Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through Oct. 6

North Carolina

Benson, Sept. 26-29. Mule Days. Details:

Shelby, Sept. 26-Oct. 6. Cleveland County Fair. Details:

New Bern, Sept. 27. Oktoberfest. Details:

Kenansville, Sept. 27-28. N.C. Muscadine Harvest Festival. Details:

Staley, Sept. 27-28. Liberty Antiques Festival. Details:

South Carolina

Charleston, Sept. 26-Oct. 6. MOJA Arts Festival (African-American and Caribbean art). Details:

Moncks Corner, Sept. 28. Common Ground Bluegrass Festival. Details:

North Myrtle Beach, Sept. 28. Irish Italian Festival. Details:


World cultures celebrated at festival

The International Folk Festival, staged Sept. 27-29 on Fayetteville’s Hay Street and Festival Park, will spotlight more than 30 cultures through dance, food and craft. A highlight is the Saturday (Sept. 28) Parade of Nations on Hay Street. Fest admission is free. Details:


Off to see the wizard!

“Autumn at Oz” – the annual one-weekend reopening of the old Land of Oz theme park, will be Oct. 5-6. Fans of the park (and of the Judy Garland movie) can tour Dorothy’s House and Uncle Henry’s Barn and stroll the Yellow Brick Road. There will be vendors selling Oz-related merchandise; a mini-museum will show artifacts from the park and the film. Details/tickets:

John Bordsen