Sep
17
to Oct 30

The Great Pumpkin Fest - Carowinds

Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 17 - Oct. 30 During the day, Carowinds puts the “Wee!” in Halloween. The Great Pumpkin Fest has family-friendly Halloween attractions for the little ghosts and goblins from 11:00am – 5:00pm including a costume parade, foam zone, mazes and more! It’s kid-sized frights that every age will love and of course, all of your favorite rides. It’s all fun and no fear at Carowinds. Join us for a day packed with Halloween fun on Saturdays & Sundays from Sept. 17 through Oct. 30.

Information & Amenities
Admission:$25-$50
Age Range:All Ages
Location:Regional, South Charlotte
Payment Methods:American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard
Type:Halloween Event
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Pumpkin Festival-Farmer Copleys
Oct
7
to Oct 29

Pumpkin Festival-Farmer Copleys

From 7th October to 29th October 2017
From 10:00 am till 4:00 pm
At Farmer Copleys

Not Long now… the pumpkins have flowered and growing well. This year we have planted in excess of 120,000 pumpkin plants of every shape size and colour, to ensure you find your perfect pumpkin. There will be a rainbow of pumpkins, red, green, white, blue, black, yellow, mixed, warty and of course orange!

The witch is coming back and will be story telling throughout the day with her fellow witches, all friendly witches of course at Farmer Copleys. The fancy dress parade will be taking place daily at 2:30pm outside The Witches Kitchen, so don your best fall fancy dress, have your face painted at the festival and enter the parade, prize for every child. Adults are also encouraged to join in the festivities with their outfits.

The Inter-school Pumpkin Challenge encourages schools with a garden or allotment who have grown pumpkins to bring their best one down to the farm for judging. The classes include, The Largest Pumpkin – diameter at the widest part, The Heaviest Pumpkin – usually a different pumpkin and The Most Perfect Pumpkin – looking for even shape and good skin set. All children get to experience the farm and pumpkins, including trying pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, pork & pumpkin sausage and anything else we think they might like. If you would like to be involved please e-mail heather@farmercopleys.co.uk, please let us know number of students attending for catering requirements.  Event Date: 12th October 2017 2:00pm in the Farm Shop, see you there.

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Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF)
Oct
19
to Oct 22

Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF)

Carolina BalloonFest is a fun-filled weekend of outstanding entertainment, attractions and family activities. Bring cameras, lawn chairs and blankets to bask in the beautiful Carolina autumn weather as the backdrop to all the sights and sounds of over 50 colorful hot air balloons which are scheduled to launch twice daily. 50 Hot Air Balloons. Special Shapes. 3 Mass Ascensions. 2 Fly Overs. Sanctioned Competitions. Hot Air Balloon Flights. Tethered Balloon Rides. Entertainment on 2 Stages. Wine & Craft Beer Garden. Saturday Balloon Glow. Kids Zone. Walk In Balloon. Pilot Meet & Greet. Balloon Learning Center. Artisan Village & MarketPlace. Eat Street & Beer TentPets, coolers, weapons, drones, pop-up canopies not permitted.

For more information about Statesville’s BalloonFest visit:
http://www.carolinaballoonfest.com/

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Carolina Balloon Festival - Statesville, NC
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Carolina Balloon Festival - Statesville, NC

Carolina BalloonFest is a fun-filled weekend of outstanding entertainment, attractions and family activities. Bring cameras, lawn chairs and blankets to bask in the beautiful Carolina autumn weather as the backdrop to all the sights and sounds of over 50 colorful hot air balloons which are scheduled to launch twice daily. 50 Hot Air Balloons. Special Shapes. 3 Mass Ascensions. 2 Fly Overs. Sanctioned Competitions. Hot Air Balloon Flights. Tethered Balloon Rides. Entertainment on 2 Stages. Wine & Craft Beer Garden. Saturday Balloon Glow. Kids Zone. Walk In Balloon. Pilot Meet & Greet. Balloon Learning Center. Artisan Village & MarketPlace. Eat Street & Beer TentPets, coolers, weapons, drones, pop-up canopies not permitted.

For more information about Statesville’s BalloonFest watch Carl White's Life in the Carolinas segment below:

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Walhalla Octoberfest - SC
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Walhalla Octoberfest - SC

Since 1979, Walhalla, South Carolina has celebrated its German heritage by welcoming residents and visitors alike to the annual Walhalla Oktoberfest for a weekend filled with fun, food and fireworks!

Join us on the third Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October at Sertoma Field to enjoy authentic German fare of bratwurst & sauerkraut, funnel cakes, and Apple Strudel along with some more American treats of barbecue, blossoming onions, and boiled peanuts.

Dance a polka, waltz or the “Chicken Dance” while listening to The Little German Band. Browse through the numerous vendor booths for arts, crafts, baked goods and other treats and get a jump on your Christmas shopping since there’ll be only eight weeks to go!

For the kids there is a carnival that will provide hours of fun, along with a “Kinderhaus” for face-painting and crafts. And for the children of all ages, the fantastic fireworks display on Saturday will be the perfect way to conclude the night.

Admission:

Adults: $5
Children ages 3-10: $3
Under 3: Free

No pets are allowed on the festival grounds with the exception of service dogs.

Shuttle Service:

Shuttles will run continuously during the festival. Pick-up and drop-off locations will be on Main Street, parking lot on S. Catherine Street and Walhalla Middle School. Look for the CAT buses.

Sunday Special

Kids’ unlimited carnival rides for $12!

