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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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    From Sparta to Boone, you can hear local musicians play the mountain music that has echoed through Western North Carolina for hundreds of years.

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    If you're looking for adventure, head to Seven Devils, home to the largest tubing park in the East and a 20-cable, year-round zip line course.
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    Visitors can enjoy local beers and wines and diverse dining and nightlife in Winston-Salem, which Livability.com named one of the nation's best downtowns.

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    The Smokies are named for the serene, naturally occurring blue haze that hovers over them. Brought to you by Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
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    See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.

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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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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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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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