Oktoberfest on the Farm

A grand petting zoo. Hayrides to our sister farm down the road, Clouds Brewery & Guglhupf. Large and small pony rides included
Pumpkin Golf Tournament for all ages, German hat dance competition. Live Music and Family fun games and food.
$10.00 per person ages 2 & over.

Cary Diwali

Welcome to Cary Diwali 2019! As in years past, Hum Sub invites you to a day-long immersive experience in all things Indian – from music and dance to food and shopping. Savor the best in Indian food from our carefully selected restaurants, catch up on the latest in crafts, fashion, jewelry and home decor from vendors who plan for months to bring you the best, and enjoy an amazing fireworks display at the end of the show.


The Cary Diwali performance stage has brought you class acts from some of the Triangle’s best-loved schools of music and dance and this year is no exception.  Be it children as young as 7 shaking a leg to the best of Bollywood or the spirited performances of our seniors, you will be hard pressed to find a dull moment at Cary Diwali!  Don’t miss the evening show that will be anchored by Mahalakshmi Iyer, singer of the 2008 Oscar winning song “Jai Ho.” Her performance will be preceded by the second edition of our hugely popular university dance competition (with teams from UNC, Duke and NCSU) and our very own town celebrities’ show!


Every year at Cary Diwali we highlight a unique aspect of Indian culture.  This year’s theme is Sur Sahitya – a confluence of art, music, and literature.  In the Exhibition area we will present a carefully curated collection to provide a snapshot of India’s rich literary traditions. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct 12, 2019, and troop down to the Koka Booth Amphitheater for sumptuous Indian food and adrenaline-pumping entertainment to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights!


Please visit www.humsub.org to learn more about Cary Diwali 2019.

Full Harvest Moon Celebration

Our much loved full moon celebrations are back! Come help us honor the land and celebrate the local community. All profits go towards to our nonprofit partner, Unique Places To Save. Learn more about their work at https://www.uniqueplacestosave.org/.


*Southern Harvest Food Truck*
*Live acoustic music from Bev and Dave www.BevAndDaveGude.com*
*Mead tastings and tours*
*Red Oak’s Tap Takeover satellite bar*
*Tarot Card Reading by Tadpole Magic*
*Art work from Foster Art*
*Swamp Dream Journals*
*More local beers on draft at the Tea House*

Tickets* include:
Mead tasting and tour
Souvenir Honeysuckle Meadery Glass
Entry to Honeysuckle Farm

*Tickets will be mandatory for entry and must be shown upon arrival
12 & under allowed in free

We’re adding a satellite bar downstairs to minimize lines and will be increasing security for entry based on feedback from the last event. Thank you to our community for your wonderful feedback! We hear y’all and want to honor you.

September’s full moon is known as the Full Harvest Moon, as it is the full moon that is closest to the fall equinox. In the northern hemisphere, the Full Harvest Moon rises very soon after sunset, providing plenty of bright light for farmers harvesting their summer crops. September’s full moon is so well-known for its luminosity and brilliance that certain Native American tribes even named it the Big Moon. The Full Harvest Moon holds major cultural significance in many different communities, who spend this full moon not just celebrating the fall harvest, but also the moon itself.

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is a collaboration between the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center and the GrassRoots Festival Organization, providing a family-friendly celebration of music, dance, art and education; a Music Lovers’ Paradise!

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance returns this October 3 – 6 in Pittsboro, NC.

Festival founders Donna the Buffalo will welcome Galactic, Roosevelt Collier, Ryan Montbleau, Cas Haley, and over 50 other performers on 4 Stages over 4 Days.

Advance tickets are on-sale now thru Sunday, September 29.

Join us in October on 72 beautiful acres in Chatham County, NC less than an hour from RDU and GSO airports.

The festival benefits the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center which provides free (or greatly reduced) music and arts programs to rural parts of Chatham, Orange, and Durham counties in North Carolina.

Great Pumpkin Smash with MIX 101.5

Three Bear Acres will host a family event called the GREAT PUMPKIN SMASH!



Click on the link below to watch our Pumpkin Sling Shots–come have a try at our targets (coming soon)!

