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YOur Destination Magazine! Governor Proclaims April NC Beer Month Festival Features Free Tasting, Great Music, Food, And More! Piping, Drumming, and Dancing D-Day in H-Ville Enjoy A Luxury Spa With Treatments Inspired By Cherokee Tradition

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ashboards and Saddlebags the Destination Magazine™ is your guide to finding unique destinations in your own back yard.

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Whether you are a long time resident or new to the area, you’ll find destinations here that will have you saying “I never knew that was there.”

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We are very selective of our marketing partners as well as our editorial content. If we cannot be proud of the content submitted to us we will not put it in Dashboards and Saddlebags Magazine, period. So, if you are looking for new destinations to explore on your own, or ideas for things to do with friends and family you will find something new each month in your destination magazine.

We know we are on to something! Lisa & Andy Jay Publishers Produced by: LLC Sales: Lisa Jay, Steven Shober Contributing Writers: Lisa Jay, Jim Stallard, Project 543, Visit NC, Craig Distl Contributing Photographers:, Bill Russ, Paul Newton, Jim Stallard

CONTENTS Unique Destinations Less Than 200 Miles From Home


Governor Proclaims April NC Beer Month


Festival Features Free Tasting, Great Music, Food, And More!


Challenging Rides and Good Times in Southwest Virginia


Fonta Flora Is Back On The Map 20 Piping, Drumming, and Dancing


D-Day in H-Ville


Enjoy A Luxury Spa With Treatments Inspired By Cherokee Tradition


Come Our For A SCANtastic Good Night


The list of events in this publication is compiled from various sources dates & times are tentative & subject to change. Dashboards and Saddlebags The Destination Magazine™ is published by LLC 369 Dovefield Drive Summerfield, NC 27358 (704) 706-2365 ©2014 All rights reserved. LLC Publisher, Agents & Advertisers do not necessarily condone any activities or advertisement listed in this magazine. The Publisher and its officers, employees, agents, volunteers, and sponsors are not responsible for any loss or damage which might be associated with patronage of any party named in this publication, and is not responsible for any Act of God such as inclement weather, fire, flood, natural or man-made disaster, etc., that are out of the control of the Publisher, which affect the publishing of this magazine.


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Unique Destinations Less Than 200 Miles From Home Hops Around Greensboro Apr 1 – May 1, Greensboro, NC. Visit Greensboro during NC Beer Month, for Hops Around Greensboro. Festivals, brewery visits, city tours, culinary events and other activities are schedule for the entire month of April. April is North Carolina Beer Month Apr 1 – 30, April is North Carolina Beer Month, and we’re celebrating all things beer. Come explore all the unique offerings in one of America’s best states for craft brewing. Check out our site to find all you need to know about festivals, special events, breweries, restaurants, hotels and tour packages all month long. Cheers! AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway Apr 3 – 6, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord Parkway South, Concord, NC. The AutoFair annually attracts more than 100,000 visitors. More than 1,500 collectible vehicles of all makes and models will be available for sale in the car corral that rings the 1.5-mile superspeedway. The AutoFair will also feature a collector car auction. Hook, Line, and Beer - Mountain Trout Fishing Tournament Apr 3 – 6, 565 Aquone Road, Andrews, NC 28901. You’ll have tough duty in Cherokee County this weekend - fishing for trout in the morning and then kicking back next to the fire with a pint of craft beer at Andrews Brewing Company! Kinston’s 1st Annual Beer Weekend Apr 3 – 5, East Gordon Street, Kinston, NC 28501. Three-day event featuring a beer dinner (Chef & the Farmer with Mother Earth Brewing); a downtown Barbecue, Oysters & Beer Bash; Mother Earth Brewing’s Neuse River Brews Cruise; and breakfast on the world’s only full-size replica of a Confederate ironclad. Also, a beer mug/ pint glass exhibit, a program on drinking during the Civil War, the release of Mother Earth Brewing’s Tripel Overhead Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel and other brewery events. 46th Annual Spring Pottery & Glass Festival Apr 4 – 13, Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery, Fleming Road, Creedmoor, NC. Pottery demos-Glass blowing demos-wood turning demos-Kiln openings-Kiln firings-Raku firings- Live music- Plant sales-Adult Eg g Hunt & Raf fles RiverRun International Film Festival Apr 4 – 13, Winston-Salem, NC. One of the country’s fastest-growing regional film festivals. RiverRun annually presents a rich blend of new films by established and emerging film makers, screens a wide variety of feature-length and short films from all genres.


