weekender 28.-30. Oct: Game Festival, Artist Tour, Halloween and More Halloween – corneliustoday.com | Wonder Mind Kids

Twenty artists participating in the Lakeside Artist Studio Tour will offer work in a variety of mediums including pottery, painting and mixed media, enamelling, woodturning, metalwork, fused glass and more.

Here are the highlights of what’s happening around Lake Norman this weekend.

27-29 October

Boos and Brews is a theater festival of 10-minute Halloween-themed plays that runs from October 27th to 29th.

6th Annual Bos & Brews game festival

8 p.m. | 27-29 October. 10-minute Halloween-themed plays, spooky/ghost-oriented (comedy or drama). $15. The Actor’s Laboratory, 20700 N. Main Street, Suite 112, Cornelius.

28 Oct

Halloween march

5 p.m. | Oct 28 Davidson’s retailers and other attendees hand out goodies along Main Street, starting at City Hall and down to (and including) Depot Street. Demonstrators can queue from 4:45 p.m. Regular Halloween trick-or-treats continue to take place around town on October 31st.

Downtown Mooresville Candy Grave

3pm-5pm | 28 Oct. Children and adults can dress up and visit downtown shops that hand out candy.

halloween party

28 Oct 5-8pm music by Sara Kelly; 6-8pm trick-or-treating for kids; 9pm-1am (adults only) Music by DJ Menson. overflow, 137 Mecklenburg Rd., Mooresville.

concert

9 p.m. | 28 Oct Trixter acoustic show. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the box office. Boatyard LKN, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius

28-30 October

Lakeside Artist Studio Tour

10:00 – 18:00 Friday and Saturday; Noon – 4 p.m. Sunday. | Six studios and neighborhood locations on the Brawley School Road Peninsula will open their doors for attendees to explore the artists’ work environments, meet visiting artists, and purchase merchandise. Click here for the map of locations.

29 Oct

Halloween treat trail

17:30-22:30 | October 29th. The Halloween Treat Trail is a free trick-or-treating event for children 12 and under. Local businesses distribute nut-free, pre-packaged candy to children in their silly or spooky costumes. Families can also enjoy post-trail games and activities, as well as a spooky photo area. The town is showing a Halloween-themed film at sunset. Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road.

Trick or treating at Birkdale Village

10am-12pm | 29 Oct Come dressed up in your costumes and trick or treat at Birkdale Village. Check in with the concierge to receive a map of participating restaurants and retailers.

National Coming Out Day

2pm-5pm | 29 Oct A celebration of National Coming Out Day on the Davidson Town Green. Enjoy music by Eddie Kennedy. Summit Coffee and Carrburritos will be there along with affirming faith groups, Davidson Lifeline, PFLAG and other businesses and community organizations. The event is organized by Lake Norman Families Allies Queers (LKN FAQ), an evolving community project dedicated to creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth.

Costume & Candy Crawl

11:00 am – 1:00 pm 29 October. This is a free event for children under 12 with adult supervision. Face painter and balloon artist. Dress up in your Halloween costume and trick or treat at Regency Village, 7725 Regency Park Drive, Huntersville.

Owl-O-Ween

10 am | 29 Oct Owloween is a fun family day out where you can trick or treat along the trail and learn about owls. Costume contest that can be entered throughout the weekend by visiting the Birds of Prey Center disguised as a bird. Tickets $12 for adults; $10 for seniors, teachers, adults in the military; $8 students 4 and up with student ID; free for children up to 3 years and members. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Rd., Huntersville.

Unity in the community Large group meetings

10 am | Oct. 29. Race and identity: a conversation between the generations. The speaker is Ridgely Chapman, Founder and CEO of Global Minds United. Unity in Community is a diverse, community-based nonprofit organization striving to achieve racial justice in Lake Norman through small and large group engagement, education and activism. The UiC is non-partisan. Davidson United Methodist Church – Chapel, 302 S. Main St., Davidson.

Oktoberfest in North Carolina

1pm-5pm | 29 Oct. Arts and Crafts Festival. There will be food, bouncy castle, children’s activities, face painting, coupons, discounts, entertainment and more. Free and family friendly. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, Gold Hall, 4751 North Carolina 49.

Autumn Flower Festival

1pm-6pm | 29 Oct. One day event to celebrate harvest season, cut flowers and hemp through agritourism on our family farm, accompanied by the unique local arts and crafts community, local food and craft beer, with activities and fun for the family. Tickets $15. Blackberry Ridge Farm, 14820 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.

