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Food, art take center stage at these 3 upcoming Triangle events :: Out and About at

Food, art take center stage at these 3 upcoming Triangle events :: Out and About at

— The summer is heating up and that means more events are happening in and around Raleigh.

Here are three upcoming events that combine food, art and fun!

Peak City Pig Fest

If you love everything to do with pork and succulent meat in general, you won’t want to miss the Peak City Pig Fest. Held in nearby Apex, this festival is all about barbecue and just about anything else you can make out of a pig.

Every year, 42 cooking teams come together and compete for the grand prize of $12,000. They do this by cooking their very best pork along with other types of meat such as beef and chicken. As you can imagine, with so many people cooking at once, there will be no shortage of delicious food to eat.

The festival runs from July 22 to July 23 and is located at the downtown Apex.

In addition to food, there will be live music and a beer garden.

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Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

If you’re a fan of the arts and love festivals in general, the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is the place to be in late August. You can find this festival in Cary on Aug. 27 and 28.

This event has been attracting more than 300 artists from 16 states across the country each year.

There are craft shows and tents full of art that you won’t be able to find in your average museum. And, of course, there is always plenty of food. The food is usually dispensed from many colorful and unique food trucks, so when you get a bit tired of all the commotion of the festival, you can take a break and hang around these trucks for some delicious festival food.

Mount Moriah At the Cat's Cradle

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival

Another event that features lots of food – Beer, Bourbon and BBQ at the Koka Booth Amphitheater. The event is Aug. 5-6 and features lots of samples! Plus, there is always live music and games. 

Mount Moriah At the Cat's Cradle

The Best Events in Raleigh

If you’re looking for the best events in Raleigh area for the summer, you don’t have to look too hard. The area is full of fantastic festivals and events that you can enjoy throughout the year.