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Madness in Mint Hill this weekend

There is so much going on at Mint Hill Madness this year that no one can experience it all. The fun is doing as much as you can in the time that you have. You’ll be exhausted afterward but you’ll have the time of your life. What’s new this year? Corn hole, all weekend karaoke, speed pitch, free video games and a steel drum band. There is the patriot joust, EricTreese, magician, Nationwide car show and Show us your Smile. And that’s just the beginning. […]

By |September 22nd, 2011|Around Town, Madness 2011|2 Comments

Fall is upon us: Here are some area festivals celebrating Autumn in the Carolinas

The weather is cooler and the kids have gone back to school. It’s time for fall festivals. The summer was very hot this year. Maybe it’s been a while since you spent a day outside. Pack up the kids, wear your comfortable shoes and bring some cash, not all festivals take credit cards although the list is growing. You’ll have a good time.

Some of these festivals charge admittance but many are free to enter. If you have a small budget this year, look for the free festivals and bring your own drinks and snacks. There are always samples and other freebies.
Fall festivals were started by farmers who wanted to celebrate and mark the end of the growing season. Original competitions were who could cut the most hay fastest and who could catch the most greased pigs.
You don’t have to own pigs or be able to cut hay to have a good time at today’s festivals. Just bring an umbrella in case it rains and be prepared to have a good time. […]

By |August 31st, 2011|Around Town, Madness 2011, Matthews, Midland, Oakboro|1 Comment