April 's Stephens Blog


Fall In Love With Where You Live: September 15th - 17th


Clayton Harvest Festival

The Scoop: Food, Rides, Games, Live Music and so much more await at the Clayton Harvest Festival this weekend in downtown Clayton!
When: Wednesday, September 13th - Sunday, September 17th
Where: Downtown Clayton, NC on and around Main Street.
The Deets: For more information, including a schedule of events, visit the event page.



The Scoop: Each year over 35,000 visitors head out to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games, and activities. This year's theme is dragonflies. You'll interact with entomologists and other scientists to learn about the fascinating world of bugs, while also indulging at Café Insecta, where the brave can sample buggy dishes prepared by local chefs. This year also includes the Evening Insectival from 5–7p, a beekeeping workshop and the opportunity to bring an unusual bug to Stump the Experts. The best part is, it's all free!
When: Saturday, September 16th, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones St. Raleigh, NC 27601

The Deets: For more information, visit the event page.


Oktoberfest Celebration with Weiner Dog Races

The Scoop: Grab your friends and enjoy a German-inspired festival at Lafayette Village. With over 20 fall style beers and food to satisfy every taste bud! Live Music, wiener dog races & more throughout the village! Don't forget to stop by the shops and see what specials they have going on!
When: Saturday, September 16th, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Lafayette Village 8480 Honeycutt Road Raleigh, NC 27615
The Deets: For more information, visit the event page.


Mac and Cheese Throwdown

The Scoop: Relish will host the Second Annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown for Hope! Here's your chance to taste and judge the best MACs and the best cocktails in a beautiful setting downtown--with all proceeds to benefit the Hope Center at Pullen.
When: Sunday, September 17th at 6:00 PM
Where: Relish Cafe & Bar 5625 Creedmoor Road Raleigh, NC 27613
The Deets: Tickets are $45+. For tickets and more information, visit the event page.



The Scoop: You don't need to have an artist's eye to appreciate all that SPARKcon has to offer. Artists of all types will take over downtown Raleigh September 14–17 for the 12th edition of SPARKcon. The weekend-long festival is sponsored by the non-profit, creativity incubator Visual Art Exchange, and will showcase hundreds of talented local creatives via exhibits, interactive events (for kids and adults), performances and more. Expect a wider range of creative disciplines than your typical arts festival, with sections such as geekSPARK, circusSPARK and tastySPARK.
When: Thursday, September 14th - Sunday, September 17th
Where: Downtown Raleigh Fayetteville St. Raleigh, NC 27601

The Deets: This is a free event. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit the event page.

Comment balloon 0 commentsApril Stephens • September 15 2017 06:37PM