With all that’s going on this weekend, there’s no excuse not to get out and enjoy all that the lake has to offer. Find musical performances, the 24th annual Sheepdog Trials & Dog Festival and more in our day-by-day round-up of what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:


The 2018 Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival
November 10 – 11 | Rural Hill, Huntersville

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The 23rd Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival features competitions, dog sports demonstrations, kids activities, food and beverage vendors, open trails, craft and cooking demonstrations and more.

3 Year Anniversary
November 9 – 11 | The Harp & Crown, Cornelius

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Help Harp and Crown celebrate three years with a weekend-long bash including music every day, plus drink specials and giveaways.

Chasing Gods
November 9 – 11 | Barber Theatre, Davidson

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Inspired by the events of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, this play by Paris Crayton, III follows one family’s journey through the effects of tragedy. $11.19 general admission.


Laurence Vickrey, Trinchero Family Estates
Wine Maestro, Mooresville | 6 – 8 p.m.

Laurence Vickrey of Trinchero Family Estates joins Wine Maestro for a Napa Valley wine tasting of Neyers Wines. $18 per person, plus discounts on retail bottles.

An Evening with Author Michel Stone
Main Street Books, Davidson | 7 – 8 p.m.

Join author Michel Stone for a discussion and signing of her second novel, Border Child, which follows Héctor and Lilia as they search for their infant daughter who vanished as they crossed from Mexico to the United States.

Piano Studio Fall Recital
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Davidson | 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Students from the studios of Cynthia Lawing and William Fried take center stage in Tyler-Tallman Hall for a program of solo and collaborative works. Free and open to the public.

Flower Design Class
Blumengärten, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

Instructors Emily and Denise will teach class participants how to make the perfect fall arrangement for your home. $65 per person. Call 704.892.7960 to reserve your spot.

Happy 20th Anniversary Ada Jenkins Center Picnic
Ada Jenkins Center, Davidson | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ada Jenkins Center with a potluck dinner (bring a dish to share).


2018 Veterans Day Event
BoatYard Eats, Cornelius | 5 p.m. – Midnight

Honor all veterans and current members of the military with a special concert at BoatYard Eats. In addition to a performance by the HC Oakes Band, attendees will witness a medallion dedication in honor of the NC men and women who lost their lives in Operation Iraqi Freedom, plus food and drink specials.


Rumor Mill Holiday Market
217 Depot Street, Davidson | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Start checking off your shopping list with the Rumor Mill Market Holiday Bazaar. Shop handmade crafts, decor, gifts and more, plus enjoy hot chocolate and raffles. Free admission.

3rd Annual Veterans Day Celebration
Huntersville- Concord Road, Huntersville | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Huntersville’s third annual Veterans Day Celebration will include live music by Tim Cook Band, airbrushed tattoos, cards for veterans, a parade and more.

Plum Creek Grand Opening
18928 Bartlette Creek Drive, Davidson | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Be there for the grand opening of Plum Creek Park, featuring tree planting with Trees Davidson, access to basketball and tennis courts and the chance to give input on future plans.

Sierra Nevada 38th Anniversary Celebration
Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse, Huntersville | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sierra Nevada will celebrate their 38th “beer-th” day with a tap takeover of 38 beers on tap, giveaways, beer samples, birthday cake and more.

Veterans Celebration Cruise In
Downtown Mooresville | 12 – 8 p.m.

In Mooresville, the Veterans Celebration includes a display of classic cars, food trucks and music by “The Catalinas”.

Honoring Our Heroes 5K
Lowe’s YMCA, Mooresville | 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lace up for the Honoring Our Heroes 5K, which will put your physical and mental strength to the ultimate test. $25 per person.

Sip & Taste with Chef Penny
Aloha Studio at N. Harbor, Davidson | 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Discover your favorite flavors in this blind taste testing of 10 chocolates from around the world and 10 fine wines. $50 per person.

Veteran’s Day Celebration with Shelley Ruffin + Soul Revival
Bin 110, Cornelius | 4 p.m. – Midnight

Bin 110’s second annual Veterans Day celebration will include a guest speaker, music by Shelley Ruffin + Soul Revival and more.


2018 Mooresville Veterans Parade
Downtown Mooresville | 2 – 4 p.m.

Grab a spot along Main Street for the Mooresville Veterans Day parade, where you’ll see classic cars, military vehicles and veteran heroes themselves.

Sunday Jazz Jam
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 6 – 9 p.m.

Join Brian Burton (drums) and Scott McCloud (bass) in the ultimate Sunday jam session every second and fourth Sunday. Musicians of all kinds are welcome to participate.

Sunday Jazz
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 2 – 4 p.m.

Round out the weekend with the smooth sounds of George Hoar and Mike Zinna Jazz and a glass of vino.