Outdoor events, shopping highlight weekend best bets
Posted November 2, 2012 9:00 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 2:28 p.m. EDT
Halloween is already over, but the fall fun still continues in the Triangle. We have some great outdoor events this weekend, along with a shopping extravaganza and a popular downtown party.
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Holly Day Fair
For all you shoppers, the Holly Day Fair in Fayetteville continues through the weekend at the Crown Expo Center. General admission is $9, and you can get a head start on your holiday shopping. Vendors will be selling a variety of products, including Christmas decorations, crafts, jewelry, clothes, toys, accessories, household items and more. Proceeds from the event are distributed back to the local community by the Junior League of Fayetteville. Shopping starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.
Guy Fawkes Night
The Oxford's third annual Guy Fawkes Night is this Saturday night, bringing you free live music, games, performers and a fire-shooting statue. This English holiday commemorates Guy Fawkes' failed attempt of blowing up the House of Lords, but we Americans can still take part in the fun. Proceeds from Guy Fawkes masks and sparklers sold will benefit Raleigh City Farm. Although the event is free, VIP tickets are available. VIP guests will receive free beer, wine, food and goodie bags, as well as close proximity to the stage.
Wilson Whirligig Festival
Wilson's annual Whirligig Festival returns this Saturday and Sunday for art, live entertainment, food and fun. Shop for unique gifts at the vendor booths and admire the entries in the Whirligig Contest and the Cupcake Challenge. The festival starts at 10 Saturday morning and noon on Sunday.