Raleigh

Fall Festivals

This page lists fall festivals for families in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
Kids Raleigh: Fall Festivals - Fun 4 Raleigh Kids
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08/26-27/2017 Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival

Dating back to the 1970s, the annual Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Cary, North Carolina, is considered one of the largest juried art fair ...

August 26th and 27th
Free!
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
316 N Academy Street, Cary, NC
08/26/2017 Caribmask 2017 RDU Caribbean Festival & Parade

The Raleigh-Durham AfroCaribbean-Association presents the 6th Annual CaribMask Carnival Parade and Festival Village - a festival celebrating 6 years o ...

August 26th
Hours: 12-8 pm
Free!
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
400 Block Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC
08/26/2017 Harvest & Hornworm Festival

Celebrate North Carolina farming culture and history at Duke Homestead with our Harvest and Hornworm Festival. Don't miss the looping contest and Horn ...

August 26th
Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
Free
2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC
09/02-09/03/2017 African American Cultural Festival

The annual African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County in North Carolina is a block party celebration that showcases the sights, sou ...

September 2nd and 3rd
Free!
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
Fayetteville St & City Plaza, Raleigh, NC
09/08 - 10/2017 Annual Autumn at Oz Festival

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the TinMan, and the Cowardly Lion at the Land of Oz™ for the Annual Autumn at Oz Festival. Guests are invited to visit, r ...

September 8th - 10th
Hours: tour times vary
$40
Oz Road, Beech Mountain, NC
09/08-09/10/2017 Greek Festival

Spotlighting the flavors and culture of Greece since 1982, the annual Greek Festival Raleigh in North Carolina is a celebration of the area's Greek co ...

September 8th - 10th
Hours: hours vary by day, please refer to their schedule onlin...
Free!
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, 27607
09/09/2017 K-Fest - Knightdale

K-Fest (Knightdale Kid Festival), a new festival in Knightdale, will be held on Saturday, September 9th, 10am-9pm at Knightdale Station Park Amphithea ...

09/10
Hours: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free
Area: Knightdale & Wendell & Zebulon
Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater, Knightdale, NC, 27545
09/09/2017 Triangle Pottery Festival at the State Farmers Market

The Triangle Potters Guild will hold its annual Triangle Pottery Festival, featuring more than 25 potters. Both functional pots and decorative pieces ...

September 9th
Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
State Farmers Market, Raleigh, NC
09/1/2017 Tar Heel Downtown

Downtown Chapel Hill will be buzzing with activity with a pep-rally atmosphere at Tar Heel Downtown. Come downtown and cheer on the Heels before the f ...

September 1st
Hours: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free!
West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
09/13-09/17/2017 Clayton Harvest Festival

Nearly 20,000 people fill Downtown Clayton for this annual weekend of music, vendors, food, rides, performances and so much more for the entire family ...

September 13th through 17th
Free to enter the festival, food and ride tickets have ...
E. Main Street, Clayton, NC
09/14-09/17 Sparkcon

Raleigh’s annual festival of creativity showcases art in its many forms, including dance, fashion, film, music, fine arts, theater and more. Enjoy per ...

September 14th - 17th
Free!
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
Fayetteville St & City Plaza, Raleigh, NC
09/16-09/17/2017 43nd Annual Centerfest Arts Festival

140+ juried visual artists will showcase and sell their original, handcrafted work in Clay, Drawing, Fibers, Glass, Painting, Photography, Printmaking ...

September 16th - 17th
Hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Free!
Downtown, Durham
09/16-09/17/2017 Centerfest Arts Festival

Here are some of the things you can expect at CenterFest 2017: CenterFest is the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Over 140 jur ...

September 16th - 17th
Hours: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free!
Historic Downtown Durham, Durham, NC
09/16-09/17/2017 Pagan Pride Festival

The Central NC Pagan Pride Days Festival attracts more than 4000 pagans, pagan friends and the pagan curious every year. Open to the general public, t ...

September 16th - 17th
Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Admission each day is a donation for the Food Bank of C...
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
2908 Optimist Farm Rd, Apex, NC
09/16-11/11/2017 Fall Pumpkin and Harvest Festival!

During these special Harvest Festival Days, General Admission to the farm is $14 per person(ages 2-12) $12 (ages 13+) Under 2 Free and includes: One ...

September 16th through November 11th
Hours: Sun-Thurs 10-5; Fri & Sat 10-9
$14 per person(ages 2-12) $12 (ages 13+) Under 2 Free; ...
Area: Wake Forest & Rolesville
703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC, 27596
09/16/2017 12th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration

This family-oriented event includes corn grinding demonstrations and costumed tours of Yates Mill between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and other event activitie ...

September 16th
Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free
Area: SE Raleigh & Garner
Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh, NC, 27603
09/16/2017 15th Annual International Food and Music Festival - Wendell

The International Food and Music Festival is held annually on the third Saturday in September at J. Ashley Wall Towne Square in Wendell. Festival atte ...

