There are always a lot of newcomers in Raleigh, NC—that’s part of the fun. If you’re moving to Raleigh or have moved soon, you know how cool it is to find out what Raleighites do, and pretend to be one of the natives.

Here are 5 ways to know you’re from Raleigh. If you’re not from Raleigh, here are some fun ways to learn what it’s all about!

1. Diet is Out The Window the Rodeo Comes to Town

When the rodeo comes to Raleigh, it’s less about bucking broncos and more about chow. That’s because it’s the Food Truck Rodeo!

Four times this year you’ll find the Food Truck Rodeo on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. It’s a half mile of food trucks and restaurants stretching 11 city blocks. There’s seating for outdoor diners and more than 50 food trucks from around North Carolina. Check it out May 1, June 12, Aug. 7, and Oct. 9, 2016.

2. You’re Passionate About Clyde Cooper’s Barbecue

Raleigh natives take their barbecue seriously, and when you visit Clyde Cooper’s Barbecue, you’ll understand.

It all started in 1938 when Clyde started the business with a $50 loan, and he sold Eastern Carolina barbecue for 50 years. He eventually sold the business and some changes were made, but new owners have returned to the original, famous recipes that made Clyde Cooper’s a landmark in Raleigh. If you like your barbecue with “a kiss of vinegar,” get on the bandwagon and visit Clyde Cooper’s.

3. You Shop the State Farmers Market For More Than Just Produce

There are newer farmers markets, but the good old State Farmers Market is where Raleigh natives have gone to get flowers, strawberries, collards, and Christmas trees for a long, long time.

The Farmers Market is open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays at 1201 Agriculture St. in Raleigh. You’ll find all kinds of fresh produce in season, and there’s a State Farmers Market Restaurant if you’re hungry right now.

4. You can get Emotional About Collegiate Sports

You can count on the rivalry between NC State and Carolina, but in Raleigh, everyone still laughs.

  • What do you get when you cross a Tarheel with a groundhog?
    Six more weeks of bad football.
  • What’s the difference between a NC State football player and a dollar?
    You can get four quarters out of a dollar.
  • Duke, of course, is mayonnaise.

Remember to tell your jokes in a kind manner! Raleigh people are proud of their colleges, even when they tease.

5. Raleigh’s in the Middle of Everything

Raleigh is close to the beach and close to the mountains. It’s a pretty big city with a small town charm. If you’re from Raleigh, you love being in the middle of everything!

Few Moves Moving Company is proud to be in Raleigh too, helping people move to, from, and around town. For all your Raleigh, NC moving needs, call Few Moves at (919) 999-6201 or request a free quote online.

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