I’m thrilled to be guest posting for Katie, at MomFavorites.com, and today I’m giving you a teaser of my Fall Family Fun article. As a wedding and event planner and stylist I usually blog about my events, entertaining and décor tips. However, this post allows me to step out of my normal comfort blogging zone and share my personal life with y’all!
The beginning of a new school year has become the unofficial welcome of fall for many of us. The smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, apples, and spice fill the air and we welcome the crisp mornings and chilly nights.
Charlotte offers a variety of fall fun from apple picking, to pumpkin picking, to hay rides and animal petting farms, to hiking trails.
Our first stop is always the Yiasou Greek Festival, which is the first weekend in September located in Dilworth at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. The Greek Festival is rated the best festival in Charlotte, and we agree! We’ve been going for a few years now as a family and have figured out Sunday is the best day to go for several reasons: It’s as crowded and usually you can find someone handing out free tickets. The kids love riding on the rides and the food is too delicious to pass up! The outdoor vendors are our favorite, especially the spanakopita and lamb gyro!
As a native Ohioan living in Charlotte I miss the apple picking days of my childhood. However, just outside of Charlotte there is one apple picking farm that is perfect for a Saturday morning activity with the family.
Carrigan Farms, just outside of Charlotte in Mooresville, is the best place in the area to go apple picking. After apple picking we enjoyed the delicious apple cider and watching the bees make honey. You can also pay a small fee for a hayride tour of the farm. However, unlike other areas in the country, apple picking season in the Charlotte area is very short, August 31-End of September.
For more Fall Family Fun check back here on October 10 or hop on over to MomFavorites.com for my full article, including pumpkin patch round up!