By Katie Moosbrugger
Fall is my favorite time of year for so many reasons, and the sheer number of fall festivals in our area is one of them. Once again we’ve compiled a list of local events packed with fun, food, crafts, and more for your entire family. Make a point to check this post often as we’ll update it with any new festivals we learn about. All of these events are listed on our Event Page!
If your favorite fall festival is not listed below, please email Katie@TriadMomsOnMain.com to get it added.
Greensboro, Burlington, and Surrounding Areas
National Folk Festival
Various locations around Greensboro
Three-day outdoor event presented FREE to the public. This festival celebrates the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. It features over 300 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, and craftspeople in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory Southern and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades, and more. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Central Carolina Fair
Sept. 9 – 18
Featuring spectacular rides, carnival food and games, musical entertainment and attractions for all ages, the 118th annual edition of the Central Carolina Fair will begin Friday, September 9 and run through Sunday, September 18. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
17 Days: Greensboro’s Arts & Culture Festival
Various locations in Greensboro
17DAYS Arts & Culture Festival runs September 9 through September 25, 2016. You can experience more than 100 events across the city in dozens of unique venues. From musical classics to Americana roots-rock, award-winning theatre and dance to storytelling, the visual arts, galleries and everything in between. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
20th Anniversary of Black Family Day in NC
Sept. 10 at 2:45 pm
303 S Scales St, Reidsville
Included are day of workshops, gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop, spoken word artists, spiritual & civic leaders. Vendors from all over the region bring arts, crafts, and products of interest to the Black community. Ethnic and traditional menus are on hand in the food village. The Family Fun Village will feature games, bounces, face painting, & more. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Burlington Carousel Festival
September 17 from 10 am to 6 pm
September 18 from 1 pm to 6 pm
Burlington City Park
The 2016 Carousel Festival is a FREE 2 day music festival featuring art and antiques, great food, music and amusement park rides. The Carousel Festival will host three stages of unique bands and performers. This event is pet friendly! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Co-Hops Beer Festival 2016
September 17, 2pm – 5pm
Company Shops Market 268 E Front St, Burlington
The largest beer event in Burlington! Enjoy unlimited sampling from over 15 North Carolina breweries, and then bring home a piece of the magic with your own mixed six-pack of your favorite brews. Bring your age 21+ friends, family, and DD, and come celebrate good beer and good times with Company Shops Market! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Tate Street Festival
September 18 from 1 to 7 pm
Tate Street, Greensboro
Music, Arts, Crafts, Food and MORE! This annual Greensboro Street Festival showcases the work of more than 60 local and regional artists, musicians and performers. This is a free event. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
8th Annual AppleFest
September 24 and 25
7618 Laurens Ln, Gibsonville, North Carolina 27249
Ride to leave from Chunks Hawg Haven beside Greensboro Harley Davidson off of Randelman Rd. Kickstands up at 11:30am. Registration starts at 10:00am!! Ride ends at Applefest after party! $20 for bike/rider $10 for passenger. Gates open at 3:00pm for those not riding in the ride for the after party. Gate entry for those not riding $15 Kids 12 and under FREE Survivors get in FREE There will be Vendors on site for food and merchandise. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Bur-Mil Park Fall Festival
October 8 from 10 am to 3 pm
Free and open to the public! A fun-filled family event to kick off the fall season! Enjoy food, games, hayrides, face-painting, balloon animals, and buy a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Enjoy more than 40 vendors and exhibitors, music, dancing, and other forms of entertainment. While you’re there, stop by the Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center to visit live exhibits. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Gibsonville Fall Festival
October 8 from 10 am to 4 pm
The Annual Gibsonville Fall Festival is a growing community and family oriented event attracting thousands of people each year. The festival offers an opportunity for residents of Alamance, Guilford, and surrounding areas to enjoy arts and crafts, foods, children’s activities, business exhibits, garden train, and great live entertainment. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Downtown Mebane Autumn Fest
October 8 from 10 am to 5 pm
Free Admission. Hayrides, Shopping , Kid Zone, Music, Food Vendors and Antiques on the Street. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Fall Family Fun Night
October 8th 3 – 9pm
Lake Cammack Park & Marina, 4790 Union Ridge Road Burlington
Burlington Recreation & Parks invites families to the annual Fall Family Fun Night. Bring the family to Lake Cammack for an evening full of carnival type games, hot dogs, chips, drinks, hot chocolate, hayrides, and more. Families can also enjoy a movie on the big outdoor screen. Bring a blanket and enjoy the popcorn as you and your family watch the movie under the stars. Rain date: Sunday, October 9th • 3pm – 9pm
Touch A Truck
October 9 from 12 pm to 4 pm
