September Festivals in Raleigh, Durham and Other Triangle Towns


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Photo courtesy of African-American Cultural Festival

Savor the cultures of places near and far, celebrate dogs, storytelling, fall, music, art, film, fashion and even bugs at festivals in and around Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill during September. Our October issue will list local festivals for that month, as well as fall festivals across the state.

1. African-American Cultural Festival

Sept. 3-4 – Fayetteville St., downtown Raleigh. Free. Celebrate African-American culture and history with an art gallery walk, vendors, kids’ activities, food and more. See website for hours. aacfestival.org.

2. Greek Festival

Sept. 9-11 – Jim Graham Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. See website for hours. $3 adults, $2 ages 13-18 and seniors. Free for ages 12 and younger. Enjoy Greek folk dancing, live music, authentic cuisine, a marketplace and more. greekfestivalraleigh.com.

3. Dog Olympics

Sept. 10 – North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Dr., Raleigh. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See website for fees. Dogs of all breeds and sizes can take part in athletic and nonathletic competitions and microchipping services. Canine health information booths, vendors and food trucks round out the fun. The rain date is Sept. 26. https://cvm.ncsu.edu/outreach/dog-olympics/

4. Harvest and Hornworm Festival

Sept. 10 – Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Celebrate North Carolina’s farming culture and history with a hornworm race, live music, local arts and crafts vendors, history activities and more. dukehomestead.org/events.php.

5. Fall Hay Days

Sept. 10 – Horses for Hope, 2909 Banks Rd., Raleigh. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; optional activities charge a small fee. Take the family for riding demonstrations, food, music, auction, raffles, pony rides, trail rides, a grooming station, games, prizes and more. Proceeds benefit Horses for Hope and its therapeutic riding program. This is a special needs-friendly event. horsesforhope.org.

6. North Carolina Gourd Festival

Sept. 10-11 – North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Holshouser Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. See website for hours. $2. Free for ages 15 and younger. Enjoy gourd displays from around the world, workshops, arts and crafts and a gourd crafting table for kids. ncgourdsociety.org/festival.

7. Tar River Festival

Sept. 10 – Riverbend Park, Louisburg. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. This annual festival features cultural demonstrations, the first-ever Tar River food truck rodeo, live music by The Switch Band, inflatables, rides, face painting, and an arts and crafts booth. franklin-chamber.org.

8. Clayton Harvest and Music Festival

Sept. 14-18 – E. Main St., downtown Clayton. See website for hours. Free. Live entertainment, food vendors, rides, hands-on activities, local talent performances, a car show and concerts highlight this annual event. claytonchamber.com/pages/harvest-festival.

9. SPARKcon

Sept. 15-18 – Fayetteville St., downtown Raleigh. Free. See website for the complete schedule. Raleigh’s annual festival of creativity showcases art in its many forms, including dance, fashion, film, music, fine arts, theater and more. Enjoy performances, kids’ activities, exhibits and more. sparkcon.com.

10. Tar Heel Downtown

Sept. 16 – Franklin St., downtown Chapel Hill. 6-9 p.m. Free. Celebrate with the Tar Heels the night before the football season’s opening game day. The evening features an outdoor concert, interactive games for kids, face painting and Rameses, the Tar Heel mascot. tarheeldowntown.com.

11. AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Sept. 17 – North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Take your dog to meet rare breeds and enjoy canine demonstrations, face painting, contests and more. akc.org/responsible.

12. Bugfest: Ants

Sept. 17 – North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Delve into the fascinating world of bugs and creepy crawlies. Experience more than 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities. Interact with entomologists and sample buggy dishes prepared by local chefs. Live bands, bug stations, a nocturnal insect tour and a street carnival cap off the event from 5-7 p.m. bugfest.org.

13. Cary Scavenger Hunt

Sept. 17 – Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $50/team. Teams race throughout Cary to find the most clues in hopes of winning prizes or trophies. Enjoy food, fun activities and a chance to win free raffle prizes while scores are tallied at the finish line. Register a team online. caryscavengerhunt.com.

14. CenterFest Art Festival

Sept. 17-18 – Downtown Durham. See website for hours. Suggested donation is $5. Free for ages 12 and younger. The annual art lover’s festival features creations from 140 juried fine artists and craftsmen, music and entertainment on six stages, a lively Kids Zone and local foods. centerfest.durhamarts.org.

15. Creedmoor Music Festival

Sept. 17 – 301 N. Main St., Creedmoor. 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. Family fun for all ages includes more than 100 food and craft vendors, children’s activities, live demonstrations and all genres of music from local and regional bands. cityofcreedmoor.org.

