Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's latest book, "Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk," was published in Oct. 2020 by...
High-flying rides and deep-fried pies—the 154th annual N.C. State Fair returns to Raleigh, Oct. 13-23! The N.C. State Fair announced 40 new sweets, treats and over-the-top concoctions for foodies to look forward to in 2022. Hot foods, loaded-to-the-max foods, messy foods, foods we had no idea...

Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C.: October 2022

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 10am by visitRaleigh

Every two weeks, we send out a newsletter that includes the best of the best upcoming events. If you sign up for our E-magazine, you'll get those, plus all the best new content (our ultimate fall bucket list, for example, or a guide to the N.C. State Fair). It's so long to summer, hello to...
Are. You. Ready?! The state's largest annual event, the N.C. State Fair draws nearly one million visitors through the gates each October in Raleigh, N.C. (and marks what many consider to be the true beginning of the fall season). Eleven days of high-flying rides, deep-fried foods, live music,...

Can't-Miss Signature Experiences in Raleigh, N.C.

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 12pm by visitRaleigh

Dive deep into Raleigh, N.C., by adding a People-First Tourism Experience to your travel itinerary. As a carefully curated collection of tours and hands-on encounters, People-First Experiences offer “backstage” exploration of the Raleigh area alongside the locals who call this unique...

The Ultimate Fall Bucket List in Raleigh, N.C.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 9am by visitRaleigh

So long summer, hello fall! Show of hands—who's ready for falling leaves, cooler weather, tailgating parties, N.C. State Fair adventures, museum exploring and all pumpkin everything? We have big plans for the coming months in Raleigh, N.C.! To jump-start your plans and keep you busy...
Fall is officially here! What better way to celebrate than with the best autumn activities the Raleigh area has to offer. Whether it’s picking through a pumpkin patch, getting lost in a corn maze or taking a relaxing hayride, these events and experiences will have you safely enjoying fall fun...