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30 Triangle Must-Dos in 30 Days This Fall
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Whether you're brand new to the Triangle or you've been here for ages, there are certain things around town that you just shouldn't miss. We've rounded up a list of 30 fall must-do experiences to give you a taste of all the Triangle has to offer in just 30 days. What are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring!

30 Must-Dos
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Try Beasley's Famous Chicken & Waffles
$
Beasley's Chicken and Honey
237 S Wilmington St

Fall is the perfect time to warm your belly with the famous chicken and waffles at Beasley's. Don't be ashamed if you eat the whole thing.

This experience has 151 bookmarks and 2480 views.
Photo by @praveen7176
Cheer for the North Carolina FC
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WakeMed Soccer Park
201 Soccer Park Dr

Soccer—one of the most popular sports in the Triangle! Get your own local fix of the worldwide craze with the North Carolina FC at Wake Med Soccer Park.

This experience has 207 bookmarks and 2766 views.
Photo by @picturedurm
Explore Durham's Murals by Bike
Free
Durham Central Park
501 Foster St
Sat November 04, 10:00a

Explore Durham's beautiful murals on two wheels! Preservation Durham hosts monthly bike rides through town while visiting unique works of street art.

This experience has 113 bookmarks and 1064 views.
Photo by @shawnrocco
See the World's Largest Outdoor Photo Exhibit
Free
101 City Hall Plaza
101 City Hall Plaza
Fri August 18 – Thu November 30

Durham, along with six other cities, was lucky enough to be picked to be part of the world's largest photo exhibition series. Cheer on local photographers at this massive traveling installation.

This experience has 171 bookmarks and 1319 views.
Photo by @wakeforart
Reconnect With Nature at Falls Lake
Free
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
13304 Creedmoor Rd

Falls Lake is a nature lovers dream located in North Raleigh. There are five swim beaches in the recreation area as well as boating ramps, picnic shelters, camp sites, mountain biking trails and more!

This experience has 60 bookmarks and 184 views.
Watch the Carolina Hurricanes
$
PNC Arena
1400 Edwards Mill Rd
Tue October 24, 7:00p

Come watch the Hurricanes blow away their opponents, where icing means more than just a cupcake topping.

This experience has 239 bookmarks and 3879 views.
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Local Escape: Bask in the Glory of the Eno
Free
Eno River State Park
6101 Cole Mill Rd

Minutes from Durham and Chapel Hill, the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity and sounds of the river. Before it gets cold, take a break from civilization and march into the wild.

This experience has 3919 bookmarks and 20616 views.
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Gaze at Fall Flora and Fauna at William B. Umstead State Park
Free
William B. Umstead State Park
8801 Glenwood Ave

Tucked away behind the RDU airport is a beautiful park where you can spend hours getting lost in nature. Explore over five-thousand and a half acres via the extensive network of hiking and multi-use trails.

This experience has 1425 bookmarks and 6679 views.
Photo by @phish4rob
Trek Up the Lake Johnson Park West Loop with Hike NC
Free
Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center at Lake Johnson Park
5611 Jaguar Park Dr
Sat November 04, 10:00a

Nature is calling! Bring friends, fam or your dog along for a free, guided hike along the West Loop of Lake Johnson Park. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, rare plants and of course, amazing views!

This experience has 63 bookmarks and 331 views.
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Find Cash-Only Carolina BBQ in DTR
$
Clyde Cooper's Barbeque
327 S Wilmington St

This gem in downtown Raleigh has been cookin' up Carolina-style BBQ since 1938. Pull up a chair for a classic, no-frills meal. Cash only!

This experience has 119 bookmarks and 940 views.
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Watch 'Em Shuck at 42nd Street Oyster Bar
$$
42nd Street Oyster Bar
508 W Jones St

September's chilly weather kicks off oyster season and 42nd Street, a casual raw bar and seafood restaurant has a long history of serving up the best in town. Originally a grocery selling oysters and draft beer, it now offers a delectable menu and live music.

This experience has 32 bookmarks and 149 views.

Durham's Pit offers delicious whole hog BBQ with a view—grab a seat and grub out on the patio before it gets chilly!

This experience has 111 bookmarks and 1141 views.
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Grab Dinner Off the Belt at Rockin' Rolls Sushi Express
$$
Rockin' Rolls Sushi Express
3405 Hillsborough Rd

Get ready to have your concept of sushi rocked. Not only is everything at Rockin' Rolls Sushi Express all-you-can-eat, but it's all delivered to you via rotating conveyor belt.

This experience has 182 bookmarks and 37002 views.
Taste Fall Flavors at the Durham Farmers' Market
$
The Durham Farmers' Market
501 Foster Street
Sat October 21, 8:00a - 12:00p

Savor local flavor, celebrate the seasons and support local farmers at the Durham Farmers' Market. Join the locavore revolution!

This experience has 465 bookmarks and 2928 views.
Photo by @raleighfoodpics
Celebrate the NC State Fair's 150th Year
$
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Thu October 12 – Sun October 22

Eat something deep fried and ride the ferris wheel! The NC State Fair is bringing hometown lovin' to Raleigh.

