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Variety is the key word to describe the state's Christmas celebrations, which include light festivals, flotillas, and holiday tours of homes. Two of the largest are Asheville's Light Up Your Holidays and Winston-Salem's Tanglewood Festival of Light.
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When citizens want to show off their community or raise funds for a project, they hold a town festival. Over 1,000 festivals are held each year, including Hollerin' (Spivey's Corner), Yam and Ham (Smithfield), and Collard (Ayden).
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 47 Issue 5, May 1997, p1,8-9, il
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The Haw River Festival stresses kindness toward the environment. The three-week festival, with sites near Greensboro, Saxapahaw, and Bynum, teaches people about river lore and ecology, as well as manmade problems that threaten it, like mill dyes.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 15 Issue 21, May 1997, p11,13-14, il Periodical Website
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North Carolina's yearly storytelling festivals attract large crowds who come to enjoy performances by some of the state's most talented voices. Blackburn describes some of them, including the Asheville Tellebration (Asheville); Toe River Festival (Spruce Pine); Catawba Valley Storytelling Festival (Newton); North Carolina Storytelling Guild Festival (Charlotte); North Carolina Storyfest (Greensboro); Wake County Storytelling Festival (Raleigh); Henderson Storytelling Festival (Henderson); Swansboro Festival (Swansboro); Manteo Ghost Story Festival (Manteo); and the Ocrafolk Festival (Ocracoke).
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 6, Nov 2006, p126-128, 130, 132, 134, il, por Periodical Website
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Fiddlers and fiddling have been an integral part of the American South for three centuries. North Carolina is home to many fiddling festivals each year. Litchfield features three of them - Shakori Hills, Mount Airy, and Union Grove, the granddaddy of them all.
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Gourd festivals are becoming increasingly popular in North Carolina and also increasingly beautiful as far as the displays are concerned.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 13 Issue 28, Dec 1945, p8-9, 21, f
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Abernethy reminisces about a local tradition in Stanley, Gaston County called the \"Farmers' Picnic and Old Soldiers Reunion.\" The event's main functions served to honor and remember Confederate soldiers. Its secondary role provided Gaston County residents with a mid-summer social gathering. People arrived by car and train to partake of the festivities which included a parade, music, food, and closed with a baseball game.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 1, June 1943, p14-15, por
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The International Bluegrass Music Association chose Raleigh to host the next three World of Bluegrass confab beginning in 2013. The state is a suitable host for this major bluegrass event considering some of bluegrass' biggest stars came from North Carolina, such as Earl Scruggs and the late Doc Watson. Also notable is that the first president of the International Bluegrass Music Association was Art Menius was a triangle native.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 21, May 2012, p39 Periodical Website
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The 65-year-old Rhododendron Festival on Roan Mountain celebrates the Mountain Rosebay or Purple Laurel, also called Rhododendron. The festival started in 1947 when two communities, Roan Mountain, Tennessee, and Bakersville, North Carolina, explored ways to boost the economy through tourism.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 5 Issue 4, June 2011, p38-40, il, por Periodical Website
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Moogfest is a multi-day music event meant to explore the connection between creativity, sound, and technology. Asheville began hosting the event in 2010. The 2016 Moogfest will be hosted in Durham.
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PickleFest in Durham brings a wealth of sour tastes to the city: Pickled Pepper Sour Beer, Bamboo Pickles, and much more.
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23966
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The author reviews the 2015 American Dance Festival, providing highlights from the year's event.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 30, August 2015, p16-17, il Periodical Website
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Raleigh's public square proved a difficult venue for organizations trying to host private ticketed events. The design was such that a fire and safety hazard would be caused if patrons needed to leave the area quickly. Hopscotch was one such festival that was almost cancelled until the city came up with a design solution that utilized surrounding buildings and alleyways as natural barriers for events.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 36, September 2015, p17, il Periodical Website
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Lake Eden Arts Festival celebrates its 35th year in operation with workshops, performances, exhibitions, and dancing.
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24161
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Merlefest is one of the most popular music festivals in western North Carolina and was created after the death of Eddy Merle Watson in October 1985.
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