August 2019: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings

Moore Square Park Opening, Big Muddy Challenge, and more
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Big Muddy Challenge | Aug. 31

Get fit in the filth of the Big Muddy Challenge at Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville. Designed for ages 6 and older of all fitness levels, the 2.5-mile obstacle course takes four-member families through mud, water and dirt for a memorable race experience. Run the course once or multiple times, or cheer on competing groups as a spectator. Registration fees range $30-$55 at Parking is $5 per car. Hill Ridge Farms is located at 703 Tarboro Rd., Youngsville.​

Children’s Business Fairs | Aug. 3 and 17

Support aspiring entrepreneurs ages 6 and older as they promote their products and services for profit at two pop-up markets this month. Thirty whiz kids showcase their artwork, photography, food creations, unique services and more at the 2nd Annual Holly Springs Children’s Business Fair Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Holly Springs Towne Center, which is located at the intersection of N.C. 55 and New Hill Road in Holly Springs. Morrisville’s Park West Village Market hosts 75 future tycoons selling their distinctive merchandise and services during the Triangle Children’s Business Fair Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Park West Village Market is located at 3400 Village Market Place in Morrisville. Learn more about these children’s business fairs at and

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Moore Square Park Grand Opening Celebration | Aug. 3

Since 1792, Moore Square Park has been a vibrant cornerstone of downtown Raleigh. Celebrate its multi-million dollar renovation that includes a café, tree house play area, water play feature and public art installations at a grand opening ceremony, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Local entertainers, an art market curated by Artsplosure and Kid Lab hands-on activity highlight the event. Admission is Free. On Aug. 4, the park’s free outdoor movie series, “Moore Movies,” returns with family-friendly flicks showing every Sunday at 7 p.m. through Aug. 25. Moore Square Park is located at 200 S. Blount St., Raleigh.

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