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Fall Begins September 21st

Fall Begins September 21st

Fall is my favorite season of the year.  I feel it’s because I really embrace the suspension of high heat and humidity from the summer.  Although the colors are spectacular during this time, what I look forward to the most is the swirling of leaves from the cool fall breezes, and the crunch you hear from walking through them.  Smells come back to memory as the leaves decay from cool drizzling rains.   My favorite food memory is pumpkin pie.  Not so much for the taste, but for my grandmother making them with the vine ripened pumpkins I pulled from […]

The Apple Festival in Waynesville, NC

The Apple Festival in Waynesville, NC

Morning air becomes crisp and fresh as summer slides into autumn. Silently the mountains begin to bedazzle their bright fall colors signaling the ripening of the season’s apple crop. And, now that the harvest is complete, it’s a time to celebrate! The annual Apple Harvest Festival returns to historic downtown Waynesville October 16, 2010. Enjoy true Appalachian hospitality as this friendly mountain community opens its arms to embrace the harvest tradition and share the excitement with its neighbors. Main Street is dedicated solely to local food vendors and crafters demonstrating and selling their handmade crafts which is a special highlight […]

Labor Day Weekend – Parade, Events, Rides, Music, Crafts, Food and Dancing in Canton NC

Labor Day Weekend – Parade, Events, Rides, Music, Crafts, Food and Dancing in Canton NC

Join The Town of Canton as it holds its 104th Labor Day Celebration and hosts the oldest Labor Day celebration parade in the South… A special thank you goes out to Limeade Studio for their fabulous photos.   Thursday September 2nd is the kick-off for a weekend of great fun.  The Canton Recreation Park will host Rides, Food and Craft Vendors, and Entertainment through Monday Sept. 6th. Adding to that on Saturday there will be a Car Show 10:00am – 2:00pm.  And Heritage Crafts at the armory from 10:00am – 4:00 pm. Sunday will be filled with Gospel, as four […]

Street Dances in Waynesville, NC

Street Dances in Waynesville, NC

August 6th, there will be a buzz on the streets of Waynesville, North Carolina. The section of main street in front of the courthouse is closed off, bleachers are placed, and stages are erected. Bands get ready, the dancers warm-up, and Joe Sam Queen tests his microphone. When the street is covered in cornmeal‚Ķ it‚Äôs time for some good old-fashioned square dancing and clogging. Deep in the roots of Southern Appalachian culture and the traditions of our Scots-Irish ancestors is the Round Dance. Understanding the caller‚Äôs instructions is part of the fun and can be challenging to new dancers. Just […]

Folkmoot USA, The State International Festival of North Carolina

Folkmoot USA, The State International Festival of North Carolina

One of the most fascinating cultural events in Western North Carolina is happening July 22 ‚Äì August 1, 2010. According to Top Events USA, Folkmoot USA, The State International Festival of North Carolina, is one of the top festivals to be held in North Carolina each year. Folkmoot is a two-week celebration of the world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. The festival starts July 23rd with the Parade of Nations in Waynesville, NC. This free event starts at North Main Street and ends in front of the Historic Court House on South Main. Later that evening, Waynesville will […]