Fall in the South means lots of things…cooler temps, football, leaves changing colors, and of course, FESTIVALS. There are fall festivals all over this area this time of year, and shouldn’t be missed. A great way to spend some QT with the family and friends.
September 2-5 Times vary by day
Don’t miss a weekend full of rides, food, music, vendors and a whole lot of fun for the whole family.
September 8-11 (times vary by day)
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Everyone knows and everyone goes, so don’t miss the fun at this annual event, and certainly don’t miss the FOOD. Their menu is HERE and you can drive thru/pick up…yes, I can taste the loukoumades now.
September 9-17 (times vary by day)
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord NC
What a good ol’ county fair should be…food, rides, music, etc., and FUN for the whole family.
Saturday, September 10 @ 9-11:30am
Myers Park Baptist Church
Family fun with inflatables, a climbing wall, and dunking booth and more. Perfect start to your Saturday.
September 10 @ 11am-9pm
Anne Springs Close Greenway Ft Mill SC
Live music and barbeque…say no more. Cook teams from across the region to compete for trophies and prize money and some of the best bluegrass acts in the Carolinas. This year the music starts at 11am on Saturday.
September 10 @ 10am-4pm
Mint Museum Randolph
More than 50 North Carolina potters gather on the lawn of the Mint Museum Randolph to sell their creations. There will be pottery demonstrations, food, live music, and more, and your ticket is also valid for museum admission.
September 10 @ 12-6pm
AvidXchange Music Factory
Don’t miss what’s being called The Carolinas Largest Food Truck Festival. Over 100 trucks expected.
September 10 @ 2-9pm
Riverwalk Carolinas in Rock Hill
Celebrate fitness, food and fun this afternoon along the banks of the Catawba River.
September 16-October 30
A festival of sorts, we guess. Not recommended for children, get super scared at this annual weekends only event.
Celebrate the fall’s favorite fruit with family and friends today.
September 17 & 18 (times vary)
Check out the 21st year of this cultural festival presented by the Indian Association of Charlotte. Dance, art, exhibits and film. Children under 10 get FREE admission.
September 17 @ 5-9pm
The Sanctuary of Davidson sponsors this event where you can enjoy live music, wine, beer, and over 25 artisans displaying and selling their pieces.
September 22-25 : Times vary each day
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Car lovers, don’t miss it. Vendors, a kids’ play zone, fair food and more.
September 23-25- Times vary by day
Truly one of the BEST weekends in Charlotte. Festival in the Park celebrates 52 years with food, art and fun for all.
September 23 @ 6-10pm, September 24 @ 11am-10pm
Downtown Mount Holly
This festival has it all. Live music, awesome artists on display, food, and a kidzone complete with fencing, yoga, crafts and more.
September 23-25, September 30 & October 1-2
NC Transportation Museum in Spencer NC
Tickets always go fast for this annual event. If you have Thomas fans (or train fans), don’t miss out on the great family event.
September 23 @ 5-11pm, September 24 @ 11am-11pm
Rescue Squad Park
The Rotary Club of Denver Lake Norman sponsors this annual family-friendly festival.
September 24 @ 11am-7pm
Chestnut Square Park
Free admission…art, culture and family fun.
September 24 @ 10am-4pm
Art vendors, bluegrass music, pottery educations and barbeque…enjoy.
September 24 @ 10am-6pm
UNCC Main Campus
Dancing, parades, food, and an international marketplace are all part of the plan for this event.
September 24 @ 10am-6pm
St. Ann’s Catholic Church
Enjoy carnival food, games, rides, activities, church tours and more. Great fun for the whole family.
September 24 @ 12-5pm
Enjoy this FREE festival with art vendors, food vendors, a kids zone and art displays.
September 30 & October 1 @ 10am
VanHoy Farms in Harmony, NC
Don’t miss the Carolina Farm Trust’s annual music and food festival at the gorgeous VanHoy Farms.
October 1 @ 11am-7pm
Symphony Park at Southpark
Wine and food…festivals don’t get any better than that.
October 1 @ 12-7pm
North Tryon & 6th Street in Uptown Charlotte
Don’t miss this FREE festival, known as Charlotte’s Official Hispanic Heritage Festival.
Weekends October 1-November 20
Don’t miss out on this annual event that has been providing family fun for years.
October 8 @ 12-8pm
Symphony Park at Southpark
Music, food, cultural demos and more. Children 8 and under get in FREE.
October 14 @ 6-10pm, October 15 @ 10am-10pm
Pineville Lake Park
Music, rides, food, arts & crafts and LOTS of family fun.
October 15 @ 10am-6pm
Windy Hill Orchard
Tickets aren’t on sale yet, but they will go fast…don’t miss out.
October 15 @ 2-6pm
Southend (308 W. Carson Street)
A $50 ticket gets you unlimited tastings from over 25 vineyards. Proceeds benefit Classroom Central.
October 15 – Signings 10am-3pm, Monster Mash @ 7:30pm
Marriott Center City
Celebrate writing and reading with book signings and a costume party.
October 15 @ 10am, October 16 @ Noon
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
So much musical fun for the whole family. Kids can make their own instruments while the grown ups enjoy craft beer and cornhole.
October 21-23 – Times Vary by Day
Don’t miss this annual festival filled with hot air balloon fun. Food, music, balloon rides, a 5K, a kids’ zone and more!
October 23 @ 1-5pm
Uptown & Southend
Don’t miss this afternoon of truly “open” streets for biking, walking and exploring Charlotte.