Happy Wednesday Smarties! It is a weekend with tons of consignment shopping options, you can’t go wrong at any of these sales. Farms, Fairs, frogs help to round out the weekend. Get out and enjoy! Don’t forget to enter our latest giveaway – dinner for two at the beautiful Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards (with a bottle of wine included of course) in Dobson, from our friends in Surry County. Click here to enter. Get out and enjoy!
4th Annual AdamFest Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser
Ballantyne Corporate Park by the big white tent (just off Ballantyne Commons Pkwy and John J Delaney Dr)
Saturday, Sept. 17th 11:00am-8:00pm
The Adam Faulk Tanksley Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)3, non-profit foundation established solely to make a difference in the lives of children and their families affected by pediatric cancer in Charlotte, NC and the greater southeast. Our mission is to help find a cure for pediatric cancers. This Saturday is fun for the whole family with Carnival rides and games, Inflatables, Sir Purr Appearance, Music, Food and Fun!
The Posh Closet Sale (upscale children’s consignment)
South Charlotte Banquet Center
September 15, 10:00am-5:00pm, 30% off sale, 6:00pm-9:00pm
The Posh Closet is the place to find gently used smocked, boutique, home show and name brand clothing in excellent condition at a great price. If you love fine children’s clothing but don’t want to pay full price, this is the perfect sale for you.
Assurance UMC Fall/Winter Kids Consignment Sale
Assurance United Methodist Church, 9700 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road
September 16-17, Fri., 9:00am-7:00pm; Sat., 1/2 price, 8:00am-12:00pm
Gently used baby/children’s clothes, toys, gear, etc. Cash sale, credit/debit for a small additional fee.
Kat’s Kid Sale
Rosedale Shopping Center, Huntersville
September 15-17, Thurs., 9:00am-9:00pm; Fri., 9:00am-6:00pm; Sat., 8:00am-noon
New and gently-used children’s clothing, toys, baby gear, furniture, books, maternity and much more. Cash and credit card only.
Matthews United Methodist Church Children & Teen Consignment Sale
Matthews United Methodist Church
September 17, 8:00am-3:00pm; ½ price, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Shop for fall/winter clothes and shoes newborn to junior sizes. Baby equipment, maternity, toys, furniture, books, games, home school materials and much more. Cash only. No strollers or carts.
Weddington United Methodist Church
September 14-16, Shopping starts Thursday, September 15th at 9 am, but if you want to shop early you can pay $15 at the door Wednesday, September 14th and shop that night from 6-8pm.
HUGE Kids’ Konsignment Sale at Weddington United Methodist Church! Incredible bargains on all things kids- clothes, furniture, toys, strollers, and SO MUCH MORE! Cash and checks accepted. Proceeds benefit women’s and children’s charities in Union County, NC.
Know Your Farms 2011 Farm Tour
Know Your Farms, Davidson
September 17-18, 12:30pm-5:30pm
Know Your Farms announces its third annual Charlotte Area Farm Tour the weekend of September 17-18, 2011 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days and highlights 30 local farms. The Charlotte Area Farm Tour is self-guided, and farms are located in clusters all around the Charlotte region for easy touring. To take the tour, get a map and purchase a vehicle pass online. Load up your vehicle with friends and family, pack a cooler in the trunk for all the farm-fresh goodies you’ll want to take home, then use the map to plot your course! Cost is $25 per car.
Britax Fitting Station
Britax North American headquarters, 13501 South Ridge Drive
September 16, 8:00am-noon
A car seat checking station is where certified child passenger safety technicians assist you with car seat installation. There they will teach you the correct way to install your child seat, provide safety recommendations, and answer any questions that you may have. For best results, please bring: your child, your vehicle and vehicle owner’s manual, your child safety seat and all parts, accessories, and instructions, a second adult to assist with watching your child while you learn how to install your car seat . No appointment is needed, and seats from all manufacturers are welcome. Instruction lasts approximately 30 minutes per car seat. Cost is free.
Cabarrus County Fair
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
September 9-17, Mon.-Fri., 4:00-11:00pm; Sat., 1:00-11:00pm; Sun., 1:00-10:00pm
Do you find pig races to be bunchahilarious? Do you have bunchacravings for cheese steak? Do you think thrill rides with names like Get Twisted, Freak Out and Zero Gravity are, well, bunchathrilling? Then you better mark September 9th on your calendar, because that’s when Bunchafun officially kicks off with the 59th Annual Cabarrus County Fair. Go ahead and shout it…“woo hoo!” Or if the bunchacute farm animals are your thing, let’s hear a “woo moo!” The point is, whatever it is that melts your butter, the fair will have plenty of it – something for your whole family. It’s all happening September 9th through 17th at the beautiful Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord. Cost is $3-$7and ride wristbands are available for an additional cost.
Rural Hill Amazing Maize
Rural Hill, Huntersville
September 17-18, 10:00-6:30pm
Come visit our giant seven acre maze of corn, relying only on your group of friends and/or family to navigate your way out. Water stations and maze assistance are available throughout. Concessions for sale. You may purchase tickets in advance via our website or also at the gate.
Weekend Maze runs September 3 – November 13. Family Friendly Friday Flashlight Mazes will run every Friday night from Sept 30 – Nov 4! Cost is $7-$10; free for ages 4 and under.
3718 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe
September 16-18, Fri., 6:00pm-10:00pm; Sat., 11:00am-10:00pm; Sun., 1:00pm-6:00pm
Aw Shucks® Farms continues to be a treasured destination each fall with something to offer for all ages. Step back in time in the Old Fashioned General Store, enjoy a Hayride, and visit the Pumpkin Patch. Folks love our Animal Barn and visiting the Old Rail Car from the 1800s. The 6 acre Corn Maze is always fun and will entertain even the youngest of outdoor adventurers. Our Kids’ Play Area gets bigger every year! Top the evening off with a cozy Bonfire by the pond. Cost is $8; free under age 3 on weekends with paying adult.
Southern Women’s Show
The Park Expo & Conference Center
September 15-18, Thurs. 10:00am-6:00pm; Fri., 10:00am-8:00pm; Sat., 10:00am-7:00pm, Sun., 11:00am-5:00pm
The Southern Women’s Show returns for it’s 29th year and you’re invited to join in the FUN! Jam-packed with cool jewelry and handbags, make-up tips and tricks, delicious gourmet treats and more. Besides the incredible shopping, you can enjoy runway fashion shows, cooking classes, and informed speakers. Grab your mom, sister, or best friend and spend the day – or weekend – doing everything you love! Cost is $9, adults, $5, children 6-12; free, under age 6.
Flippin’ Frogs and Slitherin’ Snakes
Charlotte Nature Museum
September 17, 10:00am-1:00pm
Have a frogtastic time viewing a lily pad full of frogs, toads, lizards, turtles and snakes. Many a reptile and amphibian will be here for you to see and touch. Event is free with museum admission.
Reedy Creek Nature Center
September 17, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Learn what really lives in our streams and how important the creatures are to our ecology. We will walk in the stream and try to see some of these strange animals. Wear tough wading shoes! Ages 8 and up.
Sunday Fun Day: Hat Attack
Mint Museum Uptown
September 18, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Craft a wacky hat using unexpected materials, watch woodturner, Jeremy Measimer, make a hat out of wood, move to the groove of the Mexican hat dance, and go on a What’s That Thing on Your Head? scavenger hunt in the museum galleries.