Weekend Picks: April 17-19th


Shakori Hills Music Festival ~ Pittsboro, NC

As we enter the third weekend of April outdoor events and festivals are in full swing. There is a lot going on this weekend with everything from an Herb Festival in Wake Forest to a Food Truck Rodeo in Cary. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for next weekend when local favorite Brewgaloo returns to downtown Raleigh with tons of local brewers and food trucks on Saturday April 25th!

Friday April 17th

Wake Forest Herbfest (Friday-Sunday)
This annual event returns to Festival Park in downtown Wake Forest April 17-18-19 and April 24-25-26. Organic Herbs, Heirloom tomatoes and vegetables; Two consecutive weekends. The Herbfest is a great local source to help start your garden and it a fun way to spend the afternoon in downtown Wake Forest. http://www.herbfest.net/

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival (Thursday-Sunday)
A music lovers’ paradise, Shakori Hills is a family-friendly celebration of Music, dance, art, & education. 4, days, 4 stages, & over 60 bands in beautiful Chatham County. Make sure you stop by the Coffee Barn for some Larry’s Beans Coffee! http://shakorihillsgrassroots.org/

Saturday April 18th

Cuegrass Festival Downtown Raleigh
The 7th Annual Cuegrass Festival returns to the Warehouse district in downtown Raleigh on Saturday April 18th 12-6pm. In past years a nice crowd has gathered along Davie street outside The Pit BBQ for the jam-packed day of great ‘cue, local brews and toe-tappin’ bluegrass music! It only costs $5 at the gate to enter (food & beer additional). http://www.cuegrass.com/

Counter Culture 20th Anniversary Party in Durham
Counter Culture is a local coffee roaster based out of Durham. This Saturday they are throwing a party to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. The celebration will be held in Durham Central Park from 3-7pm with live music, lots of great coffee, tasty food from some of their local partners, and fun stuff for kids.  https://www.facebook.com/events/874555325950088/

Sunday April 19th

Chatham Street “Chowdown” Food Truck Rodeo in Cary
This will be the 2nd official “Food Truck Chowdown” hosted by the town of Cary. The fun goes down this Sunday from 12-4:30pm on W. Chatham Street in downtown Cary between Academy Street and Harrison Avenue. 17 local trucks are scheduled to feed the hungry crowd. While your there I recommend walking over to the new Pharmacy Craft Beer Bottle Shop. https://www.facebook.com/pharmbottlebev


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