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Jul 01 - Sep 02

Shindig on the Green

Asheville, North Carolina
Pack Square Park
1 W Pack Square Asheville, NC 28801
Event Website

Held outdoors at Pack Square Park in the heart of downtown Asheville, Shindig on the Green is FREE and was voted the #1 Local Outdoor Concert in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" survey for four years. Bring your instruments, your lawn chair or blanket, family and friends and join the fun for these eight summer Saturdays.

Aug 16 - Sep 15

Through The Needle's Eye Touring Art Exhibit

Brevard, NC
TC Arts Council
349 S. Caldwell Street Brevard, NC 28712
Event Website

The Transylvania Community Arts Council has been chosen to open the National Touring Exhibit “Through the Needle’s Eye 2017” sponsored by The Embroiderers' Guild of America. The exhibit will be at the TC Arts Council from August 16 – September 15. It will then tour the country. TC Arts Exhibit hours: Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm – FREE. TC Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street Brevard, NC. For more information call 828.884.2787 or go to www.tcarts.org.

Jun 03 - Sep 17

Home Sweet Home

FEE (by donation)
Rock Hill, SC
Museum of York County
4621 Mount Gallant Road
Event Website

Tues-Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm An interactive nature-themed exhibit packed with family fun activities that highlight ways that you can discover, enjoy and help protect our natural world. Imaginations go wild as you join Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl and enjoy outdoor adventures inside. Fish in a stream, row a boat, crawl through a hollow log, climb a rock wall, play with animal costumes and puppets, plant a garden, have a backyard picnic and discover the wildlife living in your own backyard – all this awaits families this summer.

Aug 21 - Sep 24

Three Perspectives

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

Paintings by Lolette Guthrie, photography by Eric Saunders, blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 21 - September 24. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, August 25th 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 art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

May 24 - Oct 25

Wine Down Wednesdays Kickoff

Charlotte, NC
Rooftop 210
210 East Trade Street Suite B320
Event Website

Get over the mid-week hump on the Roof with these amazing weekly drink specials! Every Wednesday, come out and enjoy half priced glasses and bottles of wine, $4 drafts, and plenty of amazing yard games! Relax and unwind every Wednesday to help the week fly by. It doesn't get any better than sipping your fave wine while playing the best yard games with your friends

Upcoming Events
Aug 25-26

Personality Festival

Roxboro, NC
Uptown Roxboro
Uptown Roxboro
Event Website

Amusements rides line Main Street. Craft, merchandise and food vendors from all over bring us unique products & delicious tastes. A Little Miss Personality is crowned on Main Street Friday evening. Music on Main presented by Roxboro Development Group gets the party started Friday night. Entertainment happens all day Saturday in with musicians, singers and dancers.

Aug 26
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pizza Wars

Charlotte, NC
Rooftop 210
210 E Trade Street
Event Website

Want a pizza this? Join us for a messy battle while Uptown Charlotte's favorite restaurants compete for the BEST PIZZA IN TOWN! Great day for lounging with friends, listening to music, tastings and more! This outdoor festival showcases Charlotte's favorite pizza joints competing for Charlotte best gourmet pizza. YOU get to be the judge! Contest: Best Pizza Mosy Unique Pizza Pizza eating contest @7:00pm Ticket Types: General Admission - Ticket includes entry, pizza sampling, beer pairings, and live entertainment. Check in at front gate. Must be 21+ and show vaild ID to recieve a wristband. No pets allowed. Tickets are non-refundable. Please be cautious for any food allegies. CALLING ALL VENDORS: If you are interested in participating and competeting in the Pizza Wars please email us at Info@rooftop210.com.

Sep 01-30

Gretchen Hash-Heffner

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. Make sure you stop by and see how talented she is.

Sep 01-03

Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention

FEE (by donation)
Lenoir, NC
Happy Valley, between Lenoir & North Wilkesboro
3590 NC 268
Event Website

The Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention is devoted to the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage and resources of the Happy Valley/Yadkin Valley through an annual music festival that highlights traditional old-time and bluegrass music and rural traditions. It's a fun, family-friendly event and features musicians from all over the United States. This 13th annual event occurs Labor Day Weekend, September 1 – 3, 2017 on the Jones Farm on Highway 268 between Lenoir & North Wilkesboro – 3590 NC 268, Lenoir, NC. Each day's events and fees are listed on the website.

Sep 01-10

Cumberland County Fair

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, NC
Crown Complex
1960 Coliseum Drive, 28306
Event Website

The Cumberland County Fair offers fairgoers ten days of fun, family entertainment, food, state-of-the-art amusement rides, motorsports, animals and more! Tickets to the 27th Annual Cumberland County Fair go on sale to the public on August 1st. Visit the event website for more information, including the daily entertainment line-up. Fair Hours: Monday - Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Sep 02
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Arts for Life Children's Exhibition

Asheville, NC
Grovewood Village
111 Grovewood Road
Event Website

To coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville is hosting an Arts for Life Children's exhibition featuring paintings, drawings and crafts. An opening reception will take place on September 2 from 2 – 5pm (free and open to the public), sponsored by The Hop Ice Cream Cafe. Ten percent of all gallery sales from the day will benefit Arts for Life. Since 2001, Arts For Life has delivered top-notch art, music, and creative writing lessons to people across North Carolina who are battling cancer and other serious illnesses. This exhibition will remain on view through September 17, 2017.

Sep 02
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fungifest 2017

Ashville, NC
Warren Wilson College
Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778
Event Website

Want to know more about mushrooms? Asheville Mushroom Club presents a fabulous all-day celebration of fungi, wild and cultivated. There will be a huge display of wild mushrooms; information booths; guided walks; classes on growing, cooking, medicinal uses and more; and vendors with everything from cultivation supplies to mushroom-inspired art. Admission $10; students $5; kids under 6 free. Discounted tickets at www.fungifest2017.eventbrite.com

Sep 03-04

Congregation Beth israel Labor Day Rummage Sale

Asheville, NC
North Asheville
220 Murdock Avenue, Asheville NC 28804
Event Website

Asheville's oldest and best rummage sale. A community favorite. Huge selection of quality recycled household items, boutique clothes, children's items, and much more!

