Fang-tastic Fall Events

Ready to celebrate the spooky season locally? We’ve rounded up some of the most popular Halloween/Harvest events in Southern Wake and Cary for some family-friendly fun that you won’t soon forget. Have a gourd time!  

Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs 

Trick or Treat Downtown 

Friday, Oct. 28, 2-5 p.m. 

Downtown Fuquay-Varina 

Don’t miss Trick or Treat Downtown, an annual event sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association and nearly 100 participating businesses! Bring your little ghosts and goblins (or princesses and superheroes) and look for the trick-or-treat posters in the windows for some yummy treats (don’t worry, no tricks)!  

Fall Family Photo BOO-th 

Oct. 21-31, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Centennial Square (102 N. Main St.) 

Looking for the perfect photo op for your annual holiday card? Check out Fuquay-Varina’s Fall Family Photo BOO-th display! Take a photo in your costume in their spooky graveyard scene or grab the family for a fall-themed photo in the pumpkin patch.  


Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sugg Farm Park (2401 Grigsby Ave.) 

It might not be Halloween themed, but this annual family-friendly event is the perfect place to celebrate fall! Featuring local artists, businesses, food vendors, local entertainment, and children’s activities, this FREE event is a Holly Springs tradition. 


Apex Scarecrow Row & Haunted Nature Trail  

Oct. 22-31  

Apex Community Park (park closes at 10 p.m.)  

Visit Apex Community Park and check out all the community-decorated scarecrows! Bring a flashlight to visit after dark!  

Tour of Frights  

Oct. 14-Nov. 3, 6-9 p.m.  

Check out the Town of Apex’s first Tour of Frights, a resident-recommended twist on the popular Holiday Tour of Lights! Featuring a wide variety of spooky or fall-themed homes and businesses, anyone can click the link for a printable and digital map of the tour. Enjoy!  

Goblin’s Groove Family Dance  

Friday, Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m.  

Halle Cultural Arts Center  

The Annual Apex Goblin’s Groove Family Dance is back! Boogie down to family-friendly music and participate in costume contests, games, dance contests, a haunted art gallery, and Halloween tricks and treats. All youths and teens must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $5 per person, $2 for children 2 and under. Purchase tickets today!   


Mummy & Son Ball  

Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8 p.m.  

Ritter Shelter  

Enjoy a spooktacular evening at the Mummy & Son Ball ($15 ages 5-10 with a guardian). Dress in your favorite costumes, dance the Monster Mash, play fun games, roast a ghost over an open fire, and compete for prizes with your own little goblin! Register today!  


Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.  

The Cary Theater  

If you like zombie films, you’re in for a treat! Every year, The Cary Theater hosts Zombiepalooza, the town’s community-sourced, zombie-themed screening party! Local filmmakers and hobbyists of all ages are invited to get creative and produce their zombie short films of 1 to 5 minutes, using all types of cameras — including smartphones! No gatekeeping here! For more information, visit  

Pumpkin Flotilla  

Friday, Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m.  

Bond Park Boathouse  

Bring the family to Bond Park’s Pumpkin Flotilla and watch pumpkins set sail across Bond Park Lake at twilight (approximately 6:30 p.m.). Enter a pumpkin OR dress in your Halloween costume for a discounted boat ride! Click here for more information!  

The Great Pumpkin Carve  

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2-8 p.m.  

Town of Cary Old Library Site  

Carve pumpkins alongside your community at Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve! Pick out a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch and carve it at a designated station (or try out one of the new water marbling pumpkins)! Pumpkins are for sale, but all other activities are free — including face painting, storytime, drum circles, and an outdoor showing of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown 

Spooky Stories at Page-Walker  

Saturday, Oct. 29, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.  

Page-Walker Arts & History Center  

If you enjoy spooky tales, then this is the event for you! For $10/person, attendees are invited to listen as professional storytellers scare the socks off them with spooky stories and eerie anecdotes at the old hotel. Buy your tickets today!  

Herbert’s Haunted House  

Oct. 28-29, 7-9 p.m.  

Herb Young Community Center  

Take a spooky walk through the Cary Teen Council’s House of Horrors for $5/person. This year’s event features more scares, thrills, and screams than ever! All ages are welcome, but parental discretion is advised.  

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