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Our Favorite Fall Festivals and Activities in Charlotte

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Fall is the season of pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider, and football, which means it’s basically the best of the four seasons. If you’re like us, you’re already creating that “Things to Do This Fall” list.

From pumpkin-picking to family hayrides, there are tons of things to do in Charlotte this fall before Halloween comes around. (Speaking of Halloween, we’ve got a list of cool events for that too!)

We’ll update this list as more events pop up, but for now, here are some of our fave fall activities!

1. Apple Picking

There’s nothing better than some fresh apples for a made-from-scratch apple pie. For some u-pick orchards, you can already go ahead and start picking apples, but we suggest checking the availability before you go! Hours and prices vary.

2.Pumpkin Picking

Some people might think it’s too early, but we think it’s the perfect time to pick some pumpkins!

Not sure where to pick the perfect pumpkin? Well, you’re in luck we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pumpkin patches around Charlotte that we think you’ll love. Hours and prices vary.

📷 Carolina Renaissance Festival

Not exactly a “fall activity,” but it’s definitely a Carolina staple this time of the year. History comes alive with non-stop, all-day entertainment, arts and crafts, games, jousting tournaments, and more.

There will also be unique rides such as Da Vinci’s Flying Machine, the World’s Largest Rocking Horse, and Voyage to the New World. We can smell the turkey legs already!

Pro tip: You can save $26.00 on opening weekend admission by receiving two adult tickets for the price of one with purchase at the Festival box office with a valid coupon. (Valid on October 5th and 6th only.) Get the coupon here!

Event Details
🗓 Through NOV 24 | SAT & SUN 10AM–5:30PM
📍16445 Poplar Tent Rd

These are just a few of the fall things we’re looking forward to for the remainder of this season. For more events and fun things to do in Charlotte, download the UNATION app and follow along with us on Instagram at @StufftoDoinCharlotte.

Happy fall, y’all!

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Kayla Gil

Kayla Gil

Kayla is a City Manager for UNATION and author for the UNATION app For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Charlotte area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinCharlotte on Instagram and Facebook..

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