Mountain Festivals West VirginiaCheck out some classic cars at Snowshoe
The 2008 Summit Showoff Classic Car Show will be June 20-22 at Snowshoe Mountain resort in West Virginia. It is an “open” event – no make, model or year will be excluded. Admission: free to see; $49 per vehicle to participate. Free dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entrants. Visitors to the car show can also enjoy a tailgate reception, movies in the village, live musical entertainment, car show awards, games with cash prizes; chairlift rides (free for Snowshoe lodging guests. Details: 877-441-4386; www.snowshoemtn.com.
AshevilleIt's time for open-air tunes every Saturday
Downtown Asheville's Shindig on the Green, described as “a joyously spontaneous celebration of traditional and old-time string bands and bluegrass,” is back with Saturday evening performances, June 28; July 5, 12, 19; and Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Sit back on blankets and lawn chairs with friends and family to hear bluegrass, informal jams and ballad singers and see the Big Circle Mountain Dancers and cloggers. The event is free. Shindig on the Green will be held at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in downtown Asheville Details: 828-258-6101; www.folkheritage.org.
Central N.C. Hillsborough36 pig cooking teams, lots of hungry mouths
Thirty-six pig-cooking teams from across North Carolina will compete downtown Hillsborough at the 26th annual Hillsborough Hog Day, 6-10 p.m. June 20 (a Friday) and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 21.
The festival starts June 20 with a 7 p.m. concert featuring the Flabbergasters; for the 12 hours following, the pig-cooking teams will roast their hams and pork shoulders in preparation for the next day's competition.
Saturday's events will include the barbecue competition, live music, arts and crafts, classic car and tractor show, rides, games and other children's activities and food. Cost: $3; free for 12 and younger. No pets. Details: 919-732-8156; www.hogdays.com.
N.C. Coast EdentonA day for splashes and sound checks
The 10th annual Edenton Music and Water Festival will be 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. June 14 at Edenton's downtown Waterfront Park. The event is free, and includes the USCA Sanctioned Canoe and Kayak Races, an Eco-Tour Paddle led by the Kitty Hawk Kayaks, paddling demonstrations, Sunfish (sailboat) races, kayaking and a baseball game. Gospel, classic rock, barbershop and oldies performances will be noon to 3 p.m. Jazz, bluegrass and contemporary Christian performances will be 3-5:30 p.m. For sale: arts and crafts and food. Details: 800-775-0111; www.visitedenton.com. Rochelle Reynoldson