Summer at the Springs Finale
OCT. 6, 6–9 P.M.
HOLLY SPRINGS CULTURAL CENTER
Fill up the lawn outside the Cultural Center for the final Friday concert of the year, featuring the band Snapback. Relax on a picnic blanket with food truck fare, local beer, and songs under the stars.
Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival
OCT. 7, 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
Fuquay’s fall festival takes over Main Street, with live entertainment, local vendors, craft beer, a kids zone, and the Artist Village showcasing original work from local artisans and craftspeople.
Glowing Disc Golf
OCT. 13, 6 P.M.
APEX NATURE PARK
Ever played disc golf in the dark? Now’s your chance! The Glowing Disc Golf Tournament uses glowing discs, illuminated baskets, and flashlights. Register through Apex Parks and Recreation in one of three divisions: Advanced, Amateur, or Junior.
Holly Springs Haunted Trail
OCT. 13, 7–10:45 P.M.
SUGG FARM PARK
Along the walking trail, find spooky monsters, bloodthirsty zombies, scary clowns, and more frights. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Younger children are allowed when accompanied by a parent.
OCT. 14, 5–7 P.M.
SUGG FARM PARK
For more fun with less fright, bring the family out to Holly Springs’ annual Spooktacular, a free event full of candy stations, games, slime-making (EEK!), s’mores making, and costume contests.
Fuquay-Varina Haunted Trail
OCT. 21, 5 P.M. FAMILY TRAIL, 7 P.M. FULL FRIGHT
CARROLL HOWARD JOHNSON PARK
Pick your own poison at the Fuquay-Varina Haunted Trail: a casual sunlit walk past the costumed characters or a terrifying trek through dark woods with thrills at every turn (not recommended for children under 10). Parking is available at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center with a shuttle running to the Carroll Howard Johnson Park.
OCT. 20–22 & 27–29, TIMES VARY
Join Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association and Fuquay-Varina Ghosts for the 2023 Ghost Tours and prepare to be regaled with tales of old and new unexplained events and experiences in the downtown area. Experts guide participants on a walking tour through the streets sharing stories of ghostly and paranormal activity gathered from residents.
Fuquay Feast & Frolic
A weeklong celebration of downtown restaurants, breweries, and bars with daily specials, prix fixe menus, and a limited release beer collaboration, called Fuquay Famous, from five of Fuquay’s local breweries.
Final Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina Concert
OCT. 19, 6:30–9:30 P.M.
CENTENNIAL SQUARE, 102 N. MAIN ST., FUQUAY-VARINA
The fall session of downtown Fuquay’s popular outdoor concert series wraps up with Jim Quick & Coastline. Eat, drink, dance, and be merry with your sweetie or the whole family at this free event.
OCT. 28, 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
SUGG FARM PARK
A Holly Springs tradition — the annual free family-friendly festival celebrates all the people, places, and services the community has to offer. Featuring local artists, businesses, food vendors, children’s activities, and local entertainment.
Shop Small at Curated Craft Market
NOV. 4, 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M.
DEPOT STREET, FUQUAY-VARINA
With eight weekends until Christmas, Curated Craft Market kicks off its holiday shopping season with an outdoor market on Depot Street, featuring handmade, original artwork from local artists. Save the date for the next market: Dec. 9 at Cultivate Coffee.
BBQ, Blues, & Brews
NOV. 11, NOON TO 4 P.M.
405 BROAD ST., FUQUAY-VARINA
Sample delicious barbecue from competing cook teams, sip a unique selection of locally brewed beer, and enjoy live music performances — all in support of the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association.
Fuquay Film Fest
FUQUAY-VARINA ARTS CENTER
A first of its kind event at the FV Arts Center theater, the Fuquay Film Fest will screen short films (40 minutes or less) submitted by novice and seasoned filmmakers vying for best-in-show awards. View unique dramas, comedies, and documentaries produced to make you laugh, cry, and think. In addition to screenings, the weekend will include meet and greets, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Turkey Trot 5K
NOV. 18, 10 A.M.
APEX COMMUNITY PARK
It’s time to chase down that turkey at Apex Community Park, on a course through the park and around a scenic lake. Register early for recreational or competitive divisions; spots are limited. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Awards to top overall male and female and to the top three males and females in each competitive division age group.