16. Dog Day in the Park

Sept. 17 – Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park, 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Canines are celebrated with contests, clinics, live music and more. hollyspringsnc.us/355/dog-day-in-the-park.

17. Dragon Boat Festival

Sept. 17 – Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Enjoy dragon boat racing on Symphony Lake, cultural performances and authentic cuisine. dragonboatnc.wix.com/festival.

18. Fall Harvest Celebration

Sept. 17 – Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Costumed interpreters, corn-grinding demonstrations, tours of historic Yates Mill and live performances highlight this annual fall festival. Storytellers, a scavenger hunt for all ages, craft demonstrations, antique vehicle and tool displays and food vendors round out the fun. wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill/pages/fallharvest.aspx.

19. International Food and Music Festival

Sept. 17 – J. Ashley Wall Towne Square, W. Third St. and W. Cypress St., Wendell. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Celebrate the culinary world with ethnic food, live entertainment, games and more. thefoodfestival.com.

20. Oktoberfest at Lafayette Village

Sept. 17 – Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh. Noon-5 p.m. Free. This German-inspired event features food, live music, face painting, train rides, wiener dog racing and more. lafayettevillageraleigh.com.

21. Carnaval Latino

Sept. 18 – Garner Performing Arts Center Back Lawn, 125 Avery St., Garner. 1-4 p.m. Free. Celebrate Latino culture with live bands, food trucks, dance performances, face painting, a piñata giveaway, crafts and more. apps.garnernc.gov/parkswebpages/carnaval%20latino/main.htm.

22. Benson Mule Days

Sept. 22-25 – Downtown Benson. See website for hours and fees. Take the family for rodeos, a mule-pulling contest, a parade, vendors, carnival rides, street performers, bluegrass shows and more. bensonmuledays.com.

23. Ray Price Bikefest

Sept. 22-25 – Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh. See website for hours. Free. Celebrate the motorcycle lifestyle with family-friendly activities ranging from stunt shows and specialty rides to live music and local vendors. capitalcitybikefest.com.

24. Triangle Oktoberfest

Sept. 23-24 – Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. See website for hours. $5-$40. Enjoy live German music, traditional Bavarian food and fare, wiener dog races, a Kinderplatz, German-made cars and more. Purchase tickets online. triangleoktoberfest.org.

25. Carrboro Music Festival

Sept. 24-25 – Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. See website for hours. Free. Celebrate music with live performances, crafts and food. carrboromusicfestival.com.

26. Dirty Dogs Pet Extravaganza

Sept. 24-25 – E. Carroll Joyner Park , 701 Harris Rd., Wake Forest. See website for hours. Free. Pet owners spend a day with their furry sidekicks enjoying contests, pet-related vendors, music and food trucks. dirtydogsllc.com/extravaganza2016.

27. Durham Latino Festival

Sept. 24 – Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr., Durham. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Latino and Hispanic traditions are celebrated with authentic cuisine, an arts and crafts marketplace, kids’ activities and live performances. The rain date is Oct. 8. durhamnc.gov/1009/latino-festival.

28. Harvest Festival at Historic Stagville

Sept. 24 – Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Hwy., Durham. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 adults, $3 kids. Learn about work, food and harvest on the Cameron family plantation with fun activities. stagville.org.

29. Harvest Festival at St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church

Sept. 24 – St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, 225 Bashford Rd., Raleigh. 2-8 p.m. Free. Enjoy authentic food, live music, stage performances, live auctions, kids’ games, face paintings and character appearances. harvestfestnc.com.

30. Storytelling Festival

Sept. 24 – Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Hear family-friendly storytelling from Donna Washington, Adam Booth and others, and live music from The Sandbox Band. wakegov.com/libraries/events/pages/storytelling.aspx.

31. Youngsville Fall Festival

Sept. 24 – 125 U.S. 1-A, Youngsville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Welcome the arrival of fall with a food truck rodeo, face painting, craft vendors and a car show. youngsvillefallfestival.com.

32. La Fiesta del Pueblo 2016

Sept. 25 – Fayetteville Street, downtown Raleigh. Noon-7 p.m. Free. Enjoy authentic cuisine, music, dancing and fun activities. elpueblo.org/eng/la-fiesta-del-pueblo-2016.