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RiverRun has showcased a wide variety of films, ranging from gritty independents to Hollywood blockbusters. For ticket, schedule and screening location information, go to Deep River Brewing’s Anniversary Apr 4 – 5, 700 W. Main St Suite 102 Clayton NC 27520. Deep River Brewing will be celebrating their one year anniversary with bands, food trucks, special beer releases, and a lot more!! Newport Pig Cooking Contest Apr 4 – 5, Newport Town Park, 200 Howard Boulevard Newport NC 28570. The USA’s Largest Whole Hog BBQ Pig Cookin’ invites you to join us for two days of food, fun and springtime celebrations! Free admission and free parking! World Beer Festival Raleigh Saturday, Apr 5, Moore Square, Raleigh, NC 27601. Find, taste and discover the beer of your dreams! A chance to sample over 200 craft and specialty beers from around the world. Join us for Raleigh’s premiere beer festival! 63rd Annual Stoneybrook Steeplechase Sat, April 5, 8am – 5pm Carolina Horse Park Foundation, 2814 Montrose Road, Raeford, NC 28376. Horse racing plus tailgating, contests, a children’s area, horse exhibits, and activities for the whole family make this an event you won’t want to miss. 704-706-2365


Destinations 10th Annual Tour De Lure Bike Ride Sat, April 5, 9am – 9pm 348 Grace Corpening Drive, Marion, NC 28752. Two rides one for the “hard core” cyclist and a fun ride. The Dewey Hughes Memorial Ride is a challenging one beginning at Marion’s YMCA traveling through rolling farmlands, up Stone Mountain, around Lake Lure, through Chimney Rock and returning to Marion for a total of 67 miles. The Fun Ride begins at the same time and place (same fees), but takes you on an exciting 25 mile course through rolling hillsides and farmlands. Applications available online or at the Corpening YMCA in Marion. Free Spaghetti meal for participants after the ride. VOSCA Spring Herb Festival Sat, April 5, 11am – 5pm 450 Groce Rd, Ronda, NC 28670. Join the vineyards of Swan Creek to taste food prepared with each vineyard’s signature herb that will be paired with a wine from each of vineyard. Each card is good for two-1 ounce food & wine tasting and a 4-inch potted herb from each vineyard. Participating vineyards Dobbins Creek Vineyard, Laurel Gray Vineyard, Raffaldini Vineyards, Shadow Springs Vineyard and Windsor Run Cellars Music at Silver Fork Winery - The Alligators, Classic R&B Saturday, Apr 5, Silver Fork Winery, 5000 Patton Road, Morganton, NC 28655. We are excited to have our friends The Alligators back on the Silver Fork stage and marking our 1 year anniversary!! Fifth Annual Free Community Easter Egg Hunt Wed, April 9, 10am – 2pm 4431 Neck Road Huntersville, N. C. 28078-8342. Children of all ages and their families are invited to take part in hunts for prize eggs, spoon races, balloon tosses, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and living histor y demonstrations. The Community Egg Hunt event is free, but pre-registration is necessary. Details and event registration are available at www.ruralhill. net/EggHuntReg.asp or by calling Rural Hill at (704) 875-3113. 67th Annual Nor th Carolina A zalea Festival Apr 9 – 13, Cit y of Wilmington: Historic District Inquires, Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC. The North Carolina Azalea Festival is proud to once again be selected as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for April by the Southeast Tourism Society! The Festival is a celebration of Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during its five days of entertainment that includes a parade, a 5k/10k fun walk, street fair, circus, concerts, pageantry and all t hat is S out hern! C all (910) 794 - 4650 for more infor mation. Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival Apr 10 – 13, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. Enjoy wine tastings, seminars, cooking classes, winemakers dinner and much more! Grand Tasting event downtown. Bayside Open Bass Tournament Thursday, Apr 10, Bayside Marina & Grill, West Queen Saint Ext, Edenton, NC. Every other Thursday Evening @ 5:30 pm, Bayside will have an open bass tournament. This will go on until


