Final Fair weekend
It’s the last weekend of the N.C. State Fair, which means a few more days to scarf down corn dogs and ham biscuits in between trips to the rabbit barn and twirls on the Tilt-a-Whirl.
Through Sunday; N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; $4-$9 (age 5 & under and 65+ are free); ncstatefair.org
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Booth’s scary movie series has kid-friendly “Monsters University” on Friday and not-kid-friendly “The Conjuring” on Saturday. There’s also a Haunted House (6-11 p.m., not for kids under 12).
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary; $10 for 13 & over, free for 12 & under; boothamphitheatre.com
A family-friendly event featuring The Little German Band and traditional dancers. And of course, beer, German bratwurst and Guglhup German pretzels. (A burlesque show for grownups runs 6-11 p.m.)
Noon Saturday; Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham; free; motorcomusic.com
Garner’s first Trick-or-Eat food truck rodeo will feature 12 local trucks, including The Humble Pig and Dusty Donuts, plus two local craft breweries and live music.
Noon-4 p.m. Sunday; Main Street (Rand Mill Road to Montague Street), Garner; free; downtowngarner.com
Dogs by the tracks
There’s music, food and beer for humans; doggie pools, an agility course and a costume contest for the pooches at the area’s largest dog-friendly block party – which also benefits the SPCA of Wake County.
2-6 p.m. Sunday; Seaboard Station, 18 Seaboard Ave., Raleigh; $10; seaboardstationshops.com