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Aug 16 - Oct 20

Reflections of Elegance: Kenneth Paul Block and the Masters of Fashion Illustration

FREE
Graham, North Carolina
Alamance Arts
213 South Main Street
Event Website

Alamance Arts presents a stunning exhibition of original works by Kenneth Paul Block (1924-2009),the most influential American fashion illustrator of the late 20th century. As chief features artist for the legendary trade paper Women's Wear Daily for over 40 years, Block used pencils and paint to interpret the soul of fashion.

Sep 24 - Oct 21

Trilogy

FREE
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Event Website

Paintings by Marcy Lansman, textiles by Alice Levinson, turned wood by Michael Salemi. September 24 – October 21. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, September 28th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery, fiber and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Oct 04-25

Bluegrass and Harvest Market

FREE
Travelers Rest, SC
Trailblazer Park
235 Trailblazer Drive
Event Website

Bring your lawn chair and/or blanket and join us for our Fall Bluegrass Music and Harvest Market celebration at Trailblazer Park every Thursday evening in October. Come early for local produce, baked goods, arts and crafts from the farmers market. Grab a bite from the food trucks and help yourself to craft beer and wine from the beer stand then sit back, relax and listen to great, Bluegrass music in the open air amphitheater! Market and music 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Sep 21 - Oct 27

Ghost Train

FEE
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

Open 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Advance Tickets Required. It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost Train- if you dare! Tickets on sale: July 2, 2018.

Sep 21 - Oct 28

Ashe County Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival

FEE
West Jefferson, NC
Outskirts of West Jefferson
2152 Beaver Creek School Rd. West Jefferson, NC 28694
Event Website

The Ashe County Corn Maze has quickly become a family tradition. It is a perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy. The corn maze itself is around 5 acres, and can take as little as 30 minutes and up to an hour or so. There will also be face painting, knocker ball, hay rides, and much more!

Mar 30 - Oct 31

Birds in Flight at the North Carolina Zoo

FEE
Asheboro, NC
North Carolina Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Event Website

“Birds in Flight,” is an up-close, fast-paced 25-minute show where you’ll see majestic macaws, sun conures, falcons, hawks, vultures and owls demonstrate natural behaviors and perform aerial acrobatics under an open sky. Show Times are at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekends/holidays, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at the Birds in Flight Box Office, at Zoo Admissions or the Junction Plaza Ticket Booth. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.

Oct 01-31

Laurie Adamson Exhibit

FREE
Aiken, South Carolina
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Come check out the Aiken County Visitors Center Monthly Artists Exhibit displaying a new Local Artist each month. For the month of October we will have Laurie Adamson. Her artwork will be displayed until the end of October. Make sure you stop by and see how talented she is. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

Oct 01-31

Laurie Adamson Exhibit

FREE
Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St. NW
Event Website

Come check out the Aiken County Visitors Center Monthly Artists Exhibit displaying a new Local Artist each month. For the month of October we will have Laurie Adamson. Her artwork will be displayed until the end of October. Make sure you stop by and see how talented she is. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

Sep 15 - Nov 04

Rural Hill's Amazing Maize Maze

FEE
Huntersville, North Carolina
Historic Rural Hill
4431 Neck Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
Event Website

One of the Southeast's largest corn mazes with approximately 3 miles of trails. This maze includes searching for clues to help find your way out of the maze.Fun for the whole family.Rustic yet handicap accessible. Please check the wesite for hours and prices. No pets please.

Oct 01 - Jan 31

2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island

FREE
Hilton Head Island, SC
Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
PO Box 23019
Event Website

The 2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island, hosted by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, features 20 large-scale sculptures created by artists from across the country, placed along the lush, magnificent one-mile walking path of Coastal Discovery Museum. The event runs four months and is open during regular Coastal Discovery Museum hours. Admission is free to the exhibit.

Upcoming Events
Oct 19-20

37th Annual Havelock Chili Festival

FREE
Havelock, NC
Walter B Jones Park
Walter B. Jones Park Havelock NC 28532
Event Website

Friday night wing cook off with music a and vendors. Saturday red and green chili cookout with music, food, and vendors

Oct 19-21

Peanuts Pumpkin Patch

FEE
Bryson City , NC
Bryson City Depot
45 Mitchell Street
Event Website

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2018! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2018! Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include: campfire marshmallows coloring station temporary tattoos trick or treating bouncy house hayrides And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home. The Train will leave on Friday at 4 pm, The Train will leave Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 4pm

Oct 19-20

Spirits of Rosedale

FEE
Charlotte, North Carolina
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St.
Event Website

Join us this Halloween as the Spirits of Historic Rosedale Plantation return to life. Discover why, even today, they remain in this 200 year-old plantation. Let the spirits themselves transport you through the history of this mysterious place. Meet spirits bound here because of tragic epidemics, insanity, greed, and even the hope for freedom on the Underground Railroad. Be careful not to linger too long with the spirits….they are just DYING to meet you! The Spirits of Rosedale takes visitors on an journey through the the plantation home’s first floor, kitchen basement, and gardens. At the outdoor stations you can come & go as you please. Tours of the stations in the house start every 20 minutes beginning at 7:00pm. Rosedale’s theatrical production team presents this family-friendly Halloween production appropriate for audiences ages 6 and up. Last tour begins at 9:20pm. Each group in the home is limited to 20 people.

