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21 Things To Do In & Around Cabarrus County This October

Oct 01, 2018 06:00AM ● By Emma Eldridge
It's October and fall is officially here! What better way to celebrate the season than to bundle up and head to a concert, festival, or one of the many Halloween events?

We're here to help plan out your fall festivities! We've put together 21 things in the Cabarrus County area to consider doing this October 2018! 

Halloween Events For The Family

Pumpkins and candy and costumes - Oh my! These events are sure to provide some scary good fun during the Halloween season! THE GLOW: A JACK O’LANTERN EXPERIENCE runs throughout the month, Hope Haven's Trunk or Treat is sure to delight on the 26th, and be sure to celebrate on the day of with the Candy Crawl in Downtown Concord!

THE GLOW A JACK OLANTERN EXPERIENCE - start Oct 04 2018 0730PM

THE GLOW: A JACK O’LANTERN EXPERIENCE - Oct 04 - 28, 2018

THE GLOW is 1/3 mile trail filled with over 5,000 hand carved jack o’ lanterns. You will experience everything from artistically detailed single pumpkin carvings to amazing, larger-than-l... Read More » 

Hope Havens Trunk or Treat - start Oct 26 2018 0700PM

Hope Haven's Trunk or Treat - Oct 26, 2018

Join us for a night of GHOULISH fun Friday, October 26th from 7pm-9pm and help make Halloween memorable for our friends at Hope Haven.Volunteers are asked to arrive by 6pm and be set up b... Read More » 

Candy Crawl - start Oct 31 2018 0300PM

Candy Crawl - Oct 31, 2018

Local merchants provide trick-or-treating and family-friendly entertainment on Union Street in Downtown Concord. Proudly presented by the City of Concord and the Concord Downtown Developm... Read More » 

   

Festivals Here, Festivals There, Festivals Everywhere!

There's a festival for just about everything this month. You can get your fix of cars at the Foxtoberfest, celebrate the fall with the KANNAPOLIS FALL FESTIVAL, get a run in with the Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest, and more!

Foxtoberfest - start Oct 11 2018 0900AM

Foxtoberfest - Oct 11 - 13, 2018

Foxtoberfest will host over 500 Fox-Body Mustangs in 2018! Foxtoberfest is not your traditional car show; we welcome all Fox-Bodies regardless of their restoration stage. You'll see beau... Read More » 

Duke Dash 5K  Healthfest - start Oct 13 2018 0900AM

Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest - Oct 13, 2018

Join us for the fifth annual Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis! Register online now, or register onsite the day of the event starting at 8:... Read More » 

KANNAPOLIS FALL FESTIVAL - start Oct 20 2018 0300PM

KANNAPOLIS FALL FESTIVAL - Oct 20, 2018

Join us on Saturday, October 20 , from 3-6:30 pm for a day of family fun at Village Park for the Fall Festival! Come dressed in your costumes and enjoy several games, treats, crafts and mo... Read More » 

Nest Fest 2018 - start Oct 20 2018 1000AM

Nest Fest 2018 - Oct 20, 2018

Yee Haw! Join us for a day of Beauty Hunting for your home and life. Shop over 50 unique, curated vendors from all over the South, we've got pickers and junkers, antiquers and painters a... Read More » 

Charlotte Racing League presents Shookfest - start Oct 27 2018 1200PM

Charlotte Racing League presents Shookfest - Oct 27, 2018

This car show will be wild!! Wanna 2 step until your exhaust is glowing?! Do it!! Wanna roast those tires until they pop?! JUST DO IT!!!6 ACRE LOT used for the Burnout competition, 2 step... Read More » 

    

Live Entertainment & Performances

Who's ready for a night out? You? Awesome! We've got some events for you. For a concert, check out the John Mueller's Winter Dance Party. For live theatre, Head on over to the Old Courthouse Theatre for the premiere of Ruthless. What about something for the family? The Garden Bros Circus. See one or see them all! Just be sure to have FUN!

