What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Weekend best bets: Durham Oktoberfest, Party with a Purpose

Posted October 6, 2016
Updated October 8, 2016

Participants dance with the Little German Band at the Triangle Oktoberfest, which took place at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Sunday, October 4, 2015. Photo by Christine Adamczyk.

— There's plenty to do in the Triangle this weekend. Here are our best bets.


Durham Oktoberfest - Motorco Music Hall invites the community to don their lederhosen for this free, family-friendly event on Saturday. The fun starts at noon and will include music from The Little German Band accompanied by traditional dancers.

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival - A music lovers' paradise, this annual festival feature more than 60 bands performing over four days.

The Shindig - Formerly known as a Clayton Shindig, this one day Music and Beer Festival will be held Saturday in downtown Clayton. There will be 10 bands playing two stages.

Harvest Festival - Chatham Hill Winery hosts this event on Saturday. There will be food from Cousins' Maine Lobster, music from Jay Cunningham of the Durham Ukelele Orchestra, Janet Stolp and Michael Borstlemann (of the Best Kept Secrets and the Duke Street Dawgs) on mandolin and more. No cover charge.

Autumn Festival - Downtown Mebane hosts this festival on Saturday. It will include a street festival, pony rides, live music and more.

Come Out and Show Them - This two-day benefit concert will be held Friday and Saturday at five clubs in Raleigh. Performers include King Mez, Sylvan Esso, Mipso and Mount Moriah.

Le Tour de Femme

Le tour de femme - On Saturday, Grab My Wheel will be holding its annual women's only cycling event in Cary. In its 11th year, this event helps raise money to fight cancer. Join WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, who will be the honorary ride leader. (Note: Moved to Oct. 15)

For the foodies

Party with a Purpose - On Saturday, the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation and some of the state's top chefs will be at CAM Raleigh for this event. In addition to the great food, there will be a curated selection of cocktails, beer and wine from local bars, restaurants and wine distributors. Tickets are $50 for general admission. (Note: This event has been moved to Sunday, Oct. 9.)

downtown farmers market

Corks and Cakes - The Wine Feed hosts this event on Sunday featuring cupcakes paired with four wines. There are four seating times.

On stage

Chance the Rapper - The rapper brings his "Magnificent Coloring" tour to the Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh Friday night.

Charlie Puth - The singer brings his "We Don't Talk" tour to The Ritz in Raleigh Friday night.

33 - 3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down - The alternative rock band plays DPAC Friday night.

Kathleen Madigan - The comic plays Carolina Theater of Durham Friday night.

North Hills

Friday Night Tributes - North Hills wraps up its tribute series with the Clash of the Decades finale starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free. This event has been moved inside to Kings at North Hills.


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