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Mecklenburg County Halloween Events

by Mayes Harris Team

So much for families to do in Mecklenburg County during this Halloween season. Let's take a look at what's coming up in our area!

Halloween Costume Party & Contest
Friday, October 18th
Hunter House and Gardens
412 S Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 891-1913
Firepit reservations costs $25

On Friday October 18th you are invited to a kid’s Harry Potter Inspired Halloween Party & Movie! There will be treats for the little ones & games to play, ending the evening with a free showing of Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince on a giant 28ft outdoor movie screen! Reserve a firepit, grab a blanket, gather your ghosties & ghouls and join in! The movie is free, no outside alcohol of any kind is allowed on property. Firepit reservations are $25

Spooky Tales in the Dark
October 25, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Recurring daily
Historic Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road/Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-2312

Spooky Tales in the Dark

Experience a spooky candlelight tour in the dark at Historic Latta Plantation! For three very special evenings, they're offering spine chilling tours throughout the historic home and kitchen house; followed by hot cider and cookies fireside. Throughout the tour, guests will listen to first hand accounts of ghostly tales from present and past staff, volunteers, and visitors.

Tour dates are Friday, October 18, Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. Each tour begins on the hour at either 6 pm , 7 pm, 8 pm, or 9 pm. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $20 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops and classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

Boatyard Beer Fest
October 19, 2019
BoatYard Eats
18418 Statesville Rd./Cornelius, NC 28031
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

1st BoatYard Beer Fest ever on Oct. 19th! Come check out some of your favorite breweries & bring the kids along for some fun kids activities!!

Halloween in Huntersville
October 19, 2019
Huntersville Recreation Center
11836 Verhoeff Drive/Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-6541
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

FREE entertainment including balloon twisters, airbrush tattoos, bounce houses, & local craft vendors. Food trucks will have food available for purchase. Come inside the rec center for Dracula dodgeball, balling with the boogieman, arts & crafts and a maze!

Halloween Egg Dash! 23,000 black and orange eggs filled with candy! Ages and timeframes:
*Ages 1-3: 4:15pm
*Ages 4-6: 4:30pm
Ages 7-9: 4:45pm
Ages 10-14: 5:00pm
*one parent/guardian per child is allowed on the field

The annual costume contest starting at 5:30pm will award one participant in each of the following categories: Cutest Baby (age 1 and under), Best Costume (ages 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-13, 14-17), Best Superhero, Best Disney Character, Best Homemade Costume, Best Adult Costume (ages 18+), and Best Family Costume.

Halloween Havoc Costume Party!
October 19, 2019
Tropicana Sports Bar
19732 W Catawba Ave /Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 502-7629
10:00 PM to 2:00 AM

LAKE NORMAN’S Halloween Havoc Costume Party at Tropicana Sat Oct 19th 10pm till 2am.

Live Music featuring Ryan Trotti

Costume Contest!!!

No Cover & Free Parking

Fall Fest 2019 Beer Festival
October 20, 2019
Jetton Village
19818 North Cove Road/Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 663-7779
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cornelius Drafthouse and Bottle Shop and Harvey's Cornelius are at it again.  Annual Craft Beer Fall Fest!  Can't wait to share the bands!  Also have food trucks on site, 12 breweries, Ciders, Wine and Craft Vendors.  Don't miss some of the great seasonal beers during the BEST SEASON for Craft Beer!   Combine Oktoberfest with Fall Seasonals and you can't get any better than that!    

Free to Public and portion of proceeds go to the Lake Norman Kiwanis Club to help with local children's needs as well as scholarships and leadership efforts for kids in the Lake Norman Area!  

Davidson's Halloween March
October 25, 2019
216 S Main Street
216 S Main Street/Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 892-7591
5:00 PM

The Town of Davidson will celebrate the Halloween season on Friday, October 25 starting at 5:00 p.m. with the traditional Halloween March along Main Street. Families should line up at town hall to parade along main street to receive treats from merchants and organizations.

Special thanks to the Davidson merchants and businesses for supporting this great event. We look forward to seeing you in costume!

