Shop for Gifts at Holiday Craft Fairs in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill


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Start your holiday shopping early by visiting these Triangle-area craft fairs. Search our daily calendar at carolinaparent.com for “holiday fairs” to find more crafting events in the Triangle. Craft fairs are free unless otherwise noted.


A Shopping SPREE! 
Nov. 3-4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Presented by the Junior League of Raleigh. Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. jlraleigh.org/fundraising/a-shopping-spree.
 

Arts and Crafts Festival
Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union St., Cary. stpaulscary.org/festival.
 

Craft and Vendor Fair
Nov. 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Merritt's Chapel UMC, 1090 Farrington Point Rd., Chapel Hill. merrittschapel.org/calendar.
 

Holiday Market
Nov. 4, 2:30-7:30 p.m. The Pointe Church, 1503 Walnut St., Cary. 919-467-9159.
 

Reindeer Day
Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $2. Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young St., Rolesville. rolesvillehsptsa.com/reindeerday.html.
 

St. Andrew the Apostle Holiday Craft Fair
Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Rd., Apex. saintandrew.org.
 

Triangle Presbyterian Preschool Holiday Bazaar
Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Triangle Presbyterian Church, 5001 Tudor Place, Durham. tppk.org.

 

Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Art and Gift Show
Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh. visionsofsugarplumsraleigh.com.
 

Carolina Artisan Craft Market
Nov. 10, 5-9 p.m.; Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7 advance tickets, $10 at the door. Free for ages 14 and younger. Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. carolinadesignercraftsmen.com/the-market.
 

Fall Craft Fair
Nov. 10-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. State Farmers Market, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. statefarmersmarket.org.
 

Genesis Christmas Shopping Spree
Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Genesis United Methodist Church, 850 High House Rd., Cary. genesis-umc.org.
 

The Handmaidens’ Handmade Market
Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-noon (early bird $7 cash admission); noon-6 p.m. (free admission). Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. thehandmademarket.com/site/about/event-details.
 

Holiday Market at Southern Star Ballroom
Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Southern Star Ballroom Center, 6625 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh. southernstarballroom.com/index.php/holiday-marketplace.
 

Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair
Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Receive $1 off admission with canned food donation. Free for ages 11 and younger. Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr., Raleigh. wakefieldhsptsa.org/mistletoe-market.html.
 

The Bazaar Craft and Art Market
Nov. 12, noon-5 p.m. The Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. 
 

Cedar Creek Gallery Holiday Open House
Nov. 17-18, see the website for hours. Cedar Creek Gallery, 1150 Fleming Rd., Creedmoor. cedarcreekgallery.com.
 

Day of Shopping at Peace Presbyterian Church
Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Peace Presbyterian Church, 1777 W. Chatham St., Cary. facebook.com/Day-of-Shopping-1960034197603348
 

Durham Art Walk Holiday Market
Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 19, 1-5 p.m. Start the tour at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. durhamartwalk.com.
 

Emerson Waldorf Children’s Faire and Artisan Marketplace
Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 6211 New Jericho Rd., Chapel Hill. emersonwaldorf.org.
 

Holiday Crafts Fair at North Carolina State University
Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $2/person, $5/family. Thompson Hall, 210 Jensen Dr., Raleigh. crafts.arts.ncsu.edu/events-and-exhibitions/crafts-fair.
 

Mistletoe Madness
Nov. 18, 1-7 p.m. The Corner Biergarten, 1625 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. mistletoemadness.wordpress.com.
 

Multiple Choices Holiday Market
Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Presented by Nina’s School of Dance. Umstead Pines Golf and Swim Club, 253 Country Club Dr., Durham. 919-530-0652.
 

Santa’s Workshop 
Nov. 18, see the website for hours and fees. Holiday Inn Crabtree, 4100 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. islandgirlcraftandvendorevent.com.
 

Town of Cary Annual Craft Show
Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place, Cary. townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/annual-holiday-arts-crafts-fair.
 

Winter Wonderland Craft Show
Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mebane Arts Center, 633 Corregidor St., Mebane. cityofmebane.com.
 

The Black Market
Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. northgatemall.com.
 

Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market
Nov. 24-25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8/adult, $4 ages 6-12. Free for ages 5 and younger. Jim Graham Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. christmascarousel.com.
 

Holiday Handmade Pop-Up Market
Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Perch Studios, 106 S. Greensboro St., Ste. E, Carrboro. perch-coworking.com.
 

Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe
Nov. 30, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m.; Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cary Academy, 1500 N. Harrison Ave., Cary. caholidayshoppe.com.
 

Mistletoe Market
Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Excelsior Classical Academy, 4100 N. Roxboro St., Durham. facebook.com/events/443608056025423.

Carolina Inn Holiday Market
Dec. 2, 9 and 16. See the website for hours. 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. 12daysevents.com.
 

Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show
Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill. stmsnc.org.
 

Elf Market
Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. artscenterlive.org/elf-market-2017.
 

Holiday Bazaar
Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cleveland High School, 1892 Polenta Rd., Clayton. clevelandhigh.band.
 

Holly Days Extravaganza
Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $2/person. Sanderson High School, 5500 Dixon Dr., Raleigh. sites.google.com/view/sandersonhollydays.
 

Scandinavian Christmas Fair
Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $7. Free for ages 12 and younger. Holshouser Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. scanfair.org.
 

Christmas Gift Bazaar
Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Cary Towne Center (former Macy's location), 1105 Walnut St., Cary. 
 

Wake Forest Artisans Market
Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks St., Wake Forest. wakeforestarts.org/artists/artisans-market.
 

The Bazaar Craft and Art Market
Dec. 3, noon-5 p.m. 140 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. townofchapelhill.org.
 

St. Nicholas European Marketplace
Dec. 8, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Holshauser Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. facebook.com/saintnicholasmarket.
 

Garner Magnet High School Holiday Shopping Fair
Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Garner Magnet High School, South Garner Campus, 8228 Hebron Church Rd., Garner. eventbrite.com.
 

Durham Craft Market Holiday Show
Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St., Durham. durhamcraftmarket.com.
 

Holiday Market
Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. The Halle Cultural Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. facebook.com/holiday-market-apex-312071872554086.


Craft Festivals Farther Afield

Holly Day Fair
Nov. 2, noon-8 p.m.; Nov. 3-4, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10. The Crown Expo Center, 131 E. Mountain Dr., Fayetteville. hollydayfair.com.
 

Holiday Market by Gilmore Shows
Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 adults, $1 ages 6-12. Free for ages 5 and younger. Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. gilmoreshows.com/holiday_market.shtml.
 

Southern Christmas Show
Nov. 9-19; Wednesday-Saturday. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun.-Tue. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $3-$10 in advance, $3-$12 at the door. Free for ages 5 and younger. The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd., Charlotte. southernshows.com/scs.
 

Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show
Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $4/person, free for ages 11 and younger. Crystal Coast Civic Center, 3505 Arendell St., Morehead City. carteretcountync.gov.

’Tis the Season Holiday Fair
Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Admission is $4. Free for ages 11 and younger. WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher. wncholidayfair.net.
 

Arts, Crafts and Gifts Show
Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5. Free for ages 12 and younger. Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 U.S. Hwy. 17 North, Wilmington. poplargrove.org/festivals/amerrylittlechristmas/gift-show.

*Updated Nov. 1, 2018

 

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August 2018

Run Club meets every Sunday at 8 a.m. in Midtown Raleigh or Wake Forest. Stroller friendly; children invited. 

Cost: $10/run or $100/annual pass

Where:
Optimist Park Community Center/Greenways
5900 Whittier Drive
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Sponsor: FIT4MOM
Telephone: 919-348-0472
Contact Name: Missy Currin
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Cost: Free

Where:
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC  27705
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Take part in a class that teaches individualized ways to foster motor development for your child. Learn about tummy time alternatives, best positions for your baby, how to help your child learn to...

Cost: $18

Where:
Open Arts
1222 Copeland Oaks Dr.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Babies On The MOVE
Contact Name: Rebecca Quinones
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Join Mindful Families of Durham, a Buddhist-inspired spiritual community that supports area parents, caregivers, and their children in the practice of mindfulness and the understanding of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Erwin Road
Durham, NC  27705
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Sponsor: Mindful Families of Durham
Contact Name: Adam, Laura, Josh, Sumi
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Celebrate the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle with vendors, food trucks, free food samples and live music.

Cost: Free

Where:
Durham Armory
220 Foster St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Little ones enjoy storytime.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
5959 Triangle Town Blvd.
Cary, NC  27616
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Take part in a class that teaches individualized ways to foster motor development for your child. Learn about carry positions, best positions for your baby, how to help your child learn to crawl,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Open Arts
1222 Copeland Oaks Dr
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Babies On The MOVE
Contact Name: Rebecca Quinones
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This back-to-school celebration features indoor and outdoor eating areas, kids' activities, music and more.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn at Southpoint
7007 Fayetteville Rd.
Durham, NC  27713
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Enjoy a back-to-school event featuring a food truck rodeo, inside and outside eating areas, kids' activities and more. Take a non-perishable food item for Back Pack Buddies, an Inter-Faith...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn at Southpoint
7007 Fayetteville Rd.
Durham, NC  27713
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Sponsor: Spectacular Magazine
Telephone: 919-916-1640
Contact Name: Phyllis Coley
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The Arc of the Triangle, Allegiant Air and The Arc of the North Carolina will co-host a Wings for Autism® event at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in partnership with the Transportation...

