NC State Mountain Fair – Sept 5-14
Located in Fletcher at the AG Center (near the airport) the Mountain State Fair runs from Sept 5-14. Admission is $8/adult, $4/child 6-12, and $4/senior. If purchasing in advance you can save $2 off each ticket. Tons of rides, games, displays, food, entertainment, farm animals, etc. And don’t forget the pig races! Check out: www.MountainFair.org for all the details.
Historic Morganton Festival – Fri Sept 5, Sat Sept 6
Located in downtown Morganton, this yearly festival offers free entertainment at several stages, food and craft vendors, a wine tasting garden, clowns & magicians for the kids, and more. Fri hours 3-11pm and Sat 9am-10pm. Check out: MorgantonFest.org for times and more info, including a festival map.
Silver Fork Winery – Morganton
Just a short drive from Hidden Lake this new winery always has something going on. Music each weekend from 2-5pm, with Farm to Fork eatery open Sat & Sun offering various salads and sandwiches for purchase. Tasting room open Wed-Fri 12-7 and Sat-Sun 12-6. For more info and an event schedule check out: www.SilverForkWinery.com
South Creek Winery – Nebo
Another nearby winery and vineyard offering Bordeaux style wines. Music on the deck most weekends. Hours are Wed-Sat 11-5, Sun 1-5. Check out their site for more info: www.SouthCreekWinery.com
Belle Nicho Winery – Nebo
Small farmstead winery using French-American hybrids. Their sustainable practices using organically approved products help in the enhancement of their wines. Find them on Facebook.
Railroad Days – Old Fort
On Saturday from 10-4 the town of Old Fort offers its annual Railroad Days event, Vintage cars, vintage trains, muscle cars, model trains, and a pump car will be on display. There will be trackless train for the kiddies along with food vendors. Check out: www.McDowellNC.org and look for the Events Calendar for more details.
Old Timey Fall Festival – Burnsville
On Sept 27 from 10-4 in the Town Square, will be the Old Timey festival with arts, crafts, music, farmers market, classic tractor & car show, and fun for the entire family. More info at: www.YanceyChamber.com