Farmers Markets Grow in the Triangle

Enjoy fresh, local produce from local farmers markets


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FARMERS MARKETS

Add some fresh, local produce to your family's menu by dropping by an area farmers market. Some are open year-round, but most operate seasonally or with seasonal hours. Find one near you to purchase farm-fresh treats for your family.

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APEX
Apex Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/apexfarmersmarket
220 N. Salem St.
Open every Saturday morning, rain or shine, mid-April through mid-October, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Check website for important dates and special market events, including select weekend closures for local festivals. 2017 season: April 22-Oct. 14. 
Fresh, local organic and conventional fruits and vegetables, pastured and sustainably farmed chicken, beef and pork, fresh farm eggs, baked goods and more. Recommended to bring your own bags and cash in small bills.

CARRBORO
Carrboro Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/carrborofarmersmarket
301 W. Main St.
Open Saturdays 7 a.m.-noon (April-October) and Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. (April-November) Open Saturdays year-round from 9 a.m.-noon.
Offers fruits, veggies, meat, fish, poultry, cheeses, eggs, flowers, plants, specialty items including grain products, pastries, wines, and honey, as well as handmade crafts. No dogs, please.

CARY
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/CaryDowntownFarmersMarket?ref=hl
135 W. Chatham St.
Open April through November, Saturdays 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain or shine. 2017 season opens April 1. 
Features a wide variety of vendors selling soaps and body products, bakery products, fruits, vegetables, coffee, dairy products, dog treats, herbs, candles, beer, wine, meats, eggs, pottery, and more. Please keep well-behaved dogs on a short leash.

Western Wake Farmers Market (2 locations)
https://www.facebook.com/Western-Wake-Farmers-Market-106903512440/
260 Town Hall, Morrisville
Open year-round. Regular season is April-November, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Winter season is December-March, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 

UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary
Open Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. from May through Labor Day weekend. 

Find bakery products, grain mixes, fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, farm-to-table restaurants, bitters and soda flavors, pottery, gluten-free products, dog treats, cheese, ice cream, poultry, eggs, meats, seafood, gifts, tea and coffee, baskets, jams, nuts, and more. No dogs, please.

CHAPEL HILL
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
201 S. Estes Dr.
Open April-November, Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 3-6 p.m. Open for winter hours December-March, Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon. 2017 opening day is March 25. 
Shop for fruits, vegetables, cakes and confections, beef, poultry, eggs, quilting and fleece products, coffee, lamb, goat, cut flowers, herbs, sewn and embroidered products, music, cheese, seafood, beer, jams, mushrooms, and more. No dogs, please.

Southern Village Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/MarketStreetatSouthernVillage
600 Market St.
Open Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. 2017 season: May 4-Sept. 21. 
This farmers market offers fruits and veggies, jams and jellies, fish, eggs, pastries, and more.

CLAYTON
Clayton Farm and Community Market
https://www.facebook.com/CFCMNC/ 
348 E. Main St.
Regular Season is first Saturday in April until last Saturday in October from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Winter season is every other Saturday from November through March from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Market offers fresh, locally grown produce. Most of the products are within 100 miles of Clayton, NC. Craft vendors live within our local range and must make their products themselves.

DURHAM
Durham Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/durhamfarmersmarketnc
Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.
Open for summer hours Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon (April-October) and Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. (April to Mid-October) Winter hours are Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. 2017 season opens April 1. 
Vendors offer a variety of products including fruits and vegetables, wines, jellies and other preserves, greeting cards, photography, flowers, house plants, dairy and cheese products, meat products, breads and related products, baked goods, nut butters, eggs, popcorn and candy, coffee and tea, dog treats, craft beer, honey, candles, crafts, gluten-free products, ice cream, soaps, and more! Please leave pets at home.

South Durham Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/TheSouthDurhamFarmersMarket
Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 NC Highway 55
Open for summer hours (April-October) Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine. Open for winter hours (November-March) Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon. 
Features trees and landscaping plants, fruits and vegetables, beef, pork, lamb, poultry, honey, eggs, soaps and cleaners, dog treats, cut flowers, herbs, pasta, vermiculture products, bakery items, pickled and jellied items, tobacco, candles, skin care, and fragrance products, and more.