Oct 19 - Nov 13

Photography Exhibit

FREE
Hertford, NC
Perquimans Arts League
109 North Church Street, Hertford, NC 27944
Event Website

Artists Photography Exhibit

Oct 20-21

Fayetteville ComicCon

FREE
Fayetteville, NC
Crown Expo Center
1960 Coliseum Drive
Event Website

ComicCon is returning to Fayetteville for the fourth year, and this fan-run event is a full weekend of fun, celebrating all forms and fans of American and world popular culture. The con will feature comic book artists and writers, popular voice actors, cosplay with cash prizes, magic and video game tournaments, free panels, top vendors, door prizes, and free comic books (while supplies last). Visit the event website for more details. Event Times: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Oct 20-21

Holly Arts and Crafts Festival

FREE
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Downtown Village
3 market square Pinehurst NC 28374
Event Website

Each year some of the Southeast’s most talented and well-known artists and craftsmen join together for the annual Holly Arts & Crafts Festival on the third Saturday in October in the historic Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina. From quilts to handbags and pillows to pottery, the festival holds something for everyone. Art lovers will find beautiful original watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings in every size and color scheme. Handmade baskets, dried floral arrangements, stained glass, plants, garden accessories, and hand-painted furniture are sure to catch the eye of anyone looking for a unique, one-of-a kind item. With Christmas right around the corner, jewelry is always a favorite gift and this festival attracts many fine jewelers. Food is an important part of any festival and there is such a variety of food at this year’s Holly Arts & Crafts Festival that deciding what to eat can be the decision of the day! No Southern festival is complete without barbeque, hamburgers, hot dogs, and deep-fried goodies such as oreos, funnel cakes, and donuts! Along side the expanded food court is the Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives sponsored second annual Kids Zone! The Kids Zone is a special family-friendly entertainment park on the Tufts Green featuring kids activities and crafts. This very special event is sponsored by both the local Pinehurst Business Partners but also Our State Magazine, as it celebrates it's 40th anniversary!! Be on the lookout for some special swag made especially for this year's event! The 40th annual Holly Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2107 and is a wonderful opportunity to experience a fun filled day in the Village of Pinehurst!

Oct 20-21

Alamance Artisans Guild Art Extravaganza

FREE
Haw River (Alamance), North Carolina
Vailtree Event and Conference Center, 1567 Bakatsias Lane, Haw River
Vailtree Event and Conference Center, 1567 Bakatsias Lane, Haw River
Event Website

Alamance Artisans Guild Art Extravaganza 2018, October 20–21 NC—Art lovers are anticipating the Alamance Artisans Guild’s Art Extravaganza 2018 on the weekend of October 20–21, featuring 32 guild members at the Vailtree Event and Conference Center in Haw River. Artists will showcase and sell unique and wide-ranging works, including painting, pastels, pottery, jewelry, photography, sculpture, fiber, mixed media, and wood. The free indoor event offers unequaled gift solutions and irresistible artworks for one’s own home or office. The Vailtree, 1567 Bakatsias Lane, Haw River, is conveniently located beside I-85/I-40 at exit #150, between Mebane and Graham. Browse the hundreds of art choices, enjoy refreshments and artists’ demonstrations, and enter an art raffle. Bring family and friends and experience a day of arts and crafts. Saturday 10 am–5 pm, Sunday noon–5 pm. http://www.alamanceartisans.com/extravaganza-2018

Oct 22 - Nov 11

Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour Preview Show

FREE
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough NC 27278
Event Website

Preview work by the 80+ artists participating in the 2018 Orange County Artists Guild open studio tour before deciding which studios to visit. October 22 - November 11. Reception Friday, Oct. 26th 6-9pm. Owned & operated by 22 local artists the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts features painting, sculpture, photography, glass arts, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber arts. Hours: 10-6 M–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

Oct 26-27

16th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium

FEE
Manning, SC
DuBose Campus / Central Carolina Technical College, Manning, SC
3351 Sumter Hwy., I-95, exit 122, Manning, South Carolina 29102
Event Website

Francis Marion Symposium, hosted by the Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society: Explore "Times of Francis Marion, 1732-1795". Immerse yourself in Francis Marion's world and the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Revolutionary War & Southern Campaign Enthusiasts!! Register before Sept 26, 2018 for Early Bird discounts.

Oct 26-28

Peanuts Pumpkin Patch

FEE
Bryson City , NC
Bryson City Depot
45 Mitchell Street
Event Website

The leaves will be turning this October and the pumpkins will be ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for 2018! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will be departing from the Bryson City Depot in October of 2018! Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 45 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include: campfire marshmallows coloring station temporary tattoos trick or treating bouncy house hayrides And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home. The Train will leave on Friday at 4 pm, The Train will leave Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 4pm

Oct 26-27

John Lawson Legacy Days

FREE
Grifton, NC
Grifton Historical Museum and Indian Village
437-A Creekshore Drive
Event Website

Celebrate our history and pioneer heritage! Friday night - cannon firings, live music, good food and conversation around the campfire. Saturday - Historical presentations, exhibits, and demonstrations from Native American times through the Civil War. Period reenactors, hourly cannon firings, old-timey toys, and boat rides on the Contentnea Creek if conditions permit. Gift shop, concessions, and sutlers available on Saturday.

Oct 26-28

60th Annual Albemarle Craftsman's Fair

FEE
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Knobbs Creek Recreation Center
200 E. Ward St. Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Event Website

The Albemarle Craftsman's Fair is one of the oldest craft shows in North Carolina featuring members of the Albemarle Craftsman's Guild. During this three day event you will have the chance to visit with over 60 Craftsmen who will be selling their quality handcrafted items while demonstrating the creation of their wares. Friday & Saturday 10 - 7, Sunday 10 - 5 Weekend Pass $5, Seniors, Students & Military $4

Oct 26-27

Paranormal Grounds Investigation

FEE
Charlotte, North Carolina
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St.
Event Website

Join professional ghost hunters as they take groups of no more than 20 guests through the grounds of Rosedale’s 200 year old plantation, and attempt contact with the beyond. You will use the latest technology in partnership with the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society. Their team will lead the investigation. Please wear flat, quiet comfortable shoes and bring a small twist top flashlight. You never know what you may find...or what may find you!

