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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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    This April music festival in Wilkesboro has hosted artists including The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Steve Martin, Zac Brown Band and more.
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    The Cherohala Skyway blends spectacular mountain views and easy accessibility along 17 miles in the southwestern corner of North Carolina.
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    Each November, the City of the Arts hosts a six-day event featuring contemporary to traditional works of art, artist demonstrations 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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    The Blue Ridge Parkway crosses 17 counties in our mountains, offering hiking, heritage and breathtaking views. Brought to you by Chetola Resort.
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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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