June 15-17: Enjoy a Barbecue Festival, Herb Tutorial, SpringFest and the NC Juneteenth Celebration

Weekend fun in the Triangle
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Watch 48 barbecue teams compete at Peak City Pig Fest in Apex this weekend.

This weekend in the Triangle, your family can enjoy Peak City Pig Fest in downtown Apex, learn about the historic uses of herbs at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, attend Morrisville’s SpringFest and celebrate Juneteenth in downtown Durham.

Peak City Pig Fest in Apex

Take in the delicious smells of 48 competing teams cooking chicken, ribs, beef brisket and pork June 15-16 in historic downtown Apex. There will be live music, a beer garden, food for purchase, pig races and the opportunity to become a People’s Choice judge. View the event schedule so you don’t miss the fun. The festival operates 5-11 p.m. June 15, and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. June 16.

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Herbs: They Have Great Taste FREE

Stop in and join staff at Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh June 16 or 17 any time between 2 and 4 p.m. to learn about the historic uses of herbs. This program will be held outside the Farm History Center each day. All ages are encouraged to attend.

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SpringFest in Morrisville

The Town of Morrisville turns Town Hall Drive into a carnival for the whole family June 16, 4-9 p.m. SpringFest includes great entertainment, midway games, rides, live music and a wide selection of food trucks. Admission is free, but food trucks and games require purchases. Game tickets are $1 each or 25 tickets for $20. View a location map and information about shuttle stops here

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NC Juneteenth Celebration FREE

Juneteenth (officially June 19) celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in the American South. Learn about this history of this day at a fun-filled, educational and uplifting event, and enjoy entertainment from local and national musicians, food, a health fair, vendors, a kids’ zone and more. This celebration takes place June 16, 1-10 p.m. in downtown Durham. Admission is free, but food and some vendors require a purchase.

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