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Destinations October 10th for a classic. Call for details if interested, it will be a great event for those that participant. 7th Annual PirateFest Friday, Apr 11, East Fifth & Evans Street Greenville NC 27858. Celebrating eastern North Carolina rich History, with music, beer & wine garden, children activities, Blackbeard’s Market, swordfights, costume contest , food, roving Pirates, ar t s, kayak rides & more. Handcrafted Beer, Handcrafted Vessels! Friday, Apr 11, 678 W. Main Street Sylva NC 28778. It’s By Nature Gallery will be featuring a collection of handcrafted mugs and steins created by regional artists along with samples of handcrafted beer by Heinzelmännchen and Innovation Brewing. Please Join Us! Prize drawing for a Gift Basket, including items from all three businesses, will be held at the end of evening. Must be present to win! Jammin’ Pig BBQ Music Festival Friday, Apr 11, 421 27th Street Northwest, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. This festival is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) with a grand total payout of $10K up for grabs for competition cook teams. The cook teams will be competing across four categories: Brisket, Pulled Pork, Ribs, Chicken. There will also be live entertainment with headlining music acts set to perform throughout the 3 day festival along with adult & kiddie fair rides & entertainment available as well. First Brewgrass Jam Fri, April 11, 5:30pm – 8:30pm Brushy Mountain Outdoors 107 Plantation Ridge Dr Mooresville 28117. Join us in our parking lot, where we’ll be selling excellent craft beer from some of the area’s best breweries! One lucky attendee will be drawn to win two four-day passes to MerleFest* as well as other great prizes from awesome local businesses! Smoke & Go food truck will be on hand to provide the best BBQ around! So make sure you bring your appetite with you! Food and beer will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. Then the Local Boys (who will once again be playing at MerleFest) take the stage at 6:30 p.m. We’ll close out the night with the prize drawings! bluegrass-jam/ Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off Carolina Beach Saturday, Apr 12, Atlanta Ave & S. Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach NC 28428. Sample savory chowders from the area’s best chefs and vote for your favorite as they face off for the coveted People’s Choice award at one of Carolina Beach’s signature events. In addition to serving up the area’s best chowder, this day-long event includes live music by The Mark Roberts Band and the Kidz Zone which will have face painting and an inflatable house. 15th Annual Assault on the Carolinas and Bike Festival Sat, April 12, 7am – 3pm East Main Street Brevard NC 28712. 100K, 60K, & 40K bike rides


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appealing to riders of all skill levels. Fully stocked rest stops, bathroom facilities, SAG vehicles and lunch. New this year, all rides begin and end in Downtown Brevard! T-shirts, door prizes, vendors, music and a beer tent at the Finish. Come enjoy Brevard and Pisgah Forest for the weekend. 21st Annual Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Loch Norman Highland Games April 12 & 13, 8am – 10pm 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. This Festival has something for everyone, and you don’t have to be Scottish to have a great time. Children’s activities, Genealogy search, Celtic Music during the day and a Saturday night Celtic Jam and Concert, National sanctioned competition in Highland Dancing, Athletics, and Piping and Drumming. 90+ Scottish Clans, Historical Encampment, Climbing Wall, B a t t l e A xe t h r o w in g , r e t ail v e n d o r s , F o o d v e n d o r s a n d m o r e . The Plaid Party at Highland Brewing Company Saturday, Apr 19, Highland Brewing Company, Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC. Join Highland Brewing Company as they celebrate their 20th anniversary at The Plaid Party, featuring four of their “20 Beers for 20 Years.” They’re serving up specialties like the “20th Anniversary Scotch Ale,” “Only NC Lager,” “Kelly’s Kolsch,” and “Vienna-versary Lager.” Doors open at 2pm; Scotch Ale bot tle beer sales star ting at 3pm. Live music in the evening! Continued On Page 30


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Governor Proclaims April NC Beer Month


n recognition of North Carolina’s 100 craft breweries and their positive impact on the state’s economy, Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed April 2014 as “North Carolina Beer Month.” NC Beer Month, co-sponsored by the North Carolina Division of Tourism and the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, encourages residents and travelers alike to explore a wide range of special events, from beer festivals to creative brewery collaborations that showcase the industry’s top-notch products and hospitality.

