• Rosa Sprinkle

Brews, Boo's and Baseball–Your Guide to Gaston County's October Line Up (Oct. 1-16)

Tis the season of Fall Festivals, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and outdoor live music where you don’t sweat through your shirt! October is here and—here in the South—It. Is. Glorious. Grab some cider and join us for a hay ride through the first half of October events!

Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside

Friday, October 1

Belmont Community Garden Pumpkin Patch

Across the railroad tracks from Stowe Park

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Check out Belmont's very own Pumpkin Patch, open every weekend through October! You and your family can select the perfect pumpkin for carving and join in the pumpkin painting, raffles, and carving contests for ALL Ages! There are prizes to be won and local vendors to shop with. Have fun making memories!

Buff Faye’s “Sweet Dreams” Drag Diner

Legacy Event Center

207 S. Chestnut St., Gastonia

7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Join Entertainer of the Year Buff Faye and her legendary divas for dinner as they showcase the best in drag entertainment in the Carolinas.

Cavendish Musical Bingo

DeLauren Everett, Gaston Outside

207 N. Chester St., Gastonia

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Music + Beer + Bingo = A great time! Join in every Friday night for Music Bingo at Cavendish Brewing. Plenty of singing, dancing, and prizes.

DIY Date Night

AR Workshop

65 Glenway St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

BYO wine or beer and a date and enjoy this monthly DIY class. You’ll make one of the many wood or canvas projects available and customize it with paints or stains. Date Night takes place the first Friday of every month.

Live Music at Freeman’s Pub

173 W. Main Ave., Gastonia

9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

The Windy Hill Street Band will perform covers of Rock and Blues hits from the 80’s and 90’s at this downtown pub.

Midlife! The Crisis Musical

Little Theater of Gastonia

238 S. Clay St., Gastonia

A series of scenes and sketches poke fun at the frustrations of mammograms, love handles, weekend warriors and proctology exams. The cleverly crafted songs celebrate forgetfulness, reading glasses and menopause, but also touch on the sentimental wisdom that the later years afford us. Mid-Life! is a hilarious romp with an honest humor about the trials and tribulations of the unavoidable aging process. (Description provided by Little Theater of Gastonia)

Oktoberfest Feast at Veronét Vineyards

DeLauren Everett, Gaston Outside

1549 Ike Brooks Dr., Kings Mountain

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

This dinner includes mouth-watering authentic German cuisine and music by Deutsch Oompah band The Steubenville Tootlers!

Throwdown In GTown

Caromont Health Park

800 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia

6:30 p.m.

Family-Friendly Pro Wrestling debuts in Gastonia, featuring the stars of AML Wrestling.

Tuck Fest at the Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte

7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tuck Fest is a multi-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The festival features a variety of outdoor competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, obstacle, and adventure racing.

(Description provided by U.S. National Whitewater Center)

Saturday, October 2

Autumn Festival at The Schiele Museum

1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Celebrate all things fall as you explore the outdoors at Schiele Museum. Family-friendly autumn activities will adorn the nature trail, The Farm, Catawba Indian Village and more. (Description provided by The Schiele Museum)

Catawba Riversweep 2021

Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside

Multiple Locations

Gastonia - Lineburger Park

Lake Wylie with Anchored Soul

9 a.m.-12 p.m.