Town of Davidson Events

Davidson Farmer's Market

Saturday (8 a.m. to noon), Downtown Davidson next to Town Hall between Main and Jackson Streets - The Davidson Farmer’s Market continues its weekly schedule through October. The producer-only market features more than 30 local producers selling a wide variety of locally grown vegetables and fruits, meats, eggs, honey, dairy and fresh flowers as well as baked goods, soaps and farmer-made crafts. Themed market days, cooking classes, musical entertainment and educational activities are planned throughout the season. For more information or to subscribe to the e-mail newsletter, please visit the website at

“Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill”
An Annual Fun Event: September 3 – November 6

Beginning Labor Day Weekend, and every Friday through Sunday until November 6, the “Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill” is open. Hours are 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. each open day. Hours go from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays starting September 30. [Adults - $10; Children 5-12 yrs. - $7; Children under 4 yrs. – Free] There will be special “Flashlight Mazes” on every Friday night starting September 30 and ending on November 4. [Tickets for “Flashlight Mazes”: Adults - $15; Children 5-12 yrs - $10, Children under 4 yrs. - Free] Flashlight Maze tickets are sold between 6:30 and 8 p.m. No pets allowed.

The maze is always a challenge and will test your skills on your way to Victory Bridge. Join in the fun of all seven acres of corn. There are hidden map pieces to the solution, but many visitors still try nearly every trail before success!

For those that may be unfamiliar with the format, this is a corn (maize) field maze that is challenging for young and old alike. It is a great family event. Many students attend with classes during weekdays. Church and social groups will also find the challenge to be fun and perhaps competitive.

Rural Hill is a 265 acre historical site in Huntersville that was the original homestead of Major John Davidson and his family. This location holds the Lake Norman Highland Games each April and also hosts the “Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials” on November 12 & 13 this year.

For further information about Rural Hill and this year’s maze, visit or call 704.875.3113 for advance group reservations.

Davidson Senior Scholars Programs

Davidson Senior Scholars Programs - Second Wednesday (1 – 2:30 p.m.), Davidson Parks & Rec office (Room A, 416 Armour Street) – This activity was formed to provide programs that stimulate continual intellectual and cultural growth. The general meeting format consists of lecture followed by question and answer. The speakers, often Davidson College professors and local physicians, are experts in their fields. Programs are FREE and no registration is required! Call 704.892.3349 or visit the Town of Davidson website and click on “Parks & Recreation” for information and specific programs.

October 12 (Wednesday) – “Berries for Better Health and a Better Economy,” presented by Leah Chester-Davis, Communications Director with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis – Are you interested in learning about exciting research projects that are happening right here in North Carolina? NC State is one of eight universities located at the NC Research Campus, the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI). Ms. Chester-Davis will update developments at the Research Campus.

Stargazing at Fisher Farm Park

October 14 (Friday) – Stargazing at Fisher Farm Park (6:00 – 10:00 p.m.) – Join the Charlotte Astronomy Club and the Davidson Lands Conservancy to look at the stars and constellations. Telescopes will be on hand to provide for views of the sky. Dress warm and bring the family to learn and see the wonders of creation.

Annual Halloween March

October 28 (Friday) – Annual Halloween March – Town Hall (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) – Characters of all ages are invited to dress in their favorite costume and participate in the annual “Trick or Treat” March. Representatives from local businesses located on Main Street in downtown Davidson will be in front of their stores handing out treats with a few tricks mixed in. Ghosts and goblins line-up for the march at Town Hall at 4:45 p.m. and the march starts at 5:15 p.m. Contact the Parks & Recreation office at 704.892.3349 if you have questions or are interested in volunteering during the event.

Call the Town of Davidson at 704.892.7591 or visit the newly revised website at For Parks & Recreation information, click on “Online P&R Registration” or “Parks & Recreation” under the “Departments” heading on the town website.


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