Fall Festivals Around Town

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MINT HILL, NC – Perfect fall days are right around the corner, and what better way to enjoy the season than with festivals and entertainment around the Charlotte area? As the air becomes cooler, what better way to say “bye” to the lakes and pools of summer than outdoor festivals that take entertainment to the next level. No matter what your interest is, there is always something going on around town to keep everyone busy. Fall time is a great time to get out and enjoy.

The Great Pumpkin Fest presented by Carowinds is a great way to celebrate fall with the whole family. Every Saturday and Sunday from September 18th to October 31st, the fest will be held from the park’s opening to before SCarowinds starts in the evening. The fest offers Halloween and fall events for the kids throughout the entire park. In the Camp Snoopy area, there are family-friendly games, activities, dance parties, costume contests, and more. Plus, the whole Peanuts gang will be there! If you are looking for some tricking-or-treating with activities and more, then this family-friendly event might just be what you are looking for. More information and tickets for purchase can be found at https://www.carowinds.com/events/great-pumpkin-fest.

Flyer for Davidson Fall Art Festival
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Davidson Fall Art Festival will be held this year on Saturday, October 9th from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Historic District and Southend. The event is perfect for finding Fall decor and more. The festival supports local Davidson businesses along with giving vendors a chance to show all things handmade. At the festival, you will find artists’ creations from all types of mediums; plus, on The Crazy Pig porch, there will be live music to enjoy. The kids will have a great time at the interactive children’s art area. Davidson is an amazing community with wonderful talent. Come out and support local artists. Updates on the event can be viewed at https://davidsoncommunitycalendar.org/events/downtown-davidson-fall-arts-festival-2/.

Festival in the Park is a weekend-long festival held at Freedom Park in Charlotte, NC, starting on Friday, September 24th from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. On Saturday, September 25th, and Sunday, September 26th, the fun starts at 10:00 am. The festival has been a long-standing tradition since 1964 in Charlotte and offers great music, fun times, and amazing art. It is a great festival to enjoy a variety of talents also including food and face painting for the kids. The relaxing atmosphere welcomes one and all. Find more information and hours at https://festivalinthepark.org/festival-in-the-park/.

Flyer for Carolina Renaissance Festival
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Carolina Renaissance Festival has been in the Greater Charlotte area since 1994 and includes loads of fun for all ages. Every Saturday and Sunday from October 2 through November 21 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, the festival will be held, rain or shine. The event covers over 25 acres of immersive entertainment, a collection of unusual people-powered games, games of skill, displays of cottages, castles, pubs, kitchens, and so much more. This renaissance festival has grown to be one of the largest in the nation. Take friends, family, one and all, to travel back in time to where history comes alive right before you. The non-stop, all-day entertainment will keep you coming back year after year. Ticket information along with more details about the festival can be found at https://www.carolina.renfestinfo.com/.

4th Annual Carolina Corn Fest in Monroe, NC has live music, arts, crafts, and delicious food. Some might just say that it has some of the best in the South. On Saturday, September 18th from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Aw Shucks Farm (3718 Plyler Mill Road), the Corn Fest will be filled with fun for everyone in the family. Aw Shucks Farm will premier their newest Corn Maze for the 2021 season. Vendors have been hand-picked and will be offering high-quality products for all to enjoy. Please join the fun. Tickets are required and can be purchased at https://carolinacornfest.com/.

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Jessica Mentzer
Jessica Mentzer is a mother and freelance writer that loves to travel and write. Whenever she is not traveling with her family or writing she enjoys hiking, canoeing, swimming, and spending time with her two children. She is a stay-at-home mom and enjoys watching her children grow and learn each day. Her passion for writing and her love for travel are two things that she loves to share with friends and family.