October 2023
A young couple 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. 12-22!
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. 12-22, to Raleigh, N.C.! GET DETAILS
The Biggest Events of October in Raleigh, N.C.
A packed crowd wearing mostly red colors fills PNC Arena for a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game; view is from behind one of the goals, about halfway up the arena
It's so long to summer, hello to fall! Hockey games, movie nights, Oktoberfest celebrations, spooky arts performances and more make for a full calendar this month. Save these dates! FIND EVENTS
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! SEE LIST
Now Open: Dutch Art in a Global Age
A moody but colorful oil painting by Dutch artist Rachel Ruysch from the year 1709
The North Carolina Museum of Art's biggest fall and winter exhibition, Dutch Art in a Global Age, is now on view. Reserve your tickets to see works by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou and other celebrated artists! READ MORE
Favorite Fall Hikes in the Raleigh Area
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.
More than 200 miles of greenways and hiking trails in the Raleigh area make for awesome autumn exploring. Don't miss these five fall-favorite adventures! READ MORE
Hands-On Experiences with People-First Tourism
Two tables of approximately 12 people total work on water color paintings, following along an instructor who is standing on the left side of the image with her own easel. The event is taking place at a restaurant/brewery in Raleigh and participants have menus and drinks on their tables as well.
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 next travel itinerary to a new level! FIND OUT MORE
Oct. 7: Band Together's Mighty Giveback with Jason Isbell
A promotional graphic for Band Together's event on Oct. 7 at Raleigh's Red Hat Amphitheater, with a band photo of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit as the primary background and the band name and concert details on the right side of the image
Good music for a good cause! Band Together's charitable Mighty Giveback event returns to Red Hat Amphitheater next week (with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit planning to put on a show!). GET DETAILS
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