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.

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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Discover the many living things, from woodpeckers to beetles to mushrooms, that call a tree home with stories, craft, and a hands-on walk in the woods. Ages 3-5 with adult. Register online.

Cost: $8/member, $10/nonmember

Where:
North Carolina Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
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Sponsor: North Carolina Botanical Garden
Telephone: 919-537-3770
Contact Name: Elisha Taylor
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This spring, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the North Carolina State Parks continue Hike NC, a series of more than 60 free guided hikes in North Carolina’s state parks and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Eno River State Park
6101 Cole Mill Rd.
Durham, NC  27705
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A wonderfully kid-paced hour featuring music, play and dancing with toddler stars singing on the mic at Cotton's gently amplified & participatory music show. Children delight in...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Pump It Up Raleigh
10700 World Trade Blvd, #112
Raleigh, NC  27617
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Sponsor: Pump it Up
Telephone: 919-828-3344
Contact Name: Owner/manager Kellie Paterson McHugh
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Enjoy an inflatable obstacle course, a bounce house, dunk tank, food trucks and more. Games, prizes, a talent show, silent auction and more round out the fun. Admission is free and includes access...

Cost: Free

Where:
Reedy Creek Elementary School
940 Reedy Creek Rd.
Cary, NC  27513
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Sponsor: Reedy Creek Elementary School
Contact Name: Jack Mewborne

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Kids learn about butterflies and moths of spring. Enjoy a butterfly-themed picnic, tiptoe through the gardens to search for fluttering wings, play butterfly games and see all the stages of a...

Cost: $30/child

Where:
Doris Duke Center
420 Anderson St.
Durham, NC  27705
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Telephone: 919-668-1707
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Stroll around the pond in search of nighttime critters. Play fun games and and try to catch some nocturnal animals. Take a flashlight. All ages with adult. Advance registration required 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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When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion, which results in a tremendous peach. The peach launches James on a journey of enormous...

Cost: $17/adult, $11 ages 12 and younger

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Run, walk, skip or dance your way through a rainbow of fun. Be blitzed with non-toxic color by volunteers and enjoy food trucks and giveaways. All ages and skills welcome. Register online.

Cost: $38/adult, $18/ages 5-10. Free for ages 4 and younger with paying adult.

Where:
Course begins at Glenwood Elementary School
2 Prestwick Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
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Sponsor: SKJAJA
Telephone: 919.636.1553
Contact Name: Charlotte White
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Spring Daze features more than 180 North Carolina artists, entertainment on four stages, delicious festival food and Cary’s annual Earth Day Celebration. The Children's Village at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bond Park
801 High House Rd.
Cary, NC  27513
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People of all ages with disabilities enjoy a Fishing Derby. Rods, reels and bait provided. The event will be held rain or shine. Wheelchairs are welcome and no experience is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Seagroves Park Pond
201 Parkfield Dr.
Apex, NC
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Sponsor: Town of Apex
Telephone: 919-249-3402
Contact Name: Sarah Fisher
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Reel in the fun at a fishing derby for people of all ages with disabilities. Loaner rods and reels available or take your own. Bait provided. Event held rain or shine. Registration required online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Seagroves Park Pond
201 Parkfield Dr.
Apex, NC
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Take part in a National Nanny Training Day conference for the Research Triangle Park will be held at Brooks Avenue Church in Raleigh. This year’s keynote speaker will be Kelli...

Cost: $35/person

Where:
Brooks Avenue Church
700 Brooks Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Sponsor: North Carolina Professional Association of Nannies
Telephone: 919-428-4393
Contact Name: Jasmine Berry
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The QuintilesIMS Girls on the Run 5k is a family-friendly event featuring a 5k course through downtown and the American Tobacco Trail, plus a family festival showcasing local vendors. Take the...

Cost: $25

Where:
American Tobacco Campus
300 Blackwell St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Girls on the Run of the Triangle
Telephone: 919-401-6307
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Local vendors, entertainment, food trucks, fun activities and dog contests benefit rescue animals from area shelters. Gates open at 9 a.m. Register online. 

