September 2022, Issue II
A young couple, a Black man and woman approximately 20 years old, ride the State Fair Flyer high in the air at night with colorful lights from rides and a Ferris wheel behind them and lots of people milling about on the ground in the distance
The N.C. State Fair is Back, Oct. 13-23!
Are you ready for 11 days of high-flying rides, live music, stunt shows, deep-fried foods and nightly fireworks? The N.C. State Fair returns, Oct. 13-23, to Raleigh, N.C.! GET DETAILS
The City of Oaks' Ultimate Fall Bucket List
A look down the crushed gravel trail within Umstead State Park, a path about 10 feet wide lined by tall trees with yellow and orange foliage. In the distance, the path winds to the left and starts up a steep hill. Lots of leaves are on the ground.
It's time for falling leaves, cooler weather, tailgating parties, outdoor adventures, museum exploring and all pumpkin everything—these 32 activities will have you falling for the Raleigh area this season! SEE LIST
Guide to Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
In the foreground dozens of large pumpkins sit on a patch of green grass, while a hayride with several groups of people passes in the background in front of tall corn stalks
Local farms are welcoming you with open arms—here's where to find pumpkin patches, a-maize-ing mazes, haunted hayrides and more in the Raleigh area this fall! READ MORE
Can't-Miss Signature Experiences in Raleigh, N.C.
Artist Lauren stands in front of easel and a view of the Raleigh skyline while talking and teaching a table of workshop students how to watercolor an iconic Raleigh scene
A carefully curated collection of tours and hands-on experiences, People First-Tourism offers "backstage" exploration of the Raleigh area led by local experts and guides. Take your travel itinerary to the next level by diving deeper into local culture! FIND OUT MORE
Celebrating 15 Years of Marbles Kids Museum
Exterior of Marbles Kids Museum, with a colorful 'Marbles' sign attached to a brick wall on the right, and the front entrance beyond that, with a large open sidewalk available
One of the Tar Heel State's most popular tourist attractions opened in downtown Raleigh 15 years ago this month. Happy birthday, Marbles Kids Museum! VIEW STORY
IBMA's World of Bluegrass: Sept. 27-Oct. 1!
A bluegrass band jams on stage in front of a huge crowd at Red Hat Amphitheater, well after the sun has set, with purple and blue lights glowing on stage
It's all bluegrass, all week in downtown Raleigh for the 10th anniversary of International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass! Find the schedule of events—including all the details on the free street festival—right here. READ MORE
An Oktoberfest celebration with participants holding out giant mugs filled with beer, ready for a signal to start drinking quickly while a large crowd cheers them on
Triangle Oktoberfest, Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Live music, dancing, storytelling, traditional Bavarian food and fare and more at the Raleigh area's biggest Oktoberfest celebration! DETAILS
A female dancer in a white outfit twirls a baton on stage
North Carolina Symphony presents Cirque Dances with Troupe Vertigo, Oct. 7-8

Circus meets the orchestra in this acrobat-filled production that pairs stunning choreographed feats with beloved works from the North Carolina Symphony. DETAILS
A male character from 'Dracula' sits on a box on stage, spotlight upon them, looking into the distance and pondering
Carolina Ballet presents Dracula, Oct. 13-30

Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Dracula returns to the stage just in time for Halloween, and the program also includes Robert Weiss’ scary evocation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. DETAILS
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