Fall Festivals & Fairs in Raleigh

By Macaroni Kid Downtown-Midtown-North Raleigh September 25, 2019

Fall in North Carolina is a magical time!  Enjoy the cooler, crisp air, the changing colors and the beauty of this season with several festivals and fairs all over Raleigh!  

September 2019 

Sept. 28th  | Story Telling Festival @ Historic Oak View Park
Families will enjoy storytimes, songs on the wagon shuttle and hands-on learning experiences at the activity tents.  FREE!

Sept. 28th | Oktoberfest 2019 @ Lafayette Village
With over 20 fall style beers and food to satisfy every taste bud! Live Music, wiener dog races & more through out the village!  FREE! 

Sept. 28th | Scarecrow Festival @ Pullen Park
Bring old clothes, accessories and a head to make your own scarecrow. Stuffing and a support stand will be provided. 

October 2019

Oct. 5th  |  Heritage Day at Historic Oak View Park
An old-time "county fair" type event featuring lots of live animals, antique farm equipment displays, heritage crafts, handmade items, live music, antique cars, horse-drawn carriage rides, cane pole fishing, kids' activities and much more!  FREE!

Oct. 5th & 6th | Harvest Festival at First Fruits Farm
Live entertainment, food concessions, and fun activities for kids, and visitors and volunteers will have the opportunity to help to harvest sweet potatoes for donation to the local community. Admission is free however the activities will require tickets.

Oct. 5th | Taste of China Festival @ Bicentennial Plaza 
Enjoy continuous entertainment including the dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, children’s pavilion activities, Chinese culture and history booths and more. FREE! 

Oct. 10th | Worthdale Fall Festival
Enjoy an afternoon of carnival themed fun including music, face painting, arts & crafts, refreshments and carnival games. FREE! 

Oct. 12th | PoeFest FREE Community Festival
Celebrate healthy choices! Fun, food, prizes, special guests, interactive theaters and great local entertainment. FREE! 

Oct. 13th | Pumpkin Palooza Festival @ North Hills
Chili Cook Off, KidZone and live music. Ticket fee applies, visit link above for details. 

Oct. 17th - Oct. 27th  | The North Carolina State Fair
Carnival rides, the best fair food around, live music, exhibitors and more!  Admission: $10 ages 13-64.  $5 ages 6-12.  Ages 5 and under are free. Visit the website for promo days, ticket discounts, and more information.

Oct. 20th | Falling for Local @ Dorthea Dix Park
Live Music, local makers, vendors, Triangle craft beer & cider, food trucks, kids zone , hay rides, free pumpkins! 

November 2019 

Nov. 23rd  |  Raleigh Christmas Parade
There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than the Raleigh Christmas Parade!   

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