We might only get typical fall temperatures for half the weekend, but there will be lots of events to celebrate the season. Here are our picks for weekend activities.
World Beer Festival
Sample craft and specialty beers this Saturday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park during the World Beer Festival. The festival runs in two four-hour sessions, from 12-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. A $45 ticket gets you admission to one session, unlimited two-ounce tastings, live music by local bands and educational demonstrations by beer industry experts.
Zombie Bar Raid
If all that drinking makes you hungry, join a creepy bar crawl through Raleigh Saturday evening with your fellow zombies. The Zombie Bar Raid makes stops at the Pour House, Tir na nOg, the London Bridge Brew Pub and Rum Runners for great deals and live music. Tickets are $30, and part of the proceeds benefit 6-year-old Cuyler Buchanan in his fight against childhood cancer.
Great American Tobacco Duck Race
For something more family-friendly, Durham's ATC will be hosting the Great American Tobacco Duck Race on Sunday during the Fox 50 Family Fest. Hundreds of rubber ducks will make their way down the Ol' Bull River, and the owners of the fastest ducks win prizes. It's $10 per duck to enter the race and free to watch. Get there early for the duck decorating contest at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds from the race benefit Explorer Post 50, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Durham Literacy Center.
Immerse yourself in arts at Chapel Hill's Festifall on Sunday from 12-6 p.m. This downtown event on Franklin Street features over 100 local artists, three stages for live music and interactive activities. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend! The festival is free.