Raleigh’s community-focused fall market + festival is back on Sat., Oct. 15. This year’s Falling for Local (hosted by Shop Local Raleigh, Dix Park, + Dix Park Conservancy) autumnal celebration at Dix Park will feature eateries, live entertainment, fall activities, local makers, and NC craft breweries.
Let’s dive into fall with these can’t-miss activities and vendors.
Family-friendly fall fun
There will be plenty of free activities to keep the whole family feeling gourd from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Highlights include hay rides, inflatables, classic cars, yard games, and ponies to pet.
Make sure to also wish Stormy, the Canes’ official mascot, good luck this season from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Bonus: If you haven’t picked out the perfect pumpkin yet — here’s your chance. Festival goers will be able to enjoy a free pumpkin patch with over 2,000 pumpkins to choose from.
Eat, sip + shop ‘til you drop
Wear your stretchy pants and bring a reusable bag — there will be 40+ food trucks and tents, 20+ breweries + cideries, and 100+ local makers and businesses to shop from. Drink tickets are sold in bundles and can be redeemed for a sample or pint-sized pour.
Take your sip — here are nine Raleigh breweries that will be ready to serve thirsty Raleighites:
- Brewery Bhavana
- Clouds Brewing
- Compass Rose Brewery
- Crank Arm Brewing Company
- Gizmo Brew Works
- Heyday Brewing
- Little City Brewing
- Mordecai Beverage Company
- Wye Hill Brewing
Pro tip: Bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy the festival more comfortably + follow this parking guide.