Where: Prestonwood Country Club, Cary
When: Monday, Oct 7 – Sunday, Oct 13
Come out and catch some of the world’s best golfers at this years PGA Tour Championship event. The event features a $2.1 winnings purse and will see over $4.75 million donated to area youth initiatives.
Where: Silverspot Cinema, Chapel Hill
When: Wednesday, Oct 9 – Sunday, Oct 13
Film Fest 919 highlights an array of the best feature films from throughout the year. Last year, films screened went on to win 7 Academy Awards. It also gives audiences an opportunity to interact with filmmakers and other enthusiasts. A full list of films and screenings is available on the event’s website.
Where: Downtown Chapel Hill
When: Saturday, Oct 12, 11 am – 3 pm
Festifall Arts Festival will provide the community and artists with a way to come together and interact. Every year West Franklin Street is shut down and taken over by a sea of artists and crafters selling their wares and demonstrating their talents. There will be live music and plenty of the area’s best food trucks.
Where: Koka Booth Amphietheatre, Cary
When: Saturday, Oct 12, Gates open at 10 am
Also known as the “Festival of Light,” Diwali is one of the most widely celebrated religious and cultural events in India. The festival will feature all sorts of live music, performances, delicious food and more. Come out and see one of Cary’s vibrant local communities and enjoy all sorts of fun.
Where: NC State Fairgrounds
When: Thursday Oct 17 – Sunday Oct 27
First started in 1853, the NC State Fair was originally created to give the agricultural community a venue to showcase its crops, livestock and new technology while at the same time sharing with those that may not know much about agriculture. While the State Fair has not strayed from this core mission, it has grown considerably in other aspects, namely food, rides, games and madness.
Expect both adrenaline pumping and calm rides, all sorts of games and monstrosities of gastronomy like deep fried candy bars, hamburgers with donuts for buns, and fried bacon. There will also be plenty of more natural (and traditional) foods like homemade ice cream, barbecue (ever present) and fudge.
The core goal of the fair is still very much alive. Farmers, crafters, agriculturists and everyone in between come from all corners of the state to compete and exhibit their trades. There are contests and exhibits for all sorts of livestock and produce.
Where: Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
When: Friday, Oct 18, 5 – 10 pm; Saturday, Oct 19, 12 – 9 pm
Oktoberfest is a celebration of beer rooted in 19th century Munich, Germany. There will be live music, traditional Bavarian food, wiener dog races, contests, lots and lots of beer and more (including kid-friendly activities).
Where: Durham Bulls Athletic Park
When: Saturday, Oct 19,
Located in the beautiful Durham Bulls’ baseball stadium in downtown Durham, the festival will have over 200 beers from local, national and international brewers. There will also be delicious food, music and more.
Where: NC Museum of Art, Raleigh
When: Saturday, Oct 26 – Sunday, Jan 19
“Few artists have captured the public’s imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–54) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957).” The exhibit will feature an extensive collection of works by the two artists as well as works from other celebrated Mexican artists.
Where: Durham Central Park
When: Saturday October 26, 3 pm – 6 pm
Durham Parks and Recreation, and Beyond Fences are teaming up to bring you and your dog an afternoon of fun. Beyond Fences is a non-profit organization that strives to bring basic pet care resources to area neighborhoods. The organization provides free services, supplies, information and support and proactively reaches out to the community to build relationships with families and help keep pets healthy and happy. The event will feature a music performance, dog costume contest, photo booth and raffle to win great pet prizes (all proceeds go to charity).
Where: WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary
When: Sunday, Oct 27
The 2019 NWSL championship will be played this October at WakeMed Soccer Park. The reigning champions are none other than hometown team, the North Carolina Courage. The Courage are currently first in the NSWL standings and will likely be one of the four teams competing for it all at the end of October.