New & To Do at Rea Farms, Waverly, Indian Land, Ballantyne, Blakeney, Waxhaw & More. News from South of 51 for October

Catch up on the latest news south of 51 with our round-up of new openings, must-do food, wine and fitness events, plus plenty of Halloween options for the kids.

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Lore Brewing Company – Open now

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A new brewery has opened at 1218 Rosemont Dr Suite 100 in Indian Land. Their starting line up of brews includes the Guess My Name Golden Ale, Lost Lore IPA, Pale Pixie Pale Ale, Sacred Bullet Saison and White Doe Wit. They also have wine selections and Windy Hill cider on tap. Visit Tuesday-Wednesday 4-10 p.m., Thursday 4-11 p.m., Friday 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-12 a.m., and Sunday 12-9 p.m.

The Improper Pig Rea Farms – Opening soon!

Soon, barbecue lovers in South Charlotte will be able to enjoy The Improper Pig’s classic and distinctive takes on Southern fare. Guest favorites include traditional pulled pork and St. Louis-style ribs, which share a menu with globally-inspired flavors like Korean barbecue salmon and Thai and hoisin sauces. Find them within the next two weeks at 9855 Sandy Rock Place, Suite A

Foxcroft Wine Co., Waverly – Coming soon!

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Foxcroft Wine Co. is getting closer to opening their third Charlotte-area location in south Charlotte’s popular Waverly development. Find them soon at 7416 Waverly Walk Avenue Suite H-1.

Pizza Peel Rea Farms – Coming soon!

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Keep a watch out for Pizza Peel’s newest location, coming soon to 9905 Sandy Rock Pl. in Rea Farms.

Fall drink specials at Civetta Italian Kitchen + Bar

Wind down from the workday with Civetta’s new daily drink specials:

  • Monday: $3 Peroni
  • Wednesday: $5 rose all day and $5 Pinot Project Rosè
  • Thursday: $5 draft beers
  • Friday: $5 Seasonal Cellos


Cyclebar + Sweatnet Dropsound Event
October 10 | Waverly Terrace | 5:30 / 6:30 p.m.

Grab a pair of headphones, hop on a bike and sweat it out at Cycle Bar + Sweatnet’s silent disco 45-minute cycle class. Register here for the 5:30pm class, and here for the 6:30pm class.

Autumn Treasures 2019
October 12-13 | Town of Waxhaw

There’s something for everyone at Waxhaw’s Autumn Treasures festival: local craft vendors for the shoppers, a public BBQ tasting for the foodies and a kids zone for the little ones. Learn more and plan your trip here.

Training on Tap
October 17 | Sara’s YMCA

Join Sara’s YMCA for its annual Training on Tap event featuring food, drinks, live music and a great lineup of free group workouts at Brixham Tent. Social hour starts at 4:30 p.m., with free, drop-in workouts available from 5:30-7 p.m.

Fall Festival Pop-Up Market
October 19 | Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shop more than 35 vendors offering home decor, artisan foods, beauty products, gifts and more. The day also features live music and visits from live alpacas.

Breast Cancer Awareness 3K Walk
October 19 | Promenade On Providence | 8 a.m.

The Home Depot in partnership with Carolina Breast Friends will host this Breast Cancer Awareness 3K Walk that includes powerful survivor stories, refreshments, workshops, games and more.

Ballantyne Bootcamp Series
Thursdays through October 17 | 5:30 p.m. | Brixham Tent, Ballantyne

Take your fitness to a new level at this free fall Ballantyne Bootcamp Series powered by Atrium Health. Sara’s YMCA instructors will lead a group workout for all fitness levels every Thursday through October 17.

Big South 5K Road Race
October 26 | Blakeney Shopping Center | 8 a.m.

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The Big South 5K Road Race is back for its 9th year. The course starts and ends at the Blakeney Shopping Center, and proceeds benefit middle school athletics in the area.

Free Yoga on The Green
Saturdays through October | Promenade on Providence | 10 a.m.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Yoga Your Way 2 Better Running will host a a free yoga event every Saturday morning through October. Don’t forget to bring your own mat.


