See & Do: October 2021

Festivals and football and farms, oh my!

Pick up take out from The Mason Jar and dine on Depot Street!

Destination Depot

Fridays at 5 P.M. – Sundays at 7 P.M.
Depot Street in Downtown Fuquay-Varina

Dine outdoors or meet friends for cornhole, Jenga and checkers at downtown Fuquay’s Destination Depot, happening every weekend except during select special events, such as Celebrate Fuquay. The street will be closed to cars. Tables and chairs will be set up for public use in an effort to encourage residents to visit downtown and support local businesses.

Friday Night Lights

Revel in a Friday night tradition — football under the stars — with an exciting atmosphere, community support and Southern Wake’s best student-athletes.

Holly Springs Golden Hawks

Oct 1, 7 P.M.
Oct 15, 7 P.M.

Cheer on the Holly Springs High School varsity football team at home.

Fuquay-Varina Bengals

Oct 8, 7 P.M.
Oct 15, 7 P.M.

At the beautiful new campus on Bengal Boulevard.

Attend a Community Festival

Celebrate Fuquay-Varina

Oct 2, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Downtwon Fuquay

Fuquay’s fall festival is back, with live entertainment, local vendors, craft beer and a free kids zone. Don’t miss the Artist Village showcasing original work from local artisans and craftspeople.


Oct 9, Noon – 5 P.M.
Sugg Farm Park

A craft beer and music festival hosted in Holly Springs since 2014, Beericana showcases dozens of North Carolina breweries with unlimited samples. Food trucks and merchandise available for purchase. A “Music Only” ticket is available for non-drinkers.

International Cultural Arts Festival

Oct 15, Virtual
Oct 16, 11 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center

Hosted by the Cultural Arts Society of Fuquay-Varina, this two-day festival combines virtual and in-person experiences, including a virtual Writer’s Tea on Friday and live performances, vendors and food trucks on Saturday.


Oct 30, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Sugg Farm Park

A Holly Springs favorite, featuring local artists, small businesses, food trucks, children’s activities and local entertainment.

Fall Farm Fun

Courtesy of Naylor Family Farm

Naylor Family Farm

Open through November 7, daily hours vary
6016 US 401 North, Fuquay-Varina

Bring the family to a giant corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride and petting zoo — complete with mama pig, Mabel, and her piglets in the new Pig Pavilion.

Willow Oak Farms of Fuquay-Varina

Throughout October
Wednesday, Friday 3 – 9:00 P.M.
Saturday, Noon – 9 P.M.
Sunday, 1 – 9 P.M.
1530 Lafayette Road, Fuquay-Varina

Visit The Scoop at Willow Oak Farm for fresh-made ice cream, and while you’re at it, pick a pumpkin, tour the farm and produce gardens and enjoy a hayride.

Christmas with The Embers

Nov 24, 7:30 P.M.
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center

Welcome the Christmas season with the Embers, bringing their signature sound to all your favorite holiday tunes. A great event for the whole family.

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