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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.

Help clean up the lakes, rivers, and streams in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin. Volunteers from all over the basin will work from 50 meeting sites to remove trash from our local waterways. Choose the site most convenient for you!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Gaston School of the Arts

825 Union Rd., Gastonia

7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in the Gaston School of the Arts’ Children’s Playhouse production of “Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.” Start times vary, so be sure to check before you buy tickets.

Escape the Museum

Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside

Gaston County Museum of Art & History

131 W. Main St., Dallas

3 p.m.-8 p.m.

Featuring puzzles, riddles, and one possibly cursed diamond- you don’t want to miss out on your chance to Escape the Museum.

Jeep Show & Shine

2316 Union Rd., Gastonia

2 p.m.-6 p.m.

This 3rd annual benefit to support the Love Like Lauren Foundation for Childhood Cancer will feature Jeeps on display, raffles, food trucks, vendors, and more - all to raise money for local families whose children are fighting cancer.

Kids Night Out Workshop!

AR Workshop

65 Glenway St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Parents can drop kids off for a fun night of pizza, games, and creating their own canvas tote, with a painting lesson by Artist Emily Webb. Emily will teach the kids different painting techniques, how to mix colors, incorporate markings into their design and more.

Live Music Cavendish Brewing

207 N. Chester St., Gastonia

7:30 p.m.

Matthew Schwartz will be performing a mix of Pacifico songs mixed with some of his favorite cover songs in his acoustic show at Cavendish.

Live Music at The Thirsty Dog

508 Woodlawn St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Enjoy music from The MOD 60’s, a family friendly band that covers hits from the 60’s and 70’s.

Oktoberfest Street Party

Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside

104 E. Main St., Dallas

5 p.m.-11 p.m.

Join in the festivities in this 1st annual Oktoberfest at the Rusty Rabbit!

Summer Concert Series - United Way Day

111 N. South St., Gastonia

10 a.m.-

This is the last day of the Gastonia concert series and begins with a chili cook-off at 10 a.m., then continues with live music late into the evening.

Sunday, October 3

Fall Festival at Lewis Farm

330 Lewis Rd., Gastonia

1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Each weekend in October, family fun is to be had at Lewis Farm. Horse-drawn hay ride, blacksmith demo, sheep herding demo, pony rides, hay bale mountain, pick a pumpkin, concessions, spooky maze, corn maze, and so much more.

Sunday Concert Series at The Bottle Tree

Chris Rodarte, Gaston Outside

102 Davis St., Belmont

2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

The Bottle Tree continues its concert series with live music, food and entertainment each Sunday in The Garden.

Tuesday, October 5

Books & Bites

Gastonia Library - Main

1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Meet author Dianna Rostad and hear about her debut 2021 novel You Belong Here Now. Book signing following the author presentation. Light refreshments will be provided. (Description provided by Library)

Gastonia Honey Hunters Home vs. Lexington Legends

Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside

Caromont Health Park

800 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia

6:50 p.m.

The Gastonia Honey Hunters is the newest team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB). Get your tickets and meet at the ballpark for some baseball and family fun! (Description provided by Gastonia Honey Hunters)

Revolution Brewhouse One-Year Anniversary

211 S. Battleground Ave., Kings Mountain

4 p.m.-11 p.m.

Revolution is celebrating making it through their first year! As a thank you for customers’ support, they'll have drink and food specials all day and live music 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6

Beer Yoga at Primal Brewery

52 Ervin St., Belmont

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Yoga has come to Primal Brewery! Every Wednesday, enjoy an hour class and a beer with our certified instructor. Minors can participate when accompanied by an adult participant.

Thursday, October 7

Fall Chunky Knit Class

AR Workshop

65 Glenway St., Belmont

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

If you’re interested in making your own autumn decorations, now is the time to learn how! Allow the experts at AR to guide you step-by-step to create an 18" Chunky Knit Wreath and/or a Chunky Knit Pumpkin for Fall. All materials and embellishments are provided.

Live Music at the Winner’s Circle

2533 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia

9 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

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

Friday, October 8

Gastonia Honey Hunters Home vs. West Virginia Power

Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside

Caromont Health Park

800 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia

6:50 p.m.

Get your tickets and meet at the ballpark for some baseball and family fun!

