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Things to do in Charlotte this Fall

Things to do in Charlotte this Fall
September 25, 2020 Allison Andrews

Some of the Charlotte area’s most beloved Fall events won’t happen as planned this year. The Yiasou Greek Festival, Festival in the park, Carolina Renaissance Fest, and Scarowinds are all taking a break in 2020. But despite those cancellations Fall is still ON! No need to cancel the whole season. Lucky for us, we live in a city with plenty to do to celebrate the cooler temperatures and changing leaves.

Enjoy Hard Cider

Apples and Fall go hand in hand and GoodRoad CiderWorks makes great use of them in their cider. I love the dog-friendly patios too.  Red Clay CiderWorks is another one worth checking out. It was Charlotte’s first cider in 2015. 

If you prefer your apples in a doughnut. Try the apple fritter at Suarez Bakery.

One place you’ll have to cross off your list for apples and pumpkins this Fall is the favorite Hall Family Farm. They are CLOSED until 2021and moving to a new location in South Carolina. (Opening April 2021)

Eat some Chili

I think chili is the official meal of Fall. Name the style and Charlotte’s got it. Of course, you can just make everyone happy and go to Lupie’s Cafe on Monroe Road where they serve 4 kinds of chili: Texas(their spiciest), Cincinnati, Vegetarian, and Southern Style.

Take a walk

Fall is one of the best times to take a walk around the city. Here are my favorite streets to stroll down. 

Hit a greenway

After spending most of the summer indoors because of the pandemic, Charlotte’s greenways offer a safer place to get out and stretch your legs.  

Shop for art

You’ve been staring at the same walls of your home since March. It’s time to spice them up with some new artwork. I’ve been profiling some incredible local artists on my other page  but you can check out the cities talented artists yourself at the 10th Annual “Kings Drive Art Walk.” Normally, a Spring event, it has been moved to the Fall.

  • Hours
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • “Kings Drive Art Walk” is located on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway at 600 South Kings Drive, (at the corner of East Morehead St.), Charlotte, NC 28203

Day trip

Remember those leaves I mentioned at the beginning of this blog. Yeah, you can’t beat the reds, oranges, and yellows this time of year. So hop in the car and head up to the mountains for the best view.

Fall may not look how it usually does, but in Charlotte, it’s still beautiful.