With Fall underway, two-thirds of American travelers plan to take a trip during this time of year according to a recent Destination Analysts report. Some have also taken an interest in workcations and schoolcations and are choosing destinations where they can work while families are enjoying things to do safely. Top motivations for these Fall trips are relaxation, spending time with family and escapism. Younger generations prefer to connect with nature and new experiences. American travelers are also just as happy exploring their own community.
Whether this is your home, or you are making yourself at home; grab your mask and check out some of these ideas while you relax, spend time with family and discover new experiences, right here in High Point; many of which are Count on Me NC certified, a statewide health and safety initiative to keep everyone safe and healthy while visiting places across North Carolina.
Growing High Point is hosting Krystal’s First Annual Pumpkin Patch of 2020 through October 31. Enjoy music, popcorn, pie eating contests, ring toss, tic-tac-toe, pumpkin decoration, bounce house and more! Hours are Monday – Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 1406 East Green Drive in High Point.
Why not have your cake and eat it too at Sweet Shoppe Bakery, offering up quite the selection of Halloween treats. Themed cakes can become a popular centerpiece and put smiles on the faces of both young and old.
High Point Parks and Recreation is hosting Halloween Hoopla, a three-day event, with a combination of in-person and virtual, beginning Thursday, October 15 with a Virtual Costume Contest starting at 6:15 p.m. Also Thursday, enjoy a Community Scarecrow Scene Contest. Friday the fun continues with The Great Pumpkin Hunt from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at eight locations and will wrap up Saturday, October 17 with a Trunk-or-Treat at High Point Athletic Complex, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
High Point Arts Council, in honor of National Arts & Humanities Month, is requesting that you show everyone your yard art during the month of October. Choose a holiday or a Fall theme; make it with recycled materials or have a friend who enjoys making art create something for you. Either way, get outside and create something that brings you joy and can be enjoyed by others. After all, we could all you some joy this season!
Join the High Point Museum, Count on Me NC-certified, on Saturday, October 10 and 17 to watch the costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. On the 17th enjoy the 9th Annual Ghost Stories, including pumpkin decorating in the park from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. In the evening at 6 p.m. visit the museum on Facebook or Youtube as they share a few eerie tales of local history haunts and creepy experiences for the young and old.
Kersey Valley, Count on Me NC-certified, is known most for its popular Spookywoods. It’s been a tradition in North Carolina since 1985 and is one of America’s most famous haunted attractions. Families can also enjoy the corn maze, jumping pillows, pedal carts, a sunflower field, cow train ziplines, rock wall, tree house village and Dinosaur Discovery.
Visit High Point and Northwood Animal Hospital are teaming up to host an online Spooktacular Dogs of High Point Costume Contest! Submit a photo of your pup by messaging Visit High Point, ask friends and family to vote for your pup for a chance to win first, second and third prizes provided by Northwood Animal Hospital. The first-place winner will also be featured in Visit High Point’s upcoming dog-friendly blog, highlighting dog-friendly favorites in the area.
The High Point Farmers Market will be open 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturdays, October 17, 24, and 31. Located at the High Point Public Library, check out vendors each week offering a variety of local fresh produce, seasonal plants and herbs and handmade crafts.
If your longing to attend a game at Truist Point Stadium, wait no more as the High Point Police Department will go head to head with the High Point Fire Department in a charity softball game, presented by Ilderton Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat on Friday, October 30, at 7 p.m.
The friendly event will raise funds for the NC Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Angels in Blue and include raffles, auctions, and more. Get into the spirit of Halloween with costume contests and a trunk-or-treat experience. Gates open at 6 p.m. with the first pitch at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale now for $5. Every dollar from ticket sales will go to benefit the respective departments charities. If you have already purchased tickets, your seat is still valid! Truist Point is Count on Me NC-certified and will be following all state, local, and CDC recommended guidelines for mass gatherings.
Brown Truck Brewery, in collaboration with their friends over at Pipe & Pint are releasing their second Ghost Series on Friday, October 16; a Belgian Tripel that aged in tequila barrels for more than 2 years. They’re even going to open up early at 12 for the release. The beer can only be purchased at Brown Truck Brewery or at the Pipe & Pint locations in High Point or Greensboro. It is an extremely small batch and will be very limited. It will more than likely never be made again.
As you continue to explore your next adventure, be sure to check out High Point’s events calendar to see what our area has to offer, both online and in-person, to accommodate your comfort level as you travel through High Point.