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Oyster Festival - Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Oyster Festival - Ocean Isle Beach, NC

A long-standing tradition, the annual NC Oyster Festival brings together toe-tapping music, culinary delights, unique shopping and the regionally celebrated Oyster to thousands of tourists and locals each year in the seaside town of Ocean Isle in Brunswick County. With two full days to enjoy the festival you will be able to walk the grounds and peruse the variety of vendors showcasing their artwork and crafts, bring your beach chair and find a spot by the stage to listen to our featured entertainers, enjoy the competition as a spectator or go for the gold in one of our Oyster contests. And what’s a festival without the food? You don’t have to fear, they offer a variety of cuisines including oysters showcased in an assortment of mouth-watering ways.

For more information about the Ocean Isle Beach Oyster Festival visit:
http://ncoysterfestival.com/

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Woolly Worm Festival - Banner Elk, NC
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Woolly Worm Festival - Banner Elk, NC

Since 1978, the residents of the village nestled between the Carolina's two largest ski resorts have celebrated the coming of the snow season with a Woolly Worm Festival. Races up a three-foot length of string determine which worm will have the honor of predicting the severity of the coming winter. The event includes 140 craft vendors, food, live entertainment and rides. This family event captures the attention of 20,000 attendees looking for a good laugh and the opportunity for their Woolly Worm to make the winter forecast. 

For more information about the Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk watch Carl White's Life in the Carolinas feature segment below:

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Carolina Renaissance Festival
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays, September 30th – November 19th, 2017

One of the largest attractions in the Carolinas and one of the biggest renaissance themed events in the USA, the Carolina Renaissance Festival takes place in a story-book Renaissance village filled with charming cottages, castles, kitchens and pubs, all with simulated architecture and design of a 16th century European village. Within the walls of this fictional village called Fairhaven villagers, artists, crafts-people, musicians, performance troupes and food vendors gather to create a marketplace festival in celebration of the arrival of their visiting King and Queen.

For more information about the Carolina Renaissance Festival watch Carl White's Life in the Carolinas Segment below:

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
22
12:00pm12:00pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
22
3:30pm 3:30pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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Oct
26
to Oct 28

2017 Onslow Oktoberfest Jacksonville, NC

The Oktoberfest will be held on October 26-28, 2017. This family friendly festival will feature bratwurst and beer garden; 150+ vendors; assorted food vendors; color run; children and family friendly activities; live entertainment; arts and crafts; and more. Children activities will include pony rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, train rides, yard games, workshops, amusement rides, carnival games and much more. The lineup will feature Chris Cline; The Foothills Oompah Band; Gary Lowder and Smokin' Hot and many more. Hours: Fri 5pm-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm

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Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival - Hilton Head Island, SC
Oct
27
to Nov 5

Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival - Hilton Head Island, SC

One of the USA’s signature automotive events, the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival features world-class vintage and antique autos, sports cars and muscle cars from all over the country. The Concours d'Elegance is the centerpiece of the festival. Over 150 vintage vehicles, many of the finest in the world, will compete for the coveted title of Best of Show.

For more information about the Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival visit:
http://www.hhiconcours.com

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Barbecue Festival - Lexington
Oct
27
to Nov 5

Barbecue Festival - Lexington

Lexington is said to be the Barbecue Capital of the World, and the annual Barbecue Festival has been ranked as “one of the top ten food festivals in the USA” by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the exhibits, exciting entertainment, sporting events and some of the best barbecue in North Carolina.  There are an estimated 100,000 people and more than 11,000 pounds of Barbecue served each year.

For more information about the Barbecue Festival in Lexington visit:
http://www.barbecuefestival.com

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
27
3:30pm 3:30pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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Ghost Train Halloween Festival - Tweetsie Railroad
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Ghost Train Halloween Festival - Tweetsie Railroad

Ghost Train®

September 22–23, 29-30; October 6-7, 13–14, 20–21, 27–28

DEADLY DETAILS

  • Purchase a ticket for a specific night and train ride time
  • Advance tickets required
  • Admission for adults and children: $38 per person
  • Children 2 and under enter FREE
  • A limited number of Guests admitted nightly

FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHTS - GATES OPEN AT 7:30 p.m.

  • September 22-23
  • September 29-30
  • October 6-7
  • October 13-14
  • October 20-21
  • October 27-28

GHASTLY ATTRACTIONS

  • Ghost Train Ride
  • Haunted House
  • Halloween Shows on Main Street
  • 3-D Maze
  • Black Hole™
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Freaky Forest
  • Warp Tunnel
  • Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular Black Light Show
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Oct
28
to Oct 29

NC Festival by the Sea 2017 Holden Beach, NC

The Festival by the Sea will be held on October 28-29, 2017. More than 180 arts and crafts vendors will be displaying and selling their wares. There will be live music, food vendors, womenless beauty pageant, parade, street dance, sandcastle building contest and more. Kids will enjoy face painting and huge kite flying. Hours: Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm

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Fall Steeplechase - Aiken, SC
Oct
28
9:00am 9:00am

Fall Steeplechase - Aiken, SC

The 26th Holiday Cup, with 6 steeplechase races around the track. Tailgating, a carriage parade, and the Village of shops round out the event.

This family friendly event also includes stick horse races for kids of all ages, the Paddock Playground with children's games, a costume contest, hat contests, and trick-or-treating along the railside spaces.

Cost: Patron Passes $20 Each in Advance (Children 10 & Under are FREE); $30 Each at the Gate

General Infield Parking Space $20 in Advance or $30 at the Gate

Gates open at 9:00 am and the last race begins at 3:30 pm. For more information, please call (803) 648-9641.

