Ahh, fall. The crunchy leaves under your feet, the cool breeze, and pumpkin-flavored everything are always a welcome experience after a hot summer in the South. Take advantage of the weather and the season by adding these fun events to your family’s calendar this fall.
Optimist Halls has plenty for the whole family to do during the month of October. Be sure not to miss the fall festival on October 14th from 12-4 p.m. Live music, lawn games, and a seasonal flower cart sound like a perfect way to enjoy the N.C. fall.
October 19-21st the annual Pineville Fall Festival will take place in Jack D. Hughes Park. Music, food, and carnival games will happen each evening and all day long on Saturday the 21st. Don’t miss the fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday evening!
Head to the York farm stand (they have multiple locations) for U-Pick Pumpkins, available each Saturday through the end of October. While you’re there, enjoy a picnic lunch or buy food from the farm stand, pick your own sunflowers, observe the bee hives, let the kids explore the playground, or tour the farm via the hiking trails.
Charlotte’s biggest fall festival will happen October 29th at 2600 West Trade Street from 2-6pm. Entry is free and attraction tickets can be purchased during the festival. Truck or treat, bounce houses, food, games, local vendors, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and more!
Mark the date in your calendar for November 4th when the Charlotte marathon and half marathon will take over the city. Pick a spot (or more than one) along the race route to set up a comfy spot to cheer on the thousands of racers that will participate. If you want to make the event extra special make signs, bring cow bells, wear a costume, and pack a picnic breakfast!
Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October, Carowinds has a silly and slightly spooky celebration for families. Wear your favorite costume, go trick or treating, and don’t forget to get a good spot for the parade!
October 14th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can fall in love with Matthews as you explore the vendors, crafts, food, games, activities, local businesses, live music, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and children’s area. Event is free to public and will happen rain or shine.
Escape to another time with the Renaissance Festival on Saturdays and Sundays now through November 19th. Free parking, open rain or shine from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Renaissance Festival is a must-see. Located at 16445 Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy all day long.
Open for pumpkin picking by reservation only from mid-September through November, tickets give you access to pumpkin patch for photos, playground, meeting and feeding the farm animals, maze, and picnic area. Option to purchase pumpkins, sunflowers, wagon rides, barrel train, and onsite concessions.
As you’re out and about this fall, be sure to tag us on Instagram so we can see all the fun you’re having!