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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
10/21/2017
Time: 
9am - 6.30pm

Location:

Hodges Farm
3900 Rocky River Road East
Charlotte, NC, 28215
United States

Phone:

704-608-8897

Pumpkin Patch

Come have fun at a pumpkin patch at Hodges local family farm! There will be a hay mountain to jump on, a hay maze, pony rides, and light refreshments.
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Dates: 
10/21/2017
10/22/2017
10/28/2017

Organization:

Carowinds

Location:

14523 Carowinds Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28273
United States

Phone:

704-588-2600
Time: 
11:00am – 5:00pm

The Great Pumpkin Fest

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!
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Dates: 
10/28/2017
10/29/2017

Organization:

North Carolina Zoo

Location:

4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC, 27205
United States

Phone:

1.800.488.0444
Time: 
see website for details

Boo at the NC Zoo

Celebrate the excitement of the season with a weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick or treat games, storytelling, live entertainment and a children’s costume contest.
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Dates: 
10/29/2017

Location:

200 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

704-333-1887
Time: 
12 – 4 p.m.

Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos Festival

Join us for our annual free family festival! Presented in partnership with the Latin American Coalition, our Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos Festival celebrates the traditional Mexican holiday and features altars, music and dance performances, traditional foods, sugar skull workshops, arts and crafts, and free admission all day.
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Dates: 
10/27/2017
10/28/2017
10/29/2017

Location:

300 E. Seventh St
Charlotte, NC, 28208
United States

Phone:

704-973-2828
Time: 
varies

The Snowy Day and Other Stories

Based on the 1963 Caldecott Medal-winning book by acclaimed author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day and Other Stories will whisk your family into the classic storybook. This charming, intimate show follows a young boy as he joyfully experiences the first snowfall of the year. Join Peter and his dog, Willie, for a day of exploration and imagination. Fifty-five years since it was originally published, The Snowy Day remains a deeply loved and profoundly influential story.
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Dates: 
10/21/2017
10/22/2017
10/28/2017

Location:

250 Dairy Barn Lane
Fort Mill, SC, 29715
United States

Phone:

(803) 547-4575
Time: 
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Fall Frolic at Anne Springs Close Greenway

Celebrate fall every weekend in October with the Fall Frolic on the Anne Springs Close Greenway, featuring a myriad of fall festival fun from horse rides and hay bale mazes to the four-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch.
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Dates: 
10/21/2017
10/22/2017
10/28/2017
Time: 
Sat 10am - 6pm Sun 11am - 6pm

Location:

Red Wolf Farm
4137 Providence Mill Rd.
Maiden, NC, 28650
United States

Phone:

828-428-1445

Pumpkin Patch

Red Wolf Farm uses natural growing practices and offers pumpkin patch-pick in the field during fall. We have walking trails through the woods, a playground, pedal tractors, and pumpkin painting. We also have blacksmithing demonstrations. Other events, demonstrations, and activities are constantly being added.
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Dates: 
10/28/2017

Organization:

Kannapolis Arts

Location:

West Avenue
Kannapolis, NC, 28081
United States
Time: 
12 PM - 5 PM

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Candy Crawl

Come out to our third annual Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Candy Crawl! We will have artists and performers as well as candy and hope to see everyone dressed out in their favorite costumes to celebrate the Halloween season!
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Dates: 
10/21/2017
10/22/2017
10/28/2017

Location:

16445 Poplar Tent Rd
Huntersville, NC, 28078
United States

Phone:

(704) 896-5555
Time: 
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Carolina Renaissance Festival

History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more! Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot! Huzzah!
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Dates: 
10/28/2017
03/17/2018
04/21/2018

Location:

9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28223
United States

Phone:

(704) 687-8622
Time: 
Varies

Open House The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Open House The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
10/21/2017

Location:

130 North Tyron St.
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

(704) 372-1000
Time: 
7:30 PM

The Red Shoes

A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Matthew Bourne’s magical new adaptation of the legendary Powell and Pressburger film reunites the team who brought you New Adventures’ worldwide hit, Sleeping Beauty, with sumptuous designs by Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound). This world premiere is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerizing music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Martin Scorsese), whose work ranges from the witty and playfully robust to the achingly romantic and bittersweet. The music will be played live by the New Adventures Orchestra. An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences, The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
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Dates: 
10/20/2017
10/21/2017
10/22/2017

Location:

300 E. Seventh St
Charlotte, NC, 28208
United States

Phone:

704-973-2828
Time: 
varies

Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins

Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin’ is brewin’ and about to begin. One of the most popular Disney stories of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a “Practically Perfect” musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins delighted audiences on Broadway. Now, the mysterious nanny flies into Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, where she’ll use a “spoonful of sugar” and a little magic to help the troubled Banks family come together again. Mary Poppins turns England upside down with the help of Burt, Mrs. Corry, park statues and other friends. Join us and the Banks family for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time!
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Dates: 
10/20/2017
Time: 
6 to 9 p.m.

Location:

Chestnut Square Park
320 Chestnut Pkwy
Indian Hills, NC, 28079
United States

Phone:

(704) 821-5401

Halloween Candy Crawl

One of our most popular events of the year returns - and this time with even more candy! The Halloween Candy Crawl will include numerous vendors from across Indian Trail handing out candy, as well as fun and games, contests and much more!
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Dates: 
11/04/2017
11/10/2017
01/06/2018

Organization:

Cannon School

Location:

5801 Poplar Tent Road
Concord, NC, 28027
United States

Phone:

704-786-8171
Time: 
Varies

Open House Cannon School

Open House Cannon School
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Dates: 
10/20/2017
10/21/2017
10/22/2017
Time: 
Fridays: 5 - 9 Saturdays: 10 - 9 Sundays: 2-8

Location:

Devine Farm
2675 St. James Ch. Rd.,
Newton, NC, 28658
United States

Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Enjoy an 8 acre maze with lots of food. You can also bottle feed calves and so much more!
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Dates: 
10/31/2017
11/01/2017
11/02/2017

Location:

130 North Tyron St.
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

(704) 372-1000
Time: 
varies

On Your Feet!

