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North Carolina Apple Festival
The fifth annual Lockn' Festival takes place at Arrington, Virginia, Aug. 24-27 at Infinity Downs
Farm. The event, which also features
local crafts, cuisine and beers, will be
headlined this year by the likes of
the Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic and The String Cheese Incident.
(locknfestival.com)
Heritage Day happens at the
Montgomery Museum and Lewis
Miller Art Center on Aug. 26, featuring a pie cook-off, antique tools, art
and more in Christiansburg, Virginia (montgomerymuseum.org).

SEPTEMBER
Want to escape the summer heat on
Labor Day Weekend? Well, head for
Beech Mountain, North Carolina,
for the Mile-High Kite Festival,
where the sky above the mile-high
town comes alive, on Sept. 2-3, with
colorful kites (beechmountain chamber.com). Or simply stuff your wallet
and explore the eclectic Flea Market and Gun Show in Hillsville,
Virginia, Sept. 1-4, just off I-77's Exit
14 at the junction of U.S. 52 and
U.S. 58.
Another holiday-weekend option: The North Carolina Apple
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Mayberry Days

Festival spans four days, Sept. 1-4,
at Hendersonville, featuring picked
apples, arts, crafts and the King
Apple Parade along Main Street
on Labor Day. You can also head to
Pocahontas County, West Virginia,
for the Watoga Art in the Park
(304-799-4087) on Sept. 2-3. Or go
to the Oak Leaf Festival at Oak
Hill, West Virginia, Sept. 1-4, with
vendors, crafts, quilts, live bands
and pageants (oakleaffestival.com).
Get your tickets early to wear
your Scarecrow, Dorothy or Wicked
Witch outfit atop Beech Mountain,
North Carolina, on Sept. 8-10 during Autumn at Oz. This popular
gathering offers a party at the closedbut-not-forgotten Land of Oz theme
park that operated in North Carolina's High Country in the 1970s
(autumnatoz.com, 800-468-5506).
The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is being held on
Sept. 7-9 in downtown Burnsville,
North Carolina, featuring numerous award-winning writers (cmlitfest.org). Nearby, the Historic
Morganton Festival in North
Carolina, Sept. 8-9, features a mile
and a half of arts, crafts and concerts (morgantonfest.org) while the
Catawba RiverFest on Sept. 16
in North Carolina takes place at
Lake James State Park (heritageal-

Hobart Jones

liance.org).
On Sept. 9, you'll find Olde Salem Days along Main Street in Salem, Virginia, with hundreds of arts
and crafts booths plus other exhibitors (oldesalemdays.org).
Straddling the Tennessee-Virginia
border, Bristol's Rhythm & Roots
Reunion on State Street includes
music of all kinds: country, folk,
bluegrass, old-time, Americana and
a little rock (bristolrhythm.com) on
Sept. 15-17. Artists this year include
Love Canon, Mile Twelve and Rodney Crowell.
Same-day decision: The Spirit
of Appalachia Food, Wine &
Art Festival occupies the Hardman Farm State Historic Site on
Sept. 16 (whitecountychamber.org) at
Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia. That
same day in Georgia, look for the
7th annual Blue Ridge Blues &
Barbecue Festival at Blue Ridge.
You can also head to Cedar Bluff,
Virginia, for the Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival, featuring dozens of
crafters and artisans plus a car show
and carriage rides on Sept. 16 (visittazewellcounty.org). Or go catch the
Blowing Rock Music Festival
with a mix of regional bluegrass,
Americana, folk and rock performers (blowingrock.com) on Sept. 16 in
Blowing Rock, North Carolina.


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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
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Festival Guide 2017
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Waterfalls of North Carolina: A Photo Essay
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Wytheville Loves Edith
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Barry Glick, Garden Guy
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Vanishing Landmarks of North Georgia
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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
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Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2017 - Festivals & Events
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