This experience has 700 bookmarks and 4460 views.
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Explore the Globe at the International Festival
$6+
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St
Fri October 20 – Sun October 22

The International Festival brings over 60 nations from around the world to the Convention Center for a weekend of entertainment, exploration, inspiration and, of course, some eating and drinking.

This experience has 377 bookmarks and 3179 views.
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See Your Favorite Show at DPAC
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Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St

One of the best performing arts venues anywhere, DPAC is the Triangle’s award-winning home of superstar entertainment!

This experience has 163 bookmarks and 2397 views.
Photo by @durhamnc
Go on a Haunted Tour of Durham
$19
Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom
324 Blackwell St
Fri October 20, 7:30p - 10:00p

Go on a haunted tour of Downtown Durham and combine it with a pub crawl—sip, get spooked and have fun.

This experience has 250 bookmarks and 3553 views.
Eat Up at the Food Truck Rodeo
$$
Durham Central Park
501 Foster St
Sun November 05, 12:00p

Enjoy live entertainment, view arts and crafts, and chow down at over 40 food trucks! Come hungry to Durham Central Park's Food Truck Extravaganza, you'll surely leave happy!

This experience has 649 bookmarks and 6596 views.
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Enjoy Crisp Sips at Durham's Only Cidery
$
Bull City Ciderworks
305 S Roxboro St

Handcrafted hard cider—is there really any drink that goes better with a crisp fall day (or any day)? Bull City Cidery is taking fermented apples to the next level. Beer, ya better watch out.

This experience has 327 bookmarks and 2809 views.
Grab a Pint at Brüeprint in Apex
$
Brüeprint Brewing Company
1229 Perry Rd #101

Apex's very first brewery offers a delicious selection of craft brews—four evergreens and rotating seasonals.

This experience has 51 bookmarks and 759 views.
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Enjoy Friday Evenings at Honeygirl Meadery This Fall
$
Honeygirl Meadery
105 Hood St #6
Fri October 20, 4:00p

Don't be sad when summer is over because Honeygirl is opening for Fall Fridays! Spend Friday evenings unwinding with a glass of mead and some fun activities like tastings, pop-up markets and movies.

This experience has 39 bookmarks and 371 views.
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Celebrate World Cultures at the East Meets West Festival
Free
Morrisville Town Hall
100 Town Hall Dr
Sat September 23, 12:30p

The East Meets West Festival celebrates Morrisville, Wake County's most diverse community, with a day of food, culture, and music from around the world.

This experience has 12 bookmarks and 141 views.
Photo by @ssprenzphoto
Get Down at Triangle Oktoberfest
$15+
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy

Head over to Koka Booth on October 6-7 for an authentic Bavarian experience featuring plenty of brews, fare, live music and more.

This experience has 342 bookmarks and 3906 views.
Photo by @shoy21
Go on a Craft Beer Adventure at World Beer Festival
$25+
Durham Bulls Athletic Park
409 Blackwell St
Sat October 14, 12:00p

Every fall thousands of people descend on the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to taste over 200 beers with food pairings from local chefs, live music, and plenty of people-watching.

This experience has 174 bookmarks and 2059 views.
Photo by @jcbond92
Dance & Drink with BCBB for Octoberfest
Free
Bull City Burger and Brewery
107 E Parrish St
Sat September 23, 4:00p

Get your liederhosen ready because BCCB is shutting down Parrish St. for a thoroughly Durham Octoberfest celebration complete with burgers, live music, street dancin' and, you guessed it, beer!

This experience has 151 bookmarks and 2229 views.
Photo by @ladyogrady
Spice It Up at Pepperfest
$25
Margaret B. Pollard Middle School
185 Granite Mill Blvd
Sun September 24, 3:00p

It's about to get hot! Abundance NC's annual Pepper Festival returns to Chapel Hill for an afternoon of pepper-everything, from snacks to brews to eco-fashion and more.

This experience has 26 bookmarks and 564 views.
Photo by @booth_amp
Tap Your Feet to Bluegrass Tunes at Pickin’ in the Pines
$5
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy

Pack up a picnic and join fellow bluegrass music lovers on the Crescent Deck at Cary's Booth Amphitheatre for a fun mid-week outdoor concert with friends. Pups are welcome as well!

This experience has 27 bookmarks and 230 views.
Photo by @kwkristi
Shimmy in Downtown at Wide Open Bluegrass
$30+
Red Hat Amphitheater
500 S McDowell St
Fri September 29 – Sat September 30

Wide Open Bluegrass brings some of the greatest bluegrass in the world onto stages in downtown Raleigh. Catch the madness and the artists shaping bluegrass history on September 30 and October 1.

This experience has 162 bookmarks and 3065 views.
Photo by @ncartmuseum
Join NCMA's Free Community Celebration: Threads of Africa
Free
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd
Sat September 23, 12:00p

Head to NCMA for a FREE daylong celebration of African art, nature and culture. The NCMA park will come alive with music, dance, drum-making workshops, food, African cultural activities and more!

This experience has 23 bookmarks and 221 views.
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