Cost: $35/adult, $25/youth

Where:
Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy.
Cary, NC  27518
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Celebrate the new Primrose School at Brier Creek. Local families and children are invited to attend the grand opening celebration. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. to officially...

Cost: Free

Where:
Primrose School at Brier Creek
11151 Salem Glen Lane
Raleigh, NC  27617
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Sponsor: Primrose School at Brier Creek
Telephone: 919-880-2416
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Enjoy interactive displays and games on childhood injury prevention and safety. See emergency vehicle tours and meet local businesses. All ages. Hosted by Safe Kids Wake County, along...

Cost: Free

Where:
Green Road Park
4201 Green Road
Raleigh, NC  27604
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Sponsor: Safe Kids Wake County
Telephone: 919-350-8364
Contact Name: Christina Carmichael
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Families enjoy stories.

Cost: Free

Where:
East Regional Library
946 Steeple Square Ct.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Durham County Library and Book Harvest celebrate Día de Los Niño’s (Children’s Day-Books Day). Bring gently used children and teen books and take home free ones. Kids...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northgate Mall
1058 West Club Blvd.
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Durham County Library and Book Harvest NC
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Read the new book that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children - now and forever.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
760 S.E Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Celebrate the return of feathered friends with game booths, activities, crafts and more.

Cost: Free

Where:
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Flyleaf joins more than 400 stores nationally with a day of events and special merchandise in celebration of independent bookstores. Johanna Banana will read from favorite titles featured...

Cost: Free

Where:
Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Sponsor: Flyleaf Books
Telephone: 919-942-7373
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Experience the trains, museum and other attractions. Music, kids programs, games, contests and giveaways round out the fun. See more than 35 vintage pre-1928 automobiles on display...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
New Hope Valley Railway
3900 Bonsal Rd.
New Hill, NC  27562
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When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion, which results in a tremendous peach. The peach launches James on a journey of enormous...

Cost: $17/adult, $11 ages 12 and younger

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Follow a stream channel in the park to find out how water moves and who lives there. Ages 6-8. Register online. Choose course code #198889.

Cost: $3

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Wilkerson staff
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Meet pre-screened (interviewed, references checked, background checked, CPR and First Aid certified) babysitters and nannies who are available for part-time, full-time, or on demand as needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Snickerdoodles Play Cafe
3721 Lynn Rd #112
Raleigh, NC  27613
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Sponsor: Select Sitters
Telephone: 919-561-6233
Contact Name: Kara Varnell
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A young girl, Coppelia, sits on her balcony all day reading, speaking to no one. A boy named Franz falls deeply in love with her and wants to marry her, even though he is already engaged to...

Cost: $12-$27

Where:
Fletcher Theater
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Parent and child create an an insect hotel for beneficial bugs.

Cost: $40 for one adult and one child, additional people $15

Where:
Rebus Works
301 S. Kinsey St.
Ste. 2
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Buy native plants from the garden and local vendors. Enjoy food trucks, music, kids' activities and more. 

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion, which results in a tremendous peach. The peach launches James on a journey of enormous...

Cost: $17/adult, $11 ages 12 and younger

Where:
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Take a night hike with staff to search for nocturnal wildlife. Ages 10-13. Registration required.

Cost: $12/resident, $16/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Enjoy a perfromance featuring original ballet, modern, jazz, swing and hip hop dances by  students as well as Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully - Choreographer.

Cost: Free

Where:
NCSSM Community Dance Concert
1219 Broad St.
Durham, NC  27705
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Walk with a park naturalist to look and listen for wildlife in the woods and fields as daylight transitions to night. Ages 4 yrs and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Register...

Cost: $2

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Wilkerson staff
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GPS, soon to be replaced by The Triangle Go-To Guide, connects you to all the Triangle has to offer, from museum expansions to new parks and schools to youth sports and family fun. Plus, discover our 2016 Readers' Favorites.

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