Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2017

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Summer 2017 69 N.C. Hot Sauce Contest Saturday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The 11th Annual North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest brings thousands of people to historic downtown Oxford — topping 12,000 in 2016 — to partake of the state's finest hot sauces and barbeque sauces, along with breweries and wineries. There's even a N.C. Pepper Eating Contest, as well as music, music, craft vendors, the 15th Annual Top 50 Car Show, activities for the kids, and the Granville Gardeners' plant sale For more information, go to nchotsaucecontest.com. Good Neighbor Day Saturday, Sept. 16, 1 - 4 p.m. Wake Forest's 12th annual "Good Neighbor Day," an event celebrating diversity, is a free, family friendly event coming to Holding Park, at 133 W. Owen Ave. Good Neighbor Day assembles people from all walks of life for a day of food, fun, and family entertainment. By bringing together a mix of cultures, music, ages, and ethnicities, the event celebrates diversity and promotes goodwill among all of Wake Forest's citizens. Rain date is Saturday, Sept. 23. Run, Wake Forest Tuesdays, 7 p.m. The White Street Running Club's Tuesday Night Runs kick off at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the White Street Brewing Company, 218 S. White St. The informal 3- and 5-mile runs are followed by a post-run social at the brewery. COURTESY OF CREEDMOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL Creedmoor Music Festival Saturday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 26th annual Creedmoor Music Festival takes center stage Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8:30 to 4 p.m. The family friendly event boasts more than 100 craft and food vendor booths lining downtown Main Street, while talented artists representing bluegrass, blues, country, and rock play all day on two stages. The lineup includes Jimmy Lovelace, GrassStreet, Cumberland County Bluegrass, and the bluegrass stage; and Bull City Blues, LowderStill, Norlina, and Crossover Drive on the main stage. TK's Annual Car Show takes place at the same time on the south end of the festival. See cityofcreedmoor.org/MusicFestival for more details. The Irish are coming! Saturday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m.– 10 p.m. Now headlined as "Feis in the Forest," the Raleigh Irish Music Festival returns for a second year to Wake Forest, bringing Irish musicians, bands, and dancers to downtown. Irish and Celtic products, along with a great selection of regionally produced gifts and crafts, will be available for purchase. The festival, presented by the Ancient Order of Hibernians along Taylor Street downtown, will include Gaelic sports competitions, a "Leprechaun Lane" for children, a Red Hair & Freckles Competition, and "Celtic Canines." See raleighirishfestical. com for more information. Those people in 27587 who identify themselves primarily of Irish descent in the U.S. Census' 2014 American Community Survey number 5,416, on a par with those who identify as British-English, which was in first place. (For a story on 27587 ancestry, see the Winter 2015 issue at 27587magazine.com.) Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon. Farmers, soap-makers, cheesemakers, crafters, bakers and artists, practicing their crafts within a 75-mile radius, come to the Wake Forest Farmers Market at 405 S. Brooks St. in Renaissance Plaza. The majority of the farm products are raised using environmentally sustainable agricultural practices. Go to wakeforestfarmersmarket.org. KATHRYN RENDE

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