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Halloween Fun & Safety in Raleigh

Halloween is almost here & it’s time to take advantage of the fun activities in the Triangle area! Not only are these festivities a great way to spend time with your friends and family in Raleigh, but it’s important to remember safety tips while Trick-or-Treating with your kids. Read our top events & safety tips below!

Events:
  • Pints + Pups Halloween Pup Crawl– Enjoy this great bar crawl with your pups on Glenwood South, October 30th. Enjoy drink specials while having fun with your furry friends at some of the best bars in Raleigh. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hope Animal Hospital. Learn more here.
  • Treat Trail– Visit the Wendell Community Park for the Treat Trail! It’s a safe & spooktacular outing for your young ghouls and goblins. October 28, 2-5pm. 
  • Trick or Treat In Downtown– Bring your kids while you stroll and shop on Main & Broad Street in Fuquay-Varina on October 28, 2-5pm. Have your kids show off their best costume and Trick or Treat for candy provided by Fuquay-Varina’s downtown businesses.
  • Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve– Stop by the Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve at one of the carving stations or bring your own on October 29, 2-8pm. Pumpkins will be lit for display and judged in a variety of categories. Stay for family-friendly Halloween specials shown outdoors, including Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Visit the website to learn more.
  • Halloween in the Village– Celebrate Halloween a little early and join our participating merchant in Trick-or-Treating from 2-6pm, October 29 at Lafayette Village. Don’t forget your blankets and chairs as we gather on The Green to watch a movie at 6pm.
  • Fall Pumpkin & Harvest Festival– Visit Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville for its annual fall festival between now and November 13th, 2016. General admission to the farm includes a covered wagon hayride, a free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, visits to the kids’ playland and farm animal corral and more. Learn more by visiting the events website here.
Safety Tips:
  • Candy OptionsIt’s important to keep in mind food allergies as you pick out your candy selection. Try to pick a variety of candy options, both peanut-free and non for kids to choose from.
  • Candles– While it can be a beautiful sight to see luminaries or your pumpkins all aglow, it creates a hazard for kids walking up and down your driveway. Eliminate the fire hazard altogether by choosing flameless candle options to light the night.
  • Lights- Keeping your driveway and path to your front door well lit so kids can see where they are walking/running towards.
  • PetsIf possible, keep pets away from the door on Halloween night. Pets typically get excited when the doorbell rings and can accidentally knock over little children.
  • Clear Pathways– Make sure the walkways are clear and free of hazards for both kids and parents walking up to front doors.

The Sue Greer Team hopes everyone has a spooky & great Halloween!

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