The Fresh Market Parking Lot, 1560 Highwoods Blvd., Greensboro
Touch A Truck is an interactive event where children can climb upon, explore, and learn about various vehicles in a fun, festival-type atmosphere. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Reidsville Fall Jubille
October 15 from 10 am to 9 pm
Market Square, Reidsville
Event organizers are still lining up vendors for what promises to be a great family event! Check the web site for updates, as well as their Facebook page HERE. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Providence Fall Festival
Saturday, October 15 from 4 pm- 7:30 pm
Providence Presbyterian Church, 4600 Lake Brandt Rd, Greensboro, North Carolina 27455
Fall Festival at Starmount Presbyterian Church
October 16 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Starmount Presbyterian Church, West Market Street, Greensboro
Live music by cruise control, Porter House food truck, Face Painting, Hayride, Trick or treating. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Center City Park Fall Festival
October 16 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Center City Park, Greensboro
Celebrate the coming of Fall! The fall festival features live music, food trucks, beers, games for kids & adults and more! Proceeds benefit the FREE seasonal programming in Center City Park! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Greater Glenwood Fall Festival
October 21st 6 pm- 9 pm
Glenwood Ave & Grove St., Greensboro
The Greater Glenwood Neighborhood Association’s Fall Festival will be held on this season’s last evening of the Grove Street People’s Market! The festival is free and open to the public. There will be games, face-painting, crafts, food, local vendors and a chance for people to come out and meet their neighbors. This festival is kid-friendly, with prizes and games! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
October 22 from 2 to 6 pm
Greensboro Historical Museum (festival takes place in grassy area next to museum)
Halloween festival and costume contest. Activities include a bounce house, spooky maze, game booths, bingo, removable tattoos, face-painting, arts and crafts, trick-or-treating, music, Thriller dance lessons, and storytelling. Festivities take place in the grassy area next to the Greensboro Historical Museum.
2nd Annual Tractor & Treat
October 25 from 6 to 8 pm
Summerfield Farms, 3203 Pleasant Ridge Rd, Summerfield, NC
Trick or Treating (from vendors like you that decorate fun booths!) • Climb and Crawl (on farm equipment) • Costume Contest • Balloon Twisting • Photograph Area • Haymaze • Live Music ( new for 2016! ) • Food Trucks ( new for 2016! )
West Market Street Church Fall Festival
Wednesday October 26 from 6:30-8 pm
West Market Street UMC, 302 West Market Street, 3rd Floor Children’s Area
Take part in a family friendly FREE evening of games, crafts and lots of candy. Wear your costume and come make new friends! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
October 28 from 3 – 5 pm
Burlington Recreation & Parks in partnership with the Burlington Downtown Corporation presents the 6th annual Burlington Downtown Halloween Spooktacular. Kids 12 and under are invited to participate in a costume parade through downtown that ends with trick-or-treating. FREE event. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Christ Church Trunk or Treat and Carnival
There will be trunk-loads of candy for children’s safe trick-or-treating pleasure. There will also be a trunk-decorating contest (no gory or scary themes, please)! See website for more details.
October 29 from 5 to 8 pm
Kernersville Wesleyan Church, North Main Street, Kernersville
Free food and prizes, trick or treat, inflatables. See website for more details.
Morehead UMC Trunk or Treat
October 29th from 4 – 6pm
3214 Horse Pen Creek Rd Greensboro, NC 27410
Trunk-or-Treat in parking lot. Followed by a “sing-along” and Smores by all.
Dark in the Park
October 29 from 5 pm to 9 pm
Burlington City Park, Burlington
Ride the amusement rides, enter the costume contest, play carnival games and enjoy an evening of Halloween fun at City Park. Costume contest at 5:30pm, glow in the dark hoop dancing and more Halloween fun. Halloween Fireworks show at 8pm. FREE event. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Oct. 29 from 3-5 pm
Irving Park United Methodist Church, Greensboro
Calling all Ghouls and Goblins, Princes and Princesses! Come out and have fun playing games, making crafts, eating treats, and so much more! Grab your light sabers, amulets, scary masks, and funny hats and join in what is sure to make you shout Happy Howl-oween! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Trick-Or-Treat in Downtown Greensboro
October 29th 11am – 5pm
Bring the family for a Trick-Or-Treat at participating Downtown Greensboro businesses!
Pick up a candy bag, list of participating business and get your facepainted at Urban Grinders and then set off for treats! All participating businesses will have a pumpkin displayed in their window.
Monster Mash Festival
October 29 from 6 to 9 pm
Glenwood Recreation Center, Greensboro
Bring the whole family for an evening of fun with games, candy, special guests, music, and more. This is a Glenwood neighborhood partnership event for all ages. Stories and art activities are offered by the Glenwood Branch Library.
4915 Guilford College Rd, GreensboroInflatables, Amusement Rides, Food Vendors & more!
United Way Trunk-or-Treat
Oct 30th from 2-4pm
United Way of Greater Greensboro 1500 Yanceyville St, Greensboro
Fun, family-friendly event with United Way Young Leaders, community partners, and volunteers as they decorate the trunks of their cars and fill them with candy and treats! Bring your little ghosts and ghouls, princesses and superheroes in costume to TRUNK-or-TREAT!
