As the air begins to get cooler things are beginning to heat up in Granville. Summer may be over, but there are still a number of great fall events and activities that will make you FALL in love with our community.
Granville Haunt & Fun Farm - Begins October 13th & 14th and runs weekends through October 31st.
Dare yourself to go through three featured adventures in the daytime and at night:
CORN MAZE: "Get Lost" in the Maze - Day or Night!
If you prefer a scare-free walk in the corn, a self-guided tour of Corn Maze in a larger 7-acre field which is completely separate from our other attractions is available. You can hunt for checkpoints throughout the maze, or take part in our "Monster Mystery" game in which you find clues inside the maze.
If you prefer a daytime experience, visit on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in October. Or you can book any time during the week for your church or school group, or organize a team building exercises with your co-workers. For more information, visit our corn maze website at www.granvillecornmaze.com.
HAUNTED TRAIL: FEAR THE CORN.
There will be an entirely separate 5-acre corn field this year for the Haunted Trail to provide you with a completely unique experience. More scenes, more props and more actors will guarantee more scares!
ZOMIBIE PAINTBALL HAYRIDE:
"Zombie Attack Vehicles" are outfitted with paintball guns mounted on both sides. Each rider is assigned their own paintball gun. A ZAV assistant will fill your gun’s hopper with 150 paintballs (included with paid admission). Each team (20 - 24 per trailer) will be taken deep into zombie territory to locate and “exterminate” the zombies. If you shoot up all your ammo before you finish the ride, you may purchase another 150 paintballs. To help combat last year's lengthy wait times, we're adding a third Zombie Attack Vehicle this year, as well as timed ticketing. The Zombies are returning this fall. Will you be here to shoot them? NOTE: YOU DO NOT GET SHOT WITH PAINTBALLS ON THIS RIDE.
For more information, log on www.granvillehauntfarm.com.
Fall Harvest Days take place at Harvey Hills Farm beginning September 23rd & 24th through weekends in October . You will find mums, pumpkins, apples, and apple cider. The apples and cider come directly from our NC apple growers in Hendersonville, NC. Activities will include a hay bale maze, small corn maze, and some great back drops to take those great fall family photos! The farm will be open every weekend until October 30th. Hours of operation this season will be from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Rain or shine! Admission is free so come out and create those fall memories! For more information, check out http://www.harveyhillsfarm.com/.
Thorndale Oaks will host a Fall Dining Series beginning on September 23rd. Join them this Fall on their covered patio or in the main dinning hall for this series. It will include a 5 course meal with appetizing cuisine centered around delicious wines, beers and liquor. If you are looking for a night out with an exquisite meal and top of the line service in a sophisticated atmosphere, make a reservation for this Fall at Thorndale Oaks. For more information, CLICK HERE and for reservation,
Falls Lake Academy is hosting their Annual Harvest Day on Saturday, September 30th from 10 am to 2 pm. Activities will include inflatables, raffle items, hayrides, local vendors, silent auction, gem mining, BBQ Chicken & Pork Plates, Carnival Food, Games and Much More. For more information, log onto http://www.fallslakeacademy.com/ or their Facebook page Falls Lake Academy.
Vino Oasi is a relaxing, rustic destination to enjoy any special occasion and an upcoming vineyard in Stem. They host several events during the fall season. On September 13th & 27th, October 11th & 25th, November 8th and 29th they will host Wine Down Wednesdays. Stop by after work and bring new neighbors, friends and family to tour the space, while enjoying some nibbles from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Beer and wine available for purchase.
For more information, contact Lisa at 919-238-4078. Log onto www.vinooasi.com for other events or if you want to create an event at this beautiful venue.
11th Annual Lord Granville Harvest Show October 6th - 8th This festival is hosted by the Lord Granville Agricultural Heritage Association, to give visitors a look back in time at the way Granville County used agriculture as a way of life. The event is held in Butner and features antique tractors, parade of power, old time cooking, farm shop, children’s play area and much more. For more information, CLICK HERE or log onto http://www.lgaha.com/
50th Annual Fall Pottery & Glass Festival – First Two Weekends in October 6-8 & 13-14. This festival takes place at the Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor. Come out and enjoy live demonstrations of pottery, glass, wood turning, Kiln openings & firings, and Raku firings. In addition, there will be live music, plant sales and on-site food trucks each day. Check out their schedule at http://www.cedarcreekgallery.com/fall-festival
6thAnnual Masonic Homecoming Festival - October 14th. Every year Oxford welcomes home all of its Masonic Home for Children Alumni in the fall. It is a celebration of North Carolina’s oldest & first home for children. This year's festival will feature the largest & best Shrine parade in North Carolina, Masonic BBQ cook-off, tours of the campus, activities for the family and live entertainment. http://mhc-oxford.org/masonic-homecoming-festival
Fireman's Day Parade - October 14th. Fire trucks for more than 20 neighboring departments parade Downtown Creedmoor at their annual fire department's fundraiser. There will be marching bands, floats, hot rods, and even a few horses. Immediately following the parade join the fire department in their annual Brunswick Stew Dinner. For more information, check out www.cityofcreedmoor.org
Cluck n' Shuck Oyster Roast - October 20th. The Granville County Chamber of Commerce invites you to gather at the Red Barn located on Lake Devin in Oxford for a night of great food, beverages and music. The menu includes steamed shrimp, steamed oysters, fried chicken, fried oysters & all the fixin's including beverages. And, while you feast listen to local bluegrass music. For more information, check out http://www.granville-chamber.com/
Rotary Club of Oxford will sponsor their 4th Annual Taste of Fall Wine & Beer Tasting on Friday, October 27th from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. The event will be held at Thorndale Oaks located on 105 West Quail Ridge Road in Oxford. Ticket will include free samples of premium wine and beers, hors d'oeuvres, musical entertainment by Sidecar Social Club and a festival souvenir glass. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, log onto www.oxfordrotary.org or go to their Facebook page Oxford, NC Rotary Club
2nd Annual Military History Show –October 28th in Oxford. A day of full of various military displays from Revolutionary, World War II, Vietnam & more. The displays will include uniforms, equipment, weapons, vehicles, and other military historical articles. This event has is free to the public and vendors are welcome. For more information, contact Harry Coombs at 919-691-7697 or email: Harry4th@centurylink.net. Proceeds will benefit Veterans Affairs Committee of Granville County. CLICK HERE for more information or log onto their Facebook Event page CLICK HERE.
Three Bear Acres is a recreational farm offering kids activities located in Creedmoor. This 50 acre facility offers a place where children can run loose & use their imagination! Some of the activities include: tree houses, toboggan slides, mud kitchen, graffiti wall, jumping pillow, big bear pond and much more. Don't miss Pumpkin Smashing Day on November 4th. For more information CLICK HERE or book an event, log onto www.threebearsacres.com.
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