Bull City Chickens
Take a “chicken coop tour” of Durham and get an up-close peek at the living quarters of some of the city’s finest feathered residents. The tour benefits Welcome Baby Durham and its Cribs for Kids program.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Durham Farmers’ Market, 501 Foster St., Durham; $5; 919-560-7319
Bull City Chickens II
If you’re a little peckish after your chicken coop tour, check out the free ChickenStock Festival at Bull City Burger and Brewery. It’s all to raise awareness about urban chicken-raising and sustainable living – with food, live music, vendors and roost awards!
4-8 p.m. Saturday; Bull City Burger and Brewery, 107 E. Parrish St., Durham; bullcitychickens.com
Music, books and art
John Claude Bemis, the 2013 Piedmont Laureate for children’s literature, will lead a reading and musical performance for kids at the Pullen Arts Center Open House – which runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
11:15 a.m.-noon and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday; Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Road, Raleigh; free; 919-996-6126 or
Family (or full) fright
Scary stuff for all ages at Fuquay-Varina’s Haunted Trail, which has a Family Fright trail appropriate for younger kids (5 p.m.) and a Full Fright trail (7-9 p.m.) if you want to get the bejeezus scared out of you.
5-9 p.m. Saturday; Carroll Howard Johnson Park, 301 Wagstaff Road, Fuquay-Varina; free; 919-552-1400
Kidzu, Triangle Bikeworks and the N.C. Bike Summit put on this fun family-friendly bike-riding event, which is preceded by crafts and festivities.
2 p.m. Sunday; Carrboro Elementary School, 400 Shelton St., Carrboro; free; trianglebikeworks.org