You will love coming to the Yadkin Valley this upcoming fall season for many reasons! Not only are there fun outdoor activities for you to do once the weather turns colder, but you can dress up as your favorite Halloween costume, bring the kids along, and have a great time bonding with your loved ones. Whether your kids are young enough to still go trick or treating, or they are old enough to go to a ‘scary’ haunted corn maze, there are dozens of places to go, things to see, and parties to attend if you spend your upcoming October in the breathtaking and beautiful Yadkin Valley of North Carolina. Carolina Getaway Cabins has the perfect Yadkin Valley rentals for your stay.
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Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival
First thing’s first: You can’t go to the Yadkin Valley during September and October and NOT see big and beautiful pumpkins! The Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival is held every single year in this historic and quaint town in the Historic Downtown section of Elkin Main Street in Elkin, NC, providing the perfect backdrop for this exciting and fun-loving event.
This event starts with the Great Pumpkin Weigh Off at the beginning of the event on Saturday morning, bright and early at 9 am. There is no reason to sleep in when you have an event like this to look forward to! The pumpkins will all go on the scales at 9 am to see which one is the biggest and best, bringing home the elusive $1,000 first prize that rewards the ‘best’ farmer for a pumpkin that is typically over 1,000 pounds!
We recommend getting to the exciting pumpkin festival at 9 am to get a good spot for parking, see the biggest pumpkins, and wander around the other flora and fauna, taking pictures of the huge pumpkins, fruits, vegetables, and gourds. After the competition is over, you can have fun with your family and friends walking around the local vendors to get a snack, purchase a souvenir to bring back to your Yadkin Valley lodging, and play games with your younger children.
Plus, before and after the pumpkin festival, you can get a cup of coffee at one of the many cafes, go shopping in the main street, or grab a drink at one of the numerous bars after. We recommend going to Dirty Joe’s coffee shop on E Market Street to get a yummy cappuccino or flat white to start your day before the pumpkin festival. If you are in the mood to take a lunch break, we love Southern on Main for huge comfort food dishes or the Cowboy Restaurant on Bridge Street.
One of the most exciting reasons to go to the Yadkin Valley this upcoming holiday season is to go trick or treating in the historic and beautiful section of the Yadkin Valley, encompassing cute towns like Elkin, Yadkinville, Jonesville, East Bend, Boonville, and many others!
Head to Yadkinville’s downtown trick or treat event held every single year on Halloween from 3 pm to 5 pm – the perfect time for younger kids to go out and about before it gets dark out and spooky! Tell your kids to keep an eye out for monsters, ghouls, goblins, and ghosts during their time here.
Trick-or-Treating in Lenoir, NC
Even though Lenoir is slightly farther away from the smaller towns of Yadkinville, we love going to the Downtown Trick or Treating in Downtown Lenoir, NC, to take part in the ‘Mad Hatter’s Pumpkin Patch Parade’ with your best and most extravagant costume! This event is spooky and fun for the entire family. Dress to the nines and head here for an evening full of scars and fun.
Annual Fall Festival at the Farm
Head to Lenoir, NC, to take part in the 4th annual Fall Festival at the Farm on Saturday, September 23rd from 11 am to 4 pm to enjoy hay mazes, corn mazes, hydrides, petting zoos, vendors with local food, souvenir shops, pumpkins, and much more.
Head Out for a Bit of Hiking!
After all of the Halloween hubbub, or before you head out of your Yadkin Valley rentals to have a few drinks for the night, you might feel better about yourself if you get in some exercise. Lucky for you, the Yadkin Valley in the beautiful state of North Carolina is no stranger to pristine mountain trails, paths, and biking trails that bring you at high speeds down the lush green forests and rolling hillsides. We love going to Pilot Mountain State Park, Horne Creek Trail, Eno River State Park, and Yadkin Memorial Park for a fun-filled afternoon in October.
If you are on the search for the best trails in the entire valley, we recommend the following. Firstly, you can’t go wrong with an easy and fun hike for the entire family. We recommend going to Carter Falls for a 0.5-mile one-way trail that offers a gentle incline and smooth terrain through the old forest to get to a gently cascading waterfall. If you want a slightly longer walk, the Granite City Greenway is ideal for bikers and hikers alike!
Stay in Yadkin Valley Rentals
Another one of the main reasons why you should consider going to the Yadkin Valley this upcoming spooky season is because you can rest assured that you will be able to stay in a luxurious and cozy home. When you stay with us at Carolina Getaway Cabins, you never have to worry about the quality of your house or property for your vacation. We offer large and luxurious log cabins that have new appliances, stainless steel kitchen appliances, spacious interiors, cozy furnishings, comfortable bedrooms, and everything you want, and more, during your relaxing getaway.
All you have to do is go to our website, figure out the area that best suits your needs, and go from there. We offer modern and cozy Yadkin Valley lodgings that are suitable for couples, large groups, families, corporate retreats, couple’s weekends away, and everything in between. If you and your children are coming to the Yadkin Valley for Halloween, we recommend a multi-bedroom house that has ample space for you and your younger children or teens to have their own privacy.
When you stay in one of our properties, you are never too far away from all there is to do and see in the nearby area! Our homes are close to all of the Halloween parades and celebrations that can offer you a fun thing to do with your family. Our properties are just one hour from the infamous Carowinds amusement park, a Carolina Harbour beach getaway, and U.S. National Whitewater Center for an adrenaline-filled afternoon. We are just 90 minutes from some of the best skiing and snowboarding on the East Coast, so you can head to one of the nearby resorts if the snow comes early this year in October! Plus, we are just one hour from the local airports, like the Charlotte Douglas Airport and the Concord Regional Airport, making the check-in process as seamless as possible.
No matter what you are looking for this upcoming Halloween season, we have it for you. Just reach out to us at Carolina Getaway Cabins to get started with the planning of your trip. We guarantee that it will be smooth, simple, and fast. Get started today!