48 Spectacular Things To Do This October In Charlotte

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48 Spectacular Things To Do This October In Charlotte

All of the haunts, farms, and orchards you’ll need all month long.

Hello Charlotte, and welcome to October, the month where fall is fully in swing. We’re in love with October and fall, with the season’s delightful fall colors sweeping over North Carolina and fantastic fall flavors taking over the culinary menus. We rounded up some amazing fall-centric festivals, farms, spooky fun, restaurants, and cultural activities to do this month and put it all together in one place to make your October go by a little easier. So here we go, welcome to the spookiest month of all and enjoy these 48 spectacular (and spooky) things to do in Charlotte.

1. Enjoy an enchantingly beautiful evening at these candlelight concerts

These highly popular candlelight concerts are back this October just in time for the fall season. Enjoy a beautiful evening listening to classic renditions of magical movie soundtracks, a tribute to Queen, and classic composers like Vivaldi.

2. Work together with friends to solve puzzles in this interactive, virtual online adventure 

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Get a ticket for this interactive, virtual adventure that you can enjoy with your friends. Take part in a game that involves puzzle-solving, collaboration, and more as you enter into a virus-laden dream world to save your friends from total annihilation. Get tickets for this virtual adventure and enjoy an evening in with friends.

3. Get hyped for Charlotte’s upcoming arcade bar

After a complicated year brought on by the you-know-what, the community wasn’t sure if Abari was going to reopen, but thanks to the support of the community, Abari is set to reopen at the end of the year. The new “Super Abari” is only a mile away from the old location in 1015 Seigle Ave. and is double the size so there’ll be a designated lounge and gaming area. They’re also hoping to input larger games like skee-ball alongside all the vintage arcade games you know and love.

4-10. Fall in love with these autumnal-flavored treats and drinks

Fall might be one of our favorite seasons for its flavors, and so we wanted to highlight some of those amazing flavors by talking about some of the new desserts and drinks here in Charlotte you can try. From pumpkin cheesecake to milk tea, you can get your fall flavor fix easily here.

11-24. Enjoy fall activities at these farms and orchards through the Carolinas

The farms & orchards dotted around North Carolina and near Charlotte are getting ready for the fall season with all things spooky and gourd. From pumpkin patches, to corn festivals, cider doughnuts and hayrides, there’s something going on nearly every weekend (and in some cases, every weekday as well) around NC, no matter what you and the family are interested in.

25. Support Black chefs and bartenders at this 3 day Bayhaven Food Festival

We think the photo speaks for itself, but we’ll give you a little bit intel into this amazing and brand new culinary festival coming to Charlotte. The BayHaven Food and Wine festival works to celebrate Black folks working in the industry, whether they be chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, etc., and is doing so with a celebration of community and food with certain events that you can purchase tickets for through the weekend! You won’t want to miss out on this much talent in one place.

26-34. Get spooked at these terrifying haunts and mazes in the Carolinas

If you’re a fan of screams, thrills, and all things that go bump in the night, then you’re absolutely going to love this one, Charlotte! The season of the witch is here, and it’s time to indulge in our primal instinct, the feeling of being scared.

35-40. Take a brewery tour to try all of these German-style lagers

Now that we’re in October, it’s officially the season to celebrate Oktoberfest. What better way to kick off the autumn festivities than with an awesome brewery tour, tasting some of the best m√§rzens and Oktoberfest-style beer in Charlotte. We had to include Charlotte’s oldest biergarten on the list as well, of course.

40-46. Keep your eyes peeled for these upcoming fall restaurants and bars

The Charlotte restaurant scene has seen its fair share of interesting concepts over the last couple of years, and we’re excited to see that this fall, there’s at least 6 new restaurants and bars that are on our radar. One is a new Mexican cuisine spot, one is a beachy tropical cocktail bar, and one is serving authentic Jewish cuisine. We definitely recommend checking out their socials for updates.

47. Enjoy the Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival starting Saturday, October 2nd

Charlotte’s annual Renaissance Festival is making its grand return this October, Saturday the 2nd, and we couldn’t be more excited. Witness a jousting match, stuff your face with stews, turkey legs, and mead, and buy your way through handcrafted makers and artisans. It’s sure to be an amazing time, so don’t miss it.

48. Check out local art by some of the most talented muralists here in Charlotte

On October 18th to the 14th is a fall festival you won’t want to miss. Get a glimpse of some of Charlotte’s most innovative and interesting artists and muralists (and some from some other amazing cities like Atlanta) as you make your way through a map of the city to take a tour of Charlotte’s creative art scene.


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