compiled by Kerri Hughes
Fall weather is starting to settle in and Camel City is picking up the pace to welcome the new season. Check out what’s going on this weekend!
Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival
Friday-Sunday, September 18th-20th
FREE entry, food tickets $1 (2-7 required for plates at various vendors)
Trade Street in the Arts District (Trade Street between 5th and 8th Street, 6th Street and 7th Street between Liberty and Cherry)
Enjoy a taste of Winston-Salem’s local chefs and restaurants and live music in the heart of the Downtown Arts District. For more information, click HERE
Girl Scouts Community Event
Saturday September 19, 6:00-8:00 PM
Old Town Recreation Park, 4550 Shattalon Drive
Local Girl Scouts invite the whole family to join them at Old Town Recreation Park for a fun evening of roasting marshmallows, singing silly songs, and eating s’mores.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Powell at rebecca25hannah4[at]gmail.com.
Every weekend from September 19 through November 1
$7-10, under 3 free
This inaugural event offers an entire day of fall activities, including a pumpkin patch, a cow train, a pumpkin chucker that launches pumpkins and apples at a speed of up to 90 miles an hour, food truck concessions, photo cutouts, a parent hangout, a toddler hay maze, and a sorghum maze that is cut in the shape of The Children’s Home logo.
The Home Maze and Pumpkin Patch will be held on Saturdays, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sundays, noon-6 p.m. Cost of admission is $10 for adults and kids 12 and older; $7 for seniors and kids ages 4-11, and free for kids 3 and under.
For more information, click HERE
Apple Fest at Historic Bethabara Park
Saturday, September 19, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road
Come enjoy apples, crafts, music, food, and more! Hogway Speedway: The Official Racing Pigs, games for children and much more! For more information, click HERE
New Winston Museum’s new exhibit, “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles: Winston-Salem’s Wheels of Change”
Opens Saturday, September 19th
713 S. Marshall Street
From thundering locomotives to soaring flying machines, the idea of open, free movement has long captured our collective imagination. The advance of transportation from the wagon to the automobile follows closely the story of our city’s founding and growth. Over the last three centuries, different modes of transportation have pushed and pulled our population and economy, taking us through periods of urbanization and suburbanization, always changing how we interact with our space and each other. Winston-Salem is a living city, constantly rolling through history on wheels of change. “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” provides a glimpse into the varied ways in which the history of how we move has affected how we live today.
The exhibition will run from September 19, 2015 through May 28, 2016 and includes interactive elements and activities for children and school groups of all ages. Exhibit related programming will take place on a monthly basis and include a variety of transportation focused panel discussions, lectures and family-friendly events. For more information, click HERE
Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN) 15th annual Buddy Walk and 2nd annual 5K Race
Saturday, September 19 – run at 8:30 a.m. , walk at 9:00 a.m.
West Forsyth High School
The Buddy Walk includes a Family Fun Day to keep attendees occupied, which includes a talent show, face painting, inflatables, train rides, music, drawings, raffles and more. All events are free to individuals with Down syndrome and anyone who would like to join the PDSSN will save half on the PDSSN membership fee when they register for either the 5K or the walk. All donations are tax deductible. Last year’s Buddy Walk attracted more than 1,000 people and raised more than $60,000 for programs of the PDSSN. For more information, or to register for an event, click HERE or contact Dana Alley at (336) 480-8871 or email her at Dana.pdssn[at]gmail.com.
Healthy Living Info Session
Monday, September 21
Peace Haven Baptist Church, 3384 York Road
The Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging invites you to join them for an information session that can help you decide whether or not you want to take their 6 week course, Living Healthy. The course meets once a week and is focused on learning to manage one’s health issues, such as heart disease, COPD and fibromyalgia. Click Here to see the flyer with more information and contacts. Pre-registration is required.