Category Archives: North Carolina

NC: Celebrate Cinco de Barko in Wilson with your Favorite Furry Friend

Wilson, NC Exit 115: Join The Maggie Society on May 5th for Cinco de Barko, a family friendly, dog friendly afternoon of fun, food and music all to support a worthy cause. If you’re an animal lover, grab a tailgating … Continue reading

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NC: Eat Like Pigs at Smithfield’s Ham and Yam Country Festival

Smithfield, NC Exit 95: Downtown Smithfield is the place to be on Saturday, May 5th for the much anticipated 34th annual Ham & Yam Festival,  which occupies several blocks and attracts thousands of people. With pig races, inflatables, vendors, entertainment, … Continue reading

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NC: Ink Art Convention to Honor the Troops

Fayetteville, NC  I95 Southbound Exit 46B,  Northbound Exit 40: It is no coincidence that this unique event is being held in Fayetteville, close to Fort Bragg, one of the largest military bases in the free world. The goal of the All … Continue reading

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NC: Chili, Music & Exercise: Two Days of Fun in Lumberton

Lumberton, NC Exit 20: Rumba on the Lumber 2018, a festival of food, movement, music and the arts, consisting of two days of events in historic downtown Lumberton with over 4000 people in  attendance. Many wonderful annual events will once … Continue reading

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NC: The Fayette Symphony Orchestra’s French Connection Concert

Fayetteville, NC Exit 49: Francophiles and Lafayette enthusiasts, this concert is for you.  On Jan. 11, the Fayetteville Symphony will explore the area’s heritage with the concert “The French Connection.” The first chamber concert of the season at St. John’s … Continue reading

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NC: Heart-warming “A Robeson County Christmas”at Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater

Lumberton, NC Exit 20: The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, in the heart of downtown Lumberton,  presents “A Robeson County Christmas” Show, an annual heart-warming holiday musical revue for the entire family featuring the best regional performers singing and dancing in … Continue reading

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NC: Fayetteville Rolls Back the Clock for “A Dickens Holiday”

Fayetteville, NC Exit 49: The holiday season would not be complete stepping back into the Victorian era in Fayetteville Christmas tradition. Ever wish for a simpler time, when the pace of life wasn’t hectic and families still enjoyed spending evenings together? … Continue reading

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NC: Whirligig Festival for Art in Motion, Touch-a-Truck and a Dive Into a Cake

Wilson, NC Exit 121: The North Carolina Whirligig Festival is a 2-day hometown annual arts and crafts festival features arts of the region, including the giant Whirligigs created by late local artist, Vollis Simpson. Like the whimsical outsider art, the … Continue reading

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NC: Celebrating Cotton and Importantly, the Cotton Farmers

Dunn, NC Exit 73: The 19th annual North Carolina Cotton Festival  takes place in Downtown Dunn on November 4, 2017. This family-fun event draws more than 10,000 people each year and is a celebration of the farmer and in particular … Continue reading

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NC: 10th Annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown

Rocky Mount, NC Exit 138: The 10th Annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown is a professional cooking competition based on KCBS categories (chicken, pork ribs, pork & beef brisket). Awards include Grand Champion, Reserved Grand Champion, and People’s Choice Award. Cash … Continue reading

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