No more Common Grounds stand
The Common Grounds Farm Stand in Myers Park, which raised money for the Urban Ministry Center, is ending. The summer market had moved to several locations around Providence and Queens roads since 2009 and had raised more than $200,000. Organizers are giving the name and logo to the center, and will hold a farewell party 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 21 at 520 Providence Road. To contact the organizers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 festivals for your fall calendar
▪ Carved, the Piedmont Culinary Festival pumpkin-carving festival, is 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and include a vote for the best chef-carved pumpkin and one beverage. Details: www.eventbrite.com.
▪ The Fall Festival Market at Pure Pizza, 1911 Central Ave., is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, with family activities, apples and pumpkins, and local food makers.
▪ The Historic West End Fall Festival is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1600 W. Trade St., including food, games and pumpkins for sale. Free.
Old-style beer celebration
The Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, will hold the Backcountry Beer Fest from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 14. Breweries include Birdsong, Olde Mecklenburg, Rock Bottom and Heist. Tickets: $15, $10 for museum members and $5 for nondrinkers. Details: www.charlottemuseum.org. Note: The English tea that was postponed by weather has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Nov. 7.
Davidson chef fired up
Joe Kindred, the chef-owner of the Davidson restaurant Kindred, will cook in Atlanta Nov. 17-18 for the season finale of Hired Guns, a restaurant event at Gunshow, the Atlanta restaurant owned by Kevin Gillespie of “Top Chef.” For reservations, call 404-380-1886 or check online at www.gunshowatl.com.
Brewers Cup winners
Olde Hickory Brewery’s Omega Point barleywine, aged in bourbon barrels, took the Best of Show in the N.C. Brewers Cup at the N.C. State Fair.