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Valle Country Fair Valle Crucis (828) 963-4609 Scrapbook 101 Workshop Tarboro (252) 641-0857 Hillbilly Comedy & Variety Show Fundraiser for B.R.O.C. Sparta (336) 372-7284 Old School Sorghum Festival Roseboro (910) 564-5069 Alzheimer’s Walk & Education Fair Washington (252) 927-4754

Lobster Fair Greenville (252) 329-4200 “Communicate” Steaming, signaling, secret codes Wilmington (910) 251-5797 Harvest Day Winston-Salem (336) 721-7317 Cornshucking Frolic Pinnacle (336) 325-2298 Arts & Crafts Festival Oct. 15–16, Lake Lure (828) 287-6113

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Hertford Edenton Raleigh Greenville

Corn Husk Doll & Papermaking Demos Oct. 15–16, Chimney Rock State Park (828) 287-6113 Ghost Tales in the Dark Oct. 15-22, Huntersville (704) 875-2312 Pumpkin Patch Train Rides Oct. 15–16 & 23–24, Durham (919) 220-5429


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Hillbilly Hotrodders Car & Truck Show Denver (828) 428-0915

Wolf Awareness Week Oct. 16–22, Durham (910) 220-5429



Lake Eden Arts Festival Oct. 18–21, Black Mountain (828) 686-8742



Country Buffet & Bazaar Gray’s Creek Woman’s Club event Fayetteville (910) 286-3435


adventures Edenton & Hertford

ip r T y a D John Matthews

Strategically located at the head of Albemarle Sound in Edenton Bay, the charming village of Edenton beckons prettily to strangers. It’s not long before they turn into friends here. Established in 1712, Edenton was North Carolina’s first colonial capital and it has retained the gracious manners of that period. The friends who return enthuse about Edenton’s water views as well as its guided walking tours, which include interiors of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Cupola House (a National Historic Landmark), Chowan County Courthouse, Iredell House and the Barker House (the former home of the organizer of the 1774 Edenton Tea party). Trolley tours are also available that cover a larger area of Edenton’s Historic District. The visitor’s center has an interesting exhibit and walking tour about Harriet Ann Jacobs, a fugitive slave, activist and author. The self-guided tour’s highlights include the former site of a home where Jacobs stayed in hiding for nearly Houses in historic Hertford, seen from US Route 17. seven years and the Chowan County Jail, where her children and family members were imprisoned. While in Edenton, inquire about the 1886 Roanoke River lighthouse under restoration there. At press time, officials were planning to move it this fall. Once it’s stable, visitors will be able to tour it. Not to be outdone, the historic, well-preserved town of Hertford, also on Albemarle Sound, offers equal treasures. It hosts beautiful Victorian and Georgian homes along a winding river road, and boasts the only “S” shaped bridge in the country. The Perquimans Arts League Gallery there offers changing exhibits and original paintings, pottery, baskets, fiber art, note cards and more for purchase. Sports fans will enjoy the museum devoted to Hertford native and baseball Hall of Famer “Catfish” Hunter. Housed within the Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce in Hertford, the museum’s gems include one of Catfish’s New York Yankees paychecks, blowups of Sports illustrated covers, numerous photos — including one of Catfish signing his first contract, newspaper articles, several books and a short video.

—Karen Olson House Learn of other nearby adventures and events:

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Volume 43, No. 10, October 2011