Consignment Sales and Stores in the Triangle


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Parents with kids of all ages know the stress that comes along with shopping on a budget. It's hard to rationalize spending an arm and leg on outfits your kids will outgrow by next month. To help you save some money, we've compiled a list of consignment sales and shops in the Triangle area. All offer second-hand clothing for bargain prices and are organized by county. Happy shopping!

Wake County Sales

Thrift2Gift Dollar Days Clothing Event 
Cary location Facebook page
900 East Chatham St., Cary 

  • Check back for 2018 Dollar Days dates. Find out about more sales on Facebook.
  • All regular priced clothing, shoes, and accessories will be only $1. Special price clothing, shoes, accessories will be 50 percent off.
  • Proceeds from the sale will directly benefit local charities that help families and children in crisis.

Twice as Nice Kids Consignment Sale
Cary Towne Center Mall, Former Macy's Building
1105 Walnut Street, Cary, NC

  • Aug. 10-12, 2017 (public sale dates)
  • A one-stop shopping experience for families offering gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, books, equipment and more for infants up to size 16 junior.

The Divine Consign Show
​The Garden on Millbrook
2400 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

  • Sept. 12-14, 2017
  • A high-end consignment and overstock event specializing in trunk show and boutique lines. 

The Monkey Exchange Fall Show
​North Hills Club Ballroom
4824 Yadkin Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609

  • Sept. 27-29, 2017 
  • Offers gently used clothing from children’s specialty shops and boutiques. 

Good 2 Grow Kids Consignment Sale
Location TBA

  • Sept. 15-17, 2017 
  • Offers gently used children's clothing, shoes, baby accessories, bedding, toys/books/videos (DVDs only), baby equipment and more.

Kids EveryWear Sale
1001 Airport Blvd., Morrisville, NC 27560

  • Sept. 16-18, 2017
  • A seasonal children's consignment sale held twice a year in the early spring and fall.

KidAround KidSale
​The Factory
1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest 27587

  • Sept. 22-24, 2017
  • A consignment sale featuring children's clothing, toys, furniture and more.

Wings Consignment Sale
Holland's United Methodist Church
9433 Ten-Ten Road, Raleigh, NC 27603

  • Aug. 25-26, 2017 
  • Gently used kids and maternity clothing, toys and equipment. 30% of sales go to the missions sponsored by WINGS, a Hollands United Methodist Women's Circle. 

Just 4 Kids Fall Sale
​Fellowship Baptist Church
1701 Bud Lipscomb Road, Willow Spring, NC 27592

  • Oct. 10-12, 2017
  • A semi-annual sale featuring clothing, shoes, toys, DVDs, CDs and more.

Upscale Resale
​Carry Crossroads – beside Marshalls
434 Crossroads Blvd., Cary, NC 27518

  • Sept. 14-16, 2017
  • Offers boutique clothing, shoes and accessories. Sales held twice a year in Cary, NC in the spring and fall. 

Kidz Stuff Consignment Sale
​Hayes Barton Baptist Church
1800 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27608

  • Sept. 14-16, 2017 
  • Great deals on gently used fall and winter children's clothes, toys, maternity wear and more. 

Triangle Parents of Multiples (TPOM)
​North Raleigh Church of Christ
8701 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615

  • Aug. 19, 2017
  • Consignment sale including equipment, toys, and clothing, held twice a year. Hosted by The Triangle Parents of Multiples. The spring/summer sale will take place Feb. 24, 2018.

Equestrian Exchange Horse Track Consignment Sale
​NC State Fairgrounds, Holshouser Building
1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27607

  • Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2017
  • Buy horse items and tack, riding attire and barn supplies.

Designer Consignors
1105 Walnut Street, Cary Towne Center (former Macy’s building)
Cary, NC 27511

  • Sept. 28-30, 2017
  • Clothing, hand bags, jewelry, accessories, shoes, home décor and more.

FUMC Children’s Consignment Sale
First United Methodist Church Cary
117 S. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511

  • Sept. 22-23, 2017
  • Offers like-new children’s clothing, maternity clothing, nursery equipment, toys and books. 

