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10 Fun-Filled Things to Do in Raleigh This Fall


Colorful leaves, cozy vibes and marvelous weather make autumn a wonderful time to be in Raleigh. From spooky hayrides to food festivals, there’s an endless amount of things to do in Raleigh this fall. Here are ten of our favorites to add to your calendar.


Tailgate at a Game

Nothing says ‘fall’ like tailgating at a football game! Put on your red and white, grab your cooler and head to Carter-Finley Stadium on game day to get your Wolfpack tailgate on. If hockey’s more your style, that’s cool because we tailgate at hockey games too! Head to PNC Arena to cheer on the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes.


Raleigh Farmers Market

Stock up on pumpkins, apples and other fall fares at the Raleigh Farmers Market. Shop more than 30,000 square feet of fresh produce, plants and specialty items from local farms. Visit Nov. 9th to Nov. 11th to find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list at the Fall Craft Fair!



The 7th Annual Casktoberfest is one of the top things to do in Raleigh if you love beer! Held on October 4th at Big Boss Brewing Company, the festival gives you a chance to drink more than 40 one-of-a-kind cask ales in the lively beer hall. The festival will also celebrate National Taco Day by serving tacos alongside traditional bratwurst and pretzels!


Raleigh Beer Week

Speaking of beer… raise a glass to Raleigh’s diverse beer scene during Raleigh Beer Week. The eight-day celebration is currently underway and ends October 6th. More than 40 venues participate by hosting special events and serving rare beers. Take an educational sampling of IPAs at House of Hops, or get your party on with Octoberfest at Trophy Brewing.


Page Farms

For one of our favorite things to do in Raleigh this fall, escape to the country for some fresh air and fun times at Page Farms. Pick your own pumpkin from the vine to take home and carve. Admission to the farm is $13 and covers all activities, from exploring the corn maze to sliding down the haystack slide.


10th & Terrace Rooftop Bar

Grab a drink and watch the sunset over the Raleigh skyline at 10th & Terrace. Located on top of the Residence Inn, the rooftop bar is the newest and tallest in Raleigh. The menu offers small plates that are specially crafted to complement the cocktails. Order a few to share with friends!


Pumpkin Flotilla

The Best Fall Things to do in Raleigh


Who says your Jack O’ Lantern has to sit on your doorstep? Send it on an adventure with other carved pumpkins at Cary’s Pumpkin Flotilla! Watch your pumpkin float on Bond Park Lake while enjoying live music, food and discounted boat rides. Pumpkins will set sail on the lake around 6:30 p.m., just as the sun is setting.


Food Truck Rodeo at The Frontier

If you need another excuse to get outside this fall, make your way to the RTP Food Truck Rodeo. Held every Friday, the food truck rodeo features 4 to 6 different trucks. Listen to live music while enjoying some of the best food in the Triangle. There’s plenty of outdoor seating and yard games are welcome! Challenge a friend to a game of giant chess after lunch!


Carolina Ballet’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” & Other Haunted Tales

Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween with a brand-new performance by the Carolina Ballet. The company’s version of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” features not only Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, but also ghosts, witches and haunted townspeople. The performance is geared towards adults so don’t be surprised if you jump in your seat!


N.C. State Fair

Celebrate everything that makes North Carolina great at the N.C. State Fair! Held Oct. 12 to Oct. 22, the fair hosts a variety of attractions, competitions and events, including educational exhibits, music performances and horse shows. Each night at the Dorton Arena, local bands perform live on stage as part of the Homegrown Music Fest. 


What are your favorite things to do in Raleigh in the fall? Did we forget to mention a great event or place to check out? We hope you’ll stop by our high-rise apartment community in Midtown and let us know! While you’re here, we’d love to take you on a tour to show you around your next home! Visit Park Central online at to schedule a tour or call us directly at (888) 267-9483.


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