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Mom Favorites will now be bringing you 5 things to do in your hood every Friday. That is, if your hood is Charlotte, Atlanta, or Raleigh! Have an suggestions? Email Katie at Katie(dot)Harding(at)gmail(dot)com with ideas. Want to see your city featured? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do to help a momma out!
Happy Friday Y’all!
Top Five Activities for Charlotte this weekend (10/25 – 10/27)
1) Charlotte Nature Museum – Spinning Spiders and Creepy Crawlers
Saturday, October 26, Event runs 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Activities are free with Museum Admission: It’s a hauntingly good time! Enjoy Halloween treats and learn about all of our little friends that scurry underfoot, including spiders, bees, bats, scorpions and more.
2) Carolina Renaissance Festival – Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights!
Saturday & Sunday October 26th and 27th,
Looking for a fun, free, and safe place to trick or treat? Put the Renaissance Festival on your Halloween list of things to do with free event admission for all children 12 and under, free treats to be found all around the Festival village, and a Halloween Treasure Hunt with prizes! Children and adults are encouraged to show off their Halloween costumes and enter the Halloween Costume Contest!
3) Aw Shucks! Farm
Open to the public through November 17th
Corn Maze. Pumpkin patch. Picnic shelters. Play areas. Live music on Saturdays. What else do you need? How ’bout Storytelling and S’mores on Friday and Saturday night?
4) Fall Frolic at Anne Close Springs Greenway
Kick off the fall season on the Greenway with our family-friendly Fall Frolic festival, packed with activities for all ages. Fall Frolic on the Greenway runs Saturdays and Sundays, October 5-27. Non-member entry is $12 for all ages (4 and under free). Wagon rides, corn maze, farm animals and more!
5) Small Hands Big Art Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct. 26 between 11am-3pm for our annual Fall Festival!
Free fall-inspired arts & crafts for kids age 4+ and $1 pumpkin painting & bedazzling (while they last!).
Top Five Activities for Atlanta this weekend (10/25 – 10/27)
1) Zoo Atlanta: Boo at the Zoo
Saturday, Oct 26 and Sunday, Oct 27 between 9:30 and 3pm
It’s that time of year when Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns! Sample the treats, sights, characters and adventures of the whimsical Zoo Boo Town on four magical days with more than 1,500 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume!
2) Atlanta Botanical Garden: Scarecrows in the Garden
This year, the Garden is stuffed with nearly 150 scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations. The creative scarecrows share the stage with the larger than life plant creatures of Imaginary Worlds. These are the final weeks to see the exhibition of fantastic living sculptures that has been stirring imaginations since May
3) Trick or Treat at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Saturday, October 26th at 6:30 pm
Join us for our annual Halloween event: Trick or Treat at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta! A perfect destination for your child’s first trick-or-treating experience, Trick or Treat at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta offers a fun-filled evening of games, crafts, dancing, raffles, delicious food, Halloween themed movies and candy—all while wearing your favorite costume
4) Atlanta World Kit Expo – FREE!
Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. in Piedmont Park
The second annual “Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo” features outdoor family fun with kites, food and family entertainment. There will be costume contests, a kids fun zone, pumpkin decorating contests, food vendors, arts and craft vendors, music, kite demonstrations and, of course, kite flying.
5) Fun with Flashlights in the Planetarium
Saturday, October 26th, 1pm
Parents and children six years old and younger will enjoy this Halloween event designed specially for them. Wear a costume and bring a flashlight to Fernbank Science Center’s Planetarium for an afternoon of fun under the stars!
Top Five Activities for Raleigh this weekend (10/25 – 10/27)
1) NC State Fair
It’s the last weekend for the NC State Fair! Featuring livestock, agricultural, arts and cultural exhibits, an amusement midway and nightly, nationally acclaimed musical performances.Gate tickets are $9 for ages 13-64 and $4 for ages 6-12. Ages 5 and younger and 65 and older are admitted free. Just maybe skip the Vortex ride?!
2) Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party
Saturday October 26th 6-9
Come in costume for a ghoulish good time! Experience the magic of Marbles after dark at this family-friendly Halloween spooktacular. You may want to purchase tickets in advance to save a few bucks!
3) Green Acres Corn Maze
Our 2013 10-acre corn maze is OVER 2.5 miles of fun! There is a game WITHIN the maze to challenge our guests. Sunday, October 27th is the last day this corn maze is open to the public. $10 per person; $8 for seniors; $6 for military; children 3 and under are free.
4) Morrisville Spooktacular Trail Walk
Saturday, October 26th, 6-10pm
Morrisville Community Park transforms into a spooktacular trail! The early portion of the evening will feature a family friendly trail with mild scares. Later in the evening the trail will become spookier, and is suitable for adults and children ages 10 and older. 6-8 pm: Family-Friendly Trail; 8-10 pm: Guided Haunted Trail (recommended for children ages 10 and older)
5) Carolina RailHawks vs Atlanta Silverbacks: NASL Soccer
October 26th, 7pm
The Carolina RailHawks are a professional soccer team based in Cary, N.C. They compete in the NASL (North American Soccer League) and play home matches at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Come support Greater Raleigh’s local soccer team, the Carolina RailHawks, as they take on the Atlanta Silverbacks at home. $10-$26 adults; $5 kids (age 3-5).