Nearby Notes: Festivals, events and more

North Carolina

Burnsville, March 19. Burnsville SpringFest. Details:

Hickory, March 19-20. Hickory Gun & Knife Show. Details:

Bald Head Island, March 19. Badwater Cape Fear Ultra Marathon. Details:

Southport, March 25-26. Southport Spring Festival. Details:

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, through March 20. Canadian-American Days Festival. Details:

Columbia, March 19. St. Pat’s in Five Points. Details:

Lancaster, March 19. Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration (at Andrew Jackson State Park). Details: At, search for park with “Park Finder”.

Columbia, March 20. Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic (outdoor-sports show). Details:

Tweetsie reopens April 8

Tweetsie Railroad, the venerable family attraction in Blowing Rock, reopens for the 2016 season April 8. Regular admission is $44; $28 for ages 3012; 2 and younger, free.

Special events this season include David Holt and the Lightning Bolts in concert (May 29), Fourth of July fireworks, “Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go” (July 15-17), Riders in the Sky concerts (Aug. 6-7), Railroad Heritage Weekend (Aug. 27-28) and the Ghost Train Halloween Festival (Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 23-Oct. 29).