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to Miami and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.
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Dates: 
04/23/2018

Location:

130 North Tyron St.
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

(704) 372-1000
Time: 
7:30 PM

Scrap Arts Music

Scrap Arts Music [skrap-artz-myoo’zik] – noun. 1. An internationally renowned, athletic next-generation percussion ensemble. 2. An earth-friendly, Vancouver-based company that creates unforgettable performances using mobile instruments artfully crafted from industrial scraps. 3. Five extraordinary, virtuosic and innovative drummers. 4. The group that transforms “scrap” into “art,” and “arts” into “music”. SCRAP•ARTS•MUSIC delivers intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and the hottest –most inventive– reuse of materials on stage today. With instruments fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, Scrap Arts Music’s original instruments and music are as visually striking as they are sonically riveting. Audiences from four continents have welcomed this electrifying quintet with unbridled enthusiasm, embracing their intoxicating mix of music, movement and spectacle. Transcending language, culture and age, Scrap Arts Music offers a highly physical, wildly theatrical and thoroughly entertaining taste of the musical vanguard. Suitable for all ages.
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Dates: 
10/27/2017
10/28/2017
10/29/2017

Organization:

Theatre Charlotte

Location:

501 Queens Rd
Charlotte, NC, 28207
United States

Phone:

704.376.3777
Time: 
varies

The Grapes of Wrath

When John Steinbeck wrote his Novel about dispossessed Oklahoma sharecroppers heading west in search of the promised land of California, he was also writing about a nation in search of itself. This groundbreaking adaptation takes the audience through the narrative of the Joad family's travails — a winding trail on Route 66 blighted by poverty, deaths, desertions, labor violence, and natural disasters. Mr. Galati conveys the loneliness of the open road with the assistance of an evocative score, which echoes Woodie Guthrie and other heartland music. Its themes — the importance of family, community, endurance and sacrifice — are as powerful today as they were when Steinbeck penned the book. A powerful and deeply affecting stage version of one of the masterpieces of American literature, The Grapes of Wrath won a Tony Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play.
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Dates: 
10/27/2017
Time: 
5:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:

Harrisburg Park
191 Sims Parkway
Harrisburg, NC, 28075
United States

Phone:

(704) 455-5614

Trick or Treat in the Park

Hundreds of costumed trick or treaters gather in Stallings Road Park each year for costume contests, games, trick or treating with local merchants and more.
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Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
10/21/2017
Time: 
Weekdays 1pm - 7pm Saturdays 9am -7pm Sundays 12n - 7pm

Location:

The Hunter Farm
13624 Providence Rd
Weddington, NC, 28104
United States

Pumpkin Patch

Our Fall Pumpkin Patch is a great place for the whole family to enjoy the trill of the hunt for the perfect pumpkin. Join us for a hay wagon ride to the milk barn, petting barn, where you can feed the animals, then to the pumpkin patch.
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Dates: 
10/21/2017

Organization:

Town of Harrisburg

Location:

4100 Main St. Suite 101
Harrisburg, NC, 28075
United States

Phone:

(704) 455-5614
Time: 
11am to 7pm

Harrisburg Art Walk

The Fall 2017 Harrisburg ARTwalk is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2017. The event is free to attend. Visitors to the event can expect to see over 150 Art vendors - everything from paintings, to pottery, metal work, jewelry, hand-made bath soaps and lotions, bags, apparel, and more! Food trucks will also be on site for your enjoyment.
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Dates: 
10/20/2017
10/21/2017
10/22/2017

Organization:

Carolina BalloonFest

Location:

121 N. Center St
Statesville, NC, 28677
United States

Phone:

704-818-3307
Time: 
see website

Carolina BalloonFest

The 44th Carolina BalloonFest will take place October 20 - 22, 2017 in Statesville, NC. Over 50 hot air balloons and more!
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Dates: 
10/21/2017
10/22/2017
10/28/2017
Time: 
11am - 5pm

Location:

Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd
Charlotte, NC, 28273
United States

Phone:

704-588-2600

Great Pumpkin Fest

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.
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Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
10/21/2017
Time: 
Mon - Fri 3pm - 6pm Sat 10am - 6pm Sun 10am - 6pm

Location:

Riverbend Farm
12150 McManus Rd
Midland, NC, 28107
United States

Phone:

(704) 888-2891

Pumpkin Patch

Stock up on your October pumpkin needs at this 22 acre pumpkin farm.
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Dates: 
10/25/2017
11/07/2017
11/16/2017

Location:

1145 Pineville Matthews Road
Matthews, NC, 28105
United States

Phone:

704.849.9723
Time: 
9:30 am and 6:30 pm

Open House Carmel Christian School

We look forward to showing you our beautiful campus and giving you the opportunity to see the excitement and enthusiasm in the classrooms, our excellent academic offerings and most importantly, our heart for the Lord. Come and experience Carmel Christian’s campus firsthand on an Admissions tour.
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Dates: 
10/21/2017

Organization:

North Carolina Zoo

Location:

4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC, 27205
United States

Phone:

1.800.488.0444
Time: 
10am-2pm

Creatures of the Night

Whooooo’s afraid of the dark? Come get batty at the Zoo and we will shed some light on the mysteries of what goes “bump in the night.” We will have a howling good time!
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