2013 Fall Arts Preview: Festival and event listings

From staff reportsAugust 24, 2013 


The Benson Mule Days Rodeo will take place Sept. 26-29, 2013, at the Benson Chamber Park, Benson Singing Grove, Main Street Benson and Benson Chamber Park and Arena.

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African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County

919-833-0140; aacfralwake.org

•  African-American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

Ancient Order of Hibernians

919-250-0260; raleighirishfestival.com

•  Raleigh Irish Music Festival, Sept. 28, Moore Square, downtown Raleigh.

Apex Historical Society

919-362-8097; apexhistoricalsociety.com

•  Historic Home Tour, Dec. 1, 220 N. Salem St., Apex.


919-832-8699; artsplosure.org

•  First Night Raleigh 2014, Dec. 31, Downtown Raleigh.



•  ARTStober, Oct. 26, Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.

Benson Area Chamber of Commerce

919-894-3825; bensonmuledays.com

•  Benson Mule Days Rodeo, Sept. 26-29, Benson Chamber Park, Benson Singing Grove, Main Street Benson, Benson Chamber Park and Arena.

Boylan Heights ArtWalk

919-337-3633; boylanheights.org

•  Boylan Heights ArtWalk, Dec. 8, Boylan Heights, Raleigh.

Capital Quilters Guild

919-469-5378; capitalquilters.org

•  Heritage Day Quilt Auction and Boutique, Oct. 5, Historic Oak View Park, 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh.

Cary Academy

919-228-4653; caryacademy.org/holidayshoppe

•  Holiday shoppe, Dec. 5-7, Cary Academy, 1500 N. Harrison Ave.

Cary Ballet Company

919-481-6509; caryballet.com

•  Celebration of Children in the Arts, Oct. 5, Cary Ballet Company, 3791 N.W. Cary Parkway.

Cary Creative Reuse Center

919-247-1564; carycreativecenter.org

•  Final Friday Art Loop, featuring Fawn Mecca’s fabric work, Aug. 30, Cary Creative Reuse Center, 155 Wilkinson Ave.


919-244-6463; caryscavengerhunt.com

•  Cary Scavenger Hunt, Sept. 21, Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.

Cedar Creek Gallery

919-528-1041; cedarcreekgallery.com

•  Fall Pottery & Glass Festival 2013, Oct. 4, Cedar Creek Gallery, 1150 Fleming Road, Creedmoor.

Colored Pencil Society of America, DC 114

919-651-0505; cpsadc114.org

•  Meeting of Colored Pencil Society of America, Sept. 14, Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.

Destination Downtown Mebane

919-373-3411; downtownmebane.com

•  Autumn Fest, Oct. 12, downtown Mebane.

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

919-996-8700; dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

•  Humorist Jeanne Robertson, Nov. 22, Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.

Durham Arts Council

919-560-2787; centerfest.durhamarts.org

•  CenterFest Arts Festival, Sept. 21-22, City Center, 120 Morris St., Durham.

Durham Community Chorale

919-767-1057; durhamchorale.org

•  Holiday concert, Dec. 8, Temple Baptist Church, 4504 Sterling Dr., Durham.

Eno Publishers

919-280-3761; enopublishers.org

•  Launch event for “27 views of Raleigh: The City of Oaks in Prose & Poetry,” Sept. 22, Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Fuquay-Varina Garden Club

919-744-4274; fuquayvarinagardenclub.weebly.com/index.html

•  Fall garden tour, Sept. 7, begins at The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina.

Heart of Cary Association

919-523-0567; heartofcary.org

•  Arts and crafts show, Dec. 7, downtown Cary.

Hillsborough Arts Council

919-643-2500; hillsboroughartscouncil.org

•  Hillsborough Jazz Festival), Sept. 21, Moorefields Estate, 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough.

Historic Oak View County Park

919-250-1013; wakegov.com/parks/oakview

•  Heritage Day, Oct. 5, Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

919-781-4548; greekfestivalraleigh.com

•  Greek festival, Sept. 20-22, Expo Center, N.C. Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

Hopscotch Music Festival


• 175 acts in 14 downtown Raleigh venues, Sept. 5-7.

Jacar Press

919-810-2863; jacarpress.com

•  100,000 Poets for Change, Sept. 28, The Turkish House, 303 E. Durham Road, Cary.

Joel Lane Museum House

919-833-3431; joellane.org

•  Tavern Party in the Gardens, Sept. 12, Joel Lane Museum House, 160 S. St. Mary’s St., Raleigh.

Knights of Columbus Council 9880

919-906-8359; galleriacraftfair.com

•  Galleria craft fair, Oct. 26, St. Raphael Church, 5801 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh.

Mordecai Market/Ann Marie Print Art

919-817-2097; annmarieprintart.com

•  Mordecai Monthly Saturday Market, Sept. 7, 711 N. Person St., Raleigh.