Oct 27-28

Boo at the Zoo: North Carolina Zoo

FEE
Asheboro, North Carolina
North Carolina Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Event Website

Celebrate the excitement of the season with a weekend of safe daytime Halloween fun. Enjoy trick or treat games, storytelling, live entertainment and a children’s costume contest. Boo at the NC Zoo is a family-friendly event, and all costumes must be appropriate for ghouls of all ages. Guests will enjoy interactive games and prizes, face painting, animal encounters with zoo educators, costume contest and all day long entertainment on the stage Admission to Boo at the NC Zoo is $3 per person, in addition to Zoo admission. Tickets may be purchased at the North America or Africa admission gates. Boo at the NC Zoo will happen both days in the African Amphitheater or SOLAR POINTE IN THE CASE OF RAIN.

Nov 01-04

Katydid Combined Driving Event

FREE
Windsor, SC
Katydid Farm
359 State Park Rd.
Event Website

The katydid CDE attracts the best carriage drivers across the country. Whether it’s the elegance and tradition of dressage, the speed and daring of the cross country obstacles, or the precisionand drama of cones competition, there’s something that appeals to everyone.

Nov 01-30

Debbie Black Exhibit

FREE
Aiken, SC
Downtown
133 Laurens St.
Event Website

Come check out the Aiken County Visitors Center Monthly Artists Exhibit displaying a new Local Artist each month. For the month of November we will have Debbie Black. Her artwork will be displayed until the end of November. Make sure you stop by and see how talented she is. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

Nov 02-03

Winston-Salem Quilts 2018

FEE
Winston-Salem, NC
Gateway YWCA, Downtown
1300 South Main Street, Downtown Winston-Salem
Event Website

Winston-Salem Quilts 2018 will include 150+ juried quilts and 2 trunks shows free with $5 admission. Cindy Page and Patti Cline of Quilter’s Gallery will share 50 quilts on Friday @ 2 pm with Lee Chappell Monroe, an internationally known modern quilt designer, presenting on Saturday @ 2 pm. The four Special Exhibits include: quilts made by professionals, teachers, and members who have had quilts juried in a national show; art quilts by 2017 AQS semifinalist Ania Reich; modern quilts made by the Triad Modern Quilt Guild and Beecasso’s art quilts. Make sure to participate in our 2 for 1 Quilt raffle: 2 quilts, with each ticket eligible for both drawings. In addition, there will be vendor demonstrations of tips and techniques, items for sale (including handmade gifts, Quilts on a Stick, fabric, books, magazines, yarn, craft materials, and completed quilts) a silent auction, door prizes and more!

Nov 03
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Marquis Slam

FEE
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street
Event Website

The Marquis Slam provides poets a creative environment of expression for their voices and fuels artistic growth through competition and workshops, also educating and entertaining the audience through the art of spoken word. This monthly event, hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, features poets from North Carolina and around the United States, all competing to qualify in such renowned competitions as Women of the World Poetry Slam. The slam performances are judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. The audience may also purchase dinner to enjoy with the show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the event starts at 8:00 p.m.

Nov 03
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Uncorked

FEE
Bryson City , NC
Bryson City Depot
45 Mitchell Street
Event Website

Join us for Uncorked! This unique Rail Line and Wine experience will fuse the adventure of railroading with the love of good wine and good company. Passengers will enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride in our First Class cars with a private attendant and plush, well-appointed dining seating. A narrator will accompany the ride to present each pour to guests and share knowledge and history of the wines selected. Passengers on this specialty car will enjoy an exclusive sampling of cheeses and a surf and turf meal prepared fresh. We have carefully selected our wine samples to accompany the meal. All passengers will receive a GSMR souvenir stemless wine glass, four samples of selected wine, and a dessert that’s perfect for the season! This event is apart of the Tuckasegee Rive excursion. The wines that will be featured are Wines from the New World.

Nov 03-04

Soldiers, the Enslaved & Civilians: the Civil War & the Brattonsville community

FEE
McConnells, SC
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road
Event Website

The stories of the American Civil War are abundant in York County, SC. Several of Harriet Bratton’s sons and sons-in-law departed the plantation to fight for the cause. Those left behind were facing far different situations than they had ever known. Confederate and Federal Civil War reenactors will tell the soldiers’ stories and recreate aspects of the bitter fighting between the North and the South. Others will tell the stories of the women and children from the elite planter families to the enslaved and free blacks of the Carolina Piedmont.

Nov 03
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WNC Pottery Festival

FEE
Dillsboro, NC
Downtown Dillsboro
86 Front Street, Dillsboro, NC 28725
Event Website

This event will showcase the work of more than 40 master potters from 13 states. A variety of clay art styles will be presented. Pre-show events, including the Clay Olympics, will be held on Friday. The event is juried, and the lineup of potters is impressive. A $5 ticket includes a chance in a raffle and kids under 12 are admitted for free.

Nov 03
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Carolina Pottery Festival

FEE
Shelby, NC
LeGrand Center
1800 E Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28150
Event Website

19th Annual Carolina Pottery Festival Nov. 3, 2018, 10am-4pm Festival Location: LeGrand Center 1800 E. Marion St. Shelby, NC 28152 -Over 100 Potters! -Free, Convenient Parking -All types of pottery -Just in time for Holiday Shopping -$5 Admission (under 12 free) -704-484-2787 Tickets available in advance or at the door.

Nov 03
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Colfax Persimmon Festival

FEE
Oak Ridge, North Carolina
Historic Stafford Farm
558 N Bunker Hill Road, Oak Ridge NC 27310
Event Website

Celebrating the persimmon and traditional farming for the 11th year. Live music, persimmon products, food & beverage, demonstrations, arts & crafts, history and more. Parking off-site with free shuttle bus service (cars with handicapped tags can park on-site). $10 for age 12 and up; age 11 and under, free.

