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This Weekend in North Carolina events are pulled from May’s Dates & Events section in Our State magazine.
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Western

Fiddler’s Grove • Union Grove • May 25-27

Musicians and music lovers alike will gather for competitions, workshops, barn dancing, and more at this 95th annual ole time and bluegrass festival.

Learn more: fiddlersgrove.com.

Founders Day Weekend • Valdese • May 26

This celebration brings the town’s oldest traditions back to life through basket weaving, bread baking, grape stomping, and games for the whole family.

Learn more: (828) 879-2129 or townofvaldese.com.

Art in the Park • Blowing Rock • May 26

Take a stroll through downtown while perusing the wares of more than 90 local artists, including handmade pottery, jewelry, blown glass, and paintings.

Learn more: (828) 295-7851 or blowingrock.com.

Garden Jubilee • Hendersonville • May 26-27

Learn gardening tips from regional experts, attend workshops led by specialists, and shop for everything from plants to wind chimes to birdhouses at this annual event.

Learn more: (800) 828-4244 or visithendersonvillenc.org.


Central

North Carolina Wine Festival • Clemmons • May 26

Sip wine, fill up on food, listen to live music, and browse vendors at this 18th annual festival at Tanglewood Park.

Learn more: (919) 882-3733 or ncwinefestival.com.

Mount Airy Old-Time Retreat • Mount Airy • May 27 – June 2

In the week leading up to the Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention, take classes with old-time music masters on the fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, and mandolin; square dancing; and harmony singing at Veterans Memorial Park. Tickets are required.

Learn more: (336) 786-7998 or mountairyoldtime.com.


Eastern

Firemen’s Ball • Ocracoke • May 26

There’s nothing like kicking off Memorial Day weekend with a pig pickin’. Enjoy food, drinks, and music, and take part in a live or silent auction, all to benefit the Ocracoke Fire Department.

Learn more: (252) 928-6711.

 

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