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October 3rd - 9th Triangle 2019

by Pam & Michael Davison

It may still feel like summer but, fall is upon us! There is soooo much to do this weekend. The fun starts Thursday and goes all the way through until Sunday.

They will host the annual Decorated Pumpkin Contest Thursday lunchtime at the Raleigh State Farmers Market. They will also have free recipes and the largest pumpkin contest.

Science Thursday at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings an evening of Science Trivia to the stage.

To get you in the mood for the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival this Saturday, join them in the Varina Business District Thursday evening for a concert by the Chairmen of the Board.

Festivals Galore!

Oak View Farm Fest at Historic Oak View County Park Saturday celebrates North Carolina's farms with music, animals, crafts, historic demonstrations, agricultural displays, children"s activities and more!

Sk8 Cary is hosting the 2019 USA Cycling BMX Freestyle National Championships both Friday and Saturday. Come get a preview of the top BMX athletes who will be representing the U.S. at next year's Olympic Games.

This year's Raleigh Tamale Festival will be held at Dix Park. The event features authentic performances from local groups, games and inflatables for the kids, latin dance lessons, local art exhibits, local vendors, and food trucks all in addition to a food truck & amateur tamale competition.

Also at Dix Park, there will be a Skywatching session after dark Saturday.

Downtown Mebane will be hosting an Autumn Festival Saturday with antiques and craft Vendors, live music, Kids Zone, Bar Obstacle Race and food vendors.

Saturday will Celebrate Fuquay-Varina. Join them for the 18th year with live entertainment, children and youth activities, classic cars, fabulous food and an arts and crafts show. Start the celebration early on Thursday night with a concert by the band Chairmen of the Board.

Saturday is Bass Lake Day in Holly Springs. Join them for an afternoon of live music, interactive exhibits, crafts, games and live animals at Sugg Farm.

The Garner Fireman's Festival will roar into Downtown Garner Saturday with food, games, live music, a live fire demonstration and a parade.

The Wake Forest Dance Festival at Joyner Park is an all day event Saturday which includes a technical rehearsal, Tour in Motion and a Festival Performance.

Cary Dog Days at Bond Park Saturday includes the annual Skyhoundz Disc Competition along with rabies and microchip clinics, vendors with dog-focused merchandise and rescue and adoption groups.

In celebrating Hayti's legacy, the annual Phoenix Fest will again live up to its reputation as Durham"s funkiest street music festival with an early morning parade, all-day music, delicious food and dazzling vendor displays Saturday.

Fall Color is Coming!

While October is a sensational time of year to just get in the car head over to a state or county park and go for a hike, there are some great guided hikes and special programs going on at the parks to make your Fall weekend that much more enjoyable!

Take a Tour of the Downtown Murals in Durham on your bike the first Saturday of every month.

Historic Yates Mill Pond County Park will offer Saturday at the Old Mill Tours and Mill Heritage & Local History Tours on Sunday.

This weekend, Lake Crabtree is hosting their Fall Big Sweep, an opportunity for you to give your time and energy back to the parks.

Join Lake Crabtree's bird enthusiast, Vernon, for an easy walk Saturday morning to do a little Bird Watching.

First Friday, Movies and Music

The North Carolina Museum of Art will host Iris After Dark Friday evening and show the 1977 movie Peppermint Soda Sunday afternoon.

First Friday comes monthly to Downtown Raleigh with a city wide Gallery Walk as well as extended hours at Marbles Kids Museum, the City Museum of Raleigh and the North Carolina Museum of History. As a special treat, the History Museum will be screening the film In Saturn's Rings followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host a Teen Science Cafe Friday night discussing Medicinal Masterminds.

In Chapel Hill, Fridays on the Front Porch of the Carolina Inn brings Big Fat Gap to the stage with the food trucks 454 Grill Truck and Soom Soom Pita Pockets.

Family Fun Night kicks off the month at Bass Lake Park. The evening starts with arts & crafts, live animals and fishing and ends with a concert by Trish Miller or a magic show by Dan the Magic Man. The show will move indoors in case or rain.

Bands, Bites and Boats at Bond Park closed out the season with music by Garrett Cummings, food truck Napoli Pizza and brewery Fortnight.

The Sundays in Hillsborough Concert Series features Hot Rooster this weekend.

The Holly Springs Cultural Center will feature Epic Monday morning.


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