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North Carolina Cotton Festival • Dunn • November 5
Join us for the 18th annual NC Cotton Festival in historic downtown Dunn. Enjoy two stages of local and professional entertainment, including a performance by Blackwater Rhythm & Blues, plus craft and food vendors, the Shriner’s Classic Car Show, and an antique tractor show.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Dunn, mainly on Broad Street, Wilson Avenue, and Edgerton Street. Learn more: (910) 892-3282 or nccottonfestival.com.
Fiddler on the Roof • Franklin • November 4-5
This classic Broadway musical, presented by the Overlook Theatre Company, tells the story of Tevye, a poor dairyman trying to instill traditional Jewish values in his five daughters while living in anti-Semitic czarist Russia.
Learn more: (828) 524-1598 or greatmountainmusic.com.
WNC Pottery Festival • Dillsboro • November 4-5
This annual festival opens Friday with the Clay Olympics, in which potters compete in various events. On Saturday, see the work of more than 40 master potters from 13 states on display.
Learn more: (828) 631-5100 or wncpotteryfestival.com.
Quilt Workshop • Hiddenite • November 5
Learn quilting techniques from one of four classes. Registration fee includes a morning coffee break, lunch, and a visit to Lucas Mansion for the Brushy Mountain Quilters Guild Exhibition.
Learn more: (828) 632-6966, brushymountainquilters, or tripod.com.
Folk Life Festival • Huntersville • November 5
Latta Plantation’s grounds, museum, farm buildings, and house will be open to the public as local craft and folk art vendors sell handmade and homegrown products.
Learn more: (704) 875-2312 or lattaplantation.org.
Assemblaggio! Grande Riserva Blending Trials • Ronda • November 5-6
Hone your winemaking skills in a two-hour educational session led by Raffaldini Vineyards owner and winemaker Jay Raffaldini. Each blend created will be sampled and analyzed to inspire the winery’s new red wine blend.
Learn more: (336) 835-9463 or raffaldini.com.
Statesville Pumpkin Fest • Statesville • November 5
Pumpkin smashing, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, and pumpkin pie eating — plus food, music, arts and crafts, classic cars, and a craft beer garden — make this event fun for everyone.
Learn more: (704) 878-3436 or statesvillepumpkinfest.com.
Shutterbugs Nature Photography Workshop • Chimney Rock • November 6
Photographer Chuck Hill teaches participants how to capture fall foliage, waterfalls, and mountain views in an individualized workshop great for any skill level.
Learn more: (800) 277-9611 or chimneyrockpark.com.
Trinity Artist Series: Tryon Street String Quintet • Statesville • November 6
The Trinity Artist Series seeks to explore God’s beauty through art and music. This month, see the Tryon Street Quintet, a classical group comprising members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. A meet-the-artist reception follows the program.
Learn more: (704) 872-6314 or trinityartistseries.org.
Holly Day Fair • Fayetteville • November 3-6
Now in its 50th year, the largest holiday gift and craft show in eastern North Carolina offers an extensive selection of holiday decorations, handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, toys, and specialty food items.
Learn more: (910) 438-4100 or hollydayfair.com.
Brews & Barrels for Belle • Greensboro • November 4
This beer, wine, and food tasting raises money and awareness for the Belle Raisers Foundation, a charity for cystic fibrosis research and patient care.
Learn more: (336) 423-8585.
GO FAR Family 5K and Fun Run • High Point • November 5
“Go Out for a Run” teaches healthy habits, good character, and goal setting. Run through downtown High Point on a five-kilometer or one-mile course and stay for the food and music.
Learn more: (336) 508-4380 or gofarclub.org.
Kernersville Moravian Church Shopping Spree • Kernersville • November 5
More than 30 vendors will be selling Moravian chicken pies, Moravian stars, baked goods, handmade crafts, cookbooks, and more.
Learn more: (336) 993-3620 or kernersvillemoravian.org.
Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour • Orange County • November 5-6
More than 80 Orange County artists will participate in the 22nd annual open studio tour, a free event where visitors have the opportunity to see artists at work in their studios.
Learn more: (919) 732-5001 or ocagnc.com.
The American Music Jubilee Christmas Show – Opening Weekend • Selma • November 5-December 20
This classic Christmas show at the Rudy Theatre includes music, comedy, and a tribute to veterans.
Learn more: (919) 202-9927 or amjubilee.com.
Old Fashion Day • Albemarle • November 6
This festival at Morrow Mountain State Park features old-fashioned children’s games, storytelling, gold panning, pottery, apple cider pressing, Native American crafts, live music, and more.
Learn more: (704) 982-4402 or ncparks.gov.
Down East Holiday Show • Greenville • November 3-6
Kick off the holiday season with the 14th annual holiday show, featuring more than 180 exhibitors selling gifts and food at the Greenville Convention Center.
Learn more: downeastholidayshow.com.
Coastal Carolina Clay Guild Holiday Show & Sale • Wilmington • November 4-6
The Coastal Carolina Clay Guild’s 10th annual holiday sale at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center kicks off Friday with an artist reception featuring live music by the Tallis Chamber Orchestra.
Learn more: (910) 270-1675 or coastalcarolinaclayguild.org.
“Que” for the Kids • Dudley • November 5
Enjoy eastern North Carolina barbecue, a concert by the Malpass Brothers Band, and fireworks at the Wayne County Fairground to support the KW Methodist Children’s Home.
Learn more: (919) 583-4366 or goldsboroparamount.com.
Holly Days Arts and Crafts Festival • Southport • November 5
Handcrafted items including jewelry, wood crafts, baskets, art, leather goods, floral arrangements, food, and more will be for sale. All proceeds go toward local and international church missions.
Learn more: (910) 457-4365.
NC Pecan Harvest Festival • Whiteville • November 5
Celebrate North Carolina pecans at this festival featuring food, live entertainment, kids’ activities, a pecan-cooking contest, a car and tractor show, an art show, craft demonstrations, and educational exhibits.
Learn more: (910) 770-1991 or ncpecanfestival.com.
Whirligig Festival • Wilson • November 5-6
This downtown Wilson arts festival, inspired by Vollis Simpson’s famous whirligig sculptures, includes craft and food vendors, live music, a kids’ zone, and a cake dive competition.
Learn more: (252) 243-8440 or whirligigfestivalnc.org.
Peace by Piecing Quilt Show • Wilson • November 5-6
See displays of old and new quilts, demonstrations of quilting techniques, craft and food vendors, and the Viewer’s Choice Awards at the Wilson County Agricultural Center.
Learn more: (252) 230-4361.
Donald Sinta Quartet • Oriental • November 6
This internationally renowned, award-winning saxophone quartet plays a variety of works by Dvorak, Schubert, Shostakovich, and modern composers — all from memory.
Learn more: (252) 617-2125 or pamlicomusic.org.