FUQUAY-VARINA
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
https://www.facebook.com/GrowersMarket/
102 N. Main St.
Open Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon and Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. 2017 season: May 6-Oct. 7. 
Find preserves, mustard, fruits and vegetables, baskets, soaps, seafood, and more!

HILLSBOROUGH
Eno River Farmers' Market
Farmers Market Pavilion, 144 E. Margaret Lane
Open Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon, April-October; and 10 a.m.-noon, November-March. 2017 season opens April 1. 
Offers farm fresh produce, cheese, meat, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from local growers and producers. Check website for fun events throughout the year.  

Hillsborough Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/HillsboroughFarmersMarket
UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus, 430 Waterstone Drive
Summer hours are Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon., April-October. Winter hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  
Find cheese, meat, eggs, birdhouses, woodworking, furniture, crafts, fruits and vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants, oils and soaps, baked goods including gluten-free options, seelings, flowers, canned and pickled foods, composting bins, rain barrels, and much more!

HOLLY SPRINGS
Holly Springs Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/hsfarmersmarket
128 S. Main Street
Located across the street from Holly Springs Town Hall in the East Center Street Public Parking lot. 
Open Saturdays (May to Mid-October) 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Winter hours (November-April) 9:30 a.m.-noon inside the Holly Springs Cultural Center. 
Offers N.C. grown and produced vegetables, fruits, sauces, pasta, baked goods, local honey, beef, chicken, pork, duck, as well as free children's activities and live music every Saturday.

LOUISBURG
Franklin County Farmers Market
103 S. Bickett Blvd.
Open May-December, Tuesdays and Fridays 9 a.m.-sold out, and Saturdays 8 a.m.-sold out.
Offers fruits and vegetables, canned and baked goods, soaps, bath salts, herb pillows, handbags, and herbed plants, and more.

PITTSBORO
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/Chatham-Mills-Farmers-Market-127485363982845/
480 Hillsboro St.
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, April-October; and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. November-January. Located on the lawn of the historic Chatham Mills.
Find cut flowers, fruits and vegetables, rabbit, beef, goat, lamb, chicken, pork, eggs, dairy, dog treats, wallets, baked goods, jams and other preserves, sauces, herbs, mushrooms, soaps and lotions, the products of several guest vendors, and much more.

The Farmers Market at Fearrington
https://www.facebook.com/fearringtonfarmersmarket/
Fearrington Village off US 15-501
Open Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. from early April through the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
Features fruits and vegetables, pizza made from local ingredients, meats, eggs, flowers, canned and baked goods, and more.

Pittsboro Farmers' Market
https://www.facebook.com/pittsborofarmersmarketnc/
Main Street Station, 287 East St.
Open Thursdays 3-6 p.m. from April through November for regular season. Same hours for winter season, December through March.
Offers fresh, locally grown produce, pasture-raised meats, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, wine, goat cheese, eggs, cut flowers, bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials and more!

RALEIGH
Midtown Farmers' Market
https://www.facebook.com/MidtownFarmers/
The Commons at North Hills, 4150 Main at North Hills St.
Open Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon. 2017 season: April 15-Nov. 4. 
Winter market open November to mid-April from 10 a.m. to noon. Drive in and out mini-market in the North Hills commons next to Ben & Jerry’s.
Find fruits and vegetables, soaps and bath products, baked goods, crafts, herbs, jewelry, frozen pops, meat, eggs, sweets, dog treats, flowers and houseplants, coffee, baked products, cheese, clothing, and much more.

N.C. State Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/StateFarmersMarket/
1201 Agriculture St.
Open year-round, Monday-Saturday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Features restaurants and vendors of architectural elements, a wide variety of produce, plants, meats, cheeses, crafts, bakery items, custom picture framing, a market grill, N.C. wines, and specialty shops with old-fashioned candles, N.C. gifts, soap, and lotions.

Campus Farmers Market at NC State University 
https://www.facebook.com/campusfarmersmkt
2306 Hillsborough St., NC State campus, brickyard in front of DH Hill Library.
Open Wednesdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 
A completely-student run market; vendors sell produce, jewelry, cookies, and NumNum Sauce.

