Fall is finally here, and Charlotte is full of fall activities in 2022! The breeze is picking up, the leaves are changing color, and the Queen City is, once again, sparkling with autumn hues. From pumpkin patches to cider mills, Charlotte has it all. Whether you’re looking for a fun outing with friends, or something everyone in the family will enjoy, we’ve got you covered.
Charlotte Ballet “Fall Works”
Featuring a never before seen piece by Sasha Janes, the Charlotte Ballet is offering a special fall show that will run October 13th to the 15th. The show this year will be set to the music of Johnny and June Cash, showcasing “a seamless blend of classical, modern and popular styles”. Help support the scene of movement art in Charlotte, and catch this season’s ballet.
Address: 430 South Tryon Street
Drive up to Cornelius and experience the 10th annual Laketoberfest on October 15th! With fun for the whole family, parents and children alike will have a blast at the lake. Featuring live music, beer/food trucks, and a kids corner, you can bring the entire family along to join the festivities. Hands-down, this will be one of the most unforgettable Charlotte fall activities in 2022.
Address: 11536 Bailey Park Road
Windy Hill Orchard’s Apple Harvest Festival
Located just south of Charlotte, Windy Hill Apple Orchard is a staple for fall festivities. Take a day trip with friends, or pack up the family and drive down to York, SC for this event. The Apple Harvest Festival is on October 15th and features hayrides, music, activities for kids, and plenty of hard cider for the grown-ups. Don’t miss out on this fun fest that will surely satisfy your fall apple cravings!
Address: 1860 Black Highway, York SC
Pick Pumpkins At Truist Field
On October 15th from 10am-4pm, Truist Field will transform into a pumpkin patch, with thousands of pumpkins ready to be picked! Reserve your spot online to scour the field for the best pumpkins, and bring the whole family to one of the most memorable Charlotte fall activities of 2022.
Address: 324 South Mint St
The Amazing Maize Maze
Running since 1998, the Amazing Maize Maze is located just up the road from Charlotte, in the town of Huntersville. With seven acres of corn, daytime, and nighttime maze runs, the historic Rural Hill nature preserve promises loads of fun for everyone.
Address: 4431 Neck Road
Dogtober Fall Fest
Do you have the cutest and most talented pup in Charlotte? Bring them to Vaulted Oak Brewing on October 9th to be in the Dogtoberfest dog show! With pop-up markets, food trucks, and live music, this event will be one of the most unforgettable Charlotte fall activities of 2022. Sample hard cider from breweries around the Carolinas while you enjoy the friendly competition.
Address: 3726 Monroe Road
Charlotte Symphony Spooktacular
“Fall” in love with the spooky season this year at Charlotte Symphony Spooktacular. Conducted this year by Christopher James Lees, this concert will feature supernatural music and autumn pieces. Bonus: wear your Halloween costume to the event to enter their costume contest!
Address: 430 South Tryon Street
Anne Springs Close Greenway Horse Show
Head down to Fort Mill on Saturday, November 12th to watch the most awaited equestrian event of the season. The Anne Springs horse show offers over 30 competitive categories, featuring local riders and their horses. Bring the family and spread out your picnic blanket for a day full of spectating fun!
Address: 1046 Horse Road, Fort Mill, SC
Fall is the coziest season of the year, so make sure to snuggle up, grab your favorite mug, and let us help you find ways to spend time with those you cherish the most.
Words by Lachelle Douglas