Chopt Launches Kids Menu, Chopt Jr. at Blakeney Location October 12

Chopt Creative Salad Co. will launch its first-ever kids menu this month, with a special “kids eat free” event at Chopt’s Blakeney location on October 12. The menu will include signature kids customizable salads and warm bowls, plus Chopt Dippers, a category that features reimagined quesadillas and chicken fingers with house-made dressings for dipping. Future menus will also include seasonal options.

Bring the kids to the Blakeney location from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. for the “kids eat free” event that will turn the bustling restaurant into a kid-centric eatery including interactive activities, entertainment, samples and a kids-only ordering line and seating.

Wine and Your Mom’s Donut Pairing
October 17 | Seaboard Brewing – Taproom – Wine Bar, Matthews | 7 p.m.

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Enjoy a fun pairing of 5 wines with local mini-treats by Your Mom’s Donuts. $30 for wine club members and $35 for non-members.

Beer Club of Ballantyne
October 18 | The Ballantyne Hotel | 6:30 p.m.

Head to The Ballantyne for a five-course beer dinner featuring Wicked Weed Brewing. $75 plus tax and gratuity. RSVP to (704) 248-4100.

26th Annual Apple Harvest Festival
October 19 | Windy Hill Orchard | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Celebrate the end of apple picking season at the 26th Annual Apple Harvest Festival, featuring live music, a hard cider bar, hayrides, cider donuts, local BBQ, kids activities, apple butter making and more.

Oktoberfest 2019
October 19 | Old Town Rock Hill | 4-10 p.m.

This annual event brings a touch of Bavaria to the streets of Old Town, with authentic German food & beer, games, music, and a lederhosen and dirndls costume contest.

Wine & Paint at DreamChaser’s
October 20 | The DreamChaser’s Brewery | 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy a fall Sunday afternoon of painting and sipping at The DreamChaser’s Brewery. $30 per person. To register, contact Lisa Yarwasky, Paint It By Lisa at [email protected] or 794-497-9844

Orin Swift Wine Dinner
October 23 | The Pump House

Enjoy five courses of delicious dishes from Executive Chef Michael Griswold, paired with 5 delicious wines from Orin Swift. $99++ per person. Call 803.329.8888 to reserve your spot.

Scotch Club at Ballantyne
October 25 | The Ballantyne Hotel | 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a selection of Dalmore Scotch and Chef small plate pairings at The Ballantyne. $95 plus tax and gratuity. RSVP to (704) 248-4100.


Movies at Rea Park
October 11, 18 | Rea Farms | 6:30 p.m.

Bring your blankets or chairs and enjoy family-friendly movies on the big screen at Rea Park. Remaining dates include showings of Shrek and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Trick or Treat & Outdoor Movie Hocus Pocus
October 19 | Promenade On Providence | 5 p.m.

At Promenade on Providence, kids can trick-or-treat with merchants plus enjoy a screening of Hocus Pocus on the outdoor big screen. Don’t forget your costumes!

Arboretum Tricks-N-Treats
October 19 | The Arboretum Shopping Center | 3-6 p.m.

The whole family can enjoy pumpkin decorating, costumes, face painting games and, of course, plenty of candy.

Halloween at Waverly
October 26 | Waverly | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Halloween celebration at Waverly kicks off at PetPeople with a costume parade featuring both four-legged and two-legged friends. The day continues with treats from JJ’s Red Hots and a costume contest.

Fright Night 2019
October 26 | Downtown Waxhaw | 4 p.m.

Head to Downtown Waxhaw for trick-or-treating in the downtown business district, costume contests, a haunted maze in the David G. Barnes downtown park, scavenger hunt, spooky carriage rides and more.

Monster Mash
October 26 | Rea Farms | 3:30 – 7 p.m.

Enjoy trick-or-treating throughout Rea Farms shops, plus face painting, arts and crafts, and a DJ. Stick around for a screening of Hotel Transylvania on video wall (don’t forget blankets and chairs).


Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!