Here are some of the great events coming to the Lake Norman region.

September 2016

10 Sept thru 5 Nov
Amazing Maize Maze

7 acres of corn maze with 2.5 miles of trails that create a labyrinth that is guaranteed to get you lost. Rural Hill Farm Huntersville.

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Wake The Lake Wakeboard Competition

The event should attract nearly 80 wakeboarders from around the country. Great way to end the summer on the Lake with entertainment, sponsor giveaways, and music. This year's competition will be held at the Stumpy Creek Public Access area off Perth Road. For more information contact Icy Wakes Surf Shop (704) 895-7873


NHRA Carolina Nationals

Four days of the fastest accelerating machines on the planet in old-school, side-by-side drag racing. zMAX Dragway in Concord.

AutoFair at Charlotte

Motor Speedway The World’s Largest Automotive Extravaganza returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway. The AutoFair annually attracts more than 100,000 visitors. More than 1,500 collectible vehicles of all makes and models will be available for sale in the car corral that rings the 1.5-mile superspeedway. The AutoFair will also feature a collector car auction. (800) 455-3267

13th Annual Denver Days Fall Festival

Music, dancing arts & crafts, food, vintage cars, carnival rides, and entertainment. A great day for the entire family. Downtown Denver on Hwy 16 and St. James Church Rd.

32st Murray’s Mill Harvest Folk Festival

Celebrates Catawba County’s agricultural heritage with an array of exhibits, craftsmen, and activities, including petting zoos, antique cars, tractors, and farm machinery, and traditional food preparations such as molasses making. Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel comprise the impressive band schedule. (828) 465-0383

8th Annual Great Chili Cook Off

Chili LogoWonderful family event with live music, kids area, food and craft vendors, lots and lots of chili with beer and wine to wash it down! For more information visit the event website: 4pm to 9pm at Mooresville Town Square • 279 Williamson Road. Admission $10 per person. Kids under 9 free. Proceeds to local charities.

October 2016

Weekends Oct. 1 thru Nov. 20
Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace


The 23th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, 8-stage theater, 22-acre kingdom, arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and a feast all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure! Poplar Tent Rd. at Hwy 73 between Huntersville & Concord (877) 896-5544




JGR’s thank you to fans. Live music, awesome cars, driver appearances, autographs and more. 9am to 1pm. 13415 Reese Blvd West, Huntersville 28078. www.



Drive for the Cure 300

One of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series most exciting races. Friday night under the lights at Lowe’s Motor Speedway!
(800) 455-3267

Bank of America 500

One of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series most exciting races. Friday night under the lights at Lowe’s Motor Speedway!
(800) 455-3267

Bank of America 500

One of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series most exciting races. Friday night under the lights at Lowe’s Motor Speedway!
(800) 455-3267

Memory Lane Meet And Greet

Memory Lane Museum

A special guest will be visiting Memory Lane Museum! Stop by and meet Hall of Fame driver Bobby Allison and other drivers and personalities will joinus depending on the weather.
(704) 662-3673



Carolina Balloonfest

Balloon FestAnnual hot air balloon festival. One of the nation’s largest. 50 hot air balloons, mass ascensions, night balloon glow, hot air balloon rides, live stage entertainment, aviation displays, great food, kids fun zone and more! $5-$15 for adults, $6 ages 6-12, under 5 free. Statesville Regional Airport. I-40 West Exit 146 or Exit 148 to Hwy 70.
(704) 873-2891




Carolina Raptor Center’s Halloween Hoot & Howl

Join us for a Hoot of a day filled with Howl O’ Ween fun! Halloween games and crafts including a costume contest, pumpkin painting, Trick or Treating and making paper plate skeletons. 11:00am - 3:00pm Carolina Raptor Center Sample Road, Huntersville (704) 875-8814

Trick Or Treat Downtown Mooresville

Downtown merchants will have treats on hand for little ghosts and goblins from 3pm to 5pm.


November 2015

Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials

National Border Collie Sheepherding Championships, Carolina Dock Dogs and Dog Sports demonstrations. North Carolina beer and wine, hay rides, historic craft and cooking demos, food vendors, shopping, open trails, antique tractors, pumpkin chunkin’, corn launchin’, kid’s activities, and much more!. Rural Hill Farm Huntersville (704) 875-3113

Mooresville Christmas Parade

A Mooresville tradition since 1944! Begins at 3:00pm on Main Street in Downtown Mooresville (704) 662-8210

23 thru January 2 2016
Zootastic Park’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights

The largest Christmas light show in the Carolinas, over 3.5 million lights. Pictures with Santa and tiger cub, pony rides, petting zoo, s’mores pit and tiger feeding. Free wagon rides Monday-Wednesday night. Zootastic Park 448 Pilch Road, Troutman.
(888) 966.0069



One Hundred Years of Christmas

Celebrating Christmas 1768-1868. Family activities, live music, tours, demonstrations, and farm animal visits everyone will enjoy! Admission: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, Children 5 and Under are free! Latta Plantation Huntersville (704) 875-2312

December 2016

Christmas in Davidson


Three evenings of music, food, horse drawn carriage rides, hayrides, strolling carolers, live nativity, train, trolley rides, the Village Green filled with vendors and even a visit from Santa. 6:00-9:00pm. Downtown Davidson (704) 892-2118




Stocks For Tots

Local NASCAR annual benefit for SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). Featuring NASCAR drivers and celebrities! NASCAR Technical Institute Mooresville 5-8pm To confirm date and time visit:

A Huntersville Christmas

Magical wonderland with horse & carriage rides, pony rides, a carousel, children’s games, magic show, jugglers, Christmas crafts, choral presentations, refreshments, visits with Santa. 4pm - 8pm Downtown Huntersville (704) 766-2227


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