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2023 Fall Activities Near Charlotte, NC You Need to Know
A new season means new possibilities to explore the surrounding area! The weather is getting colder and the aroma of pumpkin spice is back - hello, fall! Here at Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley, we have an abundance of fall events and activities planned right at our North Carolina campground, but there's also plenty of other events your family must try! Less than an hour and a half from our Camp-Resort, Charlotte offers an array of fall activities that are great for families! What are you waiting for?! Grab your fall jacket and explore all of the fall events in Charlotte!

Orchard Hayrides: Weekends October 7 - November 12, 2023

Hay, hay, hay! When considering family-friendly fall activities near Charlotte, look no further than Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill. This place is a staple for people from Charlotte looking to get into that pumpkin spice latte, sweater wearing mood. On Saturdays and Sundays from October 7 - November 12, head over to Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill for their fall hayrides. And while you’re there, be sure to try out their fresh apple cider and cider donuts too!

Amazing Maize Maze: Weekends September 16 - October 29, 2023

A corn maze is an a-maize-ing way to get into the fall spirit! Head on over to Historic Rural Hill to test your navigation skills and to enjoy the journey of getting lost in the corn stalks! Plus, be sure to check out the delicious food trucks that will be hosted on site. This is certainly the thing to do in Charlotte with kids!

U-Pick Pumpkin Patch: Saturdays in October, 2023

Fall is in the air at Bush-N-Vine Farm. Located just outside of Charlotte, this farm has activities for everyone! Enjoy pumpkin picking, boiled peanuts, live music, and more on Saturdays at the farm! Make the most of this fall season by checking out this Charlotte event!

Fall for Matthews Festival: October 14, 2023

“Fall” in love with the season at the Fall for Matthews Festival! This annual event in one of Charlotte’s quaintest suburbs and will bring some small-town charm to your fall festivities. This family-friendly Charlotte event will have arts and crafts, live music, a petting zoo, and so much more! Take advantage of the season with this fall event!

Pineville Fall Fest: October 19 - 21, 2023

While staying at Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley, there are many activities that will keep you primarily at the resort. However, the 25th Annual Pineville Fall Fest is the perfect family-friendly outing for your trip! This event near Charlotte will have a variety of attractions such as live music, carnival rides, a pie eating contest, and fireworks. Don’t miss this fall festival!

Nature at Night: October 21, 2023

Experience fall in a brand new (lack of) light at the Nature at Night event in McDowell Nature Preserve! Explore the preserve with night hikes and wagon rides, and enjoy some family-friendly fun with live animals, crafts, and s’mores. Get ready to have an “unbe-leaf-ably” fun time at this Charlotte fall event!

Lincoln County Apple Festival: October 21, 2023

If you’re looking for a delicious apple pie and a fall event near Charlotte, you’re in luck! The Lincoln County Apple Festival draws more than 80,000 visitors each year (in part due to the top-tier apple pies). Check out this fall thing to do near Charlotte for some family-fun. You’ll likely learn a thing or two about apples, and you will ‘apple-solutely’ enjoy the over 250 vendors with crafts and exhibits for everyone!


When you plan a stay at Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley, there are always exciting activities and events in Charlotte that the whole family will love! Plus, the fall activities in Charlotte are a must-try - so be sure to book a fall camping trip to our North Carolina camping resort to see all the events Charlotte has to offer. You can browse availability or book your fall stay here.