Merlefest - Wilkesboro, NC
Apr
26
to Apr 29

Merlefest - Wilkesboro, NC

About MerleFest

MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate ‘traditional plus’ music.

We are about the MUSIC, MOMENTS and MEMORIES!

The MUSIC of MerleFest was best explained by Doc himself: “When Merle and I started out we called our music ‘traditional plus’, meaning the traditional music of the Appalachian region plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play. Since the beginning, the people of the college and I have agreed that the music of MerleFest is ‘traditional plus’.”

The MOMENTS of MerleFest are those unique experiences that only happen here. It may be two musicians you never expected to see collaborating, a shooting star over the Watson Stage during an evening’s closing set, or that one set that seems to have touched everyone in the audience.

The MEMORIES of MerleFest include the memory of Eddy Merle Watson, who we honor each day with “The Tribute to Merle” and the new memories we create each year we come together to celebrate MerleFest. Fond memories we will always cherish are those of Doc and his unending contributions to the festival, the college and the music world. At MerleFest, fans would always flock when Doc graced the stage with his amazing flat-picking style, rich baritone voice and humble presence … a presence that will always be missed.

MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. Held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson. MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’ music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles. The festival hosts numerous artists, performing on 13 stages during the course of the four-day event. The annual event has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.

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Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Festival - SC
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Festival - SC

Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

 

In addition to the professional kite flyers who wow the crowds with amazing aerial maneuvers, and the members of the Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Club, there is live music, great food trucks, and an art market. Kids can make and decorate their own kites, purchase a kite from the CCC, or bring a kite from home. The festival is free and open to all, including the many international kite flyers who have come from Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States to join the fun.

Chapman Cultural Center launched a community-wide initiatve in Spring 2014 called Spartanburg Soaring! to build civic pride, promote healthy outdoor play, and celebrate cultural diversity and creativity. Every year, the festival grows, so be sure to attend this year and make Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival the highest-flying event yet!

- See more at:
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/spartanburg-soaring.php#sthash.VUorB0XL.dpuf

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The 47th Annual  Grifton Shad Festival - NC
Apr
18
to Apr 23

The 47th Annual Grifton Shad Festival - NC

Most events will be on the
weekend of April 20-23.

Pageant is April 8th & Fishy Tales April 10th
Some events are earlier.
Most are outdoors and FREE.

Grifton “The Family Town”

Grifton Shad Festival
PO Box 928
Grifton, NC 28530

On NC 11 & 118, halfway
between Kinston & Greenville

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE  – Signs will mark the way. You can use the free shuttle to and from the air activities.

 

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The Festival of Legends
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

The Festival of Legends

The Festival of Legends is a celebration of the mythic arts and the magic of life itself. It is a playground for the imagination – for children as well as adults – and an escape from the mundane world. It is a journey to the romantic by-gone eras that never were, and an exploration of the fantastical realms that have always been. The inhabitants are magicians and musicians, acrobats and comedians, artists and crafters, proud knights and fairytale creatures. Step into the Festival of Legends, and step into a place of wonder.

 

Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/festivaloflegends

Questions? Email us at festivaloflegends@gmail.com

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NC Jazz Festival - Wilmington, NC
Feb
1
to Feb 3

NC Jazz Festival - Wilmington, NC

      February  1, 2, & 3, 2018
Wilmington gives a warm welcome to all of the jazz lovers attending our 38th annual North Carolina Jazz Festival!  This historic city located on the bank of the Cape Fear River has many interesting shops, art galleries, museums and restaurants, as well as a movie studio, nearby beaches, plus Revolutionary and Civil War sites to explore during your days here.

We will fill your evenings with exciting performances by some of the greatest traditional jazz musicians from around the globe!

All evening concerts begin at 7:30 pm and held at the
Wilmington Hilton Riverside ballroom

Thursday Night Showcase
Thursday, February 1st, our  Special Event – STYLES OF JAZZ:

  1. Mangroove, Tribute to Horace Silver
  2. Nicki Parrott Trio Presents Their “Road Show”
  3. Rossano Sportiello – solo jazz piano
  4. Professor Cunningham’s Traditional Jazz Jam

Friday and Saturday Nights
Evenings will feature our 15 All-Star musicians in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each set with a different leader. These will be 4 ½ hour concerts.
Patron Brunch:
On Saturday from 10:30 until 2pm we treat our patrons to a musical brunch, when all of our All-star musicians play for their pleasure while everyone enjoys a delicious brunch.  During the last hour we have a “jam” when the patrons who are musicians have the opportunity to play with the All-stars.  Fun for all!

