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Get ready to sample the best chili Midtown has to offer up. For the 4th year local restaurants and caterers will vie for the title of Pumpkin Palooza Chili Champ! Last year Midtown Grille wrestled the title away from 2-time winner KINGS Dining & Entertainment. This year 88 Oaks, Midtown Grille, KINGS, 41Hundred, The Cardinal and Sur La Table will compete. All Palooza attendees can taste and vote. 

Nothing Says Fall Like Oktoberfest Food & Beer

New for the Palooza for 2019 and provided by the great folks at Wegmans is our traditional Oktoberfest food and beer tent.  We're excited to have authentic german style brats, soft pretzels and more. And when you are eating german food we think that beer is well, sorta a no-brainer (as long as you're 21). So plan to partner that grub with craft beer from our beer partner, Trophy Brewing. Lederhosen not required - but always fun to see !!


New for 2019- presented by Cii Technology Solutions, we are offering craft cocktails from North Hills restaurants. Come by the Spirit Station to wet your whistle. Must be 21 to be served.




Do You Have Mad Carving Skills? 

Time to show 'em off and maybe win a prize. This fun competition has a separate kids and adult division and is brought to you by the great team at Zaytoun Orthodontics! It is free to enter but your entry must be your own work. Winner from each division will have photo and mention in

Raleigh Magazine and Midtown Magazine. 


Don't let your kids miss the fun!

The KidZone is a favorite every year, sponsored by the amazing group at Duke Raleigh Hospital! Let them expend some energy outdoors in the inflatable obstacle course or get creative and paint a pumpkin or do crafts with Duke Health Supportive Services. There will be giant sized games such as Connect4, Jenga and Bucket Pong so they can test their skills. We'll also have face painting and fairy hair from Free Spirited Artistry!

Put your sports knowledge to the test!

Returning this year, courtesy of Zaytoun Orthodontics, is the Midtown Sports Trivia Challenge. You have to be the best to win this contest and there's only one winner so the prize is worth fighting for! Free to enter! Go Big or Go Home!

Live Music Performance

Enjoy the sounds of this talented male-female acoustic duo performing songs from the 80s thru today. Click here to know more about Oak City Collaborative. 

Fairy Hair and

Face Painting

Let your inner fairy loose and try out our amazing face painting and fairy hair artists. Available for all ages - go ahead and celebrate fall with your own unique look/design. 

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