Fun & Free Halloween Events in Raleigh with Kids

October 12, 2020

Raleigh preschool halloween ideasWe love October at our Raleigh preschool! Not only is the weather changing and the cooler weather makes outdoor activities a joy, we love all the seasonal activities we can share with the kids.

Of course, we can’t forget that October is all about Halloween! Even though things may be a bit different this year due to concerns about COVID-19, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do. To help you and your family celebrate the spooky season, we’ve rounded up some fun, free Halloween events and Fall Festivals in and around Raleigh that your kids will love. 

Staying Safe During Halloween Activities

The NC Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance about Halloween where they placed common activities into risk categories. There’s plenty of advice and ideas, and we’re choosing activities that are considered lower risk. However, make sure to read the crowds and look to see if people are social distancing and wearing masks, and use your best judgement.

Fall Festival Drive-Thru

Where: Macedonia Baptist Church; 7100 Holly Springs Rd, Raleigh

When: Saturday, October 24th, 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Visit Macedonia Baptist Church for a contactless Fall Festival. This drive-thru event will be decorated for the season and visitors are able to follow the path (in your vehicle) collecting treats and goodies along the way. At the end, you’ll get a free hot dog from Jim’s Ole Time Hot Dogs.  

Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt

Where: The Arts Center; 123 E Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina

When: Saturday, October 24th, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. THROUGH Monday, November 2nd 10:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M. 

Downtown Fuquay-Varina is offering a different take on Trick-or-Treating with a free, fun scavenger hunt. Stop by the Arts Center for your card and follow the clues to complete the card and collect your bag of treats! You can see the clues from the sidewalk and because it’s available for a full week, you can go at your comfort level. 

Festival 31

Where: First Baptist Church, Cary 

When: Saturday, October 31st, 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.

For a safe, socially distant trunk or treat, visit the First Baptist Church of Cary on Halloween! Cars will be spaced out and guests will be paced accordingly to ensure social distancing, and candy will be given out in a contact-free manner. 

Goodies for Goblins

Where: Downtown Wake Forest on and around S. White Street

When: October 31st, 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Shops and restaurants in Downtown Wake Forest will be handing out free goodies and treats to children who are accompanied by a guardian. Participating businesses will have an orange pumpkin flyer in the window or on the door. 


Where: 4203 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh

When: October 31st, 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Vend-Or-Treat is a socially distance trunk or treat event in which vendors will be on site and outside for maximum safety while passing out treats and candy. There will also be a photographer so you can get a memorable photo while engaging with the community and supporting local businesses.

Happy Halloween from Our Raleigh Preschool

We want to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween from all of us at our 5-star Raleigh preschool. We know how precious family time is, which is why we love sharing fun events that even toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy! 

To schedule a tour with our Raleigh preschool, call us today at 919-790-6888 for our Spring Forest Road location and 919-785-0303 for our North Hills Drive Center. 

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