Local festivals add spice to the fall season. Fried turkey legs, funnel cakes, and a fried snicker bar make great memories of perfect fall nights at the fair. Thankfully, we get to enjoy these delicacies year after year. If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC be sure to enjoy one of these festivals or fairs this fall season.
Carolina Renaissance Festival
Sept. 30-Nov. 19
This annual festival is full of attractions, entertainment, games and rides, live performances, jousting, authentic food such as turkey legs and fish and chips, shopping, and costumed cast members.
Location/Cost: 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. $14+.
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-5pm.
This free uptown street festival spotlights Latin American culture in Charlotte with food, music, folkloric dances, and more. Location/Cost: Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. Free.
UNC Charlotte International Festival
Experience the sights, sounds, dances, food and cultures of the world.
Location/Cost: Barnhardt Student Activity Center, 9201 University City Blvd. Free.
Enjoy a weekend of hot air balloon events include two balloon launches a day where 50 balloons take flight, plus tethered balloon rides and a walk-in balloon. There are several non-balloon activities, including beer and wine tastings, live music and artist booths, plus a Kids' Zone filled with inflatables, a climbing wall and a bungee jump. There are also magicians on hand to keep the little ones entertained.
Location/Cost: Statesville Regional Airport, 260 Hangar Drive, Statesville $5-$30.
Hours: Friday, 3-8:30pm; Saturday, 7am-8:30pm; and Sunday, 7am-6pm.
Day of the Dead/Dia de Muertos Festival
This free family festival celebrates the traditional Mexican holiday with altars, music and dance performances, sugar skull workshops, arts and crafts, and more.
Location/Cost: Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. Free.