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Hopscotch Design Festival

Be inspired by people designing the future at this inaugural festival in Raleigh Sept. 3-4, featuring more than 30 speakers and presentations.

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    Take the Blue Ridge Parkway to Milepost 328.3, where kids and families can enjoy apple picking, a butterfly garden, a bee hive and walking trails.

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    Plan a weekend getaway to this Heart of North Carolina city to enjoy wild animals, local barbecue, zip lining, antiquing and a thriving arts community.

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    In the southern corner of our coast, enjoy six sun-drenched beaches on five barrier islands, family fun, golf, fishing, lighthouses and more.

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    As summer turns to fall, the grape harvest begins and wineries statewide host festivals to celebrate tastes from sweet Muscadines to whites to dry reds.

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    "Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.

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    The recently moved and restored 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse in Edenton is the last lighthouse of its kind in the world.
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    Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.

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Family-Friendly Fall Events

Family-Friendly Fall Events

From the Carolina BalloonFest to Tweetsie's Ghost Train, woolly worms to pirates, apples to barbecue, here's our list of fun fall events.

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Fall Music Festivals

Fall Music Festivals

This fall's soundtrack features Hopscotch, Farm Aid and Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, electronic mountain music and coastal jazz.

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Cape Fear Historic Byway

Cape Fear Historic Byway

This 40-minute drive takes you through one of the most scenic urban areas in the nation as it travels beside the tranquil Cape Fear River near the coast.

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