October Activities in the Triangle Area

Raleigh Greek Fest

Where: Friday, Oct 1 to Sun, Oct 3

When: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 5000 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC

Normally held in downtown Raleigh, the 39th annual Greek Fest will be a drive-thru event due to the pandemic. Come pick up delicious and authentic Greek food and pastries!

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Triangle Oktoberfest

Where: Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary

When: Friday, Oct 1, 5 – 10 pm; Saturday, Oct 2,  12 – 8:30 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).

93rd Wendell Harvest Festival

Where: 115 North Pine Street, Wendell

When: Saturday, Oct 2, 10 am – 6 pm

The 93rd Harvest Festival is a celebration of food and the people that feed us. The Wendell Chamber of Commerce puts on an entire day of activities starting with a parade and ending with a concert. There will be plenty of things to do a tons of vendors and food trucks selling all sorts of enticing food and crafts.


Where: 2401 Grigsby Ave, Holly Springs

When: Saturday, Oct 9 12 – 5 pm

“Beericana is a craft beer and music festival that brings great beer from breweries from across the state of North Carolina (and some from beyond our borders) for you to enjoy.” There will also be a wide selection of food trucks and live music.

SAS Championship

Where: Prestonwood Country Club, Cary

When: Monday, Oct 11 – Sunday, Oct 17

Come out and catch some of the world’s best golfers at the area’s biggest professional golf event. The tournament will also raise over $5 million for area youth initiatives.

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NC State Fair

Where: NC State Fairgrounds

When:  Thursday Oct 14 – Sunday Oct 24

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. The exhibitions are now filled with flashing lights, both calm and adrenaline pumping rides and some 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.

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Tar Heel Antiques Festival

Where: Lloyd’s Dairy, 226 North Lloyd’s Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill

When: Saturday, Oct 16, 9 am – 5pm; Sunday, Oct 17, 10 am – 4 pm

“Join us for a day or the entire weekend to enjoy the love of antiques through our vendors booths, appraisals and onsite auction over this weekend event Friday through Sunday.  This event was inspired by a visit from Mike and Frank from the hit TV show (American Pickers) to our farm.” The show will feature antiques in all price ranges and there’s something for the casual visitor to the seasoned antique hunter.

Film Fest 919

Where: The Drive-In Carraway Village (outdoors) and Silverspot Cinema, Chapel Hill

When: Monday, Oct 18 – Sunday, Oct 24

Film Fest 919 highlights an array of the best feature films from throughout the year. 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. This year some films will be shown at the Drive-In Carraway Village which is a fully functioning drive-in theater.

Film Fest 919