Sep 07
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Yappy Hour

Charleston, SC
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Dr Charleston, SC 29412
Event Website

Reward yourself and your pooch after a long day at the office! Bring your favorite furry friend to enjoy live music and beverages at Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park Dog Park. The Yappy Hour series promises great music and fun! Free with $2 park admission.

Sep 07 - Oct 29

Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Belmont, NC
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012
Event Website

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden invites you to explore Asian culture during the Chinese Lantern Festival to be held Sept. 7 through Oct. 29, Wed. through Sun. from from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each evening. Large lanterns from Zigong, China will illuminate the Garden and guests can enjoy Kung Fu shows, Asian cuisine, authentic Chinese folk arts and more. Visit www.DSBG.org for more info and to save by purchasing tickets online in advance!

Sep 09
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pickin' by the Lake

FEE (by donation)
Roxboro, NC
Mayo Lake Amphitheater
1013 Neal's Store Road, Roxboro, NC 27574
Event Website

See five bands for just $20 per advance ticket or $25 at the gate! Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at: www.piedmontcc.edu/pickin and Piedmont Community College (1715 College Drive, Roxboro, NC 27573) Join us to hear the sounds of: Lonesome River Band Flatt Lonesome Salt and Light Lawson Creek Grass Drive Time Camping available. Call Mayo Lake Park at (336) 597-7806

Sep 09
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival

Mocksville, NC
1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028
1988 Jericho Church Rd
Event Website

Five bands for only $15! Blue Highway, Dom Flemons (founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops), Tim White & Troublesome Hollow, Fireside Collective, and the Loose Strings Band. Bring your own chair to enjoy this gorgeous outdoor location. Vendors, delicious food, and classic car show. Kids under 12 = free. Many free kids' activities! No alcohol, no pets, no outside food, please.

Sep 09
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Purple Feet Festival

Ocean Isle Beach, NC
6680 Barbeque Rd, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
6680 Barbeque Rd.
Event Website

For Immediate Release: Contact: Debbie Kordiak Silver Coast Winery 6680 Barbeque Road Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 www.silvercoastwinery.com 910-287-2800 DATE: 6/20/17 Silver Coast Winery will be hosting the "Purple Feet Festival", September 9, 2017, 11am-5pm, as we celebrate the GRAPE. They are in partnership with "Special Kids Sponsor Foundation" which benefits children in foster care. The winery is located at 6680 Barbeque Rd., Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. Craft Vendors & Direct Sales Vendors applications are being accepted now. Download the application by going to www.silvercoastwinery.com. Come enjoy live music by the Imitations along with MC Tony Resse. There will be a variety of Arts and Craft vendors, with a Lucy Look-A-Like contest at 3:30pm, grape stomping all day, and food vendors. A winery tour will be given by the winemaker. Admission cost is $8.00 or $5.00 if you bring in a new recreational item such as but not limited to playing cards, board games, soccer balls, basketballs, baseballs, baseball gloves, books, etc. Under 12 free. The festival hours are 11:00am am to 5:00pm. Children under twelve and Lucy look-alikes are free. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and plan to spend the day. No coolers or pets are allowed. We'll have a really GRAPE time! Silver Coast Winery, located at 6680 Barbeque Rd., Ocean Isle Beach, NC, is a full winemaking facility housing an eclectic art gallery, unique gift shops, as well as a beautiful picnic grounds. Silver Coast Winery Tasting & Taproom is located at 105 S Howe St., Southport, NC with its tasting bar and art gallery. Private parties, corporate parties and weddings are welcome in both locations. For more information visit www.silvercoastwinery.com or call 910 287 2800.

Sep 09
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

By the Sweat of Our Brows

FEE (by donation)
McConnells, SC
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road
Event Website

You are invited to our annual event, “By the Sweat of Our Brow,” as we honor the rich legacy of the Bratton family’s enslaved African-Americans and their descendants – known today as the “Seven Sacred Families.” Hear stories from the Seven Sacred Families about their ancestors’ lives on the plantation. Food concessions will be available for purchase. ADMISSION: Adults, $8; Seniors, $7; Youth ages 4-17, $5; ages 3 and under are admitted free of charge; CHM members are admitted free of charge.

Sep 09
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock, NC
Downtown
132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

Outdoor art show featuring exemplary work by 90+ regional artists. Rain or shine. Free admission and complimentary shuttle for easy parking.

Sep 09
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sculpture Celebration

Lenoir, NC
Broyhill Walking Park
945 Lakewood Circle SW, Lenoir NC
Event Website

The 32nd Annual Sculpture Celebration features 70+ sculptors from the Eastern U.S. who will bring about 200 sculptures in competition for cash awards. Live music, children's art activities and shuttles to area parking (all free!), and food vendors on site. Much of the artwork will be for sale

Sep 14
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Yappy Hour

Charleston, SC
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Dr Charleston, SC 29412
Event Website

Reward yourself and your pooch after a long day at the office! Bring your favorite furry friend to enjoy live music and beverages at Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park Dog Park. The Yappy Hour series promises great music and fun! Free with $2 park admission.

Sep 15-16

14th Annual RiverFest

Eden, North Carolina
Historic Downtown Eden
Washington Street
Event Website

RiverFest is a three-time award winning festival that provides quality entertainment and fun for all ages! It includes two-stages of live music, artisans, crafters, food, exhibits and loads of fun!! 2017 will feature the Paul Bunyon Lumberjack Show, Knockerball, Gem Sluice, Carolina Raptor Center, Chainsaw Carver, Trick Roper, Gravity Ball, Kayak Race, River Excursions, Amusements, Beer Garden and so much more!! Friday 5pm - 10pm and Saturday 10am - 10pm. Plan to come early and stay late and remember your lawn-chairs for the concerts!!

Sep 15-16

The Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire- Vikings!