 

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Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
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Cost: Free

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River Park
114 E. Margaret Ln.
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Cost: $5 suggested donation; free for children under 12

Where:
Durham Arts Council
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Durham Arts Council
Telephone: 919-560-2719
Contact Name: Susan Tierney
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Cost: Free

Where:
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Durham, NC  27705
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Sponsor: Mindful Families of Durham
Contact Name: Adam, Laura, Josh, Sumi
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Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
Fayetteville St. City Plaza
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Crowder County Park
Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Cost: $5/Adult, 4$/Senior (60+), $3/Child (7-16), 6&Younger Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Cost: Free

Where:
Knightdale Station Park
494 Knightdale Station Run
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Cost: Free

Where:
Cary Towne Centre
1105 Walnut St
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale
Contact Name: Gail Walker
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Cost: Free

Where:
David R. Kahn Community Campus
12804 Norwood Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27613
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Cost: $5 – $25

Where:
Downtown Pittsboro
Pittsboro, NC


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Cost: $5-$30

Where:
Downtown Pittsboro
205 Lorax Lane #5
Pittsboro, NC  27312
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Sponsor: Abundance NC
Telephone: 919-444-9300
Contact Name: Tami Schwerin
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Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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The autumnal equinox signals the beginning of fall. It is the point when there are exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness at the equator. Mark the change of seasons by heading to the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Grab your magnifying glass and help solve the many mysteries along the Old Beech Nature Trail. Who left the pile of acorns by the rotten log? Whose scat is that? Use your senses and detective...

Cost: FREE

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Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 919-460-3355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Crowder County Park
Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences presents the classic tale for all ages. 

Cost: $3/person

Where:
Century Center
100 N. Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC  27510
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Let’s celebrate the arrival of fall! Make a craft inspired by the leaves’ changing colors. We will bring the materials if you bring the imagination! For all ages (adult accompaniment required...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Crowder County Park
Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Learn about the annual, long-distance movement of the migratory birds in our park. We will learn the difference between summer migrants, winter migrants, and permanent residents and then go on a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC  27562
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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Cost: Free

Where:
Orange County Main Library
137 W Margaret Ln
Hillsborough, NC  27278
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Sponsor: Orange County Public Library
Telephone: 919-245-2539
Contact Name: Libbie Hough
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Cost: Free

Where:
Orange County Main Library
137 W Margaret Ln
Hillsborough, NC  27278
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Sponsor: Orange County Public Library
Telephone: 919-245-2539
Contact Name: Libbie Hough
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Apple Day features fresh North Carolina apples, an apple dessert and more.

Cost: Free

Where:
State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Rodeos, a mule-pulling contest, arts and crafts, vendors, carnival rides, street performers, bluegrass shows and more are all part of Benson Mule Days. See website for hours.

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Benson
500 S. Market St.
Benson, NC  27504
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 “Shinrin-yoku” is a Japanese healing technique which means "taking in the forest atmosphere." Developed in the 1980s, it has become a cornerstone of preventive health...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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This family-friendly urban bluegrass festival features a dance tent, workshops and exhibit hall with instruments and gear in the Raleigh Convention Center, food vendors, a youth stage, juried...

Cost: Free-$60

Where:
, NC

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Enjoy down time in nature, or take part in guided art making, herbalism, outdoor yoga, storytelling, or basic women’s camping skills. Dinner and breakfast included, but take camping...

Cost: $50/member, $55/nonmember.

Where:
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Come out to the 5th Annual Wolfpack Games at Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center on Friday, September 27th at 6 PM. Enjoy a fun atmosphere and get an exclusive sneak peek at the 2019-2020 NC State...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center
2611 Cates Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27695
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Enjoy free bowl cuts by Arrow, Worm Farms; a Most Annoying Sound Off; and Costume Contest. Wear a best orange or blue tuxes. Gates and food trucks will open and begin at 6pm with the movie starting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Raleigh Meadows
Campus Shore Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: VisitCentennial
Telephone: 704-651-3179
Contact Name: Jude DesNoyer
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Mums and pumpkins take center stage at this festival featuring live music and food trucks.

Cost: Free

Where:
Knightdale Station Park
810 N. First Ave.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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Rodeos, a mule-pulling contest, arts and crafts, vendors, carnival rides, street performers, bluegrass shows and more are all part of Benson Mule Days. See website for hours.

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Benson
500 S. Market St.
Benson, NC  27504
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Learn basic canoeing skills and a bit about the millpond's history, then head out to explore the pond's many features as seen only from the water. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Give rugby a try. Take part in tag rugby pick-up games every Saturday morning at Baileywick Road Park, near the Second Shelter.  No experience necessary. All ages. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Baileywick Road Park
9501 Baileywick Rd
Second Shelter Field
Raleigh, NC  27615
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Sponsor: Raleigh Redhawks Rugby
Contact Name: denise travis
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Welcome fall's arrival with a food truck rodeo, car show, face painting, a craft show and more.  

