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May 3, 2016 - May 7, 2016
Bil Lepp is an internationally-known storyteller, author, and recording artist whose style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy. A five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, his outrageous tall-...
Theater & Dance
May 5, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Learn about West Virginia’s wildflowers and birds, geology and natural wonders with dozens of tours led by an array of specialists during the one of a kind opportunity offered by the 55th Annual West Virginia Wildflower. With attendance includin...
May 5, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Concerts & Live Music
May 6, 2016 12:00 AM - midnight
This Fair starts with a Kick-Off Party on Friday, May 6th from 6 to 9 p.m. with musical entertainment. The shops on Market and Cullom Street will be open late and food vendors will be set up in Hoskins-Lane Park.
May 6, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Since the opening of the I-26 West NC Welcome Center in August of 2003, the center has been celebrating National Tourism Week every first Friday of May. This year’s May 6th event, from 10am-2pm, will only outshine our previous years. A time to ...
Festivals & Fairs
May 6, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
The Annual Community School Strawberry Festival is one of the Valley’s most popular and well-known events. This two-day, family-oriented festival is run entirely by Community School parent volunteers, alumni, and school staff. All proceeds benefi...
May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Circa Blue Fest is a three-day bluegrass festival featuring some of the most prominent artists in bluegrass today. This year’s line-up includes: Blue Highway, Trinity River Band, Jim Hurst, Circa Blue, Lonesome Highway among other talent.
May 6, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us at Elachee for the 16th Annual Flights of Fancy spring benefit, a casual party and patio dinner among Elachee friends and supporters to benefit children, nature education and conservation.
Whimsical one of a kind treasures, garden and...
Charity & Fundraisers
May 7, 2016 5:00 AM
Few sights in Western North Carolina are as spectacular as watching the sun rise over Lake Lure. Weather permitting, the Park opens early for Annual Passholders with a tasty continental breakfast and the best seats in the area. Reservations are r...
May 7, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This Fair starts with a Kick-Off Party on Friday, May 6th from 6 to 9 p.m. with musical entertainment. The shops on Market and Cullom Street will be open late and food vendors will be set up in Hoskins-Lane Park. On Saturday, May 7th from 9 a.m. ...
May 7, 2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Explore a special area of Chimney Rock State Park’s old growth forest, otherwise inaccessible to the public, with canopy members over a century old, some likely 200 to 300 years of age. Improve your tree identification skills and see our largest ...
May 7, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
May 7, 2016 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Winefest is your chance to taste Georgia wines, made from locally grown grapes from 20 different wineries, in one location. Activities include food, live music, wine, arts and crafts.
Food & Drink
May 7, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Name: Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival
Number of years: 48
Date of Event: May 7, 2016
Hours: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Admission Fee: $40.00 Adults, Children under 5 are free
Location: Tom’s Cove Park Campground, 8128 Beebe Rd. Ch...
May 7, 2016 1:00 PM
Enjoy a traditional Italian-style afternoon of food and wine as we grill salsicce (sausages), drink wine and play bocce at the winery. This event is hosted by Owner and Winemaker Jay Raffaldini and is sure to be a relaxed and enjoyable Saturday a...
May 8, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Experience the joy and love of Mother’s Day at Raffaldini Vineyards with our Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day Brunch. Feast together over a refreshing buffet-style brunch alongside award-winning Raffaldini Vineyards wines. Every mother who attends the bru...
May 10, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Megan Hicks has a way with words. Add her warm sense of humor and deep respect for anybody who is now or ever was a kid, and you’ve got an award-winning performer who captivates audiences of all ages and walks of life.
Storytelling has taken h...
May 12, 2016 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival-goers, families and food connoisseurs for 25 years. Dine in Historic Downtown Alpharetta at over 50 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and dessert...
May 14, 2016 - May 15, 2016
For years, Boy Scouts of all ages have enjoyed their own special days at Chimney Rock State Park. Our nearly 1,000 acres make an incredible backdrop to a variety of programs that are educational and fun! Scouts will enjoy morning programs and hav...
Education & Learning
May 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society in partnership with the Buncombe County Master Gardeners will hold the annual Spring Fling Plant Sale on May 14 from 10 am to 2 pm. Let the experts help you select the right plant for the right place and hel...
Home & Garden
May 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Learn about George Washington's Ft. Loudoun in historic Winchester, VA., at the site of the original 1758 Fort. The event includes interpreters of the history of the era and gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the history of the frontie...
May 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Springtime in Virginia is stunningly beautiful. It’s the ideal time to savor the countryside of rural Rockbridge County, the charm of historical Lexington and the work of two dozen artists and 11 working art studios on the popular Lexington Rockb...
Art & Exhibitions
May 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
2016 Lebanese Food Festival
Date: May 13-15, 2016
Time: Friday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
RAIN OR SHINE ~ FRE...
May 15, 2016 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ramp eating contest, arts & crafts, Old Time & Bluegrass music, dancing & food!
May 15, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Abingdon Music Experience presents Music on the Lawn. Join us on Sunday afternoons in April and May at The Martha Hotel & Spa for music. These concerts are free and open to the public, come out and enjoy the fresh spring air!
May 16, 2016 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About Assault on Mt. Mitchell
The Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a 102.7-mile self-paced ride, not race, from Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, along the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the summit at Mt. Mitchell State ...
May 17, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Adam Booth’s original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His work, both humorous and touching, is influenced by the rhythms and gestures of generations of diverse West Virginia storyte...
May 20, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Kick-off your spring with the annual “don’t miss” event, the Shenandoah Antiques Expo at the Augusta Expo (I-64, Exit 91) in Fishersville, Va. May 20-22. Heritage Promotions, based in Lynchburg, has staged the twice per year Shenandoah Antiques ...
Fish & Pick is a family-oriented weekend event that combines trout fishing with bluegrass music on the Maury River May 20th though May 22nd at the 600-acre riverside Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista. The weekend festival will be packed with family ...
May 20, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Birthplace of Country Music is proud to present an intimate Friends of 1927 concert experience with esteemed Grammy-nominated performer, recording artist, and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Darrell Scott.
The Friends of 1927 Concert Series i...
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