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Weekender: Sept. 16-18: County fair, Oktoberfests, Praise in the Park, car shows, more music

Sept. 16: Stella Rising performs at Birkdale Village

Trying to figure out what to do this weekend? This calendar can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. Check back on Mondays for the Weekly Agenda. For events that repeat weekly, we’ve created an ONGOING category; scroll down and you’ll find it. 

Sept. 16

Live Under the Oaks

6-8 pm | Sept 16. Stella Rising. The Plaza at Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Live music 

6-9 pm | Sept 16. Esther & The Exiles. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Sept. 16: Esther and The Exiles perform at Lost Worlds Brewing

River Jam

7-9 pm | Sept 16. The Steepwater Band. Whitewater Center

Concert

8:30 pm | Sept 16. Southside Station. Tickets are $10. Boatyard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

Live music

7-10 pm | Sept 16. Chris Taylor Duo. Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Sept. 16-17

Cabarrus County Fair

Opens 4 pm weekdays and 1 pm Saturday | Sept.16-17. General gate admission is $8 for ages 12 to 54; $6 for ages 55+ and those with military ID; and $6 for ages 6 to 11. Ages 5 and younger admitted free. Parking is free. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, Concord, off Hwy 49.

Sept. 17

Live music

7-10 pm | Sept 17. William Hinson Duo. Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Praise in the Park 

5-9 pm | Sept 17. Christian entertainment including local and national professional artists, inspirational vendors, food and more. Smithville Park, 19710 S. Ferry St., Cornelius.

For The Love Of Carz

11 am – 5 pm | Sept 17. Car Show and Food Truck Festival benefitting Bunk 57 Ministries. Advance registration required. No day of registration. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. Tickets here.

River Jam

7-9 pm | Sept 17. The RT’s. Whitewater Center, Charlotte.

Concert

8:30 pm | Sept 17. Breakfast Club. Tickets are $10. Boatyard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

8th Annual Huntersville Fall Festival

10 am – 4 pm | Sept 17. Come join in the fun at the 8th Annual Community Huntersville Fall Festival! Enjoy local art and craft booths, children games and crafts, inflatables, scarecrow making, food trucks, pumpkin patch and live entertainment. This event is free to attend. Wrist bands are available for children’s area. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville.

Paddockpalooza

10:30 am- 4:30 pm | Sept 17. Paddockpalooza, anopen-air artisan market to showcase Hinds’ Feet Farm, a 32-acre farm and raise awareness of brain injuries. 14625 Black Farms Rd, Huntersville.

Safety Saturday

10 am – noon | Sept 17.  The Plaza at Birkdale Village. Families are invited to get a close up look at special safety vehicles and learn about ways to keep thecommunity safer.

Sept. 17: Oktoberfest at Primal Brewery

Oktoberfest

1-10 pm | Sept 17. Live Music from Trevor Darden and Bullfrog Moon. Special Oktoberfest Wurst Plate and Big City Bites Food Truck. 24 oz Souvenir Beer Stein while supplies last, $20 filled or $14 empty. Primal Brewery, 16432 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Starving Artist’s Market 

2-6 pm | Sept 17. At D9 Brewing Co., 11138 Treynorth Drive, Cornelius.

Oktoberfest 

Noon-11 pm | Sept 17. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Sept. 18

Harvest Market 

11 am-4pm | Sept 18. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Local Vendor Market

1-5 pm | Sept 18. Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Sunday Music Series 

1 pm | Sept 18. The Trailblazers. Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St., Kannapolis.

Through Nov. 6

The Amazing Maize Maze

Historic Rural Hill,  4431 Neck Road, Huntersville.

Through Nov. 11

Mud at the Mill Exhibition

10 am to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday. Cornelius Art Center Gallery, 19725 Oak St.

ONGOING

Mondays: Bike ride, cardio funk

Monday Night Social bike ride

6:15 pm. Roll Out. The F3 aka D9 Swell Riders lead a group that encourages all cyclists to come ride. Bailey Road Park; meet at the parking lot by the basketball courts. Distance/pace: 15 miles; social ride with faster group options; no drop.

