Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

FALL 2017

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68 Autumn 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon through October, then 10 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. 28th Annual Tar River Festival Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The band Big Love will take the stage at the 28th Annual Tar River Festival in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park, this year featuring a BBQ cook-off with masters from across North Carolina in competition. The event – rain or shine – also includes a "kid zone" featuring games, inflatables, rides, face painting, and characters that includes Cinderella, Belle, Doc McStuffins, and Batman and Robin. For more information, contact the sponsor, The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, (919) 496-3056. Friday Night Tribute Series Friday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. -9 p.m. The 5-piece band Yachty by Nature is to perform such songs as the 1972 soft-rock hit "Brandy" as part of the 5th season of the free Friday Night Tribute Series at North Hills' Midtown Park. The band is touting its arrival this way: "Yep, we are shipping off to North Carolina. Bringing Southern California's hottest yacht rock band out East! Can't wait to celebrate captain hats, boat shoes, Ron Burgundy, wine spritzers, and smooth soft rock with … y'all!" Doors open at 6 p.m. for the outdoor block party style event, complete with food trucks and a kid-friendly atmosphere. For more information, see visitnorthhills.com. OkTARberfest Friday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m. -10 p.m. Louisburg's OkTARberfest (named after the Tar River) is to feature the Breakfast Club, a 1980s tribute band, which will be rocking the Downtown Louisburg Amphitheater at a music event featuring food trucks, craft beer, vendors, bounce houses, an obstacle course, face painting, and hair braiding. Autumn foliage tours Wednesday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Enjoy the vibrant colors of autumn while also learning about native trees during two fall foliage tours at E. Carroll Joyner Park. Jennifer Rall, urban forestry coordinator, is to offer free one-hour tours at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Parents and children of all ages are welcome, and no registration is required. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to meet at the information kiosk next to the Joyner Park parking lot. For more information, call (919) 435-9560. Events Things to do in 27587 and beyond Thursday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs is sponsoring its annual Halloween Spooktacular at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. Admission to the event is free. This year's festivities will include a costume contest, face painting, a cupcake walk, along with a variety of other ghostly games and activities, and free pumpkin giveaways - while supplies last. Costumes are optional, but best costumes will be featured on the town's website. For more information, call (919) 435-9560. COURTESY OF NC STATE FAIR Thursday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 22. The 11-day N.C. State Fair kicks off Oct. 12, unleashing a variety of activities from the amusement midway to a horse show to the "Homegrown Music Fest" concert series, 117 concerts over 11 days starting at 7:30 p.m. at the famed Dorton Arena. For more information, visit ncstatefair.org. JOE MARTINSON Halloween Spooktacular The N.C. State Fair

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