As the cold weather rolls in and October comes to an end it is time to enjoy Oktoberfest and Halloween parties! If parties are not your thing my other picks include beer tastings, live music, coffee, and of course a food truck or two. Details for my top pics are below followed by a sneak peek at some fun events going on in November that you will want to add to your calendar today! Have a great weekend!
Friday October 25th
White Street Brewery Halloween Party – Wake Forest
A fun night of Bluesy Rock & Cajun food and great beer at White Street Brewery this Friday from 6:30-10:30pm. Enjoy live music from Tin Whistle Band NC. The Baton Rouge Cuisine food truck will also be parked outside to satisfy that craving you just got for Cajun food! Come out in costume. There will be judging individual as well as group costumes!
Live Music & Dinner at Sola Coffee – North Raleigh
Sola Coffee regularly hosts live music each Friday & Saturday around 7:30pm. This Friday they play host to Embers End playing Indie/Folk . There will also be a Big Boss Brewing beer tasting that night. Then on Saturday enjoy Americana/Acoustic Rock from Wyatt Espalin from Nashville. While you’re there check out Sola’s new dinner menu featuring pizzas, cheese plates, bruschetta, and the latest wine & beer selections in addition to their great coffee!
Saturday October 26h
CAM Raleigh “Dance of the Dead” – Downtown Raleigh
Join CAM Raleigh for the Triangle’s most thrilling Halloween bash. Paperhand Puppet Intervention, DJ Paypal (LuckyMe), video installation by Richard Gurnsey, an altar and authentic cuisine from downtown Raleigh’s own Centro will transform the museum for a night like no other. Show off your best get-ups for your chance to win some amazing prizes and local artwork! For details and ticket information visit their website.
Bottle Mixx One Year Anniversary Party – North Raleigh
The folks at Bottle Mixx are excited to celebrate their first full year in business this Saturday from 10am-9pm. They will be sampling various beers throughout the day including a specail Foothills Beer cask tapping. The American Meltdown food truck will be there from 1-4, and there will be free t-shirt and other prizes given away throughout the day. Check the event website for a full rundown of the days activities!
D-Town Oktoberfest at Motorco – Durham
Motorco Music Hall invites the community to don their lederhosen or drindl and raise a Spaten mug to Dtown Oktoberfest. The free, family-friendly event begins at noon. Good Beer and celebrations will be the order of the day with Motorco dressed as a traditional beer hall, inside and out. Live music from The Little German Band accompanied by traditional dancers from 1PM-4PM. There will be plenty of Spaten Oktoberfest, the world’s premier Oktoberfest beer, served in Liter & 1/2 Liter Steins. Traditional German bratwurst with all the trimmings will be available as well as German pretzels.
Cooking Class at Neomonde Deli – North Raleigh
On Saturday at 3pm at their Strickland Road location Simone will be demonstrating how to prepare some Mediterranean sweets, just in time for the holiday season. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this class ($10) fee.
Sunday October 27th
An Afternoon of BOO-tiful Music – Durham Central Park
Sunday 3pm at the Durham Farmers’ Market. Enjoy a family friendly concert by the Durham Community Band with music for Halloween. Kids, come in costume and enjoy a little trick-or-treating as you march to the music. Also, food and drink will be available from our amazing Durham area food trucks!
Jazz Brunch at Oxford Gastropub – Downtown Raleigh
Check out the great Sunday brunch at the Oxford Gastropub on Fayettevill Street in downtown Raleigh and enjoy the Live Jazz music on the main stage from 11am-3pm. Brunch is served from 10am -3pmWe with a full spread of breakfast and lunch items, fabulous $5 Mimosas, as well as an impressive Bloody Mary Bar.
“Save the Date” – Upcoming Events in November!
LaFarm Bakery Open House – November 5th
Missy and Lionel of La Farm Bakery in Cary are inviting the public to their Open House on November 5th from 6-8pm to celebrate Lionel’s first artisan bread book “A Passion for Bread“. Guests will be invited to tour the bakery, view baking demos, and enjoy Lionel’s hand-crafted breads alongside local cheeses & beers!
Wine Authorities in Raleigh – Mid-November
Durham wine shop Wine Authorities is planning for a Mid-November opening of their a retail location in Raleigh. It will be located at the Person Street Plaza (Person/Franklin Streets) in downtown Raleigh.
On November 1st, Wine Authorities will introduce their new store with a series of Enomatic cards strategically placed at historic sites and locally owned businesses in downtown Raleigh. Each day Heffley and his team will discreetly reveal the location via social media, and those who discover the cards will post via social media, then enjoy their Enomatic dollars once the store opens. And soon after opening, Heffley and his team look forward to hosting an open house featuring neighboring businesses and food trucks.
Southern Season Homebrew Contest – November 9th
Southern Season, the South’s premier destination for local and international fine food, wine, specialty gifts, cookware and cooking classes, is excited to announce the return of the store’s Homebrew Contest Saturday, Nov. 9 from 3-7 p.m
The competition gives homebrewers a chance to show off their best craft beer and enter it into a taste test for the chance to win a six month membership to Southern Season’s “Brew of the Month” club and a $300 store shopping spree. Brew submissions, which must be a winter brew, will be accepted through Monday, Nov. 5. Winners will be announced at the Beer Extravaganza and Awards Event taking place on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 3-7 p.m. at 201 S. Estes Dr. in Chapel Hill, N.C. Tickets to the event are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.
All winter brews will be judged by a panel of professional, amateur, and BJCP judges. To enter the competition, a $5 entry fee is required with each entry form, along with 3 – 12 oz. bottles of the home brew and the beer recipe.