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Experience Saturday Night Lights with the Family

It’s akin to a carnival scene during Saturday nights in October (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24) at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring. The Saturday Night Lights fall series features free admission and parking, good food, live music, carousel rides, and culminates with competitive horse show jumping.

Stay in Style in Durham

If you’re staying in the Triangle, you can experience one of “The South's Most Stylish New Hotels,” according to Garden & Gun magazine. The magazine describes impressive elements of The Durham Hotel, such as its two-story lobby, restaurant helmed by an award-winning chef, rooftop lounge and more.

5 Farm-to-Table Restaurants to Visit This Fall

Our State Magazine recommends five restaurants across North Carolina, where you’ll enjoy the fresh flavors of fall. Making the list are On the Square in Tarboro, Vidalia in Boone, Fork! in Cornelius, Stanbury in Raleigh and Surf House in Carolina Beach.

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North Carolina doesn’t do anything small. From the length of our pristine coastline to the height of our majestic mountains, North Carolina is filled with unique places to visit and totally unforgettable experiences.

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Oyster and Seafood Festivals

Oyster and Seafood Festivals

There's no time like fall to sample seafood at events such as the Airlie Gardens Oyster Roast and the North Carolina Oyster and Seafood festivals.

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