Our May 25th Girls Night Out took place at Kings at North Hills.
If you've never been to Kings, it's a great place to get together for a group outing or just a night of fun and dinner with your family. They have several different bars and seating areas if you'd like to visit just for lunch or dinner. Check them out for your next night out!
If you weren't able to make it out to the event or just need contact info for the vendors, you can find all their info below.
Our next event is at Crabtree Marriott on June 15. You can see a list of our upcoming events on our Facebook events page. See you soon!
The Got to Be NC Festival, a family-friendly celebration of agriculture, food and fun, returns to the N.C. State Fairgrounds May 19-21.
“The Got to Be NC Festival offers something for everyone, including farm animals, antique tractors, bluegrass competitions and a barbecue cook-off,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “We encourage everyone to come celebrate the state’s $84 billion agriculture industry as we kick off the start of the growing season.”
One of the festival’s highlights is the Homegrown Fare presented by Lowes Foods. Visitors can sample and purchase food, wine and beer from about 100 N.C. companies in the Expo Building. Admission is $3 for ages 12 and older, but guests can receive two free admission tickets by presenting their Lowes Foods loyalty card at the door.
This year, the Got to Be NC Festival will have an expanded music lineup inside Dorton Arena, featuring 11 free musical acts from North Carolina. On Saturday, May 20, bluegrass fans can enjoy the Carolina Bluegrass Battle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The competition will include eight local bluegrass bands vying for prize money and a chance to perform at the N.C. State Fair and PreddyFest 2017. The contest will be hosted by The Church Sisters, who also will give two special performances before and after the competition.
Also on Saturday, Masonic lodges from across the nation will take part in the annual Carolina Pig Jig barbecue cook-off. Starting at 11 a.m., visitors can sample barbecue, chicken and side dishes, and place their vote for the People’s Choice award. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children 7-11, and free for children under 7. All proceeds benefit the Masonic homes for children in Oxford.
The festival also includes one of the largest displays of antique tractors and farm equipment in the Southeast. Guests can see the antique tractors in action during the tractor parade daily at 1 p.m. In addition, visitors can see farm animals ranging from baby chickens and goats to longhorn steers and alpacas.
Other attractions include more than 30 carnival rides and games for all ages. Tickets are available for $1 each, 14 tickets for $12, or 30 tickets for $20. On Friday and Sunday, visitors can take advantage of a special Ride All Day Wristband for $20.
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The Handmade Market is a one day, designer craft fair and market featuring handcrafted
goods from more than 50 artists, designers and crafters. The FREE event will run from noon until
7:00 pm on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. There is a special preview shopping experience from 10:00am
until noon the same day. Entrance to the preview will be $7.00 and includes an event notebook, raffle ticket and complimentary beverage samples from Big Boss Brewery. Being the first to shop the latest designs and enjoy a more relaxed shopping experience is a coveted part of these events.
The Handmade Market is returning to Venture Hall at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh.
The May 13th event has added outside vendor spaces to complement the indoor vendor spaces.
Marbles Kids Museum is located at 201 East Hargett Street, just north of Moore Square and City
Interested artists, crafters, and designers applied for The Handmade Market throughout the winter.
Applicants were juried and accepted into the event with a focus on local and regional artists. The
selection jury concentrated on designers that represent such diverse groups of modern makers
including, jewelry, children’s goods, apparel, fashion accessories, home goods, bath & body, fine art
and stationery. The jury consists of artists, designers and crafters of varying media experience. As The Handmaidens continue to stay current with trends in the art and craft event space, each market is produced with an emphasis on keeping the environment fresh, artists current and elevating the
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Hello! I'm Carli, a girl originally from Ohio, who could not be more proud to call Raleigh home the last 12+ years. By day, I work at SAS Institute but when I'm not working, I'm a mom to an amazing boy and 2 dogs. In my free time, I love to stay active working out, playing sports, traveling, crafting, attending a sports game/concert, or shopping!