Happy Wednesday Smarties! If you haven’t joined a team for the Komen Race for the Cure, please join “Go Jen Go” and support a terrific Smarty Mom. Charlie Brown, food and beverage festivals, the Renaissance Festival and a dog show round out the weekend. A little something for everyone! Get out and enjoy!
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
October 5-7, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 3:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm
The Peanuts gang’s all here – Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Sally – in this delightful musical that will have you celebrating childhood, or revisiting it! Charlie Brown just wants to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl, while Snoopy and Linus want to daydream. Meanwhile, the rest of the group battles book reports, kites, baseball and misunderstandings in this classic Broadway musical based on the iconic comic characters of Charles Schulz. For ages 5 and up. Cost is $20
Ghost Train Halloween Festival
October 5-6, 7:30pm
Hop aboard the Ghost Train and join engineer Casey Bones for a journey into darkness. Tour the Haunted House, ride the rides in the Creepy Carnival, enjoy the Spooktacular show at the Tweetsie
Palace, and experience all the attractions in the Boneyard! Cost is $28; children under 2 are free.
Corn Maze Tour and much more!
Patterson Farm, Mount Ulla, NC
October 5-7, Fri., 9:00am-6:00pm; Sat. 10:00am-7:00pm; Sun., 12:30pm-6:00pm
This weekend is Rowan Helping Ministries West Weekend, Regular weekend admission activities planned, plus special events and a fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries West. Corn Maize, barnyard, face painting, pumpkin painting, hay rides and pony rides. Cost is $8; Children under 2 are free.
Autumn at Oz
October 6, 9:30am-5:30am
In 1970, a small piece of magic opened on Beech Mountain that celebrates the miracle that is The Land of Oz; A classic adaptation of the publication of L. Frank Baum’s book, “The Wonderful Wizard of OZ”, upon which the beloved film was based. The Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce is proud to present “Autumn at Oz” for 2012, now larger than ever. On Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, travel back in time to 1939 to the enchanted world of the “Oz”, high atop Beech Mountain at the Land of Oz park. This year the 19th annual “Autumn at Oz” Festival is returning with an expanded venue providing visitors with more activities, food, drink, and sights to behold while maintaining the same nostalgic feeling from the Land of Oz. Children and adults alike will be enchanted as they experience the re-¬creation of Dorothy’s trip from her farm home in Kansas through the twister and down the yellow brick road to the “Land of OZ”. Along your journey you will be met by a full cast portraying many of the vibrant characters similar to those of the original movie production. Cost is $20; children under 2 are free.
Mecktober Fest 2012
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
October 6, 12:00pm-10:00pm
It’s that time of the year again! Come celebrate Mecktober Fest “German-style” at Charlotte’s hometown brewery. Fresh beer, food, and 3 live bands to entertain you all afternoon and into the evening. Including the dynamic 9-piece Holzhackern Tyrolean Band to bring a bit of Bavarian music and fun to the Fest! Cost is $5 entry fee and all food and drinks are a la carte. Entry will be limited and is expected to sell out. It is a CASH ONLY event.
Taste of FreeMore
The Burger Co. Parking Lot
October 6, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Join us for the first Taste of FreeMore! This family-friendly event will showcase food from the west side’s most popular restaurants such as Savor Café, Pinky’s Westside Grill, The Burger Company, Dairy Queen, Picante Mexican grill & The World Famous Open Kitchen. Beer trucks will be on site from Four Friends Brewery & Birdsong Brewing co. to excite beer enthusiasts as they serve local brews. The main stage will feature live music performances from 42 Coldplay Tribute Band & The Blue Dogs! Admission is free. Food will range in price with tickets at $1 each. This is a CASH ONLY event.
Young Life Mud Run
US National Whitewater Center
October 6, 9:00am
The event is for families and friends to have the opportunity to spend a day getting muddy (or not) and have lots of fun at the US National Whitewater Center! There will be competitive and recreational heats with activities for kids included. There will be a 3-mile competitive course and a 2-mile recreational course. The race will be completed in teams of 1 to 4. There will be prizes for the fastest teams and for the high school with the highest participation rate. Cost is $40 for Adults, $35 for Children and Student Discount, Spectators free.
Carolina Renaissance Festival – Opening Day
Poplar Tent Road,Huntersville
October 6, 10:00am-5:30pm
The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, an 11-stage theater, a 22-acre village marketplace, an interactive circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
October 1-2, 9:00am-3:00pm
Handcrafted jewelry, pottery, mosaics and other decorative art will be available during this spectacular botanical marketplace. Participating artists use plants, gardens, nature and the environment to inspire their creations that make perfect gifts. Guests will find display-quality pottery, exquisite baskets, gourd art, herbal soaps and lotions, and demonstrations. Cost for members is free, adults, $12; seniors 60+, $10; and children 4-12, $6.
12th Annual All American Dog Show
Bailey Road Park,Cornelius
October 6, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Price: Free for spectator, participants
The 12th Annual All American Dog Show will return on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 5-8pm at Bailey Road Park! Contests include Best Kisser, Most Ear-Resistible Ears, Best Trick… and more! Online registration is available through Friday, October 5 at 12pm. Spectators are invited to have a bow wow time free-of-charge. If you will enter, the cost is $5 online – $8 on-site.
Green Jean Woman and Teen Consignment Sale
1400 Convention Dr. Fort Mill, SC
October 3-6, Wed.-Fri 10:00am-7:00pm; Sat. 8:00am-1:00pm
Green Jeans features NEW and recycled brand name and boutique clothing, shoes and accessories from petite to plus sizes, including maternity for WOMEN & TEENS. Shoppers have come to expect a wide array of brand name and designer labels including: Seven for all Mankind, Dooney and Burke, Kate Spade, Ella Moss, Milly, Tory Burch and everyday favorites like Banana Republic, J.Crew and Ann Taylor LOFT. Fashionistas of all sizes and styles will enjoy our FUN and organized shopping event – WE PROMISE!