This fall, students are planning to take advantage of the festive events that Chapel Hill and Durham have to offer.
Beyond the traditional events and attractions, there is much to appreciate about this fair-weathered season.
“I'm really excited to watch fall-themed TV shows and movies while eating fall foods,” sophomore Adel Berhe said. “For example, 'Gilmore Girls,' 'When Harry Met Sally...,' 'Twitches'— those are just the highlights.”
While some will be cozying up on the couch with their favorite series or films, sophomore Tatum Pryor said she can’t wait to go outside this season.
“My favorite thing about fall events is the community and being able to talk to people and be away from screens — and typically be outdoors,” Pryor said. “I always feel the best when I’m around people who are passionate about things and in a very communal atmosphere.”
Turn over a new leaf with this guide to all of the best pumpkin patches, festivals, spooky spectacles and more.
Pumpkin patches and farms
While Chapel Hill may not be home to Charlie Brown’s great pumpkin, it has many local farms and patches that students can visit with friends, family or significant others.
Just a 15-minute drive from UNC's campus, Spring Haven Farm has a wide variety of farm animals to feed — including Peppa Pig, Annie the Donkey and cows Wilbur and Orville.