Family Fun Revisited
These first few finds are places I’ve had the blessing to visit before whether as a Blogger or with my family. They were a blast the first time around and I already know they are places I can’t wait to revisit this year.
The 1897 Poe House
Hallowe’en Reveals Night Tours In The Poe House – Details HereWednesday, October 16th at 6pm – Friday, October 28th at 6pm“If you have attended Hallowe’en Revels in the past, this year’s event will be very different. In addition to once again working with actors from the Gilbert Theatre, we are mixing things up to coincide with the museum’s current special exhibit, Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear 1850-1950, which runs through December 31. The house will be dressed in mourning for the month of October, so the night tours this year will include a realistic coffin set up as part of a funeral scene in the parlor. Visitors will be guided through a timeline of scenes from the life of Dixie Poe Sutton, culminating in her untimely death from childbirth complications in 1913.” —Museum of the Cape Fear
Trick Or Treat At The Poe House – Details HereSaturday, October 29 11am – 4pm“The annual Poe House Trick or Treat features a costume contest, scavenger hunt, and traditional Halloween carnival games. Listen to a ghost story then look for Poe’s ravens in a scavenger hunt-type activity. Admission is FREE. The Costume Contest is for ages infant to 12 years. Contestants are divided based on age categories: Infant-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-12 years. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category. There is a $1.00 fee to enter. Judging begins at 2:00 pm with prizes awarded immediately after.” —Museum of the Cape Fear
ZipQuest NightQuest – Details Here“Your tour will begin at dusk with an orientation to familiarize you with the equipment and techniques you will need for your zipline tour. Then helmet lights are turned on and your adventure begins Gliding through the forest on your 2+ hour zipline adventure, your senses will be enhanced as day turns to night! In between zips, you will you will ascend floating spiral stairways to tree-house platforms supported by hearty centuries-old trees. Mid-tour you will cross a suspension bridge overlooking the Sandhills’ only waterfall, Carver’s Falls, illuminated by the light of the moon. Your zipline tour will culminate with a long zip parallel to the falls. You won’t want to miss this outdoor adventure of a lifetime!” —ZipQuest
Hubb’s Farm – Details HereSeptember 17th – November 12thFridays 6-11pm, Saturdays 1-11pm and Sundays 1-6pm“Hubb’s Farm, home of Hubb’s Corn Maze, The Polar Express and Santa Too!, Valentine’s at the Farm, and Topper’s EGG-ceptional Easter Event.” —Hubb’s Farm
Finding New Adventures
I’m excited about revisiting some of my favorite Fall Fun in Fayetteville but I’m even more excited to check out some of the places I haven’t been yet!
Cape Fear Garden
“Inspired by nature and built by artist Sean Kenney with over 500,000 colorful LEGO® bricks, the exhibit will feature larger-than-life sculptures representing the complex and amazing network that interconnects all living things on Earth. The sculptures will be displayed throughout the Garden to encourage you to walk by an 8-foot tall hummingbird, go nose-to-nose with a 5-foot bumblebee, admire a 7-foot rose, and watch an oversized koi leap about in the Cypress Pond. Interpretative panels for each display with feature a message to connect children with the natural world and promote environmental stewardship and conservation. Adding to the exhibit will be activities for all ages, hands-on building stations, and design competitions.” —Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Dogwood Fall Festival
Thursday, October 27th 6:00 – 10:00PM
Friday, October 28th 6:00 – 11:00PM
Saturday, October 29th 3:00 – 11:00PM
Historic Hauntings – (Thurs – Sat) A guided walking tour in the dark through Cross Creek Cemetery – Section II. . This spooky encounter features ghostly re-enactors and story-tellers that share the TRUE, CREEPY side of Fayetteville’s history.
Haunted House – (Thurs – Sat) Or should we say the LaFayette Insane Asylum? Our outdoor haunted maze is guaranteed to deliver the hair raising chill those thrill seekers desire. Located near the Ray Ave entrance to festival park tickets are $10 or $9 with a can good donation to benefit our local food banks. Proceeds will benefit Fishing to Fight Cancer.
Hayrides – (Thurs – Sat) – 20 to 30 minute narrated hayrides through historic downtown! Hayrides will be offered Thur 7:00-9:00, Fri 6:30 – 10 and Sat 3:00- 10:0PM.
What are your plans for family fun this fall?
Will you explore your town or branch out a bit further?
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