Among the highlights:

Blowing Rock Beer Retreat: An overnight stay at Blowing Rock Ale House & Inn with dining at the Ale House Restaurant and a class with the Blowing Rock Ale brewery.

Mountain Getaways: Savings of 25 percent on lodging, food and recreation (mountain biking, zip lining, kayaking and more) from a host of businesses in Brevard. And near Sylva, specials on a stay at Sunset Farm Cabins plus a tour of Heinzelmännchen Brewery, two engraved sports mugs and a copy of “Your Gnometown Cookbook.” Brewgaloo and Hickory Hops: Two festivals on the same day, but many miles apart. The first zeroing in on the local — craft beer, food trucks and entertainment. The second featuring broad representation of NC craft beer, with 50 to 60 microbreweries and the Carolinas Championship of Beer. New Releases: A Scotch ale from Highland Brewing in Asheville, kicking off its “20 Beers for 20


Years” anniversary celebration. Also, new releases from Deep River Brewing in Clayton, marking its one-year anniversary; Tripel Overhead Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel at Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston; and a raspberry wheat collaboration from Heinzelmännchen Brewery and Innovation Brewing in Sylva. Nor t h C a r ol i n a’s pr ofi le a s a destination for beer lovers has r isen dramatically in the past decade. North Carolina ranks 10th nationally in number of breweries, with the most of any state east of Texas and south of Pennsylvania, according to 2012 figures from the Brewers Association. The East Coast expansions of Oskar Blues in Brevard (2012), Sierra Nevada in Mills River (2014) and New Belgium in Asheville (2015) compound the interest among beer travelers. Vi sit w w w.NC B eerMont between now and the end of April to t ap i nto celebr at ion s f rom the mountains to the coast. For a map of the state’s brewer ies, c h e c k o u t w w w. NC B e e r. o r g . And for travel planning, head to

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Festival Features Free Tasting, Great Music, Food, And More!


he North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival marches into the crowded 2014 spring festival market May 9 & 10 with a very prestigious award to its credit. The NCBMF was voted Best Festival in North Carolina by Charlotte’s Creative Loafing. The North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival has been dedicated to a stellar line up of bands and breweries. Combine music and brews with the stunning scenery at historic Rural Hill in Huntersville NC, and NCBMF is a can’t miss festival, perfect for the entire family. NEW THIS YEAR: Friday night May 09, NCBMF hosts a special Campers Concert featuring The Reckoning, a Grateful Dead cover band with Rusty Cole and Wes Powers from Sol Driven Train. The Reckoning will perform the Grateful Dead’s Europe ‘72 album in its entirety. Also performing is Hit or Miss, the ever popular acoustic duo of Joel Timmons and Ward Buckheister, also with Sol Driven Train. Joel and Ward will be performing tunes from the Wood Brothers and Avett Brothers.

A family friendly festival, NCBMF will have designated driver and under 21 tickets available. Onsite camping is available by reservation which can be made on

NCBMF is presented by Historic Rural Hill, a non-profit and historic site in Huntersville, NC. All proceeds from NCBMF will go towards the preservation and advancement of Historic Rural Hill and its educational mission.

