One of my very favorite annual events in the Triangle is this Saturday at Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh.
Heritage Day is a lot like an old-time county fair with a focus on animals, crafts, antique farm equipment displays, cane pole fishing, live entertainment and more. Kids involved in 4-H will be there with their animals and projects. And there are even rides - though horse-drawn carriage rides might not be the first thing that comes to your child's mind when you mention "fair" and "rides" in the same sentence.
Either way, it's just a lot of good old-fashioned fun. And Historic Oak View County Park, with its historic buildings and open space, is a nice place to roam. Heritage Day is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. It's free.
Each year, the Capital Quilters Guild presents a display of its quilts, which are part of an auction that starts at 2 p.m. Saturday. The guild shares the net proceeds of the auction; sales of small quilted and craft items; and sales of tickets for a raffle quilt each year with a local charity. This year, it's InterAct of Wake County, which provides services to survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault.
Raffle tickets are being sold at InterAct's Pass It On Too Thrift Store, 1012 Oberlin Rd. in Raleigh. The store's hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. You can also purchase them through the guild. Click here for more information and details about the project, including a picture of the raffle quilt.
Historic Oak View County Park is at 4028 Carya Dr. in Raleigh.