5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/3 – 10/5
Happy Friday, Memphis! There are plenty of things going on in Memphis weekend to get your October started off right.
If you want to check out the full list of Halloween events (there are more going on this weekend) go here. If you want to read about the 10 must-see music shows in memphis this month, read Listen Up October here.
1. Repair Days, National Ornamental Metal Museum, all weekend, free, all ages/kid-friendly especially on Saturday for Family Fun day
Bring your busted, rusted and otherwise damaged metal items to the National Ornamental Metal Museum for a little TLC this October. During Repair Days, the museums' crew of blacksmiths and metalworkers will fix your items for a fee (which benefits the museum). If you only go one day, make it Oct. 4th: that's Family Fun Day, and they'll have music, activities, and an auction.
2. Mid-South Corn Maze, Agricenter International, Friday and Saturday, $5 – $10, all ages/kid-friendly
This is the first weekend for the haunted Mid-South Corn Maze! It will be haunted every from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Fridays and noon to 10 p.m. on Saturdays until November 1 . You can take an optional haunted hayride for $5. If you want to go to the non-haunted version, you need to look up exact hours. Go here.
3. Cordova Festival, Cordova Community Center, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Cordova may be part of Memphis now, but it's small farming town roots come out during the annual Cordova Festival. The fest is two days of vendors, crafts, demonstrations, talks, live music and history at the Cordova Community Center.
4. High Cotton Oktoberfest, High Cotton Taproom, Saturday, Oct. 4, noon – 7 p.m., $40 adults ($35 if you use code "ilovememphis" when you sign up), all ages / kid-friendly
Get a ticket to High Cotton's first-even Oktoberfest in their newish taproom and you'll get open taps all day, German food, other fancy beer, games, and polka music. Kids under 12 get in free. Portions of the proceeds benefit Grow Memphis.
5. Big Sam's Funky Nation/Paul Thorn/Ori Naftaly Band, Levitt Shell, all weekend, 7 p.m. nightly, free, all ages/kid-friendly
There are only a few more shows left in this fall's season of Levitt Shell free concerts. This weekend, check out funk rock NOLA native Big Sam's Funky Nation, bluesy rock from Paul Thorn, and the Ori Naftaly Band, the first Israeli blues band to make it to the semi-finals of the International Blues Competition in Memphis.
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