Saturday, October 2 – Choose Your Adventure!

It’s Saturday and you have hours of free time to spend with your student. Many families will participate in Game Day activities followed by what we hope will be a thrilling win over Louisville, but if sports are not your thing, don’t worry! The Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina has so much to offer, whether you’re a golfer, a hiker, a shopper or an arts enthusiast.

Check out the on-campus activities available on Saturday morning, then keep scrolling for information about other fun things to do in our area. No matter what adventure you choose, we hope you’ll have a fantastic time together!

Things to Do on Campus

Wake Urban Legends Tour

A black and white photo shows Wait Chapel shrouded in mist Saturday, October 2 Saturday Tour at 9:00 AM
Meet at Carswell Hall

Sorry, this event is full.

Is there a Presidential Bunker under the quad? Who...

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Welcome & Check-in: Saturday Edition

A parent and a student browse giveaway items at the registration area in Benson University Center during Family Weekend Saturday, October 2 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Benson University Center, Room 401

On Saturday morning, our registration area will be open for families to...

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Donuts with the Daily Deac

Meet Daily Deac author Betsy Chapman on Saturday morning 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Manchester Plaza Dining Tent

Sorry, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

Ever wish...

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Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Front of Reynolda House Museum of Art with a fountain and gardens in the foreground Saturday, October 2 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Reynolda House Museum of American Art

This event is sold out.

Tour the historic house museum, permanent...

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Reynolda House: Wellness Walking Tour

Trees are reflected in still water at Lake Katherine, Reynolda Gardens Saturday, October 2 9:30 AM
Reynolda House Museum, Meet at Gazebo on the Museum front lawn, connected by sidewalk to parking Lot A

This event is...

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Build Your Own Terrarium!

A succulent terrarium with moss and a stone Saturday, October 2

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Manchester Plaza

What makes a place feel like home other than your very own plant? Come by after the game...

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Demon Deacon Football versus Louisville

Demon Deacons Football vs Louisville - WFU Students cheer on the Demon Decons with gold pompoms Saturday, October 2

12:30 PM
Truist Field

Come cheer for the Demon Deacons as they take on Louisville! Tickets in our Family Weekend ticket block...

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Student Union Presents Family Movie Night: Cruella

Cruella Movie Poster shows Emma Stone as Cruella Saturday, October 2

8:00 PM
Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center

This event does not require pre-registration.

Back to Saturday schedule

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Things to do in Winston-Salem and the Piedmont Triad

Carolina Classic Fair

Colorful signs advertise the wide variety of deep fried foods at the Carolina Classic Fair Saturday, October 2

Sunday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

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Outdoor Activities

Kids enjoy a waterfall at Stone Mountain State Park Saturday, October 2

October is the perfect time to enjoy all that NC has to offer in terms of outdoor activities.
Here are some ideas:

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Food & Drink

Outdoor diners in downtown Winston Salem Saturday, October 2

Winston-Salem has some seriously great food!
Here are some ideas:

The Basics: You can't go wrong with this list!


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Day Trip Ideas

Welcome sign at NC Zoo in Asheboro Saturday, October 2

There are many great day trips within a 60-90 minute drive from Winston-Salem.
Here are some ideas:

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Cultural Activities

A stone wall at Old Salem, a Moravian village in Winston-Salem, NC Saturday, October 2

Find out why Winston-Salem is known as the "City of Arts and Innovation"!
Here are some ideas:

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Fun and Games

A ride spins at the Carolina Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, NC Saturday, October 2

Ready to relax and play a game together?
Here are some ideas:

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Public Health Guidelines

While proof of vaccination isn’t required for guests, we encourage vaccinations for all. Over 90% of our campus community is vaccinated. We greatly appreciate the willingness of everyone in the Wake Forest community to adhere to and follow health and safety guidelines to support the safety of all Wake Foresters.

A limited number of buildings are open for the public; the majority of campus buildings are still restricted to card access only, including the Wellbeing Center. University administrative buildings, including Reynolda Hall, ZSR Library, Benson Center, Wait Chapel and Davis Chapel and certain athletics buildings are accessible to visitors, subject to the current visitor mask policy and restrictions specific to particular buildings. Please note that our residential communities (i.e., student residences) are not open to the public; families should only enter them as needed and must be accompanied by their student.

For additional information regarding steps the University is taking to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission on campus, we strongly encourage you to review the University’s COVID-19 Notice.