Regular Halloween trick-or-treating around town will still take place on October 31.

Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights
Carolina Renaissance Festival
October 26, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Recurring daily
Carolina Renaissance Festival
16445 Poplar Tent Road/Huntersville, NC 28078
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Already the Carolinas' largest costume party, the Carolina Renaissance Festival becomes the place to celebrate Halloween!  Enjoy FREE Child Admission with no coupon required for all children 12 and under.  

Children and parents alike enjoy the fun and safe trick or treating experience with free treats to be found at over 100 locations throughout the Festival Village.  And don't miss the children's Halloween Treasure Hunt with Treasure Chest filled with prizes!  Stop by the 107.9 The Link display outside the front gate to pick up your treat bags and treasure maps provided free to children each day, while supplies last.

Win Free Tickets for a Return Visit (and other prizes too)!  Children and adults are also encouraged to show off their Halloween costumes and enter the Halloween Costume Contest!  All costumes are welcome! Contest times TBD at The Haven (beyond the Edgewood Theatre) Huzzah!

In addition, a full day of regular Festival entertainment is complimented by the Knights of the Living Dead zombie jousting challenge happening three times daily throughout Halloween weekend.  And don't forget, the Festival is a great place to buy your Halloween costume or costume accessories!

Market Report Update: Mecklenburg County's September 2019 Stats

by Mayes Harris Team

We have exited Summer and now are turning the page on yet another month on the calendar. This time we begin by reviewing Mecklenburg County's September 2019 Stats.

Let's dive a little farther than this starting with the Median Sales Price in SEPTEMBER. If we look back at 2017, we see a median sales price of $230,000. The following year, 2018, that price increased by +7.3 percent to $246,750. In 2019, we increased again by +9.4 percent to a median sales price of $270,000 in Mecklenburg County.


Next, we are going to review the number of New Listings that came on the market in Mecklenburg County in SEPTEMBER. We start with 2 years ago, 2017, and see that there were 2,189 new homes that came on the market. The following year, 2018, there was a decrease of -12.4 percent with 1,918 new homes coming on the market. This year, 2019, there was an increase of -+6.3 percent with 2,039 homes coming on the market.

The next statistic we will review is the SEPTEMBER Median Days on Market. Starting in 2017, we saw 10 median days on the market and then the following year, 2018, we increased by +20 percent to 12 median days on the market. In 2019, we increased by +8.3 percent to 13 median days on the market.

So there you have it. A quick overview of what is happening in our local market of Mecklenburg County. If you have questions or need real estate assistance than please reach out to us. We would love to help you!!

Here Is Some Weekend Fun Coming Up For Mecklenburg County!

by Mayes Harris Team

There's so much to do this weekend in Mecklenburg County that it will be hard to decide which to choose from, but here's what we found and would like to share with you!


SEP 28TH from 1 PM to 5 PM
Freedom Boat Club of Lake Norman, 17505 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius, NC

SEP 28TH from 2 PM to 8 PM
Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, NC

SEP 28TH from 6 PM to 10 PM
D9 Brewing Company, 11138-C Treynorth Drive, Cornelius, NC

SEP 28TH starting at 9 AM
442 South Main Street, Davidson, NC

SEP 28TH from 8 AM to 12 PM
7930 W. Kenton Circle, Suite 100, Huntersville, NC

SEP 28TH starting at 8 AM
Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC  

SEP 28TH from 11 AM to 4 PM
10325 Hambright Rd, Huntersville, NC

SEP 28TH from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists - LNWC
138 Village View Drive, Mooresville, NC

SEP 29TH from 11 AM to 2 PM
Midwood Smokehouse, 16710 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville, NC

Enjoy and wear comfortable shoes!!

A Fun Mooresville Fall Activity For The WHOLE Family!!

by Mayes Harris Team

Carrigan Farms is family owned and operated. Just like my family, they’ve been native to the area for over 100 years and they’ve been farming that long as well! In the Summer, you’ll find fresh produce and this time of year, in the Fall, you’ll be able to pick your own apples, take a hayride, night or day, and if you dare, walk the Haunted Trail!! Let's learn some more about this wonderful venue.

