Welcome to our Ramblings feature as we help you explore Lovely Things NC.


Benson Mule Days Festival

Oct 25 – 28, Benson. A Southern tradition for 69 years, this four-day festival is packed full of mule events that celebrate the “beast of burden” and the role of mules in rural farming. Other activities include rodeos, arts and crafts, carnival, vendors, music, dance, and a parade that attracts 20,000 on its own, and more! (Visit NC)

A Weekend in West Jefferson

See how to spend an entire weekend in West Jefferson with things to do, places to eat and more.  (NC Weekend)

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Sept 29 – Nov 18, Huntersville. This event is a cornucopia of sights, sounds, smells, and tastes.  Nearly 1,000 artists that specialize in all types of creative mediums work each Festival day to throw the region’s largest costume party. Check out Our Review of this amazing event


4th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival

October 27 – Raleigh. The grape tour continues… The longest running and largest wine festival in North Carolina returns this fall! (Local Wine Events)

Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival

October 27 – Wilmington. Explore the world of hops, grapes, and grain at the Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival featuring over 100 craft breweries and wineries in one place. (NC Wine)


Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

Friday, October 26- Sunday, October 28. See spinning, knitting, weaving, felting, and much more. The event is located at the WNC Agricultural Center, in Fletcher, NC, across Hwy 280 from the Asheville Regional Airport. (Exit 40 off I-26). Admission will be $5/person per day. $10 pass for 3 days. Youth under 13 yrs. old will be free. (Quilters’ Travel Companion)

 Hurricane Relief Efforts

Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina

The Salvation Army


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