Eight great things to do in the Triad: Oct. 12-14
1. On Oct. 12 in Greensboro, join Antlers and Astronauts celebrate one year of business at 534 S. Elm St. According to the Facebook event page, there will be live music by bandmembers of Lilac Shadows and No One Mind. There will also be brews courtesy of Preyer Brewing Company, and some snacks provided by next-door-neighbor Chez Genèse. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
2. On Oct. 13 in Winston-Salem, swing by the “new” Old Salem for Salem Saturdays in Autumn, located at 600 S. Main St. Starting at 9:30 a.m., head to the Cobblestone/Old Salem Farmers Market. Buy an “all-in-one” ticket for the whole family and spend time together by exploring the history of Old Salem and the new kid-friendly “please touch” buildings. Attend a hands-on workshop, stroll down Main Street to do some early holiday shopping and have a boxed picnic in Salem Square. “It truly is a special time at Old Salem – just for you and your family.” For tickets and more information visit Old Salem’s website.
3. On Oct. 13 in Winston-Salem, come out and celebrate Pride! Pride Winston-Salem is holding its annual Pride festival and parade on Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Trade, Liberty and Cherry Streets. There will be performances by local drag kings and queens as well as a performance by dragapella group The Kinsey Sicks. There will be musical performances by The Genuine and Evan & Dana. There are over 100 vendors and plenty of food trucks that will be lining the streets for this event, so come out and celebrate LGBTQ+ pride with friends and family! The event is free and open to the public. (Read our cover story in this week’s paper about Pride Winston-Salem here for more details.)
4. On Oct. 13 in Winston-Salem, Nite Moves turns two at Monstercade, located at 204 W. Acadia Ave. “In 2016, two dudes decided to do a free dance party,” the Facebook event page states. “They decided it was gonna be weird – and so it was. Y’all seemed to like it, too. And here we are over two years later, doing the damn thing every month.” Starting at 8 p.m., LONGCHILD (soundcloud.com/longchild) will open and Nite Moves will take over until last call. Nite Moves has been called the best dance party in the city by multiple patrons of Monstercade. Come and check it out for yourselves! This show is for ages 21 and up, is from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and as always, is free.
5. On Oct. 13 in Greensboro, don’t miss the 15th annual Bur-Mill Fall Festival, located at 5834 Bur-Mill Club Rd., hosted by Guilford County Parks. This fall festival is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will have food, activities, hayrides, face-painting, balloon animals and a pumpkin patch. According to the Facebook event page, this festival is free and open to the public and will have more than 40 vendors and exhibitors presenting anything from craft demonstrations to wildlife and environmental information. “Remember to come hungry to enjoy hot dogs, sandwiches, funnel cakes, shaved ice, and much more,” the event page states. “While you’re here, stop by the Frank Sharpe Jr. Wildlife Education Center to visit live exhibits.” For more information, call (336) 641-2020.
6. On Oct. 13 in Greensboro, head to Tate Street for the Tate Street Festival from 1 to 7 p.m. at 330 Tate St. There will be over 50 fine arts and craft vendors, as well as live music by The Jahnks, Doodad songwriters, Buddy’ro and Friends, Chuck Mountain, Jonny Alright, and The Red Clays. The festival is free and open to the public. (For more information, check out the article that appeared in this week’s issue of YES! Weekly or visit the Facebook event page.)
7. On Oct. 13 in Greensboro, another street will be having its own festival. Check out Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company’s Fourth Anniversary & State Street Fest, located at 504 State St. Gibb’s will be releasing Hypothesis of Milkshakes IPA, it is “Bright, juicy, not too sweet.” Walk around and explore Gibb’s new neighbors Pita Delite, INC., Jersey Mike’s Subs, Cafe Pasta, eBike Central, LILLO BELLA, Marta Mitchell Interiors, Wonderland Bookshop, Marta Mitchell Interiors, Wonderland Bookshop and Serenity Salon by Zaj Hair Studio Inc. There will be door prizes including one by Dancing Dogs Yoga Greensboro. There will be live music by The Clanky Lincolns and the festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. and is free. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
8. On Oct. 14 in High Point, head to Ingram’s Strawberry Farm for the second annual Ingram’s Fall Festival, located at 6121 Riverdale Dr. (There is also a second Sunday date for Oct. 28.) According to the Facebook event page, there will be “live music, farm education, apple sale, a huge assortment of our fall goodies in the kitchen, animal displays, tractor rides to the pumpkin patch, vendors and might even have a surprise visit from the guys with BIG RED trucks.” Parking and entrance to the festival are free and it is open to the public. “All activities will be based the cost of what you and your family are specifically wanting to do,” the event page states.