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Harvest & Halloween Events, Free Festivals, Pumpkin Fun
Halloween fun gets underway this weekend in the Triangle while harvest activities continue. Head to pumpkin patches to choose your own perfect?or uniquely imperfect?pumpkin. Make your way through corn mazes and enjoy hay rides at local farms. This is the final weekend for the North Carolina State Fair, so if your kids like carnival rides, don?t miss it.

Start the weekend off with a free Friday night concert and kids entertainment outdoors on the plaza at Northgate Mall in Durham starting at 6 p.m. The Durham Symphony Orchestra will present its opening performance of the season as part of Northgate?s Music on the Plaza fall series. Don a Halloween costume and enter the evening?s Best Costume contest. Enjoy an evening of musical offerings featuring three special guests: The Paperhand Puppet Intervention, hands-on instrument fun with High Strung Petting Zoo and Faith Baptist Church Children?s Choir.


Handmade Puppet Parade, State Fair, Community Festivals
This weekend, family fun of all sorts fills the Triangle. Celebrate the harvest season at a local farm by taking a hay ride or exploring a corn maze. Take your little one to a pumpkin patch. Our roundup of Fall Fun features many more activities.

For old-fashioned fun, head to the N.C. State Fair, in Raleigh, where you?ll find lots of entertainment for kids including carnival rides and games, live entertainment and food.

This Sunday, Oct. 19, starting at 2:30 p.m., downtown Hillsborough will host a colorful walking theatrical performance when the Handmade Handmade Parade brings large puppets and creatures to life. The puppets that will be walking in the parade are the creation of the public, who signed up at workshops to make them. READ MORE

#MrsFieldsMoments Slow Down And Enjoy A Cookie With Someone You Love! #USO #cookies #family

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 Mrs. Fields Famous Brands ("Mrs. Fields") and Interbake Foods LLC ("Interbake Foods," the company responsible for the manufacture and sale of Mrs. Fields branded pre-packaged cookies sold at retailers throughout North America) today kicked off "Mrs. Fields Moments," a national campaign inspiring busy cookie lovers to slow down and enjoy a cookie moment with loved ones.
At a time when obligations leave precious little time for the ones that matter most, Mrs. Fields is encouraging a nationwide movement to dedicate Sunday night to cookie moments with family and friends. Mrs. Fields wants every cookie lover to embrace and share their #mrsfieldsmoments ? from milk-and-cookies to bedtime treats ? and has provided fun and useful tools for doing so at
Mrs. Fields is a Proud Supporter of the United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO), and "Mrs. Fields Moments" builds on the Organization's "Every Moment Counts" campaign, which helps all families ? military and otherwise ? make the most of every moment together.

"When you buy Mrs. Fields cookies, you're not just buying a cookie: You're helping create moments that matter for troops enduring long deployments," said Kevin McDonough, President of Interbake Foods. "By buying a box of Mrs. Fields cookies, you help give a cookie moment for you and for them. It's a touch of home to those who need it most."
Visit for "Snacktivity" ideas, Conversation Starters, more information about the Mrs. Fields?USO partnership, or to find a grocery store with Mrs. Fields Cookies (look for the USO banner on the box!).

About Mrs. Fields Famous Brands The Company is a well-established franchiser in the premium snack food industry, featuring Mrs. Fields® and TCBY® as its core brands. Through its franchisees' retail stores; it is one of the largest retailers of freshly baked, on-premises specialty cookies and brownies in the world and the largest retailer of soft-serve frozen yogurt with live active cultures. Its franchise systems operate through a network of more than 950 franchised and licensed locations throughout the United States and in 23 foreign countries. In addition, it operates an internet and catalog gifting business, a branded retail business and has entered into licensing arrangements that leverage awareness of its core brands among its retail customer base. The Company is currently relocating their headquarters from Salt Lake City, Utah to Broomfield, Colorado.
About the USO The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

About Interbake Foods Headquartered in Richmond, VA Interbake Foods LLC is a baked goods manufacturer with over 110 years of business experience. Interbake Foods is the North American cookie and cracker Division of Weston Foods.  This includes Interbake Foods in the USA and Colonial Cookies Limited in Canada.  Weston Foods' mission is to be recognized by its customers as providing the best bakery solutions in North America and Interbake is privileged to serve the marketplace with our award-winning products and services.  Interbake Foods consists of three distinct business segments: Retail Private Brands, Contract Manufacturing and Girl Scout cookies through our ABC Bakers Division. 

We would like to encourage you to spend a little extra time this Sunday with your family, here is a list of great "Snacktivities" to enjoy with the kids, from mix and watch movie a family costume contest, these ideas are so much fun. Turn off that TV and put down those devices for a little quality time.  Enter to win the trip of a lifetime for your family in the #MrsFieldsMoments contest HERE , just upload a fun photo of your cookie moment and you will be entered to win a trip to Washington DC. 
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This weekend (Oct. 10-12), pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hayrides beckon at farms in and around the Triangle. Take your kids to enjoy harvest fun there or head to nature programs at local parks. Check's fall roundup to find lots of farms featuring harvest activities and take your pick of nature programs in our Daily Calendar.

Support anti-bullying efforts and special needs programs by dancing at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center Oct. 11, noon-6 p.m., at Dance for a Cause in Holly Springs. In Durham, Durham Parks and Recreation will host a free grand opening celebration with kids activities, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to showcase Leigh Farm Park, a historic park that has been renovated to make it visitor-friendly. Go for tours, musical performances by the Little Windows, Disc Golf demos and more! The Piedmont Wildlife Center will provide storytelling, music, live animals, kids? arts and crafts and Bountiful Backyards will give tours of the garden.  READ MORE

Weekend fun: Pumpkin Patch?es, Hayrides, Corn Mazes, Festivals
Festivals fill the Triangle and surrounding towns this weekend, celebrating everything from railroads to North Carolina?s arts and agricultural heritage. Join in a rubber duck river race, savor all things German at OktoberFest or take your dog to Woofstock. Enjoy marching bands? You can watch them compete. If recycling is your passion, you?ll find a grand opening celebration of a center which will feature art activities and a trash-free food truck rodeo. If you?re the mood to head out to a pumpkin patch, corn maze or for fall fun, see our roundup of local farms featuring harvest fun for children. READ MORE

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