Your Weekend Guide to Bull City & Beyond: September 22nd -24th, 2023

OctoBullFest – Saturday, 2-8 pm – Celebrate food, families and fall with Bull City Burger and Brewery! This festival on East Parrish Street features three live bands, a kids’ bounce house, Balloon Man Mike Party EntertainmentHabitat for Humanity of Durham and plenty of house-made, pasture-raised pork bratwurst and N.C. grass-fed beef burgers with Stierstadt Octoberfest lager to wash it all down. Kids, adults, families, dogs and smiles are welcome to join!

Taste of Soul N.C. – Saturday, 3-8 pm – Enjoy fare from some of the best food trucks in the area, shop local merchants, let the kiddos play in the bounce house and with other games, dance along to a DJ and bring blankets to sit in the grass for live performances during this ultimate cookout at Durham Central Park!

Vintage Baseball Game – Saturday, 5pm and 7pm – Duke Homestead State Historic Site invites you to connect with the history of baseball at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park! Players will wear historic uniforms, follow historic gameplay and use historic equipment to honor the struggles and achievements of the many players over the past century who brought us the Durham baseball culture we know today. Wool E. Bull will be a special guest during the first game, and children can run the bases in between games!

The Great Durham Bake Off – Sunday, 4:30pm – Calling all amateur bakers to Queeny’s! This edition of The Great Durham Bake-Off welcomes Cherie Berry and Naomi Dix as hosts and Paul Dollywood and Stormie Daie as judges of fruity clafoutis entries. This is your chance to impress Durham drag royalty and take home a pollinator garden starter kit of 12 perennial plants! DJ Lolo provides the beats and afterparty, so bring your dancing shoes!

Japanese Embroidery Workshop: Intro to Sashiko Stitching 
Learn the art of Sashiko at Peel Gallery‘s Japanese embroidery workshop led by River Takada, and create your own embellished garment. The workshop runs from 5-7 p.m.

Historic Hillsborough Guided Walking Tour 
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough offers a guided walking tour of downtown Hillsborough, starting at the Hillsborough Visitors Center and leading tourists to places of historical significance like the site of a 1790s African American-owned distillery, the 1840s Orange County Courthouse and the grave of one of North Carolina’s signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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