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11 Top Things to Do in the Fall in Charlotte

Fall is a great time to travel and Charlotte is hands down the best place for a fall weekend getaway. You will witness many open-air events, Halloween activities, and cultural excursions all under beautiful weather.

So if you are ready to plan your itinerary, do check out the following 11 top things to do in Charlotte this fall.

1. Scarowinds

Scarowinds is the largest Halloween event in Queen City. They have haunted mansions, roller coasters, horrifying haunted mazes, scare zones, and many live thrill shows that’ll scare the living daylights out of you.

2. Fall Horse Show

The Fall Horse Show in Charlotte is a place for the local equestrian community to show their talent. You can come to join as a participant or a spectator for free.

3. Visit Lake Norman

Fall is an amazing time to visit Lake Norman and its nearby towns to explore various parks, hiking, and biking trails.

4. Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery

Head over to the Windy Hill Orchard if you wish to spend your day enjoying award-winning hard ciders and picking fresh apples.

5. Carolina Renaissance Festival

Hosted every weekend this fall, Carolina Renaissance Festival takes you back in time with non-stop, day-long, entertainment. They have an open-air Artisan Market, knights on horseback, a birds-of-prey display, mermaid shows, and a royal food festival.

6. Panthers Football Game

Fan of football? You shouldn’t miss the Panthers Football Game in Uptown Charlotte this fall.

7. Lake Hickory Haunts

This is another popular haunted theme park in Queen City. It features a large body of water and around 13 unique haunted attractions.

8. Thanksgiving Day Parade

If you’re planning to spend your Thanksgiving in Charlotte, don’t miss the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade. Here you will be able to kickstart the festive season with music, food, and so much fun.

9. Culture Homecoming Fest

Spend an unforgettable night of dance & music at the Culture Homecoming Fest with live performances, drumline battles, high school bands, and a world-class DJ.

10. NoDa Brewing Company

NoDa Brewing Company is a one-stop destination for all beer lovers. They organize various events throughout the year but their fall events are just unmissable!

11. RunCharlotte

Charlotte has something for everyone. If you’re a fitness enthusiast who’d rather spend the weekend running a marathon then you should participate in RunCharlotte. The best part? Your participation will benefit the Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.

Ready to Pack Your Bag?

There are endless events and festivals lined up in Queen City this fall. You can choose the ones that best cater to your idea of a perfect vacation.

To stay up-to-date on more awesome things happening in Charlotte, head over to our blog of QC Weekend.

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