May is jam-packed with awesome events for the whole family! Below are the top four local events that you won’t want to miss.


Ham and Yam Festival

When: May 4th, 2019

Where: 200 S. Front St, Smithfield, NC

Time: 9am-9pm

The Ham and Yam is back again for another year of pig races, inflatables, live entertainment, and (of course) ham and yam foods! The fun starts at 9 am in downtown Smithfield. This festival is a blast for the whole family!


Rooted in the Arts Plant and Art Faire

When: May 4th, 2019

Where: 3919 Raleigh Rd, Clayton, NC

Time: 10am-4pm

Artmosphere Community Arts Center presents Rooted in the Arts Plant and Art Faire! Local artisans will have their artworks and goods for display and purchase; and many plants will be for sale as well. Included in the fun are farm animals, face painting, food trucks, and more! 


Ava Gardner Festival

When: May 31st-June 1st, 2019

Where: 325 E. Market St, Smithfield

Time: May 31st: 7pm, June 1st: 9am

Calling all film lovers! Join the Ava Gardner Museum for the return of the Ava Gardner Festival! This year features new exhibits, FREE movies, heritage tours, and more! Don’t miss this glamorous and exciting weekend honoring the famed Old Hollywood actress.


Raleigh Goat Yoga

When: May 11th-May 26th

Where: Fred Fletcher Park, 820 Clay Street, Raleigh, NC

Time: Multiple Time Slots Available

Yes, you read that right! Goat yoga is sweeping the nation and now it has officially made it to Raleigh, NC! Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of yoga, with the addition of cute and cuddly goats! Come out for a relaxing session with a registered yoga teacher and of course multiple little furry friends!

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