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Carolina Renaissance Festival
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays, September 30th – November 19th, 2017

One of the largest attractions in the Carolinas and one of the biggest renaissance themed events in the USA, the Carolina Renaissance Festival takes place in a story-book Renaissance village filled with charming cottages, castles, kitchens and pubs, all with simulated architecture and design of a 16th century European village. Within the walls of this fictional village called Fairhaven villagers, artists, crafts-people, musicians, performance troupes and food vendors gather to create a marketplace festival in celebration of the arrival of their visiting King and Queen.

For more information about the Carolina Renaissance Festival watch Carl White's Life in the Carolinas Segment below:

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
28
12:00pm12:00pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
28
3:30pm 3:30pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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Oct
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

Boo in the Park - Williamston, SC

When:
October 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2017-10-28T17:30:00-04:00
2017-10-28T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
Mineral Spring Park
Williamston
SC
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
864 847 7473

Boo in the Park is an Annual Trick or Treat event that draws thousands of children and their families to the Mineral Spring Park each year. Dress your children in their costume and bring them on out for a fun family event.

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‘Tunes on the Tuck’ Free Saturday Concerts - Bryson City, NC
Oct
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

‘Tunes on the Tuck’ Free Saturday Concerts - Bryson City, NC

Free concerts on the banks of the Tuckasegee River every Saturday night, 7-9 pm, June through October. Live music featuring local and regional performers playing everything from old-time country to bluegrass, Celtic, beach music, rock and roll, mountain music and more. There’s a large, grassy lawn for music-lovers with a covered pavilion for the entertainers. Enjoy your supper at one of the riverside picnic tables or on the grass. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. The whole family will enjoy this relaxed, evening event. It’s a great opportunity to be entertained by the local sounds while enjoying the evening in beautiful downtown Bryson City.

101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City NC 28713

Send them an email -
chamber@GreatSmokies.com

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
29
12:00pm12:00pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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Trick-or-Eat Food Truck Rodeo - Garner, NC
Oct
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Trick-or-Eat Food Truck Rodeo - Garner, NC

Downtown Garner's Trick-or-Eat Food Truck Rodeo is BACK! Join us on Main Street for 14 Food Trucks, 3 Craft Breweries, street music, and local artisans!  Welcome this year: Cousin's Maine Lobster Truck, Curry in a Hurry, Tacos Las Gringas and more!

Free Admission and Free Parking! Special crafts and games for the kids will be provided by the Garner Police Athletics Activity League (PAAL).  

Please note: Pets are not allowed at events sponsored by the Town of Garner. 

Truck Lineup

  • Cousin's Maine Lobster
  • Curry in a Hurry
  • American Meltdown
  • Gussy's Greek
  • Tacos Las Gringas
  • Two Roosters Ice Cream
  • Dusty Donuts
  • Cockadoodle Moo
  • The Wandering Moose
  • King's Philly
  • Stuft
  • Hibachi Express
  • Bam Pow Chow
  • Barone Meatball

Breweries: Brice's Brewing, Brueprint Brewing and Double Barley

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Oct
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Barktoberfest 2017 Durham, NC

The Barktoberfest will be held on October 29, 2017. It is the celebration of all things canine. Featuring the traditions of Woofstock, with additional new and exciting activities. Event attractions may include Treibball Competition and Demo, Costume Contest and Parade, Fun Zone, Local Canine Foster and Adoption Organizations, Fun Walk, Pet Market, Rabies Vaccinations, Canine Food Drive, and much more. Free admission. Hours: 12pm-4pm

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
29
3:30pm 3:30pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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Spooky Meadows - Morganton, NC
Oct
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Spooky Meadows - Morganton, NC

 

Catawba Meadows Park will be sporting a spooky disguise throughout Halloween week this year. City of Morganton Parks and Recreation and the Valley Hills Antique Power Club have joined together to bring Spooky Meadows back to Morganton for the second time and provide visitors will “the thrills and chills of a good old-fashioned Halloween Hayride.”

Morganton Parks and Recreation Administrative Manager Jennifer Nicholson said the inaugural event last year drew more than 500 people. Due to the surprising large numbers in attendance, they decided to expand to three nights this year.

Nicholson said there will be five trailers that continuously will be taking people throughout the trail, which runs through the park and along the Morganton Greenway. The ride will last about 20 minutes, and they are aiming to have groups leave every five minutes to get them through quickly. The trail is going to offer many different Halloween-oriented, spooky props, and volunteers and staff members from the power club and recreation center will be working the trail.

The ride is not only longer this year but also will have two additional trailers and more haunted features throughout the trail, Nicholson said.

“Its family oriented,” she said of the ride. “Parents can participate as well as the children.”

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Treat Street - Eden, NC
Oct
30
3:00pm 3:00pm

Treat Street - Eden, NC

Treat Street

Trick-or-treaters are invited to dress up in costumes and visit Historic Downtown Leaksville Merchants with Treat Street signs in their front windows to receive a special Halloween treat. Stay tuned for more information.

When

  • Friday, October 30th
  • 3-6 p.m.

Where

  • Participating merchants located in the Old Leaksville Shopping District
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Fall Plow Day - Morganton, NC
Nov
3
10:00am10:00am

Fall Plow Day - Morganton, NC

Fall Plow Day & Antique Power Show

Fall Plow Day & Antique Power Show
Morganton, NC Parks and Recreation..Catawba Meadows Park
Morganton, NC 28655

Two-day event featuring antique tractors, hit & miss engines, steam engines, restored trucks, vendors, crafts, food, & entertainment.

Located at Catawba Meadows Parks, along the Catawba River. Catawba Meadows also includes: walking/cycling trails, disc golf, zipline, climbing wall, and much more.