Nov 03
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Feast of the Hunter’s Moon

FEE
Charlotte, North Carolina
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St.
Event Website

Slow down…….step back. Take a deep breath and think about a slower pace. Just for a minute….step back in time, turn off your cell phone and put down your tablet. To arrive at Rosedale you must travel up the trading path of North Tryon which runs directly through the property. Once you set foot onto the grounds, the ambiance invites you to embark on an evening of the senses with a dining experience as it may have taken place in the mid 1800’s. As enjoy the open bar and butlered canapés on the lawn under ancient trees surrounded by our famous 200 year-old English Boxwood, aromas will waft through the air. You will be called to dinner and seated at a candlelit table on the main floor of Rosedale. China and crystal will glisten just as it did in the 19th century. Guests will experience the finest of an Antebellum style dinner with five exceptional courses, each with paired wine, and finished with a regional dessert. As society returns to a greater appreciation of our agrarian roots and local cuisine, there is a unique window for Historic Rosedale to recapture the essence of the finer culinary delights of a Carolina plantation in the 1800’s. There are many farm to tables dinners but very few can compete with the dining experience inside the 200 year old home by candlelight which is sure to be a night to remember. Katie Charlebois, Event Chair states,” Deborah Hunter, Executive Director says, “What I believe is that our Feast of the Hunter’s Moon dinner transcends the current farm to table trend and recaptures an entire era of a truly elegant yet casual dining experience.” There will only be seats for 70 patrons in the house. This will be a rare experience for each and every dinner guest as this event is the only time during the year the house hosts a dinner event and food is allowed in the home. Invitations are being mailed to our friends and supporters with rsvp cards. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.historicrosdale.org for $165.00 each. Corporate tables with premier seating are available at $2,500. Historic Rosedale Plantation’s Antebellum dinner, “Feast of the Hunter’s Moon” has adopted the Native American name for the full moon closest to the Harvest Moon. The abundant natural moonlight in the fall of the year was ideal for Native Americans as they hunted to stockpile food for the oncoming winter.

Nov 03
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pine Needle Basket Workshop

FEE
Bishopville, South Carolina
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd
Event Website

Join the Park Ranger at Lee State Park and learn how to make a basket out of longleaf pine needles. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles. Participants will then begin making a basket and will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home if they do not finish in class. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. $35 cost includes project materials. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call (803) 428-4988

Nov 04
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Almost Heaven "Fun Show"

FREE
Warrenville, SC
Almost Heaven Stables
220 Golf Course Rd.
Event Website

++++++++++ NOTE NEW START TIME IS 10AM ++++++++++  TRAILERS NEED TO ARRIVE EARLY TO PAY FEES AND BE PARKED BY 10:00AM… THIS ALLOWS ME THE TIME I NEED TO GET THE PAPER WORK READY SO THAT WE CAN START ON TIME

***10am exhibitions cloverleaf*** Show begins at 10:30am with Cloverleaf barrels, Texas barrels, Arena race then lunch break. After lunch ***exhibitions on poles*** Poles, “Just for the fun of it” class and then awards ceremony… Lead line/walk class only for beginner kids 12 and under, slow, medium and fast running groups!!! Fun for all ages and all rider levels… Ribbons for all classes… The cost is just $20 CASH for all 5 events for competitors… Spectators are free… {{{$3 per exhibition run on Cloverleaf barrels from 10:00 to 10:30am… $3 per Pole exhibitions… Will run after the lunchbreak… Bring the EXACT CASH please… Exhibitions are only for those who have at least one horse running in the show}}} BRING A PICNIC LUNCH FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS… We do NOT have concessions … Call Valeria at 803-663-3001 or 803-646-1021 for more information… Be sure to bring your coggins!!! {{{ Call before you haul if weather is debatable}}}

Nov 07-11

Cucalorus Festival

FEE
Wilmington, North Carolina
Downtown
815 Princess Street
Event Website

Cucalorus is internationally recognized as “One of the Coolest Film Festivals in the World"—a refreshing noncompetitive oasis among film festivals with a growing schedule of music, dance, theatre, and even a multi-day technology conference. With over three hundred events showcasing emerging and innovative filmmakers, North Carolina artists, social justice, student films, films by youth, shorts, and international cinema, the festival has become a creative reunion for filmmakers, performers, innovators, and audiences every fall. An extensive slate of social events makes the festival a great chance to party with thousands of cultural travelers, creative leaders, and emerging artists.

Nov 08-11

37th Annual Dicken's Christmas Show and Festivals

FEE
myrtle beach, Sc
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
111
Event Website

The Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals is a unique national award winning event comprised of a multitude of shopping and entertainment options, for individuals and groups alike. The cornerstone of the event is a Victorian Holiday Marketplace held in the 100,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Here against a Victorian Holiday background, one will find hundreds of period clad vendors hawking everything from jewelry, gifts, toys, arts and crafts, gourmet foods, holiday decor and much much more. There probably is truly something for everyone on your holiday list. But the fun doesn't stop there. Dickens Christmas Show Holiday ShoppingStrolling Victorian Musicians, Tea Leaf Readers, Punch & Judy Shows, Shadow Box Displays, a Life Sized Historic Santa through the Ages Exhibit and a real live Santa, each lend their own charm to the show. Plus there are the elaborate Festival displays of Trees, of Tables, of WreaDickens Show Craftsths and the Festival of Worlds that add to the experience too! All displays are available for purchase at silent auction with 100% of the funds going to the sponsoring non profit. Off-site offerings include Victorian Holiday Teas, Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Dinners, Historical Tours and the opening of Holiday Shows at award winning local theaters. Dickens Show Santa CraftsNo matter what your taste or budget, this event offers something for everyone. Whether it's a day's excursion or a long weekend getaway, the Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals is the perfect way to kick off your Holiday Season... Dickens Style! Make plans to join the thousands that come year after year!

