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Celebrate Fall in Mooresville

Fall is such a beautiful time in Mooresville. The warm, but not hot, days are perfect for getting outside and enjoying our beautiful weather. And of course the fall festivals are in full swing! Here are a few festivals to get you in the autumn spirit.

Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival

The animals at the Lazy 5 Ranch enjoy the cool weather, too, so it’s the perfect time to interact with them! The Fall Festival runs the month of October, where you can take your chance at the pumpkin slingshot, or pick out your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. There are lots of activities for the kids, including a giant corn box, a straw castle, as well as marshmallow roasting and painting activities. And of course be sure to take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the park and feed the animals. Some of the activities are only offered on weekends so check their website for details.

Carrigan Farms Pumpkin Patch

What better way to get in the fall mood than to pick your own pumpkin straight from the patch? At Carrigan Farms they grow thousands of pumpkins every year.  They also transport you to the pumpkin patch on a tractor drawn hayride. The whole experience is great fun for the entire family. You can also shop the farm market while you’re there for fresh apples and cider, colorful mums, local honey and more!

Carolina BalloonFest

The 44th annual Carolina BalloonFest is a must for ushering in fall! Where else can you watch more than 50 colorful balloons fill the sky? The festival features live music on two stages, a wine and craft beer garden, a kids zone, loads of food and drink vendors and more. You can take a tethered balloon ride or just watch as the balloons ascend into the blue Carolina sky. More details and tickets at www.carolinaballoonfest.com

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Just a short ride south of Mooresville is the annual festival that celebrates life in medieval times. With games and rides, falconry exhibitions, jousting, giant turkey legs and more, it’s a highly anticipated event in the area. Open every weekend through November 19. Visit their website for tickets and details.

photo: Carolina Renaissance Festival

 

Zootastic Fall Festival

If you want to get up close and personal with more animals, then head over to the Zootastic Fall Festival on October 28. In addition to seeing tigers, lemurs, and other exotic animals, you also get the chance to interact with some of them. They will have face painting, pumpkin decorating, and visits from Super Heroes. A fun day for the entire family!

Uncorked and Artsy

Check in with your artistic side at the Uncorked and Artsy festival in downtown Mooresville. This signature art walk and wine tasting is adding craft beers to the mix this month, as well as artist displays and live music. Tickets for the October 13 event are available online or you can purchase at the gate. A wonderful way to spend a crisp fall evening while supporting the Mooresville Arts Renovation Fund.

Festival of Food Trucks

Don’t miss the last Food Truck festival of the year in downtown Mooresville on October 14. This event has been a great success and draws big crowds into downtown. At least 10 trucks will be serving up everything from barbeque to soul food and everything in between, as well as beer from Mooresville’s own Ghostface Brewery. Tables and chairs are provided but go quickly, so you may want to bring your own chairs.

If you attend any of these events, make sure to include us by using the hashtag #VisitMooresville in your social media posts. Your photos may even be selected to appear on our website! Have fun and prepare to fall in love with Mooresville!

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