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Christmas at Biltmore Estate - Asheville, NC
Nov
3
to Jan 6

Christmas at Biltmore Estate - Asheville, NC

Internationally applauded as a “Top 100 Event in North America” by the American Bus Association for the last four years, and one of Southeast’s most popular holiday travel destinations, Christmas at Biltmore Estate takes place during the day and at night at what is recognized as America's largest home. It comes complete with dozens of Christmas trees and miles of festive garlands and lights, fine ornaments and priceless treasures, live music and inspirational holiday demonstrations.

For more information about Christmas at Biltmore Estate visit:
http://christmas.biltmore.com/#/day

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Nov
4
to Nov 5

2017 NC Gourd Festival Raleigh, NC

The 76th annual Gourd Festival will be held on November 4-5, 2017. The festival includes displays of historic and exotic gourds, crafters and growers, gourd craft, supplies and seeds. There will be more than 70 competition categories, including ones for any age or skill level. Hours: Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm

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Nov
4
9:00am 9:00am

Reindeer Day 2017 Rolesville, NC

Event will be held on November 4th, 2017. It will feature more than 160 vendors with a variety of items to shop from including gourmet and gluten-free food, baby items, jewelry, candles, paintings, garland, home decor, wreaths, candles, monogramming, paintings, apparel, and more. $2 admission. Hours: 9am-4pm

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Carolina Renaissance Festival
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays, September 30th – November 19th, 2017

One of the largest attractions in the Carolinas and one of the biggest renaissance themed events in the USA, the Carolina Renaissance Festival takes place in a story-book Renaissance village filled with charming cottages, castles, kitchens and pubs, all with simulated architecture and design of a 16th century European village. Within the walls of this fictional village called Fairhaven villagers, artists, crafts-people, musicians, performance troupes and food vendors gather to create a marketplace festival in celebration of the arrival of their visiting King and Queen.

For more information about the Carolina Renaissance Festival watch Carl White's Life in the Carolinas Segment below:

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Statesville Pumpkin Fest
Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

Statesville Pumpkin Fest

Don’t Miss the 15th Annual
Statesville Pumpkin Fest
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in Historic Downtown Statesville,
North Carolina

Highlights of the 2016 Festival:

 

  • Festival Kid Zone
  • Games, Rides and Activities such as Pumpkin Bowling, Pumpkin Painting and even Pumpkin Smashing
  • Over 60 Art and Craft Exhibitors
  • A Variety of Tantalizing Food Booths
  • Main Stage Entertainment
  • Pumpkin Fest 5K and Fun Run/Walk  – Run for a Reason…Salute our Veterans!
  • Cornhole Tournament
  • Classic Car Cruise-In
  • Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
  • Taste of North Carolina Craft Beer Garden

For general information about the festival contact: Statesville Pumpkin Fest at info@downtownstatesvillenc.org

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Pecan Festival - Florence, SC
Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

Pecan Festival - Florence, SC

With over 50,000 in attendance, come on out and enjoy the day with as Florence hosts stages of Live Entertainment with over 250 Food & Craft Vendors, Special Art Demonstrations, a Free Kids Zone, Amusement Rides, and Antique Tractor Show, Car Show and Competition, Cook-off Competition, Chalk Art Competition, 10K, 5k, and Half Marathon Races, a Half Metric Century Bike Ride, and much, much, more!

For more information about Florence’s South Carolina Pecan Festival visit:
http://www.florencedowntown.com/downtown-events/pecan-festival/

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Nov
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Riverboat Casino Night - Liberty, SC

Event Description: Pickens County Meals on Wheels is excited to announce we will be hosting our first ever Riverboat Casino Night on November 4th from 7:00 – 10:00pm at the McKissick Center in Liberty. We are working with the Funtastic Events who will be supplying us with the blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker tables. We are transforming our dining room into a riverboat themed casino and will be encouraging our guest to dress for the theme. We will be pre-selling tickets for this event where there will be live music, an auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The attendant who has the most chips at the end of the night will be rewarded with a Riverboat Casino Champion trophy. Tickets will be available through our website and Facebook via Ticket Tailor. Directions:
The McKissick Center at 349 Edgemont Avenue, Liberty, SC 29657 Parking will be available in the back and front of our building.

Date: 11/4/2017
Time: 7:00 PM TO 10:30 PM

349 Edgemont Avenue
Liberty, SC 29657
 

Phone:
864-606-3745

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Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes Fall Festival
Nov
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes Fall Festival

Help end Alzheimers by joining us at the first annual Pumpkin Kisses and Harvest Wishes Fall Festival! Fun for the whole family with games, food, drinks, live music, carnival activities and lots more. Admission is free. Tickets available for purchase of food plates and drinks! Chili cook off contest! All net proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Sponsorship opportunities available. Call Charlene Bailey at 803-862-7494 or email us at pumpkinkissesharvestwishes@gmail.com.

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Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals - Myrtle Beach, SC
Nov
9
to Nov 12

Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals - Myrtle Beach, SC

Recognized as a 2013 Top 100 Event by the American Bus Association, and listed as a Top 20 Southeast Tourism Society Events, the Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals in Myrtle Beach showcases a 19th century market place complete with everything from fine arts and gourmet foods and clothing to food tastings from all over the world and even Santa himself in his own castle.

For more information about the Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals in Myrtle Beach visit:
http://www.dickenschristmasshow.com

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War Birds Air Show - Monroe, NC
Nov
11
to Nov 12

War Birds Air Show - Monroe, NC

The City of Monroe welcomes you to our Warbirds Over Monroe 2017 Air Show held Nov. 11 & 12, 2017.
This will be an amazing, entertaining, and educational event sure to excite and astonish.

