Triangle events to add to your daybook:
Got To Be NC Fest
Noon-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; free; gottobencfestival.com
This mini State Fair has carnival games and rides, live music, food, agriculture and animal displays and much more. (Admission and most attractions are free, but there is a charge for food and some events.)
Walk for the Animals
10 a.m. Saturday; Duke East Campus, 712 Broad St., Durham; $40 ($15 for 18 & under); apswalkdurham.org
Bring your dog for a 1.5-mile walk around Duke campus that benefits Durham’s Animal Protection Society. There are contests for pets, a photo booth, vendors and a Family Fun Zone.
Fest in the West
Noon-6 p.m. Saturday; Parkside Commons, 7119 O’Kelly Chapel Road, Cary; free; festinthewest.com
This new festival geared toward west Cary will feature artisans, live roots music, beer tents, a Kids Zone (with an obstacle course bounce house) and a pie-eating contest.
Blues & Brews Fest
5-10 p.m. Saturday; Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham; $40 ($20 for nondrinkers); durhambluesandbrewsfestival.com
You’ve got 20 N.C. breweries, food trucks and three blues bands – Cool John Ferguson headlines – and it raises money for local charities.
Rock Your World
6-11 p.m. Saturday; RallyPoint Sport Grill, 837 Bass Pro Lane, Cary; $20; rockyourworldraleigh.com