Our Picks: Top Things to Do with Kids in October

KidsFest, Charlotte Parent's School Fair, and more
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Celebrate and inspire children at Charlotte Kids Fest.

Charlotte KidsFest | Oct. 5

Be inspired with artistic, creative, playful and educational experiences at this festival specifically created for kids. Enjoy a Play Zone, bubble circus, performers, science demonstrations food trucks and more, all outdoors on the UNC Charlotte campus. UNCC, 9100 Robert D. Snyder Road, Charlotte. 11-4pm. Free. 


Charlotte Parent's School Fair | Oct. 12

We know choosing a school for your child is a big decision. Join us at our annual School Fair to meet one-on-one with the representatives from some of the area’s best public and private schools all in one place. Bring the kids for family-friendly activities while you talk to school representatives, and then venture to the Hola! Charlotte Festival and Festival of India also happening uptown. NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. MLK Jr. Blvd, Charlotte. 10:30am-1:30pm. Free.


The Queen Charlotte Fair | Oct. 4-13

Get your fix of fair food, festivities, carnival rides and games at the semi-annual Queen Charlotte Fair. Route 29 Pavilion, 5650 Sandusky Blvd., Concord. $5-$10, children 4 and younger admitted free. Mon.-Thurs., 4-10 p.m.; Fri., 4-11 p.m.; Sat. noon-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-10 p.m.


Fairy Fest | Oct. 19-20 

Wear your wings and favorite fairy attire for a day of all things fairies at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Create a natural fairy house in Lost Hollow, listen to fairy stories and create your own fairy wand. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 11am-3pm. $7.95-$14.95, includes garden admission. Free for children younger than age 2.