Event Location: 3900 Paul J Helms Dr., Monroe, NC 28110

 

In 2005 Warriors & Warbirds started as a dream of several local pilots. With help from the City of Monroe, the Veterans Council of Union County, local businesses, and the hard work of volunteers, the Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show has grown into one of the area’s largest aviation events honoring those who have served.

“The Nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”

– Calvin Coolidge, President of the U.S, 1923 – 1929

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Carolina Renaissance Festival
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays, September 30th – November 19th, 2017

One of the largest attractions in the Carolinas and one of the biggest renaissance themed events in the USA, the Carolina Renaissance Festival takes place in a story-book Renaissance village filled with charming cottages, castles, kitchens and pubs, all with simulated architecture and design of a 16th century European village. Within the walls of this fictional village called Fairhaven villagers, artists, crafts-people, musicians, performance troupes and food vendors gather to create a marketplace festival in celebration of the arrival of their visiting King and Queen.

For more information about the Carolina Renaissance Festival watch Carl White's Life in the Carolinas Segment below:

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Carolina Renaissance Festival
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays, September 30th – November 19th, 2017

One of the largest attractions in the Carolinas and one of the biggest renaissance themed events in the USA, the Carolina Renaissance Festival takes place in a story-book Renaissance village filled with charming cottages, castles, kitchens and pubs, all with simulated architecture and design of a 16th century European village. Within the walls of this fictional village called Fairhaven villagers, artists, crafts-people, musicians, performance troupes and food vendors gather to create a marketplace festival in celebration of the arrival of their visiting King and Queen.

For more information about the Carolina Renaissance Festival watch Carl White's Life in the Carolinas Segment below:

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Nov
19
10:00am10:00am

Military Timeline at Fort Dobbs - Statesville, NC

Visit with soldiers and support personnel from hundreds of years of North Carolina history. The experiences of veterans of the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars and other conflicts will be shared through living history displays and weapons firing demonstrations.

Fort Dobbs
438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville, NC 28625
USA

Cost:
$2 admission (children under 5 free)

 

 

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Bloodies and Bagels - AIken, SC
Nov
23
10:30am10:30am

Bloodies and Bagels - AIken, SC

The Bloodies and Bagels event will be held on the lawn of the Aiken County Historical Museum. Bagels of various flavors, cream cheese, coffee and Bloody Marys will be served. Enjoy this event before the walk into Hitchcock Woods for the Blessing of the Hounds at 11 a.m. There is no cost to attend but donations will be accepted.

 

Location

Aiken County Historical Museum.
433 Newberry Street S.W.
Aiken SC, 29801

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Nov
24
to Nov 26

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Dec
8
to Dec 10

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Dec
9
9:00am 9:00am

Swan Days Festival Swanquarter, NC

Swan Days Festival • Lake Mattamuskeet • December 9, 2017, 9:00AM–4:00PM. Guided bird tours. Living history of CCC Company 424, Swan Quarter and Mattamuskeet Camps. Steve Hoddy of EarthQuest will provide a live raptor demonstration. Craft and food vendors. Much more! All ages! Learn more: (252) 926-4021

Event Location

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
85 Mattamuskeet Rd,
Swanquarter, NC 27885

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Elfin’ Around Christmas Show Lenoir, NC
Dec
9
10:00am10:00am

Elfin’ Around Christmas Show Lenoir, NC

Elfin' Around Christmas Show | J.E. Broyhill Civic Center | Saturday, 09. December 2017

Join us for the 1st annual Elfin' Around Christmas Show to be held Saturday Dec. 9th from 10am-3pm at the JE Broyhll Civic Center. This show will include over 40 vendors for your Christmas Shopping Pleasure! Also, a portion of the proceeds of this show will be donated to help make a Christmas AMAZING for a needy family in Caldwell County! Also, we ask that you donate a new, unwrapped, toy, a coat, or gift cards as you enter the show. These will be collected all day during the show and donated after the show as well. Make sure to enter our raffle as this will be a HUGE support to our donations, and you could win prizes from one of our vendors! We will have 1 raffle item donated by each of the vendors to be won!! Come have fun with the whole family, shop til you drop with specials from our vendors, and help make Christmas much brighter for those in need. We can't do it without you!
100 FREE swag bags will be given to the first 100 adults through the door. These bags will include samples, coupons good for the day of the show and more!
Don't miss this! Join so you don't forget, share the love with everyone you know, and mark your calendar! See you there!!!

Interested in joining as a vendor...or want to help our cause by joining as a SPONSOR?! Email adamseventsnc@gmail.com or visit our website for an application:

Gold Sponsors include:
OMNITRITION w/ Dawn Watson Carroll

Bronze Sponsors Include:
Michele's Cakes by Michele Moose
Paradise Home Improvement w/ Theresa Bregger

