Autumn in North Carolina is a wonderful experience! The city of Concord and the surrounding areas are beautiful as the leaves turn to vivid colors, and the temperatures get cooler — and a city with a plethora of things to do during this season is waiting. Whether you’re into nature, adventures, or some brewery fun, there are great activities in and near Concord, North Carolina, ready for you to explore.

Enjoy Oktoberfest

If you’re looking for fall festivals in Concord, NC, you can’t beat the Fifth Annual North Carolina Oktoberfest. In addition to fantastic food and beverage options, you’ll enjoy live entertainment, homemade crafts, and lots of vendors. It’s a family-friendly event, so you can bring the kids and grandkids, too! 

See the Fall Colors

To see the beauty of the season, you’ll find pockets of colorful leaves around Concord, and you also can take a short drive to Uwharrie National Forest where fall hues abound! You can hike, bike, or camp on this site while basking in scenic trails with perfect temperatures and breathtaking colors. If you’re a history buff, you can also check out the location of the first documented gold rush that happened here.

Picnic at Frank Liske Park

Cabarrus County is home to Frank Liske Park — a stunning 238-acre park offering picnic sites, paddle boating, horseshoe pits, volleyball areas, and six tennis courts. If you’re looking for an outdoor area to spend some time in Concord on a gorgeous fall-weather day, this is a great option. Pack a charcuterie board, find the right spot, and kick back for some time with nature. 

Visit Piedmont Farmers Market

Next on our list of fall things to do in Concord, North Carolina, is the Piedmont Farmers Market, held every Saturday year-round. Make sure to mark October 8 on your calendar for the Autumn Harvest Market from 8 a.m. to noon — an event that gathers local artisans, bakers, and food craftsmen together.

Check Out the Cabarrus Brewing Company

If you’re into learning about history, traditions, and sippings, visit the Cabarrus Brewing Company for a great activity all about craft beer. The brewery offers tours to get an inside look into its production facility and taproom. Of course, make sure to check out the fall-themed beers while relaxing on the outdoor deck.

Tour Taylor Glen

If you’re currently exploring retirement options in the Concord area, fall is a delightful time to visit our 100 acres of wooded, rolling hills at our Life Plan Community. To schedule your personal tour, please call (704) 788-6510.