Plantation Point Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/PlantationPoint
6250 Plantation Center Drive, Suite 107
Open every Saturday year round, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., rain or shine. 
Art show first Saturday of the month. Vendors are local, reside and produce products within a 125-mile radius of the market. 

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/RaleighEatLocal/
City Plaza, 400 block of Fayetteville St.
Open Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine. 2017 season: April 19-Oct. 11. 
Vendors offer fruits and vegetables, bakery items, cut flowers, preserves, dog treats and accessories, sweets, poultry, meats, ice cream, coffee, pasta, mushrooms, cheese, cookies, herbs, peanuts, honey, and much more.

The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
https://www.facebook.com/rebusworks
301 Kinsey St.
Open Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine
The market brings together farmers, bakers, craftspeople, designers, coffee carts, food trucks, and brewers together.

WAKE FOREST
Wake Forest Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/wakeforestfm/
405 S. Brooks St.
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, April-October. Winter season open Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, November-March. 
Find knitted goods, flowers, produce, chicken and duck eggs, meat, mushrooms, honey, soap, furniture, cheese, gluten-free baked goods, seafood, pastas and sauces, hair accessories, garden sculptures and planters, candles, baskets, jams, and more.

WENDELL
Wendell Farmers Market
https://www.facebook.com/Wendell-Farmers-Market-323358487710601/
3700 Wendell Blvd. (Corner of Wendell Blvd. and Pine St.) 
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, mid-May-October
Features jams, jellies, breads, honey, eggs, fruits and vegetables, pottery, and crafts.

ZEBULON
Farm Fresh Market
Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon
Open Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April-October
Offers produce, free-range poultry and eggs, pasture pork, honey, baked goods, pastries, jams, jellies, relishes, pickles, sauces, homemade soaps, handcrafted soy candles, fresh herbs, ornamental plants, vegetable plants, artwork and more.

For more listings, visit www.ncfarmfresh.com/farmmarkets.asp

If you know about a farmers market in the Triangle area that we missed, please send it to editorial@carolinaparent.com with Farmers Market in the subject line, and we'll add it to our online list.


Created March 1, 2013 by Megan Finke
Updated June 25, 2014 by Carolyn Caggia, Editorial Intern 
Updated May 5, 2016 by Megan Finke
​Updated March 18, 2017 by Megan Finke

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Raleigh, NC  27601
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Raleigh, NC  27607
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Telephone: 919-460-3355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Fletcher Theater
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Cost: $19-$35

Where:
PNC Arena
1400 Edwards Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Clowns, daredevils, dance groups, contortionists and more highlight this lively circus act. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $19-$35

Where:
PNC Arena
1400 Edwards Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Cost: Free

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Chapel Hill, NC  27516
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4415 Beryl Rd.
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Cost: $18

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Open Arts
1222 Copeland Oaks Dr.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Parent and child explore the gardens together to find the perfect spot to spread a picnic blanket for garden stories and crafts. Ages 3-5. Program begins at the Bobby G. Wilder...

Cost: $5/nonmembers. Free for members

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JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Cost: Free

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8030 Renaissance Parkway, Ste. 855
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Cost: Free with admission

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10700 World Trade Blvd, #112
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Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, AL
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Cost: $18

Where:
Open Arts
1222 Copeland Oaks Dr.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Preschoolers enjoy a story.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
5959 Triangle Town Blvd.
Raleigh, NC  27616
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Telephone: 919-806-1930
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Discover wildlife, their habits and their habitats through hikes, activities and crafts. Ages 5-8. Register online.

Cost: $12/resident, $16/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Cost: $4/child

Where:
Walnut Creek Wetland Park
950 Peterson St.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-2760
Contact Name: Stacie Hagwood
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Cost: $25/family

Where:
Kidzu Children's Museum
201 S. Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Sponsor: Kidzu Children's Museum
Telephone: 919-933-1455
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Enjoy the spectacle of giant puppets, stilt dancers, shadow puppets and live music. All ages. A pre-show begins at 6:20 p.m.

Cost: Suggested donations are $8 for kids, $15 for adults

Where:
Forest Theatre
123 S. Boundary St.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Telephone: 919-962-0522
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Play nature games, observe nocturnal animals, and roast s'mores around the campfire. All ages with adult. Register online.

