Haunting at Harris

Haunting at Harris, Don't Feed the Fears graphic with starry sky and spiders

Join us for some fun activities in person and online during the month of October to celebrate all things spooky while overcoming your fears!

Oct. 1
Harris Lake County Park

Anti-Fear Factor Geocache
We are debuting a new, fear-busting geocache just in time for Halloween! Download the Geocaching app or visit Geocaching.com to start your search. Happy hunting!

Oct. 2–24
Harris Lake County Park

StoryWalk®: I (Don't) Like Snakes by Nicola Davies

October's StoryWalk® tells a story about a girl whose family loves snakes, much to her dismay. Does she change her mind after finding out how cool they are? This StoryWalk® can be found along a paved trail with facts about some of our own special snakes in North Carolina. 

Oct. 9 | Multiple Times
Harris Lake County Park

Not So Creepy Crawlies Mini-Event
Explore a variety of activities at your own pace: learn more about some misunderstood critters like snakes, spiders and millipedes by meeting them up close, create a ssssensational snake craft, try your aim at our pumpkin toss board, and go on a self-guided nature bingo hike! In order to accommodate more participants, we are offering three time slots. Register for the one that suits your schedule!

  • Register Here for 11 a.m.–noon!
  • Register Here for 12:15–1:15 p.m.!
  • Register Here for 1:30–2:30 p.m.!

Oct. 10 | 2–3 p.m.
Harris Lake County Park

Super Spiders
Spiders are not so scary when you get to know them! They have important jobs in nature. We will observe some spiders up close, read a super spider story and look for spiders around the park.

Register Here for Super Spiders! 

Oct. 14
Available Online

Virtual Storytime: A Log's Life by Wendy Pfeffer
Read along with Jess as we discover what happens when a tree dies, and find out what kinds of important critters rely on logs. We'll post this storytime selection here, on our Facebook page and on Wake Parks From Home!

A Log's Life with Miss Jessica – Watch the video here.

Oct. 16 and 30
Available Online

Virtual Haunted Wagon Rides from past events will be available here and on our Facebook page!

Haunting at Harris: Unlucky Adventure
Pretend you are right there riding along with us on a wagon ride adventure through the woods.  We will come across scenes and people that have experienced some unlucky things.  Creepy critters, dangerous areas and just plain bad luck will be found along the way.  Nostalgia ride 2015!  

Haunting at Harris: Halloween Around the World
Enjoy this home video of the Harris Lake County Park’s 2018 Haunting at Harris event, Halloween Around the World.  Join the wagon tour as they discover how other countries celebrate Halloween-like occasions!  

Oct. 27
Virtual Program

Going Batty
We’ll dispel some common bat myths that give bats a bad rap and tell you how great they are to have around. Learn about bat activities, virtually explore bat habitats and examine some examples from our nature collection.

Register Here for Going Batty!

Don't Feed the Fears Family Fun
Visit this section throughout the month of October for activities you can do at home or on the go!

Puzzle Challenge: Reptile Play
Letter Tracing
Puzzle Challenge: Trapdoor
Word Search
Puzzle Challenge: Monster in the Grass