Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through Sept. 29

North Carolina

Winston-Salem, Sept. 14. Historic West End ARTSfest. Details:

Spivey’s Corner, Sept. 14. Hollerin’ Heritage Festival. Details:

Ronda, Sept. 14. Raffaldini Vineyards Festa Italiana. Details:

Burlington, Sept. 21-22. Burlington Carousel Festival. Details:

South Carolina

Greenville, Sept. 26-28. Euphoria food, wine and music festival. Details:

Murrells Inlet, Sept. 27-29. Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival, at Huntington Beach State Park. Details:

Pamplico, Sept. 27-28. Cypress Festival. Details:

BRYSON CITY Sept. 13-15

2013 RailFest

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad’s annual RailFest is two days devoted to railroading, food, storytelling, events and special excursions. The big attraction is a visit by a steam locomotive that will offer rides Sept. 14-15 from Bryson City to Whittier throughout the weekend. A Sept. 15 dinner excursion is offered. Sept. 14-15 festivities at the Bryson City depot include a mountain craft fair with live music. Details:

CHARLESTON Through Sept. 15

Great deals during Restaurant Week

The autumn 2013 incarnation of Charleston Restaurant Week, through Sept. 15, includes more than 15 new participants among its lineup of more than 130 restaurants. Also new: hotel and inn deals. For Restaurant Week, places listed at the event website offer special three-course dinners for $20 or $30 or $40; eight places will also be offering special lunch options. See the special menus and make your reservations via the website link. Details: (click “Charleston Restaurant Week”).

John Bordsen