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Advent Lutheran Church, 8840 University City Boulevard, invites you to be part of “God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday on September 7.  Worship will be held at 8:30 a.m. followed by opportunities to serve at the church building and throughout the community.  At 12:30pm all service groups will gather for a celebration meal and slide show.   Please join the Advent community as we seek to Love God and Serve Neighbor!  Phone 704-549-1555 or visit for more information.

Time for the Cabarrus County Fair—an internationally recognized event where outside voices are preferred and having fun is required. Did we mention the fresh, hot funnel cakes and live entertainment? Yeah, the Cabarrus County Fair has it all, September 5-13, at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, Concord, off Hwy 49.

Advance tickets and ride wristband vouchers are available for sale through Sept. 4 at Advance adult admission tickets for ages 12-64 cost $5 – a $2 savings off the gate price. Advance ride wristband vouchers can be purchased for $15, offering a $5 savings. Ride wristbands are offered every day of the Fair and allow fair-goers to ride unlimited mechanical rides at one low price. Just bring the advance ride wristband voucher on any day of the Fair to redeem for a wristband at the midway guest relations booth inside the fairgrounds.

Just steps from the midway, families can visit the pavilion, which includes the community, arts and agricultural heart of the show. Tour the Fair’s exhibit hall to view blue ribbon entries, learn about County programs and resources, or visit local business/organization exhibits. Then, make your way to the livestock area where you can milk a cow, watch pigs race, interact with animals or catch a livestock show.

The Second Annual Gary Stocks Memorial Gold Tournament, sponsored by the Southwest Cabarrus Rotary club and Providence Baptist Church, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Red Bridge Golf Club in Locust. The tournament will benefit children in the Harrisburg elementary schools through Providence's Backpack Program, providing food for children in need over the weekend.  All golf tournament proceeds will go toward this program.  For more information and to register, contact Chad Westbrook – Tournament Coordinator at (704) 796.7287, or Providence Baptist Church at (704) 455-2813.

A variety of events are always occurring in Harrisburg each week, from church happenings to fundraisers and celebrations. For that reason, we've created this community events listing. Here we will share those Harrisburg events that are not sponsored by the town, but could certainly use your support.

Town-affiliated events and meetings will remain posted on our website calendar and under upcoming events.

To submit an event for the "community events" page, email Ann Gibson, communications specialist,

For other area events, you are encouraged to check local resources including newspapers and online event calendars.