Special Events

Central Church Fall Festival 2018
Sunday, Oct. 7 | 10:30am-4pm
Why Not An American Ark 
1126 Charlie Williams Road, Monroe, NC 28112

There will be no services held at the Charlotte or Lake Park this Sunday - we'll all be at services at Why Not An American Ark in Monroe. All campuses are invited to join Pastor Livingston and Central Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra at 10:30am for worship and a message under the big outdoor arena. Start your morning off with a cup of joe or specialty drink purchased from Rollin' Roast, then top it off with a donut from our CSM fundraiser. 

You'll need your lawn chair after the service for sitting while you eat and fellowship. However, there's no room in the service arena for the chairs. You can check them in at our lawn chair area as you come in the gate. 

It's easy to get there.  Take Highway 74 toward Monroe.  Just past the Monroe hospital, turn right on Highway 601.  Go about 3 miles on Highway 601. For those who have been there before, be aware that Macedonia Church Road is closed, but simply keep going and turn right on the next road, Mangum Dairy Road. Then turn right on Tom Williams Road. Follow the signs to the Festival parking lot at the corner of Tom Williams and Medlin Road.  There is plenty of parking. Click here for a Google Maps link. 

Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade will gather at the Ark Workshop for their own outdoor service. This year they will be transported from the parking lot to the new workshop location via a hayride, and will be brought back to parents at the arena after the completion of the adult service. 

For teens, in the CSM JV and Varsity Corral:  
9 Square in the Air, Corn Hole and Bubble Knockerball

For children:
New inflatables and rides | pony rides | petting zoo
Hay rides | mechanical bull | face painting

For preschoolers: Pumpkin Patch

And more for everyone:
Displays by police, fire, NASCAR, and others
Carnival games with prizes | arts & crafts show | food drive

Lots of Food Vendors to Choose From!

There are many new vendors and a variety of meals to delight your festival taste buds.  Pre-ticket sales are finished, but you can still purchase food at the festival. If you pre-purchased tickets online before the Sept. 23 deadline, you can pick them at the event from the Will Call tent.

Here are some of the options:

Greene’s Catering 
Adult Plate: $10
Pit cooked BBQ pork sandwich, two chicken tenders,
potato chips and coleslaw, drink
Kid’s Plate: $4
Two chicken tenders and sauce, chips, drink

Bedder, Bedder & Moore: $10
Greek chicken pita, chips, cookie, drink 

Hungry Howie’s Pizza:  $6
Deluxe pizza & drink 

Hog-N-Dog: $10
Hamburger or hot dog, baked beans, cole slaw, drink

Snack Wagon: $8
Popcorn chicken,  fries, drink

There will also be festival favorites like funnel cake, kettle corn, ice cream, hot pretzels, Dip-n-dots ice cream, Italian ice, cotton candy, lemonade, flavored Water Ice frozen delicacy, and more.  

If you need speicial parking please call Della at the church office and she will send you a Central parking tag. 

 If you would like to take a shuttle tot he festival site, a shuttle bus will depart from in front of the administration office, Charlotte campus at 9am and will leave the festival site at 2:30pm.   Please call Della to sign up for a shuttle ride. 

To reach Della Albertan, call 704.364.5003 x6887.

Our Catch and Release Fishing Tournament is returning to Fall Festival 2018! Bring your own bait and tackle. There will be competition categories for adults and children to compete for prizes by catching bass, brim and crappie. Click here to register.

Prize categories are: 
* largest fish overall
* most fish overall
* Age 13 & under: largest fish
* Age 13 & under: most fish

We love animals and there will be plenty of furry friends to see at the festival.   Please leave your dogs and pets at home.