Weekend Roundup: Events October 17-20, 2013

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Winston-Salem Weekend Events: October 17-20, 2013

And here are our top event picks for the weekend of October 17-20, 2013 in Winston-Salem, NC. We’ve rounded up lots of fun fall activities, including Old Salem Harvest Day, a pumpkin patch, a spooky theatre performance for kids, the Pride Parade and so much more you won’t want to miss! If you participate some fun-filled weekend events, leave us a comment to let us know all about it!

Top Pumpkin Pick: Hayride at TanglewoodPumpkin Pick Tanglewood

  • Month of October 2013
  • Tanglewood Park Stables
  • 4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons, NC
  • Cost: $8 per person (includes a pumpkin to take home)
  • 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 Kids Pick: Children’s Museum Family NightChildren's Museum of WInston Salem

  • Friday, October 18
  • 4-8PM
  • Winston-Salem Children’s Museum
  • 390 S. Liberty St
  • Admission: $2 per person; or $5 for a family
  • www.childrensmuseumofws.org

During Wells Fargo Fall Family Night there will be reduced admission rates and extended Museum hours. All of the Museum exhibits will be open, including the new Kaleidoscape. At 7PM, enjoy a free spooky performance of Viper by the Peppercorn Children’s Theatre.

Top Charity Pick: Ardmore RAH!

Ardmore rah 5K 10K fun run food drive 2013

  • Saturday, October 19
  • 8AM
  • Ardmore Historic District
  • Starts at: Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 1946 Miller St
  • www.ardmorerah.com

Formerly the Ardmore 5K, this race has been revamped as the Ardmore RAH! (Run Against Hunger!) and offers not only the one-mile fun run and 5K, but also a new 10K run option. Proceeds from the run and canned donations benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Top Harvest Pick: Harvest Day at Old Salem2013 Old Salem Harvest Day Pigs & Pippins

Experience what harvest might have been like in Salem on Old Salem’s Harvest Day. Ticket holders can discover Old Salem’s apple orchard, enjoy candy apple tastings, see an apple cider press at work, learn hearth cooking with apples and pork by making sausages, visit the apothecary and see a puppet show.

Top Fresh Pick: Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market

Cobblestone Farmers Market

  • Saturday, October 19
  • 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 Parade Pick: Pride 2013Pride 2013 Parade

The Pride 2013 parade will begin at 11AM at Spring Street and ends at Trade Street at the Pride 2013 festival in the Downtown Arts District. Highlights include live music and entertainment, vendors and food trucks.

Top Talent Pick: Winston-Salem ShuffleWinston-Salem Shuffle Talent Show

  • Saturday, October 19
  • 8PM
  • Krankies Coffee
  • 211 E. Third St.
  • Admission: $5
  • www.ws-shuffle.org

This monthly talent show showcases local musicians, singers and performers as they compete for prize money.

Top Art Pick: Arts on SundayArts on Sunday

We can’t get enough of art and music in the streets in this town! Every Sunday in October, enjoy Arts on Sunday on Trade Street. Peruse the booths of local artists while enjoying multicultural music and dance. This week featured performers include: Piedmont Old Time Society, The Milltown Band, Buck Dancer’s Choice and Carolina Calouche & Co. contemporary dance . 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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