 

Durham County Sales

Kidcycle Consignment 101
​Northgate Mall
1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham, NC 27701

  • Oct. 6-8, 2017
  • Offers children’s clothing and shoes from preemie to junior sizes, maternity clothes, children's furniture, baby equipment, toys, bikes, bedding, etc. 

Orange County Sales

Mothers of Multiples Semi-Annual Sales
HillSong Church, 201 Culbreth Rd., Chapel Hill 27615

  • Sept. 30, 2017
  • Clothes for twins, triplets and more.

Johnston County Sales

JoCo Kids Consignment Sale
Free-standing building in front of Walmart in Clayton
12809 US Business Highway 70 W, Clayton, NC 27520

  • Aug. 12-14, 2017
  • Find new and gently used items for 70-80% off! Semi-annual children’s consignment sale.

Stores

Wake County Stores

The Children's Orchard
2865 Jones Franklin Rd., Raleigh
919-852-0550
Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

The Glittery Frog Boutique 
515 E. Broad St., Fuquay-Varina, NC
919-762-7118 
Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and closed Sunday.

Around Again
​4112 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 
919-872-7283
Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fri-Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sunday.
Selling children's and maternity wear since 1991. Also offering ladies and men’s clothing and formal wear.

Kid to Kid Apex
​1059 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex, NC 27502
919-303-8522
Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Name brand kids clothes, shoes, toys, baby gear and maternity fashions.

Once Upon a Child Cary
​253 Grande Heights Dr., Cary, NC 27513
919-380-8768
Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Buy and sell gently used clothes, toys and equipment.

Plato's Closet Cary
​111 Crossroads Blvd., Cary, NC 27518
919-851-9737
Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Buy, sell and trade brand name, gently used clothing.

Plato's Closet Raleigh
​6011 Poyner Village Pwky #107, Raleigh, NC 27616
919-872-7544
Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Buy, sell and trade brand name, gently used clothing.

Plato's Closet Brier Creek
7920 Skyland Ridge Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617
919-937-2207
Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Buy, sell and trade brand name, gently used clothing.

Thrift 2 Gift
900 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511
919-651-0482
Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sells donated clothing, furniture, toys, various household items and more.

Durham County Stores

Baby Bear
​3409 University Dr., Durham, NC 27707
919-493-0854
Open Mon.-Fri, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gently used clothing for infant to children. Also offering maternity clothing and baby equipment.

Plato's Closet Durham
8128 Renaissance Pwky, Durham, NC 27713
919-544-2661
Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Buy, sell and trade brand name, gently used clothing.

Recyclique Shop
​2811 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC
Open Wed.-Fri., 1:30-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Recyclique is a nonprofit co-op shop devoted to creative re-use and sustainability; vendors include adults and older teens that create upcycled products.

Orange County Stores

The Red Hen
201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-942-4420
Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Carries pre-owned clothes, toys and equipment, as well as new items.

MySecretCloset Hillsborough
107 John Earl St., Hillsborough, NC 27278 (Behind Bojangles)
919-732-1254
Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Offers clothing and accessories for women, men, and juniors as well as small home decor.

MySecretCloset Mebane
3965 Arrowhead Blvd., Mebane, NC 27302
919-563-6902
Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Offers clothing and accessories for women, men, and juniors as well as small home decor.

Johnston County Stores

Pizazz Clayton
132 E. Main St., Clayton, NC 27520
919-550-1915
Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Gently used clothing and small household items available. All proceeds go directly to women and children in Johnston County.

Pizazz Smithfield
119 N. Third St, Smithfield, NC 27577
919- 989-9359
Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Gently used clothing and small household items available. All proceeds go directly to women and children in Johnston County.

This article was updated Aug. 8, 2017.

 

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1222 Copeland Oaks Dr.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Contact Name: Rebecca Quinones
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Cost: Free

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Durham, NC  27705
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Contact Name: Adam, Laura, Josh, Sumi
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Cost: $5-$15/person

Where:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: International Focus
Telephone: 919-782-0552
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Cost: Free admission and parking

Where:
Main Street, downtown Garner
Garner, NC  27529


Sponsor: Garner Revitalization Association
Telephone: 919-773-4402
Contact Name: Mari Howe
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One day in class, Grace Campbell discovered that there has never been a female president. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be president and...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Raleigh Little Theater
301 Pogue Street
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Carolina Ballet presents a night of haunted stories and bewitching tales.

