Seriously, is there a better season than 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!


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

12 Must-Visit Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Farms in and around Durham: There’s so many great pumpkin patches, farm, and corn mazes to visit in and around Durham. Here’s the best farms to get your Fall on.

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 14 Festivals Happening this Fall.

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!


10 (Cheap or Free) Dates You Should Go On In Durham this Fall: Colder weather, turning leaves, light jackets, fall festivals, pumpkins can only mean one thing: Fall is here. So break out the cider because with it will return everyone’s favorite fall dates. Here are some of the best ones.


Halloween in Durham: Celebrate Halloween all month long with these festivals, films, and local shops. Here’s 13 of the best ways to celebrate Halloween in Durham, including 5 kid-friendly options.

Your guide to 12 Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Farms in and around Durham: Fall means pumpkins, and that means Pumpkin Patches. Check them all out here.

Bull Moon Rising: The Moon is Coming to Durham, Oct. 31-Nov. 3. Open 24 hours a day, the breathtaking exhibit will be suspended over CCB Plaza, atop the watchful eye of Major the Bull, providing the closest look at the moon our city has ever seen. Find out more here


Because it’s finally not 100° outside

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!

Get Adventurous with these Awesome Hiking Trails These six hiking destinations boast a diversity of trail lengths and features, perfect for an afternoon excursion. 

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!


The Best Places to Get Your Pumpkin Fix in Durham, and Other Fall-inspired Treats: Now that it’s finally (finally) getting a little bit cooler out, it’s time to embrace all things autumnal with these top spots to get your pumpkin fix in Bull City. And if PSLs aren’t your thing, there are plenty more fall-inspired flavors to warm you up.

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.


Buy Local Month: Shop Durham’s Buy Local Month encourages all to buy local and keep holiday dollars flowing within our community. This includes events, giveaways, and more! Learn more here

Release of 2020 Shop Durham Card | November 22: Get freebies, discounts, and rewards at hundreds of local Durham businesses.

Give Back to The Community: Here’s 25 places to start when you’re thinking about volunteering in Bull City

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