FESTIVALS Through Oct. 20
Wilmington, Oct. 4-5. Riverfest. Details:
Morehead City, Oct. 4-6. N.C. Seafood Festival. Details: http://ncseafoodfestival.org.
Winston-Salem, Oct. 4-13. Dixie Classic Fair. Details: www.dcfair.com.
Chapel Hill, Oct. 6. Festifall Arts Festival. Details: http://bit.ly/XPjvJk.
Rock Hill and York, Oct. 3-5. Blues & Jazz Festival. Details: http://bit.ly/18ZAFXy.
Beaufort, Oct. 4-5. Shrimp Festival. Details: http://bit.ly/97hKwD.
Conway, Oct. 5. Conway Fall Festival. Details: http://bit.ly/15tiTvP.
Columbia, Oct. 9-20. S.C. State Fair. Details: wwww.scstatefair.org.
FROM SPENCER OCT. 12-13
Ride the rails, enjoy the scenery
The annual Historic Autumn Leaf Train Excursions will be departing the N.C. Transportation Museum, in Spencer, Oct. 12 and 13. Each train returns the same day. The Oct. 12 trip goes to Charlottesville, Va.; the Oct. 13 trip goes to Asheville. Both trains leave Spencer at 7 a.m.
The Charlottesville Virginia Special has a layover of nearly three hours in that historic town. The Asheville Blue Ridge Special includes a layover of nearly three hours at Biltmore Village.
Tourist-class seating is $150 per person; deluxe coach seating is $190. First-class and dome tickets are sold-out. Details and tickets: www.nctrans.org.