Cost: $32 and up

Where:
Fletcher Theater
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Participants develop their naturalist skills and understanding of local nature. Ages 5-8 with parent. Register online.

Cost: $8/resident, $10/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Explore the science of sound and meet special guest musicians. Get an up close look at instruments, make a scrap-instrument to take home and enjoy the music. Everybody can get their...

Cost: $5 ages 1 and older

Where:
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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A blue cat is on his way to stay with a new family and he’s excited, but Jimmy Biddle is nervous about how their houseguest is going to shake things up. When Jimmy draws a blank in art...

Cost: $12

Where:
Stewart Theatre, N.C. State University
2610 Cates Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27695
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One day in class, Grace Campbell discovered that there has never been a female president. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be president and...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Raleigh Little Theater
301 Pogue Street
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Cost: Free

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Enjoy a 45-minute class designed to strengthen and stretch the entire body, balance the nervous system, improve body awareness and more. Yoga classes for children incorporate breathing, music,...

Cost: $12/child; $10 for siblings

Where:
Yoga Garden PBO
184 E. Street
Pittsboro, NC  27312
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Sponsor: Kids Yoga with Emily
Telephone: 919-780-3516
Contact Name: Emily Behr
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Kids ages 6 and younger enjoy stories. Take part in an optional arts and crafts session after storytime for $5.

Cost: Free

Where:
Read With Me Book Shop
111 E. Hargett St., $110
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Toddler Time is a special time for ages 5 and younger to bounce under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $7-$10

Where:
Sky Zone Durham
1720 Guess Rd., Ste. 90
Durham, NC  27701
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Students in grades K-5 take part in hands-on activities and learn about leaves and other fun fall topics. Hands-on learning stations will be open from 10 a.m.-noon. Stop by the Visitor Center...

Cost: $5/student

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: JC Raulston Arboretum
Telephone: (919) 513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
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Children delight in discoveries of shapes, colors and textures in nature. Ages 1 and older with parent. Registration required.

Cost: $8/resident, $10/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Kids ages 6 and younger enjoy stories. Take part in an optional arts and crafts session after storytime for $5.

Cost: Free

Where:
Read With Me Book Shop
111 E. Hargett St., $110
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Join others for an easy-paced hike around the greenway accompanied by a naturalist. Register online. Choose course #209281.

Cost: Free

Where:
Walnut Creek Wetland Park
950 Peterson St.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-2760
Contact Name: Stacie Hagwood
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Cost: Free

Where:
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Children delight in discoveries of shapes, colors and textures in nature. Ages 1 and older with parent. Registration required.

Cost: $8/resident, $10/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Learn about gourds, make a craft and go on a pumpkin hunt. All ages with adult. Registration required.

Cost: $1/person

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Enjoy movies, trick-or-treating in the shopping district, a costume contest for kids and adults, free hayrides and more.

Cost: Free

Where:
Park West Village
Village Market Place, corner of 54 and Cary Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Telephone: 919-467-8880
Contact Name: Meghan
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Enjoy games, a costume parade, bounce house, balloon animals, pumpkin painting and a food truck.

Cost: Free

Where:
Pinewoods Montessori
109 Millstone Dr.
Hillsborough, NC
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Five characters from Johnston County’s past will be brought back to life October 26 during the Johnston County Heritage Center’s 13th annual Ghost Walk in Smithfield’s historic...

Cost: $3 for adults, $2 for students

Where:
100 E. Church St.
Smithfield, NC  27577
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Sponsor: Johnston County Heritage Center
Telephone: 919-934-2836
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Get the entire family into costume and enjoy a haunted bus, trunk-or-treat and a costume contest. Take two bags of candy to share with everyone visiting the event. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Durham Central Park
501 Foster St.
Durham , NC  27701
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Sponsor: Durham YMCAs
Telephone: 919-667-9622
Contact Name: Matthew McAulay
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Play spooky games and enjoy snacks. Costumes encouraged. Grades 6-10.

