Downtown Cary Events Get a Fresh Start with Farmers Fall Festival


On Saturday, September 28, the ‘Freshest” of any Downtown Cary Events returns to West Chatham Street. Just as in years’ past, the Cary Farmers Fall Festival celebrates the harvest season, sharing some of the most delicious and crisp produce and goods with those in attendance.

Like Several Downtown Cary Events…All Wrapped in One!


The “Chef’s Corner” area at the Farmers Fall Festival will show fresh, local produce being used in dishes on site.

Of course, the vendors will be lined up as they would be for the Cary Downtown Farmers Market at the Farmers Fall Festival. Thus, you can seek out the freshest local fruits, veggies, and other goods the area has to offer. However, at the “freshest” of all Cary Downtown Events, on top of shopping and supporting local farmers, you get the best in entertainment all day as well.

There will be two entertainment areas for this favorite among Downtown Cary Events. On the Main Stage, there will be “headlining” bands throughout the day. This stage will be located at the corner of West Chatham and Harrison Street.

Throughout the day, much like many Downtown Cary Events, there will be many events and areas to entertain attendees of all ages. Below are the areas and activities to check out at the Farmers Fall Festival.

  • Main Stage– Bands will be playing here from 9:00 am- 3:00 p.m.
  • Kids Performance Area– local children’s groups will be performing here throught the day as well
  • Kids Activity Zone– A variety of fun activities for the youngsters here. Bounce house, face painting, magicians, hand-painted pumpkins, and more
  • Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest- starting at noon right in front of the main stage. Dozens of competitors will try to be the first to finish their delicious pie courtesy of “Once in a Blue Moon Bakery of Cary.
  • Chef’s Corner Sprout Up- A look at “farm to table” cooking in a demonstration between 11- 1 inside the store.
  • Surprise Visit from Santa– Jolly Ol’ St. Nick will even be on hand for the Farmers Fall Festival to greet the kids and for pictures.

Brewers and Trucks!: Food and Beverage at the Historic Ivey-Ellington House


The local flavors of Jordan Lake Brewing Company will be available all day at the Farmers Fall Festival.

In addition to the local vendors and their fresh and delicious products, or those with their beautiful crafts, there still is so much more. The entertainment options above already set this apart from most Downtown Cary Events, however, the Food and Beverage also on hand truly puts the event “over the top.”

At the Cary Farmers Fall Festival, you will have numerous food options. These will include some of the best area bakers, coffee roasters and food trucks. Likewise, there will be a winery, a cidery, and several breweries on hand.

The local breweries at the Fall Festival will be the following.

  • Fortnight Brewing
  • Jordan Lake Brewing
  • Naughty Penguin Cidery

All of your favorite vendors featuring all of the freshest produce from Cary’s Farmers Market will be on hand.

What About the Vendors from the Usual Downtown Cary Events?

This Downtown Cary Event, from the Cary Farmers Market in association with the Town of Cary stems from the popularity of the weekly Farmer’s Market. Thus, if you are looking for your favorite vendor at the Fall Festival, they will be easy to find.

In actuality, these vendors who help make the Farmers Market the special event it is each week will be in the exact same lineup that they are on each and every Saturday throughout the season. A full list of all vendors has still not been finalized.

The Cary Farmers Market is open all year round every weekend. It is open from the months of April-November from 8:00 until noon. Likewise, it is open from December through March from 9:00 until noon. For any questions on this or any other upcoming Cary Downtown Events, visit