Fall is finally here!
As the leaves continue to change color and shops and restaurants pump out pumpkin spice everything, it’s time to grab your friends, lace up your boots with the fur, and find some fried turkey legs.
In no particular order, here are the top 5 biggest fall festivals happening around Charlotte this year:
#1 Renaissance Festival
The Carolina Renaissance Festival is taking place over 8 consecutive weekends this October and November (each Saturday and Sunday).
#2 University City Wine Fest
The award-winning University City Wine Fest is returning this year, taking place on October 22 in the heart of University City at Armored Cow Brewing Co.
This year’s festival will feature over 50 different wines, ciders and brews. Attendees will experience four hours of access to sample local, regional, national and global wines and drinks while enjoying live music and access to local small business vendors.
#3 Taste of Charlotte Festival
This weekend the Taste of Charlotte Festival is “Bigger, Better, and on the Field”!
The Food Lion Taste of Charlotte Festival returns October 7-9. You’re invited to join us for a weekend of food, music, and fun in the heart of Uptown Charlotte at Truist Field, home of the Charlotte Knights. Taste of Charlotte is the area’s largest outdoor family festival, featuring tasting restaurant samples with entertainment for all ages. Admission to the festival is free.
#4 Lincoln County Apple Festival
The Lincoln County Apple Festival attracts more than 80,000 visitors to charming downtown Lincolnton every October.
It’s the 50th anniversary of this massive apple-themed festival, with games, arts and crafts, and more apples and apple-related products than you can imagine.
#5 2022 Highland Games
Clover’s annual Highland Games | Feis Chlobhair is a unique and cultural event celebrating the ancestral ties of Clover, SC to the British Isles.
This event hosted at New Centre Park Ampitheate is an opportunity to encourage the growth of the shared heritage by showcasing individuals who practice Scottish and Scots-Irish athletics, arts & crafts, music, and traditions. From this event, it is Clover’s hope to instill and inspire the younger generation to keep traditions alive.