Fall Break Festivities


By Dezarae Churchill

We have seen a rise in hoodies this week on campus and many students are excited that the blistering heat is finally subsiding.

Autumn is upon us and students are anxiously awaiting fall break and the start of spooky season.  

Fall Break is an essential time for students to decompress and recharge for the remainder of the semester. Many students struggle with juggling their mental health alongside their responsibilities.

The long weekend is an opportunity to take a much-needed breather.

From fall festivals to downtown concerts and new movie releases, there is something for everyone in the Triangle. 

IBMA’s Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Stage (Previously held at Red Hat) on Friday, Sept. 30- Saturday, October 1. With over ten performances, it is sure to keep the city grooving.

Triangle Oktoberfest is returning for the 8th Annual event at Cary’s Booth Amphitheater. This is North Carolina’s largest German Heritage festival. The event will feature live music, authentic cuisine, and kid-friendly activities such as face painting and inflatables. Tents will feature over 40 imported beers such as Paulaner, Bitburger, Ayiner, and Spaten as well as a variety of seasonal Oktoberfest beers from local craft breweries. 

This will be a busy weekend at the box offices as well. There is an array of thrillers and horror movies to welcome the month of October. Catch the following debuts this weekend:

Smile, Horror (R)
Devil’s Workshop, Horror (R)
Bros, Comedy (R)
Superspreader, Documentary (PG-13)

With the seasonal shift, it is the perfect weekend to gather fall decor.

Page Farms has started its fall festival promotion and will go until October 30. Located just off Glenwood Ave, the farm is open Wednesday- Sunday. Entrance to the festival is $12 and includes a pumpkin to take home. The farm features a pumpkin patch, five-acre corn maze, games and autumnal snacks. 

Pumpkins preparing to be placed out for pumpkin sales
Photo by Dezarae Churchill.