Five Great Ways to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in central North Carolina

Are you looking to get away while staying local for Memorial Day? Check out these featured events. From the mountains to the sea, they have something for everyone.

Garden Jubilee Festival
May 28 & 29 2011
10a -6p
Historic Downtown Hendersonville

If you have a green thumb or want to peruse some great arts and crafts check out this festival nestled in the mountains outside of Asheville. There are lectures and clinics for the garden enthusiast. For those not in the market for garden additions there is plenty to see and activities for the kids while escaping the heat in this cool mountain town.
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Fiddler’s Grove Music Festival
May 27-29 2011
Union Grove, NC

Music fans can spend Memorial Day weekend at the Fiddler’s Grove Contest and Festival. Camping is available onsite at the Fiddler’s Grove grounds in the foothills and the festival prides itself on a low key family atmosphere. Wether you are a fiddling afficianado or novice, relax in Fiddler’s Grove for a foot stomping good time!
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Memorial Day Celebration
May 28 2011
10a – 4p
Bennett Place State Historic Site
Durham, NC

Come experience living history at The Bennett Place. Conveniently located in central NC, this state historic site offers a picnic area, nature trails, and a Visitor’s Center. As part of their Memorial Day festivities, re-enactors representing different periods will be present including the American Revolution, Union and Confederate Civil War, Rough Riders from the Spanish American War, and World Wars I and II.
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White Squirrel Festival 2011
May 28-29, 2011
Brevard, NC

Brevard’s annual white squirrel festival is a jam packed weekend of home town fun. Located outside of Asheville, Brevard offers scenic drives and beautiful mountain forest access. The festival is diverse, filled with local arts & crafts, food, and contests. The weekend kicks off with a parade, and live music will be spread throughout the weekend.
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Americana Weekend at the Beach
May 27-29th 2011
Bald Head Island, NC

Get your good old fashioned summer started off right with an Americana-themed Memorial Day weekend at the beach! Visitors and residents alike will the varied selection of Americana music. Featured artists will delight listeners with bluegrass, folk, jazz, storytelling, and gospel. A great selection of food will be available. Check out the custom yacht show or learn some great marina history! Many local artists will be present. Other events include a ghost walk and a crab crack. This is one unique outer banks festival worth checking out!
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