6 Ways to Enjoy the Beautiful Fall Weather


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The Carousel at the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem.

Photo courtesy of the Dixie Classic Fair

Last week's rain event resulted in lots of canceled activities as families were driven indoors. And while there might be scattered rain in this weekend's forecast, there will also be sunshine. So grab your sunglasses and the kids and head out to enjoy October. We've picked 4 fairs and festivals as well as 2 running events to suggest for outdoor family fun. But pack the umbrella, just in case!

Fairs and Festivals

133rd Dixie Classic Fair, Friday-Sunday, Winston-Salem

Rides, food, exhibits, shows, music, animals, carnival games and much more. All Ages.

Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace, Saturday-Sunday, Huntersville

The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement. Food, artisan crafts, games and rides, jousting battles and more.

Gibsonville Fall Festival, Saturday, Gibsonville

The festival offers an opportunity for residents of Alamance, Guilford and surrounding areas to enjoy arts and crafts, foods, children's activities, business exhibits, garden train and great live entertainment.

New Garden Friends School Fall Unity Festival, Friday, Greensboro

Fun, food and festivities can be enjoyed with food trucks, games, face painting, a bouncy house, music and more. There will be something for all ages.

Running Events

10th Annual Run to Victory | Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk Event, Saturday, Randleman

his event supports Victory Junction in helping provide more children with serious illnesses the opportunity to experience the magic of camp. The 5K-event route is primarily flat with rolling hills throughout rural Randleman. Free for spectators.

Healthy Kids Running Series, Sunday, Oak Ridge

Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points. At the end of the Series, the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow they run, because all participants receive a medal.

For more area activities and events, visit our online calendar, which is updated daily with great family-friendly things to do. 

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