Blog :: 08-2012
There will be a spaghetti fundraiser dinner tonight for Maria Caldwell at Barberville Baptist Church in Waynesville. They will be serving from 4 to 7 pm. Adults $6 and children $3. Maria has been battling cancer.
"¢ Canton will feature the oldest Labor Day celebration in the South, running Friday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 3, at Canton Recreational Park, 77 Penland St. Admission is free.
The festival features a parade, live musical entertainment (bluegrass, beach/shag, country, etc.), heritage day crafters, food vendors, kiddie rides, a bag-toss event, an outdoor movie night and a car show.
The parade, beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 3, is known to be the oldest Labor Day parade in the south. This year marks the parade's 106th year.
The celebration will wind down on Monday, with a live musical performance at 3:30 p.m. by the Hoss Howard Band and special guest Chase Rice at 7 p.m. For a schedule of events and list of sponsors, visit www.cantonnc.com or call 648-2363.
"¢ Smoky Mountain Folk Festival "” Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The shows offer a wide variety of the region's finest traditional performers. Scores of the regions finest fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, and square dancers perform as well as sounds of the dulcimer, harmonica, Native American flute and a carpenters saw can be enjoyed. "¨ The Open Tent Show (5 p.m.) is free. The Main Stage Show (6 to 11 p.m.) is $12 (tickets available at the door) at Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska (children 12 and under are free). Call 452-1688, or visit www.smokymountainfolkfestival.com.
"¢ Maggie Valley Labor Day weekend craft show "” Sept. 1 and 2. Artists and crafters from the Southeast present a variety of handmade crafts and jewelry from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food vendors will be on hand at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. "¨ Admission is free. Call Maggie Valley Craft Shows at 497-9425 or 736-3245
"¢ Waynesville Block Party "”Sept. 1. Dance in the street in downtown Waynesville, with live bands, children's area, eats and treats, shops and restaurants open. The music and party run from 7 to 10 p.m. and Main Street is closed to traffic. There is limited bleacher seating available; bring a chair and dancing shoes.
Admission is free. Call 456-3517, or visit www.downtownwaynesville.com
For more information about Haywood County events, call 800-334-9036 or visitwww.visitncsmokies.com.
Aug 22, 2012 The Mountaineer
"Haywood County has been very good to Ghost Town in the Sky, and we would love to show our appreciation with a day dedicated to family fun and entertainment," Ghost Town's owner Alaska Presley said. "It will be a day filled with crafts, food and entertainment by local musicians, craftsmen and restaurateurs."
Jenny Wood Executive Director of the School Foundation states, "It is our pleasure to be affiliated with Ghost Town in the Sky," said Jenny Wood, executive director of the school foundation. "The School Foundation provides an important function for the community and it always helps to have local businesses participate in fund raising. We thank Ghost Town for their assistance."
For information on the foundation, call Wood at 456-2400.
"We are very excited about our affiliation with the Haywood County School Foundation," said Presley. "The service they provide to the community makes us proud to be partners with them."
Reopened July 4th, Ghost Town in the Sky has received positive feedback from the community. The zip lines and the chairlift are popular and have attracted many visitors. For those who choose the chairlift, there is a tour of the Western Town, the Museum, the shooting gallery and the arcade. Some visitors will also see characters from the Wild West. The zip line has four tree houses and three lines, which span more than 900 feet.
Those interested in becoming a vendor or a performer may call Carolyn Russell at 593-9658 or Becky Phillips at 926-1130.
Aug 22, 2012 The Mountaineer
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