Ellisboro Baptist Church Fall Festival
October 30 from 5 to 7 pm
1604 Ellisboro Road, Madison, NC 27025
Enjoy a Chili Kick-off where adults can win prizes , dinner for all, plus music from the Christian band “We Are One.” Buggles, the Christian clown, will be doing face painting. Plus, Hall of Treats, trunk or treat, hay rides, costume contest (please no scary/demonic costumes). Cake walks for adults and children, and much more. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
October 30 from 5 to 7 pm
Northwest Guildford High School, 5240 NW School Rd, Greensboro 27409
Come join in the fun with Awaken Church of the Triad! There will be bounce houses, games, prizes, free food, trunk or treating and more. This will be a great event that the whole family can enjoy. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
October 31 from 6 to 8 pm
Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, 631 East Florida Street, Greensboro
It’s that time Again! The Trinity family will be hosting its Annual Fall Festival! This family-filled, FREE, FUN AND SAFE event will be TONS of fun for all Kid and Kids at Heart!! Some of the activities include: Bouncy Houses, Face Painting, Tons of FOOD, Treats (with Healthy Alternatives Available), Costume Contest, MUSIC, and Crafts. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Trunk R Treat
October 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Guilford Elementary School, 920 Stage Coach Trl, Greensboro, NC 27410
Sponsored by Wendover Hills Wesleyan Church. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
November 12 from 10 am to 4 pm
Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Rd, Greensboro
Showcasing over 50 potters from NC, SC, and VA. Free admission. A large selection of handmade, functional, decorative, and sculptural pottery will be available for sale. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Winston-Salem and Surrounding Areas
All Weekends in September: Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm
Millstone Creek Orchard, Winston-Salem
Apple picking, cider pressing, story time, apple bobbing, hay rides, apple pie eating contests. Admission is $8/pp. Kids under 2 are FREE. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
September 8 – 11
Various locations throughout Winston-Salem
Bookmarks connects authors with readers of all ages together as renowned authors, illustrators, storytellers and chefs share their work and insights through readings, presentations, panel discussions, and booksignings. The festival partners with community organizations, reading related exhibitors, and food vendors. It will feature more than 40 authors along with creative and interactive activities for children. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
TimFest Food Truck Festival
September 7 from 5 – 7
St.Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem
TimFest is a food truck festival, featuring: Camel City Grill, Flite Time Wings, Street Meat Hot Dogs, Ardmore Ice Cream and Sundries, and Kona Ice. The entire community is invited to come eat, play games, jump in the bouncy house, and enjoy music. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Harvest Festival – Oyster Roast
Sept. 10 from 11 am to 5 pm
Raylen Vineyards and Winery, 3577 US-158, Mocksville
Complimentary glass of wine, live entertainment, food available for purchase. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Camel City Bikefest 2016
Sept. 10 from 11 am to 11 pm
Downtown Winston-Salem (Liberty St between 7th and MLK)
Sponsored by Smokin Harley Davidson & in association with Budweiser, Camel City BBQ & Biker Trash Nation. Come on out for Bikes, Bands, Beer, vendors and more! Hed Trip, Confuzion, White Knuckle Blackout, The Terrible Two’s, Absent Theory, Joey Nevada and more! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
International Village Food and Music Festival
Sept. 10 from Noon to 8 pm
Corpening Plaza, 231 1st St W, Winston-Salem
Live entertainment, vendors and art contest. Details in the web site link. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
SouthEast Crab Feast
Sept. 10 from 4 pm to 7 pm
Bolton Park 1600 Burke Mill Rd, Winston-Salem
This event offers the Low Country Coastal Heritage of outdoor cooking of fresh seafood. This highly anticipated event will offer ALL YOU CAN EAT fresh Blue Crabs, side of Fish & Chips, Music and a Family Friendly Environment for the entire family. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
5th Annual CBC Bluegrass Festival
September 10 from 11 am to 5:45 pm
1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville
Enjoy 6 hours of bluegrass and BBQ. Gates open at 10:00. Make sure to bring your chairs, maybe a picnic blanket. Definitely bring your family and friends Leave your pets, coolers, and alcohol at home, please. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Harvest Moon Festival
September 15 from 6 to 9 pm
Reynolda House, Winston-Salem
The annual Harvest Moon Festival features singer-songwriter Cashavelly Morrison performing covers and songs from her debut album The Kingdom Belongs to a Child. Enjoy the band and play games on the lawn and savor the delicious produce of the season from local farms, breweries, cider works, and food trucks. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
8th Annual Lillie’s Friends 5K and Festival
Sept. 17; 8:30 am Munchkin Mile Begins; 9 am Yellow Brick Road 5K Begins
Gateway YWCA, Winston-Salem
Lillie’s Friends “Follow The Yellow Brick Road” 5K will start and finish at the Gateway YWCA. The course will run through historic Washington Park and Old Salem. The race will be held in September which is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Participants will literally be “Going Gold” with our finish line color throw! Games, crafts, inflatables, face painting, costume contest, hot air balloon “rides” and so much more! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Davie County Zombie Parade & Festival
September 17 from 10 am to 8pm
Beach N Tans, 953 Salisbury Rd, Mocksville
A family event with Merchant & Food Vendors, Custom Vehicles, Special Guests, Zombie Walk, Kids Activities, Dancing, Zombie Walk (Parade), Kids Activities, and more. Profits go to Milling Manor located in Davie County. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Texas Pete Fest
