From spooky tours to tasty treats there’s a lot of fall fun happening at the Lake this month. Don’t miss new art exhibitions, festivals, yoga + beer, concerts, and fall fun runs.
Mud at the Mill
Cornelius Art Center
Now – November 2
This juried show features works by local artists that incorporate clay, either functional or sculptural, and will be on display, and available for purchase, in the Cornelius Arts Center gallery.
Tuesday, October 8
$10.00 gets you a pint and a great yoga lesson provided by Huntersville based iShine Yoga.
Davidson College Men’s Soccer vs. UMass
Alumni Soccer Stadium, Davidson College Campus
Tuesday, October 9
Cheer on Davidson Men’s Soccer when they host UMass.
Davidson Community Players’ Third Annual Boos & Brews Short Play Festival
Davidson Community Players
Wednesday, October 10 – 13
Armour Street Theatre
At each performance every audience member will be given a list of the shows on a note card, circle their favorite and drop the form into a box. The top vote-getter will be awarded $100.
Gala at the Lake
Your ticket price includes food, drinks, music, live + silent auctions, hand-crafted cocktails with cotton candy and more. Grab your friends for a fun Thursday night. All proceeds benefit the Pounding For Parker Foundation. Note: Dress is Lakeside Luxe.
Veteran’s Park, Huntersville
Downtown Music Series located at Veterans Park, between Main and Maxwell. Bring your lawn chair and blankets.
Sip & Stitch
Hearts on Fiber
Friday, October 11
Join Hearts On Fiber as they partner with Davidson Wine Co. for Sip and Stitch. Enjoy some amazing wine, meet up with fellow crafters and also, maybe get some stitching done in between sips.
Bailey Road Park
Saturday, October 12
This annual family-friendly event is one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in Lake Norman and attracts thousands of guests each year. This year’s Laketoberfest will feature a dozen local craft breweries, food trucks, vendors, kid’s zone, and live music! Admission and parking are free.
Boatyard Beer Fest
Saturday, October 19
Ticket includes 5 drink tickets & free entry to Trial By Fire.
First Annual Fall FurFest
Beaver Dam Historic House
Saturday, October 19 Bring your friendly, well socialized dog or come and meet our Assistance dogs in training. Food trucks and craft beer and canine costume contests.
Halloween Costume Party & Contest
Hunter House and Gardens
Saturday, October 19
Step into a Hogwarts inspired night filled with thrills and chills. Costume party with prizes. Entry includes a spooktacular themed light buffet, live music and more. Adults only.
Hooked on Cornelius
Saturday, October 19
Partners Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and North Carolina Wildlife Resources host a free fishing event. Fishing rods will be available for participant use during the event. Kids + adults.
Fall Fest 2019 Beer Festival
Sunday, October 20
Live bands, food trucks, local breweries, ciders, wine and craft vendors.
Monday, October 21
Andrew Rippeon is a visiting Assistant Professor in the College Writing Program at Davidson College, and is the founder of the Davidson College Letterpress Lab. Rippeon will read work from his books Priest, Porches, Sampler, and his current work-in-progress, Spirit Duplicator.
Davidson’s Halloween March
Friday, October 25
The Town of Davidson celebrates the Halloween with the traditional Halloween March along Main Street. Line up at town hall to parade along Main Street to receive treats from merchants and organizations.
Spooky Tales in the Dark
Historic Latta Plantation
Friday, October 25 – 26
Spooky candlelight tour in the dark at Historic Latta Plantation – spine chilling tours throughout the historic home and kitchen house; followed by hot cider and cookies fireside.
Fall Festival and Grand Re-Opening at North County Regional Library
North County Regional Library
Saturday, October 26
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library hosts a Fall Fest for the Grand Re-Opening at North County Regional Library with a ribbon cutting ceremony and lots of activities inside and outside the branch.
Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights
Carolina Renaissance Festival
Saturday, October 26 – 27
One of the largest costume parties in the Carolinas; the Carolina Renaissance Festival becomes the place to celebrate Halloween. Children and parents will enjoy the fun and safe trick or treating experience with free treats to be found at over 100 locations throughout the Festival Village.
The Great Pumpkin Run
Saturday, November 2
Tackle 3.1 miles that covers the grounds of the farm. Traverse meadows, dash through the woods, and meander past autumn crops before celebrating everything that’s great about fall at the finish line.