Greenville, SC
Greenville UU Fellowship
1135 State Park Rd.
Event Website

South Carolina's ONLY Renaissance Faire! Our theme this year- the Vikings are coming! Austland Vikings (early Medieval group) is bringing a full encampment to our lovely village, and are eager to share their knowledge of Viking traditions, culture & lore. We have several new merchants this year (50+), as well as food vendors (turkey legs!), and Community Tap will provide mead, ales & wines. We have new entertainers as well as Faire Favorites-- plenty to see and do for all ages! Kids can do the Quest! Family-friendly event- Free parking, discount tickets on-line, and 2-day packages as well! Royal Procession with our Viking King & Queen at noon on Saturday- be there in garb for even more fun!

Sep 16
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Symphonic Masterworks: Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto, featuring George Harliono, solo pianist

FEE (by donation)
Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Community College
3395 Airport Road Pinehurst
Event Website

George was invited to make his first one hour long, solo performance at the age of nine and since then has performed in numerous locations including Wigmore Hall, Chicago Symphony Centre, The Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory and two performances at The Royal Festival Hall, one of which was with Lang Lang. At the age of eleven he achieved a distinction at Diploma in Music Performance (ABRSM). He will be performing one of the greatest works in the piano repertoire, known to be an epic work of genius.

Sep 16
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Blowing Rock Fall Classic

FEE (by donation)
Blowing Rock, NC
Downtown
132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Event Website

72 mile bike ride through the rural highways of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Blowing Rock. Proceeds benefit Winter Warmer project for those in need.

Sep 16
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Blowing Rock Music Festival

FEE (by donation)
Blowing Rock, NC
The Blowing Rock Attraction
432 Rock Road
Event Website

Great lineup of regional Americana, Folk, Blues, Rock, & Jazz groups on outdoor stages at The Blowing Rock Attraction.

Sep 16
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lincoln County Apple Festival

Lincolnton, NC
Main Street
115 West Main St.
Event Website

Celebrating the harvest and all that's great in Lincoln County. Regional crafts, food, and music, kids activities, agricultural displays in Ag City, carnival rides,farmer's market, and apples by the bag and bushel in an alcohol-free country fair event.

Sep 16-17

CenterFest Arts Festival

FEE (by donation)
Durham, NC
Downtown
120 Morris Street, Durham NC 27701
Event Website

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 600 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on six stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include a beer garden, new Emerging Artists showcase and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org. $5 suggested donation for entry to festival.

Sep 16
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Creedmoor Music Festival

Creedmor, NC
Main Street
Event Website

The Creedmoor Music Festival is a community tradition held annually on the third Saturday of September on historic Main Street in Creedmoor, North Carolina. Crowds of fair food aficionados and music lovers converge on to Main Street to join in the festivities and support local shops and restaurants. The festival features family fun for all ages . . . including over 100 food and craft vendors, free children's activities, and all genres of music from talented local and regional artists and bands! The City of Creedmoor will continue to honor this tradition on Saturday, September 16, 2017 with the 26th annual festival.

Sep 16
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cassini's Grand Finale

FEE (by donation)
Rock Hill, SC
Museum of York County - Settlemyer Planetarium
4621 Mt. Gallant Rd
Event Website

On Friday 9/15, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is scheduled to plunge into Saturn. In honor of Cassini, the planetarium will feature shows about Cassini, Saturn and distributing NASA Cassini-related giveaways. Shows may include a revival of the pre-programmed show "Ring World" and the live-and-still-unfinished NASA production "Through the Eyes of Cassini." General Admission: Adults $5/ Seniors $4/ Youth 4-17 $3/ Children 3yrs and younger: Free admission/ CHM Members: Free admission

Sep 17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hugh Williamson Monument Dedication

Edenton, North Carolina
Elizabeth Vann Moore Park on East Water Street
East Water Street
Event Website

The Town of Edenton will host a Dedication Ceremony honoring Hugh Williamson and the monument honoring his signing of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Sep 22 - Oct 08

Evil Dead: The Musical

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, NC
Gilbert Theater
116 Green Street, 28301
Event Website

The Gilbert Theater's first show of the 2017-2018 season is Evil Dead: The Musical, with book and lyrics by George Reinblatt. Five college students spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to our hero, Ash, and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Evil Dead: The Musical has it all – some dismembered limbs, demons telling bad jokes, and catchy tunes. Audiences will love this record-breaking musical comedy sensation that takes all the elements of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness) to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time! Shows typically run Thursday through Sunday each week; verify dates and times on event website.

Sep 22
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Music for a Great Space

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro , NC
Huggins Theater at Greensboro College
4917 Regalwood Drive
Event Website

Music for a Great Space will begin their Season of Women in Music with the NC-based bluegrass band Sweet Potato Pie. Band members Sonya Stead on guitar, Crystal Richardson on banjo, Katie Springer on fiddle, and Sandy Whitley on bass each bring a unique twist to the group. Sweet Potato Pie will be performing original works by two of the band members, Crystal and Sonya. Tickets are only $5 for students! Purchase them now on our website.

Sep 23
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Piedmont Pottery & Pickin'

FEE (by donation)
McConnells , SC
Historic Hightower Hall
1036 Brattonsville Road
Event Website

Potters across the Carolinas are invited to historic Hightower Hall to showcase and sell their pottery. You will meet traditional and contemporary potters as well as Catawba potters, too. There will be presentations by noted pottery experts, pottery making demonstrations, and the chance to win free pottery! Take a break from shopping and enjoy some toe-tapping bluegrass music and local barbeque on Hightower Hall’s front lawn. There are wide open spaces for the kids to run and enjoy the day! COST: Adults, $8; Seniors, ages 4-17, $5; ages$7; Youth 3 and younger free. CHM members admitted free of charge

Sep 23
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Piedmont Pottery & Pickin'

FEE (by donation)
McConnells , SC
Historic Hightower Hall
1036 Brattonsville Road
Event Website

Potters across the Carolinas are invited to historic Hightower Hall to showcase and sell their pottery. You will meet traditional and contemporary potters as well as Catawba potters, too. There will be presentations by noted pottery experts, pottery making demonstrations, and the chance to win free pottery! Take a break from shopping and enjoy some toe-tapping bluegrass music and local barbeque on Hightower Hall’s front lawn. There are wide open spaces for the kids to run and enjoy the day! COST: Adults, $8; Seniors, $7; Youth ages 4-17, $5; ages 3 and younger free. CHM members admitted free of charge

