Fun Fall Activities in the Charlotte Area

Fall in Charlotte NC

The leaves are changing and the air is crisper and colder. Make sure to grab your Pumpkin Spice lattes head on over to partake in some fun fall activities in Charlotte and the surrounding areas! This fall season be sure to include yourself in the multitude of fall activities in Charlotte and surrounding areas.

Our Favorite Fall Activities Charlotte

Pumpkin Patch at Riverbend Farm
The Pumpkin Patch at Riverbend Farm provides fun for the entire family
Location:12150 McManus Rd., Midland, NC
Cost: $5.50 for general admission

Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace
Travel back in time and feast your eyes on the Carolina Renaissance Festival! Enjoy the Artisan Marketplace, watch jousting knights, and feast like royalty.
Location: 16445 Poplar Tent Rd, Huntersville, NC
Cost: $28 for ages 13 and up, $18 for ages 5-12, and $25 for ages 60 and over and military

Camp North End
Find fresh food at the North End Farmers Market. Come see live music on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. and explore all of the 76 acres of outdoor space.
Location: 1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC, 28227
Cost: Free

U.S. National Whitewater Center
Do you love the outdoors? Do you want to feel more connected with nature? The Whitewater Center is the perfect place to enjoy all 1,300 acres they have to offer.
Location: 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214
Cost: $64 for adults and $54 for youth

Botanical Gardens at UNC Charlotte
The garden is the perfect place to study, relax, and take a relaxing stroll.
Location: 9090 Craver Road, Charlotte, NC 28262
Cost: Free

Bring your furry friends and come relax while your pups play with friends.
Location: 222 Rampart St., Charlotte, NC 28203
Cost: $10 per dog on weekdays and $15 per dog on weekends

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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Indulge in art from the most influential artists, such as Picasso, Giacometti, and Nicholson.
Location: 420 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Cost: $9 for adults and $7 for college students, educators, and seniors

Scarowinds (Carowinds)
Scarowinds at Carowinds at the edge of North and South Carolina is sure to give you a fright this season.
Location: 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28273
Cost: $39.99 for general admission

South End Fall Fest
With an open-air market and a fall-themed photo station you’re sure to feel the fall spirit at this fall fest.
Location: 1800 Camden Rd, Suite 104, Charlotte, NC, 28213
Cost: Free

Festival In The Park
This festival has live music, art, and good times all around in the greater Charlotte area and even brings in visitors from around the world.
Location: Key Man Bldg, 1409 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28203
Cost: Free

Fall Festival and Craft Fair
Come join the Fall Festival and Craft Fair for a day of fun and crafts. There are special events for children like bounce houses and story time.
Location: 4815 NC-49, Harrisburg, NC
Cost: Free

Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival

At Lazy 5 Ranch you can try your hand at the pumpkin slingshot or just let your kids play the whole time in their giant corn box. There is also a pumpkin patch that anyone is welcome to and don’t forget to take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the farm to feed many animals.
Location: Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Rd, Mooresville, NC
Cost: $7.50 – $11.00

North Carolina Fall Festival

This is the biggest fall festival of the year! With homemade crafts and local vendors, you are sure to have a great time at this fall fest.
Location: Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC-49, Concord, NC
Cost: $0 for entry – $75 for a vendor table

Collingwood Fall 5K & Little Pumpkin Run

At the Collingwood Fall 5k & Little Pumpkin Run you are sure to have loads of fun with your children having free-range of the park.
Location: Collins Park, 4525 Collingwood Dr, Charlotte, NC
Cost: Free

First Taste of Fall
Stop by at the clubhouse for a little taste of fall with apple cider and donuts!
Location: Alta Grove Apartments, 10027 Season Grove Ln, Charlotte, NC Cost: Free

Words by Lorenza Medley & Emma Payton