Falling for Local at Dorothea Dix Park!

Falling for LOCAL 2021

Falling for Local

October 16, 2021 from 11-6

Dorothea Dix Park

Presented in partnership by
Dorothea Dix Park, Shop Local Raleigh, and  Dix Park Conservancy

Live Music - Local Makers & Vendors - NC Craft Beer - Food Trucks - Kids Activities - Hay Rides - Inflatables - FREE Pumpkin Patch!

Celebrate Autumn in Raleigh with a Market & Festival at Dorothea Dix Park!

This family friendly event is open to the public and FREE TO ATTEND! Enjoy live music from local talent and demos from local businesses all day long as well as loads of FALL FUN with hay rides, inflatables, lawn games, kids activities, photo ops, and a pumpkin patch all FREE of charge!

#ShowSomeLocalLove and support one of the many independent businesses featured at Falling for Local. Dine from dozens of local food trucks & food tents. Shop with over 100 local & independent vendors. Sample NC craft beer & ciders by the taste or the pint (drink tickets required & must be 21+ for all alcohol purchases).

We are #FallingForLocal are you?

2021 Map Coming Soon!

2019 map

2021 Lineup Coming Soon!





Purchase Beer + Cider Tickets

– Purchase tickets to use at brewery tents
– Ticket Bundles are available to purchase before or at the event: Buy Beer Tickets Now
– Pint = 5 tickets; Sample size = 2 tickets
– Breweries will not take cash or credit card for beverage sales; tickets only
– ID check and wristbands required


Food, Beverages + Restrooms

Purchase from the food trucks! There is no drinking water available at the park, and we only have port-a-johns available, so come prepared.


Dogs are permitted, but please use your best judgment regarding whether your pooch will enjoy the event. All dogs must be leashed, and please clean up after them.


If we need to postpone due to inclement weather, we will post on social media @ShopLocRaleigh & @RaleighParks on Twitter and Raleigh Parks and Shop Local Raleigh on Facebook.

Getting There + Parking

The most convenient park entrances to use are Hunt Drive off of Western Boulevard or Blair Drive off of Centennial Parkway. Look for signs along Umstead Drive. Parking is available in the four parking lots off of Umstead Drive. Due to the high volume of people and limited parking, please carpool if possible. Do not drive on or park in the grass – driving on tree roots damages the trees and we want to keep the 150 year old oaks around for as long as possible!


Dorothea Dix Park continues to work to be accessible and welcoming for visitors with disabilities and limited mobility. Planning to attend and have questions about accessibility? Contact Joseph Voska, Programs and Operations Supervisor, at 919-996-6688 or joseph.voska@raleighnc.gov.

  • Accessible parking with reserved spaces are available in all lots.
  • Accessible port-a-johns will be located near the event location.
  • Portions of the Dorothea Dix Park that have uneven surfaces are not ADA accessible.
  • This event will take place on grass, uneven surfaces, and across all forms of terrain.

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