This month, there are a TON of family friendly activities in Fayetteville and the surrounding area!  No way should we be hearing “There’s nothing to do here!”

In no particular order, here are 31 activities that are family friendly in the month of October. I’ve linked websites and/or Facebook so you can do all your research on prices and Frequently Asked Questions.

1)     Gallberry Corn Maze– Ongoing thru November 6
2)    Stoney Point Trail of Terror, Stoney Point Fire Department – Ongoing thru October 31
3)    Oktoberfest Dance and Dinner, St. Patrick Catholic Church – October 2
4)     1897 Poe House Dressed in Mourning, Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex – October 4 – November 13
5)     Fayetteville Symphony Jazz & Wine Fest, Festival Park – October 7
6)     Indigo Moon Film Festival, Downtown Fayetteville – October 7 – 9
7)     World Wide Hollerin’ Festival, Paradise Acres – October 8
8)     Taste of Fayetteville, Festival Park – October 9
9)     Fourth Friday: Zombie Walk, Downtown Fayetteville – October 28
10)  Autumn Sunset Hike, Milton E. Mazarick Park – October 13 (see page 25)
11)  Vander Pig Cook-Off, Vander Park – October 14 – 15
12)  Ole Mill Days, Hope Mills Downtown and Municipal Park – October 14 – 15
13)  Fall Spooktacular!, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra at Methodist University – October 15
14)  Fayetteville ComicCon, Crown Expo Center – October 15 – 16
15)  Ghost Boat Cruise, J. Bayard Clark Park & Nature Center at Campbellton Landing – October 19 & 20 (see page 19)
16)  Cliffdale Monster Mash, Cliffdale Recreation Center – October 21 (see page 44)
17)  Trunk or Treat, Eastover Central Recreation Center – October 21 (see page 48)
18)  Night at the ASOM, Airborne and Special Operations Museum – October 21
19)  Zombie Boat Cruise, J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center at Campbellton Landing – October 22
(see page 19)
20)  Halloween Havoc, Fayetteville Motor Speedway – October 22
21)  Spring Lake Recreation Department Fall Festival, Spring Lake Multipurpose Community Center – October 22
22)  Family Fun Carnival, College Lakes Recreation Center – October 22 (see page 46)
23)  Ghost Hunting in Fayetteville, Headquarters Library – October 23
24)  Ghosts of the Sandhills, Milton E. Mazarick Park – October 25 (see page 24)
25)  Fall Festival, Smith Recreation Center and Seabrook Park – October 26 (see page 64) 26)  Hallowe’en Revels: Night Tours of the 1897 Poe House, Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex – October 26 – 28
27)  Fayetteville Dogwood Fall Festival, Festival Park / Downtown Fayetteville – October 27 – 29
28)  12th Annual Fall Festival, Stedman Recreation Center – October 28 (see page 67)
29)  12th Annual Fall Festival, Gray’s Creek Recreation Center – October 28 (see page 50)
30)  Monster Mash Costume Party, Dorothy Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center – October 28
(see page 75)
31)  Trunk-or-Treat at the Swamp, Fayetteville SwampDogs at J.P. Riddle Stadium – October 28

Not enough?  Here are 11 bonus Family Activities in Fayetteville!

32)  Ghosts of the Sandhills Campfire Program, J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center – October 28
(see page 18)
33)  Fourth Friday at the Library: Zombie Break, Headquarters Library – October 28
34)  Halloween at the Boo-tanical Garden, Cape Fear Botanical Garden – October 28 – 30
35)  Family Fall Festival, Pine Forest Recreation Center – October 29 (see page 62)
36)  Eastover Heritage and Heroes, Eastover Community Center – October 29
37)  Poe House Trick-or-Treat, Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex – October 29
38)  North Carolina Halloween Half Marathon & 5K, Downtown Fayetteville and Cape Fear River Trail – October 30
39)  Halloween Trunk-a-Treat, Westover Recreation Center – October 31(see page 71)  
40)  Trick-or-Treat Downtown, Downtown Fayetteville – October 31
41)  Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear Exhibition, Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex – Ongoing Indefinitely
42)  Death and Remembrance: A Historical Perspective Exhibition, Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum – Ongoing Indefinitely (see page 14)

Now, which activities are you adding to your calendar?!  If you see us, at any of these events, be sure to say hello!  If this list was helpful to you, or you know anyone in the Fayetteville, NC area, please share on social media!

*** The Experience Life is only offering these activities as choices for family fun.  In no way are we endorsing or affiliated with the facilities, businesses or events listed.***

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