photo courtesy of n.c. state fair

photo courtesy of n.c. state fair

N.C. State Fair
October 17–27
1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

Celebrate everything that is uniquely North Carolina at the N.C. State Fair this year! Enjoy live music, vendors, livestock shows, food, rides, games, and much more. This fair is the largest event in the state, drawing one million visitors.

Apex Music Festival
September 14, 1–11pm
N. Salem Street, Apex

Come out for a celebration of local music, food, and drink. Grab a craft beer from local breweries and something to eat from a variety of food trucks before making your way to the stage for some live music.

farmer’s fall festival  photo by kerry mead

farmer’s fall festival

photo by kerry mead

Farmers Fall Festival
September 28, 9am–3pm
135 W. Chatham Street, Cary

This Cary Downtown Farmers Market annual event celebrates farms, festivities, and fun for the entire family. Come out and enjoy demonstrations, games, local music, arts and crafts, food trucks, beer, wine, and much more.

photo courtesy of the town of holly springs

photo courtesy of the town of holly springs

Film Fest 919
October 9–13
Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill–-based Film Fest 919 returns with an early look at some of the most anticipated films of the awards season, and the chance to meet the artists behind them. The 2019 film lineup will be announced in September.

Triangle Oktoberfest
October 18–19
8003 Regency Parkway, Cary

This authentic German festival is focused on family fun, traditional Bavarian food and fare, and plenty of local and authentic German beers from Munich. Enjoy live music, dog races, yodeling, and much more.

October 26, 10am–4pm
2401 Grigsby Avenue, Holly Springs

This annual family-friendly event celebrates Holly Springs and all the people, places, and services that the community has to offer. Check out local artists, businesses, food vendors, activities for kids, and local entertainment at this free event that has become a Holly Springs tradition.