September 17 from 11 am to 11 pm; September 18 from 12 pm to 8 pm
Free Admission. Three day festival celebrating the talent of local, regional and national chefs as well as live music. Visit the web site for details on participating restaurants, entertainment, locations and times. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
September 17 from 10 am to 4 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, Winston-Salem
Enjoy apples, crafts, music, food, and more! Noah’s Place will have a large petting zoo, Captain Jim’s will be performing magic in the Visitor Center, there will be games for children and much more! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
FIESTA Street Festival
This is an annual FREE street festival organized by the Hispanic League. All the funds raised from sponsors, vendors and donations support cultural, health, education and college scholarship programs for the Hispanic/Latino community. This event will cover a four-block area that includes the Sawtooth Center and the Milton Rhodes Center. Rain or shine. Enjoy live Latin music, cultural programs, a children’s area, tons of cuisine from all the different Latin American Countries, a beer and margarita garden and local arts and crafts. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Black Walnut Festival
September 24 from 10 am – 4 pm
5393 Ham Horton Lane, Bethania
The festival features Arts, Crafts, Food and Music in the historic Town of Bethania. The festival features crafters & artisans who show and sell their creations in one of the state’s most picturesque settings. Historic and beautiful Bethania, North Carolina sets the stage for this glorious event. Food vendors, non-profit displays, and music will be present to round Festival-Craftsmanout this day of fun. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Cricket’s Nest Craft Festival
Cricket’s Nest Craft Shop, Country Club Road, Winston-Salem
Cricket’s Nest sponsors an outdoor craft festival that is open to all vendors. Rain date October 1, 2016. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
September 24 from 11 am to 9 pm
Kinderton Business Park (Off US Hwy 158), Bermuda Run
This is a festival to celebrate artists and antiques of Davie County. Enjoy an all day festival with area musicians performing on the River Walk stage throughout the day. Several vendors will selling food and beverages for purchase. The event is FREE. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Sowing Seeds Children’s Festival & Food Drive
September 25 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Bailey Park, downtown Winston-Salem
Sowing Seeds Children’s Festival and Food Drive is an event for children, families, and friends! Expect children’s performances, along with family friendly acts like Central Library Ladies Music & Movement, Burns & Co Magic and Ventriloquism Show, music with Melissa, Terry Schupbach-Gordon Storyteller and Puppeteer, Kids Yoga with Ms Christene, Tam Tam Mandingue & Friends, Contemporary Ballet Co with Juxtaposition Studios, UNCSA Interim Community Music School, and special guest. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Dixie Classic Fair
Sept. 30 – Oct. 9
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, Winston-Salem
Delicious food, thrilling rides and the biggest pumpkins you’ve ever seen!
Sunday – Friday, 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Saturdays – 9:00 am–11:00 pm
Senior Adult Day, Starts 9:00 am, Tues., Oct. 4.
Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
October 1 from 10 am to 5 pm
King Central Park, King, NC
Activities for all ages. Live music performed at the amphitheatre features 50’s, oldies, bluegrass and gospel music. Also enjoy arts and crafts, children’s activities, a youth fishing tournament, a horseshoe pitching tournament, community-prepared country food, heritage demonstrations, miniature train rides, a classic cruise-in car show, kids’ Olympics, a corn hole tournament, contests and prize drawings. Free event. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
All October weekends: Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm
Millstone Orchard Creek, Winston-Salem
Pumpkin and gourd picking, cider pressing, pumpkin chunkin’, story time, pumpkin bowling, hayrides, pumpkin pie eating contest, fire pit roasting. Admission is $8 pp; kids under 2 are FREE. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
St. Leo Catholic School Fall Festival
October 7 from 5 pm to 8 pm
St. Leo’s hosts an annual Fall Festival in the front parking lot of the school. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Hops & Shop Fall Flea
October 9 from 12 to 5 pm
Foothills Tasting Room, Kimwell Drive, Winston-Salem
This is a different type of event! Socializing, shopping, community service, and much more! They will have 74 unique vendors selling a wide range of handmade products, up-cycled/repurposed goods, vintage & antiques… and even some local service promoters!! Plus food trucks to fill your belly, corn hole, a bounce house, face painting, and a DJ for some extra fun! You earn one FREE raffle ticket just for showing up!!! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Dark in the Park
October 13 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Bethabara Park, Winston-Salem
A Bethabara Concert Band & Family Evening with a Halloween twist. Food, games, music, and more! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Fulton Family YMCA Fall Festival
October 14 from 6-8pm
Fulton Family YMCA, 385 West Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem
Free to all! Bring your friends and family to enjoy trunk or treat, carnival games, bounce house, face painting, pumpkin decorating, bingo, hot dog dinner ($4.00), and storytelling. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Harvest Day at Old Salem
October 15 from 9:30am – 4:30pm
Old Salem Historic District
A fun-filled day of activities involving favorite fall foods from the harvest. Celebrate the fall harvest with hands-on activities, historic demonstrations, local exhibitors and more!
