North Carolina Ramblings – Oct. 2, 2018

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

Travel

Somerset Place

Once the third largest plantation in antebellum North Carolina and now a representative state historic site is open to the public for guided tours Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. For more watch the video: Lost Buildings of Somerset. (NC Historic Sites)

Foothills Folk Art Festival

October 6 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The third annual Foothills Folk Art Festival in downtown Newton. This family-friendly festival, which is expected to draw thousands of visitors from throughout the region, will showcase a variety of local and regional contemporary folk artists – whose work will be for sale – as well as artist demos, hands-on art activities for kids, two stages of live music, food from area restaurants and food truck vendors, beer gardens and more! (Visit NC)

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Sept 29 – Nov 18, Huntersville. This event is a cornucopia of sights, sounds, smells, and tastes.  Nearly 1,000 artists that specialize in all types of creative mediums work each Festival day to throw the region’s largest costume party.

Wine/Food

Swan Creek Wine Trail Harvest Celebration

October 13 – Hamptonville. Join the Swan Creek Vineyards in celebrating the 2018 harvest season with new wine releases and complimentary seasonal refreshments at each vineyard. Participating wineries are Dobbins Creek, Laurel Gray, Shadow Springs and Windsor Run. (NC Wine)

Quilting

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

Friday, October 26- Sunday, October 28. See spinning, knitting, weaving, felting, and much more. The event is located at the WNC Agricultural Center, in Fletcher, NC, across Hwy 280 from the Asheville Regional Airport. (Exit 40 off I-26). Admission will be $5/person per day. $10 pass for 3 days. Youth under 13 yrs. old will be free. (Quilters’ Travel Companion)

Hurricane Relief Efforts

Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina

The Salvation Army

Mennonite Disaster Service

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