 

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Dec
26
to Dec 30

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Dec
15
to Dec 21

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Elfin’ Around Christmas Show Lenoir, NC
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Elfin’ Around Christmas Show Lenoir, NC

Elfin' Around Christmas Show | J.E. Broyhill Civic Center | Saturday, 09. December 2017

Join us for the 1st annual Elfin' Around Christmas Show to be held Saturday Dec. 9th from 10am-3pm at the JE Broyhll Civic Center. This show will include over 40 vendors for your Christmas Shopping Pleasure! Also, a portion of the proceeds of this show will be donated to help make a Christmas AMAZING for a needy family in Caldwell County! Also, we ask that you donate a new, unwrapped, toy, a coat, or gift cards as you enter the show. These will be collected all day during the show and donated after the show as well. Make sure to enter our raffle as this will be a HUGE support to our donations, and you could win prizes from one of our vendors! We will have 1 raffle item donated by each of the vendors to be won!! Come have fun with the whole family, shop til you drop with specials from our vendors, and help make Christmas much brighter for those in need. We can't do it without you!
100 FREE swag bags will be given to the first 100 adults through the door. These bags will include samples, coupons good for the day of the show and more!
Don't miss this! Join so you don't forget, share the love with everyone you know, and mark your calendar! See you there!!!

Interested in joining as a vendor...or want to help our cause by joining as a SPONSOR?! Email adamseventsnc@gmail.com or visit our website for an application:

Gold Sponsors include:
OMNITRITION w/ Dawn Watson Carroll

Bronze Sponsors Include:
Michele's Cakes by Michele Moose
Paradise Home Improvement w/ Theresa Bregger

Vendors of this show also include:
Mary Kay by Alicia Starnes Coffey
LulaRoe by LuLaRoe Caitlin Pinkerton
Scentsy by Michele Moose
Young Living wih Dinah Young & Mary Clendenin
Paparazzi Accessories by Heather Speagle
Tar Heel Basement Systems
Art by Arlene facepainter
McKays Clay
Three Wise Men of Bethlehem
Segence Lipsense by April Dahlhauser
WoodMill Winery
Sherry's Dance Studio
King of Pops Charlotte
The Big Dawg, 92.1FM w/ Chad Triplett
Carolina Home Remodeling
Mandy's Chic Jewelry Boutique & Rodan & Fields w/ AC-Mandy Phillips
Lil Mert's w/ Merton Jenkins Jr
Color Street w/ Katie Popovici
Crafts , Quilts & more by Peggy Smith
Carter's Cancer Warriors
Sweet Creations Paper Crafts by Pam Isaacs Roths
Busy Bees Organization (Thirty One) by Marisa Miller
Forever Me & Hire the Handicapped by Donna Lee Musto
Nana M Soaps & More by Tonya Melton
Jacob & Mabrey's Gourmet Cotton Candy by Mikol Ward
Plexus w/ Meryl Flynn
Poppin Hot Kettle Corn w/ Tetra Daves
Norwex w/ Lauren Watkins
Rainbow of Troutman w/ Ashley Isenhour
Ruddy Man Beard Co. & Roots & Rain Designs w/ Jimmy Atkins
Bisque n Beads w/ Faye Takai-***
Single Stitches & Hooks w/ Samantha Mozingo
Tupperware w/ Kellie Mosley
Creative Compulsion w/ Brandy Moore Eldreth
Magnabilities-Paula ****/Britney Independent Consultant w/ Paula Young ****
Dot Dot Smile by Kathy's Korner w/ Kathy Moore
Grannys Glass Works w/ Donna Wyatt Summerow
Carolina Lily Boutique w/ Courtney McGee
Gin's Jewelry w/ Ginger Justice
LIttle Country Girls Boutique w/ Faith Foster
Virginia Lopez
Hometown Country Tack and Western Wear w/ Nicole Sipe

Santa will visit from Noon til 1pm!!!

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Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Swan Days Festival Swanquarter, NC

Swan Days Festival • Lake Mattamuskeet • December 9, 2017, 9:00AM–4:00PM. Guided bird tours. Living history of CCC Company 424, Swan Quarter and Mattamuskeet Camps. Steve Hoddy of EarthQuest will provide a live raptor demonstration. Craft and food vendors. Much more! All ages! Learn more: (252) 926-4021

Event Location

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
85 Mattamuskeet Rd,
Swanquarter, NC 27885

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Dec
8
to Dec 10

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Winterfest at Carowinds
Nov
24
to Nov 26

Winterfest at Carowinds

Come for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during WinterFest. This all-new event is packed with holiday spirit and unique experiences for friends and families to enjoy. Experience Carowinds like never before and become immersed in the season’s spirit with a grand display of holiday lighting, festive décor, live entertainment and fanciful experiences, including up to 16 of your favorite rides.

What’s the holiday season without the food? The Carowinds culinary team has you covered. Our executive chef has thoughtfully crafted a holiday style menu with special dining locations and food offerings throughout the park. Treat yourself to a hearty helping of smoked turkey, carved hams and traditional fixings; or, try our homemade hot chocolate and holiday desserts that will leave you with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

From millions of shimmering lights and hands-on activities to arts-and-crafts and live shows, WinterFest will be the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Bloodies and Bagels - AIken, SC
Nov
23
10:30 AM10:30

Bloodies and Bagels - AIken, SC

The Bloodies and Bagels event will be held on the lawn of the Aiken County Historical Museum. Bagels of various flavors, cream cheese, coffee and Bloody Marys will be served. Enjoy this event before the walk into Hitchcock Woods for the Blessing of the Hounds at 11 a.m. There is no cost to attend but donations will be accepted.

