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Hickory North Carolina Octoberfest 2017

Hickory Octoberfest 2017

Hickory North Carolina Octoberfest 2017 is a three-day, outdoor festival on the second weekend of October, in Hickory, North Carolina, featuring three stages of non-stop live entertainment ranging from traditional polka to rock & roll, two beer gardens, amusement rides and carnival games, a juried arts and crafts show, and hundreds of food and commercial vendors.

The Hickory Oktoberfest festival started in 1985, and has grown to become one of the premiere festivals in Western North Carolina. This year’s event will be held on October 13 – 15.

For more information visit their website at HickoryOctoberfest.com

Lexington Barbecue Festival 2017

Lexington North Carolina Barbecue Festival 2017

The 34th Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017. In addition to the festival, the City of Lexington and Davidson County has officially declared October as “Barbecue” month.

Events are held throughout the month of October which leads to the grand finale, the Barbecue Festival. Events that are held during the month of October include the Tour de Pig-the annual cycling event benefiting the Mental Health Association in Davidson County. Also included is a golf tournament, fishing tournament, and petanque tournament. All of these events draw talented athletes from across the Southeast. There is also a contest for creative writers, the Pepsi “Pig Tales” writing competition. The event is open to children and adults.

The Festival is held in Uptown Lexington. A ten-block stretch of Main Street is closed to traffic, with banners at either end announcing the Festival with a logo featuring four dancing pigs. Over four hundred exhibitors sell everything from handmade crafts to handmade fudge.

The festival is for people of all ages and includes a special section of rides and games for children, the Barbecue Carnival & Family Area. Other special attractions this year will include an antique car show, the “Hogway Speedway”- Racing Pigs, Bicycle Stunt Show, 50-ton pig themed sand sculpture, Corvette display, “Festival Chop Shop”- Lumberjack Sports show, rock climbing wall.

For more information visit their website at BarbecueFestival.com

Young Boy Honors Veterans

Boy Honors Veterans

A young boy honors veterans after realizing that not every veteran in the cemetery his grandpa was buried had a flag, 11-year-old Preston Sharp then decided to take on odd jobs and solicited donations to buy flags and flowers for every veteran in his grandpa’s cemetery.

Eden Riverfest 2017

2017 Eden Riverfest

Eden RiverFest is a celebration of Eden’s art, history, and river heritage. This annual event takes place in Historic Downtown Eden. The downtown area dates back to 1797.

Come on down September 15 & 16 and enjoy two stages of live music featuring Trial by Fire, a Journey Tribute Band. And On the Border, a Eagles tribute band. There will be lots of great food, over 100 artisans and crafters, interactive activities for the kids, Paul Bunyon Lumberjack Show, a Trick Roper and so much more!!

Visit their website at Exploreedennc.com for more information.

South Charleston Junior High School Football


Back when I attended South Charleston Middle School in West Virginia it was called South Charleston Junior High and had grades 7 through 9. I attended 1972-1975 and played football for them in 1972. Decided that wasn’t for me and started playing mostly baseball and basketball.

This is a group picture of the team. Do you recognize anyone?

This is a picture of me all suited up.

Archdale Bush Hill Festival 2017

Archdale Bush Hill Festival 2017

The Archdale Bush Hill Festival was born in 1986 as the bicentennial celebration of the Quaker settling known as Bush Hill.

The heritage is proud and strong and carries with it a tradition of excellence in all this community has become. The festival explodes with the hopes and dreams of this community – from a chamber of commerce which works passionately to ensure its viability to children laughing and adults devouring homemade ice cream and barbecue. It’s wonderful.

During the festival, some of the events include a Classic Car Show, Bush Hill 5K Run and Walk & Talk and a Big Wheel Race.

For more information visit their website at BushHillFestival.com

Beak Week 2017

Beak Week 2017

Beak Week starts on September 4 and ends on September 9 with tons of activities for everyone. Don’t miss the 4th Annual Beak Week Festival on Saturday, September 9th! This HUGE festival includes live music, food & craft vendors, a professional bbq cook-off, kids’ activities and so much more! The event takes place between 10 am – 6 pm on Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, North Carolina.

For more information on all Beak Week activities visit BeakWeek.org.

Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas with all its might and now people are starting to recover. They could use all the help they can get. Below is a list of agencies that are providing that help, and places that you can also help by donating.







Austin Disaster Relief




Nurses needed for Hurricane Harvey Response

Sign up to Volunteer for Hurricane Harvey relief

More to come as I come across them.
If you know of more you can email me HERE

2017 Hendersonville Apple Festival

2017 Hendersonville Apple Festival

The Hendersonville Apple Festival is held annually over Labor Day Weekend in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The North Carolina Apple Festival has been Western North Carolina’s Premier Family Festival for over 70 years.

From September 1-September 4, 2017 you can enjoy 4 days of fun including one of the most best known Street Fairs in the Carolinas with freshly picked apples, arts & crafts, festival food, and free entertainment at the Historic Courthouse on Hendersonville’s beautiful Main Street.

For more information visit Ncapplefestival.org

2017 Winterville Watermelon Festival

Winterville Watermelon Festival

The legendary Winterville Watermelon Festival is a multi-day event featuring activities the whole family can enjoy. You can hear local and nationally known music acts throughout the event. One of the biggest events of the festival is the Watermelon Parade through town.

The watermelon-eating contest is always a favorite. Festival-goers young and old can enjoy carnival rides and midway games all weekend. In addition, visitors can checkout the flea market and commercial vendors setup through the festival grounds.

Food vendors serve both watermelon treats and classic fair food such as funnel cakes, turkey legs, and corn dogs. The Winterville Watermelon Festival has so much to offer. You don’t want to miss it!

For more information visit Watermelonfest.com


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