Harris Lake Major Events

Child playing a game at Haunting at Harris event (throwing plastic spiders at a large web on a wooden frame)

Harris Lake County Park offers major events in a festival format centered around a nature, history or recreational topic. These large one-day events usually occur in the spring or fall. Learn more about the special events below.

Longleaf Celebration 2021

Photo of the large green and yellow "Longleaf Express" wagon which takes event goers to the Longleaf forest
This year's wagon ride to the Longleaf Forest will be virtual! Check it out beginning on May 8.

In lieu of an in-person Longleaf Festival in 2021, we are offering a Longleaf Celebration featuring special programs and activities on all things Longleaf throughout the month of May for you to enjoy! Click here to view our Longleaf Celebration flyer for detailed descriptions, and check our Virtual Public Programs page for other opportunities. We also offer a Virtual Group Program entitled "Longleaf Legacy: In the Pines," for school classes, homeschool groups, scouts, clubs, retirement communities and other organizations.

To view the full schedule of events, visit our 2021 Longleaf Celebration page

Haunting at Harris

Photo of kids and volunteers playing a game at Haunting at Harris

This free family event has a different theme each year. Past themes have included: Haunted Zoo, Rise of the Legends, and Fall Moon Rising. Haunting at Harris has two aspects: a scripted wagon ride through the back areas of the park complete with creepy creatures and happenings galore, and games, crafts, live animals and other activities at the picnic shelter area. Tickets for the Haunted Wagon Ride are limited and available at the event.

Due to Pandemic impacts, the Haunting at Harris event is taking on a more virtual and social distancing approach this year.  Check out our event page for details.