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Festi-Fall: Your Guide to the Best Events of Fall

Updated: Mar 10, 2019

- By Teressa Berton, Social Media Coordinator -

Fall is a season of changes, celebrations, and coming together. This fall in the Triangle will be full of opportunities to explore and make the most of the season, get to know the city, and most importantly have a good time.

150th Annual NC State Fair October 12-22 — This event is a staple for the fall semester. Come prepared for food, thrills, and fun at the fairgrounds — a short walk down the road from MC. Take a night off from Cornhuskin’ practice during this week-long event to try out a freaky fried food, take a turn on the tilt-a-whirl, or just spend the evening people-watching on the midway. This is  great way to have a fun night out with your gal pals.

Wine Cheese and Chocolate Night October 14 — For a more mature evening, take a trip down to the North Carolina Museum of Art. Drink in the masterpieces, and if are 21+, you may responsibly drink in a variety of wines. Even if you aren’t over 21, you can try the cheese and chocolate pairings.

Midtown Pumpkin Palooza October 21 — For those of you who love the fall and embracing your inner child, head downtown to get your fill of fall activities. From pumpkin carving, checking out the canine costume contest, listening to live music, or just getting the perfect shot to post to your Instagram with your #PSL, this is the ultimate fall event!

Raleigh International Festival October 20-22 — Get to know more about the diverse community surrounding us here at Meredith during this weekend-long event featuring shopping, fashion, dance, and food. Take full advantage of this opportunity to learn about various international populations that are part of the Triangle.

Raleigh Groove in the Garden October 21 — Didn’t make it to Coachella this year? Try this local night of music at the Raleigh Little Theatre’s Amphitheatre to benefit Girls Rock NC, a non-profit from central North Carolina that empowers girls and women by teaching them to embrace the arts.

Durham Barktoberfest 2017 October 29 — This event in Durham brings together pups and people for a barking good time. If you have been missing your pooch, this event is a great way to get your fix and get to know downtown Durham. To put it simply, for all of you who speak meme: much doggos, such puppers, lots pets, many fun-toberfest.

Durham Art Walk November 18-19 — Treat yourself to a break before the beginning of the end of the semester and head back to downtown Durham. Spend the day exploring the galleries, small  businesses, and local artisans who make the triangle a unique and wonderful place to live.

We hope you will take advantage of these events and seek out your own opportunities to explore out city. Tag your instagram photos with #MHexplores for your chance to be featured on our instagram, @meredith_herald


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