My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for October 5-7, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem Weekend of October 4-7, 2012

Dixie Classic Fair

Top Family Fun Pick:

Dixie Classic Fair

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

BB&T Ballpark Prudential Carolinas Family Movie Night Lorax

Top Outdoor Pick:
Family Movie Night at BB&T Ballpark
The Lorax 

  • Friday, October 5, 2012
  • Gates open at 6:30PM; Movie starts at 7:30PM
  • BB&T Ballpark
  • Admission: 1 canned food item

Prudential Carolinas invites you to enjoy The Lorax outdoors at BB&T Ballpark. The cost of admission is one canned food item to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. RSVP by October 1 to or calling (336) 748-2094.

Dracula Festival Ballet

Top Theatre Pick:
Winston-Salem Ballet Festival: Dracula

  • Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6 at 8PM
  • Sunday, October 7, at 2PM
  • Hanesbrands Theatre
  • 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem, NC
  • Tickets: Adults $23.50, Seniors $18.50
This performance of Dracula portrays the classic haunting tale through the eyes of Dracula himself.
Korner's Folly Oktoberfest

Top Festival Pick:
Kernersville Oktoberfest

  • Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • 4-7PM
  • Korner's Folly
  • 413 S. Main St., Kernersville, NC
  • Tickets: $25 adv/$30 at the door
In German Oktoberfest-fashion, local food, beer and wine. The ticket gets you "all you can eat". Tour the Korners Folly house from 3-4pm. The event benefits the Korner's Folly Foundation. Must be 21 or over to attend.
Arts on Sunday Festival series art for arts sake

Top Art Pick:
Arts on Sunday Series

  • Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • 1-5PM
  • Trade Street, the Arts District of Winston-Salem
  • FREE
The Arts on Sunday Series is back on Sundays in October. Start your Christmas shopping early this Sunday and support local artists while enjoying live music by the Twin City Buskers, Peter May and Friends and the Charley Ward Band. Free kids craft area.
Rick Riordan Percy Jackson Mark of Athena Book Bookmarks

Bookmarks Presents:
Author Rick Riordan

  • Friday, October 5, 2012
  • 7PM
  • Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University
  • Tickets: Children 18 & under $10; Adults $15

Rick Riordan is on tour for his new book, The Mark of Athena, in his #1 NY Times Best Selling Percy Jackson series. Presented by Bookmarks Book Festival with support from the Forsyth County Public Library, the Reynolda House Museum and Wake Forest University.

Downtown Arts District DADA gallery hop

DADA's First Friday Gallery Hop

  • Friday, October 4, 2012
  • 7-10PM
  • Arts District, Downtown Winston-Salem
  • FREE

Head to the Arts District and check out all of the new exhibits at studios and galleries. Participate in the Tam Tam Mandingue drum circle and dance to the beat of DJ "Flipside" and the mellow sounds of Sambanda O. Kolibree.

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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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