Bright colored leaves swirl to the ground as front porches in Charlotte are adorned with pumpkins, scarecrows and mums. October is celebrated with festivals, corn mazes and spooky Halloween attractions. There are plenty of family friendly events, downplaying the blood, guts and gore revelry. Put the jackets on and enjoy a brisk, cool autumn evening with the kids. Here are a few of the Charlotte-area attractions, including some not-so-scary fun.