Sep 23
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson Presents South Carolina Beard Club's 4th Annual Beard & Mustache Competition

FEE (by donation)
Murrells Inlet, South Carilina
Rockin Hard Saloon
3140 US 17 Bus Murrells Inlet, SC
Event Website

Myrtle Beach, SC: Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to our 4th Annual Beard and Mustache Competition. Last year was a roaring good time and this year looks to be even hairier! The South Carolina Beard Club is excited to announce that Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson will again be our title sponsor for this year’s 4th Annual Beard and Mustache Competition. Join us for an exciting night you’ll never forget, as this is just a part of the weekend you will definitely want to be a part of! We hope you can join us and help us raise money for the COMBAT VETERANS MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION. Some of the biggest names in the beard community will be in attendance from around the country, so don't miss it! We’re bringing back all of your favorite categories from last year’s bouts to once again pit the best of the best in this all out friendly follicle feud. Whether you’re just starting out or have years of committed growth under your belt there is a place for you. Heck, we even have two special categories for the ladies known as Whiskerinas. So mark your calendar and join us in Murrells Inlet, SC and let us show you a good ol’ hairy time! There are NO refunds. Sorry. Please be 100% certain about entering before donating to our charity.

Sep 28 - Dec 14

York County Teen Science Museum

Rock Hill, SC
Rock Hill
4621 Mt. Gallant Rd
Event Website

New! The monthly Teen Science Café experience includes exciting science speakers each month, chosen by teens for teens. Food, icebreakers, a research lecture and Q&A by a featured scientist, interactive components and cool door prizes! Enjoy a comfortable environment for engaging socially within a science-themed event. Bring a friend! Additional Dates: Oct.19/Nov. 30 - same time and location Additional parking is located at the back of the museum.

Sep 28-30

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Not So Classical World Premiere

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
The Carolina Theatre
310 S Greene St Greensboro, NC 27401
Event Website

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Not So Classical World Premiere Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin September 28 & 30, 2017 HYBRID FILM/ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE WORLD PREMIERE WITH FILMMAKER DAVID DONNELLY The Carolina Theatre 8:00 PM Haydn: Overture Lo speziale Mozart: Violin Concerto in G Major, K.216, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin Chopin: Prelude No.15 for string orchestra D flat major (transcription by Dmitry Sitkovetsky) Borodin: Symphony No.2

Sep 29 - Oct 22

Beyond the Surface

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

Paintings by Marcy Lansman and Pat Merriman, carved wood by Larry Favorite. September 25 – October 22. Opening reception during Hillsborough's Last Friday Art Walk, September 29th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 21 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 11-6 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Sep 30 - Oct 01

Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival

Hendersonville, NC
Historic Main Street, Hendersonville, NC
401 N. Main St., Ste 302, Hendersonville NC 28792
Event Website

The 58th annual Art on Main fine art/fine craft festival features an array of fine art and fine craft by some of the region's best artists. Meet more than 85 fine artists who will show and sell their work, see many live artist demonstrations, and enjoy a charming and historic Main Street in Hendersonville, NC.

Sep 30
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Harvest Festival

Raleigh, North Carolina
St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church Address: 225 Bashford Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606
St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church Address: 225 Bashford Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606
Event Website

Are you looking for fun, delicious food and lot of entertainment that will engage the whole family? You have reached the right spot. Come join in the fun! Be part of the 2017 Harvest Festival, organized by St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church Raleigh, where authentic freshly cooked food, stage performances, music, live auction, kids games and much more, all combine to create a fun and festive atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy. What to expect: This year the spotlight will be on a dance competition of various dance groups in and around the Triangle area along with our ethnic south Indian cuisine and other activities. We also plan to cater to a diverse crowd with large section of on-site games, face painting & prizes and other fun activities which you cannot stop yourselves from participating. Watch, cheer and even participate in live auctions, where you have the chance to grab a wide variety of items at exciting prices, including the latest gadgets, original paintings and art forms. Mark your calendar, spread the word and come and enjoy with your friends and family!

Oct 03 - Nov 12

North Carolina in the Great War: A Centennial Commemoration Exhibit

Fayetteville, NC
Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
801 Arsenal Avenue
Event Website

Nearly 61,000 North Carolinians were drafted in 1917 and 1918 for a world war that had begun several years earlier. During this centennial commemoration of World War I, a ten-panel exhibit, accompanied by many artifacts, remembers 2,375 lives lost, and more than 200 medal recipients from the Tar Heel state. Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Oct 05-07

Friends of the Person County Public Library Fall Book Sale

Roxboro, North Carolina
Person County Public Library 319 S. Main Street
319 S. Main Street
Event Website

The Friends of the Person County Public Library will host its Fall Book Sale October 5-7th Preview Sale for Members of the Friends of the Person County Public Library Only Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 General Sale Friday, October 6th 9:00-5:00 Saturday, October 7th 10:00-1:00

Oct 06-07

Ol' Front Porch Music Festival

Oriental, North Carolina
Neuse Riverfront
P.O. Box 246
Event Website

4th Annual Ol' Front Porch Music Festival. Bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and pop music performed on the front porches of Oriental homes. Friday evening and all day Saturday. For information, go to http://olfrontporchmusicfestival.org

Oct 06-07

Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Beaufort, SC
Waterfront Park (Downtown Beaufort)
101 West Street Extension Beaufort, SC 29902
Event Website

Free Admission! The beautiful, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will be the backdrop for The Beaufort Shrimp Festival produced by Main Street Beaufort, USA, in downtown Beaufort, SC. Up to 15 local restaurants will be featuring their best shrimp dishes and competing for the Silver Cup award. Purchase tickets for $1 each and use them at food & beverage booths. Items usually cost 2-8 tickets. There is a 5K to kick off the event on Saturday morning with a beautiful course through historic neighborhoods and over our downtown bridge. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite restaurant in the People’s Choice Award, compete in the Shrimp Heading or Shrimp Peeling (for children) competition, and adopt a Shrimp in Sea Island Rotary’s Charity Rubber Shrimp Race.

