2nd Friday! Wine Tasting Wednesday and Laketoberfest… this week

The inside scoop on a few of the best happenings in OTC each week.


2nd Friday Street Festival
Friday Oct 14th
6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Oak St Mill, 19725 Oak St

This monthly celebration of art, culture, music and community has become a favorite tradition in Old Town Cornelius and this week’s festival is the finale for 2016. And what a finale it will be – jam packed with original art by local artisans; music sets by Earrationals, Who Carez, Brooke LaRotonda Band, Matthew Coleman, Carter Faith Jones, Controlled Chaos and The Change; and delicious eats from Ruthie’s Food Truck. Insider tip: the homemade meatloaf mac n’ cheese sandwich can’t be beat!
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Wine Tasting: Italy Finale
Wednesday Oct 12th
7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Cork and Cask, 9624 Bailey Rd cork-and-cask-logo

Like the 2nd Friday Street Festival, this is another grand finale of a fantastic series, “Wine Class with Crissy,” featuring wines from southern Italy and the island of Sicily. By concentrating on a few of Italy’s many wine regions, participants gain a better appreciation for regional Italian wines. Crissy likes to get the tasting party started with a few refreshing, delightful white wines before guiding you through various unforgettable reds. She’s a lover of all things rosé and bubbly, so expect an appearance of one or the other. $12 gets you at least six tastes, Not to mention the knowledge you’ll gain!


Laketoberfest Brew and Music Festival
Saturday Oct 15th
4:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Rd



The highly anticipated yearly beer and music festival returns this Saturday to the gorgeous Amphitheater at Bailey Rd Park. This is the fourth annual Laketoberfest presented by the Town of Cornelius PARC Department, with event proceeds to benefit the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists (LNWC). Enjoy music from Part-Time Blues Band and The Ben Gatlin Band, and sample brews from eleven participating breweries. What sets this brew festival apart from other craft beer festivals? It’s totally family friendly! Yes, that’s right: The Vineyard North Charlotte will be hosting a Family Fun Zone with free water bottles, a bounce house, slides, face painting and more!

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I live here in Old Town Cornelius and absolutely love our area's unique character. My life's calling is to work to bring art and culture to the forefront of everyday life. I work full-time for Bella Love, Inc and taking care of my adorable son, Kipton.