Circus and Fairs

Event Offers Rare Opportunity to Experience the High Point International Home Furnishings Market

Event Offers Rare Opportunity to Experience the High Point International Home Furnishings Market

RALEIGH, NC Oct. 2, 2014 – During a special event, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the High Point International Home Furnishings Market, the largest furniture industry trade show in the world. Normally closed to the public, the 11.5 million square feet of showrooms feature more than 2,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries. The North Carolina Museum of History Associates, in cooperation with the International Market Centers L.P. and Kay and Dave Phillips, invite you to a statewide event at the High Point International Home Furnishings Market on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in High Point. Sign up for an all-day market pass (from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.), a premium parking pass, and lunch provided by String & Splinter Club. […]

Native American Festival Coming to Thomasville, NC

Native American Festival Coming to Thomasville, NC

THOMASVILLE, NC Sept. 30, 2014 – Something brand-spanking new is coming to Thomasville. A Native American Culture Festival featuring traditional dance, music, story-telling, arts and crafts will bring a colorful and fresh vibe to the downtown area on Saturday, November 1. The event—similar to a Powwow—will be held at the Central Recreation Center at 205 East Main Street from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The free event is not just for Native Americans, but is an opportunity for all attendees to experience the richness and beauty of Native American culture. The Native American Culture Festival was planned by the Chair City Multicultural Committee, formed in April, 2013. The committee is chaired by Kenneth Martin and outreaches as CulturalVibe. Martin, the […]

Clemson Athletics to Support Breast Cancer Awareness in October

Clemson Athletics to Support Breast Cancer Awareness in October

CLEMSON, SC Sept. 30, 2014 — Clemson Athletics and head football coach Dabo Swinney’s All In Team Foundation are teaming with Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital System, Coca-Cola and OOBE in support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Beginning today and continuing throughout the month Clemson’s program to promote breast cancer awareness will feature: A custom designed 2014 “Tiger Breast Cancer Awareness Pin” worn by players and coaches during Tiger Walk and by coaches on the sideline during games. Special men’s and women’s pink apparel designed and manufactured by OOBE available in many Clemson outlets. Clemson’s home football game against Louisville on Oct. 11 will feature special Nike gear worn by […]

Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

MORRISVILLE, NC Sept. 24, 2014—The Trusted Choice independent insurance agents of North Carolina are teaming up with both Make-A-Wish chapters in the state to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Through a state-wide sponsorship, Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) will be a key supporter of Walk for Wishes at four community events during October and November. This $15,000 contribution is part of Trusted Choice’s 2014 national commitment of more than $530,000 that helps local chapters throughout the country grant more wishes.   Walk for Wishes is a signature Make-A-Wish program, bringing grassroots fund-raising support to local communities.  The fall schedule in North Carolina kicks off in Wilmington on Sunday, October 12th, […]

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

CAROLINA BEACH, NC Sept. 15, 2014 – This year’s Artist for the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival is Wilmington artist Harriet M. Forbis with her New Orleans Jazz-inspired tuba performer with a glow in his rainbow-cloaked eyes. Harriett states that on a 2010 venture to the Delta City of New Orleans, she came across a unique and sizable performer at Café Du Monde that inspired this wonderfully kaleidescoped rainbow piece entitled “Jazz: The Soul of New Orleans”. Harriet is a former resident of Winston-Salem, NC and relocated to southeast North Carolina three years ago. Harriet worked for the State of North Carolina as a teacher of children with disabilities and as a consultant with the North […]

Tickets Now on Sale for North Carolina’s Largest   Civil War Reenactment

Tickets Now on Sale for North Carolina’s Largest Civil War Reenactment

- 80,000 Fought at Bentonville Battlefield 150 Years Ago March 21-22 – FOUR OAKS, NC Sept. 2, 2014 – Thousands of military living historians from across the country will descend on Bentonville Battlefield March 21-22, 2015, to become Confederate and Union soldiers in the last major battle reenactment in the Civil War’s 150th anniversary commemoration. They will re-create one of the largest battle fought on North Carolina soil. The public is invited to watch all of the action. Nearly 5,000 re-enactors are expected for the two-day event. In addition to the daily battles, the weekend will feature free lectures, 19th century medical displays, period music and dozens of “sutlers,” selling Civil War related wares. Advanced tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity […]

Upcoming North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association Events

Upcoming North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association Events

September is North Carolina Wine and Grape Month MARSHALL, NC August 30, 2014 – As a part of this celebration, the North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association (NCMGA) has several events and educational opportunities planned. On Friday, September 5, 2014, NCMGA will participate in the Grape Day at the North Carolina Farmers Market in Raleigh. During this time, North Carolina Vineyard owners and muscadine experts will be on hand to provide visitors to the Farmers Market samples of muscadines and muscadine products. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of grapes grown throughout North Carolina. There are over 30 different Muscadine grape varietals grown in North Carolina. The North Carolina Mountain State Fair begins on September 5 […]

2014 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2014 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

KANNAPOLIS, NC  August 28, 2014 – On Thursday, October 16, 2014 the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame’s 2014 Induction Ceremony will be held at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC at 7:15pm.   2014 CLASS INDUCTEES: Clay Aiken – Pop Vocalist and 2003 American Idol runner-up, born in Raleigh, NC. Fantasia Barrino- R&B/Pop Vocalist and 2004 American Idol winner, born in High Point, NC. Jimmy Capps – Country/Bluegrass guitarist and part of The Grand Ole Opry Staff Band since 1967. Born in Fayetteville, NC raised in Benson, NC. The Embers – Beach Music Recording Artists known for their top hits ,”I Love Beach Music” & “Far Away Places”. Band formed in 1958 in Raleigh, NC “Little Eva” – […]

Uptown Charlotte Welcomes Race for the Cure® and the Chicago Bears Oct. 4-5, 2014

Uptown Charlotte Welcomes Race for the Cure® and the Chicago Bears Oct. 4-5, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC August 27, 2014 – Fans of Carolina Panthers star running back DeAngelo Williams will be busy in uptown Charlotte the weekend of Oct. 4-5. On Saturday, Williams Warriors, inspired by Williams and his late mother Sandra Hill, will participate in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure®. On Sunday, Oct. 5, attention will shift to Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium as the Panthers and Williams host the Chicago Bears.   DeAngelo Williams has a personal connection to the Komen cause, losing his mother and four aunts, Sandra Hill’s sisters, to breast cancer. The Williams Warriors team has raised over $100,000 for the cause. Williams was honored this year as a Komen Charlotte “Pink Tie Guy” […]

Drag Bingo at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

Drag Bingo at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

CARY, NC August 26, 2014 – Drag Bingo is a fabulous fundraising event that involves the generous participation of volunteers, sponsors, and a multitude of bingo heroes. While this event takes place about seven times a year, this will be the first time Booth Amphitheatre will serve as host venue. Bingo enthusiasts are known to scramble to buy tickets for this event so don’t delay!  If you love a good game of bingo and equally love to be entertained, you will want to be with us on October 11 and watch as the BVD’s (Bingo Verifying Divas) dazzle the crowd with their outrageous costumes, hairstyles and performances centered around the “silly” game of bingo! Proceeds to benefit the Alliance of […]