Four fall festivals, bazaars at Durham churches Saturday

Oct. 02, 2013 @ 08:15 AM

If you like church fall festivals and harvest bazaars, then this Saturday is your day. Four Durham churches are hosting events that will provide a cornucopia of options featuring music, baked goods, handmade crafts, Brunswick stew and ways of benefiting the community. With one starting at 7 a.m. and another ending at 7 p.m., you can make time to go to all four. Here’s what’s happening Saturday:

-- Duke’s Chapel United Methodist Church Women will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 807 Old Oxford Road in Durham. Items for sale include baked goods, jams and jellies and handmade afghans. All proceeds go to mission work of the United Methodist Women.

-- Lowe’s Grove Baptist Church will hold its 3rd Annual Fall Festival from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 4430 S Alston Ave. in Durham. Bake sale, silent auction, raffles, free children’s activities including face painting and bounce house. Musical performance by Riverside Jubilation. Antiques sale and yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pancake breakfast starting at 9 a.m., barbecue sandwich lunch. Wagoners Auto Salvage donated a car for a “Smash and Bash.” Funds raised will go to the Baptist Children’s Home, Siloam Missionary Home and the church’s children and youth activities. The festival will also include a canned food drive for the Yates Association Food Pantry. For information call 919-544-1888 or email

-- McMannen United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall, Food, and Music Festival from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday on the church grounds, 4102 Neal Road in Durham. The festival will feature baked goods, a boutique sale, bluegrass music, a yard sale, a silent auction, youth entertainment, and a roasted peanut sale. This year’s event will also include a custom car show from 1 to 3 p.m., along with Brunswick stew and barbecue cooked on site. Take-out orders of Brunswick stew will be available for $7.50 a quart. Pre-sold stew can be picked up at McMannen’s scout hut after 2 p.m. Take-out and sit-down meals will be sold in the fellowship hall and include Brunswick stew, barbecue, chicken and dumplings, slaw, hushpuppies and desserts from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. ($9 for adults, and children under 10 with an adult eat free). For information, call the church office at 383-1263 or Dale Coats at 407-0988.

-- A Community Arts Festival will be at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, 927 W. Trinity Ave., Durham, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The theme is “A Celebration of Home,” and proceeds will benefit homeless ministries in Durham including Habitat for Humanity and Housing for New Hope. Admission is $10 per person, $30 per family. The festival will host an arts and crafts show by Durham artisans. Silent auction, live music, pumpkin patch, games, food trucks. For information, call 919-682-3865 or email