October Festivals and Events Roundup

Posted by Larry Tollen on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 9:30am.

Fall Festival Roundup

The Triangle is bustling with festivals and events in the fall. The season of abundance allows the Raleigh-Durham communities to come together to celebrate the variety of the region around food, culture, music, and more.

Client Appreciation and A Special Event for Animal Lovers

Adopt MeMy NC Homes and Coldwell Banker Advantage Chapel HIll are hosting a very special event in October in partnership with Independent Animal Rescue (IAR). On October 20th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM we invite all our clients to our office to get a free Halloween pumpkin and to come and see a number of wonderful dogs in need of a loving home. If your home is not ready for a pet or pumpkin but you still want to participate with our event, please consider donating any of the items below to help:
• Dry and Canned Cat Food
• Cat Litter (clumping or paper)
• Live Animal Traps, such as Tomahawk
• Frontline Plus or Advantage, any size
• Collapsible Dog Crates
• Kongs/entertaining toys
• Nylabones/safe chew toys
• Snuggly dog beds
• Healthy Dog treats

You can bring your donation by anytime this month and drop it off at our office (1130 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill NC 27516)

My NC Homes Festival and Events Roundup for October

North Carolinians are proud to share what a season's hard work provides. From coast to coast, North Carolina offers some of the best in agriculture, sports, culture, and art. The My NC Homes roundup features events and festivals around the Triangle and beyond. Since the Triangle is centrally located in the beautiful state of North Carolina, we are lucky enough to make manageable day trips all around the state.

First week of October

Heritage Day Festival

This festival will take place from 10AM-4PM on Saturday, October 6th at Historic Oak View County Park. Wake County's Heritage Day will honor the old-time "county fair" type event. The festival will feature lots of live animals, antique farm equipment displays, heritage crafts, handmade items, live music, antique cars, horse-drawn carriage rides, cane pole fishing, food, and many activities for kids!

Raleigh Children's Business Fair

This fair will occur October 6th from 3PM-5PM at Commons at North Hills in Raleigh. This fair is perfect for children and adults of all ages. This unique fair run by the William Pope Foundation is dedicated exclusively to local businesses operated by children. More than 40 young entrepreneurs will be open for business.

NC Seafood Festival

The 32nd annual NC Seafood Festival will not take place this year due to Hurricane Florence. We felt it was worth mentioning on this list because this festival has raised almost $2 million to benefit local business and organizations over the years. It is a local favorite! In lieu of this year's festival, the North Carolina Seafood Festival Board of Directors has made the decision to hold an outdoor event on November 3rd to benefit relief efforts for Carteret County and neighboring communities this year. The hurricane benefit event will be held on the Morehead City waterfront and will focus on hurricane relief efforts with food, music, and fun for all ages.

2nd Week of October

North Carolina State Fair State Fair

The epic North Carolina State Fair will take place October 11th-21st at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This signature fair features live music, unique eats, entertainment, live music and more for children and adults. My NC Homes will post updates and event specials in the coming weeks; stay tuned.

Cary Diwali

Celebrate India and the Diwali holiday on October 13th at the Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. From 10AM to 8:30PM festival goers will enjoy music, dance, crafts, and food for this Indian holiday festival. The kids will love the fireworks display over Symphony Lake to end the event!

DisABLE the Label

Celebrate individuals of all ability levels at Northgate Mall in Durham on October 13th. This free celebration will have games, entertainment and vendors in honor of National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. All ability levels are welcome!

Honorable festival and event mentions:

Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down - October 13th in Rocky Mount, NC

Nascar Day Festival - October 13th in Randalman, NC

Ballon Festival

3rd Week of October

Triangle Oktoberfest

On October 19th and 20th Triangle Oktoberfest will kickoff at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. The festival will feature the traditional music and cuisine of famous Bavaria. Participants can enjoy German cars on display, weiner dog races, Kinder Platz, nail-driving contests and more. Guest entry is $5-$20.

Carolina Balloonfest 

The famous Carolina Balloonfest will take place October 19-21st in Statesville, NC. For 45 years the National Balloon Rally Charities makes it their mission to give back to the community. Hot Air Balloon Flights are scheduled to launch only twice daily; early morning & late afternoon. Tether Rides are scheduled various times throughout the day. Food, artisans, and businesses from around the state will be there, don’t miss it!

NC Oyster Festival

The Brunswick County NC Oyster Festival is set to kickoff October 20th-21st. This is your chance to celebrate everything Oyster as Ocean Isle Beach is transformed into a walking district offering a variety of foods, crafts, contests and musical performances. Tickets are cash only and cost $5 for adults. Kids under 12 are free.

Last week of October

33rd International Festival of Raleigh International Festival

The Raleigh Convention center will host over 50 international groups from October 26th-28th. Celebrate the variety from Afghan to Vietnamese cultures! Locals will share their cuisine, dance, and music. This is a wonderful opportunity to share traditions and create friendship as we honor the Triangle's unique diversity.


Durham Central Park will host the family and dog friendly Barktoberfest on October 27th. From 3:00-7:00 PM the whole family can enjoy dog shows, canine costume contests, a parade, photo booths and food. This event is free for all.

Tricks and Treats:


Halloween Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington Village
Morrisville Truck or Treat the Trail

Share your stories

From coast-to-coast there are activities for all interests. My NC Homes looks forward to seeing all of your pictures, videos, and stories in October. We hope to see you on October 20th at our annual Fall Event.

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