If you are a fan of pumpkins or art, plan on attending GUTS Friday, October 24th, 2014, at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard. Competitors will be carving their pumpkins starting at 4pm. I went a couple years ago and the creations were amazing. Watching the carving in action, and then viewing the final results, will astonish you, especially if your own jack-o-lanterns are of the snaggly-tooth variety. There’s a photo booth and craft table so you can exercise your own creativity. There will be a silent auction, benefiting Make-A-Wish, as the creations are judged, and this year there will also be a “people’s choice” award, so you can vote too. The after party is at Texicali. Interested in competing? Registration opens October 1st.
Tour SKYE Condominiums, a new mixed-use building at 222 South Caldwell Street, at their Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and enjoy food and drink from Fahrenheit Restaurant. Fahrenheit, which is on the 21st floor, will be offering several authentic German food and beverage pairings on the tour, culminating in a pairing at the restaurant on the top floor. It’s all free.
Summit Coffee, 128 South Main Street in Davidson, will host the first Davidson Food Truck Rally on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. Rusty Knox will be providing live musical entertainment. There will be six or seven food trucks, including Comfort Food on Wheels, Cheese to the Mac, Cuzzo’s Cuisine, The Plated Palette, Street Spice and Ruthies. Proceeds benefit Davidson Lands Conservancy.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, at 6500 South New Hope Road in Belmont, just opened Lost Hollow Children: The Kimbrell Children’s Garden, a brand new space for kids and their families to explore. It sounds amazing. “Pass over the all seeing eye of protection to enter the kingdom of Lost Hollow. Explore the banks of Sunken Pond. Sing like a bird in The Aviary. Survey the land from Moon Keep. Explore the mysterious Fireplace Cave and more.”
It’s included in the regular admission price, which is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 60+, and $6 for kids age 4-12. Kids younger than 4 are free. Right now there’s a Groupon for discounted admission. It gets you almost half off.
Choose from Four Options:
$14 for admission for two ($24 value)
$25 for admission for four ($48 value)
$24 for an individual annual membership ($45 value)
$39 for a household annual membership ($75 value)
Also, if you buy the Groupon today you can get an extra 15% off. Use the promo code LOCAL15.
That brings the price for admission for four to $21.25, which is well under half price. We’re having visitors for Thanksgiving weekend and this just got added to our list!
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Whether your idea of Halloween fun is being chased through the woods by a serial killer with a chainsaw, or taking a zombie-less hayride to the pumpkin patch, there is something this fall in the Charlotte area that will meet your needs. I’ve divided this list into “Scary,” “Not Scary,” and “Both Scary and Not Scary Activities.” I’m not making any judgment about whether the event really is scary or not. I’m just reporting how the attraction bills itself. This list will be updated as the season progresses. If a farm doesn’t have a website with a current list of activities, prices, and operational hours, a representative from the farm needs to contact me with the information and I’ll add it. email@example.com Please follow the links to get the dates, times and prices. Also, if you haven’t done this, make sure to subscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap by email so you’ll know about all the cheap happenings all year long.
Hodges Family Farm Pumpkin Patch
3900 Rocky River Road East, Charlotte
Pumpkin patch, hayrides, hay mountain, animals
The Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill
4431 Neck Road, Huntersville
Day maze and flashlight maze
12150 McManus Road, Midland
Wagon ride, pumpkin patch, barn, air cannon, magic pumpkin, pumpkin sling shot, ice cream, more
Country Days Corn Maze
416 Joe Lee Helms Rd, Indian Trail
Corn maze and farm activities like Corn Box, Barn Animals, Corn Hole, Washers, Playground, Cow Train, Corn Cannon, Slingshot, Duck Races, Tricycles, Petting Zoo, Hop-A-Long Rodeo
The Hunter Farm
13624 Providence Rd, Weddington
Hayride, pumpkin patch, petting zoo. Night hayride and bonfire by reservation.
