North Carolina Ramblings – September 4, 2018

Welcome to our Ramblings feature as we help you explore Lovely Things NC.

Travel

The Whalehead in Historic Corolla

The sprawling yellow plantation is a gem of the Currituck Beach landscape, and represents the beginnings of Outer Banks tourism. Built in the 1920s by conservationist Edward C. Knight Jr. and his bride Marie Louise, the club was originally a gathering place for the couples’ wealthy northern friends who made the long trek to the Outer Banks for its scenic beauty and exceptional hunting and fishing.  (OuterBanks.com)

September Fairs & Festivals

Outdoor music reigns in September, with Piggin’ and Grinnin’ at Tryon Palace, the National Folk Festival, Hopscotch, Wide Open Bluegrass and more!  (NCDCR)

Wine/Food

14th Annual Cypress Bend Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp

Sept 8, 2018 – Every fall since 2005, visitors flock to Cypress Bend’s Annual Fall Harvest Festival and Grape Stomp. Visitors experience the true essence of making wine through their vineyard wagon tours, winery tours and most of all by experiencing firsthand the art of grape stomping with our winemaker! (NC Wine)

Duplin Winery’s Grape Stomp

Sept 8, 2018 – For more than 41 years, the friends and family at Duplin Winery have stomped grapes. Once to make wine and now just for fun! There will be live music you can dance to, exclusive wine tastings and a grape-stomping contest. (NC Wine)

Books

Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors

September 6-9, 2018 – Winston-Salem. The largest annual book festival in the Carolinas, Bookmarks brings writers and readers of all ages together for four days of keynote author presentations, Eat & Greets, and a free Festival on Saturday featuring over 45 award-winning and bestselling authors in conversation and 65 exhibitors and food trucks. (Bookmarks)

Quilts

Wilkes County Quilters Show

September 7 & 8 – 9:00 a.m.  – 6:00 .m. –  Members will be exhibiting bed quilts, wall hangings, art quilts and other items. A favorite event is the bed turning where vintage quilts from the Appalachian area will be presented and their stories told. (Quilters Travel Companion)

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