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

Mint Hill Times

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. Continue reading

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Oakboro Cruise-In and Burnout this weekend

The Oakboro Cruise-In & Burnout will be held on Friday, April 22. If the weather is nice, volunteer organizers expect up to 6,000 people to attend. The event offers cars and music in an historic downtown setting and a friendly atmosphere. 

The Oakboro Cruise-In & Burnout is in its eighth season.

If weather is holds up, cars start arriving after lunch. However, the official hours are 5-9:30 pm. The burnout will starts at 9 pm.

Food vendors and souvenir concessions will be set up. Restaurants and retail stores will be open. The public is encouraged to purchase 50/50 tickets. Proceeds go towards the operation and promotion of the event and help provide scholarships for local high school students.

The Cruise-In is held in downtown Oakboro on NC Hwy. 205 between Albemarle and Charlotte. It is one of the largest cruise-ins held in a small North Carolina downtown.

For information, visit the Oakboro Cruise-In on Facebook, email info@oakborocruisein.com, log onto www.OakboroCruiseIn.com or call Jerry Crayton at 704-467-4992.

 

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