Falling for Local at Dorothea Dix Park!

Falling for Local at Dorothea Dix Park

Falling for Local

October 17, 2020 from 11-6

Dorothea Dix Park

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

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!

#ShowSomeLocelLove 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?

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

Falling for Local at Dorothea Dix Park Map
Falling for Local 2019 Map

2019 Lineup - 2020 Coming Soon!


12:30 – 1:30 Sadie & The Mad Ryans

2:00 – 3:00 Shiloh Hill

3:30 – 5:00 Will McBride



11:00 – 12:00 Michael Daughtry Music

12:30 – 1:30 Tyson Brothers Band

2:00 – 3:00 Static Diversion

3:30 – 5:00 Red Sky Moon



Oak City Canine

The Dabba Company

Core Fitness

Stage Door Dance

Special Guest Appearances:

Hamilton the Pig

Oak City Kitty, Tucker


  • Arepa Culture NC
  • Bam Pow Chow
  • Baozi
  • Beefy Buns
  • Bo’s Kitchen
  • Caribbean Kicker
  • Curry in a Hurry
  • Dusty Donuts
  • Fuzzy’s Empanadas
  • Gussys Greek Street Food
  • Holy Mole
  • JAM Ice Cream and Shaved Ice
  • Lumpy’s Ice Cream
  • Mama Voula’s Authentic Greek
  • MoonRunners
  • Not Just Icing, Inc
  • Oak City Fish and Chips
  • Poblanos Tacos
  • Pork In The Road
  • Qspresso LLC
  • Queso Monster
  • Sarges
  • The Corner Venezuelan Food
  • Trash Talk Food Truck /Trash Talk LLC
  • Virgil’s Tacos
  • Will and Pops
  • A Carolina Soiree
  • Adara Spa
  • Addictive Creations
  • Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care
  • Apt. N Coffee
  • Author Sarah King
  • Baker Roofing Company
  • Bdazzle Jewelry
  • Be Like Missy
  • Beautiful Chaos Mobile Boutique
  • Big Bear Little Bear Gifts
  • Binky and Bell
  • Blondies Cakes
  • Bones Tie Dye
  • Brandys soy candles
  • Burneys Sweets & More of Raleigh
  • BytheGrace AngelCakes
  • Calvander Company
  • Carolina Honey Boutique
  • Chaza Hotsauce
  • Christina Britt Studio
  • Civic Flags
  • Ck Creations
  • Courtney’s Cozy Crafts
  • Crossroads Kettle Corn Popcorn
  • Crystal Tulip Designs
  • daleism Bottle Openers
  • Dawn of Health Chiropractic
  • Designs by Trish
  • Earth Stone Jewelry
  • Elcie
  • Ellington&Rose
  • Enloe Charity Ball
  • Furbaby Desserts
  • Get Your Sparkle On Fairy Hair
  • Glam boutique
  • Harmony Farms Natural Foods Store
  • Heather & Sage Art
  • Heirloom Innovations By Ted Jay
  • Heyday Essentials
  • IngenuiTea Brews – Kombucha, Coffee & Tea
  • InnerBeautyShop
  • Jay’s Italian Ice
  • Jens Cookie Kitchen
  • Jones Lemonade Slushy
  • Josie and Sons LLC
  • K9Caps
  • Killer Toffee
  • Little Blue Macaron
  • MaJestik Wraps
  • Mama Bear’s Baby Beads
  • McCarthy Metal Roofing
  • Moon Street USA
  • Mythical Inferno LLC
  • Needle Nuggets
  • Nons Salts
  • Oak City Hot Sauce Co
  • Oak City K9
  • Oak city wood co
  • Oak Heart Veterinary
  • Oberweis Dairy
  • OGBB
  • Operation Catnip-Raleigh, NC
  • Papriqqa, LLC
  • Pet Wants East Raleigh
  • Pinup Studio
  • Porch Dog Pots
  • Rebekah Evans
  • Red Oak Dentistry
  • Revolution Chiropractic
  • Royal Cheesecake & Varieties
  • Royalty Hemp
  • Ruckus Pizza
  • Ruff Stuff Treats
  • Saving Grace
  • Seasaw Crafts
  • Shop Bofemme
  • SKP ink
  • Stage Door Dance Productions
  • Sterling Berry LLC
  • Sweet and Fluff NC
  • The CIRCLE Lab
  • The Elderberry Lady, LLC
  • The English Garden
  • The Evelyn Company
  • Tilted Stage Costumes
  • T-Mobile Express Stores
  • Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson
  • Treasure Quest Mining
  • Triangle Cellular Repair
  • Unleashed the Dog & Cat Store
  • US Census
  • Wallaby Content LLC
  • Wicks for Wags
  • Wondering Willow LLC
  • Wood She?
  • WoodSmith’s Custom Home Decor
  • Wordsky Designs
  • World Accessories, LLC
  • Yvonnes soaps
  • Zoe’s Bookmarks and Reading Accessories
  • Zzesty’s Creations designer wreaths and porch & patio makeovers

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

  • Aviator Brewing Company
  • Big Boss Brewing Company
  • Billy Beer
  • Bombshell Beer Company
  • Brewery Bhavana
  • Brice’s Brewing Company
  • Bull City Ciderworks
  • Carolina Brewery
  • Carolina Brewing Company
  • Clouds Brewing
  • Compass Rose
  • Cotton House
  • Crank Arm Brewing Company
  • Double Barley Brewing
  • Fainting Goat Brewery
  • Fortnight Brewing Company
  • Fullsteam Brewery
  • Gizmo Brew Works
  • Little City Brewing
  • Lonerider Brewing Company
  • Mordecai Beverage Company
  • Neuse River Brewing
  • Ponysaurus Brewing
  • Tobacco Road Brewing
  • Trophy Brewing Company
  • Vicious Fishes Brewery

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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