Cost: Free

Where:
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
2400 John Brantley Blvd.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Telephone: 919-942-5119 x117
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The Arc of the Triangle, Allegiant Air and The Arc of the North Carolina will co-host a Wings for Autism® event at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in partnership with the Transportation...

Cost: Free

Where:
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
2400 John Brantley Blvd.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Telephone: 919-942-5119 x117
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Cost: Free

Where:
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
2400 John Brantley Blvd.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Telephone: 919-942-5119 x117
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Discover how farmers preserved their food in the days before refrigeration. Learn about drying, pickling, canning and other techniques. All ages.  ages. Registration not...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Tour the farm, spend time with farmers who care about the environment and meet friendly animals. Tickets must be purchased online; the farm is not open for drop-ins.

Cost: $10/person

Where:
Hux Family Farm
1923 Shaw Rd.
Durham, NC  27704
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Learn about the importance of trees through games and hands-on activities. Make paper and  discover the goods that we get from trees. All ages with adult. Registration required...

Cost: $1/person

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd.
Apex, NC  27539
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Sponsor: Crowder County Park
Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Sunday, August 19, 2:00–3:00 p.m. Want to do more to help out your community park? Do you like history, the environment, agriculture and/or the arts? Consider volunteering at Yates Mill! Join us...

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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Enjoy live entertainment, hands-on projects and gallery hunts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC  27705
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Little ones enjoy storytime.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
5959 Triangle Town Blvd.
Cary, NC  27616
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Study the vital role that wetland ecosystems play. Net macroinvertebrates, learn how to identify them and discuss their value in the aquatic environment. Wander through some of Lake...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 191-946-03355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Enjoy activities inspired by the boo, "Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf," by Judy Sierra. Ages 4-9. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillsborough Library
137 West Margaret Ln.
Inside McDougle Middle School
Hillsborough, NC  27278
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Sponsor: Orange County Library
Telephone: 191-924-52525
Contact Name: Beth Hawkins
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Enjoy live entertainment, hands-on projects and gallery hunts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC  27705
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Read the story by Eric Carle, and practice counting and observing similarities and differences.  A short walk to look for crickets and other insects. Ages 18 months-3 years with adult....

Cost: $2/child

Where:
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Little ones enjoy storytime.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
5959 Triangle Town Blvd.
Cary, NC  27616
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Kids hike, make projects and engage in nature activities. Ages 5-8. Register online.

Cost: $9/resident, $12/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
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Raleigh, NC  27615
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Cost: Free

Where:
Parata Systems
106 Roche Dr.
Durham, NC  27703
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Sponsor: TechGirlz
Contact Name: Jenna May
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Cost: $15/resident, $19/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Enjoy live entertainment, hands-on projects and gallery hunts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC  27705
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Read a story about cows, compare cow breeds, and learn about life on a dairy farm. Explore how milk is made into butter, cheese and other yummy products. Wrap up with an ice cream social and taste...

Cost: $7/child

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
Contact Name: Rebecca Cope
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Little ones enjoy storytime.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
5959 Triangle Town Blvd.
Cary, NC  27616
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Learn about the exciting process that changes caterpillars into butterflies. Visit the butterfly garden while searching for butterflies and caterpillars!. Ages 3-5 with parent. Register online.

Cost: $4/child

Where:
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Enjoy live entertainment, hands-on projects and gallery hunts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC  27705
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Little ones enjoy storytime.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
5959 Triangle Town Blvd.
Cary, NC  27616
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Enjoy live entertainment, hands-on projects and gallery hunts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC  27705
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Take the fast track to nature in this hands-on study of ecology. Ages 8-12. Register online.

Cost: $9/resident, $12/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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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
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Little ones enjoy storytime.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
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Walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and the Triassic period and experience what it was like to be among living dinosaurs. See life-size replicas of adult and baby dinosaurs, dig...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Personality Festival is a Roxboro tradition. Enjoy amusements rides along Main Street, food vendors, singers, dancers, craft and merchandise vendors, local businesses and more. Little Miss...

Cost: Free

Where:
Uptown Roxboro
211 N. Main St.
Roxboro, NC  27573
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Sponsor: Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 336-599-8333
Contact Name: Melissa
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Kids spend a night out in nature making memories and new friends in an old-fashioned, camp-style program. Ages 8-12. Register online. Choose course #117241

Cost: $15/resident, $19/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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Take the family for a night of jigs, reels and anything Celtic. 

Cost: $3/person

Where:
Carrboro Century Center
100 N. Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC  27510
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Celebrate the end of the "dog days of summer" by joining a park naturalist for an evening hike around the millpond. Learn tips for observing wildlife and find out ways to identify the...

Cost: $1/person

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27615
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-400-3288
Contact Name: Rebecca Cope
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Take a moonlit stroll down the Trail to the Beaver Creek bridge and back, listening and looking for nocturnal animals. Linger on the bridge to enjoy the wonderful sounds of nature and play some fun...

