September 2014 Festivals in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
Head to festivals in September that celebrate the harvest season, Greek culture, art and music, history storytelling and more. Join in fundraisers for great causes.
Schoolhouse of Wonder Family Field Day
Sept. 7 – Take the family for a barbecue lunch, team races and activity booths. Ribbons will be awarded for accomplishments. Purchase discounted tickets online. 12:30-3:30 p.m. West Point on the Eno City Park, 5101 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham. 919-477-2116. schoolhouseofwonder.org.
Sept. 12-14 – Enjoy authentic Greek food, music, crafts and more. $3 adults, $2 ages 13-18. Free for ages 12 and younger. 5-10 p.m. Sept. 12; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 13; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 14. N.C. State Fairgrounds, Exposition Center, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. greekfestivalraleigh.com.
BCBSNC Community Wellness Fair
Sept. 13 – Learn about health and fitness and enjoy kid-friendly games and activities. All ages. Free. 2-6 p.m. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. bcbsnc.com.
Harvest and Hornworm Festival
Sept. 13 – Enjoy historical demonstrations, craft vendors, a hornworm race, Moon Pie eating contest and more. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham. 919-477-5498. www.nchistoricsites.org/duke.
Tar River Festival
Sept. 13 – Enjoy inflatables, games, pony rides, live entertainment and crafts. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Riverbend Park, downtown Louisburg. franklin-chamber.org.
Clayton Harvest and Music Festival
Sept. 17-21 – Take the family for rides, juried arts and local acts. Free. See website for times. Main Street, downtown Clayton. 919-553-6352. claytonchamber.com/pages/scheduleofevents.
International Festival of Raleigh
Sept. 19-21 – Thirty local ethnic groups showcase cuisine, music, crafts and dance. Purchase tickets online. See website for fees and times. Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. internationalfestival.org.
White Plains Children’s Center Back to School Benefit
Sept. 19 – Enjoy live music, food trucks and more. Purchase advance tickets online at tinyurl.com/wpcc2014. $15 adults, $10 ages 13-18 at the door. Free for ages 12 and younger. 7-10 p.m. White Plains Children’s Center, 313 S.E. Maynard Rd., Morrisville. whiteplainschildrenscenter.org.
CenterFest Arts Festival
Sept. 20-21 – This outdoor arts festival showcases 140 visual artists, food, live entertainment and educational activities for all ages. Suggested $5 donation. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 20; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 21. Downtown Durham. 919-560-2787. centerfest.durhamarts.org.
Fall Back in Time
Sept. 20 – Crafts, games, music and artisans reflect North Carolina of the 1800s. All ages. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. 919-996-4364. raleighnc.gov/museums.
Fall Harvest Celebration
Sept. 20 – Enjoy corn-grinding tours of the mill, a scavenger hunt, storytelling, antique vehicles and more. All ages. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh. 919-856-6675. wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill.
International Food and Music Festival
Sept. 20 – Enjoy authentic foods, music, games and more. Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. J. Ashley Wall Town Center, Third and Cypress streets, Wendell. 919-365-7114. thefoodfestival.com.
Pagan Pride Raleigh
Sept. 20 and 21 – This autumn celebration offers two days of entertainment and education through social, commercial and spiritual activities. Observe rituals, attend workshops, meet local groups, and enjoy kids activities and live music. Donations accepted. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. N.C. State Fairgrounds Gate 5, 974 Youth Center Dr., Raleigh. cncppd.org.
Super Cooper’s Rockin’ Run Festival
Sept. 20 – Take the family for a 5k, food trucks, a mobile game unit, live performances and more. Funds benefit families fighting childhood cancer. Register online. See website for fees. 3 p.m. Southern Village Green, 600 Market St., Chapel Hill. supercooperswagon.org.
La Fiesta del Pueblo
Sept. 21 – Celebrate Latino culture with live music, visual art exhibits, crafts, authentic cuisine and children’s activities. Free. Noon-8 p.m. City Plaza, downtown Raleigh. elpueblo.org/eng/la-fiesta-del-pueblo-2014.
Morrisville Elementary Fall Festival
Sept. 26 – All ages enjoy games, activities, food trucks and more. $5-$17. Free for adults. Purchase discounted wristbands online. 5:30-9 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 27. Morrisville Elementary, 1519 Morrisville Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-3400. morrisvilleyearround.org.
Sept. 27 – Beth Horner, Ron Jones and Donna Washington spin tales for all ages. The Baron Von Rumblebuss Band performs kid-friendly songs. Take a chair or blanket. The event will be held rain or shine. Free. 11 a.m.-4p.m. Oakview Historic County Park, 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh. 919-250-1013. wakegov.com/libraries/events/pages/storytelling.aspx.
Youngsville Fall Festival
Sept. 27 – Celebrate fall with kids activities, craft and food vendors and a car show. Free. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 125 U.S. 1-A, Youngsville. youngsvillefallfestival.com.
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