Farm Day at The Children’s Home
October 15 from 11 – 5
The Children’s Home, 1001 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem
Kids activities including a kids cow train, a duck race game, photo cutouts, a parent hangout, a pumpkin chucker (YES, a pumpkin chucker!), and much more! No maze this year. Pumpkins and concessions will be available for purchase. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
St. John’s Trunk or Treat
October 15 from 2 to 4 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2415 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
FREE event. Enjoy safely trick-or-treating with friends and neighbors. There will be plenty of candy, pumpkin painting, photo booth, fellowship and fun! We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items and or gently used coats to give to those in need. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
October 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA, Winston-Salem (near Hanes Park)
Bring the whole family and join in the fall fun with fire pits and s’mores, bounce houses, face painting, carnival games and more! Special prizes also available. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Southwest Elementary School Fall Festival
October 21 from 4 to 8:30 pm
Food trucks, carnival games, putt-putt, and more! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Day of the Dead Family Day
October 22, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Museum of Anthropology
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with crafts, activities, and food related to this unique holiday at this all-ages event. Admission is free.
Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch
October 22 from 11 am to 3 pm
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1210 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem
Pick out a pumpkin in our Pumpkin Patch and enjoy our annual Fall Festival. A barbecue meal will be served from 11 am to 1 pm, with all proceeds to benefit the Salvation Arty. There will be music, games for kids and the movie, Hotel Transylvania, will be shown.
Trunk or Treat
October 23 from 4 pm to 7 pm
First Christian Church, 1130 N. Main St, Kernersville
FREE event! Petting zoo, hay rides, games, food trucks & more!
Pumpkin Patch Palooza
Sunday, October 23 from 4 to 6 pm
Maple Springs United Methodist Church, 2569 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem
Join them for an epic community-wide celebration of pumpkins! Pumpkin Patch Palooza will feature free food, live music, games, prizes, inflatables, a petting zoo, and more.FREE admission and parking, donations of canned food accepted. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Trunk or Treat
Oct. 26 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Mineral Springs Baptist Church, 5460 Skylark Rd, Pfafftown
Includes hot dog supper
Oct. 26 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Old Town Baptist Church, 4386 Shattalon Dr, Winston-Salem
Trunk or Treat, Inflatables, Hot Dog supper & more!
Annual Fall Festival
October 28 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Jerry Long Family YMCA, Clemmons
Enjoy a FREE night of games, haunts, and family fun! Donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the Clemmons Food Pantry and recommended. Included: Carnival games, pumpkin patch and decorating, food trucks, bouncy houses, hay rides, bonfire with marshmellow roasting, haunted trail through woods, showing of “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” on back fields at 8 pm. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Fall Festival at Salem Baptist Christian School
Oct. 28 from 5 to 8 pm
429 S. Broad St, Winston-Salem
Inflatables, Dunking Booth, Games, Door Prizes, Food & more!
Winston-Salem Christian School, 3730 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem
Oct 28 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bounce Houses, Carnival Games, Food Trucks & more!
1st Annual Jeeper’s Creeper’s Trunk or Treat
October 29 from 3 pm to 8 pm
Foothills Brewing Co.’s Tasting Room, 3800 Kimwell Dr in Winston Salem
Camel City Off-Road, along side OVERT, Appalachian Off-Road and Jeepers United are hosting Jeeper’s Creeper’s Trunk or Treat at Foothills Brewing Taste Room. They will be lining the street with Jeeps and other OHV vehicles for a Trunk or Treat for the children. Awards for best costume and best participating vehicle. There will also be food and of course drinks, and local vendors. Participate in a raffle in which all proceeds will be donated to Brenners Children Hospital. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Green Meadows Baptist Church, 1646 US-601, Mocksville
Oct 29 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free event! Trunk or Treat, Inflatables, Live Music, Food & more!
Trunk or Treat
New Friendship Baptist Church, 4258 Old Lexington Rd, Winston-Salem
Oct 29 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free hotdogs & candy
Trunk or Treat at The River Church
Oct 29 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
11141 Old U.S. 52, Winston-Salem
Movie, games, prizes & more!
Heavenview United Pentecostal Church, 1410 W Clemmonsville Rd, Winston-Salem
Oct 29 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free event! Trunk or Treat, Carnival Games, Dunking Booth, Hot Dog Supper & more!
Truck & Treat at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
Sunday, October 30, 1-5 p.m.
Explore more than 25 vehicles, trick-or-treat for novelties and candy, enjoy DJ music, fun activities, a craft, and more! Halloween costumes are encouraged. $5 for members and nonmembers, Museum admission included. Coupons are not accepted at this fundraiser. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Trick or Treat in Old Salem
October 30, 6-7:30pm
Old Salem Historic District
Children can trick-or-treat at the doors of the historic buildings along Main Street between Salem Square (600 South Main Street) and the Frank L. Horton Museum Center (924 South Main Street) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Volunteers will be stationed at the doors of the historic buildings, giving out candy while the supply lasts. Some Old Salem residents will also be participating. Free event.
