The Great Pumpkin Fest
11 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Saturday). Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd. $44.99 and up. www.carowinds.com/fall-festival.
Carowinds’ kid-friendly daytime festival features a circus, a hay bale maze, a petting zoo, a 12-foot-tall giant and a chance to sing and dance with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang.
‘Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell’
2 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday). Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. $20 advance, $23 door. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Davidson Community Players does the Duke Ernsberger-Virginia Cate comedy about bizarre events in the creation of the film “Gone With the Wind.” This is the final weekend of performances.
Green River Ordinance
8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $12 in advance, $15 day of show. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
The Texas band – named after its home state’s law forbidding door-to-door sales – has been rocking for 15 years; studio album No. 3 (titled “Fifteen”) is due in 2016. With The Last Bison and Sean McConnell.