Fall is a great time to have your Durham movers pack you up and move you to Durham. This is a beautiful season, with lots to see and do. Check out these five things not to miss in Durham in the fall.
1. Experience the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market. Taking place November 19-20, this is the place to find locally handmade gifts for your holiday shopping list. You’ll find everything from jewelry to scarves to hand thrown pottery. Also, enjoy musical performances and food vendors. There is a free shuttle if you tire of walking. Admission is free.
2. Visit Ganyard Hill Farm for a day of fall fun. Admission gets each person a pumpkin, which you can pick from the patch. Take a hayride, try out the corn maze, let kids play in the corncrib, and see the goats, chickens and other animals. You can buy Indian corn, apples, hay bales, corn stocks, even scarecrows and other handmade crafts.
3. Tour the countryside and view the fall foliage. There is no better time to see the Piedmont than in the fall. Take Highway 751 between Durham and Apex for a scenic drive. Take a walk and have children pick up colored leaves for a leaf collection. Dry leaves in the pages of a book, then frame for a memory of the fall.
4. Shop at the Durham Craft Market. This is an open-air market with artisans from Durham selling their handmade jewelry, woodworking, glass, pottery, metal, photography, fiber arts, and more. You will find that these are fine and affordable arts and crafts items. Open October 22.
5. Explore the Museum of Life and Science for their “Fall into the Harvest Season” festival. There will be a variety of hands-on activities and local experts who will teach about agritourism, folkways, sustainable farming, and green living. Investigate the rest of the museum where you can sit inside an Apollo Space Capsule, see a Lunar Lander, and touch a 13-foot tornado. Outside you can see bears, wolves, lemurs, and a barnyard full of animals. Fall festival is November 12 from 10 a.m. - 4p.m.
Send your Durham movers on their way, and get ready for autumn fun in your new city.
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