Events around the Triad: October 15th
39th Annual Woolly Worm Festival – Banner Elk
Sat., Oct. 15, 9am – 5pm | Sun., Oct. 16, 9am – 4pm
The 39th Annual Woolly Worm Festival takes place the 3rd weekend of October in the quaint mountain town of Banner Elk. Highlights of this unique event are racing your own Woolly Worm which can be purchased at the event or you may bring your own. Remember the winning woolly on Saturday has the esteemed honor of predicting the High Country’s weather and will share its $1,000 cash prize with its owner.
Amazing views and the mountain scenery is the perfect setting for this family fun festival and is a great opportunity to shop for the holidays. A wide variety of gifts from over 100 juried vendors will be offered for your shopping pleasure. Also, this unique weekend offers live entertainment, inflatables for the children, great food, cash prizes and is fun for the whole family.
Admission: The admission is $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children 6-12 and Free for children 5 and under.
Halloweenfest - Brevard
Sat., Oct. 29
Heart of Brevard’s Annual Halloweenfest celebration in Transylvania features crafters, artists, food and a day's worth of family fun and light-hearted celebration for the spookiest day of the year! The Flight of the Vampire 5K, 10K and Children’s Fun Run kicks off the day as vampires, zombies, and ghosts (disguised as runners) take off from American Legion Hall on Jordan Street at 8:00 a.m. The street festival opens at 10:00 a.m. at Broad and Main Streets in downtown Brevard. Come to town in costume and enter the Costume Contest and Parade. The Great Pumpkin Roll is a local favorite where you can show off your “skill” by rolling your pumpkin down Jailhouse Hill. Old Time Music has never sounded so authentic as it does here with groups playing all day at the Gazebo. There’s nothing more fun or spooky than finding yourself in Transylvania for a Halloween Celebration.
2016 N.C. State Fair – Raleigh
Thu., Oct. 13 - Sun., Oct. 23
The N.C. State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented entertainment and educational event occurring each Oct. in Raleigh. The State Fair is the largest event in the state of N.C. and is the largest 11-day agriculture event in the nation, surpassing one million visitors to the 2010 State Fair. This year's theme, "Nothing Could Be Finer," is the foundation of our mission. The fair is all about seeking out and showcasing the finest of N.C. Whether that be in a horse show, livestock show, culinary, handicraft or art competition, or with the new "Homegrown Music Fest" concert series (11 days, three stages, 117 concerts), we are proud of the talented people of our great state. The State Fair is a way to celebrate everything that is uniquely N.C. Opening day is Oct. 13. Visit website for complete music performance schedule and fair updates.
NC Zoo Grooves Concert – Asheboro
Sat., Oct. 15
Shake your tail feathers at the NC Zoo’s 21 and older, Halloween Zoo Grooves event. Don’t miss this wicked fun night featuring live music from popular band Sleeping Booty, craft beer, food vendors and Halloween costume party. Sleeping Booty will get you grooving in our outdoor African Amphitheatre. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Complimentary Pepsi products for designated drivers. Guests who choose to drink alcoholic beverages should purchase beverages with admission. Alcoholic beverages will not be sold by the glass. Additional drink tickets cannot be purchased separately from admission. Rain location Solar Pointe Pavilions in North America. Doors open at 5:30 pm for general admission seating (chairs and blankets allowed). Concert - 6:30-9:30 pm.
Admission: Limited number of tickets available at the door. Tickets start at $10-$30, prices go up at the door to $15-$35.
Ghost Train Halloween Festival – Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock
Fri., Sep. 23 - Sat., Oct. 29
Safe and spooktacular fun for the entire family. Voted a top 20 event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Admission includes all the nighttime events in the park including the ride on the Ghost Train, trick-or-treating for the kids, Haunted House, Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular, the rides in the Creepy Carnival, and the attractions in "The Boneyard” section, featuring the Black Hole, 3-D maze, and the “Freaky Forest.”
Advance tickets are recommended as a limited number of guests are admitted nightly. Print-at-home tickets available online. Gates open at 7:30 pm. Please note this is a separate park admission from day tickets for Tweetsie's Wildwest Adventure.
Admission: $31 per person; 2 yrs and under free.
Triad German Club Oktoberfest - Winston Salem
Saturday, October 15
Looking to share in the biggest fall festival in Europe? The Triad German Club is hosting its annual Oktoberfest Saturday, October 15, and it promises to draw a pretty big crowd. Just ask anyone who's attended the original Ocktoberfest in Munich, Germany and who would like to recreate the magic in the Triad.What's in store for the day? A lot of good German-style foods from bratwursts to potato salads to desserts, and let's not forget . . . beer!
Oktoberfest wouldn't be Oktoberfest without some good German brews to add to the merriment, not to mention men walking around in lederhosen doing the traditional chicken dance. A sight to see, indeed! You never know, you could spot your neighbor! The Little German Band will provide live music. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. at the Millennium Center located at 101 West Fifth Street. Admission is $10 in advance. $12 at the door. The Triad German Club is a not-for-profit club that promotes the German language, culture, traditions, and heritage in the North Carolina Triad Region.
Old Salem Harvest Day Craft Beer Tasting – Winston Salem
Oct. 15th – Sessions at 1pm and 3pm
Single Brothers' Workshop | 10 West Academy Street | Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Join Old Salem Museums and Gardens and Carolina’s Vineyards and Hops for a Harvest Day tasting of 3-4 North Carolina Craft Beers paired with locally made charcuterie (such as chorizo, soppressata, salami & prosciutto) and fresh-ground locally hand crafted mustards. Registration: $25 per person; Ages 21 & up only (ID required) Space is limited to 18 participants per session and pre-registration is strongly recommended, please call 1-800-441-5305. (If spaces are available the day of the event, registration fee must be paid by card at the event).