Cost: Free

Where:
Eva Perry Regional Library
2100 Shepherds Vineyard Dr.
Apex, NC  27502
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Go nutty for nature as children satisfy some of their curiosity about the world around them and parents share in the joy of discovery. Ages 3-5 with parent. Register online.

Cost: $10/resident, $13/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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A wonderfully kid-paced hour featuring music, play and dancing with toddler stars singing on the mic at Cotton's gently amplified & participatory music show. Children delight in...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Pump It Up Raleigh
10700 World Trade Blvd, #112
Raleigh, NC  27617
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Sponsor: Pump it Up
Telephone: 919-828-3344
Contact Name: Owner/manager Kellie Paterson McHugh
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Wander the garden to see glowing pumpkins and follow a scavenger hunt. Make your own natural potions, meet live critters, design a candy catapult, and create leaf art. Enjoy treats and prizes. Take...

Cost: $5/person. Free for ages 3 and younger

Where:
NC Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
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Sponsor: NC Botanical Garden
Telephone: 919-249-8404
Contact Name: Andrew Torlage
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Kids spend a night out in nature making memories and new friends in an old-fashioned, camp-style program. Ages 8-12. Registration required.

Cost: $17/resident, $22/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Wear a costume and show off your best dance moves at a free costume party for the Southeast Raleigh community hosted by Expressions in Rhythm Studio. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Expressions in Rhythm Studio
918 Rock Quarry Rd.
Suite 105
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: Expressions in Rhythm Studio
Telephone: 919-615-3088
Contact Name: Expressions in Rhythm Studio
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Take the family to view classic films. Games and activities will occur before the movie every Friday in October, 6-9 p.m. (The movie starts at dark.) Pullen...

Where:
Pullen Park and Pullen Place Café
408 Ashe Ave.
Raleigh, NC
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Kids spend a night out in nature making memories and new friends in an old-fashioned, camp-style program. Ages 8-12. Registration required.

Cost: $17/resident, $22/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Enjoy dinner, a costume contest, dance party and games and a haunted house. Ages 4-12. 

Cost: $25/child

Where:
Master Choi's Olympic Taekwondo
105 W. NC 54, Ste. 269
Durham, NC  27713
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Sponsor: Master Choi
Telephone: 919-544-2222
Contact Name: Master Oh
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Zombiepalooza features local filmmakers’ own zombie films, cosplay zombies and classic films, including "Dawn of the Dead."

Cost: Free

Where:
The Cary Theater
122 E. Chatham St.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-462-2051
Contact Name: Town of Cary
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Teens enjoy a costume contest, dance contest and art projects. 

Cost: $25/person; additional guest is $20

Where:
Artopia
6109 Maddry Oaks Ct.
Raleigh, NC  27616
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Telephone: 919-307-8144
Contact Name: Debbie Hopper
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Navigate through the building to experience all of the thrills that the Cary Teen Council has created to get your adrenaline rushing. All ages welcome; parental discretion...

Cost: $2/person

Where:
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Avenue
Cary, NC  27513
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Sponsor: Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department
Telephone: 919-469-4061
Contact Name: Town of Cary
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Get into the Halloween spirit as the Cary Town Band performs spooky music accompanied by dancers from Graceful Expressions.

Cost: Free

Where:
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Ave.
Cary, NC
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Adults enjoy museum activities, food trucks, a costume contest, candy apple bar and more. An Escape Room Challenge is $5 extra. Advance ticket purchase recommended.

Cost: $18/person

Where:
Kidzu Children's Museum
201 S. Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Toddler Time is a special time for ages 5 and younger to bounce under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $7-$10

Where:
Sky Zone Durham
1720 Guess Rd., Ste. 90
Durham, NC  27701
View map »


Website »

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Take the family and celebrate fall with hayrides, 19th-century carnival games, corn shucking contest, townball (old-fashioned baseball) and more. Learn about 19th-century farm life,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bentonville Battlefield
5466 Harper House Rd.
Four Oaks, NC  27524
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Explore all four levels of the mill and learn about its preserved machinery. Ages 10 and older. Registration required.

