A few handpicked happenings that might be under your radar (until now).
Thursday, September 17th
@ Reynolda House
>>Harvest Moon Festival: Featuring live music from The Genuine (equal parts Americana, progressive folk, and pop), this annual event celebrates the harvest moon and the Reynolda Estate. Play games on the lawn, make your own vegetable prints, and savor the delicious produce of the season from local farms, breweries, cider works, and food trucks. Festival-goers will have a chance to enjoy samples as well as purchase products from a variety of local and regional vendors including Horne Creek Farm, The Screaming Radish, Small Potatoes Mobile Kitchen, Minglewood Farm and Preserve, The Children’s Home Produce Cart, Stonefield Cellars, Cafe Gelato and Patriot Pretzel Co. Winston-Salem favorites Small Batch Beer Co. and Hoots Beer Co. will offer beer tastings and purchases. The seed-saver program from Old Salem Museums & Gardens will share information about sustainability through saving heirloom plant seeds.
(6pm – 9pm / Members/students $10, non-members $15)
@ Bailey Park
>> Sunset Thursday!: Flow Honda in partnership with Phuzz Fest bring you this free concert series at Bailey Park. This month’s headliners are Asheville natives River Whyless. Camel City Grill, Bandito Burrito Truck, The Ice Queen and more will be on-hand serving up delicious dinner options. Single Brothers will be on-site serving cocktails, beer and wine.
(6:30pm – 9:30pm, F-F-Free event!)
Friday, September 18th
@ The Olio
>>Glassblowing Demo Night: Vessels!
(6pm – 8pm, F-F-F-Free event!)
@ Wake Forest University
>> The 7th Annual World Cultural Festival : Tantalize your taste buds, dance to the rhythms and celebrate diversity at this globally inclusive party being held on the campus of Wake Forest University. Details here
(5:30pm – 8:00pm // F-F-Free event!)
@ Childress Vineyards
>> 2015 Grape Stomping Party : Celebrate the 2015 harvest by joining the folks at Childress Vineyards for a grape-stomping fun time. Admission includes a souvenir glass and a wine tasting. Food and wine will be available for purchase.
(7:00pm – 10:00pm / Visit their website for more )
Saturday, September 19th
@ Old Salem
(9am – noon)
@ Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
>> Dixie Classic Farmers Market
(6am – 1pm)
@ Tanglewood Park
>> Tanglewood Park Farmers Market
(8:30am – noon)
@ Historic Bethabra Park
>> Apple Fest
Apples were planted in this region when the Moravians arrived in 1751 and we celebrate that tradition today with a festival filled with apple pie, apple cider, candied apples, apple everything. Throw in some great music, local crafts and racing pigs and you’ve got the makings of a remarkable weekend.
(10am – 4pm)
@ New Winston Museum
>> Exhibit Opening! Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Winston-Salem’s Wheels of Change : “From thundering locomotives to soaring flying machines, the idea of open, free movement has long captured our collective imagination. Historically, we know that the advent and growth of mechanized transportation has had an intense and lasting effect on all aspects of our communities and nation. For Winston-Salem, a town with an identity inextricably tied to agricultural industry, the story of transportation is an existential one.”
(Visit their website to plan your visit)
@ Downtown Winston-Salem
>> Texas Pete Culinary Arts Fest
This homegrown festival returns with more local chefs and more local music. Check out the restaurant and music lineups here.
(11am – 11pm // F-F-Free!)
Sunday, September 20th
@ Single Brothers
>> Jupiter Rising! First Official Fundraiser: Come show love, support and help raise funds for Jupiter, a teeny Townie who was diagnosed with stage four cancer on July 14, 2015. There will be a silent auction, T shirts for sale and live music. Come out and help celebrate life!
(1pm – 7pm // details here)
@ Various Yadkin Valley Vineyards
>> Sip and savor your way through Sunday with visits to some of the area’s best local vineyards. Here’s an itinerary idea. Find more here.
P.S. >> Don’t forget —>
FREE OUTDOOR COMMUNITY YOGA PARTY
Tuesday, September 22nd
Come salute the sun and say farewell to summer in beautiful Bailey Park! Townie Elliott Watlington will lead this all levels Ashtanga class, with Village Juice and Cafe Gelato on hand with post-class refreshments.
Presented by Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, Paz Studios and TowniesWS
PLEASE consider bringing new and used iPod music players and iTunes gift cards to support Senior Services’ Music and Memory program. Read the back story here. Learn more about the national campaign here. Donations can be dropped off at the TowniesWS table. THANK YOU!