Who says all the fun is Uptown? We’ve rounded up the must-know news and events happening on the south side of town this month. From fall festivals to must-know wine specials, south Charlotte is the place to be in October.









Co now open in Waverly

The Southeast Asian fusion restaurant serving noodles, pho, sushi and banh mi, is ready to become your new favorite. Visit at 7416 Waverly Walk Avenue.

Grill’n & Chill’n BBQ Cook-Off
October 13-15 | Downtown Waxhaw | 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

During Waxhaw’s Autumn Treasures Festival, don’t miss your chance to sample barbecue from both professional and backyard teams as they battle for prizes and championship titles. Public tasting starts at 1:30 p.m.

Big View Pumpkin Baking Class
Thursday, October 19th | Big View Diner | 6:30 p.m.

Don’t just pin all the fall recipes, learn how to whip them up yourself! The chefs at Big View Diner will teach you how to make pumpkin gooey butter cake with spiced ice cream, pumpkin sticky buns and classic pumpkin pie. Plus, dinner is included! $45 per person.


Fall Frolic on the Greenway 
Saturdays and Sundays in October | 2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill

Through October 29, bring the whole family for fall fun on the Greenway. Now in its eighth year, the weekend-long festival includes a petting zoo, corn maze, horse rides, face painting, kayaking and more. $10 per person for Greenway members and $12 for non-members.

Autumn Treasures
October 13-15 | Downtown Waxhaw

Stroll the streets of downtown Waxhaw during Autumn Treasures. The offers goods from local crafters, music from local acts and a kid’s zone with inflatables, carnival rides and more.

Fall Festival
Saturday, October 14 | MillBridge, Waxhaw | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The seventh annual Fall Festival features tons of family fun, friendly competitions, a corn hole tournament and chili cook-off.

Tega Cay Fall Festival
Saturday, October 21 | Philip T. Glennon Community Center | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Get into the season with a day full of fall activities. The 2017 Tega Cay Fall Festival features live music from Sonic Rewind, entertainment performances throughout the day, a kids’ zone, pumpkin patch, contests, food trucks, beer garden and a variety of local vendors.

Stallings Fest
Saturday, October 21 | Stallings Park | 12 – 8 p.m.

In Stallings, their biggest event of the year includes amusement rides, face painters, balloon art, acts, bands, food trucks and fireworks.

Arboretum Tricks ‘n Treats
Saturday, October 21 | The Arboretum Shopping Center | 3:30 p.m.

Tricks ‘n Treats is back for another round of pre-Halloween fun. The free family event features face painting, a pumpkin patch, a visit from some superheroes and of course, lots of candy! Proceeds from the pumpkin patch will go to the Autism Society of North Carolina.


Millscapes Reception
Thursday, October 12 | Center for the Arts, Rock Hill | 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the current exhibit that explores the gradual decline of mill towns and their transformation into bustling, modern communities that weave together the past, the present and the future. Chris Evans’ work will be on display through October 29.

Fort Mill Friday Night Crawl
Friday, October 20 | Main Street, Fort Mill | 5 p.m.

The Friday Night Downtown Crawl is back. Enjoy shopping with local merchants, live music and performers, art gallery open houses and kids activities on the closed off streets of Fort Mill.


Bone Bash
Saturday, October 14 | Carmel Country Club | 7 p.m.

Don your best costume for the Charlotte Bone Bash. The Arthritis Foundation will honor members of the arthritis community for their service to local arthritis patients, and guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, bar, music and dancing, entertainment, silent auction, costume contest and a presentation hosted by the Foundation. Proceeds support the Arthritis Foundation’s research, advocacy and public health programs.

Ballantyne Whiskey Fest
Saturday, October 21 | The Ballantyne | All day beginning at noon

Calling all whiskey lovers! The Ballantyne Whiskey Fest is an all-day celebration featuring tastings from around the world, educational seminars, cocktail demonstrations and a Bourbon Ball Dinner. $275 per person, includes admission to the tasting, two educational seminars, cocktails and dinner. Twenty percent of the event’s proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Reservations are required at (704) 248-4100.

Wednesday, October 25 | Blackfinn – Ballantyne | 5 p.m.

What pairs best with Halloween candy? Wine of course! Enjoy complimentary wine samples perfectly paired with your favorite Halloween treats.

Bar Crawl ~ Crawloween
Saturday, October 28 | Baxter Village | 4 p.m.

Crawl your way through Baxter Village to get into the Halloween spirit. The fun starts at grapevine and continues to Akahana Bistro, Beef O’Brady’s, Six Pence Pub, Dirty Martini Lounge and The Fish Market, each offering drink or food specials for crawlers. Plus, win prizes for best costume!


Noah Graham Foundation 4 Miler
Sunday, October 22 | McAlpine Creek Park | 9 a.m.

Help support amilies who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or infant and child loss in honor of Noah Graham Williams. The four-mile race benefits the Noah Graham Foundation and KinderMourn.