You Weekend Guide To Bull City & Beyond: September 23rd – 25th

Fall Fest – Sunday, 11am-6pm – The Makrs Society brings local vendors, food trucks, performances from Fourth String and The Brick House Band, a kids zone and more to Durham Central Park.

2022 TBS Blues Challenge – Sunday, 1-5pm – The Triangle Blues Society hosts this competition, which features two categories – solo/duo and band – at The Blue Note Grill and offers winners a chance to travel to Memphis, Tennessee, to compete in an International Blues Challenge Competition. The challenge will be held on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pride: Durham, NC – Saturday, 10:30am-2am – The LGBTQ Center of Durham hosts this fifth annual celebration of love, community and activism. This year’s theme is “IRL” and stands for both “in real life” – marking the return of the in-person event – and “inspiring real love,” highlighting its mission of leaving attendees “inspired by the abundance of love made real.” Join in the parade and festival at Duke University’s East Campus followed by an evening concert at Durham Central Park and an after-party at The Fruit.

Vintage Baseball Game – Saturday, 6pm and 8pm – Take a step back in time with Duke Homestead State Historic Site during two vintage baseball games at the Historic Durham Athletic Park, which has hosted the sport since 1926. The event highlights Durham’s baseball roots and sheds light on the racial segregation that took place within the sport as well as honors the struggles and achievements of many players over the past century. The games start at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and will feature players wearing vintage uniforms, following historical gameplay and using historical equipment.

McKee’s Corn Maze Opening
Get corn-fused in McKee’s Cedar Creek Farm’s 12-acre corn maze, a local fall must-do since 2001. Take a hayride, visit the pumpkin patch, milk Bessie and more. The farm is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fermentation Festival
Learn about all things fermented at Botanist & Barrel’s unique food and beverage festival. The event will include food tastings, workshops, presentations, an Ask-an-Expert table and a “culture swap” for attendees to exchange their own sourdough starters, vinegar mothers, kombucha SCOBYs and more. Head out to Cedar Grove from 1-5 p.m. to meet this community of fermenters and farmers. 

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