Nov 08-10

Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Art & Gift Show

FREE
Raleigh, NC
Quail Hollow Swim Club
800 Orleans Place, Raleigh, NC 27609
Event Website

The 44th Annual “Visions of Sugarplums” Holiday Art and Gift Show will be held November 8th, 9th and 10th, 2018 at the Quail Hollow Swim Club. One of Raleigh’s oldest holiday shows, this best kept secret is a shopping extravaganza where you will want to do all your holiday shopping for a truly unique, one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your Christmas list. Skip the mall, skip the crowd...and start your Christmas shopping early! Visions of Sugarplums is FREE and open to the public, with plenty of FREE parking. Quail Hollow Swim Club is located at 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh, NC - just off Millbrook Road at Quail Hollow Drive. Shop Nov. 8th & 9th from 9am – 8pm, and Saturday Nov. 10th from 9am – 3pm. Follow the signs and balloons! For more information check out our website at www.visionsofsugarplumsraleigh.com, or email visionsofsugarplums@nc.rr.com Thank you for shopping and supporting local women (men too) in business!

Nov 09 - Dec 31

The Polar Express

FEE
Bryson City , NC
Bryson City Depot
45 Mitchell Street
Event Website

PLEASE SEE GSMR.COM FOR SPECIFIC DATES AND TIMES. Over 88,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2017 and we hope to see you in 2018! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.

Nov 09
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Now You See It...Now You Don't Mystery Theater

FEE
Kannapolis, NC
Laureate Center - City Hall Kannapolis
401 Laureate Way Kannapolis, NC 28081
Event Website

Mark your calendars for an exciting Mystery Theater performance on November 9th at the Laureate Center! The crowd was hushed as the museum proprietor got ready to unveil the prized display of the evening, the Stomach of the Ocean Diamond, only to find it had been stolen while the crowd mingled in ignorant bliss. Now it is up to you, your guests, and the detective to find the thief and restore the diamond to its rightful place to get the unveiling back on track! Who is the carat caper, and who will solve the crime to make this night of mystery the night of beauty it was intended to be? Tonight will be an evening of high fashion and suspenseful mystery, with one thrilling conclusion. Doors will open at 5:30pm. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served from 5:30-6:30pm. The show will begin at 6:30pm. The show will last approximately 2 hours. Be ready to join in on the show, as some of the audience will be selected to participate! Tickets are $18/person in advance, $25/person day of. Tickets will be available at the door ($25), as long as the show is not sold out ahead of time. The show is family friendly (PG) and recommended for children ages 5+ Purchase tickets online at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/kannapolisnc/Activity_Search/831 or call 704-920-4343 for more information.

Nov 10
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Owl Howl

FREE
Belville, North Carolina
Riverwalk at Belville
580 River Road SE, Belville, NC 28451
Event Website

See 12 live raptors, see free flight demonstrations, hold a bird and take a picture, vendors, music, children's activities, silent auction and raffles.

Nov 10-11

Durham County Pottery Tour

FREE
Durham, NC
all of Durham County
various locations
Event Website

Visit the pottery studios and purchase pottery at 22 different locations in Durham County. Visit our web site to download a map and get more information.

Nov 10
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Owl Howl

FREE
Belville, North Carolina
River Walk
580 River Road SE, Belville, NC
Event Website

see live raptors, free flight demonstration, hold a bird and take a picture, shop, children's activities, raffles, music, food truck, silent auction 10 AM - 4PM

Nov 10-11

Rural Hill' s Sheepdog Trials

FEE
Huntersville, North Carolina
Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC
4431 Neck Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
Event Website

Historic Rural Presents the 2018 Sheep Dog Trails. Watch skilled border collies in action as they herd the sheep though gates and in a 40 acre field by a handler using whistle commands. Merchant and food vendors will be on site during this event. The event also features Carolina Dock Dogs as well as a host of dog sports demonstrations. The Sheep Dog Trials are an entire weekend of unique fun for you and your dog.

Nov 10
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Historic Homes Tour

FREE
Windsor, NC
Historic District
132 Hope House Road
Event Website

As part of The Town of Windsor’s 250th anniversary celebration, Historic Hope Plantation and the Town of Windsor are offering an historic homes tour from 10 am to 5 pm on November 10th. The tour will begin at Hope with a tour of the mansion and King –Bazemore house followed by lunch. After lunch, ten homes and other sites including churches and museums in Windsor will be open for a self-guided tour. Tickets are $30 for preregistration and $35 for on-site registration. Register on-line at www.hopeplantation.org or call 252-794-3140.

Nov 10-11

Rural Hill' s Sheepdog Trials

FEE
Huntersville, North Carolina
Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC
4431 Neck Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078
Event Website

Historic Rural Presents the 2018 Sheep Dog Trails. Watch skilled border collies in action as they herd the sheep though gates and in a 40 acre field by a handler using whistle commands. Merchant and food vendors will be on site during this event. The event also features Carolina Dock Dogs as well as a host of dog sports demonstrations. The Sheep Dog Trials are an entire weekend of unique fun for you and your dog.

Nov 12 - Dec 31

The Art of Giving

FREE
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough NC 27278
Event Website

Art for the holiday season by HGA’s 22 artists. November 12 – December 31. Reception Friday, Nov. 30th 6-9pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street in Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 22 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Thurs, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 11-6 Sun.

Nov 16-18

Celebration of Seagrove Potters 11th Annual

FEE
Seagrove, North Carolina
Historic Luck’s Cannery
798 NC Pottery Highway 705, Seagrove, NC 27341
Event Website

This premier event is a collectors paradise of unique art pieces, pottery from only Seagrove artists that live and work in and around the town of Seagrove. Festivities kick off Friday night with a Gala, Live Auction of one-of-a-kind pieces and Potters Market. Enjoy an evening full of entertainment with live jazz band, food, craft beer and wine. The festival continues on Saturday (9am-5pm, admission $5) and Sunday (10am-4pm, admission $5) with over 80 Seagrove Potters selling their creations, demonstrations, children's activities, food trucks, silent auction on Saturday and Sunday beer garden. Proceeds from the auctions support the local pottery community's pursuit of art and education. Visit our website www.DiscoverSeagrove.com for tickets, more details and to view the Gala Collaboration pieces.

