This Weekend in Stanly CountyBy Bridget Huckabee
It’s official. Fall is here and fall weekends in Stanly County are made for fun and relaxation. This weekend you can choose from a list of events that include something for everyone, including the family dog.
Begin on Thursday at the Agri-Civic Center where from 1pm to 5 pm you can learn about and participate in craft workshops that include soap making, crochet, holiday ornaments, paper box cards, 3D paper teapot and pillowcases. Space is limited so registration is required.
On Friday, the ever-popular monthly Oakboro Cruise-in and Burn-out takes place in downtown Oakboro. The event starts at 5 pm and the Burn-out begins at 9 pm. Come and see these impressive cars and trucks and enjoy the unique entertainment of the Burn-out.
On Saturday the Stanly County Farmers’ Market takes place at Market Station in downtown Albemarle from 8 am until noon. Fresh produce locally grown is piled high on rows of stalls. Baked goods, plants, arts and crafts are also on sale. Come and browse, chat with the local farmers and fill your basket with good healthy food for your weekend feasting.
On Saturday at 10 am in West Badin, Teens Making a Difference are honoring veterans. There will be a parade followed by a ceremony. The Teens are asking all veterans to please come and participate in this special event.
From 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday, Cottonville Baptist Church presents the first annual “The Masters Wheels”. Admission is free for this car, truck, tractor and bike show.
The Get Lost Corn Maze is open on Saturday from 11 am until 7 pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 6 pm. The Maze is located at Muddy Boots Farm on Highway 73 in Millingport between Albemarle and Mount Pleasant. The whole family will enjoy this unique adventure as they find their way through over 4 miles of trails in over 10 acres of corn. Also included in the fun are Jumpy Pillow, sunflower patch, corn hole game, pumpkin patch, straw maze, sling shot, picnic shelter, playground area, corn pit, and farm animals. Watch for the Maze of Terror coming soon.
We promised something for the family dog and here it is: On Saturday Locust Presbyterian Church will host a 5K race and 1-mile Dog Walk to help animal rescue groups. After the race, visit the Locust Town Center to watch the movie, All Dogs Go To Heaven. The 5K race starts at 5 pm and the dog walk starts at 5:15 pm. The movie starts at dusk.
As we noted above, this week’s Locust Movies in the Park features All Dogs Go to Heaven (Dog Days, owners can bring their dogs). The event is sponsored by Morton & Griffin. Locust’s Movies in the Town Center are free, family friendly events open to the public. Movies are scheduled for the last Saturday in April, May, September, and October.
Sunday at the Agri-Civic Center from 3 pm to 5 pm the Stanly County Concert Association features The Annie Moses Band. This multi-talented family group weaves a fusion of bluegrass, jazz, Christian, classical, original and pop tunes. Critics and audiences acclaim their electrifying instrumental virtuosity on cello, violin, harp, keyboard, mandolin, banjo, base and shimmering layered vocals.
Fall brings hiking weather to Stanly County. Come and enjoy the miles of hiking trails at Morrow Mountain State Park. Bring a picnic and settle down on one of the park’s many picnic tables and enjoy the view from the summit or the beautiful river scenery at the boat landing. Whatever your pleasure, there’s activity and relaxation to be found here on a Stanly County weekend.