RALEIGH, N.C. — Lots of fall events are going on! Our picks for the weekend:
The World Beer Fest, presented by All About Beer magazine, hits the Durham Athletic Park this Saturday. Sample beers from around the world and enjoy seminars, food pairings and more. General admission tickets are $55 and VIP admission is $70. There are two sessions: 12-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.
TerraVita Food and Drink Festival, an annual culinary celebration that is always a hit with the foodies, is this weekend! The event culminates Saturday afternoon with the Grand Tasting in Chapel Hill. From 1-4 p.m., head to The Green in Southern Village to sample tons of food and drink from local purveyors. Tickets are $75 and designated driver tickets are $60.
The final Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo of the year is Sunday. More than 50 of your favorite food trucks will be selling their tasty dishes downtown. Everything starts at 1 p.m. and runs until 6 p.m.
Music, theatre and more:
NC Funniest Reporter Show – Reporters from print, radio and TV will be competing to see who is the funniest during this show at Goodnight’s Comedy Club in Raleigh Sunday night. This stand-up show will benefit Project Pets, a nonprofit that is committed to ending the inhumane euthanization of animals through gassing. Tickets are $20. Please come and at least laugh at me!
Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival - More than 60 bands will play four stages this weekend during this annual music festival. This family-friendly celebration of music, dance, art and education runs through Sunday. Tickets start at $23.
Backyard Concert Series and Fashion Show at Cameron Village – Three concerts, one fashion show and unlimited style. The Backyard Concert Series and Fashion Show kicks off Saturday at Cameron Village. Friday’s show starts at 6:30 p.m. runs until 10 p.m. It features Old Habits and The Blue Dogs. It is going to be at the corner of Woodburn and Clark streets. The event is free.
Raleigh Oyster Festival - Head to Glenwood South on Saturday for the first Raleigh Oyster Fest presented by Hibernian and Napper Tandy's. The festival will be in the parking lot of The Creamery Building from noon to 11 p.m. There will be live music, cold drinks and great food including, of course, oysters! Admission is free.
Oktoberfest at The Oak
- Oktoberfest events continue this weekend.
On Sunday, The Oak off Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh will hold a free, family-friendly celebration starting at noon. There will be a beer tent, live music and a children's zone with a bounce house and face painting.
Le Tour de Femme – The largest all women’s charity bike ride on the East Coast is this Saturday. It all starts at Cycling Spoken Here in Cary. There are 15, 31 and 62 mile routes. WRAL is a proud sponsor and be sure to look for meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. She is the honorary lead cyclist. The event raises money for the Angel Fund of Rex Hospital and the Livestrong Foundation.
Downtown Mebane Autumn Fest – This festival is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy shopping, hayrides, tasty food and the local farmers market. There will be activities for the children. Admission is free.
Draft Line Fall Festival – Another seasonal event! Draft Line Brewing hosts a family-friendly fall festival Saturday. There will be some small batch beers, food trucks, live music, pumpkin carving and more!
On stage - The Phantom of the Opera’s National Tour runs at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Oct. 19.