Fall is a festive time, and living at the Townhomes at Chapel Watch Village in Chapel Hill, NC puts you in an excellent location to experience many of the festivities of the season! Here are some of the top local events that you may want to put on your calendar as you prepare to enjoy the season of crisp weather and spiced desserts:
Pumpkin Patch Express Train Ride
NC Museum of Life and Science
Throughout October, families can take a festive ride to the Museum’s pumpkin patch to pick their own pumpkins. After the ride, return to campus for carnival games and Halloween crafts. Tickets are $12 per person, and the train runs every Saturday and Sunday through the 30th.
Hillsborough Handmade Parade
Head over to Hillsborough for the Hillsborough Handmade Parade, a Mardi Gras-style street parade featuring floats, puppets and kites made entirely by the community. You’ll be surprised at just how creative the people of the region can be! Head to Cameron Park after the parade for a show of all of the puppets from the parade, as well as live music and food options. The parade starts at 2:30 from Town Hall, and the route ends at Cameron Park.
Carolina North Forest
The Pumpkin Run is a 4K race benefiting the Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA and Carolina North Forest. The race starts at 5, and participants can park at the Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA as early as 3:45 to board a shuttle to the race site. After the race, a post-event part and awards ceremony will be held at the Y.
Each year, thousands of people convene on Franklin Street for an annual Halloween celebration. Though not run by the city, this annual tradition has become a huge part of life in Chapel Hill in the fall. After restricting traffic to the downtown area and establishing safety officers throughout the event, the people of Chapel Hill come out to celebrate Halloween, enjoy outrageous costumes and the company of others in the community. From 8:30 until 11, people celebrate the holiday will enjoy time together without fear of oncoming traffic.
Whether you’re joining the party on Franklin Street or opting for something a little tamer, you’ll find that Chapel Hill provides ample opportunities to get out and enjoy the cooler temperatures of fall. Make your plans now, so your calendar will be open for these upcoming events!