Complimentary Beer Tasting with New Anthem Beer Project & Pop-Up with Leora Stone Candle Co. & Bella Ruth.

New Anthem Beer Project out of Wilmington, NC is coming to Unwined on White. Meet one of their representatives and enjoy some delicious craft brews! Leora Stone Candle Co. and Bella Ruth Co. will be joining in the festivities too.  You’ll have a chance to shop and meet the makers behind these amazing candles and macrame creations! Friday, 6 – 8 pm; 153 S. White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587​

The Birds and The Bees – Buzz Market

Join in a small bee themed educational market on Lichtin Plaza, featuring vendors from educational experts such as Wake County Beekeepers Association, other community resources and local makers. Snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase during the market. Saturday, 12 – 3 pm; Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Black Flea Market

Shop this weekly pop-up market and support black owned businesses! Saturday, 1 – 5 pm; Moore Square, 226 E. Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm; Union Station, 510 W. Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27603

10th Anniversary Sale & Fundraiser at The Raleigh Wine Shop

Shop over 100 wines on sale and up to 30% off! Get over 25% off specially selected anniversary cases. For every case they sell, they’re donating to Interfaith Food Shuttle. After they shut down the shop on Sunday, they’ll mosey on over to their parking lot where Matt Fern and (ish) delicatessen will be serving up a small plate, casual dinner with wine from The Raleigh Wine Shop. $45/person includes food and bubbly toast, with wine by the glass and bottle available for purchase. Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Through Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm; 126 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

Crawfish for a Cause

May is a time for mudbugs! (Or crawfish, crawdads, or whatever you choose to call them). You have 2 options to participate in this fundraiser for Fertile Ground Food Cooperative. Option 1: Join the class and volunteer crew ($30)! This class will cover all you need to know for cooking up a crawfish feast, including options for seasoning, ingredients to throw in with your boil, side dishes, and what equipment you need. The group will be preparing the crawfish boil that will be a fundraiser for a local non-profit. There’ll be plenty of crawfish for you to eat. You’re welcome to bring your own beverage for this event. Option 2:. Plate Pick-up ($20)! Come afterwards and pick-up a crawfish plate. The plate includes crawfish, corn, potato, a homemade slice of focaccia bread, and a homemade deviled egg. Saturday, Class: 2 – 3:30 pm, Plate Pick-up: 3:30 – 6pm; Current Wellness, 219 S East St, Raleigh NC

Heyday Brewing Crawfish Boil

Fresh crawfish is being flown in direct from Louisiana for this event! Plus, enjoy corn on the cob, potatoes, and smoked sausage. Oh, and hot sauce, lots of hot sauce. Heyday kitchen and bar will be open all day. $35.40 – $59; Saturday, 2 – 5 pm; 5301 Tin Roof Way, Raleigh, NC 27616

Yoga and Mimosas

Join Oak City Yoga every Saturday on the turf at The Dogwood for Yoga and Mimosas. They begin with 5 – 10 minutes of breathwork before moving into a series of integral postures aimed to restore balance and mindfulness to the body. This is an open level class where all are welcome. Parking is free on the weekends. $13; Saturday 11 am – 12 pm (weekly); Dogwood Bar & Eatery, 610 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

Free Yoga at Moore Square

Join Current Wellness for a free community yoga class followed by the Moore Square Market! Flow is the Current’s signature yoga class. They teach intuitive movement to create a yoga experience where you have just enough guidance to make the practice exactly how you want it to feel. They also use the themes of embodiment and gratitude to foster body respect and appreciation. The instructor will be rotating, and they will email you if the class is canceled due to weather. Must register through our website or the MINDBODY app. Sunday, 10 – 11 am (Weekly); Moore Square, 200 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC

Spring Food Fest

From ice cream to turkey legs, you will be able to get your state fair food fix at this special event. Most vendors will be cash-only. An ATM is located on the east side of Dorton Arena. This will be a walk-up and take-out event. Masks will be required when social distancing cannot be maintained. The North Carolina State Fair is planned Oct. 14-24 at the fairgrounds. The theme this year is “Worth the Wait.” Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 9 pm; 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

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Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch #PumpkinWeek

Jazz up your fall with this juicy Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch! Infuse some fantastic autumn fruit with this festive blend of two wines, spiced rum, and pumpkin-spiced apple cider and enjoy it around a campfire tonight!

3 wine glasses filled with pumpkin party punch

I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #PumpkinWeek recipes, but all opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands we love that make this blog possible!

When you think of rum punch, what comes to mind?

Summer? Caribbean cruises? Jamaica?

Those all make sense, but what if I told you I took that recipe and pumpkin-ized it?

Would your fall-loving hearts be into it?


If you’d rather skip my (pretty darn helpful) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously easy pumpkin sangria recipe, just scroll right on down to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card!

top shot of a punch bowl filled with pumpkin sangria and apples

3 wine glasses filled with pumpkin sangria

This easy Pumpkin Party Punch is THE drink for a crowd!

When Halloween and Thanksgiving shindigs roll around, you’re going to want this pumpkin sangria-esque cocktail recipe in your back pocket!

