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Heritage Day at the Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

Join us from 10 am-4 pm for a celebration of Southern Appalachian culture on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This festival has old-time music and demonstrations of the crafts of yesteryear. Activities: Chairmaking, quilting, heirloom apples, sheep shearing, cornshuck dolls, woodcarving, blacksmithing, weaving, stone carving, soap making, crocheting, knitting, spinning, rifle making, natural dyeing, basketry. Band […]


Art in Autumn: Arts & Crafts Festival

Downtown Weaverville 15 N Main St , Weaverville, United States

This will be our 16th annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival. This much loved event is held on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina, located in Buncombe county 7 miles from downtown Asheville. The event features over 100 juried artists and craftspeople, and live music performed by beloved local artists. Every […]

Mayberry Days

Mayberry Days® is a festival for the whole family with activities and events for the fans who long for the days when life was simple and the sheriff didn't carry a gun. Enjoy a bottle of pop while playing checkers, relax to music from many local bands playing the same songs that Andy grew up […]

Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band

Andy Griffith Playhouse 218 Rockford Street , Mount Airy, NC, United States

Rodney Dillard – music history legend, recording artist, and speaking talent – is overwhelmingly credited as the “father of modern bluegrass.” Rodney Dillard, one of the original Darling Boys from The Andy Griffith Show, returns with his band to Mayberry Days for another great bluegrass concert, filled with songs performed on the show and original […]

The Bellamy Brothers

Andy Griffith Playhouse 218 Rockford St , Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States

From "Let Your Love Flow", to "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)?" to their latest double cd, "40 Years", this duo continues to connect with audiences all over the world- and especially the Mayberry audience with their song "The Andy Griffith Show". So, don't miss your chance […]

Tim White & Troublesome Hollow

Historic Earle Theatre 142 North Main Street , Mount Airy, NC, United States

Troublesome Hollow is a dynamic bluegrass and Americana band from Hickory Tree, Tennessee. The band has been together for many years performing all across the eastern United States. Tim White on banjo, guitar and vocals, Donnie Ollis on guitar and vocals and his younger brother Garry Ollis on upright bass and vocals. The band performs […]

ASAP Farm Tour

ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) announced 22 farms participating in the 2023 Farm Tour on Sept. 23–24, noon to 5 p.m. These farms showcase the diversity of agriculture in the region, from vegetables to livestock, orchards to homesteads, and are all located within an hour of Asheville. Tourgoers can experience working farms through guided and […]

Haywood County Studio Tour

The Haywood County Studio Tour is a two-day self-guided tour where hundreds of visitors are invited into artists’ studios to meet the artist, view demonstrations, and buy art. Studios are sprinkled throughout all of Haywood County bringing visitors to diverse locales both urban and rural. Saturday, September 23, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Sunday, September 24, 12:00-4:00 pm.

Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival

Main Street of Elkin Elkin, NC, United States

The Annual Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival is held in Historic Downtown Elkin on the 4th Saturday in September from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off starts at 9 am and ends around 1 pm (Fruit can be registered from 7am-9am) located at 257 Standard St.  There will be pumpkins & watermelons […]

Dupont Forest Festival

On National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 23, Friends of DuPont Forest will host the 6th annual DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure and beauty of DuPont State Recreational Forest. The family-friendly event includes yoga, group bike rides, group hikes, a group trail run, face painting, nature walks, fly-fishing demo, history tours, food […]

David & The Giants

Andy Griffith Playhouse 218 Rockford St , Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States

Enjoy an evening with the Christian Rock band David & The Giants featuring Keith Thibodeaux on drums. David and the Giants began as a rock band in 1963 in Laurel, Mississippi by the Huff brothers: David, Clayborn, and Rayborn. Along with Jerry Parker on drums, they toured the Southeast during the 1960s. In 1977, they […]

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