 

Location

Aiken County Historical Museum.
433 Newberry Street S.W.
Aiken SC, 29801

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Military Timeline at Fort Dobbs - Statesville, NC

Visit with soldiers and support personnel from hundreds of years of North Carolina history. The experiences of veterans of the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars and other conflicts will be shared through living history displays and weapons firing demonstrations.

Fort Dobbs
438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville, NC 28625
USA

Cost:
$2 admission (children under 5 free)

 

 

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Carolina Renaissance Festival
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays, September 30th – November 19th, 2017

One of the largest attractions in the Carolinas and one of the biggest renaissance themed events in the USA, the Carolina Renaissance Festival takes place in a story-book Renaissance village filled with charming cottages, castles, kitchens and pubs, all with simulated architecture and design of a 16th century European village. Within the walls of this fictional village called Fairhaven villagers, artists, crafts-people, musicians, performance troupes and food vendors gather to create a marketplace festival in celebration of the arrival of their visiting King and Queen.

For more information about the Carolina Renaissance Festival watch Carl White's Life in the Carolinas Segment below:

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Carolina Renaissance Festival
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays, September 30th – November 19th, 2017

One of the largest attractions in the Carolinas and one of the biggest renaissance themed events in the USA, the Carolina Renaissance Festival takes place in a story-book Renaissance village filled with charming cottages, castles, kitchens and pubs, all with simulated architecture and design of a 16th century European village. Within the walls of this fictional village called Fairhaven villagers, artists, crafts-people, musicians, performance troupes and food vendors gather to create a marketplace festival in celebration of the arrival of their visiting King and Queen.

For more information about the Carolina Renaissance Festival watch Carl White's Life in the Carolinas Segment below:

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War Birds Air Show - Monroe, NC
Nov
11
to Nov 12

War Birds Air Show - Monroe, NC

The City of Monroe welcomes you to our Warbirds Over Monroe 2017 Air Show held Nov. 11 & 12, 2017.
This will be an amazing, entertaining, and educational event sure to excite and astonish.

Event Location: 3900 Paul J Helms Dr., Monroe, NC 28110

 

In 2005 Warriors & Warbirds started as a dream of several local pilots. With help from the City of Monroe, the Veterans Council of Union County, local businesses, and the hard work of volunteers, the Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show has grown into one of the area’s largest aviation events honoring those who have served.

“The Nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”

– Calvin Coolidge, President of the U.S, 1923 – 1929

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Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals - Myrtle Beach, SC
Nov
9
to Nov 12

Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals - Myrtle Beach, SC

Recognized as a 2013 Top 100 Event by the American Bus Association, and listed as a Top 20 Southeast Tourism Society Events, the Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals in Myrtle Beach showcases a 19th century market place complete with everything from fine arts and gourmet foods and clothing to food tastings from all over the world and even Santa himself in his own castle.

For more information about the Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals in Myrtle Beach visit:
http://www.dickenschristmasshow.com

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Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes Fall Festival
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes Fall Festival

Help end Alzheimers by joining us at the first annual Pumpkin Kisses and Harvest Wishes Fall Festival! Fun for the whole family with games, food, drinks, live music, carnival activities and lots more. Admission is free. Tickets available for purchase of food plates and drinks! Chili cook off contest! All net proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Sponsorship opportunities available. Call Charlene Bailey at 803-862-7494 or email us at pumpkinkissesharvestwishes@gmail.com.

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Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Riverboat Casino Night - Liberty, SC

Event Description: Pickens County Meals on Wheels is excited to announce we will be hosting our first ever Riverboat Casino Night on November 4th from 7:00 – 10:00pm at the McKissick Center in Liberty. We are working with the Funtastic Events who will be supplying us with the blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker tables. We are transforming our dining room into a riverboat themed casino and will be encouraging our guest to dress for the theme. We will be pre-selling tickets for this event where there will be live music, an auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The attendant who has the most chips at the end of the night will be rewarded with a Riverboat Casino Champion trophy. Tickets will be available through our website and Facebook via Ticket Tailor. Directions:
The McKissick Center at 349 Edgemont Avenue, Liberty, SC 29657 Parking will be available in the back and front of our building.

Date: 11/4/2017
Time: 7:00 PM TO 10:30 PM

349 Edgemont Avenue
Liberty, SC 29657
 

Phone:
864-606-3745

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Pecan Festival - Florence, SC
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Pecan Festival - Florence, SC

With over 50,000 in attendance, come on out and enjoy the day with as Florence hosts stages of Live Entertainment with over 250 Food & Craft Vendors, Special Art Demonstrations, a Free Kids Zone, Amusement Rides, and Antique Tractor Show, Car Show and Competition, Cook-off Competition, Chalk Art Competition, 10K, 5k, and Half Marathon Races, a Half Metric Century Bike Ride, and much, much, more!

For more information about Florence’s South Carolina Pecan Festival visit:
http://www.florencedowntown.com/downtown-events/pecan-festival/

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