• Can't-miss fall festivals and fairs

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    Fall is the season for festivals and fun in the Carolinas and there's certainly no shortage of either in the Charlotte area.

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    Here's a list of our favorite fairs and festivals coming up:    

    Cleveland County Fair
    Sept. 26 - Oct. 6 at Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Shelby
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    Queen Charlotte Fair 
    Oct. 4-13 at Route 29 Pavilion in Concord (across from Charlotte Motor Speedway)  
    Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger, free ages 5 and younger; ride tickets are additional  
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    Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival 
    Oct. 5 at Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall, Charlotte
    Admission: $29 in advance, $50 VIP
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    Hops & Hogs Festival 
    Oct. 5 at Rural Hill in Huntersville 
    Admission: $40 
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    Carolina Renaissance Festival 
    Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 - Nov. 24 at 16445 Popular Tent Rd., in Huntersville 
    Admission: $25 adults, $15 children ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger    
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    Oktoberfest
    Oct. 11-13 in downtown Hickory
    Admission is free
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    Fall Music Fest 
    Oct. 12-13 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont 
    Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $4 children ages 2-12 
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    South End Wine Festival 
    Oct. 19 at 308 W. Carson Blvd., in Charlotte 
    Admission: $40 
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    Lincoln County Apple Festival 
    Oct. 19 at W. Main St., in Lincolnton 
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    Carolina BalloonFest 
    Oct. 18-20 near Statesville Regional Airport   
    Admission: $35 weekend pass, individual day tickets also available 
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    North Carolina Fall Livermush Festival
    Oct. 19 in downtown Shelby 
    Admission is free 
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    A few regional favorites:

    South Carolina State Fair
    Oct. 9-20 at 1200 Rosewood Drive in Columbia
    Admission: $7 in advance / $10 at the gate for adults and children (ages 6-54), ride tickets are additional 
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    North Carolina State Fair
    Oct. 17-27 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh 
    Admission: $10 in advance / $13 at the gate for adults (ages 13-64), $5/$7 children (ages 6-12), free ages 5 and younger; ride tickets are additional    
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    Woolly Worm Festival 
    Oct. 19-20 in Banner Elk
    Admission is free 
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    Lexington Barbecue Festival 
    Oct. 26 in downtown Lexington
    Admission is free 
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