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DENVER – Numerous Denver-area churches are celebrating the fall season with family-friendly festivals. Many offer free games, bounce houses and more.

Beth Haven Baptist Master Club Fall Festival

What: There will be a puppet show, games, inflatables, popcorn and more.

When: 2- 4 p.m., Oct. 29

Where: 1783 Beth Haven Church Road, Denver

Cost: Free

Details: Check the Beth Haven Baptist Church – Denver, NC Facebook page


Mckendree United Methodist Church Annual Fall Festival

What: This annual autumnal celebration has inflatables, games, music, hayrides, food, face painting and more. There will also be opportunities for trunk-or-treating. Dressing in costume is encouraged.

When: 5-7 p.m., Oct. 20

Where: 3537 Maiden Hwy., Lincolnton

Cost: Free

Details: Check the “Fall Festival” Facebook event


DUMC Annual Fall Festival

What: Denver United Methodist Church is hosting its annual fall event, which features games, food, bounce houses, balloon animal-making and more. Those interested in attending will be able to trunk-or-treat and are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. There will also be a chili cook-off, and those who’d like to enter can email jennifer.ingalls@denverumc.org.

When: 4-6 p.m., Oct. 27

Where: 3910 N.C. 16 Business, Denver

Cost: Free

Details: Check the Denver United Methodist Church Facebook page


DBC Annual Fall Festival

What: Denver Baptist Church will host its annual festival later this month. There will be a hayride, 22-foot slide, a life-sized Hungry Hippos game,an inflatable obstacle course, a cake walk and other games. There will also be hotdogs, popcorn, funnel cakes and other fair-like foods. Acorn Alley is a section for preschoolers where there will be other bounce hoses, corn pits, a hay bale race and more.

When: 3-6 p.m., Oct. 27

Where: 3549 N.C. 16 Business N., Denver

Cost: Free, encouraged to bring canned food items

Details: Check the Denver Baptist Church Facebook


Unity Fall Festival and BBQ

What: Unity Presbyterian Church will be offering its famed barbecue again this year as well as music and fellowship. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a costume parade, and while the youngsters march down the church halls, adults will be hanging out candy and treats – bring bag or basket. There will also be a hayride.

When: 5 p.m., Oct. 21

Where: 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver

Cost: Free to attend, barbecue to-go costs $10 per pound

Details: www.unitypres.org


Fall Fun For All

What: Salem United Methodist Church is having a fall festival with main events being a chili cook-off, a hotdog and s’mores roast and games. There will also be an outdoor movie shown.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 28

Where: 378 N. Pilot Knob Road, Denver

Cost: Free

Details: The “Fall Fun For All” Facebook page


Pisgah UMC 5th Annual Fall Festival

What: There will be a free hotdog lunch, inflatables, games, a cake walk, basketball and volleyball.  There’s also a corn hole tournament with prizes. The cost for the tournament is $5 a person, and those interested should sign up by calling the church at 828-469-6232 or 828-244-2491. Pink Heals North Carolina Foothills Chapter will also be present.  

When: 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13

Where: 4950 Little Mountain Road, Catawba

Cost: Free

Details: The “Pisgah UMC 5th Annual Fall Festival” Facebook page


Friendly Chapel Baptist Fall Festival

What: This fall festival will have pony rides, a petting zoo, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, bounce houses and more. There will also be hotdogs, hamburgers, corn dogs and more. Attendees should wear a costume and bring a bag to fill with treats.

When: Noon to 2 p.m., Nov. 3

Where: 6815 N.C. 150 E., Maiden

Cost: Free

Details: Friendly Chapel Baptist Facebook page


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