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11-19

- Fall Festival
at Georgia Mountain
Fairgrounds arrives in Hiawassee
(706-896-4191).

12

- Tie up your dreams and get
hooked at the Smoky Mountain
Fly Fishing Festival at The
Warehouse at Nantahala Brewing
in Bryson City, North Carolina
(greatsmokies.com). Land in Lewisburg,
West Virginia, for Taste of Our
Towns - a foodie-fest serving some
of the greatest Greenbrier County
cuisine (carnegiehall.org). In Virginia,
the Radford Highlanders
Festival makes a long-awaited return
to the Radford University campus with
its mix of highlands games, music, arts
and crafts (540-267-3153).

12-13

- Make it a weekend
in the New River Valley with the
Newbern Arts and Crafts
Festival, just off I-81 Exit 98 in
southwest Virginia, and take a trip to
nearby Bland, Virginia, for the two-day

Bland County Festival of
Leaves (blandcountyva.gov). Also in

Virginia: Old Town Winchester celebrates
Oktoberfest with German music
and dancing (oldtownwinchesterva.com)
while Page County Heritage
Festival includes apple-butter
boiling plus all-day demonstrations of
spinning, crochet, basket-making and
wheel-thrown pottery at Luray, Virginia
(pagecountyheritage.com). You can
also discover the Fall Foliage
Art Show at Waynesboro, Virginia
(svacart.com).
Down in Georgia, savor the
Blairsville Sorghum Festival at Meeks Park with an event that

also runs Oct. 19-20 (706-745-5789).
Georgia Apple Festival comes
to Ellijay, Georgia, with arts and apples
at the Lions Club Fairgrounds and also
makes a return on Oct. 19-20 (georgiaapplefestival.org). North Carolina's
Shelton Vineyards, too, is hosting a
Harvest Festival with crafts and
wine tastings (sheltonvineyards.com).

13

- Whitetop Mountain
Molasses Festival comes up with

crafts, chicken and charming mountain
music at Whitetop, Virginia (276-3883480).

17-19 - Fall Jamboree

August 5 - 10, 2019

84th
ANNUAL

The World's
Oldest and
Largest Old
Fiddlers'
Convention

lands at Windrock Park at Oliver Springs,
Tennessee (windrockpark.com).

18-20 - Go Outside

Festival in Roanoke, Virginia,

combines camping, music and races
(roanokegofest.com). The Iron Will
Celebration at Cumberland Gap,
Tennessee, focuses on iron making
in commemoration of the 200th
anniversary of the iron furnace of Lee
County, Virginia - what is now part
of the Cumberland Gap National
Historical Park (606-246-1075). Visit
Home Craft Days in Big Stone
Gap, Virginia, to witness old-time
music and crafters at Mountain Empire
Community College (homecraftdays.
org), and be brave if you stroll the
woods of the college's Haunted Forest,
a frighteningly fun fundraiser on
campus in October.

"Keeping alive the memories and sentiments of
days gone by and make it possible for people of
today to hear and enjoy the tunes of yesterday"
OLDFIDDLERSCONVENTION.COM

19 - Official Bridge Day

arrives at the 3,030-foot-long New
River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville,
West Virginia. Here, you'll find
daredevils jumping or rappelling
(officialbridgeday.com).

19-20

- Elkton Autumn
Days offers food vendors, arts

and crafts at Elkton, Virginia (540226-5346) in Rockingham County.

Georgia's Gold Rush Days

occupies Dahlonega Square with a nod
to the history of the courthouse town's
1820s-era gold rush while also offering
over 300 art and craft exhibitors
(dahlonega.org). The quirky Woolly
Worm Festival contains a
worm race with a $1,000 grand
prize at Banner Elk, North Carolina
(woollyworm.com).

25-27 - Mountain

Moonshine Festival pours into
downtown Dawsonville, Georgia, with a
moonshine run, parade of race cars and
a swap meet (706-216-5273).

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http://www.OLDFIDDLERSCONVENTION.COM http://www.windrockpark.com http://www.greatsmokies.com http://www.roanokegofest.com http://www.carnegiehall.org http://www.blandcountyva.gov http://stonewallcountry.com http://www.oldtownwinchesterva.com http://www.officialbridgeday.com http://www.pagecountyheritage.com http://www.svacart.com http://www.dahlonega.org http://www.giaapplefestival.org http://www.woollyworm.com http://www.sheltonvineyards.com

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