South Charlotte Newcomers!

Great happenin's in Charlotte, NC!

CHARLOTTE’S FUN FALL FAMILY FESTIVALS October 25, 2012

Charlotte’s kaleidoscope of fall foliage and crisp air is beckoning families to come out and play! People are out and about in Charlotte’s neighborhoods and parks chasing toddlers through piles of colorful leaves, jogging along tree-lined streets or simply walking arm-in-arm enjoying the splendors of autumn in Charlotte. Along with beautiful scenery and perfect fall weather, Charlotte also offers outdoor fall festivities and activities for all!

Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, SC is offering wonderful outdoor activities Friday, Oct 19 7:00p to 10:00p. You can pick your own pumpkin, get lost in the corm maze, participate in archery and horseback Rides, or enjoy the many more family fun activities.www.greenwayfallfest.com

The Carolina Renaissance Festival  is an annual bawdy good time for all ages. It is a 16th century European-style art and entertainment event that features outdoor theater, circus entertainment, an arts and crafts marketplace, jousting tournaments, and of course, a feast fit for royalty (the turkey legs are a must-have)! The Carolina Renaissance Festival season opens this fall for seven festive weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, October 6th – November 18th.

FALL FUN FESTIVAL – PRESENTED BY CHARLOTTE SPEECH AND HEARING CENTER. 4th Annual Fun Fest is Saturday, Nov 3 12:00p to 4:00p at Park Road. Free hearing and fine/gross motor skills screenings available along with games, food and fun!  www.funfestcharlotte.com for details.

The Great Pumpkin Patch Party is for the kids! It will be at the Ivory Baker Recreation Center; 1920 Stroud Park Ct. in Charlotte, Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 10 to11:30am parkandrec.com
Aw Shucks Farm at 3718 Plyler Mill Road in Monroe has fall fun that includes a Corn Maze, hayrides, and a new Animal Barn Grain Bin Slide. www.awshucksfarm.com

The Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville returns for another fall season just in time to get you completely lost in a giant field of corn. Flashlight mazes every Friday evening at dusk through early November.      www.ruralhill.net/amazingmaizemaze.asp

18th Annual St. Stephen Fall Craft Festival at 6800 Sardis Rd. in Charlotte returns Saturday, Nov 3 from 9:00a to 2:00p. It will include 50+ vendors from Charlotte & surrounding areas and yummy Southern BBQ–eat in or take out. www.ststephenumc.net/UMW/umw_fallfestival.html

Autumn is calling you to come out and play in Charlotte!

 www.southcharlotteliving.com

 

CHARLOTTE FALLS INTO BRILLIANT COLOR October 11, 2012

Autumn is a visual feast for North Carolinians! In North Carolina, you’ll find vibrant autumn color from the first weeks of October through early November. Our brilliant annual show of bright reds, vivid oranges and deep golds meanders its way down to Charlotte, starting at higher elevations such as Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain and slowly ripples down through mountains, foothills and Piedmont in the weeks that follow.

 North Carolina’s earliest and most vibrant fall foliage occurs in the beautiful mountains, located in the western part of the state, with leaf admirers enjoying spectacular fall color a little later in the season in many areas of the North Carolina Piedmont, including Charlotte.

Newcomers to Charlotte are often heard saying “It is so green”! Our beautiful green trees that give us such a spectacular show in the fall are no mistake. The City of Charlotte Tree Ordinance Originally adopted in 1978, protects trees in the public right of way, and those on private property as they relate to development. The Ordinance also requires tree planting with new construction. Charlotte takes great pride in maintaining its beauty by adhering to environmental regulations and preserving aesthetic standards!

The neighborhoods in Charlotte, whether the newer Ballantyne area or in the older, more historic sections of the city, are all breathtaking in the fall! Take the time this fall to drive or take a stroll down some of Charlotte’s most beautiful tree lined streets. Just taking a quick trip to the neighborhood grocery store down Ballantyne Commons Parkway in South Charlotte can be a delightful diversion when you are surrounded by the amazing kaleidoscope of trees along the way. Myers Park neighborhood is popular for its canopy of majestic oak trees and elegant homes. Dilworth is also one of Charlotte’s most picturesque neighborhoods. Throughout Dilworth you will find families enjoying the convenience of long sidewalks and front porches to admire the wonderful view of their colorful yards.

Enjoy the feel of crisp fall weather in Charlotte! You just need to roll the car windows, take a stroll or eat outside to admire the wondrous sight of brilliant color slowly unfolding as Charlotte welcomes the fall season!

www.southcharlotteliving.com