Depending on how big of a group there is, they may break off into an A, B, and C group. All abilities are welcome — they ride and regroup so that no one is left behind. Post-ride, cool off with a beer at D9 Brewing. D9 donates $1 for every beer to Bike MS, a fundraising initiative of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Cardio Funk

6:30-7:30 pm. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center.$10 per class, pay at the door.

Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays

Pickleball Open Play 

8:30-11:30 am. Cornelius Parks & Recreation and Lake Norman Pickleball Association are now offering Pickleball Open Play at Robbins Park, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Players of all skill levels are welcome, Participants will need to bring their own paddle. This is a free, drop-in program; no registration is required.

Tuesdays: Running, trivia, pickleball, corn hole, growers market

Run Club

6:30 pm. Tuesdays are for Beer Trekkers and a cold brew after your run. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Trivia

7:30 pm. Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Ave, Cornelius.

Cornhole Social League

6:30-8pm. No sign up required, just show up on time! Primal Brewery 16432 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Adult Open Gym Basketball 

6:30-9 pm. Bailey Road Recreation Center. Ages 18 and older. Free.

Pickleball Open Play

5-8 pm. Cornelius Parks & Recreation and Lake Norman Pickleball Association are now offering Pickleball Open Play at Robbins Park, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Players of all skill levels are welcome, Participants will need to bring their own paddle. This is a free, drop-in program; no registration is required.

Wednesdays, Saturdays: Crafting

“Secret” Society of Crafters 

10 am to noon, weather permitting. Connect with crafters in the area, find the motivation to pick up that project again, and benefit from the wisdom of a passionate crafting group. Hearts On Fiber, 208 South Village Ln. Suite A, Davidson.

Wednesdays: Cycling, open mic

Wednesday Night bike ride

6 pm.Meet in front of Spirited Cyclist Bike Shop, 610 Jetton St, Davidson, in the Harris Teeter parking lot. Distance/pace: 16 miles; moderate 16-18 mph. While this is a no-drop ride and open to anyone on a road bike, it is not a beginner ride and the average group pace is 17mph. The terrain is rolling and we will regroup a few times throughout the ride.

Cycling Club

6 pm. The Cornelius Cycling Club meets and rolls out from Lost World’s Brewery for a 22+ mile ride. Groups of riders are organized by pace. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Music Bingo

7 pm. Royal Bliss Brewing Co. 7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver.

Open Mic Night

7- 10 pm with Tommy Key.

Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius.

Thursdays: Pickleball, music bingo, trivia, bridge

Senior Open Gym Pickleball 

6-8 pm indoors at JV Washam Recreation Center, 9611 Westmoreland Road. Ages 50 and up. Balls and paddles available to borrow. Free.

Trivia

7 pm. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Music bingo

7-9 pm. Eleven Lakes Brewing Co.10228 Bailey Road, Suite 201 Cornelius.

Trivia

7 pm. Royal Bliss Brewing Co. 7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver.

Music Bingo

7 pm. Hosted by Seabrooks. Boatyard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

Join the Lake Norman Bridge Center 

12:30-4pm Thursdays at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., if you have an interest in learning the game of bridge or want to develop your playing, bidding, and defense skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome. $5 per day, pay at the door.

Saturdays: Farmers markets, cardio funk, biking

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am – noon. 120 S. Main St., Davidson, next to Town Hall between Main St. & Jackson Streets.Rain or shine. No pets please.

Huntersville Growers’ Market

8 am – noon Saturdays through Oct. 22 at Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville.

Cardio Funk

9-10 am. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, pay at the door.

Saturday Morning bike ride

8 am.Meet in front of Spirited Cyclist Bike Shop, 610 Jetton St., Davidson, in the Harris Teeter parking lot. Distance/pace: 32 miles; moderate/tempo 16-18mph no drop. Option for longer /faster rides.

• Send your event information to corneliustoday@gmail.com. Deadline is the 15th of the month for the print calendar; one week in advance for online/newsletter calendars.

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