Nov 16-18

51th Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show

FEE
Columbia, South Carolina
near Irmo, SC
Jamil Temple 206 Jamil Rd. Columbia, SC 29210
Event Website

Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale Geodes sold & cut Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations. South Carolina amethyst on display. Sponsored by The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society $5.00 for adults, Sixteen & under free. All military & their dependents free.

Nov 17
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tidewater Camellia Club Fall Show and Plant Sale

FREE
Wilmington, North Carolina
New Hanover County Arboretum
6206 Oleander Drive
Event Website

The Tidewater Camellia Club Fall Show and Sale will be held on November 17, 2018 at the New Hanover County Arboretum from 10am-5pm. There will be a judged Camellia Show of member's blooms and gorgeous Camellia plants available for sale! Plant sale begins at 10AM and blooms are available for viewing at 12PM. In addition, chat with our experts about Camellia care and bring the kids to check out the interactive Children's Corner where they can touch and learn all about Camellias. More information is available at www.tidewatercamelliaclub.org. Admission is free. Attachments area

Nov 19 - Dec 31

Christmas Shoppe

FREE
Hertford, NC
Perquimans Arts League, Downtown
109 North Church Street, Hertford, NC 27944
Event Website

Great artist gifts for holiday season. Shop early.

Nov 23
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Santa on the Green and Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting

FREE
Cashiers, NC
The Village Green
160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC 28717
Event Website

Visitors to The Village Green enjoy twinkling light displays and festive decorations from Thanksgiving Weekend until New Year's Day. The park becomes a winter wonderland! The Festival of Trees celebrates one of the area's greatest industries and showcases local businesses. After the holiday season, the evergreen trees are planted in The Village Green for continued enjoyment. Children of all ages are invited to come and tell Santa Claus their Christmas wishes at the Gazebo from 2-5 p.m. During the Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting there will be Holiday music, s’mores and more! The highlight will be the lighting of the tree from 5-6 p.m. at the Gazebo.

Nov 23-24

‘Hard Candy Christmas’ Art and Craft Show

FEE
Cullowhee, NC
Ramsey Activity Center
92 Catamount Road, Cullowhee, NC 2872
Event Website

Over 100 regional artisans have their handmade on display for sale in this folk and heritage craft show. The show has everything from quilters to soap makers, basket makers, leather craftsmen, master jewelers and more. Started in 1987, the event has grown every year and now takes place at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Children under 12 are admitted for free and parking is free.

Nov 23 - Dec 29

Tweetsie Christmas

FEE
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

Open 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Advance Tickets Required. Enjoy the wonder of the park dazzlingly lit for the holidays, with a nighttime train and more. Tickets on sale: August 6, 2018.

Nov 23
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Swansboro Holiday Flotilla

FREE
Swansboro, North Carolina
Downtown
Front Street
Event Website

A traditional lighted boat parade with hot chocolate and visit from Santa held annually on the day after Thanksgiving. Next scheduled for November 23. Rain date: November 24.

Nov 23-24

Blowing Rock Christmas in the Park & Parade

FREE
Blowing Rock, NC
Memorial Park
1036 Main Street
Event Website

Each Friday after Thanksgiving, celebrate with carols & hot chocolate in Memorial Park, plus the lighting of the Park! On the following Saturday, the Christmas Parade marches down Main Street at 2pm. All free!

Nov 24
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Shop Small Saturday

FREE
Southport, Oak Island, Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, NC
Shopping around town
4433 Long Beach Road, SE
Event Website

The holidays are a perfect time to remind visitors and residents to support the small business in their communities. American Express began a nationwide movement to support these businesses during Shop Small Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Our local small businesses have unique gift items and provide excellent customer service. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce encourages you to support small business year-round. Chamber Member businesses in the Southport-Oak Island Area will host a Shop Small Holiday Open House in conjunction with Small Business Saturday on November 24th. A Christmas Gift Guide will be posted on the Chamber’s website at www.southport-oakisland.com in November with details.

Nov 24
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

53rd Annual Chitlin Strut

FREE
Salley, South Carolina
Downtown
230 Pine St. NW
Event Website

Come out for family-fun, vendors, live music and the famous boiled or fried chitlins'.

Nov 24
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Traditions Pottery Thanksgiving Kiln Opening

FREE
Blowing Rock, NC
Traditions Pottery Studio
4443 Bolick Road, Lenoir, NC 28645
Event Website

Be present at 10am to claim your favorite of unique wood-fired items such as Santas & other face jugs, swirl vases, & more- just in time for Christmas. Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Free admission, just south of Blowing Rock.

Dec 01
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christmas by the Sea Parade

FREE
Oak Island, NC
E Oak Island Drive
4601 E. Oak Island Drive
Event Website

Christmas is perhaps the best time of year to visit the North Carolina coast. The average air temperature is 59.4 degrees and the sun is warm. In a celebration of this wonderful weather and the holidays, the Chamber organizes the Christmas by the Sea Parade, the first Saturday in December on Oak Island. The Christmas by the Sea Parade steps off on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2pm on the 2.4-mile parade route from Oak Island Town Hall, traveling Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street. The parade showcases the businesses and organizations in our community. The hometown feel of the parade makes it a favorite event of locals, second homeowners and visitors. A float decorating contest will be held. An event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dec 01-15

Holiday Open House in Seagrove, NC

FREE
Seagrove, North Carolina
Pottery Shops of Seagrove, NC
NC Pottery Highway 705, Seagrove, NC 27341
Event Website

Join the Seagrove Potters this season for their Annual Holiday Open House. You’re invited to celebrate the holiday season on a self guided pottery tour. First three Saturdays in December many pottery shops of Seagrove have special events planned. Enjoy decorations and complimentary refreshments as you find something for everyone on your list this year. Experience a hearty does of holiday cheer, feel the warmth of the fireplaces as you venture through the Seagrove community. Shops are open from 9:00 - 5:00. Already have plans on those weekends? Don’t be dismayed, shops are open during the week too! Seagrove is located in the central piedmont of North Carolina where more than 100 ceramic artists call home. Visitors can shop galleries and studios from the town’s center, extending to a 20-mile radius along the scenic NC Pottery Highway.  Tour the individual shops to experience Seagrove’s pottery tradition. Visit DiscoverSeagrove.com for a list of participating shops and event details. Pickup an Area Map and Guide at your first stop. Free and open to the public.

