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Guy Fawkes, food truck rodeo lead our weekend best bets

Posted October 30, 2014

Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated in downtown Raleigh on Nov. 2, 2013.  Entertainment was provided by the 'Right On Band.' (Photo by David Friend)

— Halloween is here and there are a ton of events happening in and around the Triangle, including a fun Crawl-o-Ween event presented by our friends at Carolina Nightlife. CNL is celebrating Halloween by hitting more than 10 bars and clubs. There will be drink specials, prizes and more! Everything starts at Napper Tandy's at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 the day of.

Check out our list of Halloween events happening in the Triangle!

Beer, chili and food trucks

Celebrate craft beverages from around the state during the Raleigh Fall Brew Fest at Cardinal Hall off of Lead Mine Road in Raleigh. Enjoy live music, food and vendors from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 the day of. 

Fayetteville Street in Raleigh will light up Saturday night during the 5th annual Guy Fawkes celebration. The annual event will feature live music, food, drinks, fire performers, entertainment and more just outside of The Oxford. There will even be a one-of-a-kind statue shooting fire. The event will help fund the Hope for Haiti Foundation. There is no cover charge and the party is from 5-11 p.m. 

The Carolina Railhawks will host the annual pre-game festival, Homebrew Soktoberfest, on Saturday. The event features samples from more than 20 home brewers, in addition to Crown Royal samples and access to the Lonerider Brewing Company beer caddy. Tickets to the pre-game fest are $10. 

Fuquay-Varina's 12th annual Downtown Chili Cook-off is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but to taste the entries you will need to purchase a $6 tasting ticket. 

Durham Central Park hosts its final food truck rodeo of the year on Sunday afternoon. There will be a collection of your favorite trucks and live music from Erik Smallwood. Admission is free. The rodeo is from noon to 4 p.m.

Get moving

Charlie Murphy, yes, Eddie's brother, will bring his stand-up act to Goodnight's Comedy Club in Raleigh this weekend. You might remember him from his hilarious "True Hollywood Stories" on "Chappelle's Show." Tickets start at $31.

Get a jump on that holiday shopping during A Shopping Spree! at the Raleigh Convention Center. From home decor to unique holiday gifts, this event is a great place to spend an afternoon. Four-day general admission tickets are $10 in advance. Proceeds help support the Junior League of Raleigh's Center for Community of Leadership and community projects. 

It is time for the annual Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon and Half-Marathon. The event starts at 7 a.m. Sunday at the N.C. State Bell Tower in Raleigh. The event also includes a marathon relay, 10K and YMCA Kids' Marathon Mile. 

"American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips plays the DPAC Sunday night. Tickets are $50.


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