FESTIVALS Through Aug. 24
Asheville, Aug. 10 and 17. Shindig on the Green. Details: www.folkheritage.org/shindigonthegreen.htm.
Cherokee, Aug 10. Blueberry Festival. Details: http://bit.ly/19vqpMQ.
Black Mountain, Aug. 10-11. Sourwood Festival. Details: www.sourwoodfestival.com.
Manteo, Aug. 14-15. New World Festival of the Arts. Details: http://bit.ly/1aV8Lji.
Wilmington, Aug. 16-18. African-American Heritage Festival. Details: http://bit.ly/13XcFWW.
Williamston, Aug. 23-24. Spring Water Festival. Details: http://springwaterfestival.com.
Edgefield, Aug. 23-24. Sandy Oaks Professional Rodeo. Details: www.sandyoaksprorodeo.org.
AUG. 10 Elkin
Wine, cuisine, music under the stars
Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery, in the Elkin area, will stage “A Midsummer’s Night” Aug. 10 featuring a three-course gourmet meal paired with tastings from 11 Surry County wineries – outdoors (gates open at 4 p.m.), under a large tent, with solo and ensemble presentations featuring harp, cello, viola and two violins. Cost: $55. Advance ticket purchase advised. Details/tickets: www.SurryWineries.com.
AUG. 10-11 Blowing Rock
Riders in the Sky perform at Tweetsie
Riders in the Sky, the Grammy-winning ensemble that does classic and original Western/cowboy music, returns to the Western-themed Tweetsie Railroad amusement park for noon and 3 p.m. performances Aug. 10 and 11. Details: www.tweetsie.com.
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