Halloween is almost here and our area offers many events for the whole family to enjoy during this spooky season! Take some time to visit some of these events.

Ganyard Hill Farm

Now located at 319 Sherron Rd. in Durham.  Opening for the Fall 2009 Season on Friday, September 25, 2009 through November 1, 2009. Ganyard Hill Farm provides Elementary School Field Trips and Family Farm Amusement and is a popular annual Fall destination for many local schools and families.  Offering pumpkins, hayride tours of the farm with a complimentary pumpkin, cornfield mazes, giant haystack, a cotton field for cotton picking, farm animal feeding, hay maze, corn fields to pick, shuck and feed the animals, educational murals about bees, pumpkin plant life cycle, cows, chickens, a picnic area, and more (all included in the price of admission). A one of a kind place that offers a true farm experience!  Family groups are welcome to drop in and enjoy all the activities any time during open hours during the fall season. No reservations are needed.  Fall Hours of Operation: Monday–Sunday 9:00am 'till dusk. General Admission is $12.50 per person, ages 2 to 102 (Special rates for School Field Trips.) Directions to Ganyard Hill Farm lin Durham. 
(In case you haven't visited Ganyard Hill Farm in a while, please note that the Farm moved to this location in Fall 2005)www.pumpkincountry.com
www.ganyardhillfarm.com Phone: (919) 596-8728.

McKee CornField Maze

McKee's Cedar Creek Farm, 5011 Kiger Rd., Rougemont, NC  27572 (near Hillsborough, @ 20-30 minutes from Chapel Hill).  Great Fun for the entire family in the country!  A favorite annual tradition for local families.  The 14 acre cornfield maze has 2 mazes to amuse young and old alike.  Also available:  mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, corn, straw, gourds, and other fall decorations.  Farm Animals, shady picnic area, wonderful children's play area, and Maple View Ice cream! Admission: General, $8.00, Children under 10, $6.00, Children 3 and under, free. www.mckeemaze.com  (919) 732-8065.

Hill Ridge Farms

Farm animal corral, barn, train rides, pony rides, gemstone panning, antique farm equipment, catfish feeding dock, hay rides, pumpkin patch, and much more!

The Hillridge Farm fall festival is open 7 days a week, and features covered hay rides and pumpkin picking as well as pony rides, a moon bounce and music in addition to the farm's year-round fun.  Also explore a 3-acre corn maze and the Giant Slide!

GREAT VALUE! $10.00 General Admission (includes Pumpkin to take home with you); ages under 2 FREE  Hill Ridge Farms, (A favorite Fall family tradition!), 703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC 27596. 

www.hillridgefarms.com  (919) 556-1771 or 1-800-358-4170.