Go.Play.See: 4 Fun Things to Experience in Charlotte in October

Img 3310

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Take a day trip to Spruce Pine and check out the Props Project for Kids at the Orchard. Poke your head through plywood props and become a honeybee, Monarch butterfly, or caterpillar, then complete the scavenger hunt and collect a bag of goodies from the Orchard. All props are within walking distance of the red barn, where kids can pick up scavenger hunt sheets. 1025 Orchard Rd. (near Spruce Pine at mm 328.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. 828-765-9531, altapassorchard.org




Hone Your Baking Skills

Pastry chef Jossie Lukacik has relaunched Sweet Spot Studio with a renovated space, baking supply store, and cookie club subscription service. This month she’ll unroll parent and child baking classes for kids aged 7 to 12. Learn to make sunflower cupcakes, monster cookies, Halloween cookies, and more. Children under 16 must attend with a registered adult. Visit sweetspotstudio.com for dates, times, pricing, and online registration. 4418 Monroe Rd., Ste. C



Take a Virtual Cooking Class

Join Chef Alyssa Wilen on October 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. and learn to make pumpkin galette and ginger marshmallows. The virtual event is $15 per household and an optional ingredient box is available for pick-up for $30. Visit chefalyssaskitchen.com for a schedule of more kids and teen cooking classes for October and November. 4001 Yancey Rd., chefalyssaskitchen.com


Hit Up the Pumpkin Patch

Visit Carrigan Farms during the month of October and pick a pumpkin right off the vine. The 250-acre farm has plenty of space to social distance, and a hayride shuttles you to and from the pumpkin patch. The cost is $12 per person for ages 2 and older. Reservations are required for pumpkin picking. A $2 per person, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot; the remaining $10 is due at the door. 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy., carriganfarms.com