Heritage & Harvest Days Fall Festival

1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Dallas

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This is the 34th annual weekend fall festival at Dallas Park, featuring blacksmith, pottery, soap, and candle making demonstrations; artisans selling handmade arts and crafts; and 15+ food vendors. Live music on Saturday will highlight traditional bluegrass and folk music and the Kid’s Area will have a cupcake walk, pony rides, horseless carriages, hands on activities, and carnival games.

Hooks, Needles & Thread

Cherryville Branch Library

605 E. Main St., Cherryville

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

If you love knitting, crochet, cross stitch and other forms of needlework, this program is for you. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring your own supplies.

(Description provided by library)

Live Music in Mount Holly

Chris Rodarte, Gaston Outside

Downtown Mt. Holly

6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Hang out and enjoy music by REO Survivor, REO Speedwagon Tribute Band.

Saturday, October 9

Bit of Hope Ranch Trail Run

5001 CR Wood Rd., Gastonia

8 a.m.-11 a.m.

There’s something for all ages to take part in: the 5k run, 2k walk, or the half-pint run. The small animal farm will be open, along with sponsor and vendor tables. The whole family is invited to this benefit for Bit of Hope, so they can continue to offer equine assisted therapies and educational programs for spiritual, mental and physical wellness.

Fall Plant Festival

125 N. Central Ave., Belmont

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Experienced growers will be on hand to offer guidance on cold weather gardening for vegetables and decorative plants. Bring plants, seedlings, and seeds to sell or trade with other plant enthusiasts. Our younger visitors will enjoy a garden themed storytime and crafts! (Description provided by Library)

Karaoke at the Rusty Rabbit

104 E. Main St., Dallas

8 p.m.-

Join in the karaoke fun with Tommy Tonka.

Lowell Festival in the Park

Downtown Lowell - Nicole Rogers, Gaston Outside

Harold Rankin Park

519 Park Cir., Lowell

6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Join the Town of Lowell for Festival in the Park. There will be a free concert by Shelby Rae Moore Band, food trucks, craft vendors, and rides!

Michael Tracy Band

508 W. Main Ave., Gastonia

8 p.m.-11 p.m.

Michael Tracy and his band will perform live at the Double Barrel Saloon.

Yoga Foundations Workshop: Balance

Belmont Yoga

37 Glenway St., Belmont

1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Join Michelle for this 2-hour workshop focusing on building and maintaining strong balance within your practice. Spend time focusing on proper alignment in balance postures, different variations, how to breathe, balance and engage at the same time and how to find a pose safely within YOUR body.

Sunday, October 10

Latin Heritage Festival

Rotary Pavilion 107 N. South St., Gastonia 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Experience a day of intoxicating music, food and fun celebrating the region’s Latin culture. Free performances from local artists and musicians.

Live Music at Veronét Vineyards

DeLauren Everett, Gaston Outside

1549 Ike Brooks Dr., Kings Mountain

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Jeff Edwards brings his solo rock-acoustic act to Veronét Vineyards, featuring the best original, classic, and alternative rock from artists ranging from The Doors, Neil Young, and the Grateful Dead to Radiohead, the Cure, and beyond.

Tuesday, October 12

Family Story Time

Mt. Holly Branch Library

245 W. Catawba Ave., Mt Holly

11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a themed family story time for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adults. (Description provided by library)

Friday, October 15

Hocus Pocus Parade


6 p.m.-9 p.m.

This community-wide Halloween Parade is back for another year with appearances by some of your favorite characters! Neighborhood routes haven’t been listed yet, but one good viewing spot could be Cherryville Elementary School.

Jam At The Dam

Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside

115 Willow Dr., McAdenville

4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Live music by Joey Lavallee, discounted paddling, and Will’s Doggn’ It Dogs and Deli at The Boathouse. Family and pet friendly.

Live Music Gaston Pour House

170 S. South St., Gastonia

8:30 p.m.-11 p.m.

Bradley Wik and the Charlatans will be playing their brand of throwback Rock 'n' Roll. This will be a great show for fans who enjoy Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, etc.

Saturday, October 16

Escape the Museum

Gaston County Museum of Art & History

131 W. Main St., Dallas

3 p.m.-8 p.m.