By Heather Wood
There is no better way to usher in the harvest season than
with fun fall activities. With tons of events happening in the Kernersville area over the next few months, the opportunities for enjoying cooler temperatures (okay that may be a bit ambitious for October) and good, old-fashioned family fun are endless. Here is our roundup of what is taking place this autumn.
Embrace your favorite fall tradition and let the Kernersville Pumpkin Run begin! On Saturday, October 19, dash 3.1 miles through the crisp, fall air or enjoy a nice paced 1-mile walk through the adjacent neighborhood at Fourth of July Park. After crossing the finish line, cool down with some hot chocolate while enjoying a variety of on-site vendors. Don’t forget to dress to impress and stick around for our Halloween themed costume contest. This is not your typical running event. We promise to provide complete fun for the entire family with not only the run but a DJ, dancing, prizes, giveaways, costume contest, and more! Your registration includes entry to the 5K, a Pumpkin Run t-shirt (Adults), 2019 finisher’s medal (kids), and goodie bag. To register before the event, visit our website at www.kvparks.com. Registration will also take place on-site the day of the event starting at 7:30am, located at the Parks and Recreation tent. The 5K run will begin at 8:30am and the 1-mile walk at 8:45am. Interested in volunteering? Volunteers are critical in ensuring the race goes off without a hitch. You will be in a very hands-on role and help with various aspects on race morning, including parking, packet pick-up, course marshaling, water station, finish line management, and teardown. While all the runners and walkers will be grateful for your contribution, we want to also thank you by providing you with a volunteer shirt. To sign up as a volunteer, simply visit our website at www.kvparks.com and navigate to the about page, and click Volunteer Opportunities.
Fall at the Kernersville Museum will be a busy season. Our second annual Chicken Stew will be October 19 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Come out to the Museum, located at 127 West Mountain Street, and enjoy old-fashioned Chicken Stew, music by the Blind Bear Band, a drink and desert. Tickets are $12 and selling fast. New this year in Downtown Kernersville, enjoy the first ever Ghost Tour, presented by Krossroads Playhouse. Tickets are available to purchase at the Kernersville Museum for $10 each and are cash only. Tour dates are Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, and November 1 & 2. Tour times are 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, & 9:30pm. Tour times are selling out fast, so purchase your tickets today! Make sure to stop by the Museum on October 31 during Trick or Treat Downtown. As always, staff at the Museum will be dressed up and handing out candy!
Gather up your little ghouls and goblins for a spooktacular evening in Downtown Kernersville. Collect Halloween treats from participating downtown businesses and booths on Wednesday, October 31 from 6:00-8:00pm. The merchants of downtown welcome goblins, superheroes, firemen and fairies (and their parents) every year for this family friendly Halloween event. Come in costume accompanied by an adult for children 13 years old and younger. Watch the streets of downtown become a Halloween haven! Families are encouraged to come out early to enjoy activities before the trick-or-treating begins. The streets will be closed throughout downtown to keep everyone together in a safe environment. Special thanks to the Town of Kernersville, Kernersville Chamber of Commerce, Kernersville Police and Fire Departments and the local merchants for this free event, it is great for the community.
We have partnered with local Twisted Sister Yoga Studio and Certified Yoga Instructor Laramie Reese, to offer Yoga 101 this season. New and seasoned yogi’s will begin this foundational series that breaks down terminology, techniques, asana (poses), and pranayama (breath work) into easily digestible lessons presented each week. If you have been curious or just wanting to expand your exercise routine, here are eight reasons to try out yoga.
- Lowers stress and improves your mood
- Boosts confidence
- Lowers the risk of injury
- Helps you lose weight
- Increases flexibility
- Improves muscle tone and strength
- Benefits breathing and lowers blood pressure
- Improves your posture
It’s fall ya’ll, and the activities are endless this season! Get Outdoors. Go apple picking. Carve a pumpkin. Get lost in a corn maze. Visit a local fair. Play a game of two-hand touch football. Build a bonfire. Go for a hayride. Collect colorful fall leaves. Autumn flies by in a flash, so take advantage of the crisp weather and beautiful foliage and the activities in our community!