Cost: Free

Where:
125 U.S. 1-A
Youngsville, NC  27596
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Celebrate the Fall Harvest with the Cary Downtown Farmers Market on Saturday, September 28 along West Chatham Street in Cary! There will be contests and games, craft booths and food trucks lining...

Cost: Free

Where:
West Chatham Street
Cary, NC  27511


Sponsor: Cary Downtown Farmers Market
Telephone: 919-244-6463
Contact Name: Lindsey Chester
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Take part in a 1.4-mile walk for inclusiveness. Registration and activities begin at 10 a.m.; walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy refreshments, games, raffle and a decorating station. All ages and...

Cost: $15/family, $5/individual

Where:
Kids Together Playground
111 Thurston Dr.
Cary, NC  27518
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Campbell Law School will host a bike ride from “The Creek to the Capital” the morning of Saturday, September 28 as part of its yearlong anniversary celebration. Riders of all skill...

Cost: $40 fee includes T-shirt/lunch

Where:
Finish line @ Campbell Law School
225 Hillsborough St
Raleigh , NC  27603
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Sponsor: Campbell Law School
Telephone: 919-865-5978
Contact Name: Lisa Snedeker
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Enjoy a day at the park and listen to stories from professional storytellers in this event presented by Wake County Public Libraries and Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space.

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: Historic Oak View County Park
Telephone: 919-250-1013
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Live Entertainment all day, including a Talent Contest. Win the Raffle. Enjoy at least a dozen international options prepared by parishioners-- Mexican, Irish, Filipino just to name a few. ...

Cost: Free festival admission. Food and raffle incur fees

Where:
J. Ashley Wall Towne Square
J. Ashley Wall Towne Square W. Third St. & W. Cypress St.
Wendell, NC  27591
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Sponsor: St Eugene Catholic Church
Telephone: 919-449-5234
Contact Name: Susan Welsh
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Enjoy live performances, cultural exhibits, children's activities, dragon boat racing and more. Taste a wide collection of ethnic foods and delicacies created by local chefs.

Cost: $5 advance tickets; $8 at the door. Free for ages 12 and younger

Where:
Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy.
Cary, NC  27518
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Learn basic canoeing skills and a bit about the millpond's history, then head out to explore the pond's many features as seen only from the water. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets are provided,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Travel to Germany without leaving the Triangle at this German-inspired festival featuring live music and food, as well as the ever-popular wiener dog races.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lafayette Village
8450 Honeycutt Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27615
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This family-friendly urban bluegrass festival features a dance tent, workshops and exhibit hall with instruments and gear in the Raleigh Convention Center, food vendors, a youth stage, juried...

Cost: Free-$60

Where:
, NC

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Want to get inside Historic Yates Mill? Join us for a half-hour tour (starting at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 & 3:00 p.m.) to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill's...

Cost: $5/Adult, 4$/Senior (60+), $3/Child (7-16), 6&Younger Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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In 1979, the NC Legislature designated the Eastern Box Turtle as our state reptile. Learn how you can help conserve this valuable state symbol. Meet Lake Crabtree's adopted turtle, Shel...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 919-460-3355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Take the family for live music, crafts and food. See website for hours.

Cost: Free

Where:
Carrboro Town Hall
301 W. Main St.
Carrboro, NC  27510
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Mums and pumpkins take center stage at this festival featuring food trucks and great music. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Knightdale Station Park
810 N. First Ave.
Knightdale, NC  27545
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East Cloud Kungfu hosts a Parent's Night Out event, featuring a safe environment for kids as they about the wide world of kungfu.   Check it out!...

Cost: $25 first child, $20 each additional child

Where:
East Cloud Kungfu, LLC
5655-A Western Blvd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Sponsor: East Cloud Kungfu, LLC
Telephone: 252-646-7053
Contact Name: Imari Colon
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Railroad Days' 44th consecutive year features the Railroad Days pageant at 7 p.m., where a queen in five age divisions will be crowned. The festival continues Oct. 4-5 in downtown Selma.

Cost: $12/person for pageant admission

Where:
Selma Elementary School
311 W. Richardson St.
Selma, NC  27576
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Rodeos, a mule-pulling contest, arts and crafts, vendors, carnival rides, street performers, bluegrass shows and more are all part of Benson Mule Days. See website for hours.

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Benson
500 S. Market St.
Benson, NC  27504
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