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Get Ready for Some Great Fun this Fall!

Unique festivals and events abound in Montgomery County as fall nears. With such a varied offering like The STARworks Make Your Own Paperweight Class, the STARworksPumpkin Patch, the Uwharrie Jeep Jamboree, and Small Town USA, you are sure to find a couple of offerings that suit your tastes.

Art abounds with the STARworks Pumpkin Patch October 1st in Star, NC where you can choose from 2,000 hand-blown pumpkins and gourds in all shapes, sizes and colors made by STARworks Glass artists and interns. Most of these handmade glass pumpkins are priced between $45 and $100. Click here to learn more about the event.


Prior to the Pumpkin Patch you can learn to make your own glass art from the professional staff at STARworks! September 17th is a “Make Your Own Paperweight” class. Learn how hot glass moves and can be manipulated while making your own beautiful paperweight. No experience is necessary, but the class is only offered twice in 2016 and the first opportunity has already passed, so hurry up and get registered for one of the four available sessions on Saturday, September 17th. Sessions are at various times between 10a-3pm and are $60. The talented staff at STARworks Glass will be the instructors.


Perhaps instead of hot glass, it is hot steel and the purring of engines that revs you up. If that is the case the Uwharrie Jeep Jamboree may be more your speed. The event for off-road vehicles runs October 6-8 and registration includes a t-shirt, catered breakfast, lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday! The event will take place at the Uwharrie Off-Road Training Center on Highway 109 in Troy. Don’t have an off-road vehicle for this event??? Not a problem. Bring your lawn chair and watch the festivities and demonstrations from some of the most skilled off road instructors around. Click for more information.


Finally, the 4th Saturday in October is always fun for the Small Town USA Celebration on Main St. in Troy. Sponsored by Case Knives, the company recognizes small towns as the backbone of the nation and provides knife collectors an opportunity to purchase limited edition special collector knives. The event runs from 9-Noon and includes various other food vendors, arts and crafts, live music, a cruise in for cars, trucks, motorcycles, vintage tractors, race cars and more! For the kids there is face painting, bounce castle, and an apple peeling contest!