Jamesville, March 25-26. N.C. Herring Festival. Details: www.ncherringfestival.com.
Ammon, March 25-26. Old Fashion Planters Day. Details: www.facebook.com (search for name of event).
Hickory, March 26. Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival. Details: www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org.
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Fontana Dam, March 28-30. Hiker Haze Festival. Details: www.fontanavillage.com/calendar-of-events.html.
Dillsboro, March 26. Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade. Details: www.visitdillsboro.org.
Asheboro, March 26-27. Eggstravaganza at the N.C. Zoo. Details: www.nczoo.org.
Bryson City, March 26-27. US Open Slalom & Downriver. Details: www.nantahalaracingclub.com/events/us-open.
Fremont, April 2. Fremont Daffodil Festival. Details: www.fremontdaffodilfestival.weebly.com.
Columbia, March 24. Taste of Lake Murray. Details: www.lakemurraycountry.com; type “Taste” in the search window.
Aiken, March 26. Spring Steeplechase (equestrian event). Details: www.aikensteeplechase.com/springevent.html.
Columbia, March 31-April 3. Tartan Day South. Details: www.tartandaysouth.com
Trout Derby is April 2 in Blowing Rock
The annual Trout Derby returns to the Blowing Rock area April 2, with divisions for all ages and prizes for first fish, largest trout in each species and for tagged fish. Details: www.blowingrock.com/calendar.