Cost: $1/person

Where:
Crowder District Park
4709 Ten Ten Rd.
Apex, NC
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Fletcher Theater
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Kindergarten students entering the traditional school calendar practice a lunch line, get moving at recess, hop on a school bus and more.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Toddler Time is a special time for ages 5 and younger to bounce under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $7-$10

Where:
Sky Zone Durham
1720 Guess Rd., Ste. 90
Durham, NC  27701
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Step back in time with a 19th-century costumed interpreter and watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal. Registration encouraged online. Tickets available at the...

Cost: $5/adult, $3 ages 7-16. Free for ages 6 and younger

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Young entrepreneurs, ages 6 -14, have an opportunity to sell their products or services to the general public. Participants can keep any profits from sales they make at the fair and will earn cash...

Cost: Free

Where:
Park West Village
Village Market Place
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Triangle Children's Business Fair
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Go nutty for nature as children satisfy some of their curiosity about the world around them and parents share in the joy of discovery. Ages 3-5 with parent. Register online.

Cost: $10/resident, $13/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Infants-age 6 enjoy storytime featuring books related to a particular social justice theme. Stories are paired with an activity and music. May: Differently Abled People; June: Women...

Cost: Free

Where:
302 West Main Street
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Social Justice Storytime
Telephone: 919-714-3377
Contact Name: Jessica Hulick
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Enjoy a fun-filled family day with interactive activities, train rides, DJ, face painting and giveaways

Cost: Free

Where:
Northgate Mall
1058 W. Club Blvd.
Durham, NC  27701
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Kids ages 6 and younger enjoy stories. Take part in an optional arts and crafts session after storytime for $5.

Cost: Free

Where:
Read With Me Book Shop
111 E. Hargett St., $110
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Do you feel intimidated by sergers? Join us for this relaxed hands-on class and learn the basics of home overlock sewing machines (AKA sergers) including thread operation and what to do if the...

Cost: $30 (tuition + materials)

Where:
The Scrap Exchange
2050 Chapel Hill Rd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: The Scrap Exchange
Telephone: 191-921-31278
Contact Name: Anna Graves
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Discover what's happening in the forest as the sun sets and listen to stories around a campfire. All ages with adult. Register online.

Cost: $18/resident, $24/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Explore how bees pollinate flowers and help gardens grow. Discover how bee hives works, exploring the ways that bee-keepers have historically housed and cared for their hives, and see what a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Step back in time with a 19th-century costumed interpreter and watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal. Registration encouraged online. Tickets available at the...

Cost: $5/adult, $3 ages 7-16. Free for ages 6 and younger

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Explore the historic nature of Leigh Farm Park with a friendly guide. Venture inside the historic farmhouse while being captivated by tales about life at Leigh Farm throughout the years.

Cost: Free

Where:
Leigh Farm Park
370 Leigh Farm Rd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: Durham Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 919-560-1116
Contact Name: Natalya Buckel
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Take part in an all-day block party and community festival on Hillsborough Street. The rain-or-shine event, features more than 325 booths and dozens of departments, student organizations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillsborough Street
2011 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Sponsor: Live it Up! Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation
Contact Name: Lara Bannister
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Find out more about the coderschool's programs and discounts. If you're ready to jump in, we'll be offering two free coding workshops for a Back-2-School event, so sign up below...

Cost: Free

Where:
thecoderschool - Cary
201 Davis Grove Circle
Cary, NC  27519
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Sponsor: theCoderSchool - Cary
Telephone: 919-234-5193
Contact Name: Nidhi Joshi
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Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Fletcher Theater
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Enjoy the spectacle of giant puppets, stilt dancers, shadow puppets and live music. All ages. A pre-show begins at 6:20 p.m.

Cost: Suggested donations are $8 for kids, $15 for adults

Where:
Forest Theatre
123 S. Boundary St.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Telephone: 919-962-0522
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Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Fletcher Theater
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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See Raleigh native Tift Merrit and friends perform and enjoy food trucks, family play and more. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $29-$39. Free for ages 5 and younger; ticket required.

Where:
N.C. Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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