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Fall Events in Durham

Fall is a fantastic time of year in Durham whether you’re looking to explore the outdoors or enjoy exciting festivals with family and friends. The following are a few of the top fall events to make sure you add to your itinerary when travel plans bring you this way in the autumn!

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1.Slingshot Festival

If you find yourself enjoying a Durham getaway between October 7th and the 9th, you’ll be right on time to enjoy the Slingshot Festival. This annual and highly anticipated event is a must for those who love music, electronic arts and technology. This event draws in droves of international music lovers each year and is a celebration of all things electronic music and compilation that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Slingshot Festival is hosted at The Fruit found at 305 S. Dillard Street.

2. That Music Fest

Another musical experience to enjoy in Durham this fall is That Music Fest. This is a one-day-only and exciting celebration that showcases the very best of North Carolina’s beer, food, and musical stylings. This year, the event will be held on October 14th at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and participants can make the most of a live musical lineup that includes no less than 11 bands. There will also be delicious food trucks on-site, lawn games for guests to enjoy, and a beer garden to check out as well. This event is presented by Come Hear NC and is great fun for everyone in your traveling crew.

3. Guided Fall Foliage Tours

As summer turns to fall, Durham begins to see spectacular changing colors that are enjoyable for both visitors and locals to admire. Those who are looking for a more adventurous way to take in the fall foliage this year will want to consider booking a guided kayaking tour of Falls Lake alongside the team at Frog Hollow Outdoors. Headquartered at 614 Trent Drive, Frog Hollow Outdoors is ready and waiting to help you set up your unique on-the-water tour that offers up a brand-new perspective on changing seasonal colors in Durham this time of year.

4. Cheer for Local Teams This Fall

Fall in Durham marks the arrival of football season and cheering on the local Eagles and Blue Devils is always something to look forward to! This year, you’ll want to get your tickets early for Duke University home games that are slated for October 14, November 2, and November 25 at the Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. You can also cheer on the North Carolina Central University Eagles at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium on October 26, November 4, and November 18.

5. Enjoy Pumpkin Patch Fun with the Family

Local pumpkin patches are up and running this fall in Durham for those who are looking forward to spending fun seasonal time with the entire family in tow. Perkins Orchard is an inviting vegetable and fruit stand in Southeast Durham where guests can find everything from produce and pumpkins to mouthwatering funnel cake too! For a more traditional pumpkin patch experience complete with hayrides, corn mazes, walking trails, and play areas for the kids, consider adding a stop at local Holder Hill Farm to your fall must-visit list.

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