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Racks By The Tracks

JOE TENNIS

Family Fun Day

for 2017 to Nov. 4, and the Galax Old Fiddler's Convention,
held in early August.)
On June 10-11, the 13th annual Blairsville Scottish Festival
& Highland Games in Georgia
features traditional games, music,
dancing and food with a Scottish
flair. You can watch border collies herd sheep and falcons swoop
down on "prey" (706-745-5789).
On June 15-19, the multi-faceted Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival at Ansted, West
Virginia, includes a coal-shoveling
contest, flea market, arts and crafts
(newrivergorgecvb.com).
Blacksburg's Summer Solstice Festival in Virginia on June
17 includes a crafts fair and beach
party (downtownblacksburg.com).
Later, you can relax in lavender
at the Beliveau Estate Winery's
Lavender Festival in Montgomery County, Virginia, on June 25
(540-200-7905).
Workshops, art exhibits, a
crafts bazaar, concerts and food
vendors can all be found at Wytheville, Virginia, during its annual Chautauqua Festival,
June 17-24, along the creek
banks of the Elizabeth Brown Park
(wythevillefestival.org).
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You'll find the Fourth of July Festival & Parade held on July 1 at
Blowing Rock, North Carolina, with
games and music (blowingrock.com).
Or you can pig out at Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee, when the Patriot Festival on July 4 features food, live
music and games, all concluding
with a fireworks display (mypigeonforge.com). You can also go Red,
White & Boom at the Barnet Park
of Spartanburg, South Carolina, on
July 4 or celebrate the holiday in
Dahlonega, Georgia, at the Family
Fun Day on July 4 with a parade,
live music and a watermelon-eating
contest (Dahlonega.org).
Bands hit the stage every afternoon for four days, July 1-4, at the
Catawba Meadows Park of Burke
County, North Carolina for the Red
White and Bluegrass Festival
(redwhiteandbluegrassfestival.com).
You can also celebrate the Fourth
of July at Alderson, West Virginia,
June 29-July 4, with a parade, flea
market, river races, field day, cornhole tournament and fireworks. Or
you can reach for the Mile High
Fourth, July 1-4 at both Banner Elk

and Beech Mountain in North Carolina (milehighfourth.com).
The Greenbrier Classic-with
golf tournaments and concerts-
comes to White Sulphur Springs,
West Virginia, on July 3-9. Then, a
few days later, stop in the nearby
French Goat Restaurant of Lewisburg for the Bastille Day Celebration on July 14; just be sure to bring
your beret! (greenbrierwv.com).
Grandfather
Mountain
Highland Games celebrates Scottish heritage on July 6-9 in North
Carolina (gmhg.org). A week later,
Durbin Days Heritage Festival
features a carnival, bingo, music,
hay-bale throwing and a Fireman's
Parade in tiny Durbin, West Virginia, on July 12-16 (pocahontascounty
wv.com).
You can do the Clayton Crawl
on July 15 in Clayton, Georgia (explorerabun.com). Then hit the lakeside beach of Virginia's Hungry
Mother State Park, near Marion,
for the annual Hungry Mother Arts and Crafts Festival
(hungrymotherfestival.com) on July
21-23. In Georgia, meanwhile, you
can slip into Meeks Park at Blairsville to see a juried show with 65 of
the southeast's best craftsmen and
artists at the Butternut Creek


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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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