Events Calendar

Apr
8
Sat
Old Time Plowing & Folkways @ Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Old Time Plowing & Folkways @ Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site | Pisgah Forest | North Carolina | United States

Winter has passed and we are officially re-opening for our 2017 season at the Cradle of Forestry. Take a turn at horse-drawn plowing in the heritage garden, visit with demonstrators, and buy crafts from traditional artisans. You will feel Blue Ridge culture come to life as you step back into the time of the Biltmore Forest School and the Pink Beds community.

May
6
Sat
Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festiva @ Downtown Rutherfordton
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festiva @ Downtown Rutherfordton | Rutherfordton | North Carolina | United States

Stroll downtown Main Street to find one-of-a-kind arts and crafts vendors, exhibits, and interactive booths. Try our local flavor at the food tents and check out the dance presentations, watch RS Central Band perform and enjoy the old fashion dunking booths. Kids will have tons of fun inside “Play Land”, an activity center filled with inflatables, rock climbing, pony rides and more! Live entertainment will feature local bands. Plus mechanical rides, face painting and other activities in front of KidSenses.

Jul
9
Sun
LPC Retro Triathlon & Kid’s Splash ‘N Dash @ Lelia Patterson
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am
LPC Retro Triathlon & Kid's Splash 'N Dash @ Lelia Patterson | Fletcher | North Carolina | United States

The 5th annual Hunter Subaru LPC Throwback Triathlon is the perfect event in which to challenge one’s self, regardless of competition experience or athletic prowess. It features a 200-yard outdoor pool swim, a 17.5 mile bike on quiet country roads, and a rolling 5k run with an on-track finale in which to summon your mighty kick to the tape! The Kid’s Splash N’ Dash, which begins at 10:30, means even budding athletes can participate in the throwback thrills without adults towering overhead!

Oct
21
Sat
Trick or Trail 5-Mile & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint @ Dupont State Forest
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm
Trick or Trail 5-Mile & 1-Mile Spooky Sprint @ Dupont State Forest | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

The only race of its kind in the region, participants will strap on headlamps and light up the night as they duke it out in the dusk. The twists and turns of DuPont’s famous trail system will dare them to push forward, not knowing what bogies and specters might lurk around each corner! The One Mile Spooky Sprint will be Halloween themed, and a great chance for kids and kids-at-heart to break in their costumes a day early, without stressing about time limits, as this event is untimed!