22: Monster Mash Scavenger Hunt Kickoff at the Historic Depot, 200 S. Main St., Burlington. The hunt will be from Oct. 22-31 in downtown Burlington. Print a Monster Hunt card at facebook.com/btowneventsnc. Search the windows in downtown Burlington to find 20 monsters. Return cards to the labeled mailbox in front of the Historic Depot. Cards will be entered to win prize bags. Winners will be notified Nov. 1. btowneventsnc.com.

2-5 p.m. Oct. 23: Ghoulash! drive-thru on Davie Street in front of the Greensboro Cultural Center and LeBauer Park. No pedestrians. Vendors, music, performances and candy and craft giveaways. 336-373-2738.

5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24: Park After Dark at Haw River State Park, 339 Conference Center Drive, Browns Summit. Walk along park trails learning about nighttime animals. Wear costumes. Bring a flashlight. Masks required. $5, 2 and younger are free. ncparks.gov/haw-river-state-park.

4 p.m.-midnight Oct. 29-30: Burlington Dark in the Park at Burlington Athletic Stadium, 1450 Graham St., Burlington. On Oct. 29, 4-7 p.m.: Trick-or-treating, aerial silk show. 7 p.m.-midnight: Haunted Stadium. 8 p.m.: Fireworks. On Oct. 30, 4-7 p.m.: Trick-or-treating, carnival games. 7 p.m.-midnight: Haunted Stadium. 9 p.m.: Movie. Free entry for family-friendly events. $15 for haunted stadium attraction. visitalamance.com.

7-9 p.m. Oct. 30: Halloween Safari at Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Road, High Point. Meet “animals” who tell amazing things about their lives on a 45-minute safari hike. Apple cider, cookies and a campfire complete the adventure. Bring flashlights and wear appropriate shoes. Free. 336-883-8531.

1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 30: Boo! At Bethabara at Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem. Spooky stories, guided ghost tours. Free. Register by calling 336-397-7587 or by emailing dianao@cityofws.org.

4:45-6:45 p.m. Oct. 30: Howl-O-Ween Twilight Tour at the Conservators Center, 676 E. Hughes Mill Road, Burlington. Guided tour. Howl-O-Ween decorated nature trails. Ages 12 and older. $26 adults at animalparknc.org. Reservations required. 336-421-0883 or animalparknc.org.

2-2:30 p.m. Oct. 30: Boo Bash Costume Contest at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Road, Ramseur. Cash prizes for adult and kid costumes. 336-824-5263, millstonecreekorchards.com.

1-4 p.m. Oct. 30: Howloween at Country Park, 3802 Jaycee Park Drive, Greensboro. Four-legged and two-legged friends can participate in a costume party with treats.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 30-31: Howl-O-Ween at Animal Park at Conservators Center, 676 E. Hughes Mill Road, Burlington. Self-guided safari along decorated trail, games, prizes and candy for kids. $16 adults, $14 children 3-11, 3 or younger free. Masks required. 336-421-0883 or animalparknc.org.

3-3:30 p.m. Oct. 31: Boo Bash Costume Contest at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Road, Ramseur. Cash prizes for adult and kid costumes. Masks required. 336-824-5263, millstonecreekorchards.com.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 6: Pumpkin Smash at Lake Brandt Marina, 5945 Lake Brandt Road, Greensboro. Bring your pumpkins to launch from a slingshot or smash it with a sledgehammer. Pumpkins remains will be composted. Free.

Farm adventures

What: McLaurin Farms

Where: 5601 N. Church St., Greensboro

When: Oct. 16-17, 23-24, 30-31

Cost: $12 for 3 and older at mclaurinfarms.com/pumpkin-patch.html

What to look for: Pumpkin patch, train rides, jump pad, glitter tattoos, petting farm, playground, concessions.

Information: mclaurinfarms.com

Etc.: Trunk or treat on 6-8 p.m. Oct. 19. $12 at mclaurinfarms.com/trunk-or-treat.html.

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What: J. Razz and Tazz Farm

Where: 180 Painter Lakes Road, Gibsonville

When: 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sunday

Cost: Maze $9 for 12 and older, $5 for 4-11, 3 and younger are free. Add tour for $5. $10 for play area. $10 for Halloween Light Show. Combo tickets available. Cash or check only.

What to look for: Corn maze, flashlight corn maze, wagon farm tours, pumpkin patch, Halloween Light Show Hayride with singing pumpkins (Friday and Saturday nights)

Information: 336-697-1675 or jrazz.com

Etc.: Facemasks required. COVID-19 precautions in effect.

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What: Kersey Valley Maize Adventure

Where: 1615 Kersey Valley Road, Archdale

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31

Cost: $25.63 general admission, $15.56 seniors

What to look for: Corn maze, train, jumping pillows, slide, pedal carts, cow train, kid zip lines, rock wall, bungee trampolines, treehouse village and dinosaur discovery

Information: 336-431-1700, maizeadventure.com

Etc.: For best results, book tickets online before you go. Parking is $5 cash.