October 30 from 4 to 5:30 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 520 Summit St, Winston-Salem
Adults $10 Children 12 and under $5. Includes: Kids snacks, drinks, games, face painting, balloon artist, photo booth and more. Costumes optional.
Family Fall Festival
Oct. 30 from 4 pm to 7 pm.
College Park Baptist Church, 1701 Polo Rd, Winston-Salem
Trunk or Treat, Inflatables, Chili Soup, Candy & more!
Cornerstone Christian Church, 1585 NC-801, Advance, NC
Oct 30 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicken Stew, Mad Scientist, Games, Food & more!
Trunk-a-Treat at Morris Chapel UMC
Monday, October 31 beginning from 5:30 – 8 pm
Morris Chapel UMC, 2715 Darrow Road, Walkertown
This is a a child-friendly event. Please be mindful of your costume choices. Hotdogs will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 (monetary donations accepted), costume judging starts at 6 pm followed by the trunk-a-treat at 6:45 pm. Costume prizes for best costume (birth to 12 years old and adults). Also a prize for best group costume.
Reynolda Church, 2200 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem
Oct 31 at 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Free event! Trunk or Treat, Hayrides & Hot Dogs
Trunk or Treat at First Baptist Church (Stanleyville)
Oct 31 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
851 Ziglar Rd, Winston-Salem
Free event! Games, Prizes & more!
November 4 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm
Speas Global Elementary School, 2000 Polo Rd, Winston-Salem
Games, face-painting, cake walk, etc., food. $10 wrist bands give unlimited access to all the games. Adults free.
High Point, Kernersville, & Surrounding Areas
46th Annual Day in the Park Festival
September 17 from 11am – 5pm
City Lake Park 602 W Main St, Jamestown
Day in the Park returns to the Piedmont for its 46th festival with fun-filled, family-oriented entertainment, crafts, food and much more on Saturday, September 17. Nestled in the beautiful High Point City Lake Park, the festival is presented by the High Point Arts Council in cooperation with the High Point Parks & Recreation Department. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
September 24 from 9 am to 4 pm
Sponsored by Novant Health. This year’s annual event will be held on Saturday, September 24th in downtown Thomasville, NC. An important part of Everybody’s Day is the support the festival receives from multiple organizations within the community, especially Novant Health, volunteers, and City of Thomasville. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Kersey Valley Maize Adventure and Spookywoods
Open most weekends Sept – Nov. (Check website above for specific dates.)
In addition to the always fun ziplines, high ropes, laser tag, and escape, you will want to add Kersey Valley to your list of things to do this fall as you enjoy their Maize Adventure and Spookywoods! Maize Adventure is “get lost for the day” in this famous corn maze. Spookywoods takes fears to a whole new level during the Halloween Season. With hundreds of incredibly costumed actors, movie quality special effects, state of the art facilities, 30 years of blood screaming fans can’t be wrong! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
October 1 from 4 pm to 7 pm
Körner’s Folly, Kernersville
Kernersville Oktoberfest 2016 features local food and beverages inspired by German tradition. Enjoy seasonal beers and local treats in a festive atmosphere. Held on the lawn at Körner’s Folly. Must be 21+ to attend. All proceeds benefit Historic Körner’s Folly. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
4th Annual Spook-Tacular
October 9th from noon to 4pm
Northwood Animal Hospital
507 Eastchester Dr High Point, NC 27262
Bring your dressed-up pet! Compete in contests. Local food and vendors. Bounce house & music. $5 per person or free with pet food/supply donation. Kids 12 and under are also free.
High Point Friends School Free Fall Festival
October 15 from 10 am to 2 pm
800 Quaker Lane, High Point
Free and open to the public. Bounce houses, face painting, games and prizes. High Point Central Marching band will perform, free Kindermusik demos, and much more! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Community Fall Festival
October 22 from 11 am to 4 pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4145 Johnson St, High Point
Large Variety of Festival Food: International, Hamburgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Baked Goods, Snacks, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones and Much More. Family Fun For All Ages: Face Painting, Inflatables, Carnival Games, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Cake Walk, Baked Goods, Raffles, Crafts, Music, Food, Beverages and More. Festival Admission – Support our local area food pantries by bringing can good donations. Attraction Ticket Prices – $0.50 each; $10 envelope – 25 tickets (save $2.50); $20 envelope – 55 tickets (Save $7.50). Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Kernersville Pumpkin Run 2016
October 22 from 7:30 am to 11 am
Fourth of July Park, 701 W Mountain St, Kernersville
Description: Gather up the family for this exciting fall event! All ages are invited to walk or run the exciting 5K or 1-mile course in Fourth of July Park, promoting health & fitness while having fun. Participants are encouraged to come in costume for this festive event. The annual Pumpkin Run features Vendors/Exhibitors, Live Entertainment, Kid’s Activities, Costume Contest for Adults, Children & Dogs, PRIZES & PUMPKINS! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Trunk or Treat
October 23 from 4 to 7:00 pm
First Christian Church, 1130 N Main St, Kernersville, NC
Expect approximately 85 trunks decorated and ready for your children to safely walk the trail in their parking lot and collect candy and goodies. In addition to the trunks, they will have a petting zoo, food trucks, hay rides, a photo booth, duck races, and a few other surprises. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