Toss everything together in a pitcher or punch bowl, top it off with Prosecco or sparkling water at party time and BOOM. The most perfect party bevvie.

Make sure you pick up a bottle of Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup for this recipe – its natural flavors truly makes this cocktail sing!

pouring Prosecco into a punch bowl filled with pumpkin sangria and apples

How Much Party Punch Do I Need For A Party?

One to two 4-ounce servings per guest for each hour of the party should do, but this punch is so good, you may want to make more! 

One recipe of this party punch serves 6-8 people, so plan a double or triple batch for a larger get-together. 

a ladle scooping into a punch bowl filled with pumpkin party punch and apples

a hand placing a straw in a wine glass filled with pumpkin sangria

How To Make the BEST Pumpkin Party Punch

  • Use your favorite wine. The base of this cocktail recipe is white wine, so if you don’t care for Pinot Grigio, feel free to use your preferred Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc instead.
  • Pick your (boozy) poison. I chose to use spiced rum in this recipe, but I almost went with bourbon instead! The spiced rum was excellent, but any liquor will be a great addition.
  • Relax on thee booze. Trying to tame this alcoholic party punch a bit? Use sparking water or club soda, or even a lemon-lime soda instead of Prosecco when serving.
  • Spice it your way. You can mix more pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie syrup in the recipe than I did if you absolutely LOVE that pumpkin flavor!
  • Fruit it up. Apples, pears, and pomegranate were my fruit of choice here, but cranberries, citrus, and even fresh figs would be interesting additions.

top shot of wine glasses filled with pumpkin party punch



3 wine glasses filled with pumpkin party punch


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Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch

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Jazz up your fall with this juicy Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch! Infuse some fantastic autumn fruit with this festive blend of two wines, spiced rum, and pumpkin-spiced apple cider and enjoy it around a campfire tonight!
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword party punch, pumpkin sangria
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 397kcal
Author Erica


  • 1 750 ml bottle white wine chilled (Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
  • 1 cup apple cider chilled
  • 1/2-1 cup spiced rum
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup
  • 2 apples thinly sliced
  • 1 Bosc pear thinly sliced
  • 1 orange quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 750 ml bottle Prosecco or sparkling water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar for garnish
  • 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish


  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, whisk together white wine, apple cider, spiced rum, pumpkin puree, and syrup until well blended. Add apple, pear, and orange slices and pomegranate arils, stirring well.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours to combine flavors.
  • When ready to serve, add Prosecco (or sparkling water) and stir.
  • Whisk sugar and pie spice together in a shallow bowl until combined. Wet rims of serving glasses with an orange wedge, then dip in the spice mixture.
  • Ladle punch and infused fruit into prepared glasses and garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired.


Consume punch within 1 day.


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 4848IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg


Enjoy these #PumpkinWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Pumpkin Drinks:
Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch from The Crumby Kitchen
Easy Pumpkin Smoothie from Red Cottage Chronicles
Pumpkin Fizzy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from Cheese Curd In Paradise

Pumpkin Breakfasts & Baked Goods:
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Jen Around the World
Pumpkin Donut Cake from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Pumpkin Pecan Monkey Bread from Love & Confections
Pumpkin Shakshuka from Food Above Gold
Savory Pumpkin Recipes:
Pumpkin Gnocchi from Palatable Pastime
Vegan Savory Stuffed Mini Pumpkins from The Baking Fairy

Pumpkin Desserts:
Pumpkin Cake Rolls with Maple Buttercream Filling from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Pie Macaron from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake from Daily Dish Recipes

Fall is in the air, and we are celebrating our love of pumpkin with #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 34 bloggers will be sharing 140+ fantastic recipes for all your Autumn celebrations, including breakfasts, baked goods, savory pumpkin recipes, desserts, and drinks. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

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Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Marble Rolling Pin and Board Set.

Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.

Dixie Crystals PumpkinWeek Prize


Sweets & Treats is giving one winner the Year of Sprinkles that contains holiday mixes, classic sprinkles, and some of their most popular sprinkles.

Sweets & Treats, a party and baking supplies manufacturer and wholesaler, started out of a baking industry need for truly grease-proof cupcake liners. From there, the company expanded into a handful of specialized categories including the latest, Sweet Sprinkles, their one of a kind sprinkles and sprinkle mix line. With hundreds of truly unique products, they are a one stop shop for your next party!

Sweets & Treats prize package


Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle.

We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.

Torani Prize


Cabot is giving one winner a gift box of assorted Cabot cheeses.

The farm families that own Cabot Creamery Co-operative love what they do. And they’ve been doing it for a long time—every single day since 1919. Almost 100 years later, we’re proud of our thriving farms, strong communities, and happy, healthy cows that produce the rich, buttery milk that we use to make Cabot’s award-winning cheese and dairy products. We like to think those awards mean we’re doing something right. Of course, you’re a big part of this too. If you love eating our cheese as much as we love making it, then we’ll get to keep doing what we do for generations to come.

Cabot Cheese prize package

Thank you to #PumpkinWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, and Cabot Creamery Co-operative for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #PumpkinWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.
Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #PumpkinWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #PumpkinWeek posts or entry.

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