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Corn Mazes & Halloween Fun in Cary

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Cary, NC- From Harvest Festivals to hayrides, we’ve got you covered with our Guide to Corn Mazes and Halloween Fun in Cary. For additional info, keep up to date by visiting the CaryCitizen Calendar of Events.

Corn Mazes

Green Acres Corn Maze
1132 Morrisville Carpenter Rd.
Cary, NC 27519
Open October 1- Oct 31, 2013

Hours during the week are for groups, evenings and weekends open to the public. New this year is the use of a QR reader for your smart phones to log in as you find stops in the maze. Don’t have a reader or a smart phone? You can still participate using the old-fashioned punch cards.

Included in admission: The corn maze, hay rides, hay mounds/tunnels, inflatable bounce houses, inflatable barn yard for ages 4 and under, sand pile, strikers to hit, spider web to climb, Bessie the milk cow and more. Some activities and refreshments are additional. For more info call : (919) 481-2435

Pricing: $10 per person, groups $8/ person, children 3 and under are FREE. Additional discounts for seniors and military.

Philipps Farm Haunted Farm and Corn Maze
6701 Good Hope Church Rd.
Cary, NC 27519
Open now through October 31, 2013

Corn Maze includes: A trip through the new corn maze, pygmy goats, giant bounce pillow, cow train ride, hayrides, spider web to climb, double slide, cornhole, antique tractors and more.

Adults / Teens 13+:  $10.00, Children Ages 4-12:   $6.00, Children Ages 0-3: FREE

The Haunted Farm has four scary attractions, none recommended for kids under 12. These include: The Field of Lost Souls, The Rebellion Trail, The Gore House and  The Shock Shack.

Adults / Children     20.00* includes all four attractions

Highlighted Halloween Fun

Saturday Oct 19, 4:30pm Harvest Festival at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 1050 NW Maynard Road. Doors open at 4:30pm for craft and bake sale, children’s activities and silent auction. Dinner seating (turkey and all the fixings) at 5:30pm. Live auction at 7pm. Tickets are suggested donation of $10 for adults; $5 for children 3-10; free for children 2 and younger. 10% of proceeds to “The Carying Place.” For more info and tickets contact events@gsucc.org or call 919-481-1441.

Sunday Oct 20, 4- 7:00pm-  Trunk Or Treat with Westwood Baptist Church, 200 Westhigh Street. Westwood Baptist Church will host its annual Trunk or Treat Block Party, from 4 pm – 7:30 pm. The Party kicks off with live music by The Back Porch String Band, a kids’ costume contest, hotdogs, popcorn, and snocones from Kona Ice! Several carnival-style games, craft stations, and inflatables will entertain the kids until it’s time to Trunk or Treat. The event is FREE, and cash donations will be accepted for the Western Wake Crisis Ministry

Thurs Oct 24Oct 26 Reel-ly Scary Movies returns to Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway

Scary movie enthusiasts and those that love all things spooky are invited to attend an event that has become a fall fan favorite, Reel-ly Scary Cary! Patrons will thrill to some of the most scary movie classics on the big screen, while moonlight and fright set the stage for a new addition, the Trail of Terror! As you enter the venue, take a stroll through the Creepy Corridor, just enough thrills for fans 12 and under. If you’re really brave, try the all-new “Trail of Terror” located on the Crescent deck. This section is clearly not for the faint of heart and not appropriate for children under 12.

Gates open nightly at 6:30pm and tickets are just $5 with kids 12 and under free. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics (including beer and wine) are permitted. for more info visit:  boothamphitheatre.com for gate times, trail details and movie night rating information.

Reel-ly Scary Cary Movie Schedule:

  • Thursday, October 24—Cape Fear (No Rating)
  • Friday, October 25–Hotel Transylvania (Rated PG)
  • Saturday, October 26–Sleepy Hollow (Rated R)

Saturday Oct 26

Downtown Harvest Day– 100 Block of W. Chatham Street will be closed off. Sponsored by the Heart of Cary Association in partnership with the Town of Cary. A whole day of fun for the family. 2:00 pm- 6:00pm Wristbands are $2 for kids 2 and up, and adults are free. Fall carnival games, corn hole, bounce houses, food, and entertainment all afternoon! Costumes welcome! Y Guides/Princesses and Boy/Girl Scouts receive a free Downtown Harvest Day patch!

2-8 p.m. Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve – Downtown Cary Performance Green (pumpkins for purchase at low cost / Halloween TV Specials are FREE!) Y Guides/Princesses and Boy/Girl Scouts receive a free patch!
·         Pumpkin Patch & Carving Stations –  2-6 p.m.
·         Pumpkin Lighting – 6-7 p.m.
·         Family Friendly Halloween TV Specials – 7-8 p.m.

5-7 p.m. Tricks & Treats Halloween Bash sponsored by the Cary Teen Council – Herb Young Community Center (Carnival $1/person) Y Guides/Princesses and Boy/Girl Scouts receive a free patch!

Haunted Twilight Tour of Downtown Cary– Produced by the Cary Players

Tours run at 6:30, 7 & 7:30 p.m.  $15/ person
Hear spooky legends and tales of yesteryear, guaranteed to send a chill up your spine with ghosts and apparitions from the past presented by Cary Players! These macabre walking tours of historic Downtown Cary are offered at three times and perfect for those 13 & older. For more, call (919) 460-4963 or visit www.caryplayers.org

9:30 ish Halloween Party with DJ George at Doherty’s, 1979 High House Rd.

Thur Oct 31Halloween

2:00 Witches Tea at the Cary Senior Center, Bond Park, for ages 55+. Age 55+

Join us for a wickedly good time! Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog!—what possible surprises will we brew? Definitely tasty treats and hot teas, or maybe some lizard legs and spider knees. Costumes are welcome but not required! For more, call (919) 469-4081. regster through the Town of Cary Course # 66346 | $15 per person.

6:00-8:00 pm Safe N Sane Halloween– Cary Towne Center Mall
Cary Towne Center Mall, in conjunction with the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, will be hosting Cary’s Safe N’ Sane indoor Halloween event for the children of Cary. There will be a magic show, story-telling, a costume parade, a costume contest and more in the center court area of the mall.  Also, there will be candy booths to “trick or treat” at throughout the mall and participating stores will also be handing out candy to trick or treaters.

Sat Nov 3,  12 – 5 PM, Cary’s Great Pumpkin Chuck, Fred G Bond Metro Park

Don’t know what to do with all those pumpkins after Halloween? Come out for Cary’s Great Pumpkin Chuck! It’s a mash up of science, back-yard technology and good clean fun hurling pumpkins with trebuchets at targets and for distance. Teams compete for prizes (and glory). Spectators can enjoy the thrill of competition and a mini-makers’ faire with science and technology exhibits for young and old. The event is a  partnership between TechTank and Town of Cary.

From CaryCitizen We wish you a safe and fun filled Halloween season.

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The Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Matt Dente. Halloween Guide on CaryCitizen is supported by Great Harvest Bread Company, Green Acres Farm and Heart of Cary Association.

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