Fill your calendar with delightful events south of the Southpark crowds. Here’s what to have on your calendar to taste, experience and celebrate this November in the towns and venues in our southern most Charlotte area:
Wine Tasting ~ Tastes of Thanksgiving in Fort Mill
Tuesday, November 14 | grapevine Wine Shop Fort Mill | 7 p.m.
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Get ready to host on Turkey Day with a tasting of six wines worthy of pairing with your Thanksgiving feast. Attendees will sip:
- Maurice Bonnamy Cremant de Loire Brut
- Mimi Provence Grande Reserve Cotes de Provence
- Montinore Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
- 3 Badge Moobuzz Grenache Syrah Mourvedre
- Revelry Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alpha Omega II Proprietary Red Blend
$15 per person. Reservations are required and can be made online.
Bourbon Dinner in Rock Hill
Wednesday, November 15 | The Pump House | 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a five-course dinner crafted by The Pump House’s executive chef, artfully paired with five bourbons. $70 per person.
Pie 101 Baking Class
Thursday, November 16 | 6:30 p.m.
Dust off your pie-making skills before Thanksgiving with the help of the professionals at Big View Diner. You’ll learn to make:
- Pear & Dried Cherry Frangipane Tart
- Big View Apple Pie
- Coconut Cream Pie
- Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon Vanilla Whip Cream
Plus, dinner is included! $45 per person. Click here to snag your spot.
Beaujolais Nouveau Day
Thursday, November 16 | Seaboard Taproom & Wine Bar, Matthews | 5-11 p.m.
In France, fireworks and festivals mark the release of the first wine of the season. In Matthews, Seaboard Taproom & Wine Room is celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau day with an inaugural all day event. Enjoy the new wine, a featured wine list from the region and more. Before heading out, grab a bottle or case to-go for the holidays. Plus, a food truck onsite and music from Lisa deNovo.
The Whiskey Club at Ballantyne – Wild Turkey
Friday, November 24 | Ballantyne Hotel & Spa | 6:30 p.m.
Before you make your own turkey on Thanksgiving, try a taste of Wild Turkey at the next Whiskey Club at Ballantyne. Taste Wild Turkey 101, Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel, Russell’s Reserve 10 year Bourbon and Russell’s Reserve Rye, each paired with light hors d’oeuvres. $65 per person. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your spot.
November 15-18 | The Ballantyne Hotel & Spa | 1-4 p.m.
Make plans to enjoy this Romani-themed specialty tea, featuring a fortune teller and the option to add a “Your Fortune” Cocktail for $10. $45 for adults and $25 for children ages 5-12, excluding tax & gratuity. Reservations are required at 704.248.4100.
Friday, November 17 | 300 Main St, Rock Hill | 6 p.m.
Rain couldn’t damper the fun to be had at Juneteenth Food Truck Friday Concert. Come out for the rainy day replay on November 17 for live music, vendors, family fun and food trucks.
Art Party! at Overhead Station in Rock Hill
November 17-18 | Multiple venues | Open at 10 a.m.
Celebrate the work of three local artists, Sarah Kennedy Irwin, MC Churchill-Nash, and Seymour Simmons, by mingling at businesses in downtown Rock Hill. Host venues include Legal Remedy Brewing, The White Home and Gallery 5. Fill up your punch card for special prizes and gifts!
Ciel Gallery Reception
Friday, November 17 | 6 p.m.
View Ciel Gallery’s exclusive display at Gallery Restaurant during an artist reception. Guests will be able to browse art available for purchase, mingle with artists and enjoy light appetizers and cocktails.
Turkey Dash 2017
Thursday, November 23 | 8410 Rea Rd. | 8:15 a.m.
Before digging into your Thanksgiving feast, lace up with family, friends and neighbors at the 5th Turkey Dash. The four mile race starts and finishes at Village at Robinson Farms. Looking for a shorter route? Opt for the one mile fun run/walk. Register online here.
3rd Annual Wine ‘n Wags in Waxhaw
Wednesday, November 29 | Black Chicken Waxhaw | 5 p.m.
Join the Black Chicken Wine Cellar in supporting Project 2 Heal’s mission to provide service dogs or Veterans and children with special needs. The evening including four wine tastings raffles, giveaways, appetizers and a meet and greet with pups in training. $35 per person. Proceeds benefit Project 2 Heal.
Winter Wonderland Craft Fair at Anne Springs Close
Saturday, November 25 | Anne Springs Close Greenway | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Over 150 artists and crafters from around the region will be ready to help you check off your holiday shopping list at this year’s Winter Wonderland Craft Fair. Shop pottery, jewelry, clothing, woodwork, candles and more. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
Food Truck Friday & Ice Rink Opening Night
Friday, November 17 | Fountain Park, Rock Hill | 6 p.m.
Kick off the holiday cheer as Founders Holiday Ice Rink opens for the season. After gliding around the rink ($10 per person), enjoy food trucks, free kids activities and live music from Fantasy Band. Admission is free.
Tree Lighting at Blakeney
Saturday, November 18 | 5-9 p.m.
It won’t be long before Santa himself makes his appearance at Blakeney Shopping Center. Gather ’round for the tree lighting then pose for pictures and visit with Santa until 9 p.m. See here for Santa’s Workshop’s hours of operation.
Gingerbread House Contest and Display
Wednesday, November 29 | ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, SC | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The holiday season starts out sweet with Rock Hill’s Gingerbread House Contest and Display. View houses created by professional bakers, culinary students and amateurs and vote for your favorite. Winners to be announced the following Saturday at the Center for the Arts. Free to public, $10 entry fee for participants. Entries are due on Wednesday, November 29th.