September 16th
Hours: 11 am - 5 pm
Free!
Area: Knightdale & Wendell & Zebulon
W. Third St. & W. Cypress St., Wendell, NC
09/16/2017 26th Annual Creedmoor Music Festival

Family fun for all ages includes more than 100 food and craft vendors, children’s activities, live demonstrations and all genres of music from local a ...

September 16th
Hours: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Free
301 N Main Street, Creedmoor, NC
09/16/2017 8th Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt

Now in its 8th year, the Cary Scavenger Hunt is an all-day competition that tests your knowledge of Cary history, food, business, arts and much more. ...

September 16th
Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
$50/team of 4
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC
09/16/2017 8th Annual Hot Pickin' Finger Lickin' BBQ & Bands Fest - Rolesville

Bands and barbecue --- what a way to spend a Saturday. Join us for the 8th annual BBQ cook-off in Rolesville NC! We are gearing up for this year's BB ...

September 16th
Hours: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free Admission
Area: Wake Forest & Rolesville
Rogers Road & Main Street, Rolesville, NC
09/16/2017 Apex Music Festival

The 2017 Apex Music Festival (Formerly the Apex Jazz Music Festival) will continue its tradition of playing host to great musicians in and around the ...

September 16th
Hours: starts at 3 pm
$10/person
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
Downtown, Apex, NC
09/16/2017 Bugfest

Each year over 35,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities. We provide the opportunity for you to in ...

September 16th
Hours: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
Jones St., The Plaza, Edenton St., & 4 Floors of the Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
09/16/2017 Oktoberfest at Lafayette Village

Grab your friends and enjoy a German inspired festival from Noon to 5 pm at Lafayette Village. With over 20+ fall style beers and food to satisfy ever ...

September 16th
Hours: Noon - 5:00 pm
Cost not indicated
Area: Midtown & N Raleigh
8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, NC, 27615
09/17/2017 18th Annual Caniac Carnival at PNC Arena

The Caniac Carnival takes place each year before the start of the season. The Carnival takes over the outside and inside of PNC Arena and features act ...

September 17th
Hours: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free Admission & Parking
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC, 27607
09/21-09/24/2017 Benson Mule Days

Benson, North Carolina celebrates Benson Mule Days® the 4th Saturday of September each year. The kickoff concert is held on Thursday night in the Bens ...

September 21st - 24th
Hours: check website for time of events
varies per event
237 N. Salem Street, Benson, NC
09/22-09/24 Capital City Bikefest

The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest and Motorsports Expo is a free three day annual event that takes place in beautiful downtown Raleigh, the Raleigh ...

September 22nd - 24th
Hours: Hours vary
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
Fayetteville St & City Plaza, Raleigh, NC
09/23-09/24/2017 Carrboro Music Festival

The Carrboro Music Festival is an effort to host a free two day event that showcase Triangle-area performers and the varied musical styles they repres ...

September 23rd - 24th
Free!
(downtown), Carrboro, NC
09/23/2017 - East Meets West Food Festival

The East Meets West Festival celebrates Morrisville, Wake County’s most diverse community, with a day of food, culture, and music from around the worl ...

September 23rd
Hours: 11 am - 4 pm
Admission to festival is free
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
Town Hall Drive, Morrisville, NC
09/23/2017 12th Annual Youngsville Fall Festival

Welcome the arrival of fall with a food truck rodeo, face painting, craft vendors and a car show.

September 23rd
Free!
125 U.S. 1-A, Youngsville, NC
09/23/2017 4th Annual Dragon Boat Festival

The Triangle Area Dragon Boat Festival celebrates the diverse cultural history and traditions of the local Asian community. Teams of roughly twenty pa ...

September 23rd
Hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm
$4-$8
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC, 27518
09/23/2017 4th Annual Jerk Fest

CaribSplash plans a day of activities representing Caribbean excellence and excitement. We will kick off the day with a fun-filled 5K trail run along ...

September 23rd
Hours: 8 am - 6 pm
Free
5101 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC
09/23/2017 BBQ, Blues and Brews Fundraising Event - Fuquay-Varina

$3.00 per person to enter if NOT eating BBQ - Children are FREE $10.00 for 10 Tasting Punches - You can buy MORE to sample MORE! This is a fundrai ...

September 23rd
Hours: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$10/Tasting Ticket
Area: Holly Springs & Willow Springs & Fuquay-Varina
341 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526
09/23/2017 Durham Latino Fiesta & Soccer Challenge

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month, the Latino Fiesta & Soccer Challenge will continue with some of the old traditions of the Latino Festival. We wil ...

September 23rd
Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
Free!
701 Stadium Drive, Durham, NC
09/23/2017 Feis in The Forest

The 2017 Raleigh Irish Music Festival is being held on South Taylor Street in downtown Wake Forest from 3-10 pm. Come to this family-friendly event to ...