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on’t miss the Southwest Virginia Trails this Summer! Back of the Dragon is an unforgettable dr iv ing excursion across three mountains at elevations up to 3500 feet. Although the route is available anytime, The Dragon Roars June 13-15 this year. Go to for full information. This trail is part of a larger set of trail loops called Claw of the Dragon, which stretches from Wytheville to Galax to Marion Virginia. Many loops are near major Interstates 77 and 81. These loops range from 62 to 224 miles and feature everything from challenging mountain roads to pastoral farmland. The Southwest Virginia mountains are unparalleled in their beauty, and include famous Whitetop Mountain, one of the highest points in the state. Other attractions in Wytheville include the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner


Theatre, West Wind Winery, Beagle Ridge Herb Farm, and Big Walker Mountain scenic byway with BW Country Store featuring live music Saturday and Sunday May – October. The Marion area is home to the restored Lincoln Theatre, where the nationally syndicated “Song of the Mountains” public TV show is filmed. Hungry Mother State Park features one of the area’s best lakes, while the Museum of the Middle Appalachians i n c l u d e s a Wo o l y M a m m o t h d i spl ay and archeolog ic al site. Galax is one of the major stops along The Crooked Road, featuring old time and bluegrass music at the Rex Theatre and the Old Fiddlers’ Convention in August. Great shopping, dining and lodging choices abound throughout the region.

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or over a century and a half, the rural hamlet of Fonta Flora (first known as Linville) lay snugly at the mouth of the rugged Linville Gorge in Burke County, North Carolina. After the construction of Lake James in the early twentieth century, the hamlet and the name disappeared from the area. Following renewed local interest in the 1960s, perhaps spurred on by the unusual name, much lore was resurrected concerning its great beauty, fertility, racial harmony and mysterious origins. This lost community is where one of the most unique and quaint water’n holes in Western North Carolina draws its name.

Fonta Flora Brewer y integrates the soul of agriculture with the artisanship of zymurgy (the study of Fonta Flora Brewery fermentation) to create a menagerie 317 N Green St of r u st ic a nd s avor y l ibat ion s. Morganton, NC, 28655 Wit h an emph a si s on se a son al flora, Fonta Flora brings English tradition and Belgian inspiration to the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. Fonta Flora utilizes local artists to help conceptualize the notion that fermentation is yet another medium for creating art. This uniquely artisan approach to beer yields a sustainable product filled with culture from our very own community.


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he 21st A n nual Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games is accepting registrations for its individual piping and dr umming, pipe band, and highland dance competitions to be held April 12 & 13, 2014. (Piping, Drumming and Band Competition is Saturday – April 12th only.) Festival goers will be thrilled by the Celtic music and dance performances that highlight the competition weekend. Registration forms and complete event information can be found online at The Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Loch Norman Highland Games offer live traditional and Celtic rock music, over 30 Scottish clans and their representatives, genealogy searches, Piping, Drumming, and Highland Dancing sanctioned competitions, Scottish countr y dancing, massed band performances, professional heavy athletics, and the popular Saturday night Celtic Jam. Attendees can join in for the amateur heavy athletics, long bow competition, battle axe competition, as well as demonstrations, whiskey OUTDOOR DINING seminars, the “Kids’ Zone” with DAILY DRINK FEATURES children’s activ ities, and Rural DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS Hill’s famous historic encampment. CATERING FOR ALL Complete information can be found at OCCASIONS



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h i s ye a r m a rk s t he 70 t h anniversar y of D-day and Hi stor ic L att a Pl a nt at ion will be hosting a reenactment in momentum of the days following the attack. Historic Latta Plantation will be transformed to represent the French countr y side as the allied forces moved through the country. WWII reenactments are always an unforgettable experience to be a part of as Historic Latta Plantation annually hosts similar events. With soldiers storming the grounds by military vehicle and by foot, spectators step back in time and experience history in the making right before there very eyes.

The World War II reenactment is set for Historic Latta Plantation on Saturday May 3rd and Sunday May 4th 2014 from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Historic Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, located within Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Tours of the Latta home are guided, and tours of the grounds are self-guided.

