Local events in Charlotte, NC.

Discover the Best Fall Events in Charlotte, NC: Festivals, Fairs, and More

As the leaves change colors and the air turns crisp, Charlotte, NC becomes a hub of bustling fall activities. From cultural festivals to spooky Halloween events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Below are some must-attend events that will make your autumn unforgettable.

1. Matthews Alive Festival

Date: August 30 to September 2, 2024
Time: Varies by day
Location: Downtown Matthews, NC
Cost: Free (Additional costs for rides and games)
Features: Enjoy live music, rides, games, art vendors, and a kid’s zone. The Labor Day parade is a must-see!

For more details, visit the Matthews Alive website.

2. Yiasou Greek Festival

Date: September 6 to 8, 2024
Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday and Saturday); 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sunday)
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Charlotte, NC
Cost: Admission details will be updated soon
Features: Savor authentic Greek food, enjoy music and dance, and tour the beautiful cathedral.

Check out their official website for more info.

3. Cabarrus County Fair

Date: September 6 to 14, 2024
Time: Varies by day
Location: Cabarrus Events & Arena Center, Concord, NC
Cost: TBA
Features: Enjoy thrilling rides, livestock competitions, and delicious fair food.

Details can be found on their official website.

4. Charlotte International Arts Festival

Date: September 13 to 29, 2024
Time: Varies
Location: Multiple locations including Uptown Charlotte and Ballantyne’s Backyard
Cost: Varies; many events are free
Features: Interactive art installations, live performances, and much more in one of Charlotte’s most anticipated events of the year.

Visit the festival website for event details and schedules.

5. Scarowinds

Date: Select nights from September 15 to October 29, 2024
Location: Carowinds Theme Park
Features: Thrill-seekers can navigate haunted mazes, scare zones, and live entertainment.

More information is available on the Carowinds website.

6. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecktoberfest

Date: September 15-17, 22-25, 2024
Location: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Features: Enjoy traditional German food, live music, and a stein-holding contest in the largest Biergarten in the Southeast.
Details: Visit the brewery’s website for more information.

7. Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill

Date: September 16 to October 29, 2024
Location: Rural Hill, Huntersville, NC
Features: Navigate one of the Southeast’s largest corn mazes, perfect for families and Instagram lovers.
Check more details here.

Charlotte in the fall offers a unique blend of cultural richness, thrilling events, and family-friendly fun. Whether you’re a local or visiting, make sure these events are on your fall bucket list.

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