Cost: $1/person

Where:
American Tobacco Trail
1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park and the American Tobacco Trail
Telephone: 919-387-2117
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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Morehead Planetarium presents a night of West African storytelling and stargazing at Historic Stagville. Learn about the oral tradition that might have been preserved by enslaved families. After...

Cost: Free. Donations welcome.

Where:
Stagville State Historic Site
5828 Old Oxford Hwy.
Durham, NC  27712
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Telephone: 191-962-00120
Contact Name: Vera Cecelski
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Camp Gladiator takes over the Durham Bulls Athletic Park featuring fun workouts designed for all fitness levels. Enjoy local vendors, music, food, gear and tons of giveaways....

Cost: Free

Where:
Durham Bulls Athletic Park
409 Blackwell St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Camp Gladiator
Telephone: 919-538-7606
Contact Name: Marisa Park
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Walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and the Triassic period and experience what it was like to be among living dinosaurs. See life-size replicas of adult and baby dinosaurs, dig...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Enjoy a unique weekend celebrating the history of Tweetsie Railroad, the ET&WNC Railroad and mountain culture.

Cost: $0-$45

Where:
Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Ln.
Blowing Rock, NC  28605
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Sponsor: Tweetsie Railroad
Telephone: 180-052-65740
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Hundreds of artisans from across the Southeast, festival foods, demonstrations, a kids' play area and live music highlight the town's signature arts and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Town Hall Campus
316 N. Academy St.
Cary, NC  27513
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Stretch your way into creative and silly poses. Share fun memories from the summer, like building sand castles, spitting watermelon seeds, and diving into the swimming pool with our friends,...

Cost: $20 -$25

Where:
Funny Girl Farm
504 Erwin Road
Durham, NC  27707
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Telephone: 984-377-3113
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The Salvation Army of Wake County’s 7th annual Most Amazing Race Raleigh will take place Saturday, August 25 at popular locations throughout downtown Raleigh. The scavenger-hunt-like race is...

Cost: Teams must raise $300 to participate

Where:
The Salvation Army of Wake County Corps Community Center
902 Wake Forest Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27604
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Celebrate North Carolina farming culture and history at Duke Homestead. Don't miss the looping contest and Hornworm Race. This event features live music, local arts and crafts vendors, hands-on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Rd.
Durham, NC  27705
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Enjoy backpacks and school supplies while they last. Sponsored by Word of Truth St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church and Carolina Pines Community Center.

Cost: Free

Where:
Carolina Pines Community Center
2305 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Sponsor: Word of Truth St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church & Carolina Pines Comm Center
Telephone: (919) 831-6435
Contact Name: Tonya Henderson

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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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Enjoy live entertainment, hands-on projects and gallery hunts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC  27705
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Personality Festival is a Roxboro tradition. Enjoy amusements rides along Main Street, food vendors, singers, dancers, craft and merchandise vendors, local businesses and more. Little Miss...

Cost: Free

Where:
Uptown Roxboro
211 N. Main St.
Roxboro, NC  27573
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Sponsor: Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 336-599-8333
Contact Name: Melissa
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Children's booksellers read their favorite picture books. All ages.

Cost: Free

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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The first Holly Springs Children's Business Fair allows children in Holly Springs and surrounding communities to showcase their entrepreneurial skills by launching their own business. Children...

Cost: Free

Where:
Holly Springs Towne Center
NC55 & New Hill Rd.
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Sponsor: Infinity Educators, LLC
Telephone: 919-694-1908
Contact Name: Charlene Y. Dunn
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Little ones enjoy storytime.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
5959 Triangle Town Blvd.
Cary, NC  27616
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View the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill's history and aspects of its preservation. All ages. Registration encouraged online; tickets available inside...

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  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Explore the historic heart of downtown Raleigh on a walking tour of Fayetteville Street. Tours highlight the people, places, architecture and political movements that have shaped...

Cost: Adults (18+) $10; Youth (7-17) $4; Children (6 & under) Free.

Where:
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Join staff for a morning in the gardens. Take a peek at a mini pond, composting area, pollinator garden and children’s garden. Ages 5 and older with family. Register online. 

Cost: $1/person

Where:
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Enjoy giveaways, live entertainment, food, inflatables and more. Dog-friendly event.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Pine Plaza
US 64
Apex, NC  27523
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Sponsor: Lake Pine Plaza
Telephone: 919-446-5386
Contact Name: Kelly Foster

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Enjoy live music. Take a blanket or lawn chairs. Pets and alcohol not permitted.

Cost: Free

Where:
Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre
2600 Evans Rd.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: The Halle Cultural Arts Center
Telephone: (919) 249-1120
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