1600 Union Cross Rd, KernersvilleTrunk or Treat, Bounce House, Games & more!
October 29 from 3:30 – 5 pm
Tom A. Finch Community YMCA, 1010 Mendenhall St, Thomasville
All school-age children with special needs are invited to come and enjoy a fun event designed just for them. Carnival games, pumpkin decorating and more! Kid friendly costumes are encouraged. Parents and/or support personnel encouraged to stay. You do not have to be a Y member to participate. Sign up by calling 336-475-6125 or stop by no later than October 26.
6th Annual Fall Festival
October 29 from 9 am to 1 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Liberty Dr, Thomasville
Come out to see local crafts and check out various vendors for gifts with the upcoming holiday seasons. Kids will have enjoy fun and games and are encouraged to wear their costumes. Delicious food items and a time of fun and fellowship! Come join the fun!
803 E Mountain St, Kernersville
Inflatables, Games, Hotdogs, Candy & more!
Come out to Triad Baptist Church for The Family Fall Fest, a church and community event for the entire family. This evening will include a Trunk or Treat, Bouncers, Hayrides, Games, Food, Police cars, a Firetruck, KLove, and amazing Gospel Illusion Entertainment sessions in the Kids Street Worship Center. All activities are free, and food is available for purchase for just $2.00 (Hot dogs, chips, & drink). Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Trunk or Treat
October 31st from 6-8pm
First Wesleyan Church, 1701 Westchester Drive, High Point
A fun, free community event for families. Lots of candy, live music, free food and more. For questions call 336-884-1111 or email email@example.com. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Kernersville 22nd Annual Trick or Treat
October 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Description: Bring your 13 year old or younger children to enjoy a safe and fun night of trick-or-treating! The Downtown Trick-or-Treat is a public service provided by the downtown merchants, the Kernersville Parks & Recreation and Kernersville Police Departments, and the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Outside the Area (but not too far away!)
Carowinds Amusement Park
Select Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays in September and October
Mazes, rides, Scarezones and shows! Purchase a one-night ticket or a Scare pass. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
42nd Annual Stokes Stomp Festival on the Dan
Sept. 10 from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm; Sept. 11 from 11 am to 5 pm.
Moratock Park, 1077 Sheppard Mill Road in Danbury
Activities aimed for the young and young at heart. The longest running arts council sponsored event in North Carolina. Visit web site for details on entertainment. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
2016 Surry County Agricultural Fair
September 10 – September 17
Veterans Memorial Park, 691 W Lebanon St, Mt Airy
Attractions include the Powers & Thomas Midway Entertainment on the midway, the ever popular Funnel Cake and Cotton Candy trailers, and many family games. Schedule of attractions on web site. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
2016 Grape Stomp Harvest Party
Sept. 16 from 7 pm to 10 pm
Childress Vineyards, Lexington
Admission includes a souvenir glass and a wine tasting. Food and wine available for purchase. Live entertainment by the Herringbones. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. No outside coolers allowed. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
September 16 from 5 pm to 10 pm; September 17 from 10 am to 10 pm
RiverFest is a celebration of Eden’s art, history and river heritage. This event takes place in the Old Leaksville Shopping District on Washington Street. Enjoy two stages of music, an interactive arts area for children within the Kids’s Zone, the River Village located at Leaksville Landing along the Dan River and an antique engine exhibit. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Dailey & Vincent Landfest
Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton, NC
Denton FarmPark is proud to host the 4th Annual Dailey & Vincent LandFest! Join them for a weekend of music, comedy, camping, food, and family fun. This year’s lineup features amazing artists such as Dailey & Vincent, Jimmy Fortune, Balsam Range, The Gibson Brothers, Jerry Douglas and Earls of Leicester, and more! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
The Great Pumpkin Fest
Carowinds Amusement Park
Saturdays & Sundays from September 17 – October 30
Includes Halloween-themed live shows, a pumpkin patch, a hay bale maze, trick-or-treating, a petting zoo and much more! Rides will open during the day, including the award-winning Planet Snoopy kids’ area. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Patrick County Fair
Sept. 20 – 24
Stuart, VA Rotary Club 420 Woodland Dr, Stuart, Virginia 24171
Bring your family & friends & smell the cotton candy, funnel cakes, hambuger & hot dogs… have fun on the midway and on the rides. Enjoy the animal barn & live music nightly. Find out about our local business’s, community organizations and more in the exhibit area… see crafts, canning, quilts, photographs and more at the Patrick County Agricultural Fair, in Stuart VA.
