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A Few Things to Do in NC June 1-4, 2017

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*June 2 and 3 is the Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention in Mount Airy NC.

*Saturday June 3rd, Apex Latino Arts Festival in Apex NC.


*June 3rd is the Carolina Beach Music Festival in Carolina Beach NC

*June 2-4 you can attend the NC Black Bear Festival in Plymouth NC. Check the website for details.

*Saturday June 3rd in Eden NC you can attend the Piedmont Pottery Festival. 

*Saturday June 3rd in Winston Salem NC is Salute! NC Wine Celebration.

*Sunday June 4 is the Family Renaissance Fair.  It is held at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh NC

*Sunday June 4th is Rosé Day at Chatham Street Wine Market in Cary NC.  Here you will find Wine, Lobster and Ice Cream.  A winning combination:-)
Special days you should know about.... National Nailpolish Day is June 1st (I do need a pedicure:-) National Doughnut Day is June 2nd. Drawing Day/Pencil Day is June 3rd. National Cancer Survivors Day is Sunday June 4th.  National Moonshine day is Monday the 5th. YoYo Day is Tuesday the 6th.  Wednesday the 7th is…

A Few Things to do in NC the weekend of May 25-28, 2017

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Here are a few things to do in NC this weekend.  Enjoy:-)
*Saturday May 27 is the Cherokee NC Strawberry Festival.  Yummy:-)

*Saturday May 27 in Wilkesboro NC you can watch a lawnmower race.  They call themselves the Rebels and Rednecks Mower Racing Association. I would love to see that.  There are other dates on the site for upcoming races...What fun:-)

*May 27 is the 17th Annual NC Wine Festival at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons NC



*Saturday May 27 you can attend the 2017 Strawberry Jam Festival in Bryson City NC.


*Saturday May 27 visit Zimmerman Vineyards in Trinity NC for the Sisyphus Saturday.
I have been to Zimmerman Vineyards.  I loved it.  Here is my blog post on the experience... Memories of Zimmerman Vineyard *Sunday May 28th in Fayetteville NC you can attended a Memorial Day Symphonic Salute.

*Sunday May 28th Mutts and Merlot Day at Doyle's Vineyard in Durham NC.
*Freedom Balloon Fest in Fuqua-Varina NC.  You can find the schedule of events here.  Looks like there are event…

Southerns Women's Show 2017 in Raleigh NC

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I had the opportunity to attend the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh NC this year.  I have heard talk about it over the years, but I have never been.  I had a couple of free hours on the weekend of the event and decided to check it out.  If you go, you can find a few local and national celebrities, health related products, makeup, fashion, food, wine and the list goes on and on.  Here is a link that you can check out to decide if you want to attend next year.   Southerns Women's Show  (The dates for next year are already up) The Food... Stony Mountain Vineyards in Albemarle NC.  Here is a quote from their site... "Welcome to Stony Mountain Vineyards - a family-owned boutique winery dedicated to the passion of winemaking. Come have a glass of wine on our deck and share our panoramic view of the Uwharrie Mountains and the lower Yadkin Valley."
Rock of Ages Winery in Hurdle Mills NC.  Here is a quote from their site... "Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience at th…

A Few Things to do in NC this Weekend May 18-21, 2017

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*Thursday May 18th you can attend a Wine Walk for Charity at Lafayette Village in Raleigh NC.
It is from 6-9pm and the charity focus for this walk is SafeChild.   The fee to participate is $10.00

*Friday May 19th you can attend Lions and Tigers and Beer at the Conservators Center in Burlington NC.  You must have a ticket to attend.  Please check the link if you are interested.  

*Friday May 19 through Sunday May 21 you can attend the "Got To Be NC Festival" In Raleigh NC.
Here is a quote from their site...
Join your friends and family for three great days of down-home celebration North Carolina-style at the Got to Be NC Festival at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Gate Admission and Parking are FREE!

*Saturday May 20 you can attend the Durham Blues and Brews Festival in Durham NC. "20 Breweries, unlimited 12 oz pours, 3 great bands. All this for $45.  ($20 for designated drivers.)"



*Saturday, May 20 at USA Baseball in Cary NC you can attendFest in the West. *Satu…

C & C Farm Trail Ride in Louisburg NC

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This time last year Erica gave me a wonderful Mother's Day/Birthday Gift.  She knows I love horses and so she purchased a 2 hour private ride at C & C Farm in Louisburg NC.  Here is what they say on their site... "C&C Farm offers a relaxed, family oriented environment for equine enthusiasts.  We offer riding lessons, trail rides and pasture boarding on our 65 beautiful acres."
 Beautiful horses....
 Erica getting ready for the ride...  Our guides.  They were great.  Very nice people.  We were in good hands...  I like this quote from the site...
"Most of our horses have been raised on the farm since they were born so we have a very close relationship with all of them and their unique personalities"
Alive, well, and smiling after a wonderful ride:-)




 You will never meet a kinder lady then the one in the photo below.  There is no doubt that she loves her horses and all the critters on their farm.  It was a joy to meet her.








































Beautiful farm.  We rode through f…

Lunch at The Fearrington Granary in Pittsboro NC

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Several weeks ago Cindy and I found ourselves on an adventure.  We were at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro NC.  I love that place.  If you go you will find quaint little shops, a bookstore, a spa, several places to eat, and of course the belted cows.
We were visiting  Fearrington Village for the Folk Arts Festival.  After enjoying some of the artsy items and exploring the shops we decided it was time for lunch.  After checking our options we selected The Granary. Here is quote from their website...
"Offering a casual dining setting, The Fearrington Granary serves up lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Whether you’re grabbing dinner with friends or celebrating a special event, make every meal a treat."


  (They have a full bar and of course a wine list:-) Quote from their site....
“The Granary is a neighborhood gathering place,” says Chef Colin Bedford, who designs and updates the menu seasonally. “The Granary’s menu is full of comfort food and Southern classics with English influe…