Cost: $10/adult, $6 ages 10-16

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
Website »

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Go nutty for nature as children satisfy some of their curiosity about the world around them and parents share in the joy of discovery. Ages 3-5 with parent. Register online.

Cost: $10/resident, $13/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
View map »


Telephone: 919-387-5980
Website »

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Skateboard, BMX and scooter riders compete. Beginners start the day off at 10 a.m., moving on to the intermediate level at 1 p.m. The advanced level begins at 4 p.m., finishing up with the...

Cost: Free for spectators

Where:
Sk8 Cary
2040 N.W. Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27513
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Sponsor: Town of Cary
Telephone: 919-380-2970
Contact Name: Veronica Thring
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Live entertainment, a kids' zone, cornhole competition, food trucks, and arts and crafts vendors highlight this annual festival in Holly Springs.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park
2401 Grigsby Ave.
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Learn basic canoeing skills and explore the pond's features as only seen from the water. Sessions are 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Ages 5 and older with adult. Register online.

Cost: $10/boat

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Take part in fun, hands-on science experiments, which include chemistry, physics, materials and an engineering experiment. See website for ages and times. Register online. 

Cost: $55/child

Where:
SMILE Camp
6301 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: SMILE Camp
Telephone: 919-538-5278
Contact Name: Sheila Marsh
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Join us in Downtown Smithfield on October 28 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the Junior Women's League of Smithfield's 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck event! This is a unique...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Smithfield
Downtown Smithfield
Smithfield, NC  27577
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Sponsor: Junior Women's League of Smithfield
Contact Name: Dana Peterson
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Learn about fiber, knots and weaving on a loom made from household materials to make a woven skeleton for Halloween. Materials provided. Register online.

Cost: $27 plus materials fee

Where:
Durham Arts Council
120 Morris St.
Durham , NC  27701
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Sponsor: Durham Arts Council
Telephone: 919-560-2726
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Kids ages 6 and younger enjoy stories. Take part in an optional arts and crafts session after storytime for $5.

Cost: Free

Where:
Read With Me Book Shop
111 E. Hargett St., $110
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Take your four-legged friend to Crowder District Park for the fifth annual Canine Contests for dog tricks. Costumes optional. No registration required.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder District Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd.
Apex, NC
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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The North Carolina Symphony and the Triangle Youth Ballet bring Prokofiev's timeless story of bravery to life on stage through playful music, colorful costumes, and beautiful dance. 

Cost: $13-$26

Where:
Meymandi Concert Hall
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Wear your costume and go trick-or-treating in a maze. Visit with farm animals and get a family photo with Silas and Sadie Scarecrow, Spookley, the Square Pumpkin and the Minions. Stroll...

Cost: $10/person; cash only

Where:
Lazy O Farm
3583 Packing Plant Road
Smithfield, NC  27577
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Sponsor: Lazy O Farm
Telephone: 919-934-1132
Contact Name: Tami Thompson
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Take a 30-minute tour to view the main power drive and milling machinery. Tickets available inside the park's visitor center. Online registration encouraged.

Cost: $5/adult, $3 ages 7-16. Free for ages 6 and younger

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Celebrate the season with a wagon ride out to the back areas of the park to search for a hidden pumpkin, then return to the Longleaf Shelter to carve a Halloween masterpiece with your family....

Cost: $2/person

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC  27562
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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Dress up in a favorite costume creation for a party that includes light refreshments, an art activity, dancing and costume awards.

Cost: $1/person

Where:
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Ave.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Dept
Telephone: 919-469-4069
Contact Name: Town of Cary
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Carolina Ballet presents a night of haunted stories and bewitching tales.

Cost: $32 and up

Where:
Fletcher Theater
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Explore the historic nature of Leigh Farm Park with a friendly guide. Venture inside the historic farmhouse while being captivated by tales about life at Leigh Farm throughout the years.

