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Local Fall Events & The Perfect Fall Movie Night At Home

Stephanie Lanier

Stephanie Lanier is the leader of Lanier Property Group, an award-winning real estate team at Intracoastal Realty in Wilmington, North Carolina...

Stephanie Lanier is the leader of Lanier Property Group, an award-winning real estate team at Intracoastal Realty in Wilmington, North Carolina...

Oct 19 4 minutes read

The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and pumpkin spice is back - it's time for a cozy fall movie night at home...

Things look different this year but that doesn't mean that we can't embrace the season we're in and have some fun. What says fall more than a good movie, fresh baked goods, cooler weather, and an early sunset? In this blog, you'll find everything that you need to have the perfect fall movie night at home.

Movies & Shows

Something for everyone

Hocus Pocus
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
The Addams Family
Dead Poets Society
Harry Potter
Stranger Things
Friday Night Lights
Gilmore Girls
American Horror Story
Monsters Inc


That smell and taste like fall 

Pumpkin Crisp

There's nothing more fall than pumpkin but instead of opting for a pie let's make a pumpkin crisp - vanilla ice cream recommended.

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Apple Butter Pancakes

Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea. These warm and delicious pancakes are the perfect way to get into the fall spirit - bonus points if you picked the apples!

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

If you're looking for an appetizer to your movie night look no further than these meatballs. They even end up looking like little pumpkins!

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Pumpkin Alfredo

This creamy pumpkin alfredo will add a cozy touch to your pasta night and will smell and taste just like fall. 

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Maple Oatmeal Cookies

There's something special about the smell of cookies baking on a fall day. Don't worry if the plate is done before the opening credits.

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Autumn One Pan Chicken Dinner

This is the perfect easy recipe for those days where spending hours in the kitchen just isn't going to happen.

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Setting the Scene

The cozier the better

Make a Blanket Fort

There's nothing cozier than piling up all of your blankets into the ultimate blanket fort. Grab the dining room chairs, use your couch cushions, and even hang some string lights inside to create the perfect atmosphere to settle in and watch your favorite fall movie. 

Dust-Off the Fireplace

We know that your fireplace hasn't gotten much use since the winter but now is the perfect time to dust it off and grab some firewood. If the temperature is still a bit high, you may want to turn down the thermostat for the evening and settle in.

Pumpkin Carving

Take your fall movie night to the next level and carve some pumpkins first. You won't be able to avoid the fall feeling when there's a candle flickering in your pumpkin and there's homemade pumpkin crisp baking in the oven. 

Fruit Picking

Finding fun activities to do outside is more important than ever so why not find a local place to pick fruit? If you're picking apples, bring them home and make those apple butter pancakes, but if you're picking another type of fruit simply Google a recipe to include those fresh-picked goods! 

Outdoor Events

Find a list of local fall and Halloween events in and around Wilmington below!

Hubb's Farm (Home of Hubb's Corn Maze)

10276 N, US-421. Clinton, NC 28328

Galloway Farm (Home of Maze Craze)

372 Artesia Road. Hallsboro, NC 28442

Mike's Farm

1600 Haw Branch Rd. Beulaville, NC 28518

Phobia Haunted Trail

7 Bell Swamp Connection NE. Winnabow, NC 28479

Halloween Ghost Trolley
  • Downtown Wilmington
  • Costumed drivers tell ghost stories tailored for young children

  • Oct. 23 &24, and 30 &31, 6-9 pm at the base of Market and Water Streets  

  • The cost is $14/adult and $6/child under 12

Haunted Cotton Exchange Tour
  • Tours are on-demand, call to schedule tour (910) 409-4300
  • Adults (ages 13+): $12, Kids (age 5-12): $5, Kids under 5: free, single travelers for private tour $25

Haunted Battleship North Carolina Paranormal Investigation
  • The event takes place on Nov 21 from 7 pm-midnight Ages 16+

  • Cost starts at $99

  • Tickets include a Q&A, meet and greet, photo ops and the investigation

Yappy Hour Halloween Extravaganza
  • Waterline Brewing Co, Thurs. Oct 29, 5:30-8:00 pm Free
  • Come support the NHC Humane Society and show off your pets best Halloween costume

Junior League Drive-In Movie
  • Saturday, Oct 24 at 5:30pm–11pm
  • $40 / Car

Can't Get Cozy at Home?

If you're thinking about moving into a new home this fall we can help you find the perfect place to cuddle up for your next movie night.

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