Museum of Durham History

919-998-6880; museumofdurhamhistory.org

•  Grand opening, Oct. 12, Durham History Hub, 500 W. Main St., Durham.

N.C. Museum of History

919-807-7900; ncmuseumofhistory.org

•  American Indian Heritage Celebration, Nov. 23, N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.

N.C. State University Crafts Center

919-515-2457; ncsu.edu/crafts

•  Holiday fair and sale, Nov. 23, NCSU Crafts Center, 210 Jensen Drive, Raleigh.

N.C. Gourd Society

919-696-0744; ncgourdsociety.org

•  Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival, Sept. 7, Holshouser Building, N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora and the NCSU African American Cultural Center

919-515-5210; oied.ncsu.edu/aacc/

•  “27 Views of Raleigh: City of Oaks in Prose & Poetry,” Nov. 13, 126 Witherspoon Student Center, NC State University, Raleigh.

Orange County Artists Guild

919-942-7578; ocagnc.com

•  Open studio tour, Nov. 2, Various locations.

Philoptochos Society of Greek Orthodox Church

919-781-4548; holytrinityraleigh.org

•  Holiday cafe and bake sale, Dec. 5, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 5000 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.


919-810-2863; rkeditor.com

•  Passion: A Salon, Sept. 20, ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro

Raleigh Arts

919-996-3610; raleighnc.gov/arts

•  Fall arts fair, Sept. 7, Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh.

Raleigh Review

919-605-7036; raleighreview.org

•  Readings by Betty Adcock and Kelly Michels, Aug. 31, Raleigh Review Writers’ House and Bookshop, 3039 Medlin Drive, Raleigh.

Raleigh Ringers

919-847-7574; rr.org

•  Handbell classes, Sept. 21, Raleigh Ringers Central, 2200 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh.

•  Beginning ringers workshop, Oct. 26, Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh.

Ray Price Harley-Davidson

919-832-2261; rayprice.com

•  Capital City Bikefest, Sept. 20, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

SafeSkills Movement Arts

919-644-1335; safeskills.com

Events are at SafeSkills, 3702 Hillsborough Road, Durham.

•  Juggling and mime workshop, Sept. 14.

•  Improvisational games, Oct. 11.

Shared Visions Foundation

919-656-7407; murpheyschoolradio.net

•  Murphey School Radio Show, Nov. 2, 3717 Murphy School Road, Durham

St. Ann Catholic Church

919-934-2084; internationalfoodfestival.net

•  International food festival, Sept. 28, St. Ann Catholic Church, 4057 US 70 Business W., Clayton.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

919-467-1477; stpaulscary.org

•  Bazaar, Nov. 16, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 N. Union, Cary.

St. Thomas More School

919-929-1546; stmhsa.org/events

•  Holiday Shoppe craft show, Dec. 7, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill.

Town of Carrboro

919-918-7364; carrboromusicfestival.com

•  Carrboro Music Festival, Sept. 28-29, Downtown Carrboro.

Town of Morrisville


Events are at Morrisville Town Hall, 100 Town Hall Drive., unless noted.

•  Halloween spooktacular trail, Oct. 26, Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Parkway.

•  Holiday tree lighting, Dec. 6.

•  Winterfest parade and holiday craft fair, Dec. 7.

Town of Wake Forest

919-435-9400; wakeforestnc.gov

•  Celebration of the Arts, Nov. 14, Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

Triangle Greenways Council

919-829-5851; festivalinmotion.com

•  Festival in Motion, Sept. 28, Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St., Raleigh.

UNC Department of Music

919-962-1039; music.unc.edu

•  Conversation with Emil Kang and Jennifer Curtis, Sept. 26, UNC Community Music School, 125 S. Columbia St.

•  Festival on the Hill: Culture and Conflict in Congo, Oct. 4, Hill Hall, 145 E. Cameron Ave.

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

919-839-1498; unitedarts.org

•  Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner fundraiser, Nov. 7, Multiple locations.

Virginia Tull Music and Arts Series

919-556-5141; virginiatull.org

•  Fall Music, Arts and Crafts Festival, Oct. 19, Wake Forest Baptist Church/Stephenson Campus, 12120 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest.

Visions of Sugarplums

919-847-4868; visionsofsugarplumsraleigh.com

•  Holiday art and craft show, Nov. 7-9, Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh.

Wake County Public Libraries and Parks, Recreation and Open Space

919-856-6725; wakegov.com/libraries

•  Annual Storytelling Festival, Sept. 28, Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh.

Wake Forest United Methodist Church

919-556-2239; wakeforestumc.org

•  Stew and Bazaar, Nov. 1, Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S. Main St.

Youngsville Extension and Community Association

919-556-4026; youngsvillefallfestival.com

•  Fall festival, Sept. 28, National Guard Armory, 215 Youngsville Blvd.

Zebulon Parks and Recreation

919-823-0432; townofzebulon.org

•  Market on the Lawn/Bluegrass Band, Acoustic Grace, Sept. 20, Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N. Arendell Ave.

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