Weekend Picks! May 10-12th


This weekend I have the garden on the brain so my picks favor farmers’ markets and garden tours. There is also a huge Food Truck Rodeo coming to downtown Raleigh that is sure to be quite the scene Sunday. See below for my top picks for things to do this weekend in the Triangle. Have a tip or suggestion for next week? Send me an email at TriangleExplorer@gmail.com.

Friday May 10th

Art After Hours in Wake Forest
It’s the second Friday, and that means it’s time to head down to Downtown Wake Forest for an evening of family entertainment, food, and to see what the local merchants (your neighbors) have on offer.

The event brings out a good crowd of folks, and tonight’s cooler temperatures are a nice excuse to get out and walk around.

When: Friday 6-9:00
Where: S. White Street, Wake Forest
More Info: website

Saturday May 11th

Durham Farmer’s Market
Strawberry Season is here so it means it is time to visit your local farmer’s market and stock up on locally grown NC Strawberries. The Durham Farmers’ Market is my favorite market to visit. Not only do they have tons of great local farmers with a great selection of produce, but there are also food trucks, live music, and great people watching. This market is very popular and has a great energy. It is a great way to start your saturday!

When: Saturday 8-12
Where: 501 Foster Street (Durham Central Park)
More Info: Website

Share Your Wake Forest Garden (Sat/ Sun)
A Self-guided tour of gardens in Wake Forest. List and directions to gardens available on the website below.

When: Saturday 11-5 & Sunday 12-5
Where: Various Locations in Wake Forest
More Info: website

Sunday May 12th

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo – 40+ Trucks!
Downtown Raleigh is set to have its biggest Food Truck Rodeo to date this Saturday. There will be over 40 food trucks lined up single file on  one side of the street starting at the State Capital buidling and running several blocks along end Fayetteville Street. There will also be beer and coffee for sale, in addition to live music and seating. There is sure to be a crowd, so get there early and avoid the long lines!

When: Saturday 12-5pm
Where: Fayetteville Street, Downtown Raleigh
More Info: website

Wild Food & Herb Market in Carrboro
The Wild Food + Herb Market is a monthly outdoor market featuring foragers, herbalists, wild food cultivators and local nature educators. The Market is the first of its kind in the United States. This market is a great place to buy, sell, trade and gather with others interested in wild foods and herbs.

When: Sunday 1-4pm
Where: 301 West Main Street, Carrboro
More Info: website

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