Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Almost Summer in North Carolina

Beer, Boats and Barbeque 



Asheville was just named one of the 8 best beer
towns in America!  CNN says "...with 11 breweries yielding the highest per-capita total in the country, it's already building a global rep." 
Asheville is new on the list this year - check all the deets.  With almost 50  beers from those breweries, it's a tasty place to visit.  Make your stay in Asheville responsible and book a night or two at one of the North Carolina Bed & Breakfast and Inns.



USS North Carolina

 Docked in Wilmington, take a tour of a famous battleship, USS North Carolina.  Commissioned for WWII, this ship is celebrating over 50 years of existence, with extensive duty serving our country.  Take a tour and learn all about it.  Get a chance to see the guns fire or even steer the ship.  A great history lesson for the whole family.  Beautiful scenery and lots of fun! Get a chance to add your history to the sea logs.





What's better than North Carolina BBQ??  A Backyard BBQ celebration in a vineyard!!  Visit the vineyards at RayLen in Mocksville at the end of the month and stay for their BBQ celebration.  This free event includes a complimentary wine tasting.  Great food, music, wine - what a way to start the summer. 



Thursday, May 2, 2013

strawberries on a mirror

    It's Strawberry time 

     in North Carolina!

 

 

From the coast to the mountains, spring has come and the strawberries are in - come celebrate with us!
In Wallace, on May 10 and 11th, visit the Carolina Strawberry Festival, complete with the Strawberry Jam - live beach music with BBQ and a carnival- and the 5K run.  Sign up and get the details here. 





American Flag Bluegrass

And we've got the music to go with that.....

The Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver's 33rd annual Blue Grass Festival will take place on May 9, 10, and 11th in Denton, NC.   Three days of wonderful music and good food. Get the schedule and directions here.



quilt



And it's time for the "airing of the quilts."   Macon County presents the Quilt Trail.  These beautiful hand-made quilts are not to be missed.  All the dates and details are here.






There's so much to do from mountains to the coast.  Make sure to book a lovely room at one of the Member Inns at North Carolina Bed & Breakfast and Inns.  You'll have the time of your life!