A busy fall season around the lake continues this weekend with an agenda filled with foodie fun, an Oktoberfest, art showcases and even excitement at the race track. Here’s your guide to what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:
Block Wine Tasting
Block Bistro, Huntersville | 6:30 p.m.
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Find a new favorite as you taste your way through five unique wine samples. Stay for appetizers or dinner. $10 per person.
Crafty Beer Guys, Huntersville | Oct. 6 – 8
Our friends at Crafty Beer Guys are loading up the tap list with a variety of traditional and seasonal beers, while McCraw’s BBQ prepares a special menu of German fare including brats, pretzels, kraut and more.
Open Mic Night
Studio 13, Cornelius | 8 p.m.
Experience the area’s premier talent with Bella Love’s Open Mic and Feature Show, every first and third Thursday. $5 per person, $3 for performers.
26 Acres Popup Market
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company | 4 p.m.
You don’t have to go far to get your next best gift. Shop local with the help of local artists incluing The Blue Family Farm Table, Gilbert Creations, Kathleen Levren Jewelry and more. Plus, food trucks and drinks onsite.
Party on the Plaza
The Wine Room at Afton Village | 7 p.m.
Kick off your weekend with live music and vino on the plaza.
Odina Wood Art Reception at High Branch
High Branch Brewing Co. | 7 p.m.
Odina Wood Art will be the first featured in High Branch’s new local art display. Meet the artist, Amanda, and shop the works for sale.
Fall for Peru
Magnolia Woods, Huntersville | 7 p.m.
The Third Annual Fall for Peru event features live music, Peruvian inspired food, beverages and shopping opportunities to support young survivors of sexual abuse at Casa del Buen Trato Hovde shelter in Huánuco, Peru and the organization Recovering Hope. $75 per person.
Mooresville Wiener Race
Downtown Mooresville | 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
It’s a day for celebrating the much beloved Dachshund breed with Wiener Races, contests, raffle prizes and more. Vendors will also be onsite with dog related merchandise and food. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Lake Norman Humane.
Harvest Festival 2017
2200 Coddle Creek Hwy, Mooresville | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Coddle Creek Farms’ Inaugural Harvest Festival will feature a farm store full of local products, honey, nut butters, baked goods, apples and more. To celebrate, they’ll also have mini pumpkin painting, discounted items, free hot dogs and samples.
Grand Re-Opening Block Party
OakStreet Mill Antiques LLC | 1 p.m.
After getting a quick face lift, Oak Street Mill Antiques is back and better than ever. Expect live music from “Doesn’t Madder”, food trucks, local beer from Eleven Lakes Brewing, kids activities, door prizes and more as they re-open with over 75 vendors.
17th Annual All American Dog Show
Bailey Road Park Track & Field, Cornelius | 3 p.m.
The 17th Annual All American Dog Show offers fun contests, vendor tents, concessions, children’s activities, a parade and more. Registration is $10 per dog for two contests and $1 for each additional. Spectators are welcome!
Bank of America 500
Charlotte Motor Speedway | 2 p.m.
Start your engines for the Bank of America 500, part of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Start off with concerts and special events throughout the weekend, then stick around to cheer and see who will be first to cross the finish line.