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Duke Gardens in Fall

The weather is cooler, there are fun things to do every weekend, plus we get to enjoy Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all the festivals. To help you take full advantage of this beautiful season, bookmark this page and use it as your guide for how to have the best fall in Durham!


20 Must-Do Fall Activities in Durham: Here are the events, festivals and seasonal experiences to keep on your radar. Check them out here.

Your Guide to All the Fall Festivals, Activities and Halloween Celebrations in Durham, NC: There’s no shortage of Fall Festivals coming up in Durham. Check out our guide to all of them.

The Top Festivals this Fall: Looking for a monthly selection of hand-picked events? Bookmark our Top 10 Festivals Happening this Fall.

Top Events in October: 11 Must-Do Events this October Top Events including World Beer Festival, Bike-a-Bull City Festival, and Barktoberfest

Have Some Free Fun: If you want to enjoy Durham on a budget, see our big list of Free Things To Do in Durham. There’s no shortage of great stuff to do for free!


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Halloween in Durham: Celebrate Halloween all month long with these festivals, films, and local shops. Here’s 7 Ways to Celebrate Halloween All Month Long

Your guide to 9 Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in and around Durham: Fall means pumpkins, and that means Pumpkin Patches. Check them all out here.


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Free Things to Do Outdoors: Hey, we’re all on a budget here. The good news? Most of Durham’s best outdoor activities are free. Here are some adventures that can be experienced at no cost!

Spend Time With Your Best Friend: Between all the dog-friendly accommodations, parks, attractions, stores, dining and other things to do with your dog, Durham is a great place to have a pup. Discover the many dog-friendly places Durham has to offer!


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Must-Visit Breweries and Tours in Durham: When it comes to craft beer, we’ve got you covered. In honor of ales, lagers, porters and more, we put back a few and compiled this beer-themed bucket list of must-visit breweries and tours in Durham.

Craft Beverages: Beer isn’t the only crafty beverage brewing here in Bull City. Here’s 8 Local Craft Beverages (That Aren’t Beer)

Affordable Neighborhood Joints: The best places to eat are not just in downtown Durham. Some of the best food is scattered all around the city.  Here are 7 Affordable Neighborhood Joints all across Durham that you should be sure to check out.

The Best Patios: Prime patio weather is finally upon us. Stay cool at some of the Best Patios in Durham.


Release of 2019 Shop Durham Card: Get freebies, discounts, and rewards at over 150 local Durham businesses. Black Friday 2018 is the release of the 2019 Shop Durham card! Use code “BOTB” to get your card for $5 now and get a discount on the 2019 card.

Katelyn Belch
Author: Katelyn Belch

Founder of Best of the Bull and Shop Durham. It’s my chief goal to keep you in the know about all things Durham.