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What: Corntacular Adventure at Harvest Ridge Farm

Where: 545 Service Road, Ruffin

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31

Cost: $12, children 2 and younger are free

What to look for: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, barrel train, hay ride, corn cannon, hay mountain, jumping pillow and more

Information: 336-344-2323 or comegetlost.com

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What: Zane’s Clodbuster Farms

Where: 5500 Leonard Farm Road, Kernersville

When: Corn maze: 3-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Hayrides: 4-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Flashlight maze: Dusk-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Cost: $7 corn maze or hayride, $12 combo ticket. 3 and younger are free.

What to look for: Corn maze, hay rides, bonfires, animals, games, pumpkin patch

Information: zanesclodbusterfarms.com/fall-festivities

Etc.: Masks required. COVID-19 precautions in place.

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What: Smith Hollow Farm

Where: 5920 Smith Hollow Road, Kernersville

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, Nov. 6-7

Cost: $10, 2 and younger are free.

What to look for: Corn maze, hayride, animal viewing, activities and games

Information: 336-813-2409 or smithhollowfarm.com

Etc.: Pumpkin patch, horse rides ($5), fire engine train ($3) and concessions are extra.

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What: Armstrong Artisan Farm

Where: 1499 Brook Cove Road, Walnut Cove

When: 4-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday through Nov. 7

Cost: $12 for combo ticket, $10 for night maze or spooky maze, $10 for child combo ticket

What to look for: Corn maze, night maze, spooky maze, hayrides, pumpkin patches, petting zoo, corn pit, jumping pillow, apple cannons, photo areas, games, tractor train, bounce house, sunflower fields, live music and more

Information: armstrongartisanfarm.com

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What: Huckleberry Trail Farm

Where: 143 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Siler City

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31

Cost: $10 adults, $8 for 3-11 and seniors

What to look for: Fall festival, corn maze, pumpkin patch, cotton patch, games

Information: 919-432-4825 or huckleberrytrailfarm.com

Etc.: COVID-19 precautions in effect

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What: Cedar Hill Family Farm

Where: 2803 George York Road, Randleman

When: 6-8 p.m. Friday and noon-8 p.m. Saturday through Nov. 6

Cost: $5 for 4 and older

What to look for: Corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch, outdoor play area

Information: 336-410-2221 or cedarhillfamilyfarm.com

Haunted attractions

What: The Original Hollywood Horror Show

Where: 6333 Bass Mountain Road, Snow Camp

When: 8-11 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 8 pm.-midnight Friday and Saturday through Oct. 31

Cost: $25 online or at the box office. Fast Pass tickets are only available at the box office.

What to look for: Scary attractions including American Horror Story’s Mr. Twisty, Take a Trip in Hellraiser’s Vortex, The Last Ride, The “Spirit of Houdini” Magic Show, Hollywood Horror Show Fest Halloween comic-con, Gruesome Gallery of makeup.

Information: hollywoodhorrorshow.com

Etc.: Parking is free.

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What: Wicked Whimsies

Where: 6130 Yadkinville Road, Pfafftown

When: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 30

What to look for: Haunted trail where evil fairies have taken over.

Cost: $15 or $20 for the Quick Queue

Information: facebook.com/WickedWhimsies or wickedwhimsies.com

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What: Haunted Hollow

Where: 4149 Happy Hollow Road, Asheboro

When: opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Nov. 6

Cost: $20

What to look for: Haunted attraction

Information: facebook.com/HauntedHollowNC

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What: Kersey Valley Spookywoods

Where: 1615 Kersey Valley Road, Archdale

When: 8-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 8-10 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 6

Cost: $30.20 for Friday and Sunday, $35.70 for Saturday, $59.49 for VIP and $79.63 for Immediate Access

What to look for: Scary attractions including Victoria’s Revenges, Pilgrims Harvest, West Manor Hospital, Archmaze, Hedge Swamp, Werewolf Forest, Funeral Home, Industrial 2405, Diner, Slaughter House, Puppet Theater, Pompeii’s Awakening and Follow the Light Home

Information: 336-431-1700 or spookywoods.com

Etc.: For best results, book tickets online before you go. Parking is $5 cash.

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What: Woods of Terror

Where: 5601 N. Church St., Greensboro

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 7:30-11 p.m. Friday and 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday through Nov. 6

Cost: $35 for general admission tickets, $50 Fast Pass, $65 All-Access Pass

What to look for: Scary attractions including Monster Midway including a parade at 7 p.m. led by The Casket Car with Eddie and Dawn the Snake, Arachnophobia (bugs, spiders, snakes), Night Stalkers, Industrial Nightmare, Chaos 3-D (wear glasses and watch the walls come alive), The Blood House (vampires), The Awakening, Horror Movie Classics, Blackbeard’s Revenge, Miner’s Massacre, The Slaughter House, The Purge Anarchy, Blackout Terror (an experience in the dark)

Information: woodsofterror.com

Etc.: For best results, book tickets online before you go. Parking is $5 cash.

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