John Muellers Winter Dance Party - start Oct 04 2018 0300PM

John Mueller's Winter Dance Party - Oct 04, 2018

Sponsored by AM 1240 WKDK RadioJohn Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party”® is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour and the o... Read More » 

Ruthless Premiers at Old Courthouse Theatre - start Sep 27 2018 0800PM

Ruthless Premiers at Old Courthouse Theatre - through Oct 14, 2018

Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering the leading lady! Th... Read More » 

Rockin the Burg - start Aug 11 2018 0600PM

Rockin' the Burg - Oct 13, 2018

The Rockin' the Burg Community Concert Series is a free, family-friendly outdoor concert series, bringing our community to Harrisburg Park on the 2nd Saturday in May, June*, August, Septe... Read More » 

10th Annual NC Music Hall of Fame Inductions - start Oct 18 2018 0715PM

10th Annual NC Music Hall of Fame Inductions - Oct 18, 2018

NC Music Hall of Fame’s 10th annual Induction Ceremony will be held on October 18, 2018 in Kannapolis, NC at the historic Gem Theatre. The following will be inducted: John Tesh, Calvin Ri... Read More » 

Garden Bros Circus - start Oct 22 2018 0430PM

Garden Bros Circus - Oct 22, 2018

THE ELEPHANTS ARE BACK! In the All New 3 Rings!This year's production is packed with breathtaking special effects, concert style lighting and 3 RINGS bursting with excitement, laughter an... Read More » 

    

Get Connected With The Community

Have some fun, get involved in the community, and support some incredible causes. The Domestic Violence Awareness BB is on the 4th and the 38th Annual Foundation Fashion Night (benefitting the Carolinas Healthcare System Wellness Center) is on the 23rd. 

Domestic Violence Awareness BBQ - start Oct 04 2018 0100PM

Domestic Violence Awareness BBQ - Oct 04, 2018

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Each year we kick-off with our Domestic Violence Awareness Event. Last October, we came together for an evening of great BBQ, great company an... Read More »  

38th Annual Foundation Fashion Night - start Oct 23 2018 0600PM

38th Annual Foundation Fashion Night - Oct 23, 2018

NorthEast Foundation’s 38th Annual Foundation Fashion Night will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the City Club at Gibson Mill. The signature event benefiting Carolinas HealthCare System North... Read More » 


The Fun Continues With Odds and Ends

Still looking for some events to round off your month? We've got some great picks for you! The 7TH ANNUAL QUEEN CITY CORVETTE SHOW, the HARRISBURG ART WALK, a Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt, and MORE!

CAMPING IN THE VINES - start Oct 12 2018 0300PM

CAMPING IN THE VINES - Oct 12, 2018

Bring your tent, family, friends, guitars, snacks, sodas, waters, flashlights, marshmallows, and games for a fun night at the vineyard!-Bar will be open until 10pm -Bonfire will be availa... Read More » 

7TH ANNUAL QUEEN CITY CORVETTE SHOW - start Oct 13 2018 0800AM

7TH ANNUAL QUEEN CITY CORVETTE SHOW - Oct 13, 2018

Over 40 trophies will be awarded at the 7th Annual Queen City Corvette Show, with special judging on certain cars by Bloomington Gold. Food trucks, special displays, vendors, and DJ all d... Read More » 

Family Day at Cabarrus Arts Council - start Oct 13 2018 0100PM

Family Day at Cabarrus Arts Council - Oct 13, 2018

Create your own art at our Creation Stations throughout The Galleries. Then stay for a special 4 pm performance by Soul Street Dance in the Davis Theatre. Family day crafts are FREE to th... Read More » 

38TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH - start Oct 19 2018 1000AM

38TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH - Oct 19, 2018

As Christmas time approaches what better way to get ready for the holiday season than to stroll the aisles for treasures at this year’s award winning 38th annual Christmas Made in the Sou... Read More » 

GOODGUYS SOUTHEASTERN NATIONALS - start Oct 19 2018 0800AM

GOODGUYS SOUTHEASTERN NATIONALS - Oct 19, 2018

Shop the hundreds of retail hard part dealers that have everything you need to build or restore your street rod at Goodguys Southeastern Nationals. Hundreds of cars for sale! Deposit your... Read More » 

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - start Oct 20 2018 0400PM

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Oct 20, 2018

Join us in Downtown Concord on Saturday, October 20 for the Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt! Downtown detectives gather in Red Hill. A murderer is hiding in the group, who will they kill? A ... Read More »     



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