Oct 06 - Nov 02

Season of Color

Hertford, NC
Perquimans Arts League - Downtown
109 N. Church Street, Hertford, NC
Event Website

A collection of all mediums of art presented by members of the Perquimans Arts League.

Oct 12-15

Downtown Hickory 32nd Annual Oktoberfest

Hickory, NC
Union Square in Downtown Hickory
Union Square
Event Website

Hickory’s Oktoberfest is celebrating its 32st year with three days of fun, food, games, crafts, food, vendors and an incredible line up of entertainment! Mark your calendar now for October 13, 14, and 15, 2017 for a fantastic weekend in downtown Hickory.

Oct 13-15

Indigo Moon Film Festival

Fayetteville, NC
Downtown Fayetteville - Multiple Venues
225 Hay Street, 28301
Event Website

GroundSwell Pictures presents the Indigo Moon Film Festival (IMFF). Filmmakers and audiences from around the world gather in historic Downtown Fayetteville for three days of fun and films with friends. IMFF is very walkable, with all four venues in the heart of downtown. Enjoy the Opening Night Film and Reception, Awards BBQ, Master Classes, and of course, Great Films. The complete film line-up will be announced and tickets will go on sale at a special event (open to the public) on September 1, 2017.

Oct 13-14

Elizabeth II Visits

Edenton, North Carolina
Edenton Bay
Edenton Bay
Event Website

In celebration of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse 250th Anniversary, the Elizabeth II will travel to Edenton from Manteo. On Friday, NC students will tour the boat and on Saturday, the boat will be available for touring by the public.

Oct 20-21

Ole Mill Days

Hope Mills, NC
Hope Mills Downtown and Municpal Park (Fields 1 & 2)
5766 Rockfish Road, 28348
Event Website

Celebrate the heritage of Hope Mills as a mill community at the Ole Mill Days Festival. On Friday evening, the third annual Ole Mills Street Dance will be held in historic downtown, on Trade Street. On Saturday, the remainder of the festivities will be held at the Municipal Park: tractor pull, Kids' Corner, arts and crafts vendors, great food, and more. The event will conclude with a movie night for the whole family. Event Times: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Oct 20-21

Fayetteville Dogwood Fall Festival

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, NC
Festival Park
335 Ray Avenue
Event Website

he Fayetteville Dogwood Fall Festival is returning this year for 2 days of festivities, to include Historic Hauntings, Hayrides, Haunted House, and Bands and Brews. Friday's entertainment lineup includes local and regional performers, and Saturday's entertainment lineup features major headliners. Concerts are free, but preferred front-row-seating tickets are available to purchase. On Saturday only, enjoy Fayetteville's Food Truck Festival. Visit the event website for the complete description, ticket information, and schedule for each event. Event Times: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Saturday, 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Oct 20-22

Show, Shine, Shag & Dine Antique, Classic, Muscle Car and Nostalgia Drag Car Show and East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & Reunion

Henderson, nc
Garnett Street, Historic Downtown Henderson
300 S. Garnett St.
Event Website

Friday, October 20 – Pre-Show Activities 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Southern style barbecue cookout for Show, Shine, Shag & Dine and East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame guests. $12.00 cover charge per plate. Location: Satterwhite Point Park, Kerr Lake. I-85, exit 217, follow signs. Host & Sponsor: Vance County Tourism Dept. 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Host Motels Receptions (for their guests) – Baymont Inn, Hampton Inn, Red Roof Inn Plus and Sleep Inn. 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Cruise around town on your own or visit the Raleigh Road Drive-In Theatre. Saturday, October 21 – 16th Annual Car Show 7:30 am – 11:00 am - Registration for 1978 and older antique, classic, muscle car and nostalgia drag cars on Winder Street. Judged cars $25.00, Non-judged $20.00. Dash plaques to the first 300 cars. 7:30 am – 4:30 pm - Show & Shine, awards, live entertainment, food and misc. vendors and DJ Cliff Cox. Legendary drag racers, antique & classic car collectors, writers, photographers, track operators and fans reunite for a weekend full of cruising, bench racing, scrapbook viewing and a trip down memory lane. Location: Garnett Street, covers a 10 block area of Historic Downtown Henderson, NC. I-85, exit 214 and follow signs. Host: Vance County Tourism Dept. - 866-438-4565 Additional info at www.kerrlake-nc.com 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm - Cruise around town on your own Sunday, October 22 – East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & Reunion 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Reunion: Meet drag race icons that participated in the sport of drag racing during the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s. Drag cars on display, scrapbook viewing, bench racing and autograph signing. Open to the public, everyone is invited to attend. No admission fee. 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm - East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and awards presentation. Master of Ceremony, Bret Kepner. 3:00 pm –3:30 pm - Photo session Location: Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. I-85, exit 209, follow signs. www.eastcoastdragtimeshalloffame.com Host: Vance County Tourism Dept., 866-438-4565

Oct 20-21

Paranormal Grounds Investigation

FEE (by donation)
Charlotte, NC
NoDa
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 21-22

Fayetteville ComicCon

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, NC
Crown Exp Center
1960 Coliseum Drive, 28306
Event Website

ComicCon is returning to Fayetteville for the third 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 21-28

Sanford Brush & Palette Club 53rd Annual Art Show

Sanford, North Carolina
Downtown
147 McIver St. Sanford, NC 27330
Event Website

Join us October 21st through 28th at the Bob E. Hales Center (147 McIver St. Sanford, NC 27330) for the Sanford Brush & Palette Club 53rd Annual Art Show. Hundreds of new, original pieces of artwork from SBPC Members will be on display. You can talk with local artists, participate in demonstrations with our artists, buy original art for your home or office, start holiday shopping early, or just soak up the creativity. This event is free for all and family friendly. Saturday – Oct. 21 // 10AM-6PM Sunday – Oct. 22 // 1-5PM Monday – Oct. 23 // 11AM-6PM Tuesday – Oct. 24 // 11AM-6PM Wednesday – Oct. 25 // 11AM-6PM Thursday – Oct. 26 // 11AM-6PM Friday – Oct. 27 // 11AM-6PM Saturday – Oct. 28 // 10AM-6PM

