Weekend Roundup: Events October 10-13, 2013

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Check out our top picks for the weekend events for October 10-13, 2013 in Winston-Salem, NC. We’ve rounded up lots of fun fall activities, from the Dixie Classic Fair, Oktoberfest, art with food trucks, African dance and storytelling, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and ghost stories and so much more you won’t want to miss! If you participate in any of these weekend events, please stop back by this page to leave us a comment or photo below on how you made your weekend a MyWinston-Salem.com weekend!

Top Pumpkin Pick: Hayride at TanglewoodPumpkin Pick Tanglewood

  • Month of October
  • Tanglewood Park Stables
  • 4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons, NC
  • Cost: $8 per person (includes a pumpkin)
  • www.tanglewoodstables.com
Bring the family for a tractor-driven hayride up to the pumpkin patch to “pick your pumpkin.” Photo ops abound in the pumpkin patch. Reservations strongly recommended: (336) 766-9540.

Top Family Pick: Dixie Classic FairDixie Classic Fair Swings

Amusement rides, shows, live music, contests and famous fried food at the 2nd largest agricultural fair in North Carolina.

Top Music Pick: Dark in the ParkBethabara Dark in the Park 2013

Wear your costume to hear the Bethabara Community Band play Halloween-themed music. Enjoy a hayride through jack-o-lanterns, family-friendly ghost stories and more!

Top Artsy Pick: Artworks Gallery Reception:Anne-Kessler-Shields
Anne Kessler Shields Memorial Exhibit

Artworks Gallery will be holding a reception for the exhibit, “From the Landscape,” featuring the rarely seen graphic landscapes of Anne Kessler Shields, renowned Winston-Salem artist who died last year. Read more about the work and life of Anne Kessler Shields.

Top Fresh Pick: Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers MarketCobblestone Farmers Market

  • Saturday, October 12
  • 9AM-12PM
  • Old Salem
  • more info
Cobblestone Farmers Market graces the historical streets of Old Salem every Saturday! The market sets up from 9AM-12PM. At this nationally recognized producers-only market, you’ll find local veggies, produce, meats, eggs and fresh-baked goods and live music.


Top Spooky Pick: Hallowed Art Show (with Food Trucks!)Hallowed Art Show

  • Saturday, October 12
  • Starts at 10AM
  • Coffee Park
  • 1206 Reynolda Rd
  • FREE
  • read more

Meet local artists and view their work at the Coffee Park Hallowed Arts Show, including Mary Lea Bradford, John Blackburn, Tamis Brewer, Becky Weinshilboum, and Lisa Alley. Support your local artists! The S2dio Supplies bus will be on hand for your art supplies needs. Food trucks will begin serving up yummy fare at 11AM, including Camel City Grill, Luciano’s Tacos, Jingle Bakers, Hot Dog Boy and Mike & Mike’s Italian Ice. Project Pearl will be showing off some furry friends in need of homes as well.

Top Beer Pick: Oktoberfest at Old Winston SocialOld Winston Social Club

  • Saturday, October 12
  • 2PM-2AM
  • Old Winston Social Club
  • 1131 Burke St
  • FREE
  • read more

Celebrate Oktoberfest with authentic German beer, brats, polka and live music by Piedmont Polka Practitioners, The Menders, Below the Line and Jonny Mont.

Top Cultural Pick: African Folktales at WFU African Folk Tales

  • Saturday, October 12
  • 7PM
  • Brendle Recital Hall
  • Wake Forest University
  • FREE
  • read more

This free event will feature live Cameroonian music, song, African dance and storytelling. Storyteller and vocalist Patience Reich will tell the tale, “Why the Tortoise has a Cracked Shell” and more, backed by the Djembe Drum & Dance Ensemble.

Top Street Festival: Arts on SundayArts on Sunday

We can’t get enough of art and music in the streets in this town! Every Sunday, enjoy Arts on Sunday on Trade Street. Peruse the booths of local artists while enjoying multicultural music and dance featuring the Indo-US Cultural Youth Ensemble and Hispanic Arts Initiative: High Energy Latin Dance Showcase. Send the kids over to the Kids Corner for free arts and crafts during this weekend event.

About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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