The Haunted Trail opens up in October and asks visitors to be prepared for Scarrigan Farms to get their hearts pumping!! The farm transforms its 170 acres into the scariest haunted trail in the region!! This is not designed for those under 12 years old and that tells you something about it to begin with. Definitely bring your courage when you come. Tickets begin being sold at 6:30 pm and they close based on attendance.

Arrival times are suggested as follows:
Arrive before 9 pm on Thursdays.
Arrive before 10 pm on Fridays.
Arrive before 11 pm on Saturdays.
Arrive before 9 pm on Sundays.

Pick your own apples begins on September 7th and runs through the month of September. They are open each weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm. The cost is $11 per person and includes a hayride to the orchard as well as a half peck bag of apples for each person.

You can also come during the week and ride the apple hayrides on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 2 pm, 3 pm or 4 pm. This begins the week of September 10th and lasts throughout the month of September.

Do beware that they only accept cash or checks. There are no exceptions.

In October you can pick your own pumpkins. There will be hayrides to the pumpkin patch too!

Maybe you would like to try out the hayrides at night. This activity happens during the months of September, October and November. Reservations are required. These rides are 45 minutes long and accommodate up to 30 people. A bonfire will be provided for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. The nighttime hayrides being at 6 pm and are scheduled on the hour until 9 pm and the cost is $12 per person with a 12-person minimum. Kids under the age of 2 are free.

Fieldtrips are welcomed and are popular with preschool through second graders. The kids will learn about farm life through exploring various topics. During the month of September the tour includes apple picking and in October pumpkin picking is included.

Learn more about the farm by visiting their WEBSITE.


The Mayes Harris Team of RE/MAX Executive once again welcomed back the faculty of Davidson Elementary, Bailey Middle School and William A. Hough High School. We love hosting these welcome back luncheons with giveaways such as flash drives, pens, calendars, lunches and more every year!! It is our way of paying it forward to some of the most important people in the community who have an awesome task of molding our future generation.

We thought we would share our experience through these videos we created. The first video shows the first two luncheons. One was with William A. Hough High School on August 16th and the other was with Bailey Middle School on August 19th.

The last one we hosted was on Thursday, August 22nd and that was for the Davidson Elementary faculty.

We really LOVE this part of our job and it is something we continually look forward to.

Make Reservations In Mecklenburg County This Mother's Day!

by Mayes Harris Team

Mother's Day approaches and I thought I would focus this week's blog on special local places to take your mothers or the mothers to your children. Let's get started. Please note, these are non-chain restaurants and that's what I thought I would feature. 

North Harbor Club located 100 N Harbor Pl, Davidson, NC 28036. Call (704) 896-5559 to make reservations and I would reserve as soon as you can. This is a popular hot spot with the locals and the surrounding residents. They will be serving brunch on Mother's Day along with a few of their signature dishes and classic favorites. 


Dressler's Restaurant located at 8630 Lindholm Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078. Call (704) 987-1779 to make reservations and again, reserve as soon as you are able. This is yet another popular spot. It is known as an upscale steak & New American fare which is served in a refined storefront setting with a sidewalk patio.


131 Main has 3 different locations, but the one I'm specifically featuring is located at 17830 N. Statesville Road, Cornelius, NC 28031. This is their original location. Click here for RESERVATIONS. Here's a description taken from their website, "distinctive low country Charleston feel is obvious when you first step through the front door. The gas lamps, plank siding, outdoor dining veranda, fire pit and a full view of the open kitchen and hickory wood fire grill are warm and inviting."


Let's start with these 3 restaurants and build. What's your favorite local place to take Mom on Mother's Day? I would love to add to this list. 

