Weekend: Spooks, Music, Apples and the NC State Fair


Cary, NC — It’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend in Cary and across the Triangle. There will be plenty of music, Halloween celebrations, the finale of the NC State Fair and apples. Yes, apples.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cary High’s Fall Choral Concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday night in the school’s auditorium. The show will feature an A Capella Ensemble, a Concert Chorus, and Chamber Singers. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students.

The Herb Society meets Thursday, as does the Fine Arts League of Cary. Both excellent organizations.

More Thursday details on the Calendar.

Friday, October 24, 2014

On Friday evening from 7:30-8:30, enjoy a free show hosted at the Cary Arts Center by Cary Town Band. The show, “Conductor’s Corner,” will feature individual performances from Cary Town Band members who have conducted or who have ever wished to conduct. A wide variety of music will be offered, including marches and waltzes.

More Friday details on the Calendar.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall produce is at its peak in the farmers markets. That means bushels of apples and squash. Break away from the occasional Red Delicious ( a misnomer) and indulge in a bag full of Empire, Courtland,  Staymen or Black Twig apples. From the NC Dept of Agriculture:

Apples are by far America’s favorite fruit. Apples contain modest amounts of nearly all the most important nutrients and because of their universal flavor appeal, versatility and convenience for use, nutritionists and dietitians rate them high on any list for eating right and staying fit. They are good for your teeth, stomach, your skin and complexion, your nerves, your smile and overall good health.

North Carolina typically ranks seventh in apple production in the United States. North Carolina has over 300 commercial apple operations comprised of 10,000 bearing acres of apple orchards. Eight million bushels of apples can be produced in a given year. Forty percent of the state’s crop is marketed as fresh apples through packing/shipping operations and direct marketing outlets while the remaining 60% is utilized in the processing industry, mainly as apple sauce and juice.

Saturday is a great day to find Halloween festivities for all ages, so bring out your costumes early! The Run Dig Rodeo at Bond Park gives participants a chance to race in their Halloween costumes before they enjoy fare from local food trucks. Event proceeds benefit Hope Chapel of Apex.

Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve, a large-scale pumpkin carving event, will take place on the performance green downtown at 2 p.m. At 5, Children can enjoy the Town of Cary’s Tricks & Treats Halloween Bash, a family friendly, not-so-scary carnival at Herb Young Community Center.

Teens and adults can enjoy other TOC events like the Haunted Twilight Tour of downtown or Herbert’s Haunted House.

More Saturday details on the Calendar.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Cut-a-thon for Hope from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Twisted Scissors Salon provides $1o haircuts for women, men, and children and benefits Headbands for Hope. Walk-ins are welcome.

More Sunday details on the Calendar.

Across the Triangle

On Sunday, the 2014 NC State Fair will pack up until next year, so enjoy the rides, exhibit halls, food, and fireworks now! Gates close at 11 p.m on the 26th.

A Halloween Festival & Trick or Treating Event will take place in Downtown Raleigh at City Market and Moore Square on Saturday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free, and attendees will be able to enjoy a costume contest, spooky music, mystics, magic, games, and more.


Weekend update by Jessica Patrick. The Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Tom Gill.


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