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hen Mandara Spa created a spa in the heart of the ancestral home of the Cherokee in the mountains of North Carolina, it took elements and inspiration from the Cherokee to create a one-of-a-kind fusion between its Balinese treatments and traditional native herbs and healing methods. In partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee, the Mandara Spa is now part of the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in the town of Cherokee on the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This 18,000-square-foot spa features unique face and body treatments that infuse herbs from the Native American medicinal traditions to highlight and celebrate the native heritage of the resort. Exclusive services at Cherokee include the Lavender Healing Repair Project 543 tells the story of Facial and the Juniper Berry and Algae unique spots across North Detox. Lavender and Juniper were key Carolina we hope will become healing herbs used in Native Amerisome of your favorite places. can ceremonies to soothe and restore Why 543? Because that’s the as well as to take away negative number of miles from Manteo, energy and purify the environment. on the coast, to Murphy, in the mountains, and is traditionally Couples also can share the experience considered to be the width of through the Sacred Feather Ritual for our state. The entries in this Two, which includes a bathing ritual project are in no particular in a large hydrotherapy bath. These order, and we’ll add to them combinations of Native American each week. Check in often to culture and Mandara’s time-honored, find inspiration for your next trip, or start planning today at Balinese-inspired treatments bring guests the best in therapeutic luxury.


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ring your smile to Merinos Home Furnishings in Mooresville because we’ll have ours. Our volunteers are excited about seeing you. Kid’s Zone is not just for kids. Check out the photo booth and speed-pitch cage. Other activities promise fun for anyone, any age! Vendors tempt any visitor… so be warned! Make room in the car for your purchases. Corn-hole Competition is open to everyone. It looks easy- but looks are deceiving. Laurie says, “Watch out for the firemen.” This much fun can make a family hungry. Local caterers will be cooking on site. The festive air makes everything taste great! End the evening with the open-air concert by ‘Too Much Sylvia.’ The band plays music through the ages. You may start on your blanket or in your lawn chair but I guarantee: you’ll be up dancing before long. At least the girls will be dancing…

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Destinations Continued From Page 12 Latta Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, Apr 19, Latta Plantation Park, Sample Road, Huntersville, NC. Children ages 1-10 can hunt for toy and candy filled eggs across the plantation grounds. Hunt times will be divided by age group. In between hunts, families can enjoy live children’s music by the carriage barn, get fresh squeezed lemonade from Anna’s Sweet Treats, enjoy children’s crafts, see the plantation house, visit the farm animals, and meet the Easter Bunny on the covered wagon. The cost is $6 per child (one free adult per child, extra adults pay regular site admission) and preregistration is required!

27th Annual Farmville Dogwood Festival Thursday, Apr 24, Town Common Farmville NC 27828. A celebration of fun that offers a wide variety of activities for everyone. The festival consists of amusement rides, musical performances, arts and crafts, vendors and more. Join in the fun for some old-fashioned, family entertainment with an extensive selection of food promising to of fer something to tempt ever y palate. BBQ Capital Cook-Off Thursday, Apr 24, 207 East 3rd Street, Lexington, NC 27292. KCBS Sanctioned barbecue competition featuring teams from across the world. Talk to the competitors, ask them questions and check out the different smokers. Sample wine at the Southern Gateway Wine Festival featuring Davidson County wineries. Other activities include: beer tasting, beer vendors and regional & national bands, plus activities for kids. 12th Annual Hickory Hops Saturday, Apr 26, Hickory, NC. Featuring the hand-crafted beers of 50 to 60 Southeastern microbreweries. We offer plenty for everyone, from inexperienced beer novices to hardened beer fest veterans eager for something unusual. Come see who claims the title o f C ar olina s C ha m pio n ship o f B e e r s an d e njoy t h e live mu sic. Bark in the Park Saturday, Apr 26, Historic Rural Hill, Neck Road, Huntersville, NC. 17th Annual Foothills Merry Go Round Festival Saturday, Apr 26, 850 W Sumter St, Shelby, NC 28150. Enjoy two days of fun, carnival rides, games, and food for the entire family, live entertainers, finishing up the evening with fireworks on Saturday night at Shelby City Park. Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Saturday, Apr 26, Downtown Kannapolis NC 28081. Last year’s festivals included oil painters, jugglers, woodworkers, magicians, jewelry makers, musicians, pottery makers, live painting, writers and metal workers. The festival is open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture and performances.


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Issue 037 April 2014 Dashboards and Saddlebags the Destination Magazine™  
Issue 037 April 2014 Dashboards and Saddlebags the Destination Magazine™  

Dashboards and Saddlebags the Destination Magazine™ is your guide to finding unique destinations in your own back yard. Whether you are a lo...