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FALL 2019

42nd Annual Woolly Worm FestivalThe Official Woolly Worm Festival of North Carolina


et your Woolly Worms ready for the 42nd Annual Woolly Worm Festival! This unique family festival now awarded the Official Woolly Worm Festival of the State of North Carolina, will include delicious food, over 150 craft vendors, great music all weekend, clog and dance teams, trampoline & inflatable rides, fall foliage and beautiful mountain views. Shop for woolly worm memorabilia, souvenir shirts to items crafted for family heirlooms. There will be something for everyone! Up to 1,000 worm racers vie for the top position and the honor

of having their worm predict the upcoming winter weather at the festival’s famous woolly worm races. The winning worm on Saturday takes home a prize of $1,000 and $500 on Sunday. Please no pets except Woolly Worms of course! The Festival is sponsored by Banner Elk Kiwanis and the Avery County Chamber of Commerce and all proceeds are given back to the community to enhance our schools, children’s programs, and to promote business and tourism in Avery County.

2019 Carolina in the Fall Festival


n September 20th and 21st, in historic downtown Wilkesboro, the Kruger Brothers will host some of North Carolina’s best folk/ roots music bands during the Award Winning Fourth Annual Carolina in the Fall™ Music and Food Festival. They will be joined by a variety of bands from around the world that tip their hats to the rich musical history of Wilkes, the Heart of American Folk Music™.

In its fifth year, Carolina in the Fall™ has become an annual pilgrimage of bluegrass and folk music lovers. In addition to great music, those that attend will be treated to some of North Carolina’s best food as each year trucks from the region will bring their secret recipes to feed the masses and vie for the Carolina in the Fall™ Food Truck Championship trophy. Additionally, local vineyards and regional craft breweries

Cost/Admission: $6.00 for Adults, $4.00 – Children-6-12, Free 5 and under.

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will be onsite to provide a taste of the region’s best beverages. As a lifestyle festival, CITF offers more than just music and food. Other events include the Bobby Martin Songwriting Competition, and The Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run and Ride in support of the American Cancer Society . If you need a little getaway from sitting and listening, Contra and clogging dance classes and Artist Workshops are held both days of the festival. Due to the size of the venues and closeness of the seating, pets are not allowed in any of the music venues. Make plans now to be in Wilkes County, North Carolina on September 20th and 21st to enjoy the

sights and sounds of the season of Carolina in the Fall™. Visit these links to purchase tickets, make your hotel reservations, or if you like to camp (Sewerfest will be open!). Visit this link if you would like to purchase VIP tickets which includes entry to the Carolina Jam™ sessions Saturday evening only from 11 PM til 1 AM at the Yadkin Valley Event CenterYadkin Valley Event Center. Save the date and make the annual pilgrimage to Wilkes, the Heart of American Folk Music™. Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival™. More information: 336-990-0747 or



Find fun things to do in the Mountains! Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina. Fall events and ideas.


Find fun things to do in the Mountains! Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina. Fall events and ideas.