Hall Family Farm
10713 Providence Rd West, Charlotte, NC 28277
704-562-4021 704-540-0367 (Tours)
Corn maze, bonfires, hayrides, pumpkins, kids’ activities
Regal Corn Maze
347 Bell Farm Road, Statesville
Corn Cannon-3 shots, Cow Train, Face Painting, Giant Slingshot, Corn Box, Kiddie Maze, Hay Mountain, Corn Hole, Giant Tic Tac Toe, Giant Checkers
Red Wolf Farm
4137 Providence Mill Road, Maiden, NC
Hay rides, carnival maze, giant carnival Super-Slide, obstacle course, peddle tractors, corn play-tubs, farm animals, Artisan Village with Blacksmith demonstrations, nature trail along the creek, picnic barn with food trucks, face painting, pony rides, pumpkin patch
Matthews Kiwanis Haunted Trail
October 24 & 25, 6pm to 10pm
$3 — 100% benefits Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina
Windsor Park, 10200 Northeast Parkway, Matthews
(Formerly “Campground Massacre”)
940 Gold Hill Rd. Fort Mill, SC
Midway Wicked Woods
Midway Campground Resort, 114 Midway Drive, Statesville
Maze of Terror
20935 NC 73 Hwy, Albemarle
Exit 90 off I-77
Dr. Evil’s Haunted House
4300 Monroe Road
Waiting on information for 2014
Hickory Grove Haunted Trail
Mountain View Golf Center
4064 Mountain View ST, Gastonia North Carolina
Spirits of Rosedale Tour
3427 N Tryon Street, Charlotte
October 25 and October 31
The Spirits of Rosedale takes visitors on a night tour through the plantation home, and is recommended for ages 8 and up. (Maybe just a little scary)
Both Scary and Not Scary Activities
Aw Shucks Farm
3718 Plyler Mill Rd., Monroe
Non-Scary: Corn maze, hayrides, grain bin slide, animal barn
Scary: 13th Acre Haunted Trail
Shelby Corn Maze
120 Broadway Drive, Shelby
Corn maze, haunted corn maze, pumpkin patch, cow train, hayride, zipline, more
6325 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont
Haunted house (scary) and 3D mini-golf (not scary)
1643 Pembrook Road, Harrisburg (Harris Family Farm)
Haunted hayride: $10 (Free for kids age 5 and under)
Scary Dairy Hayride
Also non-haunted hayride
1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28115
Scary: Scarrigan Farms haunted trail
Not Scary: Hayrides (both day and night), bonfire, pumpkin patch
This is a great deal! Right now, get 5 pairs of baby leg warmers for free. That’s a $50 value. You just pay shipping (around $12.) Then you can get additional pairs for $2 each. I know a number of parents who have taken advantage of this deal with no problems. Use the promo code MYSAVINGS. You can even do this more than once. Just start a new browser session and use the promo code again. It’s legit!
If you have a baby today, Monday, October 20th, 2014, Voya Financial is offering your baby a $500 mutual fund investment. According to the FAQ, parents have until December 19th, 2014, to register their child. Parents do not have to make an investment or be members. There is no cost to this and parents may, but are not required to, add to the investment. This offer is being made to every baby born October 20th in the United States. So if your baby is born today, October 20th, 2014, you’re in luck!
Plan your week on the cheap with this list of free events, from Monday, October 20th, 2014, to Sunday, October 26th. Some highlights are GUTS Pumpkin Carving Contest at NC Music Factory, Reedy Creek Nature Center’s Creepy Crawly Critterween, Halloween ComicFest and South End Fall Festival. If you’re not doing this already, you can subscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap’s daily emails (just one a day), and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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|6:00pm:||Yoga class at Pizza Peel|
|8:00pm:||Live music at Amelie’s|
|9:00pm:||Open Mic at Crown Station Pub|
Ozpresso, an Australian coffee shop right in NoDa, at 3123 North Davidson Street, knows that Mondays can be a little rough. They’re easing you into the week by offering $1 coffee every Monday. That $1 will get you any size brewed coffee from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.