Calling All Beer Lovers! Did You Hear D9 Brewing's Exciting News?

by Mayes Harris Team

D9 Brewing is a local Lake Norman area business which opened in 2014. It was started by 2 engineers and 1 doctor with a mission to inspire and support the community through the creation of exciting and original crafted ales. They've been awarded multiple prestigious medals in the sour and mixed-wild categories at the Great American Beer Festival in 2016-2018. Read more by visiting their website -

Okay. Let's get to the reason for this blog and that is they have announced they will be opening a second location in Charlotte and bigger news than that is it will be built around a 5,000 square foot concert pavilion and beer garden!! Doesn't that sound great!

Had to share the local news with my followers! Have a wonderful day!




Learn More About The The Giving Games And Solace For The Children

by Mayes Harris Team

Recently, I shared that I had won a battle against cancer. Even though real estate is my passion, I've also turned my attention towards paying it forward even more. I've always given back through the Miracle Network and the annual school breakfasts that I host for the local schools, but now, even more, I'm concentrating on doing my part in easing others' burdens or as much as I am capable of. 

With that said, I want to introduce you to an organization known as Solace for the Children. It's an amazing organization centered on helping children in war-torn countries. As you can see, I have a very soft spot for children. My children have my heart and I look at all children as being part of my family. 

The Giving Games is a fundraiser for this organization and it will be FUN!! If you cannot participate then you might wish to contribute. Click here to do so -

Or maybe you do wish to join in the fun. I hope to see you there. Follow the event on Facebook - The Giving Games and like the Facebook page for this organization - Solace for Children

Thank you so much for following my blog and staying connected with me. 

Exciting News For The Davidson Community!!

by Mayes Harris Team

We have patiently been awaiting a very important small business grand opening and it is finally here!! The Davidson Community welcomes Gateau on Main!!

I was so excited to share this news with my Davidson family and friends that I had to rush home and get this out right away!

They are located at 107 North Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036 and their phone number is 980.231.8167.

Make sure to set your clocks early so you can be there when the doors open at 7 AM sharp!!

Here's a couple of photos to get your appetites ready!! Can't you just envision the aroma? I sure can!!

October Events Coming Up In The Lake Norman Area

by Mayes Harris Team


18th Annual All American Dog Show  
Free admission. 
Location: Robbins Park, Cornelius
Time: 3 pm - 6 pm

Ada Jenkins 2nd Annual Food Fight  
Tickets are $25 for adults & $5 for kids under 14
Location: Ada Jenkins, 212 Gamble Street, Davidson
Time: 11:30 am - 2 pm

SOMA Davidson Fall Fest
Free admission.
Location: 428 S. Main St., Davidson
Time: 2 pm - 7 pm


2nd Friday Street Festival   - LAST ONE!
Free admission 
Location: Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius
Time: 6 pm - 10 pm

Uncorked and Artsy  
$25 per person, $30 at the gate
Location: Downtown Mooresville, Broad & Main Streets
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm


Reeves Temple Fall Carnival  
Ticket prices TBA
Location: Reeves Temple, AME Zion Church, 213 Watson Street, Davidson
Time: 11 am - 4 pm

The Huntersville Fall Festival  
Free admission
Locaton: Barnette Elementary School, 13659 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville
Time: 10 am - 4 pm

The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservations Oyster and Shrimp Festival  
VIP tickets $100, general admission $60
Location: LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, Mooresvile
Time: 5 pm - 10 pm


Carolina Balloonfest  
General admission prices vary
Locaton: Statesville Regional Airport, 260 Hangar Drive, Statesville
Time: October 19th: 3 pm - 8:30 pm 
October 20th: 7 am - 8:30 pm
October 21st: 7 am - 6 pm


Free admission and parking
Location: Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius
Time: 4 pm - 9 pm

Halloween in Huntersville  
Free admission
Location: Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville
Time: 4 pm - 8 pm

Fall Community Extravaganza
Free admission
Location: Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville
Time: 8:30 am - 2 pm


Davidson Halloween March 
Free admission
Location: Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main Street, Davidson
Time: Parade begins at 5 pm


Free admission
Location: LakeCross Veterinary, 106 Parr Drive, Huntersville
Time: 2 pm - 5 pm


The 2018 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze - Through November 4th
Ticket prices vary
Location: Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville


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