September 23rd
Hours: 3 pm - 10 pm
Free
Area: Wake Forest & Rolesville
Downtown Wake Forest, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
09/24/2017 La Fiesta del Pueblo 2017

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting La Fiesta del Pueblo once more in Downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville Street! We are preparing once a ...

September 24th
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
Fayetteville St & City Plaza, Raleigh, NC
09/29-30/2017 Wide Open Bluegrass Festival & Streetfest

Wide Open Bluegrass has a ticketed Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater, with part of the proceeds benefiting the Bluegrass Trust Fund, and a FREE Stree ...

September 29th and 30th
Free!
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
Concerts: Red Hat Ampitheatre
09/30/2017 Annual Storytelling Festival at Historic Oak View Park

The Wake County Storytelling Festival enchants guests with tales told by professional storytellers. Established in 1982, the fest has grown to draw th ...

September 30th
Hours: 11 am - 4 pm
Free!
Area: SE Raleigh & Garner
4028 Carya Dr, Raleigh, NC
10/01/2017 Festifall Arts Festival

Chapel Hill’s 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival will provide a unique opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. A vib ...

October 1st
Hours: 12-6 pm
free!
West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
10/05, 10/07/2017 Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival

This highly successful festival is a combination of live entertainment, children and youth activities, classic cars, fabulous food and an arts and cra ...

Hours: 10/05 6:30 pm Concert; 10/07 10:00 am-4:00pm
Free!
Area: Holly Springs & Willow Springs & Fuquay-Varina
Downtown, Fuquay-Varina, NC
10/05-10/08/2017 Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is a collaboration between the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center and the GrassRoots Festival ...

October 5h - 8th
Hours: hours vary by day, please refer to their schedule onlin...
$27 - $1000, Kids 12 and under are free!
1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, NC
10/06 - 07/2017 Wendell 90th Harvest Festival

The 90th Wendell Harvest Festival is a 2 day family oriented festival. The town square is surrounded by 90 plus vendors. There will be inflatables off ...

October 6th and 7th
Hours: 5:00pm-10:00pm on the 6th; 9:00am-10:00pm on the 7th
Free Admission
Area: Knightdale & Wendell & Zebulon
Downtown, Wendell, NC, 27591
10/06-07/2017 Selma Railroad Days Festival

Selma Railroad Days is entering its 42nd consecutive year. This event is held the first weekend in October each year. Selma Railroad Days has live e ...

October 6th and 7th
Hours: hours vary
free!
(uptown), Selma, NC
10/06-07/2017 Triangle Oktoberfest - Cary

Presented by the Apex Sunrise Rotary Club and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs in collaboration with the Town of Cary & Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre – The 4th ...

Oct 6th 6pm-til; Oct 10th 1pm-til
Ages 16 & Under: FREE! Friday: $15 and Saturday: $20
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC, 27518
10/07/2017 79th Anniversary of Chavis Park Celebrates

This event honors the history at John Chavis Memorial Park. Chavis Park Celebrates will be a day of family fun. Events and activities will include foo ...

October 7th
Hours: Noon - 6:00 pm
Free
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
John Chavis Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC, 27601
10/07/2017 Bass Lake Day

Annual Nature and Environmental Education Festival. This annual nature and environmental education festival includes interactive exhibits, live music, ...

October 7th
Hours: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free
Area: Holly Springs & Willow Springs & Fuquay-Varina
Bass Lake Park, Holly Springs, NC
10/07/2017 Fall Arts Fair at Pullen Arts Center

Featuring Pullen and Sertoma Arts Center artists including jewelers, painters, potters and more, along with live music and art activities for the whol ...

October 7th
Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC
10/07/2017 Great American Cross Country Festival

The annual Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, North Carolina, is a team and individual athletic competition for boys and girls from across ...

October 7th
no cost indicated
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
940 E Chatham Street, Cary, NC
10/07/2017 Heritage Day at Historic Oak View County Park

Visit this old time county fair, featuring live music, animals, agricultural displays, heritage craft displays, re-enactors, quilt auction, and much m ...

October 7th
Hours: 10am-4pm
free!
Area: SE Raleigh & Garner
4028 Carya Dr, Raleigh, NC
10/12-10/22/2017 North Carolina State Fair

The North Carolina State Fair is an annual fair and agricultural exposition held in Raleigh, and organized by the North Carolina Department of Agricul ...

10/12-10/22/2017
Hours: varies by day
varies by day
Area: Downtown & West Raleigh
1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, 27607
10/14/2017 Cary Diwali

The 17th annual Cary Diwali celebrates Anubhuti: A Sensory Experience, and will include music, dance, and theater performances, a handicraft bazaar, I ...

October 14th
Hours: 10 am
Free
Area: Cary & Morrisville & Apex
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, NC