Dec 01
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

AMROC Train Show

FREE
Columbia, South Carolina
Arsenal Hill Building
1800 Lincoln Street (corner of Laurel)
Event Website

Come and see model trains run. Great for kids and the kids at heart. Scales available - N, HO, S, Lionel and G.

Dec 01
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Christmas Candlelight Tours

FEE
McConnells, South Carolina
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Rd, McConnells, SC 29726
Event Website

Celebrate the origins of the Carolina Piedmont holiday traditions at the 41st annual Christmas Candlelight Tours at Historic Brattonsville. Historically dressed interpreters will portray how the holidays were celebrated during the 18th and 19th centuries. Christmas Candlelight Tours feature visits from Father Christmas, live music of the era and hands-on activities for all ages. Relax around the campfire and enjoy a warm beverage. Food will be available for purchase. Sutlers will be selling period-style goods. The Gift Shop will be well-stocked with seasonal items and locally made goods.

Dec 02
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sylva Christmas Parade

FREE
Sylva, NC
Downtown Sylva
West Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779
Event Website

Downtown Sylva’s annual Christmas parade draws hundreds to Historic Main Street for celebration, cheer and a chance to see Santa. The themed parade, featuring over 50 floats usually starts at and ends at Mark Watson Park after a loop through town. The start time is 3 p.m., and the parade lasts 45 minutes to an hour.

Dec 02
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ladies Afternoon Out Sunday Shopping Spree

FREE
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Silver Coast Winery
6680 Barbeque Rd.
Event Website

Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon out with the ladies and do a little Christmas Shopping! We will have vendors to shop with and door prizes! Please bring a NEW UNWRAPPED TOY to donate to The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Tidings of Joy benefiting children in need of all ages.

Dec 07-08

Grovewood Gallery's Annual Holiday Sip & Shop

FREE
Asheville, NC
Grovewood Gallery at Grovewood Village
111 Grovewood Road
Event Website

This holiday season, give the gift of handmade! Grovewood Gallery’s annual Holiday Sip & Shop will take place from 10am to 5:30pm on December 7 and 8. Enjoy complimentary wine, warm cider and cookies while shopping for unique holiday gifts handcrafted by local and regional artists. All gallery merchandise will be discounted 10 percent during the event, and local makers will be performing craft demonstrations and interacting with guests from 11am to 4pm each day.

Dec 07-08

Dillsboro Festival of Lights and Luminaries

FREE
Dillsboro, NC
Downtown Dillsboro
Main Street, Dillsboro, NC 28725
Event Website

Journey back to the days of yesteryear and experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! As you walk past shops and studios, 2,500 luminaries will light your way. Horse and buggy rides are available each night. Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be a live nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church and a free shuttle service from Monteith Park.

Dec 08
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Christmas Candlelight Tours

FEE
McConnells , South Carolina
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Rd McConnells, SC 29726
Event Website

Celebrate the origins of the Carolina Piedmont holiday traditions at the 41st annual Christmas Candlelight Tours at Historic Brattonsville. Historically dressed interpreters will portray how the holidays were celebrated during the 18th and 19th centuries. Christmas Candlelight Tours feature visits from Father Christmas, live music of the era and hands-on activities for all ages. Relax around the campfire and enjoy a warm beverage. Food will be available for purchase. Sutlers will be selling period-style goods. The Gift Shop will be well-stocked with seasonal items and locally made goods.

Dec 08
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A Candlelight Tour of Mendenhall Homeplace

FEE
Jamestown, NC
W. Main St.
603 W. Main St. Jamestown NC
Event Website

Visit two 1800's era homes decorated for the holidays and lit by candlelight on the grounds of historic Mendenhall Homeplace. Stop by the old barn to see Santa's sleigh filled with gifts. Enjoy hot cider, homemade cookies, and Christmas music.

Dec 08
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welcome to December Concert

FREE
Lexington, NC
First Baptist Church, 201 West 3rd Avenue, Lexington NC 27292
201 West Third Avenue
Event Website

The spirit of Christmas abounds with the Lexington Choral Society’s annual “Welcome to December” concert. The concert will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church 201 West 3rd Avenue, Lexington. The society opens its 47th season, currently under director Ellen Peterson--the choral society’s third director in 47 years. The program also features the Piedmont Chamber Singers, along with various instrumentalists. Admission is free and open to the public. A goodwill offering will be accepted to benefit future concerts and the society’s vocal scholarship programs. For further information, visit us on Facebook and www.lexingtonchoralsociety.org The Lexington Choral Society is funded by its Friends, Donors and local businesses, as well as Arts United for Davidson County with support from the North Carolina Arts Council and funding from the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dec 14-15

Dillsboro Festival of Lights and Luminaries

FREE
Dillsboro, NC
Downtown Dillsboro
Front Street, Dillsboro, NC 28725
Event Website

Journey back to the days of yesteryear and experience the magic as the entire town is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song! As you walk past shops and studios, 2,500 luminaries will light your way. Horse and buggy rides are available each night. Shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats with hot cider and cocoa. Carolers sing and children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be a live nativity at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church and a free shuttle service from Monteith Park.

