Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: The annual Oktoberfest occasion features the music of Bach and beer tastings from local craft breweries, an afterparty with the FestzeltMusik Oktoberfest Band, and a “drinking with Mozart” game. Tickets $29, www.charlottesymphony.org.
Goodguys 22nd Southeastern Nationals
Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord
Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: More than 2,500 hot rods, custom cards, classics, muscle cars and trucks vintage 1972 and older; vendor exhibits; Autocross racing; a swap meet; a car corral; and more. Also Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission $20, $6 for ages 7-12, www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Sycamore Brewing Celebration
Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins St.
Saturday, noon - 10 p.m.: A full day of celebrating Sycamore’s one-year anniversary is complete with live music throughout the day, food trucks and first-time releases and special kegs.
Ghost Walk Haunted Trail
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville
Saturday, 7-10 p.m.: the Latta grounds are transformed into a gloomy, haunted sight as visitors wind through the dark forest, dart through the terrifying barn, and enter the haunted house. Not suggested for children under 10. Admission $10.
Belmont Boo Bash
Stowe Park, 24 S. Main St., Belmont
Saturday, 1-9 p.m.: The festival features carnival games, super slide, a zombie run, food, prizes and a costume contest. Free.