Vendors of this show also include:
Mary Kay by Alicia Starnes Coffey
LulaRoe by LuLaRoe Caitlin Pinkerton
Scentsy by Michele Moose
Young Living wih Dinah Young & Mary Clendenin
Paparazzi Accessories by Heather Speagle
Tar Heel Basement Systems
Art by Arlene facepainter
McKays Clay
Three Wise Men of Bethlehem
Segence Lipsense by April Dahlhauser
WoodMill Winery
Sherry's Dance Studio
King of Pops Charlotte
The Big Dawg, 92.1FM w/ Chad Triplett
Carolina Home Remodeling
Mandy's Chic Jewelry Boutique & Rodan & Fields w/ AC-Mandy Phillips
Lil Mert's w/ Merton Jenkins Jr
Color Street w/ Katie Popovici
Crafts , Quilts & more by Peggy Smith
Carter's Cancer Warriors
Sweet Creations Paper Crafts by Pam Isaacs Roths
Busy Bees Organization (Thirty One) by Marisa Miller
Forever Me & Hire the Handicapped by Donna Lee Musto
Nana M Soaps & More by Tonya Melton
Jacob & Mabrey's Gourmet Cotton Candy by Mikol Ward
Plexus w/ Meryl Flynn
Poppin Hot Kettle Corn w/ Tetra Daves
Norwex w/ Lauren Watkins
Rainbow of Troutman w/ Ashley Isenhour
Ruddy Man Beard Co. & Roots & Rain Designs w/ Jimmy Atkins
Bisque n Beads w/ Faye Takai-***
Single Stitches & Hooks w/ Samantha Mozingo
Tupperware w/ Kellie Mosley
Creative Compulsion w/ Brandy Moore Eldreth
Magnabilities-Paula ****/Britney Independent Consultant w/ Paula Young ****
Dot Dot Smile by Kathy's Korner w/ Kathy Moore
Grannys Glass Works w/ Donna Wyatt Summerow
Carolina Lily Boutique w/ Courtney McGee
Gin's Jewelry w/ Ginger Justice
LIttle Country Girls Boutique w/ Faith Foster
Virginia Lopez
Hometown Country Tack and Western Wear w/ Nicole Sipe

Santa will visit from Noon til 1pm!!!

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Dec
15
to Dec 21

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Dec
26
to Dec 30

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Festival - SC
Apr
21
11:00am11:00am

Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Festival - SC

Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

 

In addition to the professional kite flyers who wow the crowds with amazing aerial maneuvers, and the members of the Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Club, there is live music, great food trucks, and an art market. Kids can make and decorate their own kites, purchase a kite from the CCC, or bring a kite from home. The festival is free and open to all, including the many international kite flyers who have come from Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States to join the fun.

Chapman Cultural Center launched a community-wide initiatve in Spring 2014 called Spartanburg Soaring! to build civic pride, promote healthy outdoor play, and celebrate cultural diversity and creativity. Every year, the festival grows, so be sure to attend this year and make Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival the highest-flying event yet!

- See more at:
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/spartanburg-soaring.php#sthash.VUorB0XL.dpuf

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‘Tunes on the Tuck’ Free Saturday Concerts - Bryson City, NC
Oct
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

‘Tunes on the Tuck’ Free Saturday Concerts - Bryson City, NC

Free concerts on the banks of the Tuckasegee River every Saturday night, 7-9 pm, June through October. Live music featuring local and regional performers playing everything from old-time country to bluegrass, Celtic, beach music, rock and roll, mountain music and more. There’s a large, grassy lawn for music-lovers with a covered pavilion for the entertainers. Enjoy your supper at one of the riverside picnic tables or on the grass. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. The whole family will enjoy this relaxed, evening event. It’s a great opportunity to be entertained by the local sounds while enjoying the evening in beautiful downtown Bryson City.

101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City NC 28713

Send them an email -
chamber@GreatSmokies.com

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Concert on the Deck - North Wilkesboro, NC
Oct
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Concert on the Deck - North Wilkesboro, NC

Free outdoor music series presented by Window World and held the third Saturday of each month May through October at the Yadkin Valley Marketplace in downtown North Wilkesboro. Bring a chair, dancing shoes and pets on leash. No coolers please. Shows are rain or shine. August 19th - The Embers with A Corvette Cruise-In event on the Loop October 21- Band of Oz

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Oct
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Atoms in the Alley Festival - Aiken, SC

In honor of Nuclear Science Week join us for a celebration of the Savannah River Site and it's impact on Aiken! We will have a celebration in the Alley with vendors, live music, and a showing of Blast from the Past!

Schedule of Events:

5:00 p.m. Ribbon-cutting on Fall-Out Shelter Kiosk with 3D VR to see into the shelter! (This will take place in the parkway on Park Ave between Laurens St and Newberry)

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Live Music and vendor fair

7:30 p.m. Showing of Blast from the Past

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
21
3:30pm 3:30pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
21
12:00pm12:00pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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Art on the Trail - Travelers Rest, SC
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

Art on the Trail - Travelers Rest, SC

Now in its 6th year, Art on the Trail - TRAA’s flagship event - has become a very popular yearly festival attracting over 5,000 visitors annually. A creative gathering of local and regional visual and performing artists, AOTT is designed to immerse the senses in art and arouse the inner artists in all of us. Join us as we celebrate our 6th year with an amazing Art Market and a series of performances, literary art, children's art activities and so much more.

With over 80 fine artists and skilled craftsman Art on the Trail is one of the most exciting creative events in upper Greenville County! The curated Art Market is filled with beautifully designed works of art and numerous opportunities to connect, share and celebrate art. Find one-of-a-kind treasures and distinctive handmade gifts and meet the talented people behind them.

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Pumpkin Carving Festival - Windward Mall
Oct
21
9:00am 9:00am

Pumpkin Carving Festival - Windward Mall

  • Historically, pumpkins have been a staple for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Families purchase their token pumpkins, and Dad is usually the chosen one to gut the pumpkin and carve the basic triangle eyes and toothless grin. Now in its 6th year, here in Hawai’i, things have changed since the Pumpkin Carving Festival arrived!

    Founded in 2010, the Pumpkin Carving Festival is held during the week preceding Halloween on the island of O’ahu. Matson and Safeway are the founding sponsors of this annual event. “This is where families start a new tradition of carving pumpkins in a festive atmosphere with other families of the local community”, says Leighton Tseu, president of the festival. “Kids excitedly walk through the SAFEWAY Pumpkin Patch to pick their personal pumpkin, they share the day with other families carving pumpkins and take home the finished product to display in their homes.”

