Archive for September, 2012

postheadericon Aw Shucks Farm ~ Monroe, NC


Fun Fall Activities @ Aw Shucks Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend we had the opportunity to visit a super fun pumpkin patch and corn maze called Aw Shucks Farm!  It’s a family owned farm with activities such as a corn maze, playground, paddle boat rides, target shooting, pumpkin picking, and a tractor drawn hay ride on the Hill Mobility!  The old time vintage feel of the farm made it a truly unique place. 

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Magic Kingdom Photo

postheadericon Mark Your Calendar ~ Carolina Balloon Fest 2012

Save the Date for One of the Largest Hot Air Balloon Events in the United States

The Carolina Balloon Fest 39 is coming, rain or shine, from October 19-21 and it’s an event you don’t want to miss!  Every year thousands of people attend this fun, family friendly event filled with live entertainment, a kid fun zone, and hot air balloons!  Bring your chairs or blankets and watch 50 hot air balloons participate in mass ascension.  Every seat is a good seat!

 Schedule ~ For the complete schedule click here.

Friday October 19th – Launch Window:  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This is Fan Appreciation Launch and Concert – FREE Admission – Gates open at 3pm and close at 8:30.

Saturday October 20th – Launch Window:  8:00am – 9:00 am and 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Gates open at 7 am and close at 8:30 pm

Sunday October 21st – Launch Window:  8:00am – 9:00 am and 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Gates open at 7 am – FREE admission to each Veteran with a Military Card
Gates close at 6:00 pm

Kid Zone, Live Music, Beer and Wine Tasting 

Various bands will be playing live on stage and there is a great kid zone with inflatables.  Some activities are free, others charge a nominal fee.  Beer and wine tasting is available for a nominal fee.  Advance wristband purchase available.  Eat Street is where you’ll get your yummy ‘fair food’ 


Know Before You Go

  • The event is CASH ONLY
  • Pets are not permitted
  • No outside food or drinks
  • Tickets are $12/Adult the day of the event, children 6-12 are $6
  • Advance Purchase Tickets are $6/Adult $3/Child – Weekend Passes Available
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides available for purchase.  See here for details.

Good Tip

  • We love to pack a few card games/small games to play while we are waiting for the launch.  We also keep a cooler in the car for before/after!  Less chance of a cranky kid 😉

To See More Pictures of the 2011 Balloon Fest Check Me Out on Facebook!



Statesville Regional Airport
260 Hanger Drive
Statesville, NC 28625

Grass field parking is located next to the venue.  General parking remains open until filled, then vehicles will be directed to off-site parking.  You can spend some time waiting in a traffic line to get in.  Plan accordingly! 



postheadericon 5 Fun Things to Do at Aquatica ~ SeaWorld’s WaterPark


Aquatica, SeaWorld’s WaterPark

There is no better way to cool off than to take a ride down one of the many fun and family friendly slides at Aquatica ~SeaWorld’s Waterpark!  From splashing around in the wave pool to getting hundreds of gallons of water splashed on you at Walkabout Waters, you’ll never be short of things to do. 

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postheadericon Sliding Rock, A Natural 60 ft. Waterslide in NC Mountains

Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock, Pisgah National Forest

Sliding Rock is a 60ft. natural water slide that pushes 11,000 gallons of water per minute over the rock into a 6 ft. deep ice cold pool below! 

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