Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through June 14

North Carolina

Winston-Salem, May 31. Salute! The N.C. Wine Celebration. Details:

Wilmington, May 31. Penguin Music Festival. Details:

Marion, June 6. Livermush Festival. Details:

Edenton, June 6-7. Edenton Music & Water Festival. Details:

Fuquay-Varina, June 7. Celebration of the Arts. Details:

Brevard, June 7. Brevard Blues Festival. Details:

Burgaw, June 7. Cape Fear BBQ Festival. Details:

South Carolina

Charleston, Through June 8. Spoletto Festival USA. Details:

Columbia, June 6-8. Southern Guitar Festival & Competition. Details:

Cowpens, June 11-14. Mighty Moo Festival. Details:


Thomas rolls into Tweetsie

Thomas the Tank Engine – long the star of the PBS children’s show “Thomas & Friends” – returns to Blowing Rock’s Tweetsie Railroad. Besides taking 25-minute rides on Thomas, families can meet Sir Topham Hatt and enjoy a day of “Thomas & Friends.” The park is now open daily; admission for “Day Out With Thomas” (June 6-15) is the same as regular admission: $39; $26 for ages 3-12. “Thomas” reservations highly recommended. Details/tickets: John Bordsen