Your Weekend Guide to Bull City & Beyond: October 7th – 9th

Slingshot Music Festival – Friday through Sunday – This electronic music festival returns to The Fruit for the second time this year and features an international cohort of electronic dance music and modular synthesis artists, among them Ultrabillions and Los Angeles-based composer and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

Pumpkin Patch Express – Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am-4pm – The Museum of Life and Science hosts its annual festive fall train ride aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway to visit its pumpkin patch. Pick out the perfect pumpkin to decorate, and enjoy other activities including a hay maze, mini golf, nature bingo and take-home crafts before climbing on the train for a ride back to the station.

Triangle Parade of Homes – Friday through Sunday, noon-5pm – Visit any of 144 new homes in Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. Embark on self-guided tours of houses from assorted price ranges and floor plans.

Taste of Greece – Saturday and Sunday, 11am-7pm – St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church invites guests to dine in or take out baklava, gyro pita wraps, stuffed grape leaves, moussaká and other traditional Greek dishes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Ukrainian refugees.

Harvest Festival – Sunday, 1-4pm – Welcome the autumn season during this family-friendly festival at the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. The Durham BeekeepersMuseum of Life and Science and other local organizations host activities, and don’t miss the unveiling of the garden’s new “self-discovery” section that features materials for art and nature play.

Celebrate a Century – Sunday, 2-4pm – To commemorate the 100th birthday of two historical homes along Club BoulevardPreservation Durham hosts a garden party and opens both houses for tours. Learn more about the history of the structures, and go on an informal walking tour of nearby historical plaques.

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