Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through Aug. 31

North Carolina

Asheville, Aug. 22-24. Asheville Wine & Food Festival. Details:

Maggie Valley, Aug. 24. Maggie Valley Moonlight Race. Details:

Winterville, Aug 23-24. Winterville Watermelon Festival. Details:

Kernersville, Aug. 24. Honeybee Festival. Details:

South Carolina

York, Aug. 24. Summerfest. Details:

Charleston, Aug. 24-25. Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival. Details: .

Edisto Island, Aug. 30-31. Edisto Beach Music & Shag Festival. Details:

AUG. 30-SEPT. 2 Pinehurst

Sample wines, fine fare at festival

Pinehurst Resort celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Labor Day Food & Wine Festival with the event themed “A Passport to the World.” The Aug. 30-Sept. 2 festival features 40 international wineries, seminars about wines from around the world, and cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs. Overnight packages are $285 per person per night and include access to all events on the day of arrival; weekend packages also available. Details/reservations:

THROUGH AUG. 31 Spencer

Blackbeard pirate items on display

Through the end of the month, regular admission to the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer includes your chance to see “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” a special exhibit that includes artifacts – weapons, nautical tools and personal items – salvaged from the wreck of pirate Blackbeard’s flagship, which was discovered off the North Carolina coast. The items are on loan from the N.C. Maritime Museum, in Beaufort, N.C. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Museum admission: $6; $4 for ages 3-12. Details:

OPENS AUG. 31 Raleigh

Bluegrass exhibit at museum

On Aug. 31, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will open “Turn the Radio On,” an exhibit of the early broadcast years of Carolina bluegrass. The free exhibit continues through Oct. 27. In-state musicians highlighted include Earl Scruggs, George Shuffler and Jim Shumante (who spent several years on “Grand Ole Opry”). The exhibit includes songbooks, posters and advertised products that help tell the story of bluegrass radio programs such as “Dixie Jamboree,” “Carolina Hayride” and “Crazy Barn Dance.”

Related programs, many featuring live bluegrass performances, are scheduled for September. Details:

John Bordsen


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