Fall into fun at one of the many upcoming festivals around town. We’ve got the scoop on all the details from picking pumpkins to cultural experiences.

Yiasou Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Thursday, September 5-8
Enjoy cultural exhibits, food, entertainment, live music, dancing, wine tastings, art and the Kids Playland with rides, face painting and games.

World L!t Street Festival
Camp North End Saturday, September 7
Enjoy street food and music from around the globe, and shop the marketplace.

Sunflower Festival at Springs Farm
Saturday, September 14-15
Food trucks, vendors, wagon rides and cut-your-own sunflowers.

The Great Pumpkin Fest
Carowinds
September 14-October 27
Family-friendly Halloween attractions for young children, including a costume parade, hay-bale maze, foam zone, pedal tractors and rides.

Festival in the Park
Freedom Park
Friday, September 20-22
Enjoy music, food, vendors, talented artists and a relaxed atmosphere in Freedom Park.

Downtown Davidson Fall Arts Crawl
Saturday, September 21
Stroll the historic streets of Downtown Davidson while browsing more than 40 of the area’s best artisans and enjoying live music and an interactive children’s art area.

Latin American Festival
Saturday, September 21
Featuring Latin American food, performances, crafts, art and activities for the whole family. This year’s festival headliners are Nacho and Celso Piña.

UNC Charlotte International Festival
Saturday, September 21
Art, crafts, costumes, food, music, dance and games combine to create the experience of traveling the globe in one day.

El Grito Mexican Independence Festival
Sunday, September 22
Enjoy Mexican street food, live music, cultural dances, vendors, lucha libre, outdoor games and bounce houses for the kids. Mexican attire is welcome and encouraged.

‘Tawba Walk Arts and Music Festival
Saturday, September 28
Showcasing local vendors, two stages of live entertainment, local craft beer, food trucks and kids’ zone with inflatables and more.

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Denver Days
Friday, October 4-5
Food, carnival rides and live music. Blue Monday performs Friday evening, and La Acoustics and Kelby Costner perform on Saturday.

Queen Charlotte Fair, Concord
Friday, October 4-13
Family-friendly entertainment, carnival rides and food.

Carolina Renaissance Festival
Saturday, Oct 5 – November 24
Filled with charming cottages, castles, kitchens and pubs, all with simulated architecture of a 16th century European village. Jousting, falconry and more.

Charlotte UNITE Festival, NoDa Brewing Company
Saturday, October 5
Live music, food from different cultures, craft beer, a kids’ zone and community speakers.

Family Fall Festival in Indian Trail
Saturday, October 5
Local vendors, rides, performances, games and more at Chestnut Square Park.

Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival, Mooresville
Saturday, October 5 – 27
Pumpkin slingshot, giant corn box, straw castle, pumpkin patch, horse drawn wagon rides through the farm to feed the animals, such as giraffes, zebras and bison and more.

USNWC Fall Festival
Saturday, October 5
Enjoy cider sampling and the entertaining BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Competition. Take part in the trail race, yoga or regular pass activities all while enjoying live music.

Festival of India
Saturday, October 12 – 13
Showcasing diversity of Indian dance, food, art and music. Guests can enjoy yoga, henna tattoos and a kids’ art corner.

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Huntersville Fall Festival
Saturday, October 12
Local art and craft booths, children’s games and crafts, inflatables, scarecrow making, food trucks, a pumpkin patch and live entertainment.

Carolina Balloonfest, Statesville
Friday October 18-20
Bring your cameras, lawn chairs, and blankets to experience a family-friendly festival featuring more than 50 hot air balloons, live music, food, wine and craft beer, kids’ zone, and artisan marketplace.

Image: @CarolinaBalloonFest

Pineville Fall Festival
Friday, October 18 – 19
Enjoy food, music, rides, art and vendors. National country music recording artist, Jake Rose will headline Saturday night.

Lincoln County Apple Festival
Saturday, October 19
Festival attracts more than 60,000 visitors each year to enjoy crafts, food, entertainment, kids’ attractions and plenty of apples.

Mint Hill Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 26
Scarecrow decorating contest, photo opportunities in the pumpkin patch, pumpkin bowling, face painting, inflatables, food and games.

Statesville Pumpkin Fest
Saturday, November 2
Compete in the 5K, pumpkin pie-eating contest or cornhole tournament. Enjoy vendors, local food, the craft beer garden, classic cars, live music and the kids’ zone with pumpkin activities and rides.

2019 Queen City Fall Festival
Saturday, November 16
Enjoy food trucks, entertainment, face painting, bounce house, free giveaways and crafts.