There’s something fun for  everyone during the first full weekend of fall. Here’s what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:



25th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival
16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville | September 29 – November 18

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The Carolina Renaissance Festival is back with medieval fun for the whole family. Take in the festival foods, artisan demonstrations, jousting and more through November 18. Just for opening weekend, get two-for-one admission with a coupon available at Autobell, Chick-fil-A and Jersey Mike’s.




Wine Dinner
On The Nines, Mooresville | 7 – 10 p.m.

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The Villa Antinori dinner treats guests to a four-course tasting menu and wine pairings. View the full menu here. Call 704.799.4240 to reserve your spot.


LangTree LIVE: Heart Breaker – On The Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute
LangTree Lake Norman, Mooresville | 7 p.m.

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On the Border, The Ultimate Eagles Tribute, takes the stage at this week’s LangTree Live concert series. Visit the shopping and restaurant retailers, grab a craft beer from D9 Brewery and park your lawn chair to enjoy the show. Admission is free.


Eleven Lakes Beer Dinner
Harvey’s, Cornelius | 6:30 p.m.

Harvey’s in Cornelius will team up with Eleven Lakes Brewery for a four-course pairing dinner by chef duo Josh McCracken and Oscar Lorenzo. $35 per person.


DIY Terrarium Bar with Michelle Pentoney
Bells Box, Cornelius | 6:30 p.m.

Kick off your weekend with some DIY as Owner of Hive and Co. Michelle Pentoney teaches participants how to make your own terrarium. $40 per person.




Beer and Wine Tasting
Hunter House & Gardens, Huuntersville | 5 – 8 p.m.

Sip and savor 15 local, regional and national craft beers or wines for just $15, plus enjoy live music. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.


20th Anniversary Celebration and Music Festival
Summit Coffee Co., Davidson | 4 – 10 p.m.

Help Summit Coffee Co. celebrate twenty years with a full live music line-up from 4 – 10 p.m. with sales benefitting victims of Hurricane Florence. Music schedule:

4-5pm: Jamie Hofmeister-Cline
5-6pm: Mike Alicke
6-8pm: Paul Atkinson
8-10pm: Mike Strauss Trio


4th Annual Fall for Peru Event
Magnolia Woods, Huntersville | 7 – 11 p.m.

The 4th annual Fall for Peru event includes Peruvian inspired food, live music by Old Paper Crane, beer and wine, a silent auction, vendors and a message from the guest speaker. Fall for Peru supports Recovering Hope and their mission to support young survivors of sexual abuse at the Casa del Buen Trato Hovde shelter in Huanuco, Peru.


Al’s Octoberfest Party
Al’s Bar & Grille, Huntersville | 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Enjoy beer and food specials, plus live music by John Sullivan Band and DJ Jeremy.




Lake Norman Summer Concert Series
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius | 5 – 10 p.m.

The Lake Norman Summer Concert Series returns with live music by The Dukes & Smith Band and the Jill Goodson Band. Plus, enjoy food trucks, street vendors, beer releases and more.


13th Annual Run for Green
The Town Green, Davidson | 6 a.m.

Lace up for the 13th annual Run for Green benefitting the Davidson Lands Conservatory. Choose from three route options (a half-marathon, 10K and a 5K), and then enjoy beer on the Village Green and live music by The Southern Style Band.


Fall Into Huntersville
NorthCross Shopping Center, Huntersville | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m

The annual Fall Into Huntersville festival presented by the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce features local businesses, kids activities, music by DJ Lamb and more.


10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Davidson Chocolate Company, Davidson | Noon – 6 p.m.

Help Davidson Chocolate Co. celebrate their tenth anniversary with a 10% discount storewide, a free tote with purchase (while supplies last), raffles, kids activities, music and of course, birthday cake.


The Great Chili Cookoff
Iredell County Fairgrounds, Troutman | 3 – 8 p.m.

The tenth annual Great Chili Cook-Off includes chili tastings and awards, plus live music and a huge kids’ zone. $10 per person, kids nine and under are free.


K Craft Beer and Wine, Mooresville | 4 – 11 p.m.

K Craft Beer and Wine’s third Octoberfest includes a buffet with German fare, German beer, and entertainment in the biergarten and on the main stage inside.




2nd Annual Craft Beer FallFest
Jetton Village, Cornelius | 1 – 7 p.m.

Craft Beer FallFest 2018 will include 12 beer vendors, 40 small business vendors, two live bands, kids activities, a wine tent and more.


Oktoberfest at King Canary
King Canary Brewing Company, Mooresville | Noon – 8 p.m.

At King Canary Brewing Company, a day of traditional celebrations includes dishes from the Strudelteig, crafts and their Marzen in the taproom.


Our Stories, Our Voices
Main Street Books, Davidson | 3 – 4 p.m.

Main Street Books will host a panel of five of the contributors to Our Stories, Our Voices: Amy Reed, Amber Smith, Alexandra Duncan, Jaye Robin Brown and Tracy Walker, to speak on growing up female in today’s America.