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2019 Holiday Events: Santa Visits, Christmas Tree Lightings, Sleigh Rides, Parades, Festivals

Tickets for many events are on sale now. Find out when and where local parades, holiday performances, santa visits and more will take place.

Oct. 21-24: NC State Fair, Spooky Stories, Museum Community Day, Nature Watchers and Zombie String Dolls

Oct. 21-24: Check out the North Carolina State Fair, Spooky Stories, Museum Community Day, Nature Watchers and Zombie String Dolls.

Shop for Handmade Gifts at Holiday Craft Fairs

Start your holiday shopping early by visiting these Triangle-area craft fairs.

Weekend Family Fun Across the Triangle

Oct. 18-20: Check out the North Carolina State Fair, Triangle Oktoberfest, Fall Festival at Bentonville Battlefield and Concert for a Field of Dreams

Is My Child Too Young for a Haunted House?

Read expert advice to help you figure out what's appropriate for your child at Halloween.

Family-Friendly Festivals: October 2019

Dozens of festivals in the Triangle for family fun

Travel Guide: Ashe County, North Carolina

Small-town charm and low-key adventures make this North Carolina border town a perfect family getaway

Fall Fun: Book Recommendations for Kids

'Hedgehugs Autumn Hide-and-Squeak,' 'Hello, Fall!' and more

Free, Fall Outdoor Concerts in the Triangle

Discover these three venues where you can sit back and enjoy free outdoor concerts and the cooler temperatures of fall.

Picking Age-Appropriate Halloween Costumes

A guide for different stages

North Carolina By Train: A Guide for the Fall

Plus: The special seasonal events from each service

8 Scenic Drives in North Carolina for Families

North Carolina is home to many scenic routes for families who enjoy road-tripping.

7 Great Places to Take a Fall Family Photo in the Triangle

From North Raleigh to Apex, try one of these scenic spots for a fall family portrait.

Explore the Museum of Life and Science's Newest Exhibit: 'Earth Moves'

Experiment with the natural and human forces that shape and reshape the Earth's surface at this one-of-a-kind outdoor exhibit.

Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, Corn Mazes, Halloween and Trick-or-Treat Events

Enjoy pumpkin patches, hayrides and corn mazes, trick-or-treat events and Halloween fun in and around the Triangle.

Where to Find Apple-Picking Fun in North Carolina

Here are seven orchards your family can visit for apple fun and treats.

Family-Friendly Festivals: September 2019

40 festivals in the Triangle for family fun

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in North Carolina

Venture out of town for a day trip or weekend getaway to enjoy one or more of the state's best fests.

Enjoy Special Park Activities for National TRACK Trails Day on August 24

Event celebrates 10-year anniversary of program that connects kids to the outdoors.

Corn Maze Opens at North Carolina Museum of Art

Travel through an art-meets-science corn maze exhibit called "From Teosinte to Tomorrow" to find the ancestor of modern corn.

Didn't Get Tickets to the Pullen Park Holiday Express? Here are 13 Other Options

Pullen Park's Holiday Express isn't the only train in town. Here are 14 more options to consider.

Books for Back to School

Recommendations to help kids get excited

Carolina Parent Announces the 2019 Readers' Favorites Award Winners

Here are our readers' favorite places to visit, dine, shop and explore.

Spraygrounds and Splash Pads for Kids in the Triangle

Check out these refreshing attractions that invite play and more.