Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2018

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 2018 65 Concerts in the Park Sunday, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, 5- 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends, a picnic and a blanket, and relax with free concerts at E. Carroll Joyner Park. The free performances, i n the Joyner Park Amphitheater, are compliments of the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, Wake Forest ARTS, PineCone, and The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, and United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County. N.C. Hot Sauce Contest Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The 12th Annual North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest brings thousands of people to historic downtown Oxford — topping 18,000 in 2017 — 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, and bouncers for the kids. For more information, go to nchotsaucecontest.com. Creedmoor Music Fest Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 27th annual Creedmoor Music Festival takes center stage Saturday, Sept. 15. 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 ages. The lineup includes Rhythm Express Band, Jukebox Rehab, and River Ratz Band, among others. There will be beer and wine sales from noon to 5 p.m. 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. Good Neighbor Day Saturday, Sept. 15, 1 - 4 p.m. Wake Forest's 13th annual "Good Neighbor Day," an event celebrating diversity, is a free, family friendly event coming to E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. 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. 22. The Irish are coming! Saturday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m.– 10 p.m. Now headlined as "Irish Fest in the Forest," the onetime Raleigh Irish Music Festival returns for a successful third year to Wake Forest, bringing Irish musicians, bands, and dancers to downtown. Irish and Celtic products, along with a 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." For more information, go to irishfestintheforest.com. NEW HOPE VALLEY RAILWAY New Hope Valley Railway Saturdays, Sundays, second Wednesdays, and fourth Fridays through December, 10:30 a.m, New Hope Valley Railway's season continues through December, offering excursion rides on vintage passenger cars pulled by locomotives. The non-profit tourist attraction, about 30 minutes away in Bonsal, takes passengers on one-hour scenic rides through the woods in covered, open-air train cars. The organization was chartered in 1983 as the East Carolina Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and soon began its all-volunteer operated public train ride days. Also available are opportunities to operate a locomotive, host a birthday party in an historic 1913 caboose, and visit the North Carolina Railway Museum, Garden Railroad (G Scale), and gift shop. Rides are Saturdays and Sundays and second Wednesdays and fourth Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, go to triangletrain.com. ALL ABOARD! TOWN OF WAKE FOREST / JOE MARTIN

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