MELISSA CORDELL- L Town Radio Staff Reporter
L Town Radio has crafted a curated guide to your fall in Lincoln County and surrounding areas. Check out the awesome things taking place the rest of this month and next to get you in the fall mood, whether you choose to celebrate the season with haunted trails or watching the leaves turn colors.
September-October: The Pumpkin Patch at Lineberger’s Maple Spring Farm
● Lineberger’s will be holding events all through this month and the next. This is a family fun place that includes educational elements, pumpkin picking, and a shop to get your fix on homemade fall jams and snacks. 906 Dallas Stanley Hwy, Dallas, North Carolina 28034. You can find more event information here.
September 28: First in Fright Paranormal Live Courthouse Investigation
● First in Fright will be venturing into the Lincoln County Court House yet again to investigate paranormal happenings in the building. While this event is not directly open to the public, you can browse video games with Mike Payne at GameSwap while watching the live events unfold on his TVs, or you can grab a beer at Untapped Territory while watching there. This event starts at 8 P.M. that day. More info on the event here.
Oct 12: Drag Me To The Red Carpet at Lincoln Cultural Center
●Lincoln County’s first celebrity impersonator review featuring some of North Carolina’s most celebrated female impersonators. All proceeds benefit the Lincoln Cultural Center. The evening will be filled with songs from your favorite artists and hosted by Brooklyn Dior impersonating Flip Wilson as Geraldine. After the show, you can meet the impersonators while you enjoy a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25 general admission and can be purchased at the cultural center. 704-732-9055. 403 E. Main Street, Downtown Lincolnton. More Info on the event here
October 17: Unmasking Domestic Violence Gala
● This event is a fundraiser for the Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Tickets start at $50, with all proceeds going toward a bigger shelter space for Amy’s House. With it being hosted at the Laboratory Mill, we know this will be a spectacular evening. Purchase tickets through the Facebook event page.
October 19: The 2019 Lincoln County Apple Festival
We are loving the date switch of the Apple Festival! With fall weather almost guaranteed, who could resist coming out to this annual affair and grabbing a candy apple or turkey leg? Downtown stores will be open all day, giving you the chance to shop local until you drop. Lots of local artists and musicians will be filling the streets. L Town Radio will be the host of the First Federal Music Stage. Check out what other goodies are in store that day here.
October 20: The Haunting of Harper House in Hickory
● This event is spooky, but not too spooky for parents to bring their kids to! Learn more about the Hickory area, the deceased locals who still haunt the area, and even have your fortune told. Tickets can be purchased through the Facebook event page.
October 25: Sleepy Hollow 2019 Opening Night with Gallery 27
● There is beauty in the act of seasonal change as nature decays, and Gallery 27 has found a way to capture that unique beauty. While this exhibit will last into November, on their opening night on Oct. 25, there will be a costume party. Dress up in your spookiest attire and browse art with your fellow monsters. Times can be found here.
October 25: Scary-Ville in Cherryville
● Cherryville is hosting its first community Halloween Party. Complete with costume contests, live music, hayrides, and food trucks, what could be better? Take a drive to their downtown area after 5 P.M. that day to join in the fun. Find more event info here.
October 26: Lincoln Theatre Guild’s: HAUNTED
●The air begins to chill … the shadows in the room seem to be growing darker … is it only your imagination, or is it … something else? On Saturday, October 26, the Lincoln Theatre Guild will present two showings of ‘Haunted,’ an original piece of interactive theatre by Guild / Board of Directors Member Darrell King, in the Perry Summey Reception Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center. Performed on tour since 1994 and billed as “an evening of spirit theatre,” ‘Haunted’ blends the arts of theatre, storytelling, poetry, and illusion into a single, innovative theatrical experience, illustrating a collection of tales of the paranormal, many of them from right here in the Carolinas, and several from Lincoln County itself. In addition, the very building in which the performances will be held, the Lincoln Cultural Center, is itself reputed to be haunted; and will figure in the performance. ‘Haunted’ will run one night only, Saturday, October 26, for two performances; the first at 8:00 PM and the second at 12:00 Midnight. Performances will take place in the Perry Summey Reception Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center, and seating for each show will be limited. Admission is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and seniors.
For information, visit www.lincolntheatreguild.net.
October 26: Halloween Carnival in Gastonia
● This one is for all of our animal lovers. Whispering Hope Farm will have carnival games set up and chances to take horse and pony rides. They will also have their baby farm animals out for everyone to get their pet fix. Here is the online event page.
October 26: Carolina Ghost Stories with Mountain Music
● The Gaston County Public Library and the Black Star Theater Company have teamed up for a family-friendly event. This free event includes reading ghost stories, crafts, and music. You can keep updated on the event here.
October 26: Boos & Brews
● The Henry River Mill Village is having their second annual Halloween Party, and you’re invited! This spooky good time includes alcohol, education, and contributing toward a good cause. What could be better? Purchase tickets here.
November 1: Zombie Prom with Communities in Schools of Lincoln County
● This event is technically after Halloween, but how could we resist from putting this on our calendars? This will be a “night to dismember” with music, good food, and costumes. Maybe you’ll be crowned the prom king or queen. Check it out here.
November 1 & 2: FROZEN SING ALONG at Lincoln Cultural Center
● Save the date: On November 1st and November 2, at 6:30 pm in the Timken Performance Hall of the Lincoln Cultural Center, will hold a family-friendly viewing of Frozen the Sing A Long Version. Wear your favorite Frozen costume or come as you are. They will also host a meet and greet immediately following with, yep, you guessed it, Elsa and Anna! And the best news of all this event is FREE!!! Concessions and proceeds will benefit the Lincoln Cultural Center. Visit the event page here
Our community and it’s surrounding area has so much to do. There is something for everyone. If you would like your event featured simply email us!