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North Carolina wine festivals planned

The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival and Blowing Rock’s gathering aren’t North Carolina’s only celebration of wine. Travelers can visit wine festivals across the state throughout the spring. Cary will host the Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 8003 Regency Pkwy. Admission for most adults includes […]

North Carolina wine festivals planned

The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival and Blowing Rock’s gathering aren’t North Carolina’s only celebration of wine. Travelers can visit wine festivals across the state throughout the spring. Cary will host the Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 8003 Regency Pkwy. Admission for most adults includes […]

17th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival slated for May

17th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival slated for May

Spring has sprung and that means wine festival time in the Yadkin Valley wine region. The 17th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival will be held on May 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elkin Municipal Park. “We’re looking forward to the legendary festival-goers that have been coming for 16 years and we’re looking […]

SAVOR Blowing Rock offers education as well as entertainment and flavor

SAVOR Blowing Rock offers education as well as entertainment and flavor

BLOWING ROCK — The town of Blowing Rock has changed its annual festival in order to better serve its citizens as well as the visitors who travel for SAVOR Blowing Rock. Previously called the Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival and held in mid-April, the name of the festival was changed to SAVOR Blowing Rock […]

Calendar of events

Ongoing • 11 a.m. to sunset, Round Peak Vineyard, 765 Round Peak Church Road, Mount Airy, will host Grill Fest each Saturday from May through August. The winery supplies the grills, view and yard games and those visiting supply their own meat and food. This year the vineyard will host disc golf on a new […]

Surry Community welcomes new viticulture instructor

Surry Community welcomes new viticulture instructor

DOBSON — Surry Community College students returned from winter break to find a new face in their viticulture classes. Viticulture instructor Sarah Bowman of Thurmond has gotten off to a fantastic start, bringing a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience. Bowman’s interest in viticulture began while enrolled in a university wine appreciation course. After […]

Ninth Budbreak festival to celebrate NC wines, beers in May

Ninth Budbreak festival to celebrate NC wines, beers in May

Budbreak wine and craft beer festival will be celebrating its ninth annual gathering featuring North Carolina wines in Mount Airy with the 2018 event. The festival has grown in popularity since its inception becoming Mount Airy’s third largest annual event. The event began as a celebration of the growing wine industry in the Yadkin Valley, […]

Calendar of events

Jan. 13 • 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Adagio Vineyards, 139 Benge Drive, Elkin, will host a class to design four custom photo tile coasters. Class includes a glass of wine. Register in advance and bring your own photos. Register at adagiovineyards.com or email Jan at jgw@adagiovineyards.com. • 6:30 p.m., Shelton Vineyards, 286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, […]

Plenty of pet friendly locations in and around Elkin

Plenty of pet friendly locations in and around Elkin

Like traveling with children, pet parents have to be contentious about the establishments they can visit. Although many big cities have stores specifically with pet families in mind, small towns like Elkin and the surrounding area also welcome four-legged family members. “They are such an important part of the family,” said John Cheek, “why leave […]

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