Oct 21-22

Holly Arts & Crafts Festival

Pinehurst, NC
Downtown
95 Cherokee Rd Pinehurst, NC
Event Website

The annual Holly Arts & Crafts Festival combines the talents of over 100 hand-crafters in a variety of genres – from woodworking to glass, stitched art to lawn ornaments, hand-crafted jewelry to metal sculpture. Downtown shops offer sales and specials, a food court will have a variety of offerings, and there will be a special kids on the green featuring craft activities. Show hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on October 21, 2017

Oct 23 - Nov 12

Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour Preview Show

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

review work by the 80+ artists participating in the 2017 Orange County Artists Guild open studio tour before deciding which studios to visit. October 23 - November 12. Reception Friday, Oct. 27th 6-9pm. Owned & operated by 21 local artists the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts features painting, sculpture, photography, glass arts, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber arts. Hours: 10-6 M–Th, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

Oct 27-29

59th Annual Albemarle Craftsman's Fair

FEE (by donation)
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 shows in North Carolina featuring members of the Albemarle Craftman's Guild. During this three day show, you will have the chance to visit with over 70 Craftsman who will be selling their quality handcrafted items while sharing and demonstrating their techniques. You can choose from handcrafts in leather, pottery, wood, polymer, fiber, glass, egg art, metals, and much more! Also, there will be an on-site cafe catered by local favorite Montero's Restaurant! Weekend Pass: General Admission $5 Seniors & Students $4 Groups (10 or more) $4 each Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Oct 27-28

Spirits of Rosedale

FEE (by donation)
Charlotte, NC
NoDa
3427 North Tryon St
Event Website

Join us this Halloween as the Spirits of Historic Rosedale Plantation come back 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 a night tour through the plantation home’s first floor, kitchen basement, and gardens. Rosedale’s theatrical production team presents this family-friendly Halloween production appropriate for audiences ages 6 and up. Tours start every 30 minutes beginning at 7:00pm. Last tour begins at 9:30pm. Each group is limited to 15 people, tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Nov 02-05

51st Annual Holly Day Fair

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, NC
Crown Expo Center
1960 Coliseum Drive, 28306
Event Website

The 51st Annual Holly Day Fair is the largest holiday gift and craft show in Eastern North Carolina, and a one-stop holiday shopping event that draws an average of 22,000 attendees and over 200 vendors. Show-goers have an extensive selection of unique, handcrafted and manufactured products, including the best in holiday decorations, handmade crafts, stylish jewelry and clothes, children’s toys, specialty food items, and much more. Event Times: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (super-shopper tickets only) and 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (regular ticket holders); Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nov 04
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Harvest Festival

FEE (by donation)
Charleston, SC
John's Island County Park
2662 Mullet Hall Road Johns Island, SC 29455
Event Website

Join us at John's Island County Park for hay rides, a stick pony corral, pumpkin decorating, archery, crafts and more. Feast on Southern delights like finger-lickin’ Carolina barbeque while enjoying some foot-stompin’ live music. $8 per person and free for Gold Pass Members and children under 12.

Nov 04
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pine Needle Basket Workshop

Bishopville, SC
Lee State Park
487 LOOP RD
Event Website

Join the Park Ranger at Lee to learn how to make a basket out of pine needles. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles. Participants will then begin making a basket in class and will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee includes project materials. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration Deadline: 2 days before workshop Call the Education Center at (803) 428-4988 to register. Meeting Place and Time: Park's Education Center, 10am-2pm What to Bring: Drinks, snacks/lunch, and reading glasses if you need them. Price: $30 per person; workshop is for ages 13 and above

Nov 04-05

Durham County Pottery Tour 2017

Durham, NC
Countywide
Event Website

Visit 20 pottery studios and 2 teaching facilities all in Durham County.Purchase pottery dishes, clay jewelry,decorative items, sculpture, and garden pieces. See where all the potters work and produce their wares. Map and brochure available on the web site.

Nov 05
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Shutterbugs Nature Photography Workshop

FEE (by donation)
Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main St
Event Website

Late fall is the best time to find vibrant fall foliage in Hickory Nut Gorge. The weather is nice and crisp for hiking to our 404-foot waterfall, and the views from the Park are clear and bright. The scenery you get to work with is unrivaled, but you also get the opportunity to learn from one the region’s best photographers at a price that’s affordable. Led by professional photographer Chuck Hill, this workshop is tailored to individual experience and will benefit novices and advanced photographers alike. Topics include wide-angle, telephoto, macro and intimate landscapes; composition, inspiration, post-processing, critique and photo sharing. For more about Chuck, visit http://chuckhillphotography.com/#. Class is limited to 10, so call 800-277-9611 today to reserve your spot. Cost: $100 fee includes an Annual Pass and lunch; $75 for passholder includes lunch.

Nov 09-11

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Nikita Mndoyants, piano

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dana Auditorium
5800 W. Friendly Ave.
Event Website

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Nikita Mndoyants, piano November 9 & 11, 2017 FIRST PRIZE WINNER OF 2016 CLEVELAND PIANO COMPETITION Dana Auditorium 8:00 PM Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 op.15 D minor Beethoven: Symphony No.7

Nov 10
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Nikita Mndoyants, piano

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
UNCG Recital Hall
100 McIver St Greensboro, NC 27412
Event Website

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Nikita Mndoyants, piano Friday, November 10, 2017 Nikita Mndoyants, piano Schubert Duo for violin & piano Mndoyants Variations on a theme by Paganini for piano solo; Notturno for piano trio Glinka Grand Sextet for piano & string quintet

Nov 11 - Jan 01

Holiday Festival of Lights

FEE (by donation)
Charleston, SC
James Island County Park
871 Riverland Dr Charleston, SC 29412
Event Website

Each year, thousands of families create lasting memories at the Holiday Festival of Lights, where millions of multicolored lights illuminate the sky throughout 52 enchanting nights. Journey through three miles of over 700 magical light displays of all shapes and sizes. Park your car and enjoy family activities, shopping, food, entertainment, and so much more!

