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9 Triangle Fall Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Ahh, fall. That lovely cooling weather, those gorgeous leaf colors, all the spicy fall flavors (mmm pumpkin spice)… there’s much to love about autumn. And if you love autumn as much as we (clearly) do, then you’ll definitely want to celebrate the season with some fun fall festivities.

Here are some of the top fall events in the Triangle.

Follow Me 2 Fuquay Varina Concert Series

outdoor concerts and other triangle fall events

When: Sept 5, Sept 19, Oct 10
Where: Centennial Square
What: Kick back and relax with some live and local music… plus local breweries, food trucks, a kids zone, and more.

City of Oaks Pirate Fest

captain blackbeard at the city of oaks pirate fest

When: Sept 14
Where: Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh
What: Meet Captain Blackbeard while sword fighting, singing sea shanties, engaging in games, and having an all-round swashbuckling good time.

Dragon Boat Festival

dragon boat festival in cary nc

When: Sept 28
Where: Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
What: It’s not just dragon boat racing (as if that wasn’t enough)—it’s also a celebration of culture with stage performances, games and crafts, street food, arts and crafts, and more.

Celebrate Fuquay Varina Festival

father and daughter at the celebrate fuquay varina festival

When: October 5
Where: Historic Downtown Fuquay (Main St)
What: Celebrate our fantastic little town with live entertainment, food, art vendors, craft beer, a chili cook-off, and more.

The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

apples at the brushy mountain apple festival

When: October 5
Where: Downtown North Wilkesboro
What: Okay so this one’s not in the Triangle… but it’s a great idea for a fall weekend trip filled with gorgeous leaf views and one of the Southeast’s largest one-day arts and crafts festivals!

On Saturday, enjoy a day packed full of arts and crafts (over 425 artisans), food (100+ vendors), and live entertainment (4 stages). There’s clogging, folk dancing, blue grass, soap making, and tons of apples. And on Sunday, you can spend the day hiking or leaf-peeping around the area!

Festifall Arts Festival

shopping art at the festifall in chapel hill

When: Oct 12
Where: West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
What: It’s a day filled with artists from across the South, food trucks, galore, crafty projects, and live performances all over Downtown Chapel Hill.

Fuquay Varina Haunted Trail

haunted trail in fuquay varina

When: October 19
Where: Carroll Howard Johnson Park
What: Enjoy a kid-friendly sun-lit walk through Johnson Park in your Halloween finery and wave to the characters along the trail… or come after dark for the Full Fright trail—a terrifying walk through the dark filled with twists, turns, and unexpected frights around every bend in the road…

BBQ, Blues & Brews

fuquay varina bbq blues and brews fest

When: November 9
Where: 405 East Broad Street, Fuquay Varina
What: This fundraising event features delicious barbecue, relaxing blues music, and of course, signature craft beer.

American Indian Heritage Celebration

native american heritage celebration in raleigh

When: November 23
Where: NC Museum of History, Raleigh
What: Take a tour through Native American history and culture with a day of storytelling, art, dancing, and music, as well as authors, artists, and performers from all of North Carolina’s eight state-recognized tribes.

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