Cost: Free

Where:
Leigh Farm Park
370 Leigh Farm Rd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: Durham Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 919-560-1116
Contact Name: Natalya Buckel
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The Heart of Cary Association hosts family-friendly activities including trick-or-treating at local businesses, a petting zoo, bounce house, local musicians, pumpkin carving, cookie...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Cary
Academy and W. Chatham St.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Heart of Cary Association
Contact Name: Leah Campbell
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Be challenged to designed a graphical animated game and add a Halloween surprise. Choose either the 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. session. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Coder School
201 Davis Grove Circle
Cary, NC  27519
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Sponsor: The Coder School - Cary
Telephone: 919-234-5193
Contact Name: Nidhi Joshi
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Stop by the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve at one of the carving stations or take your own. Pumpkins will be lit for display and judged in a variety of categories. Stay for...

Cost: Free; pumpkins cost extra

Where:
Cary Downtown Park
319 S. Academy St.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Dept
Telephone: 919-469-4061
Contact Name: Town of Cary
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Enjoy lots of fun activities for children and families: bounce house, trunk or treat, games, crafts, and more. Non-scary costumes welcome.

Cost: Free

Where:
Epworth United Methodist Church
3002 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: Epworth UMC
Telephone: 919-489-6557
Contact Name: Amanda Wilson
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Enjoy a fall festival with games, a cornhole tournament, barbecue, a haunted house and more.

Cost: Fees vary by activity

Where:
North Raleigh Swim Club
8105 Haymarket Ln
Raleigh, NC  27615
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Wear a costume and enjoy trick-or-treating along Salem Street in historic downtown Apex. Allergy free treats available at teal-colored pumpkin stations. Learn more at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Downtown Apex
Salem Street
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: Apex Downtown Business Association
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Dress in your best Halloween costume and join us for an afternoon of trick-or-treating, storytelling, and a magic show.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Cary Towne Center
1105 Walnut St.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Dept
Telephone: 919-469-4061
Contact Name: Town of Cary
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The North Carolina Symphony and the Triangle Youth Ballet bring Prokofiev's timeless story of bravery to life on stage through playful music, colorful costumes, and beautiful dance. 

Cost: $13-$26

Where:
Meymandi Concert Hall
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Take part in a live theater experience by following pirates, pilots, and pioneers as they twist and turn throughout a lantern-lit tour of the exhibit "The Story of North...

Cost: $8/member, $10/nonmember

Where:
NC Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: NC Museum of History Associates (MOHA)
Telephone: 919-870-7853
Contact Name: Kara Meyer
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Enjoy trunk-or-treating from decorated car trunks, trunk decorating contest, food and beverages, free games with prizes, crafts, strolling performers and family-friendly music in a safe...

Cost: Free

Where:
New City Church
8015 Creedmoore Rd Suite 101
Raleigh, NC  27613
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Sponsor: New City Church
Telephone: 919-434-1900
Contact Name: Dylan Dodson
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Families play spider games to learn about creepy crawly spider adaptations, make spider crafts, and carve a jack-o-lantern. Take a walk in the dark woods to look and listen for what goes...

Cost: $6/participant

Where:
Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Discover what's happening in the forest as the sun sets, and listen to stories and enjoy s'mores around a campfire. All ages with adult. Register online.

Cost: $18/resident, $24/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Enjoy a night of truck or treat. All ages.

Cost: Free

Where:
New Hope Baptist Church
4301 Louisburg Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27604
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Sponsor: New Hope Baptist Church
Telephone: 919-876-5250
Contact Name: Lori Welborn
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Discover which animals are active in the wetland at night, and go for a night hike.  Ages 5 and older. Register online. Choose course #209316.

Cost: $2/person

Where:
Walnut Creek Wetland Park
950 Peterson St.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-2760
Contact Name: Stacie Hagwood
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Spooky stories and ghostly legends are dramatized by Cary Players in a macabre walking tours of historic downtown Cary. Suitable for ages 10 and older. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $15/person

Where:
Page-Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop
Cary, NC  27513
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Sponsor: Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Dept
Telephone: 919-469-4061
Contact Name: Town of Cary
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Carolina Ballet presents a night of haunted stories and bewitching tales.

Cost: $32 and up

Where:
Fletcher Theater
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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