Weekend Fun: 7 Ideas for Things to Do With Kids

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1. Harvest celebrations continue at some farms in and around the Triangle, where you’ll find pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides and other fall fun. Browse our roundup to see what’s happening at Farmer Ganyard Upchurch Farm in Cary, Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville, Ken’s Korny Corn Maze in Garner and Naylor Family Farm and Giant Corn Maze in Fuquay-Varina.

2. Holiday craft fairs take over the Triangle on Nov. 7 in towns ranging from Knightdale, Rolesville and Apex to Durham and Wake Forest. Browse our roundup for details of times and locations. 

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3. Go see a live performance. This weekend, choose from performances listed below. Browse our roundup for details of these and other upcoming shows. 

  •  “The Glass Menagerie” at the Bartlett Theater in Durham.
  • “A Year with Frog and Toad” at Raleigh Little Theatre in Raleigh
  • “Expressions in Rhythm Studio: “Fall Performance Showcase” at the Murphey School in Raleigh
  • “Storybook Dances” at Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex
  • “Kid Power's Operation Lunch Line 3D” at Cary Arts Center in Cary
  • “The Wild Kratts LIVE!” at Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) in Durham

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4. Consider yourself a Tar Heel expert? Watch live demonstrations of how tar and turpentine are made and how people preserved food for winter Nov. 7 at the N.C. Museum of History’s drop-in program in Raleigh.

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5. Take your kids ages 5-11 to the N.C. Museum of Art for half-hour family-friendly tours that focus on food-related works and enjoy activities in the galleries Nov. 7-8.

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6. Interested in magnet schools? Wake County is holding a Magnet and Early College School Fair and and Durham Public School is hosting a Magnet School fair, both on Nov. 7.

7. Enjoy an out-of-town excursion. Do animals celebrate the fall? They do at the Conservators Center in Burlington, N.C., where a Pumpkin Prowl event will be held Nov. 7 in their honor.  Enjoy a self-guided tour to see the animals and their habitats will decorated with pumpkins. You can carve and decorate your own pumpkin to be placed in a habitat for a big cat, wolf or other critter to enjoy. Advance reservations required. 


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