“Christmas in Cornelius Artisan Market,” Food Trucks, and more … all this weekend!

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

Food Truck Saturday
Saturday, Dec. 10
Noon-4 p.m.
Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Ave.

rue-peeps-and-truckFood Trucks and great craft beer make a winning combination and this Saturday OTPH is bringing both to you here in #OTC with the launch of “Food Truck Saturdays. ” Each Saturday, Old Town Public House will now open at 12;00pm with a rotating schedule of food trucks parked outside for a perfect afternoon pick-me up. Follow otph on Facebook: otphnc or instagram @oldtownpublichouse for more details and schedules.

The scheduled food truck for this Saturday is Rue 72 which specializes in fish and chips – perfect to pair with the best local craft beer.

With new weekend hours, lots of live music, and fantastic food trucks, OTPH is bringing community members more of what they love. Read the full story here.



Sip & Sketch
Café Elie
Friday, Dec. 9
7 p.m.
20700 Main St.

Imagine escaping to a Parisian studio for some wine, and painting, and wine, and painting. No need to fly – just head to Café Elie in the Chair Factory this Friday and “wine-d” down with some friends at #OTC’s art studio.elie3

The warm, welcoming, world-renowned artist, Elie Bou Zeidan, who painted the mural “Café Des Artistes” on Catawba Avenue, offers regular Sip & Sketch classes in his Main Street shop. He invites you to bring your favorite bottle of wine and your BFFs, and he’ll supply the rest: canvasses, paints, and an art lesson. At the end of the class, you will leave with a beautiful painting worthy of display in your own home.

Cost is $35 and includes the canvas and supplies. Register here




Christmas in Cornelius Local Artisan Market
Sunday, Dec. 11
Noon-6 p.m.
Oak St. Mill, 19725 Oak St.

Rain can delay us, but can’t dampen our spirits! The Christmas in Cornelius celebration, originally planned for Dec. 4, opens instead this Sunday, Dec 11. Join the Bella Love crew this starting at noon in the heart of #OTC, Oak St. Mill. This artisan market is the perfect opportunity to get a jump on holiday shopping and get one-of-a-kind gifts made by artists and crafters all based locally. Make giving as exciting as receiving this year with a handmade gift from a local artist.

The afternoon includes food trucks, local performance groups, hot cocoa, kids activities and of course, a visit from ol’ Saint Nick. Read the full story here and see you this Sunday at Christmas in Cornelius!


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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.