    Windward Mall hosts the Family & Youth Day each year. Hundreds of families sit together and carve their pumpkins in the shopping mall. Local artists offer tips to families who want to take their pumpkin carving to the next level. A high school competition, Meadow Gold Dairies KULA Carving Youth Challenge, is held during Family & Youth Day. High school teams are given a specific theme and two hours to carve five pumpkins.

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21st Annual PumpkinFest!
Oct
21
9:00am 9:00am

21st Annual PumpkinFest!

The Town of Franklin presents the 21st Annual PumpkinFest
featuring the World Famous Pumpkin Roll
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Get ready to let the good times roll during Franklin, North Carolina's 21st Annual PumpkinFest! This street festival and celebration of Autumn is pure familiy fun! Children and adults alike will have a blast taking part in traditional and some very non-traditional fall festivities during Western North Carolina's premiere autumn festival.

PumpkinFest rolls into action on Saturday, October 21st, rain or shine! Historic Downtown Franklin is full tilt with everything pumpkin. Bring your pumpkin (or purchase one downtown) and sign up early for the World Famous Pumpkin Roll. The Costume Parade and Contest is another highlight of the day as well as the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest. And don't miss out on the great food, mountain arts & crafts, and entertainment including roving street performers. PumpkinFest runs from 9am to 4pm.

More information can be obtained by calling 828-524-2516 or drop us an email at pumpkinfest@franklinnc.com. You can also follow PumpkinFest on Facebook to keep posted on the latest information!

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Ghost Train Halloween Festival - Tweetsie Railroad
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Ghost Train Halloween Festival - Tweetsie Railroad

Ghost Train®

September 22–23, 29-30; October 6-7, 13–14, 20–21, 27–28

DEADLY DETAILS

  • Purchase a ticket for a specific night and train ride time
  • Advance tickets required
  • Admission for adults and children: $38 per person
  • Children 2 and under enter FREE
  • A limited number of Guests admitted nightly

FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHTS - GATES OPEN AT 7:30 p.m.

  • September 22-23
  • September 29-30
  • October 6-7
  • October 13-14
  • October 20-21
  • October 27-28

GHASTLY ATTRACTIONS

  • Ghost Train Ride
  • Haunted House
  • Halloween Shows on Main Street
  • 3-D Maze
  • Black Hole™
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Freaky Forest
  • Warp Tunnel
  • Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular Black Light Show
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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
20
3:30pm 3:30pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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Seagrove Pottery Festival - Seagrove, NC
Oct
17
to Oct 19

Seagrove Pottery Festival - Seagrove, NC

Known as the handmade pottery capital of the United States, Seagrove is home to artisans who create handcrafted pottery inspired by the traditions that began here more than 200 years ago. With nearly 100 shops and galleries scattered throughout the area, you will find everything from traditional tableware to folk and collectible art pieces and historical reproductions. The festival weekend features a potters market, an auction of signed and dated pottery, demonstrations, and food vendors.

For more information about the Seagrove Pottery Festival Weekend visit:
https://www.celebrationofseagrovepotters.com/

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Fall for Greenville - Greenville, SC
Oct
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Fall for Greenville - Greenville, SC

Fall for Greenville is one of the largest free admission food street festivals in the Southeast attracting between 150,000-200,000 people from across the Upstate and beyond. With over 40 restaurants showcasing almost 200 menu items, Fall for Greenville provides a dynamic weekend full of amazing food, culinary demonstrations, wine tasting, a beer garden featuring 14 craft breweries and restaurant competitions as well as free musical entertainment performed by local and regional musical talent on six different stages, and a variety of children’s activities.

For more information about Fall for Greenville visit:
http://www.fallforgreenville.net

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
15
3:30pm 3:30pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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Oct
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Music by the Bay at the Penelope Barker House - Edenton, NC

The Barker House Lawn alongside picturesque Edenton Bay will be the setting for monthly music concerts every 3rd Sunday afternoon from May through October. The musical groups will perform a variety of music: Jazz, Gospel, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass and Classic Rock and Roll. Student groups from area schools will also be invited to perform.

Featured Performers: Paul Richmond & Friends

These events are FREE to attend so "bring your own chairs and picnics", first-come to get a spot on the lawn, so come early and make a day of it.

 

2:00 - 4:00 pm

The Barker House Lawn

FREE

252-482-7800

info@ehcnc.org

www.ehcnc.org

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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Free Summer Music Series – LeBauer Live - Greensboro, NC
Oct
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Free Summer Music Series – LeBauer Live - Greensboro, NC

Experience LeBauer Live this summer in downtown Greensboro. This free outdoor concert series kicks off on July 8 at 8pm on the Great Lawn of LeBauer Park with Mipso taking the stage. August 12, Dark Water Rising will perform and the final performance will be on October 14 with Diali Cissokho & Kiara Ba.

Pre-show activities kick off at 6pm with all concerts starting at 8pm.

Davie Street
Greensboro NC 27401

Primary - (336) 681-0147

Send them an email -
robo@greensborodowntownparks.org

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‘Tunes on the Tuck’ Free Saturday Concerts - Bryson City, NC
Oct
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

‘Tunes on the Tuck’ Free Saturday Concerts - Bryson City, NC

Free concerts on the banks of the Tuckasegee River every Saturday night, 7-9 pm, June through October. Live music featuring local and regional performers playing everything from old-time country to bluegrass, Celtic, beach music, rock and roll, mountain music and more. There’s a large, grassy lawn for music-lovers with a covered pavilion for the entertainers. Enjoy your supper at one of the riverside picnic tables or on the grass. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. The whole family will enjoy this relaxed, evening event. It’s a great opportunity to be entertained by the local sounds while enjoying the evening in beautiful downtown Bryson City.

