Blue Ridge Country May/June 2020 - BPG 20

Selected '20 Events
Near the Parkway
PLEASE CHECK AHEAD
88th Annual Ramp Festival,
Waynesville, May 2-3.
downtownwaynesville.com.
19th Annual Yadkin Valley Wine
Festival, Elkin, May 16. yvwf.com.
Fiber Weekend, Asheville, May
9-10. southernhighlandguild.org.
"Unto These Hills," Cherokee,
May 30-Aug. 15. visitcherokeenc.
com.
NC Gold Festival, Marion, June
5-6. ncgold.org.
Blue Grass & Old-Time
Fiddlers Convention, Mount
Airy, June 5-6. surryarts.org/
mafiddlersconvention.
Day Out with Thomas at
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock,
June 12-21. blowingrock.com/
calendar/events.
"Horn in the West" outdoor
drama, Boone, June 19-Aug. 20.
exploreboone.com
Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ
& Brews, Bryson City, May 2, 23;
June 19,-Aug. 8. gsmr.com.
Shindig on the Green, Asheville,
July 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1, 15, 22, 29;
Sep. 5. folkheritage.org.
65th Annual Grandfather
Mountain Highland Games,
Linville, July 9-12. gmhg.org.
Southern Highland Guild
Summer Craft Fair, Asheville,
July 16-19. southernhighlandguild.
org
Folkmoot USA, Waynesville, July
18-26. folkmoot.org

MP 305.2 | Rough Ridge Lookout

BY ADOBESTOCK: CHANSAK JOE A.

site campground (MP 232.5)
where you can challenge
your inner rock climber at
the 600-foot granite dome;
hike 18 miles of trails;
and fish 20 miles of trout
streams. Hop back on the
parkway for a short drive to
MP 248, then east on N.C.
18 to land in Wilkesboro.
Tour the Wilkes Heritage
Museum and the Call Family
Distillers to "sample" the
history and tastes of this
unique distillation of spirits.
Wilkesboro also hosts over
75,000 people at Merlefest,
one of the country's largest

music festivals. While in
town, delight in the Merle
Watson Garden of the Senses. Built to honor one of the
most talented flat-picking
and slide guitarists of the
mid-century, the plants
are selected to appeal to
sighted as well as visually
impaired folks.

Doughton Park (MP
238.5-241)
Doughton Park is the
largest managed area
on the parkway. If offers
30 miles of trails and the
historic Brinegar Cabin,
built by Martin Brinegar
around 1880 and lived in
until the 1930s when the

Mt. Mitchell Crafts
Fair, Burnsville, Aug. 7-8.
Yanceychamber.com.
Mayberry Days, Mount Airy, Sep.
21-27. surrayarts.org.
The Fall Color Ramble, Linville,
Oct. 3-11. grandfather.com
108th Annual Cherokee Indian
Fair, Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds,
Oct. 6-10.. visitcherokeenc.com
Southern Highland Guild Fall
Craft Fair, Asheville, Oct. 15-18.
southernhighlandguild.org
Highlands Food and Wine
Festival, Highlands, Nov. 12-15.
highlandsfoodandwine.com

Aster (Aster sp.) 2-5 feet tall with
many small flowers; blue, purple, or
white petals. August-October.
VISITNC.COM

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