Dec 31
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Uncorked

FEE
Bryson City , NC
Bryson City Depot
45 Mitchell Street
Event Website

Join us for Uncorked! This unique Rail Line and Wine experience will fuse the adventure of railroading with the love of good wine and good company. Passengers will enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride in our First Class cars with a private attendant and plush, well-appointed dining seating. A narrator will accompany the ride to present each pour to guests and share knowledge and history of the wines selected. Passengers on this specialty car will enjoy an exclusive sampling of cheeses and a surf and turf meal prepared fresh. We have carefully selected our wine samples to accompany the meal. All passengers will receive a GSMR souvenir stemless wine glass, four samples of selected wine, and a dessert that’s perfect for the season! This event is apart of our Tuckasegee River excursion. THIS IS ALSO A STEAM TRAIN! The featured wines will be Wines of the Old World.

Jan 01
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

First Day Hike

FREE
Bishopville, South Carolina
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd
Event Website

Woohoo!!! It's a NEW YEAR and let's get it started off RIGHT! Get out and get some fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors! Join one of Lee State Park's rangers for a hike down the boardwalk and on the Floodplain Trail. We'll be on the lookout for some of our feathered friends like red-headed woodpeckers, kinglets, and gnatcatchers. We'll also visit some of the park's artesian wells and learn about how they work. This is a 1-mile hike and begins at the park's Education Center. JOIN US!

Jan 01
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

First Day Hike

FREE
Olanta, South Carolina
Woods Bay State Park
11020 Woods Bay Rd
Event Website

Bring in the New Year with a fresh start in the Great Outdoors by joining a Park Ranger at Woods Bay for our First Day Hike. We will explore the Carolina Bay and Mill Pond from the boardwalk and foot path.

Jan 18-20

WILMINGTON ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE

FEE
Wilmington, NC
The Wilson Center-Historic Downtown Wilmington
703 N. 3rd Street
Event Website

In its new location at The Wilson Center, 49th Wilmington In its new location, the Wilson Center, the 49th Wilmington Antique Show and Sale will feature over 40 dealers who will present a wide selection of vintage and collectable items along with fine antiques, jewelry, rugs, paintings, silver, crystal and china. Restoration resource providers will be available to restore or repair your treasures. All proceeds will go to local charities and scholarships.

Jan 27
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Silver Coast Bridal Show

FREE
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Silver Coast Winery
6680 Barbeque Rd.
Event Website

Discover the beauty of the Brunswick Islands and beyond. Let the expertise of local wedding professionals make your wedding day extra special!

Jan 31 - Feb 02

39th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival

FEE
Wilmington, North Carolina
Hotel Ballast
301 Water Street
Event Website

One of the oldest jazz festivals in the country, the North Carolina Jazz Festival, will celebrate its 39th anniversary Jan. 31, Feb. 1 7 2, 2019. This 3 day event, held in the ballroom of the Hotel Ballast (formerly Wilmington Hilton Riverside), features internationally known jazz musicians from across the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Italy. Thursday is Special Event Night featuring different styles of jazz. Opening the event will be Wilmington’s own Grenoldo Frazier, entertainer extraordinaire, followed by Brazilian Jazz with vocalist Maucha Adnet (sang with Joabim for 10 yrs), percussionist Duduka daFonseca and friends. Fri. & Sat. night concerts feature 15 world renown musicians from across the U.S., Australia, Italy, Israel, and Canada. All concerts stat 7:30pm, Thursday is a 3 hour concert, while Fri. & Sat. concerts go until midnight.

Feb 09-10

27th Annual Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show

FREE
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Waccamaw Shoppes at Fantasy Harbour
Myrtle Beach, SC
Event Website

Free admission, parking and appraisals. Open to the public. Stamps and picture postcards. There is also a youth area with free stamps for kids, Stamp Club information and door prizes.

Mar 15-17

Charleston Antiques Show

FEE
Charleston, SC
The Charleston Gaillard Center
PO Box 1120, 40 East Bay Street
Event Website

More than 30 antique dealers showcasing a stunning array of 17th century to mid-century modern furnishings and objects in America's #1 travel destination. Featuring Intimate Talks with nationally recognized designers on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy Design Pavilion where traditional meets contemporary through high-end design. Maximize experience by joining the Collectors Circle which includes exclusive access and invitations to parties in grand antebellum residences. 843.723.1623 | Supporting the mission of Historic Charleston Foundation

Mar 30
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pine Needle Basket Worksop

FEE
Bishopville, South Carolina
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd
Event Website

Join the Park Ranger at Lee State Park and learn how to make a basket out of longleaf pine needles. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles. Participants will then begin making a basket and will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home if they do not finish in class. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. $35 cost includes project materials. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call (803) 428-4988

Jun 08
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Arts by the Sea Festival

FREE
Swansboro, North Carolina
Downtown
Front Street
Event Website

A juried arts and fine crafts festival held annually on the second Saturday in June. Next scheduled on June 8, 2019. Entertainment, food, and kids area.

Jun 29
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pine Needle Basket Worksop

FEE
Bishopville, South Carolina
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd
Event Website

Join the Park Ranger at Lee State Park and learn how to make a basket out of longleaf pine needles. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles. Participants will then begin making a basket and will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home if they do not finish in class. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. $35 cost includes project materials. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call (803) 428-4988

Sep 20-21

The Three Musketeers

FEE
Pembroke, NC
Givens Performing Arts Center
1 University Dr.
Event Website

Set in 1625, d’Artagnan’s quest to become a Musketeer propels him and his sister, Sabine, into a royal scandal comprised of a bitter rivalry between King Louis XIII and the evil Cardinal Richelieu. In a comical, yet fateful twist, d’Artagnan teams up with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, otherwise known as “The Three Musketeers,” to protect the King, Queen and all of France in this action-packed adventure.