Pumpkin Sling Shot Fun

Families will enjoy all of our activities, warm food from Paws Cafe, smores by the fire pit, hayrides and much more!  Click below for your coupon and print out to bring on November 2nd!




Pride: Durham, NC

Pride: Durham, NC serves as the annual celebration of community, family, pride, and activism in Durham and across the state. Durham being the home to progressive politics and true inclusion is the perfect location to celebrate your identities. Located in the state famous for “THE Bathroom Bill,” HB2, Durham is also where activists have shaped history through radical acts and intelligent collaboration between key community members.

Pride: Durham, NC brings love and activism back to the forefront of Pride as a way to drive stronger connections and further growth and success in a tumultuous political climate. All people with love in their hearts and progress fueling them are welcome at Pride: Durham, NC.

Parade begins at 11am

Harvest Festival

Celebrate the bounty of autumn in Duke Gardens! Activities for all ages will be led by Duke Gardens and other local groups. Taste fall fruits and veggies from Ungraded Produce, sing and dance around the garden beds to music by The Music Lab with Mr. Steve, learn gardening tips from Durham County Master Gardeners and SEEDS, discover how and why to plant a rain garden with Durham Stormwater Services, play and make art with mud, read a book in the story circle, get the buzz on bees from the Durham County Beekeepers Association, learn about agricultural history with Duke Homestead, and more.

This is a free drop-in event, though parking fees apply. Adult chaperone required for children. We look forward to celebrating with you!

BOOtanical Family Festival

For all ages. Celebrate the fall season with a fun-filled evening of hands-on nature activities at the Garden! Meet green monsters, tackle the spider obstacle course, craft a magic wand and leaf critter, hear creepy crawly tales, and much more. Be sure to view the nature-themed carved pumpkin display, and come dressed in your favorite plant or animal costume! Food for purchase. Fee: $5 per person; children 2 & under free


Celebrate the pets that enrich our lives while joining together as a community to raise money for animals in need at Paws4ever!

Event Features:
– A short fundraising walk to raise support for homeless pets
– Activities to learn about animal welfare and pet care, plus opportunities to talk to experts about your pets
– Inflatables, games, and activities for the whole family
– Refreshments and local vendors
This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event!

General admission to PawsFest is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 per person. Participating in the fundraising walk at PawsFest, requires registration at tiny.cc/PawsFest2019.
To Participate in the Fundraising Walk at PawsFest:

The fundraising walk at PawsFest requires registration at tiny.cc/PawsFest2019. Walk registration fees support animals in need, and participants get a personal fundraising page on the event website to raise money for Paws4ever.

Adult Walk Registration:
Includes an event t-shirt!
Adult Early Bird: $20 (Online through Sept. 10)
Adult Advance: $25 (Online through Oct. 4)
Adult Same-Day: $30 (Register in-person at PawsFest)

Kids Walk Registration:
Does not include a t-shirt. Kids size t-shirts will be available to purchase.
Kids 6-14: $5
Kids 5 and under: Free

Big Apple Festival

ITS ON!! Apple Season is in full swing so its time for a big ‘ol apple fest!

🍏 We will fire up the big apple press and press apples all afternoon for a special cider release the following summer. You will be able to try fresh pressed apples, run apples through the mill and learn all about making cider. So come ready!

🍩 Pastry Chef Deric McGuffey will be serving up hot and fresh Apple Cider Donuts.

☕ Hot Mulled Cider. We will have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available.

🥧 An apple pie competition and tasting. Free to enter. $5 to taste and judge (first come first serve and while they last). Please email botanistandbarrel@gmail.com to enter.
1st place winner takes home $50 gift card to botanist and barrel to spend on bottles, swag whatever your heart desires!
2nd place receives a $20 gift certificate or a T-shirt or hat of your choice!

🍎 An apple tasting feature lots of varieties

🍯 Cheese, Honey, Jam + Apple Butter tastings.

📚 The North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum will also be hand with some free giveaways and some educational panels about the history of cider in North Carolina.

🔥 A nice fire to keep us warm.

$5 per car to enter, so load up the friends and family!
Complimentary fresh cider
$2 donuts
$3 and hot mulled cider
$6 glasses of hard cider

We will also be donating 10% of a tasting sales to the The North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum, a non-profit dedicated to preserving and interpreting our state’s craft beverage story.