Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Fall Bucket List in the Heart of NC

                Harvest, Haunts, and More! 

      Building your bucket list can be challenging. We are here to help you celebrate the fall season with haunts, harvests, wild animals, and one-of-a-kind artists. Randolph County has a little bit of everything that makes fall a great season to visit. Check out our suggestions below for your ultimate bucket list adventure, only in the Heart of NC!   

         Celebrate the Largest Community of Potters

o Seagrove Pottery Community -  Seagrove, NC

Discover nearly 50 shops of local potters in Seagrove with shops located along the scenic Pottery Highway, NC Hwy 705. This time of year the Potters Pumpkin Patch is an annual celebration of participating potters that sell their festive fall wares on weekends in Octobers. Talented potters showcase special items including pumpkins, gourds, autumn leaf pottery, woodland creatures, scented candles, and seasonal refreshments. Stop in at any of the shops and get your Potters Pumpkin Patch Map with event details for each location. 

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Continue celebrating the crisp weather and beautiful colors by exploring Seagrove during the Celebration of Seagrove Potters Studio Tour. This special event happens in place of the traditional Celebration of Seagrove Pottery Festival - held at the Historic Luck's Cannery. Join your pottery friends on the third weekend in November to see live demonstrations, new seasonal wares, and holiday gift items.  

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See Leaves Change

o   Pisgah Covered Bridge – Asheboro, NC

Randolph County's Pisgah Covered Bridge is one of North Carolina's two remaining covered bridges that was built in 1911 at a cost of $40. The bridge is 54 feet in length and crosses the West Fork Branch of the Little River within the Uwharrie National Forest. This site serves as a direct connection to Randolph County's past mode of transportation when horse and wagon were common and automobile travel was in its infancy. Walk this bridge and see why it is iconic to Randolph County and North Carolina.  

Address-  6925 Pisgah Covered Bridge Rd, Asheboro, NC 

   Animals + Pumpkins

o   North Carolina Zoo – Asheboro, NC 

Boo at the NC Zoo - Enjoy this family-friendly zoo tradition with Boo at the NC Zoo and Pumpkin Palooza. Boo at the NC Zoo offers trick or treating for children and live music. Pumpkin Palooza gives you the option to see animal enrichment as they play with pumpkins. There are also many photo opportunities along the decorated trails with designated seasonal photo spots. This is THE fall event at our North Carolina Zoo. 

Address -  4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205

 All Things Apples

o   Millstone Creek Orchards – Ramseur, NC

Millstone Creek Orchards (MCO) is a working farm with opportunities for visitors to explore the 18-acre property with u-pick adventures, hayrides, fishing, and educational classes. This fall MCO is pumpkins and apples. We never leave the farm without trying a fresh apple cider slushie paired with hot apple cider donuts. Try something different with ice cream cider floats. Reservations are required for u-pick adventures - don't miss out on the fun!

Address - 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur, NC  


Get Scared 

o   Kersey Valley – Spookywoods - Archdale, NC

Spookywoods at Kersey Valley - From the moment you arrive, you are fair game to all of the haunted creatures that reside on Kersey Valley land. Spookywoods has been a North Carolina tradition since 1985 and is one of America’s most famous haunted attractions. This haunted house has 15 scenes to walk through and along the way, you’ll encounter a few surprises. 

Address - 1615 Kersey Valley Rd, Archdale, NC 27263

o  Spooky Bottom Haunted Trails - Seagrove, NC  

Spooky Bottom Haunted Trail Fear Carolina‘s 2020‘s Victims Choice Awards Winner for best-haunted attraction in North Carolina. This will be their best year yet, with all new scenes and an overall longer experience. Witness backwoods horror like never before. Do you have what it takes? 

Address - 6059 Union Grove Church Rd, Seagrove, NC 27341


Be sure to check out other seasonal bucket lists from the Heart of NC for your ultimate bucket list!

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