Weekend in the Sandhills

October 1-3

Get ready for an action-packed first weekend of October in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area…

First, at the fairgrounds in Carthage, the 74th Annual Moore County Agricultural Fair continues through Saturday. Enjoy rides, games, food and farm animal displays. Gates open at 5pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday. There is a small admission charge, but lots of fun for the whole family.

Friday, October 1st means it is First Friday in Southern Pines at the Sunrise Theatre. The event runs from 5-8pm and aside from food and drink, listen to the Sam Fribush Organ Trio with Charlie Hunter.

On Saturday at Downtown Park in Southern Pines from 9am to 4pm, check out Autumnfest. This great fall festival has been being presented by the Arts Council of Moore County since 1978 and features a 5K run, a 1-mile fun run and health walk and children’s activities. There will be live entertainment, arts/crafts and plenty of food.

On Friday & Saturday, head to Main Street in Cameron for their Antiques Street Fair. Explore numerous antique shops for good bargains, plus, there will be food and fun things planned each day.

On Saturday in Seagrove, it’s the Fall Kiln Opening and Clay Demonstration by renowned potter Ben Owen. But, keep in mind, there are many events planned through Seagrove as part of American Craft Week, so go to DiscoverSeagrove.com to see a full list of happenings and potter demonstrations.

Take the short drive to Rockingham Speedway on Saturday for the annual Hoptoberfest at the Rock. Enjoy live entertainment by Monterio, plus food and, of course, plenty of craft beer to taste and enjoy. Be sure to drink responsibly and designate a driver!

And head to Kalawi Farms in Eagle Springs for their annual Corn Maze. The maze will be open each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-7pm. Enjoy the maze, hayrides, jump pillow, super slide, a pumpkin patch and much more. Cost is $10 per person, ages under 2 are free. Go to Kalawifarm.net to reserve your two-hour time slot!

For a complete list of all area events, go to HomeofGolf.com/events. Plenty to do, so get out and enjoy the fall in the Sandhills!