From shooting zombies to carving pumpkins and even sniffing out a murder suspect, fall in Durham is an exciting time, with so many Halloween-inspired events to enjoy. Every weekend through October, you’ll find something fun to do. Here’s a run-down of some of the best upcoming activities not far from Palladian Place:
Xtreme Haunt – A Real-Life Zombie Shooting Experience
Xtreme Park Adventures
October 14 – October 29
If you want to try your hand at a real-life zombie apocalypse experience, head to Xtreme Park Adventures on Friday or Saturday between October 14 and October 29 for Xtreme Haunt. Board your own military vehicles mounted with paintball guns, and drive through the park to shoot costumed zombies. Tickets are $15 and include the ride with 100 paintballs.
Durham Symphony Orchestra’s 3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular
Head to the Northgate Mall to enjoy live spooky music from the Durham Symphony Orchestra. This family-friendly event also features a puppet show put on by Paperhand Puppets Intervention. Local food trucks will be on hand for your dining needs, and children’s activities will keep all attendees engaged well. The concert and events start at 4 and there is no cost to attend.
Duke Homestead’s Halloween Phantasmagoria
Explroe the history of Halloween aind spiritualism at Duke Homestead on October 28. This kid-frienldy event focuses on historical concepts instead of frightful ones, and will provide an interesting look into the origins of this popular holiday. The event starts at 6:30, and put on your walking shoes as it will take you all over the Homestead.
Halloween Murder Mystery
Maggiano’s Little Italy
From 6-9 on Halloween, Maggiano’s Little Italy will transform into a dinner theater for a hilarious muder mystery dinner theater experience. Guests should remember that by attending, they could become a participant and evne a murder suspect! Tickets to hte enent include a three-course dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and the show.
Life in Durham is rarely boring, and in October it comes alive with spooky fun. Take some time to plan for one of these events on your calendar!
Halloween is quickly approaching and if you’re looking for ways to celebrate the season, we’re here with a list of pretty great activities right here in Durham, NC!
Xtreme Haunt- a Real Life Zombie Experience
Xtreme Park Adventures
October 16 -31
6pm – 12am
This is Halloween to the extreme! Live out your walking dead fantasies when you board military vehicles with mounted paintball guns and drive through the park to defend yourself from attacking zombies. The experience costs $30 includes the zombie ride, 100 paintballs and zombie target practice.
Hallow-Eno at West Point on the Eno
West Point on the Eno
Perfect for families and children, this Halloween event features campfire stories, songs, hayrides, treats, crafts, games, and face painting! Come out rain or shine and enjoy a fabulous Halloween event with the family!
Durham Ghost Tours
Every Friday & Saturday
Begins at 7:30pm
If you’re interested in local ghost stories, paranormal locations, folklore, and local history, you’ll want to take part in one of Durham’s ghost tours. The Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk is a family friendly 1.5 mile walking tour for adults and kids (age 8 and older) while the Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure is a 1 mile walking tour through downtown Durham visiting four bars and four haunted locations.
Living at Palladian Place puts you right in the heart of the action in Durham, NC! That’s one of the many reasons the Apartments at Palladian Place are designed for living!
As fall is kicks off this Monday, don’t think your farmer’s market days are behind you. The Durham Farmer’s Market is open year round offering local, farm fresh food just a short drive from The Apartments at Palladian Place. Open on Wednesday’s from 3:30 – 6:30pm and Saturday’s from 8:00am – noon at the Pavilion at Durham Central Park in the heart of downtown Durham, the Durham Farmer’s Market is just one of the things that mFall events in DurhamFall events in Durhamakes Durham one of the best places to live!
Comprised of a community of farmer’s, growers, and crafters, the Durham Farmer’s Market is full of people selling handmade produce, goods, and foods, all from less than 70 miles away. With more than 50 vendors, you’re sure to find something you want, either for dinner, or for your home. With the weather getting cooler, this is the perfect place to find the ingredients for the healthy soup you’ve wanted to make, or for the decadent pumpkin desserts you’ve been pinning since summer! Stop by on a Saturday and you can pick up local meats, cheeses, eggs, and even grab fresh flowers or a potted plant to brighten up your apartment. Sounds like the makings of a great dinner party!
The Durham Farmer’s Market is located in the center of Durham, becoming a gathering place at Duhram Central Park. It’s one of the reason why we’re proud to be part of this community, because of the great people! The amazing vendors are providing local goods that are at their peak flavor, meaning you’re getting the fruits and vegetables that are the best around. Now that fall is here, stop by and pick up some local squash or greens and taste the difference! Can you imagine surprising your friends (or yourself) by baking a homemade apple pie with apples fresh from the farmer’s market?
For more information, or to grab some recipes for inspirations, visit www.durhamfarmersmarket.com.