Sheldon’s K9’s Fall Festival

10 a.m. – 2 p.m | 29 Oct. Music, food, local vendors and live demonstrations by the Mooresville Police Department’s K9 unit. GoPro Motorplex, 130 Motorplex Drive, Mooresville.

Movies in the Park

twilight | October 29th. The films begin at nightfall and are free to the public. “Goose flesh.” Veterans Park – Downtown Huntersville. Bring blankets and deckchairs.

3rd Annual Adult Halloween Party

Noon – 11 p.m. | 29 Oct 18+ after 7pm. Live music, food and drink specials, games, costume contest, prizes. No tickets required. Royal Bliss, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Cosmic Charlie – High Energy Grateful Dead

8 p.m. | October 29th. Rather than closely emulating the dead, Cosmic Charlie chooses to use the energy and style of the dead as a foundation to build upon. Tickets are $20; Call 704-358-9200 to order. Visulite Theater, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte 28204.

Wine on the vine

6:30pm-9pm | October 29th. Join members of the Greenway, Trail & Bikeway Commission on the Downtown Green for live music, finger food, lights and wine as you stroll the new greenway. The $10 ticket includes two glasses of wine and a small box of desserts/snacks. Ticket sales end on October 20th. Trail Head, 103 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville.

Halloween Brew Boo Tour

Noon-18:30 | 29 Oct Tour departs from Kilted Buffalo – Langtree, 119 Landing Drive, Mooresville. $49.95 / $59.95 after October 10th. Transportation and complimentary pizza before heading to four breweries: Lost Worlds, Eleven Lakes, D9, and Primal. Prizes for the best costumes.

Brew and save food

3pm-7pm | October 29th. Piedmont Animal Rescue Event featuring a band, costume contest and candy for kids, food truck, fun and adoptable pets to meet. Iredell County Fairgrounds, 630 N. Main St., Troutman.

D9. anniversary celebration

12 p.m. | 29 Oct Celebrate the anniversary of D9 Brewing and Halloween. Start publishing Special Variants of Head of the Horseman at noon. Also enjoy pumpkin painting, a trunk or treat, and a costume parade at 2:00 p.m. Where a costume for a chance at a prize. Chizaco’s food truck will be there and Thomas Anthony will take the mic at 7 p.m. D9 Brewery, 11138 Treynorth Dr. Cornelius.

A haunted shipyard

6 p.m. | 29 Oct Halloween Spooktacular and Costume Party with Cash Prizes. Live music by We Got the Beat. $20 upfront and $25 at the door. Lake Norman Boatyard, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Birkdale big screen

noon | 29 Oct NCAA football.

3:30 p.m. | Oct 29 – NCAA Football.

The performances are free to all visitors and seating is available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Cool boxes are prohibited. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

30 Oct

Historical – Spirit Day

2-5 p.m | Oct. 30 Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 30 Oct Event hosted by Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont. standing room for non-members; Tickets here. Activities from 12pm to 4pm including mummy bowling, witch hat ring toss, arts and crafts.

stem or treat

5pm Oct 30 | Open to the community. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius.

blood, platelet drive

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 30th of October. One Blood’s big red buses can collect whole blood donations or platelet donations. To register for a whole blood or double RBC donation, use this link; Use this link to register for a platelet donation. Community In Christ Lutheran Church parking lot, 7621 Norman Island Drive.

Until October 27th

Annual Artoberfest

12 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Tuesday Friday. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Saturday. Local artists exhibit at the Mooresville Arts Depot, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville.

Until October 31st

Carrigans / Scarrigans farm

Daily pumpkin harvest. Pumpkin patch includes hay wagon to petting zoo and pumpkin patch. Haunted path for children from 12 years. Advance reservations are required for both activities. Pumpkin picking cost is $14 per person and includes one pumpkin. Haunted Trail is priced between $20-$40 per person depending on the date. 1261 Oakridge Farm Highway, Mooresville.

Until October 31st

Annual pumpkin patch

Hodges Family Farm Main Entrance, 3780 Rocky River Rd. East, Charlotte. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, Heuberg for climbing and jumping, farm animals, photo opportunities, picnic areas. On Saturdays and Sundays you can also expect: $5 parking, hay rides, farm shop, treats for purchase.

Through Nov 11

Mud in the mill exhibition

10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Cornelius Art Center Gallery, 19725 Oak St.

The 29th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace takes place over the weekends through November 20th. Photo from Carolina Renaissance Festival

Until November 20th

29th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays. rain or shine; no pets. Free parking. Go online for details and ticket prices. 16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville.

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