Festivals, Events & More

FESTIVALS Through Aug. 24

North Carolina

Marion, Aug. 14-16. N.C. State Bluegrass Festival. Details:

Winterville, Aug. 21-23. Winterville Watermelon Festival. Details:

Asheville, Aug. 21-23. Asheville Wine & Food Festival. Details:

Lawndale, Aug. 21-23. Clear Mountain View Music Festival. Details:

Banner Elk, Aug. 23. Grandfather Mountain State Park Family Day. Details:

South Carolina

Columbia, Aug. 23. Jubilee: Festival of Heritage. Details:

Charleston, Aug. 23-24. Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival. Details:

Bluffton, Aug. 23. Bluffton Boilers Boiled Peanut Festival. Details:


Cup o' tea

The Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, continues its “Teas of the British Isles” event 4-5 p.m. Aug. 17 with a Scottish afternoon tea. A guest speaker from the featured country will do a short presentation based on its culture. Cost: $20 for adults. (There will be an English tea on Sept. 28; cost: $15.) Seating is limited; preregistration ( is required two days prior to the tea. Details: John Bordsen