Can you believe it’s already November? Get a jump on holiday shopping and support the local artist community at the Carolina Artisan Craft Market. And this is the weekend to be a wine lover – 2 different Triangle events feature delicious wine while raising funds for area non-profit organizations.


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Carolina Artisan Market: Friday – Sunday, November 6th – 8th

Looking for unique and creative Holiday gifts? Don’t pass up the chance to visit the 46th Annual Carolina Artisan Craft Market at the Raleigh Convention Center from Friday, November 6th to Sunday, November 8th. Shop for artisan crafts such as ceramics, handmade furniture, jewelry, leather, metal work, printmaking, wearable & decorative fibers, and more. Due to a rigorous two-jury process, only those presenting crafts at the highest level are admitted as vendors. Because of this, those who purchase their one-of-a-kind piece of art can rest assured that the item is of the highest quality.

The hours for the market are Friday, November 6th from 5pm-10pm; Saturday, November 7th from 10am-6pm; and Sunday, November 8th from 11am-5pm. The cost of admittance is $7 for a one-day ticket and $10 for a weekend pass. Children under 15 are admitted to the show free of charge. You may purchase tickets at the Lobby Box Office or online.


A Vintage Affair

A Vintage Affair: Friday, November 6th – 7pm-11pm

Support an excellent cause while enjoying fine wines and cuisine at A Vintage Affair, a celebration of the mission of Children’s Flight of Hope, on Friday, November 6th from 7pm-11pm at the TAC Air Hangar at RDU International Airport. Children’s Flight of Hope is an organization which provides free air transportation to and from medical facilities for seriously ill and injured children who are unable to reach their destination by any other method.

At this event, attendees will enjoy delectable wines and delicious cuisine from the finest culinary spots in the Triangle. You’ll also have the chance to win at the Wheel of Wonder game and bid on items in the live and silent auctions. Other exciting happenings include a Wine Wall, a Jewelry Pull, and live entertainment.

Cost: $100 per person. Become a sponsor and enjoy a complimentary ticket to the event along with marketing benefits. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.


NC Wine Festival


NC Wine Festival: Saturday, November 7th – 11am-6pm

Set against the beautiful cobblestone streets of City Market in downtown Raleigh, the NC Wine Festival is the premiere food and wine destination for the best of the Carolinas and beyond. Enjoy delicious wine tastings, food pairings, and artist exhibits all while being entertained by live music and more. Known as the longest running and largest wine festival in North Carolina, this event is a must for both those who consider themselves to be wine connoisseurs and those who would like to expand their palate with new wines.

Most importantly, a portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Raleigh Jaycees and the Foundation of Hope to assist with the research and treatment of mental illness.

Tickets: $32.03

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.