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Ava Gardner Festival

OCT. 5-7 Smithfield

Ava Gardner Festival

Smithfield native Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck co-starred in “The Great Sinner,” “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” and “On the Beach,” and both are in the spotlight at the annual Ava Gardner Festival – Oct. 5-7 in Smithfield. The three films will be screened; guided heritage tours Oct. 6 ($12) of Gardner-related sites will be held throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m. All-day admission to the museum, at 325 E. Market St.: $5. Details: www.avagardner.org.


OCT. 6 Dillsboro

Colorful leaves, artists on display

Autumn’s colors and flavors are celebrated Oct. 6 at the ColorFest: Art & Taste of Appalachia festival in downtown Dillsboro. The 10 a.m.-4 p.m. event showcases area artists. Area musicians and street entertainers will also be featured. Leaf coloration is often prime in the Dillsboro (Jackson County) area this week. Details: www.mountainlovers.com.


OCT. 5 Pawleys Island, S.C.

Wine festival

The Pawleys Island Wine Gala, staged from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 at The Reserve golf clubhouse in Pawleys Island, S.C., will feature nearly 100 wines from around the world, hors d’oeuvres, a three-hour dessert tasting and live entertainment. Tickets – $100 – are available at www.pawleysmusic.com.

John Bordsen

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