Falling for Local at Dorothea Dix Park

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Big Field At Dix Park

101 Blair Drive

Raleigh, NC 27603

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Celebrate Autumn in Raleigh with a Market & Festival at Dorothea Dix Park!

  • Live Music

  • Local Makers + Vendors

  • Triangle Area Craft Beer + Cider

  • Food Trucks

  • Kids Zone

  • Hay Rides

  • Free Pumpkins ...and more!

Presented by Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy, Shop Local Raleigh + Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

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

Want to be a vendor?

We are seeking different vendors to be a part of Falling for Local. Please visit the links below to sign up.

Vendor/Exhibitor app

Food Truck/Food Vendor


This event is free with no ticket required, however, registration does help us plan for how many folks are attending and we can send you important event updates including inclement weather notices.


If we need to postpone or cancel due to inclement weather, we will communicate through Eventbrite ( Please RSVP) and post on the Dix Park Facebook Page.


The event will be on the Big Field at Dorothea Dix Park. The address of the field is roughly 101 Blair Drive Raleigh, NC 27603.

Please use the following two entrances to access on-site parking:

  • Hunt Drive off Western Boulevard

  • Blair Drive off Centennial Parkway

Walking will be necessary in and around the event area. Please note, portions of the event have uneven surfaces. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.


  • On-site parking lots that are more than a ¼ mile from the event area will have a shuttle option.

  • For those arriving with persons with limited mobility and require accessibility drop-off, enter at Goode Street off Lake Wheeler Road. Follow signage and parking staff to location.

  • Due to the high volume of people and limited parking, please carpool if possible.

Ride Share

Use 101 Blair Drive address for ride share drop-off + pick-up. Follow signs and parking staff to location.

Food + Water + Restrooms

  • While we encourage you to enjoy the food and beverage vendors, you may also bring in your own food and non-alcoholic drinks.

  • You are encouraged to bring water bottles. Refill stations will be available.

  • Port-a-johns will be the only restrooms available. ADA accessible facilities will be included.

Dogs are permitted, but please use your best judgment regarding whether your pooch will enjoy the event. We’re expecting a lot of people, so it could be crowded and loud. All dogs must be leashed, well-behaved and please clean up after them!


Dorothea Dix Park continues to work to be accessible and welcoming for visitors with disabilities and limited mobility. Accessible Parking with reserved spaces is available in all lots on campus. Handicap accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces are not ADA accessible at this time.

Planning a visit to Dix Park and have questions about accessibility? Contact Joseph Voska, Programs and Operations Supervisor, at 919-996-6688 or

Liability Waiver

City of Raleigh - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department

Release, Covenant Not To Sue, and Indemnity Agreement

I understand that participating in Discover Dorothea Dix Park – Program (hereinafter “Program”) involves risk of injury. These risks include, but are not limited to, inclement weather, accidents while traveling, equipment problems or failures, contacts with and actions of other participants, spectators, or volunteers, slips/trips/falls, and musculoskeletal injuries, among others. I choose for myself, for my child, or for another participant who I am enrolling, to participate in the Program despite these and other risks. Pictures or video may be taken of participant for use in program publicity. My email will also be used to keep me informed of Dorothea Dix Park communications.

By signing this form, I acknowledge all risks of injury, illness, and death, and property damage, and affirm that I have assumed all responsibility of injury, illness, death, and property damage relating in any way to the Program. I also agree for myself and for any child or other participant who I am registering herein to follow all rules and procedures that may apply to the Program and to follow the reasonable instructions of City employees and other supervisors of the Program. In return for the opportunity to participate in this Program, I agree for myself and for the child or other participant I am registering, and for our heirs, assigns, executors, and administrators to release, waive, and discharge any legal rights that any one of us may have to seek payment or relief of any kind from the City of Raleigh, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the State of North Carolina, their employees or their agents for injury, illness, or death relating in any way to this Program.

If I am registering a minor for the Program, I agree that I am a parent, legal guardian, or am otherwise responsible for the minor whose application I am submitting and that I release, waive, and discharge any legal rights on behalf of that minor. If I am registering an adult, I agree that I am authorized to do so and do hereby release, waive, and discharge any legal rights on behalf of that adult participant. I, along with any participant I register herein, also agree not to sue the City of Raleigh, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, or the State of North Carolina, their employees, or their agents and agree to indemnify the same for any and all claims, damages, losses or expenses, including but not limited to medical expenses and attorney’s fees, if a suit is filed concerning an injury (to person or property), illness, or death to me or to any participant I am enrolling that relates to, or results from, participation in the Program.

I have read this document thoroughly and understand that by registering for this program I am waiving legal rights.

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101 Blair Drive

Raleigh, NC 27603

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