Nov 11
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pine Needle Basket Workshop

BISHOPVILLE, SC
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd Bishopville, SC 29010
Event Website

Join the Park Ranger at Lee to learn how to make a basket out of pine needles. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles. Participants will then begin making a basket in class and will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee includes project materials. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration Deadline: 2 days before workshop Call the Education Center at (803) 428-4988 to register. Meeting Place and Time: Park's Education Center, 10am-2pm What to Bring: Drinks, snacks/lunch, and reading glasses if you need them. Price: $30 per person; workshop is for ages 13 and above

Nov 13 - Dec 31

Christmas Shoppe

Hertford, NC
Perquimans Arts League - Downtown
109 N. Church Street, Hertford, NC
Event Website

Unique and one of a kind gifts for everyone. Original pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, crochet, knit, literature, quilts, and all types of painted items.

Nov 17-19

Columbia, SC ; 50th Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show

FEE (by donation)
Columbia, South Carolina
Near Columbiania Mall Irmo, SC off I-26
Jamil Temple 206 Jamil Rd. Columbia, SC 29210
Event Website

The Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society will hold its 2017 50th Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show Fri Nov. 17, 10:00 - 6:00; Sat. Nov. 18, 10:00 - 6:00; Sun. Nov.190, 11:00 - 5:00 Jamil Temple 206 Jamil Rd. Columbia, SC 29210 Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale Geodes sold & cut Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations. Lots of fun for the whole family. South Carolina amethyst on display. Sponsored by The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society $5.00 for adults, Sixteen & under free. All military & their dependents free. 803-736-9317

Nov 17-19

Celebration of Seagrove Potters 10th Annual

FEE (by donation)
Seagrove, NC
Historic Luck’s Cannery
798 NC Pottery Highway 705, Seagrove, NC 27341
Event Website

The Celebration of Seagrove Potters is a premier exhibition and sale of Seagrove pottery and clay works, that is held indoors at the Historic Luck’s Cannery in Seagrove. The Gala and show offers only the authentic Seagrove artists, artists that live and work in and around the town of Seagrove. Friday evening kicks off the event with a Gala offering early sales, food, and beverages, entertainment, and an auction of special one of kind pieces. The show continues on Saturday (9am-5pm, admission $5) and Sunday (10am-4pm, admission $5) with over 80 Seagrove Potters selling their creations, educational and historical talks and demonstrations, food, and beverages and much more. Visit our website www.DiscoverSeagrove.com for tickets, more details and to view the Gala Collaboration pieces.

Nov 18
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fall Ridge Guided Hike

FEE (by donation)
Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main St
Event Website

The Fall Ridge Hike is often the most popular of the year. This more-strenuous hike leads participants off-the-beaten-path to an area of the Park seldom seen by guests. As you meander up the mountain, you’ll hear about the natural history, geology, flora and fauna that make Chimney Rock so unique. Don’t forget your camera to capture the views. Space is limited to 15, and advance registration is required, so call 800-277-9611 today to reserve your spot. Cost: Includes Park admission: $22 Adult, $7 Annual Passholder, $12 Youth (ages 5-15), $5 Grady’s Kids Club Member. Advance registration required.

Nov 23 - Dec 17

It's A Wonderful Life

FEE (by donation)
Fayetteville, NC
Gilbert Theater
116 Green Street, 28301
Event Website

The Gilbert Theater presents It's A Wonderful Life by James Rodgers.The story of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him, by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born – that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. Shows typically run Thursday through Sunday each week; verify dates and times on event website.

Nov 24
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Dickens Holiday

Fayetteville, NC
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
301 Hay Street, 28301
Event Website

Historic Downtown Fayetteville is again being transformed into a Victorian-era experience, so roll back the clock for "A Dickens Holiday"! Horse-drawn carriages ride down Hay Street, children pose with Father Christmas for pictures, the smells of cider and gingerbread permeate the chilly air, and there is Ebenezer Scrooge himself, pursued by the ghost of Jacob Marley. As darkness approaches and the clock reaches 5:00 p.m., townspeople gather for the candlelight procession to the Market House, followed by fireworks. Afterward, the festivities continue on the streets and inside the Arts Council building, at "Annie's Alehouse." More information may be found on the event website.

Nov 25
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Chitlin' Strut

Salley, SC
Downtown
230 Pine St. Nw
Event Website

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

Nov 29 - Dec 03

21st Annual Sandhills Children's Center Festival of Trees

FEE (by donation)
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Carolina Hotel
80 Carolina Vista Drive
Event Website

21st Annual Sandhills Children’s Center Festival of Trees is November 29 – December 3 at The Carolina Hotel, 80 Carolina Vista Dr. in Pinehurst. This joyous holiday tradition features over 200 decorated trees, wreaths, and gift baskets…a delight for the senses. All items await bids at the online auction site. Admission is by any monetary donation at the door. Shoppers take note that the free Festival Marketplace, featuring over 60 vendors, will take place December 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit children who have special needs at Sandhills Children’s Center.

Dec 02-23

Holiday Open House in Seagrove, NC

Seagrove, NC
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. Starting on December 2nd through December 23rd many pottery shops of Seagrove have special events planned on Saturdays and Sundays. Already have plans on those weekends? Don’t be dismayed, shops are open during the week too! 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.  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 02
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Santa on the Chimney

FEE (by donation)
Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main St
Event Website

Santa has to be nimble and quick to make it down everyone’s chimney on Christmas Eve. What better place to get some practice and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park. Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies and kids’ activities, meet live Park animal educators and more. Win a Free Climb with Santa’s elves! Each day, one lucky guest will win free two-hour rock climbing lessons for two with Santa’s professional helpers, Fox Mountain Guides. Cost: Included with Park admission

Dec 02
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Santa on the Chimney

FEE (by donation)
Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main St
Event Website

