Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Raleigh

Halloween activities in Raleigh

Fall is a great season to get out with the family and pick out a pumpkin, travel through a corn maze, or enjoy a fun-filled hayride. Here are some events happening around Raleigh for you and your kids to enjoy while soaking up all the aspects of Halloween.

Page Farms

6100 Mt. Herman Rd., Raleigh
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  • Open from September 22 to late October.
  • Monday-Thursday open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Admission is $13-$15 for ages 3 and older.
  • Pick-your-own pumpkin, corn maze, hayrides, corncrib, haystack slide, farm animals and more!

Midtown Pumpkin Palooza

Midtown Park at North Hills
4011 Cardinal at North Hills St., Raleigh
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  • Open Oct. 21 from 3-6 p.m.
  • Pumpkin painting, an inflatable obstacle course, chili cook-off, North Carolina State University mascots, Terrence and Torry Holt’s Tailgate Zone, and a canine Halloween costume contest await families at this festival that benefits the KidsCAN! Program.
  • See website for fees and registration.

Halloween Boo Bash

District 1 Boo Crew Community Centers in Raleigh
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  • Open Oct. 26 from 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Admission is free.
  • Ages 10 and younger can wear a costume and be a part of District 1's Annual Boo Bash.
  • Visit decorated vehicles for trunk-or-treating, make a spooktacular craft, try your hand at some fun games, take a walk through a spooky bus (both scary and non-scary versions available) and visit a ghost story area.

A Walk in the Dark

North Carolina Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh
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  • Oct. 27 from 5-9 p.m.
  • Admission is $12/nonmember and $10/member.
  • In this immersive live theater experience, audiences will follow pirates, pilots, and pioneers as they twist and turn throughout a lantern-lit tour of the real “Story of North Carolina."
  • The event is family-friendly with craft activities and treats to share. Shows are 45 minutes long.

Halloween Spooktacular: Mystery at the Symphony

Meymandi Concert Hall
2 E. South St., Raleigh
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  • Oct. 27 at 1 and 4 p.m.
  • Admission is $27.
  • Inspector Beckensteiner investigates a concert where major suddenly became minor. The inspector suspects everyone, including the audience. The culprit is revealed in a surprising re-enactment of the ill-fated concert.
  • Compete in a costume contest and try out the instruments at the Instrument Zoo before the show.

Haunted Mordecai Festival

1 Mimosa St., Raleigh
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  • Oct. 27 from 1-4 p.m.
  • Admission is free.
  • Costume contests for ages 16 and younger, food, games and crafts.

Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party

Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh
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  • Oct. 27 from 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Online advance ticket purchase recommended.
  • Advance tickets are $12/member and $15/nonmember. Week-of-tickets, if available, are $15/member and $18/nonmember.
  • Wear a Halloween costume and experience the magic of Marbles Kids Museum after dark.
  • Activities include a ghoul school, mad scientist lab, monster mash dance party and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

NC Sugar Rush: Halloween Edition

City Market
200 E. Martin St., Raleigh
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  • Oct. 28 from 1-5 p.m.
  • Admission is free.
  • Wear a costume to this food truck rodeo featuring desserts, face painting, and balloon artists. Pets are welcome.

Spooktacular Durant

Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd., Raleigh
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  • Oct. 28 from 6-9 p.m.
  • Admission is $6/person.
  • Get into the Halloween spirit by learning about spiders. Make a craft, carve a jack-o-lantern and take a walk in the dark woods to look for wildlife. Gather around a campfire and roast marshmallows.
  • Register online and choose program #211674.

Halloween Safe Night

North Carolina Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh
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  • Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m.
  • Admission is free.
  • Ages 12 and younger can walk along the trick-or-treat trail and through “The Story of North Carolina” history exhibit with an adult.