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This Weekend in North Carolina events are pulled from August’s Dates & Events section in Our State magazine.
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Printmaking with Matt Strawn • Morganton • August 6-September 21

Printmaking artist Matthew Strawn will show his etchings, woodcut prints, and watercolors at Morganton City Hall, located in the renovated National Register Garrou-Morganton Full-Fashion Hosiery Mill.

Learn more: (828) 438-5362 or

Snoopy: The Musical • Brevard • August 23-26

Join Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they take the stage in this musical looking back on some of the most memorable Peanuts moments.

Learn more: (828) 884-2587 or

Highlands Village Square Art & Craft Show • Highlands • August 25-26

Browse art and other goods from regional artisans at this two-day show. Folk art, metalwork, carved wood, weaving, and even honey will be on display.

Learn more: (828) 787-2021 or

Farm to Fork Dinner • Burnsville • August 26

Indulge in a multicourse alfresco meal prepared with delicious local ingredients by Biltmore chefs. The event is hosted by TRACTOR, an agricultural nonprofit that strives to spread awareness of local agriculture and increase farm income in the community. Tickets are required.

Learn more: (828) 536-0126 or


Reflections of Elegance: Kenneth Paul Block and the Masters of Fashion Illustration • Graham • August 16-October 20

Original and influential works by the former chief features artist for Women’s Wear Daily will be displayed at the Captain James and Emma Holt White House.

Learn more: (336) 226-4495 or

Big River • Wadesboro • August 24-26

You’ll be swept down the Mississippi River with Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, and friends when the Anson Players perform Mark Twain’s timeless classic at the Ansonia Theatre. Their adventures will come to life on the stage with humor and suspense.

Learn more: (704) 694-4950 or

Personality Festival • Roxboro • August 24-25

Visit uptown Roxboro for this festival chock-full of entertainment from musicians, singers, and dancers. Check out the amusement rides on Main Street or peruse the unique offerings of craft and food vendors.

Learn more: (336) 599-8333 or

Southern Women’s Show • Charlotte • August 24-26 (Our State will be here!)

Hundreds of vendor boutiques will fill the convention center with fashion, jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty products; an event perfect for a ladies’ day out.

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Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival • Cary • August 25-26 (Our State will be here!)

One of the largest juried art fairs in the country, this festival has been a popular downtown event for decades. Dozens of artists will showcase their talents, while food, live music, and kids’ activities will keep little ones entertained.

Learn more: (919) 319-4560 or


Lumina Daze • Wrightsville Beach • August 26

Dance to live music by a variety of bands, including Wilmington Big Band, Dixieland All-Stars, and the Imitations; take part in a silent auction; and enjoy food and drink at this 21st annual celebration of music and community at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort.

Learn more: (910) 256-2569 or

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