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JOE TENNIS

Whitetop Mountain Maple Festival

MARCH
Sweeten your spring with some
syrup. Start at Highland County,
Virginia, where the Highland Maple Festival on March 11-12 and
March 18-19 (highlandcounty.org)
comes served with arts and crafts,
history tours and, of course, plenty
of pancakes. In Pickens, West Virginia, you'll find another Maple
Syrup Festival on March 18 with
a quilt show and more crafts (pickenswv.com). And, just above the North
Carolina line, attend the Whitetop Mountain Maple Festival
on March 25-26 along U.S. Highway
58 (mtrogersvfd-rs.com) to tour the
maple orchard, hear bluegrass music
and savor some sausage and syrup
in southwest Virginia.
You can also rock in the March
madness of Rock City's Shamrock City, a celebration with all
things turned green. That includes
the waterfall of the iconic attraction at Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Taste Irish food and green beer
on March 11-12 and March 18-19
(seerockcity.com).
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KENNY HOOKER

Dollywood's Festival of Nations in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee,
kicks off on March 18 and runs for
a month to showcase music, dance,
food and art of nations from around
the globe (dollywood.com). Then stay
in town and cuddle up at A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge on
March 21-25 with quilting classes
and seminars (mypigeonforge.com).
Before March slips out like a lamb,
dare to don your dancing shoes at
the Surry Old Time Fiddlers
Convention, a weekend party on
March 31-April 1 with square dancing, folk songs, band contests and
workshops on the campus of Surry
Community College (surryoldtime.
com) in Dobson, North Carolina.

Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention

APRIL
Hungry? Well, come to West Virginia on April 8, and look for the
Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
as dozens of independent chocolatiers-and almost every store, business and restaurant-offer a tasty
chocolate treat in exchange for a
$1 ticket. Here, you can enjoy live
music, face-painting, a 10K Chocolate Chase, bake-off and professional
chef demonstrations (lewisburgchocolatefestival.com). "That festival brings
in thousands of people," says Amy
Mills, owner of the newly opened


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017

Features
Festival Guide 2017
Waterfalls of North Carolina: A Photo Essay
Wytheville Loves Edith
Barry Glick, Garden Guy
Vanishing Landmarks of North Georgia
Cheese!
Departments
From the Editor
Contributors
Mill Creek Stories
Worth a Click
Creature Feature
The Good Walk
Mountain Report
Country Roads
Singing in the Garden
Festivals & Events
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Contributors
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 8
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 12
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 14
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - The Good Walk
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Festival Guide 2017
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 30
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 34
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Waterfalls of North Carolina: A Photo Essay
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 40
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 42
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Wytheville Loves Edith
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 46
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Barry Glick, Garden Guy
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Vanishing Landmarks of North Georgia
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Cheese!
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 57
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Singing in the Garden
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 63
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 64
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Cover3
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Cover4
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