Downtown Mt. Airy
Mayberry Days is a festival for the whole family with activities, events and music. Enjoy shows, a parade, contests, a Silent Auction, food, and games. Mayberry Days events take place in locations around Mount Airy, with the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Earle Theatre and Blackmon Amphitheatre being the hubs of activity. (rain or shine). There is free parking in the numerous municipal lots downtown. Visit the link above for details on times, locations, and events. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Ghost Train® Halloween Festival at Tweetsie Railroad
September 23-October 29
Tweetsie Railroad will celebrate its annual Ghost Train® Halloween Festival, Friday and Saturday nights September 23 through October 29. The park has a variety of tricks and treats that are best suited to the bravest souls, as well as ones more appropriate for younger guests. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
9th Annual Art & Music Festival
September 23 from 6pm – 10pm
Historic Downtown Mount Holly
Art ~ Music ~ Food ~ Wine/Beer ~ Fun ~ Free Admission. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Asheboro Fall Festival XLIV
October 1 and 2 from 10 am to 6 pm
Sponsored by the Randolph Arts Guild this festival is a combination of street fair, bazaar, harvest celebration and homecoming. Held in downtown Asheboro the first Saturday and Sunday in October. The event boasts over 400 vendors, music, amusements, livestock show, heritage village and much more! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
October 1 from 8 am to 5 pm
Downtown North Wilkesboro
The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is one of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. Over 100 civic, church and other non-profit organizations participate in the festival. FREE! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Pork Jam BBQ Festival
October 1 from 10 am to 7 pm
Pelham Volunteer Fire Deparment, 4895 Old US 29, Pelham, NC 27311
Benefitting the Pelham Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 1 and 2 from 10 am to 6 pm
Dan Nicholas Park, Salisbury
Children and adults can enjoy the festival and park by riding three miniature trains, visiting the Hurley Train Station, riding a carousel, take a paddleboat ride or play some miniature golf and gem mining for either gems or sharks teeth. Be sure to go visit the Wildlife Adventure Center and the T.M. Stanback Petting Barn. Face painting, 180 handcrafted crafters, music, food and lots of stuff for the kids. Free admission. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
October 7, 8 and 9
Friday 5 pm to 11 pm; Saturday 10 am to 11 pm; Sunday Noon to 5 pm
Oktoberfest is a three day festival including a craft show, rides and games. Thirty-three food vendors will be selling home-baked chicken pot pies. roasted corn-on-the-cob, many ethnic foods,“funnel cakes,” hot dogs and hamburgers. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
NC State Fair
State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
This year’s fair is all about seeking out and showcasing the finest of North Carolina. Whether that be in a horse show, livestock show, culinary, handicraft or art competition, or the “Homegrown North Carolina” concert series. Click the link above for times, events, and deals and discounts! Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Autumn Leaves Festival
October 14 – 16
9 am to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12 pm to 6 pm on Sunday
Downtown Mt. Airy
Blue Grass and Gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown stage; the unique arts & crafts of more than 200 craftsmen; “Food for the Soul”. The roster of artisans and craftspeople covers such media as pottery, paintings, textiles and jewelry. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
8th Annual Quaker Lake Pumpkin Festival
October 15 from 3 pm to 7 pm
Quaker Lake Camp, 1503 NC-62, Climax, NC 27233
Enjoy hayrides, pumpkin painting, the tower swing, inflatables, canoeing, pumpkin smashing, live music, and games! Fill up on all of your favorite festival foods including hot dogs, pizza, funnel cakes, popcorn, cotton candy, and deep fried Oreos! An afternoon of games, music, food, fellowship and fun! Admission is $3. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
October 21- 23
Friday 3 pm to 8:30 pm; Saturday 7:30 am to 8:30 pm; Sunday 7 am to 6 pm
Near Statesville Regional Airport at 260 Hangar Drive, Statesville
Carolina BalloonFest is a fun-filled weekend of outstanding entertainment, attractions and family activities. Enjoy the sights & sounds of over 50 colorful hot air balloons. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Lexington BBQ Festival
You’ll find more than 300+ art/craft vendors, rides, activities for families, and of course, lots of world famous Lexington Barbecue. Special attractions include Bicycle Stunt Show, 50 Ton Sand Sculpture, Lumberjack Show, Racing Pigs, Antique Car Show & much more! A variety entertainment happens on six music stages. Shuttle services will be available from WalMart Super Center and Childress Vineyards. FREE. Click on the event name to visit the website/Facebook page.
Trunk or Treat
Oct 29 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bethel United Methodist Church, 7553 NC Hwy 66, King, NC
Serving chicken stew
Trunk or Treat at Union Grove Baptist Church
Oct 30 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2295 Union Grove Rd, Lexington
“Trunk or Treat”
Oct 30 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Grace Alliance Church 457 Burkhart Rd, Lexington
Hayrides, games, hotdogs, bonfire & more!
Family Fall Carnival
Oct 31 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Refuge Ministry , 1130 S Main St, Mt Airy
Games and free candy!!
Oct 31 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coggins Memorial Baptist Church, 1306 S Main St, Lexington
Games, Hotdogs & more!
**All of these events are listed on our Event Page!