October 2019: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings
Angelina Ballerina, North Carolina State Fair, and more
Photos courtesy of the North Carolina State Fair
Put on your dancing shoes for Vital Theatre’s production of “Angelina Ballerina, The Musical” at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. This family-friendly musical, based on the animated TV series, will have you pirouetting out of your seats as Angelina and her friends Alice, Gracie, AZ and Viki perform a wide variety of dances — like hip-hop, modern dance and ballet. Show times are 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets, $10, online at the link above. Wake Forest Renaissance Center is located at 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.
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Experience the vibrancy of Latino culture at the Raleigh Tamale Festival at Dorothea Dix Park, 2-6 p.m. Food trucks will offer a wide variety of tamales representing different Latin American countries, and festivalgoers can enjoy Latin dance lessons, performances from local groups, art exhibits, vendors, kids activities and an amateur tamale competition. Admission is Free, but registration is encouraged at the link above. Dorothea Dix Park is located at 2105 Umstead Dr., Raleigh.
October in North Carolina means it’s time for the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. This 10-day festival features the best of what North Carolina has to offer, including livestock displays and competitions, a five-day folk music and dancing competition, carnival games and food, artisans and crafters, and agriculture and farming equipment exhibits. Top musical acts, including the Charlie Daniels Band, Branford Marsalis Quartet and Pure Prairie League, will perform at Dorton Arena. Try fried Oreos, take home a goldfish or try your luck at winning a stuffed animal (that can barely fit into your car). Visit ncstatefair.org for hours and admission fees. The North Carolina State Fairgrounds are located at 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh.