Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through Aug. 16

North Carolina

Emerald Isle, Aug. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Emerald Fest. Details:

Jefferson, Aug 2-3. Old Time Bluegrass Fiddlers Convention. Details:

Southern Pines, Aug. 2-30. Fine Arts Festival of Moore County. Details:

Franklin, Aug. 9-10. Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show. Details:

Valdese, Aug. 9-10. Waldensian Festival. Details:

South Carolina

Columbia, Aug. 10. Southeastern Toy Soldier Show at the S.C. State Museum. Details:

Bluffton, Aug. 16. Dog Days of Summer. Details:

NOW OPEN Beech Mountain

Museum chronicles rise of resort area

The Beech Mountain History Museum opened July 16 in the same-name Western North Carolina town. The museum, in the former Works of Wood building at 305 Beech Mountain Parkway, is a project of the Beech Mountain Historical Society. The initial exhibit, “Mile-High Vision: the Birth of Beech as a Resort,” uses photos, maps and memorabilia to showcase the area’s development. Besides the growth of skiing, the exhibit has a section devoted to the Land of Oz theme park that operated there in the 1970s. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: Free. Details:;

John Bordsen


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