Weekend Calendar: Strawberries, Grapes and the Blues

Lindsey Chester edits the CaryCitizen Calendar of Events. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – April in Cary is a splendid thing, with scores of events on the Cary Citizen Calendar. This week, we’re highlighting strawberries, grapes and the blues.

Strawberry Season – Get Your Taste

Supermarkets tend to sell strawberries all year. But strawberry season in North Carolina is right now.

And when it comes to fresh, local and delicious, you must try the Pick-Your-Own strawberry field right off Davis Drive at Salem Church Road. It’s called DJs Berry Patch.

It’s as much an experience as it is shopping for food. When we were there last weekend, it seemed like everyone had a camera or a cell phone. The field is pretty vast, and everybody came out carrying buckets of berries, the faces of the children smeared red. Some of the adults, too.

Don’t like to pick your own? DJ’s has ready-picked strawberries along with a fine assortment of fruits and vegetables. DJ’s is open 7 days a week.

Strawberry Picking
Saturday 8 AM – 7 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 7 PM

DJ’s Berry Patch
1223 Salem Church Road
just off Davis Drive

The New Napa – Here in Cary This Weekend

Two years ago, we talked about the New Napa, a community of wineries growing up right here in North Carolina. NC has become one of the fastest growing and best respected wine regions in the entire U.S.

And it’s not just your mother-in-law’s scuppernong and muscadine anymore – it’s Cabernets and Merlots, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. We’re talking vintage wines, barrel blends and bubbly beverages to tantalize any winer-lover’s palette. People pay good money for this wines across the country.

Saturday, you can sample all the best NC’s New Napa has to offer at the Great Grapes Festival at Booth Amphitheatre. 220 wines, 24 wineries, food, entertainment, wine seminars and kids activities headline a full day of fun on the shores of Regency Lake in Cary.

It’s a great opportunity to taste the some of the best wines in the U.S., grown right here at home.

Great Grapes Festival
Saturday, April 21, 2012
11 AM – 7 PM
Booth Amphitheatre
Cary, NC
More Info & Tickets

Saturday Night – A Fifth of Blues

And now, a shameless plug for Hal’s band, A Fifth of Blues. They will be appearing Saturday night at Rally Point in Cary, the second stop on their ten-week Spring tour.

A Fifth of Blues brings the fun back to roadhouse music with Etta James, Ray Charles, B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf. Put on your dancing shoes and straighten out your wig because it’s going to be a party on the patio this Saturday night at Rally Point.

A Fifth of Blues
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Rally Point
1837 N. Harrison Ave., Cary, NC
Music starts at 8 PM

More Weekend Events in Cary

The Calendar is packed with fun things to do in Cary this weekend, including original theater, live jazz, poetry, a table tennis tournament, two games for the Cary Invasion and much more.

Visit the CaryCitizen Calendar of Events for all your weekend entertainment needs.