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The festival offers bluegrass and old-time music, a silent auction of beautiful regional items, an artists’ market and good food. Read more

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The show includes yard art, outdoor furniture, tools, planters and other garden-themed merchandise. Read more

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Pioneer Day features Southern Appalachian crafts, live bands, food trucks, vintage farm tools and equipment, Civil War re-enactors, special exhibits, authors, animals, children’s games and much more. Read more

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The festival features a line-up of musicians, storytellers, artists, and more – many nationally recognized - to entertain audiences and share Appalachian traditions. Read more

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The band will take the stage at Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass on Saturday, May 18. Read more

The decision to adjust scheduling for the festival follows the announcement that Bristol Motor Speedway's popular August night race will move to September 19, 2020, as part of NASCAR's playoffs. Read more

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Sheep Shearing Days will include demonstrations of shearing, carding, spinning and weaving the fleece into woven goods, and illustrations of some of the many finished products derived from the wool. Read more

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Since 2003, Echo Mountain has remained a beacon of light for legendary musicians and bands, ranging from The Avett Brothers to Zac Brown Band, The Smashing Pumpkins to Widespread Panic. Read more

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The 35th edition of Exchange Place’s Spring Garden Fair, on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, from noon - 5 p.m. Read more

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Chefs from throughout the region will team up with distillers to demonstrate how whiskey can be used as a culinary ingredient, providing tastings for attendees. Read more

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Located in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and with more than 250 juried fine arts, fine crafts and food booths, the festival series touts that it has something for everyone. Read more

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Family-friendly event scheduled Saturday, October 27. Read more

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Town hosts heritage arts festival and music festival Read more

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Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this vibrant city is a scenic spot to explore alone. Read more

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The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands cultivates the traditions and legacies of handmade craft skills, featuring juried members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Read more

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The 38th Annual Heritage Weekend will be held September 15-16 at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center in east Asheville. Read more

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Come early to watch bird banding and release. Read more

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Colorful quilts, intricate woodcarvings, jewelry made with local gemstones, woven baskets, metalwork crafted by blacksmiths, furniture, and pottery vessels in all shapes and sizes fill the booths along Main Street in Burnsville, North Carolina. Read more

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