101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City NC 28713

Send them an email -
chamber@GreatSmokies.com

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
14
3:30pm 3:30pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC
Oct
14
12:00pm12:00pm

PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express - Bryson City, NC

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2017! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2017!

About This Trip

Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house
  • hayrides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.

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Carolina Renaissance Festival
Oct
14
to Oct 15

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays, September 30th – November 19th, 2017

One of the largest attractions in the Carolinas and one of the biggest renaissance themed events in the USA, the Carolina Renaissance Festival takes place in a story-book Renaissance village filled with charming cottages, castles, kitchens and pubs, all with simulated architecture and design of a 16th century European village. Within the walls of this fictional village called Fairhaven villagers, artists, crafts-people, musicians, performance troupes and food vendors gather to create a marketplace festival in celebration of the arrival of their visiting King and Queen.

For more information about the Carolina Renaissance Festival watch Carl White's Life in the Carolinas Segment below:

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Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

Autumn Treasures / Grill'n & Chill'n BBQ Cook-off - Waxhaw, NC

Local crafters display their talents and wares on Main Street, while local musicians fill the streets with song. Your mouth will water from the sweet smell of barbecue cooking on the grills of professional barbecue teams on Friday and Saturday during the Grill’n & Chill’n BBQ Cook-Off. Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, over 25 teams will compete for prize money and state championship titles. Bring the whole family and make a day of it. Our Kids Zone features inflatables, carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo, a children’s entertainment stage, and kid’s crafts.

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Oct
14
9:30am 9:30am

Mountain Glory Festival - Marion, NC

Marion, North Carolina celebrates the arrival of autumn in the Blue Ridge during their annual Mountain Glory Festival.  For 34 years, beautiful downtown Marion has hosted this popular celebration on the 2nd Saturday in October.

Celebrate small-town life in the mountains.  Visitors looking for original handicrafts will find plenty of choices shopping with three jam packed blocks, featuring locally made arts and crafts.  Enjoy lots of festival foods and the wide variety of live entertainment, focusing on old time mountain music.

Don't miss the annual Mountain Glory Quilt Show inside the McDowell Arts Council. The quilt show is the gallery's featured October exhibit.

The kids will have fun in the “Children's Arena” with hands-on activities, local entertainment and the ever popular best-dressed pet contest.

The festival is sponsored by the City of Marion.  For festival information visit  call  828-652-2215. To find additional area events, attractions and lodging information, visit www.blueridgetravelers.com or call toll free (888-233-6111) to receive a free visitor guide and map.

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Carolina Bonsai Expo 2017
Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

Carolina Bonsai Expo 2017

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The North Carolina Arboretum’s bonsai collection will be on display in the Bonsai Exhibition Garden and the main bonsai exhibit will be held on the first floor of the Education Center. The Asheville Chapter of Ikebana International will host a special ikebana exhibit on the second floor of the Education Center. Vendors will have live bonsai plants and supplies available for purchase in the Bonsai Marketplace, located in the Baker Exhibit Center.

11 a.m. to 12 noon – Free ikebana educational program, “Ikebana Goes Appalachia,” lecture and demonstration by Suzanne Dillingham, junior master in the Ichiyou School. Held in the first floor classrooms of the Education Center.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – 2017 Carolina Bonsai Expo Main Event presentation: “Another Day at the Office,” featuring international bonsai artist Jack Sustic, illustrated lecture and live bonsai demonstration program located in the first floor classrooms of the Education Center. Registration and fees required

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SC Pumpkintown Pumpkin Festival
Oct
14
8:00am 8:00am

SC Pumpkintown Pumpkin Festival

Oct 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am  —  Oct 14, 2017 @ 5:00pm

 

The festival is from 8am to 5pm and the parade starts first thing at 9am. If you are interested in being a craft vendor please check out the website http://pumpkintownfestival.org/

***Please keep in mind there are some areas at the show where cell phones do not work so vendors might not be able to use their debit card readers so it would be best to have cash for shopping.***

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Help our Project Race - Morganton, NC
Oct
14
7:30am 7:30am

Help our Project Race - Morganton, NC

The annual HOP (Help Our Project) Race is hosted by and benefits the projects of the Morganton Service League (MSL). In past years, race proceeds have contributed to the major renovation of Martha's Park, an innovative play set in Freedom Park and the "Adventure Playground" in Catawba Meadows Park. The latest addition completed in 2013 is located at the Catawba River Soccer Complex.

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Ghost Train Halloween Festival - Tweetsie Railroad
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Ghost Train Halloween Festival - Tweetsie Railroad

Ghost Train®

September 22–23, 29-30; October 6-7, 13–14, 20–21, 27–28

DEADLY DETAILS

  • Purchase a ticket for a specific night and train ride time
  • Advance tickets required
  • Admission for adults and children: $38 per person
  • Children 2 and under enter FREE
  • A limited number of Guests admitted nightly

FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHTS - GATES OPEN AT 7:30 p.m.

  • September 22-23
  • September 29-30
  • October 6-7
  • October 13-14
  • October 20-21
  • October 27-28

GHASTLY ATTRACTIONS

  • Ghost Train Ride
  • Haunted House
  • Halloween Shows on Main Street
  • 3-D Maze
  • Black Hole™
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Freaky Forest
  • Warp Tunnel
  • Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular Black Light Show
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