Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Festivals Have Begun

We started out our festival and fair season this past weekend with the Central Carolina Fair and Carousel Festival. The fair was a lot of fun for little ones- a $15 wristband with unlimited rides was definitely the way to go. We went early so not crowded. Lots of rides for young children and teenagers alike. Games were really expensive! It also seemed that no matter what we played, $5 got us a pick out of the Medium prize bucket. I kind of miss the days of real skill or luck earning real cool prizes. Oh well. Everyone must feel like a winner these days.

The Carousel Festival was so much fun! If you haven't been before, check it out next year. My son and his companion enjoyed the arts and craft booths, the numerous inflatables and the free carousel, train and boat rides. The 100 year-old carousel is so beautiful and really different from any other ride we know. The food and inflatables were a little pricey in my opinion, so be ready to pay $1 each time your little one goes down the inflatable slide. The other free rides made up for it, though. There was also free music performances, magic shows and other kiddie entertainment. My son learned a little about juggling from one of the performers. This festival has the best Kettle Korn ever! We had to take a huge bag for on-the-way-home munching.

Here are some events for your coming weekend consideration. Get out and enjoy the season.

September 26, 2:00-6:00pm, Music at Blandwood Mansion- Celebrate the heritage of music on the grounds of the historic Blandwood Mansion. The entire family will enjoy great food and tunes! $7 per person, children 12 and under are free. Opening: Laurelyn Dossett, Headliner: Amelia's Mechanics

Thru October 31st visit J Razz & Tazz Farm in Gibsonville, corn maize, haunted forest, hayride, play areas, Website

September 23-26 Mayberry Days in Mt. Airy

Sept 24-Nov 6- Woods of Terror,

September 25th from 10am to 4pm during our Amazing Pet Adventure Adoption Fair at kersey Valley Farm- pet shows, demos, pony rides, adoption, Legacy classic rock band

September 25th 11-3, Children’s Festival at UNCG, games, inflatables, music, dancing, cheering, arts and crafts

All-A-Flutter Family Days.

Summary: All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm will hold Family Days every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 9. All ages can experience the magic of hand feeding a monarch butterfly with a one hour and 15 minute tour of the butterfly house and presentation. No reservations necessary. Adults, $6; children, $5. Sunday 2 p.m. All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm, 7850-B Clinard Farms Road, HP. 336-454-5651.