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NC Pickle Festival in Mount Olive: April 23-24!

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The N.C. Pickle Festival Pickleball Tournament, set from noon to 4 p.m. in Mount Olive College’s Pope Wellness Center.

The Band of Oz on Friday, April 23 at the Mount Olive Airport. Enjoy great music, and be a part of a great N.C. Pickle Festival tradition! Tickets are $12. Gates open at 7 p.m. The concert starts at 8.

  • You can park at Mount Olive College’s Kornegay Arena and catch a free shuttle to the festival downtown. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • The festival will hold a canned food drive to benefit the Food Bank of CENC. The food drive features three festival drop off locations, and a contest for local dance studios! Details
  • The annual Friends of Steele Memorial Library Book Sale will be held in the future home of Steele Library – the former Belk Building on West Chestnut Street.

For More Info, Visit: http://www.ncpicklefest.org/

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Weaverville’s 6th Annual Christmas Candlelight Stroll

The Weaverville Business Association invites you to enjoy the sights and sounds of a small-town Christmas in downtown Weaverville during the 6th Annual Christmas Candlelight Stroll on December 11, 2009, from 6 until 9 p.m.

The festivities actually begin a little before 6 p.m. when Santa rides into town on his horse-pulled carriage (his reindeer need to rest up for their big day). He’ll be at M7 Realty, available for pictures and to hear everyone’s Christmas wishes.

Strolling along Main Street, visitors will find merchants open late and local church and school groups, as well as the Asheville Barbershop Quartet, will be caroling throughout the evening. The night will also feature entertainment, inside and outside our local businesses, from members of the Montford Park Players, Mars Hill College flute ensemble, Joyful Noise Dragonscales Chamber Quartet, Mountain Thunder Cloggers, North Buncombe Middle School band, Jill Totman storytelling and more.

For more information, visit: http://www.visitweaverville.com/candlelight

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Country Night in Selma, NC

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ach week, Country Tonight offers a featured band that performs some of your favorite country songs. With a little family comedy added to the show, you have the ingredients for a night of fun! Show time: Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:45pm.

 It is a downhome traditional country show. Very rustic, very “down home.” It reminds many people of old time get togethers of yesteryear. Nothing fancy here. Humble building from the outside. Rustic interior with chuch pews.

No flash and no glamour! One grand old opry star who played here (George Hamilton IV) said “It is like the Grand Old Opry” when it started. This isn’t the Myrtle Beach and Branson shows of today; its the Branson and Nashville shows of an earlier time. Many find that it really has a charm all its own!

Visit: http://www.countrytonightmusicshow.com

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Tarheel BBQ Chamionship in Shelby, NC!

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 Friday November 6th
$10 Taster’s Choice 6:30 until

Saturday November 7th|
$1.00 Gate Admission
 – Car & Cycle Show
 – Crafts, Stage Entertainment
 – New Larger Kidz Zone
 – Dine-in & Carry-out BBQ Meals
 – Kids menu at Dine-in
 – New! Express BBQ Drive-thru

Friday: Tell the World band (7-8:30 pm); Karaoke (9:00 pm with registration at 8:30) Saturday on Main Stage: Joyful Hands sign language (10:15 am); KT & Aaron band (11:30-1:00 pm);

                            Tell the World band (1:15-2:45 pm) Saturday on Performing Arts Stage: Log Cabin String Band (11:00 am); Comedian Keith Nanney (12 noon); Saddle Pals (1:00 pm); Academy of Performing Arts (1:30 pm); Country music with Meghan Morehead (2:00 pm)

For a full schedule, visit: http://www.hoghappnin.com/2009schedule.htm

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29th Annual NC Oyster Festival – “A Success!”

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Ocean Isle Beach, NC  –  The 29th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival was held October 17 & 18, 2009 on Ocean Isle Beach.  The event boosted a total of 35,000 festival attendees over the 2 day event.  The NC Oyster Festival, a 2 day festival which included over 120 authentic arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, roasted oysters, local nonprofits, a children’s area, live entertainment, Oyster Stew Cook-Off, NC Oyster Shucking Championships, Road Race, and new to 2009 – a Shag Dancing Contest!  “There was something for everyone at this year’s event!” said Megan Masser, Events Director. 

The event is kicked off with a 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run starting at the OIB Community Center.  1st Place overall winner of the 5K race was Connor Flater of High Point, NC and 1st Place in the 10K was Wylie Penegar of Lancaster, SC.  Top winners received prizes from Try Sports of Wilmington.  Saturday evening the exciting North Carolina Oyster Shucking Championships was held!  The winner of the Professional Division will attend the 2010 National Oyster Shucking Championship held in Maryland.  This year’s professional division included seven of the area’s best oyster shuckers, the overall champion was Lisa Bellamy.  In the amateur division, five people competed and the winner was Barry Ervin.

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Autumn Leaves Festival in Mount Airy: October 9-11, 2009

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The Autumn Leaves Festival is an event sponsored by the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our cultural music and craft heritage. This is the 43rd Annual year of the Autumn Leaves Festival and it will be held on October 9-11, 2009. This event is one of the longest running in-and most successful-events in the state. The Autumn Leaves Festival is always the second full weekend in October. We will host well over 170 craft booths and 25 food booths. WPAQ, the local AM radio station and recognized as the “grandaddy” of Old Tyme music will coordinate and host the bandstand on Independance Blvd. Nearly 200,000 people will frequent the streets of Mount Airy over the three day period. There are a number of parking lots in the downtown area that are well marked for the festival.

The festival showcases our rich musical heritage, such as Old-Time, Blue Grass and Gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown stage. The unique arts & crafts of more than 170 juried craftsmen line the streets with many demonstrating their talents and skills passed down through the generations; then there is “Food for the Soul”, ham biscuits, collards & cornbread, barbeque, hamburgers, ground steak and more served with hospitality by our local civic and service organizations. It’s a walker’s paradise with visual delights and mouthwatering treats at every stop. It’s a toe-tapping, foot stomping, hand clapping kind of weekend where old friendships are renewed and new friendships are made. The Autumn Leaves Festival is a homecoming where guests become neighbors.

For more information, please visit: http://www.autumnleavesfestival.com!

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2009 US Open King Mackeral Tournament in Southport is October 1-3!

utopia_vtopThirty years ago a small group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing Southport-Oak Island area has to offer. The prize money for the first tournament was guaranteed by those community leaders signing a promissory note at a local financial institution – thus the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament was born. The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament now attracts almost 500 boats annually and is held in high esteem by the community and anglers. An all CASH GUARANTEED prize structure adds to the enjoyment of the event. The tournament guarantees its entire prize structure; it is not based on the number of boats that participate. The tournament pays 55 places in its primary prize category including $25,000 for the largest king mackerel. Additional cash prizes are added to the event by sponsors.

Full Schedule: http://www.usopenkmt.com/schedule.htm

For more information, please visit: http://www.usopenkmt.com

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