Halloween is here and one of the best places to visit to see some scary decorations is located in the Historic Oakwood neighborhood of downtown Raleigh. There is a nice background story by the N&O from 2013 about the owner, Jesse Jones, and his inspiration for the the haunted house.
You can find the house on the corner of Oakwood Avenue and East Street. It’s fun to stop by during the day to check out all the detail, but I hear it is even cooler at night when it is lit up. There are even a few motion sensored gadgets that are sure to give you a scare. Apparently a zombie or two are known to show up on Halloween night and pose for pictures with onlookers. Here is a map to the exact location of the house. Happy Halloween!
It is finally October and once again I am on the prowl to find the perfect pumpkin! There are several different local farms where you can go right to the patch and pick your own. A few of my local favorites include Page Farms in Raleigh, Ganyard Hill Farm in Durham, Green Acres Farm in Cary, DJ’s Berry Patch in Apex, and Vollmer Farm in Franklin County. There are many other great farms in the area as well. If you have any specific suggestions feel free to share them in the comments section.
You can also pick up a great pumpkin at the Raleigh Farmer’s market (pictured above). They have a wide variety of sizes and shapes and even sell white pumpkins! A pumpkin decorating contest will be held at the market on Thursday October 9th with cash prizes for the best decorated pumpkin in each age group. Check out the Farmers’ Market website or download the contest announcement here for details on how to enter.