When one thinks about the south, a lot of things that pop into one's mind. Fried chicken, biscuits, sweet tea, cicadas, Spanish moss, catfish, moonshine...I could go on for DAYS! Literally. One big staple meal down here is of course, shrimp & grits. It's not for everyone. You either love grits or you haven't had… Continue reading Hold My Wine, Kiss My Ghost Grits
A little more than an hour southeast of Raleigh, NC, travelers will find themselves in Rose Hill, NC. This weekend is the 42nd annual Duplin Winery Grape Stomp. This regional favorite is sold out this year (it's popular, tickets go FAST), so put it on your radar for next year. Saturday, September 8th from 1pm… Continue reading Grape Stomp!
Over in the mountains, close to Asheville, is Hendersonville, NC. This Labor Day weekend, the quaint town will host the 72nd annual Apple Festival. Over 4 days, visitors will enjoy 4 days of fun including one of the most best known Street Fairs in the Carolinas with freshly picked apples, arts & crafts, festival food, and… Continue reading Apple Festival
North Carolina is one of the greatest places to live. You can hop in your car, point it east or west and in roughly a couple of hours find yourself at the beach or in the mountains. This weekend, point your car east. Drive till you hit the ocean, then turn right. Keep driving until… Continue reading Get Figgy With It
A little to the south of our beloved homebase state, is our sister state, South Carolina. They got it goin on this weekend! It's all happenin in Columbia. Have you embraced the craft beer craze that's swept, well, everywhere?! Head to the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden! Sample from over 100 varieties of imported, domestic and… Continue reading It’s all About Columbia
Wrestling, Speedway Race and more! This week, we head to Gaffney, SC. Since 1977, at the peak of Peach season, Gaffney hosts the South Carolina Peach Festival! For a couple of weeks in July people flock to take part in the festivities. Events such as the infamous Mug Bog, Road Race, Pageant, BBQ Cook-off and Downtown events attract… Continue reading Eat a Peach!
Beer! Recipe contest! Singer-song writer contest! Pageant! Food trucks! Live music! Where can ya find all of that?? Lenoir, NC! Throw the kids in the ole family truckster and head out this weekend. The festivities begin Friday at 5:00. Watch the pageant, check out the recipe & singer/song writer contest, then top it all off… Continue reading Blackberry Festival