Santa has to be nimble and quick to make it down everyone’s chimney on Christmas Eve. What better place to get some practice and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park. Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies and kids’ activities, meet live Park animal educators and more. Win a Free Climb with Santa’s elves! Each day, one lucky guest will win free two-hour rock climbing lessons for two with Santa’s professional helpers, Fox Mountain Guides. Cost: Included with Park admission

Dec 09
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Santa on the Chimney

FEE (by donation)
Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main St
Event Website

Santa has to be nimble and quick to make it down everyone’s chimney on Christmas Eve. What better place to get some practice and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park. Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies and kids’ activities, meet live Park animal educators and more. Win a Free Climb with Santa’s elves! Each day, one lucky guest will win free two-hour rock climbing lessons for two with Santa’s professional helpers, Fox Mountain Guides. Cost: Included with Park admission

Dec 15-16

Holiday Sip & Shop

Asheville, NC
Grovewood Village
111 Grovewood Road
Event Website

Grovewood Gallery’s annual Holiday Sip & Shop event will take place from 10am to 6pm on December 15-16. Shop unique holiday gifts handcrafted by local and regional artists as well as a large collection of American-made art and craft. All gallery merchandise will be ten percent off and holiday shoppers can enjoy complimentary wine, warm cider and cookies. Local artists will be performing craft demonstrations and interacting with guests from 11am to 4pm on both days.

Dec 16
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Winter Woodlands Guided Hike

FEE (by donation)
Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main St
Event Website

Although it may seem like Mother Nature is resting during the winter, there’s quite a bit of work being done behind the scenes. This moderate winter hike will take participants through a winter forest to discuss the practices of local wildlife and plants. Some basic winter tree identification as well as searching for tracks and traces will be a fun part of this family-friendly hike. Space is limited to 15, and advance registration is required, so call 800-277-9611 today to reserve your spot. Cost: $22 Adult, $7 Annual Passholder, $12 Youth (ages 5-15), $5 Grady’s Kids Club Member. Advance registration required.

Jan 18-20

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Manuel Barrueco, guitar

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dana Auditorium
5800 W. Friendly Ave.
Event Website

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Manuel Barrueco, guitar January 18 & 20, 2018 Dana Auditorium 8:00 PM Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar & orchestra Debussy: Iberia Ravel: Alborado del grazioso

Jan 21
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
UNCG Recital Hall
100 McIver St Greensboro, NC 27412
Event Website

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin Sunday, January 21, 2018, 5pm Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin Boccherini La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid for string quintet with 2 celli Turina Scene Andalouse for viola & piano quintet Ravel Sonata for violin & cello De Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole for violin & piano Boulanger Tango Torero for piano quartet

Feb 22-24

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Brubeck Brothers Quartet

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dana Auditorium
5800 W. Friendly Ave.
Event Website

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Brubeck Brothers Quartet February 22 & 24, 2018 Dana Auditorium 8:00 PM Bach: Chorale BWV 147 (Transcription by Leopold Stokowski) Dave Brubeck: Brandenburg Gate Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3 Chris Brubeck: Variations on a theme by Bach Chris Brubeck: Concerto for bass trombone & orchestra Dave Brubeck: In Your Own Sweet Way/ Koto Song/ Blue Rondo a La Turk/ Take Five

Feb 23
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Brubeck Brothers Quartet

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
UNCG Recital Hall
100 McIver St Greensboro, NC 27412
Event Website

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Brubeck Brothers Quartet Friday, February 23, 2018 Brubeck Brothers Quartet Dave Brubeck Piano pieces Bach Trio Sonata from Musical Offering Chris Brubeck Crescent City Suite for woodwind quintet & drums; Dunes at Dawn from Vignettes for Nonet; Celebration de Vida from Danza del Soul for violin, cello, bass, clarinet, piano, percussion

Mar 31
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pine Needle Basket Workshop

BISHOPVILLE, SC
Lee State Park
487 Loop Rd Bishopville SC 29010
Event Website

Join the Park Ranger at Lee to learn how to make a basket out of pine needles. Participants will first learn how to collect and clean pine needles. Participants will then begin making a basket in class and will be able to take supplies to continue working on their baskets at home. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee includes project materials. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration Deadline: 2 days before workshop Call the Education Center at (803) 428-4988 to register. Meeting Place and Time: Park's Education Center, 10am-2pm What to Bring: Drinks, snacks/lunch, and reading glasses if you need them. Price: $30 per person; workshop is for ages 13 and above

Apr 05-06

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dana Auditorium
5800 W. Friendly Ave.
Event Website

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet April 5 & 6, 2018 Dana Auditorium 8:00 PM Mendelssohn: "Trumpet Overture" C major Schubert: Fantasy F minor D.940 for orchestra (transcription by Felix Mottl) Haydn: Trumpet Concerto E flat major Sibelius: Symphony No.2 D major

Apr 07
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
UNCG Recital Hall
100 McIver St Greensboro, NC 27412
Event Website

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet Saturday, April 7, 2018 Brandon Ridenour, trumpet Mendelssohn Piano trio Saint-Saens Septet for trumpet, string quintet & piano Beatles Eleanor Rigby, Blackbird, Across the Universe, Yesterday & Penny Lane

May 10-12

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Cho-Liang Lin, violin

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dana Auditorium
5800 W. Friendly Ave.
Event Website

Greensboro Symphony Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series: Cho-Liang Lin, violin May 10 & 12, 2018 CINEMA MUSIC Dana Auditorium 8:00 PM Rogers and Hammerstein: South Pacific Overture Williams: Theme from Schindler's List for violin & orchestra Shifrin: Tangos Concertantes for violin & orchestra Herrmann: Psycho Suite for strings Rosza: The Thief of Baghdad Suite: Cortège, The Silvermaid's Dance & The Market at Basra Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood: Battle, Victory & Epiloque

May 11
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Cho-Liang Lin, violin

FEE (by donation)
Greensboro, North Carolina
UNCG Recital Hall
100 McIver St Greensboro, NC 27412
Event Website

Rice Toyota Sitkovetsky & Friends Chamber Series: Cho-Liang Lin, violin Friday, May 11, 2018 Cho-Liang Lin, violin Dvorak | Brahms | Prokofiev